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A proposed housing development at 2 Miners Creek Road in Frisco is drawing strong criticism from neighbors who say the project — which would replace a single family home with four separate townhomes — is inappropriate for a low-density neighborhood. During a planning commission meeting on July 21, a handful of neighbors presented a petition against the project, which is
Published: August 29, 2016
It’s official: Donald Trump has unhinged America’s ruling class elites. For evidence, see the staff editorial in Aug. 20 New York Times — one of the house organs of the Progressive movement.After a paragraph or so of personal attacks on the Republican candidate, the guardians of Leftist orthodoxy huff that after the election, “The toxic effects of Trumpism will have
Published: August 29, 2016
A truck was forced to take the runaway ramp on westbound Interstate 70 Monday afternoon after losing its brakes coming down from the Eisenhower Tunnel. The driver was unharmed, but an axle on his vehicle broke, delaying the process of removing it from the ramp. According to a Colorado State Patrol officer on the scene, the summer months see more
Published: August 29, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series on educators in the Summit School District who are taking on new roles this year. Read the first installment on Frisco Elementary’s new principal here.When Dan Marion graduated from Summit High School in 2008, he hardly expected to find himself back in Summit County eight years later, teaching at a
Published: August 29, 2016
What’s on your kid’s the cafeteria tray?With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. That’s right — school food!In past years, our nation’s schools were used by the USDA as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. It is neither a surprise nor coincidence
Published: August 29, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: ELECTION 2016 JILL STEIN REACHES OUT TO SANDERS’ SUPPORTERS IN COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is reaching out to Bernie Sanders’ supporters in Colorado. During rally Sunday evening at the University of Colorado in Boulder attended by about 150 people, Stein promised to forgive their student loan
Published: August 29, 2016
More sad tidings for all you “law and order” types, particularly you candidates and elected sorts who think shortcuts to order are what law entails.Another court has affirmed what long has been settled: police profiling is unlawful.One twist: In this case, the traffic-stop criterion deemed illegal and pernicious isn’t the color of a person’s skin but of his or her
Published: August 29, 2016
Volunteer with the Breckenridge Film FestThe 2016 Breckenridge Film Festival (BFF) is right around the corner. More than 150 volunteers will make the 2016 festival a success, and the BFF is currently looking to fill its volunteer list. Each shift worked will receive a ticket to a different block of films. Volunteer for three shifts and receive five tickets. The
Published: August 29, 2016
EAGLE — Cynthia Johnson’s criminal record is 40 pages long but won’t grow longer for the next 18 years.Cynthia Denise Johnson, who insisted she was Jacquelyn Murray and up to 18 other fake identities when she was robbing regional banks, copped a guilty plea to felony racketeering charges.District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman sentenced her to 18 years in state prison,
Published: August 28, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on educators in the Summit School District who are taking on new roles.Laura Rupert’s new office at Frisco Elementary School is airy and open, with a high desk and a wooden bookshelf full of books and memorabilia of years’ worth of teaching.When former Frisco Elementary principal Renea Hill announced her retirement
Published: August 28, 2016
Gary DeFrange remembers that spring afternoon in 2009 when he watched the former Ski Train disappear into the Moffat Tunnel for the last time. It was the end of a nearly 70-year run of weekend train service between downtown Denver and Winter Park ski area.He vowed to get that train back.To read the full version of this story, visit The
Published: August 28, 2016
Tucked away in the high alpine valleys of towering, treeless peaks are a number of lakes pooling pristine water from fresh snowmelt. While the lakes remain cold all summer, they are at their warmest temperatures right now, providing not only a turning point for a unique mountain hike, but also a tolerable and refreshing reward for reaching them. “A lot
Published: August 28, 2016
We want the Summit Daily News to be a reflection of the community. And that’s why we need your help.We have a new email address — share@summitdaily.com — that we hope you will use to send us photos, links to videos, funny stories and even news tips. We hope to make more space in our pages for your content. We
Published: August 28, 2016
When I bought land west of Santa Fe in the late 1980s, it felt like home to me even before I physically moved there in 1992. What made it home were the piñon pines, that forest of short, squat trees. But when my wife first came to New Mexico after growing up in the East, she was somewhat taken aback
