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Vets plan to summit peak in Memorial Day tribute (1)

April 26, 2015 — 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four military veterans are aiming to summit North America’s tallest mountain on Memorial Day, armed with the names of hundreds of Americans who have died while serving …

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Local Everest climber ‘safe’ amid earthquake devastation (2)

April 26, 2015 — 

KATHMANDU, Nepal — While the death toll of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal climbed above 1,865 across the Himalayan region, the Vail Valley breathed a collective sigh of relief that a …

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Summit Middle School principal Joel Rivera named top middle school principal in Colorado (3)

April 26, 2015 — 

Summit Middle School principal Joel Rivera was recently recognized for outstanding leadership and chosen as the 2015 Colorado Middle Level Principal of the Year.The National Association of Secondary School Principals …

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Summit County high school seniors receive $382K in local scholarships (4)

April 26, 2015 — 

Every year, Summit County’s high school seniors gather with their families, teachers and other school district staff and supporters for one of the community’s most heart-warming events.The students know they’ve …

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The Summit Scholar list: High school student net hundreds of scholarships (5)

April 26, 2015 — 

Congratulations to the Summit County high school seniors who were awarded scholarships at Local Scholarship Night at Summit High School on Monday, April 20.Alpine Bank Hispanic ScholarshipPaloma Sotelo SaenzAmico Winegar …

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Sudan’s pyramids, grand as Egypt’s, go unvisited (6)

April 26, 2015 — 

AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese …

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Back page: China to crackdown on funeral strippers (7)

April 26, 2015 — 

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are launching a campaign to crack down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas, the Ministry …

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Back page: Dog rescued after 13 days under concrete (8)

April 26, 2015 — 

DERBY, Kan. — A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the dog, …

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Today's top five things to do in Summit County (9)

April 26, 2015 — 

Hug Bracelet Breckenridge, April 26 1 p.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Using square and half round wire, learn how to bind (a technique used to join two or …

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Mountain Town News: Now that pot’s legal in Colorado, who’s next? (10)

April 25, 2015 — 

DENVER, Colo. – Monday was the annual holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, and in Denver, arguably the center for the world’s legalization movement, those gathered were observant when 4:20 p.m. arrived.Giant …

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Bob Girvin of Beaver Run Resort bids farewell after 40 years (11)

April 25, 2015 — 

Bob Girvin remembers a brief stint in the 1970s when Aspen owned Breckenridge. And it was a budding developer’s dream.“When Aspen bought the ski area, they only wanted skiing,” Girvin …

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Frisco kicks off summer race series with Run the Rockies half marathon (12)

April 25, 2015 — 

Frisco’s Recreation Department is kicking off its summer race series with the 39th annual Run the Rockies 10K and Half Marathon on Saturday, June 6. The season-starter, a downhill run …

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With legalization, lawyers turn to business of marijuana (13)

April 25, 2015 — 

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit. Marijuana divisions …

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Book reviews of Caldecott, Newberry and Printz award-winning titles (14)

April 25, 2015 — 

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” by Dan Santat“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend,” the 2015 Caldecott winner for children’s literature, is a charming tale about discovering the …

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Shiffrin trains at Loveland (15)

April 25, 2015 — 

Loveland Ski Area’s snow conditions have World Cup/Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin training as a special guest of Loveland Ski Club. Mikaela will be training regularly at Loveland through May on …

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Skico will add 63 acres of gladed terrain at Snowmass (16)

April 25, 2015 — 

The U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a new High Alpine chairlift at Snowmass also grants Aspen Skiing Co. permission to thin trees in six glades geared for skiers and snowboarders …

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As Colorado theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles (17)

April 25, 2015 — 

DENVER — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the …

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Class electrified by ‘Liver-Eating’ Johnson (18)

April 25, 2015 — 

Recently I devoured a short book of nonfiction with a very odd title: “The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-Eating Johnston: Memoirs of a Dyslexic Teacher,” by Tri Robinson. It’s …

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Dispatch from Cliven Bundy’s latest gathering (19)

April 25, 2015 — 

A pleasant breeze flipped the American flags perched in highway guard rails and floated on through the desert hills outside Bunkerville, Nevada. In an ad hoc campsite alongside the road, …

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Leave the Reiling Dredge to its own devices (column) (20)

April 25, 2015 — 

Leigh Girvin wrote an article on NOT restoring the Reiling Dredge. I agree with her. To reiterate, in speaking from a cost vs. benefit basis the cost of saving the …

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