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Mountain Art Festivals lineup includes Summit High grad Ben Stielow (1)

August 30, 2014 — 

Ben “BenJamin” Stielow graduated from Summit High School in 1993 and is now a very successful award-winning metalsmith artist touring the U.S. He is the son of Betty and Tom …

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Breckenridge artist displays batik work at local festival (2)

August 30, 2014 — 

A Breckenridge art show stalwart is back for this Labor Day weekend’s event — the 39th annual Gathering at the Great Divide Mountain Art Festival. Beth Erlund ran the Evergreen …

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High Country Birding: Calliope hummingbird is smallest in North American (3)

August 30, 2014 — 

The largest North American bird, the California condor, isn’t found in Colorado, let alone Summit County. We do have bald eagles and golden eagles, but next to a condor, our …

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Glamping: The art of glamorous camping from swanky tents to solar power (4)

August 29, 2014 — 

If you live in Summit County, your love for the outdoors is a given. You’ve probably bagged more 14ers than you can count, wrestled a black bear and survived a …

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Breckenridge art fest features Oberkirsch husband and wife team (5)

August 29, 2014 — 

Jean and Mark Oberkirsch, a St. Louis, Missouri, husband-and-wife metal-arts team, are again presenting works at the 39th annual Gathering at the Great Divide Art Festival in Breckenridge this Labor …

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Art on a Whim in Breckenridge hosts artist Cynthia Duff for Labor Day (6)

August 29, 2014 — 

Cynthia Duff’s sculpted wooden canvases embody the contemporary side of Colorado. Each piece undulates with a perfect combination of form, color and composition. Hailing from Grand Junction, the artist’s work …

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Fair Vs. Gallery: Many find art show more casual, less intimidating (7)

August 27, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is one of two columns comparing and contrasting the experiences of buying art at a gallery versus buying it from an art fair. For every art festival …

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Fair vs. Gallery: Art galleries offer year-round cultural destination (8)

August 27, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This column is one of two comparing and contrasting the experiences of buying art at a gallery versus buying it from an art fair. Let us present two …

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Breckenridge Backstage Theatre brings ‘Shrek’ to Riverwalk Center (9)

August 27, 2014 — 

The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical” in a two-weekend run, opening Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The show is a song- and dance-filled stage …

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South Park artist, author Linda Nagy receives top book awards (10)

August 26, 2014 — 

On Saturday, Aug. 23, the Colorado Independent Publishers Association held its 20th annual CIPA EVVY awards banquet and ceremony. From 278 books submitted, awards were presented in several categories based …

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For new Breckenridge community center, contractors reduce, reuse, recycle (11)

August 23, 2014 — 

Note: This is the second of two articles about the environmental initiatives incorporated into the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library renovation project. Read the …

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Book review: ‘The Explorer Gene,’ by Tom Cheshire (12)

August 23, 2014 — 

The desire to win and to achieve greatness are universal human traits, and success comes to people in different measures. Some, of course, actively seek adventure, while there are those …

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Artist Gonzales creates USA Pro Challenge Breckenridge stage poster (13)

August 21, 2014 — 

At its core, a bike race is all about movement. It is fast, frenzied and fascinating. The work of artist David V. Gonzales was chosen to represent the Breckenridge and …

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High Country Birding: Osprey have made a comeback in Summit County (14)

August 16, 2014 — 

Twenty percent of Summit County’s 600 square miles is water: High Country lakes, reservoirs, rivers and creeks. Combine this with an abundance of fish and eye-boggling scenery, and it’s easy …

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Breckenridge community center renovation keeps eye on environment (15)

August 16, 2014 — 

Note: This is the first of two articles about the environmental initiatives incorporated into the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center & Summit County South Branch Library renovation project. Look for …

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Book review: ‘Two Coots in a Canoe,’ by David Morine (16)

August 12, 2014 — 

Some friendships are meant to last a lifetime, while others are little more than passing fancies or temporary acquaintances. The person one is in the formative years of college is …

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Meet Your Forest: ‘Fish shocking’ project looks at health of Straight Creek (17)

August 8, 2014 — 

Instead of digging dirt and hauling logs, several Friends of the Dillon Ranger District volunteers found themselves wading knee deep into Straight Creek netting fish from the water. Forest Service …

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Main Street to the Rockies art fest in Frisco features art giveaway (18)

August 7, 2014 — 

Frisco is bringing back the Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival for the eighth time on Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10. The festival artists are juried by …

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Summit Road Trip: Take the high road on a trip to Estes Park (19)

August 6, 2014 — 

There are many ways to drive to Estes Park, but one of the most scenic is definitely the route from Silverthorne. Head north from Interstate 70, past the Gore Range …

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Book review: ‘Cadillac Desert,’ by Marc Reisner (20)

August 2, 2014 — 

Hop in your car on a hot summer day and head steadily west from the Atlantic Ocean, and by about Salina, Kansas, you will experience the unforgettable shift away from …

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