Published: August 28, 2016
It’s a delicate evening on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Late-day sun bleeds on the canyon walls in a hundred shades of red, rust and gold; visitors crowd the railing at Mather Point and fiddle with cameras. A dozen blocky inner-canyon mountains throw shadows on the ancient rock.Far across the canyon to the northeast, the most prominent peak,
Published: August 28, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: HEALTH HEALTH INSURANCE SHAKE-UP CONTINUES Another Colorado nonprofit health-insurance company is exiting the business. Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans is being sold to insurance giant UnitedHealthcare, based in Minnetonka, Minn., according to an Aug. 3 filing by the companies with the state Division of Insurance. UnitedHealthcare plans to retain the Rocky Mountain
Published: August 28, 2016
“The last 36 hours have been pretty intense.”Welcome to the understatement of the month.Joe Grant woke up in Frisco Thursday morning, got on his bike, pedaled up Argentine Pass, climbed the adjacent fourteeners Grays Peak and Torreys Peak and returned to Georgetown that afternoon. After a bit of food, he got on his bike and started pedaling. Down to Idaho
Published: August 28, 2016
VALEMOUNT, B.C. – With Whistler as the shining example of a thriving mountain resort, British Columbia has signaled a great enthusiasm for new mountain resorts.But is there enough business for them all? More specifically, even as Vail buys Whistler, can the province support a Vale?That’s one question in the wake of last week’s news that the province has approved a
Published: August 27, 2016
On July 17, 2007, Frisco resident Brenda Culhane went to see neurologist Dr. Gary Weiss at his medical practice on Bighorn Road in Vail. She complained of upper extremity weakness, and Weiss recommended an MRI, an EEG and an EMG of her brain and upper extremities. The next month, Weiss had grim news: Culhane had Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an incurable
Published: August 24, 2016
As Summit County’s ski resorts begin to set their gears in motion for another snow season, the White River National Forest has released a draft environmental assessment for a series of new summer projects at Copper Mountain Resort.In February, the Forest Service released notice to about 56 interested community members and organizations announcing that Copper was proposing three new projects.
Published: August 26, 2016
Lake Hill, the largest workforce housing project in Summit County to date, is moving forward. The county will once again seek public input as it takes steps toward a final master plan. Summit County planning director Don Reimer said they anticipated finishing the master plan in late September or early October. The entire process began this spring, after the county
Published: August 25, 2016
And just like that the Rio Olympics are done. It always feels like Olympic season flies by in a blink, and I’m only a spectator. I can hardly imagine how it is for the thousands and thousands of athletes who train their entire lives for one single, fleeting moment on the world’s biggest stage. It must be something like a
Published: August 26, 2016
At the foot of Tenderfoot Mountain between Dillon and Keystone sits a seemingly barren field of sage, rock and dirt. It’s buttressed by the Dillon Cemetery on one side and the Summit County landfill on the other, with little more than brush between the field and the constant rumble of traffic on U.S. Highway 6.For Mike Weaver, that sparse field
Published: August 26, 2016
It’s late Friday morning and I’m at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco, sipping a double shot of espresso, when Dr. Jules Rosen points to the red mark across his right cheek — the one I’d been secretly wondering about since he sat down to talk — and explains that it’s because of the oxygen mask he wears at night.How
Published: August 26, 2016
Daniel James Brown, the author who brought history alive in the bestselling saga, “The Boys In The Boat” — the captivating chronicle of a group of young American rowers who competed in Hitler’s Olympics — has done it again, extracting another episode from history that has floated in and out of our collective, cultural periphery vision, bringing it front and
Published: August 28, 2016
Read on for author Kim Fenske’s guide to high-alipine hiking at Argentine Pass near Keystone.Fifty years ago, my family took me on a trip through Glacier National Park and a loop of Canadian treasures in Alberta and British Columbia. They included Waterton Lakes National Park, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. This summer in Glacier National Park, I wanted
Published: August 28, 2016
Skiing. August.Those two words just electrified me.The resort ski season ended not even three months ago and is soon to start up in just over two, which, for a ski bum like me, is almost perfect. I mean, year-round skiing would be perfect, but sometimes you have to settle for second best. “Still down this weekend to ride that glacier?”
