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High Country Birding: Osprey have made a comeback in Summit County (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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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Make your own insect repellant for the High Country (8)

August 1, 2014 — 

Chilled glass of rose in hand, watching the sun drift slowly behind the jagged mountains of the Continental Divide, serenity overcomes you. You’ve found the perfect Rocky Mountain high, when …

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High Country Birding: Flora, fauna abound at Lower Cataract Lake (9)

August 1, 2014 — 

Midsummer in Summit County is nature’s time to shine: Wildflowers are in full bloom, fledglings are leaving their nests and northern migratory birds are passing through on their way south. …

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Book review: ‘Shadow of the Silk Road,’ by Colin Thubron (10)

July 29, 2014 — 

The love of traveling has always paired perfectly with the love of history; indeed, the two are inseparable, for experiencing the vibrant and bustling sites of the world goes hand …

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Woodworker is part of 13th annual Breckenridge Main Street Festival (11)

July 25, 2014 — 

Like the Byrds singing “Turn! Turn! Turn!” such is fine-art woodworker John Koch’s life. You can see and purchase Koch’s works this weekend at the 13th annual Breckenridge Main Street …

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Painter Melinda Nemechek featured at Breckenridge Main Street Festival (12)

July 25, 2014 — 

“Melinda Nemechek was my late mother’s favorite artist,” said Mark Beling, director of the Breckenridge Mountain Art Festivals, addressing a group of fine artists recently. “You’ll always be in my …

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Art on a Whim in Breckenridge hosts artists Zingaro and Llew (13)

July 24, 2014 — 

Vitreous enamel is an ancient art form. The medium dates back thousands of years, but it is rarely seen these days. This weekend, two of the artists chiefly responsible for …

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Jerry Jeff Walker performs at Breckenridge Riverwalk Center (14)

July 9, 2014 — 

There’s a photo on the back of a long-out-of-print Jerry Jeff Walker album that kind of sums it all up. In the picture, Walker is outside an old roadhouse on …

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Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival goes high-tech with new app (15)

July 9, 2014 — 

Think rose is passe? Think again. Pink wine is back and more popular than ever, and it’s going high tech at the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 19, …

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‘Pinocchio: An Americana Folktale’ plays in Keystone this summer (16)

July 9, 2014 — 

Carlo Collodi’s classic Italian tale of the little wooden puppet that wanted to become a real boy comes to life this summer in a musical adaption for the entire family …

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NRO ‘Stunning Strings’ concert in Breckenridge features violin, cello (17)

July 9, 2014 — 

Prepare to be astonished by the “stunning” talent of the National Repertory Orchestra. Led by maestro Carl Topilow, the NRO will present a concert featuring its talented string members. They …

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Warren Miller’s ‘Climb to Glory’ screens at CMC Breckenridge (18)

July 9, 2014 — 

Produced by Warren Miller Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, “Climb to Glory” tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers and how they …

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Celebrating Keystone’s 4th annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour (19)

July 9, 2014 — 

People turned out in droves at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour at Keystone to taste bacon in all its forms, from savory and sizzling appetizers to sweet, delectable desserts. Around …

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Fourth of July kicks off art festival series in Breckenridge (20)

July 9, 2014 — 

This Fourth of July weekend marks the first of three summer Mountain Art Festivals in Breckenridge, the 31st annual Breckenridge July Art Festival, slated for Friday, July 4, through Sunday, …

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