Published: August 28, 2016
First Date - MusicalSilverthorne, Aug. 28 & 306:30 p.m., The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne. Hailed as ‘a winning crowd pleaser delivered with comic verve and charm’ by New York Times, FIRST DATE is a hysterical and helpful new musical about the chances we all take to find the perfect romantic relationship. Salida Brass Concert Dillon, Aug.
Published: August 28, 2016
Paul Peronard isn’t the type of guy you’d expect to work for the EPA. Barrel-chested with thick forearms and a whistle so sharp it can silence a room of 50, he looks more like a guy you’d find swinging a mattock deep in a mine, not topside trying to plug one with concrete. But that’s what he’s been doing for
Published: August 27, 2016
Dear Quandary,With the snow on the mountains this week, I was wondering how close you think we are to winter?Thanks,BobI know, it’s down-right exciting when those first few flakes paint the peaks, but you are going to really have to work on pacing yourself here. Just because we got a little dusting above about 11,000 feet, doesn’t mean you need
Published: August 27, 2016
Frisco town manager Bill Efting announced his retirement on Wednesday, marking the end of a long career of public service in communities across the country. Efting, who became town manager in 2012, will stay on until January 2017. Under his leadership, the town completed the Base Camp/Whole Foods development project, the Peak One Neighborhood and Step Up Main Street, a
Published: August 27, 2016
It was an embarrassment and a point of pride. To be clear, I was proud to be embarrassed. Recently I was sent a recording of a bar show I did in the mid-’80s. It was so bad, it was painful. When I say ‘bad’ I mean loutish, sexist, homophobic and cruel — but, in the warped sensibilities of the time,
Published: August 27, 2016
Jim T. OrrJim T. Orr of West Branch, Michigan passed away on Aug. 23, 2016. He was a Frisco homeowner and an avid Copper Mountain skier since 1985.Survivors include, wife Grace; children, Lynne, Kim (Sonia), Bob (Kim) Orr, Julie (Jerrold) Jenkins and several grandchildren. His former wife Monnie preceded him in death in 1998.The family wishes to extend gratitude to
Published: August 27, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, 1916.Reno, Nev.—George Dugan, who returned recently from his ranch at Hot Creek, tells of a raid by three rabid coyotes at the ranch of L.L. Wattie, 12 miles above Hot Creek. Mrs. Belle Boston, daughter of Mr. and
Published: August 27, 2016
Over the past few years, dry conditions in Summit County, meaning below normal rainfall and/or snowfall, offered history lovers a once-in-a-generation viewing of times past: the railroad town of Dickey. Located just north of Farmers Korner and the Blue River sanitation plant, the faint foundations and the physical bits of life of the once-important coaling and switching station can be
Published: August 27, 2016
MEREDITH, N.H. (AP)— Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stop a U.S. mail boat — and then it ran aground in New Hampshire. The U.S. Mail Boat Sophie C. is the oldest floating post office in the United States. Officials say it ran aground Friday in Lake Winnipesaukee. They say it scraped a rock near
Published: August 27, 2016
In Kathleen Norris’s book of essays on faith, she describes God’s grace like this: One day, sitting in the departure gate of an airport, she watched a young couple with an infant. As the infant looked around, every time its gaze would make contact with a human it would beam with delight. It didn’t matter whether the human was young
Published: August 27, 2016
While the winding mountain highways of the Centennial State have always been an enthusiastic driver’s dream, for those who’ve had the good fortune to afford a high-end performance automobile, even those scenic Colorado canyon roads are starting to get busier by the day.So what’s the owner of a high-horsepower car to do when they want to let loose, in a
Published: August 27, 2016
Brett Dennen headlined the Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone Resort on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event hosted free music throughout the day with Todo Mundo, Mingo Fishtrap and Miner, and Dennen closed out the festival. Local food vendors were lined up along River Run concocting their best harvest recipes in both the sweet and savory categories, with a focus
Published: August 27, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — Take our word for it: You don’t have to dodge cars and semis on U.S. Highway 6 to get from Keystone to Lake Dillon and back again. There’s a recpath for that.Found on the banks of the stunning Snake River, the Snake River Rec Path (aka Keystone recpath) from Keystone to Summit Cove is one of several
Published: August 27, 2016
The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (BBT) and the Summit County Veterans Service Office are partnering to treat local veterans to an evening of theater at the Riverwalk Center. Veterans are offered free tickets for the performance of the play “Hairspray” at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2.“To promote the free services available to veterans located in Summit County, we are proud to
Published: August 27, 2016
“It was 20 years ago ...” — now 40 — the Summit High School Class of 1976 gathered for a reunion.Today, over at Foote’s Rest Sweet Shoppe on Frisco’s redone Main Street, the classmates will get together again, starting at 11 a.m., and going to at least 4 p.m., says the still-around Jackie Skaro McPheeters.You’re all invited to join in
Published: August 27, 2016
The Dillon Ranger District invites you to join your neighbors and friends to enhance our backyard we call the national forest. Volunteers make all the difference in helping with the efforts to clean up and maintain one of the most heavily-used natural areas in the country.Last Wednesday at the Frisco Peninsula trails, the Summit Daily, town of Frisco and Friends
Published: August 27, 2016
Because volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization, the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) feels it is important to recognize their efforts. “We have many dedicated volunteers who have given sacrificially of their time and/or resources, playing an integral role in the creation of the NRO’s long and rich legacy,” said Patrice Lara in a statement, NRO Board president. “They
Published: August 27, 2016
The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and Instagram. Photos will appear instantly at www.ExploreSummit.com and here in the Summit Daily every Friday and Saturday.<p>[scribble data-src=“/event/1464487”]</p>
Published: August 27, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Aug. 27, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Copper Mountain looks to add roller coasterVolunteers create members-only moto trackA Spartan prepares to do battle
Published: August 27, 2016
Cider CircusCopper Mountain, Aug. 276 p.m., Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Circle. The Greatest Cider Show on Earth features artists, entertainers and aerialists bringing a unique element to this craft beverage tasting event. To purchase tickets and register for the race, visit www.cidercircus.com. First Date - MusicalSilverthorne, Aug. 27 & 287:30 p.m. (Aug. 27) & 6:30 p.m. (Aug. 28,
Published: August 27, 2016
Our voting rights and responsibilitiesAs American citizens, we have the cherished right to vote. And, as citizens, we have the imperative duty to be informed about the candidates, issues and events that will impact the future of this republic for our children, grandchildren and all who follow.Thomas Jefferson, one of our visionary Founding Fathers, once wrote, “Whenever the people are
Published: August 26, 2016
Ask Robert Killian how he plans to dominate the Breck Spartan and he’ll hit you with a curveball.“I’m 34 and competing against a bunch of 25-year-olds, so they’ve got the speed and energy to just hammer at course,” he says, and then laughs, the audible equivalent of a shrug. “I rely on the old-man strength.”Another laugh from Killian. It’s two
Published: August 26, 2016
Do you believe there is a land where fairies fly around and leave trails of glitter? Or a place where fairies have little homes and live amongst other forest creatures? Well, step off the Four O’Clock ski run and take a walk through the enchanted forest to find Breckenridge’s own fairy garden. You can start your hike at the base
Published: August 26, 2016
I felt a surge of determination as I headed into the crisp morning light far below Grays and Torreys peaks, the twin 14ers on the eastern edge of Summit County. This was my third attempt — and I was going to summit today. After two tries at this, the rarely used Horseshoe Basin trailhead was starting to look mighty familiar.
Published: August 26, 2016
The Summit Rotary is looking for volunteers to pour beer at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 10. Shifts available include six spots for the 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. shift, and 15 spots for the 2–6 p.m. shift. If you can help out, please contact Kelsey Lyons by email or text at kelseyilyons@gmail.com or (816) 383-1945.
Published: August 26, 2016
When Corey Dinkel arrived back home to Baton Rouge on Friday, Aug. 12, he didn’t know that he had flown into what would soon be a disaster zone. “I got back in town Friday, and then Saturday was kind of a lull, it was before we knew how extensive the damage was going to be,” said Dinkel. “Saturday we were
Published: August 26, 2016
MARIJUANA DENVER — A 15-year-old Colorado boy who helped bring about a law requiring schools to permit a student’s use of medical marijuana has died. The Denver Post reports that Jack Splitt’s mother, Stacey Linn, says the boy struggled with cerebral palsy that caused him debilitating muscle contractions. She says the pain worsened and he died Wednesday. He had just
Published: August 26, 2016
NEW YORK — New York City subway riders are likely to get bugged over a lot of things — but a recent incident was one for the books. The New York Post says a woman trying to sell crickets and worms lost her grip on her odd cargo when she got jostled Wednesday evening on a “D” train. Rider Chris
Published: August 26, 2016
Last weekend I was reading Jeffrey Bergeron’s hilarious expose on celebrity pig stripping. You know, just a typical Biff America column. It took a twist at the end where, decades after the incident, Bergeron expressed regret at not having compassion at the time for the pig he de-pantsed of the underwear it didn’t really want to wear in the first
Published: August 26, 2016
The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and Instagram. Photos will appear instantly at www.ExploreSummit.com and here in the Summit Daily every Friday and Saturday.<p>[scribble data-src=“/event/1464487”]</p>
Published: August 26, 2016
Friday, Aug. 26Meniskus; 9:30 p.m.; Snake River Saloon, Keystone. While Meniskus got their start here in Colorado, they’ve gone on to tour internationally, sharing bills with the likes of The Disco Biscuits, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Dave Matthews Band and The Roots. No cover with dinner.Rastasaurus; 8:30 p.m.; The Barkley Ballroom, Frisco. Rastasaurus was uncovered in the concrete jungles of Denver,
Published: August 26, 2016
Thanks to a change in ownership, Main Street Station has transformed over the last year from half-empty property to a lively marketplace. The prime piece of real estate, located at the south end of Breckenridge’s Main Street and adjacent to the slopes, suffered from the recession and a foreclosure prior to the switch. “I was walking around Main Street Station
Published: August 24, 2016
Representatives of the Summit County Care Clinic and Summit School District met with the Frisco Town Council on Tuesday afternoon to ask for $20,000 in addition to other health care grants awarded by the town. Several weeks ago, the SCCC secured a $100,000 pledge from the town council of Breckenridge to cover the next two years. The clinic is also
Published: August 23, 2016
Phil King eats two breakfasts a day: The first while he packs up his RV, and the second after he’s driven it down the road two dozen miles and found a decent place to camp. Then he laces up his shoes, chugs a pre-workout supplement and runs a marathon. He’s been inching his way across the country like this since
Published: August 23, 2016
Condos are king in Summit County property sales, if this summer’s numbers are any indication. Condominiums in Dillon Valley, a small, more affordable neighborhood tucked between Interstate 70 and Highway 6, has seen average price increases of 36 to 44 percent. “They’re seeing a dramatic increase because they’re some of the last affordable listings,” Summit County Assessor Beverly Breakstone said.
Published: August 23, 2016
On Friday, Aug. 26, the musical comedy, “First Date” opens at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The scene is a busy New York restaurant, where blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial dater Casey. A casual drink quickly turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner when other restaurant patrons transform into the couple’s inner critics. A “First Date” is
Published: August 26, 2016
Dear Eartha,I recently overheard a conversation on edible forests. Can you help explain what these are and the benefits of this system? — Taylor, DillonThank you for your question this week, Taylor. For starters, let’s take a look at what makes up an edible forest.Edible forests, otherwise known as food forests, are based on permaculture design and are intended to
Published: August 26, 2016
A new Italian restaurant, Sauce on the Blue, opened in Silverthorne on Friday, Aug. 19 near the Silverthorne Pavilion. Featuring lunch and dinner, a full bar, and an outdoor dining area right along the Blue River, the restaurant is one of the newest spots in the area where the town of Silverthorne is focusing its downtown revitalization efforts. The menu
Published: August 26, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Aug. 26, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Big Sam’s Funky Nation plays free show at Copper MountainSummit County’s largest affordable housing project moves toward final master planExpect 45 minute delays on State Highway 9 north of Silverthorne
Published: August 26, 2016
Cider CircusCopper Mountain, Aug. 26 & 276 p.m., Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Circle, Copper Mountain. The Greatest Cider Show on Earth features artists, entertainers and aerialists bringing a unique element to this craft beverage tasting event. To purchase tickets and register for the race, visit www.cidercircus.com. First Date - MusicalSilverthorne, Aug. 26-287:30 p.m. (Aug. 26 & 27) &
Published: August 26, 2016
The first time Spencer Tyson pedaled up Kitty Hill in Bailey, it was anything but cute and warm and fuzzy. No, it was more like cruel and hot and agonizing — the definition of false advertising.And then, the 17-year-old senior at Summit High had to do it again. Kitty Hill was just another lap at The Bailey Hundo, a 100-mile
Published: August 25, 2016
SUMMIT DAILY — The term “roller coaster” gets tossed around a lot these days in the mountain-biking world, but not every trail is worthy of the title. Aspen Alley lives up to the name and then some — taking riders on a loopy, whip-fast joy ride through a mix of pine trees and, of course, the must-see aspen groves. The
Published: August 25, 2016
Besides the two years he lived in San Antonio after Hurricane Katrina, “Big Sam” Williams from Big Sam’s Funky Nation has never lived anywhere outside of New Orleans — and doesn’t want to. In his heart, his music and his dance moves, the flavor of the Big Easy seeps from under his skin, through his breath and out through his
Published: August 25, 2016
The peaks got dusted the other day, and it kind of looks like Baldy is getting it as I type on Thursday. This is probably not news to most of you. Lots of folks get all excited when we get those first dustings in late August or early September, when the ski resort marketing departments shift into a higher gear
Published: August 25, 2016
Traffic impacts can be expected northbound and southbound on State Highway 9, Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. A temporary lane will be in place detouring traffic around construction from Mile Point (MP) 130 to 131. Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph through the temporary lanes. These temporary detour lanes are necessary while crews install a wildlife underpass structure,
Published: August 25, 2016
EDWARDS — Charlie Linville wasn’t really looking for peace, but he found it at 22,000 feet, roped to the world’s tallest mountain.He was about to become the first military amputee to summit Mount Everest.Millions of small painful steps led him to this huge step:• After joining the Marines after high school,• After stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan,• After years
Published: August 25, 2016
The Summit Range Association (SRA) is wrapping up their summer events with the Summit County Rimfire Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Rimfire Challenge is an annual event that pits local shooters in a friendly small-caliber rifle competition, while also raising funds for the local nonprofit that operates the Summit County shooting range. Trophies are awarded to the top three
Published: August 25, 2016
The Breckenridge Distillery is hosting a job fair on Monday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Distillery is looking for both kitchen and front of house staff for its new restaurant, opening date to be determined. Service industry experience isn’t necessary; bring a resume. Call (970) 547-9759 for more information.
Published: August 25, 2016
LONDON (AP)— An easyJet flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Belfast has faced an hourlong delay after two crew members got into an epic shouting match. Shocked passengers tweeted about the argument that grew so heated that the two crew members had to be removed from Wednesday’s flight. Dan Lobb, a television presenter on the flight, described the scene as
Published: August 25, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  VIDEO: Z Griff went way outside of his comfort zone this summer, trading sunny snow laps at the Woodward Copper park for something totally new: downhill laps at the Keystone Bike Park, the Barney Flow trail in Breckenridge and the nearby Wellington Bike Park.
Published: August 25, 2016
The 2016 U.S. election for president is now becoming, here in late August, as Alice in Wonderland would say, “curiouser and curiouser!” This is especially true for the Donald Trump campaign, now in its third (!) leadership change in the last two months. The Donald with all his adolescent insults towards women, Hispanics, Muslims, African-Americans, the media, the disabled, prisoners
Published: August 25, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Aug. 25, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Lawsuits filed against doctor accused of misdiagnosing patients with MSNew owners breathe life into Main Street StationCider Circus comes to Copper Mountain
Published: August 25, 2016
The majority of Coloradans depend on the prairie — and don’t even know it. It’s much more than a flat carpet of tumbleweed-infested dirt clods. It’s an economic catalyst. Covering about 40 percent of the state, it impacts mountain towns and underlies the Mile High City. A prairie is an ecosystem or habitat. Here in Colorado, it exists east of
Published: August 24, 2016
Chef Daniel Verati presentation benefits FIRCChef Daniel Verati’s Road Show is coming to Summit County. Join Ideal Weight Centers at the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), 215 W. 4th Street in Silverthorne on Aug. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the chef’s presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for a donation to the
Published: August 24, 2016
Breck approves density transfer to BOECBreckenridge town councilmembers approved a resolution on Tuesday to transfer density to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center that would assist with the nonprofit’s capital improvement project. By the resolution, the town will authorize the use of 3,000 square feet of density for the project, which will help provide workforce housing for BOEC staff.The density would
Published: August 24, 2016
After a successful first year, Cider Circus is back and even bigger this summer. Serving up cider and beer from around 25 breweries, the event will feature free live music, a Friday cheese pairing and aerial arts performances by Fractal Tribe out of Boulder. Headlining the event is Big Sam’s Funky Nation from New Orleans. The festival showcases ciders from
Published: August 24, 2016
Last winter, Summit County received its first taste of junior hockey with the Breckenridge Bucks, the town’s inaugural team in the then-new Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League. The Bucks have since moved on from Breckenridge, but the league and commissioner Mike Gempler decided it was important that Breckenridge retained a team for a second season. The local community showed its
Published: August 24, 2016
If you are in the wine trade, it is the most wonderful day of the year. That day when the harvest season begins. Oh sure, it is filled with back-breaking work, little to no sleep and the stress of making a thousand decisions on the fly. But it is also the season when winemakers get a first look at what
Published: August 24, 2016
Humans have existed on this planet for thousands of years. In order to survive, humans were forced to engage in numerous trial-and-error experiments to determine if the foods around them were nontoxic or, better yet, satisfying and nutritious. This required humans to have a keen body awareness that allowed them to connect their diet with their overall wellbeing. This evolutionary
Published: August 24, 2016
Proposed Breckenridge town code changes address loitering and assemblyDuring a Tuesday, July 23 meeting, Breckenridge town council reviewed proposed amendments to the town code concerning police regulations. The three proposed changes include:1. Loitering — If adopted, it would be unlawful to disrupt a school program, interfere with or endanger schoolchildren, or loiter on school grounds without a legitimate reason for
Published: August 24, 2016
WINTER PARK, Colo. — Winter Park and Amtrak officials are set to release schedules and ticket prices Thursday for a revived ski train. The Denver-owned ski resort and Amtrak have announced that they’re reviving the popular day trips this upcoming ski season. The train ran between Denver and Winter Park every ski season from 1940 to 2009, when then-owner Philip
Published: August 24, 2016
An accident this afternoon resulted in a closed lane of traffic on eastbound Interstate 70. Around 3:56 p.m., an unknown vehicle driving eastbound at mile marker 205 collided with the guardrail, ending up 30 feet off the road, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid said. No injuries were reported, and traffic moving westbound was not blocked.
Published: August 24, 2016
Unlike the rest of the media contestants of the ‘Celebrity Pig Stripping’ event at the Front Range Rodeo, Dashing Dave Dowd and I came, not to participate, but to win. This was evident by our outfits. While the other DJ’s, newsmen, weathermen and women dressed for fashion Dave and I came outfitted to pig strip. We sported old sweat suits,
Published: August 22, 2016
Summit County, it’s time to crown the newest king and queen of the beach — just in time for the first dusting of late-summer snow.This weekend, only a few days after towering Red Peak and Buffalo Mountain were coated in the white stuff, the Silverthorne Recreation Center plays host to the sixth-annual two-on-two King of the Beach and Queen of
Published: August 24, 2016
Snowflakes fell at higher elevations in Summit, and locals had their cameras ready to share the best shots of this winter harbinger.
Published: August 24, 2016
It’s that time again to vote for the Best Of Summit County! We rely on you, who know Summit County best, to vote for the best local businesses and crown this year’s 2016 Best Of Summit!  VOTE NOW! 
Published: July 22, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: MARIJUANA OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE PLATES DON’T JUSTIFY SEARCH, WRITES COURT WICHITA, Kan. — Law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists just for having out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado
Published: August 24, 2016
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family. Dragan Maric, 61, and his 65-year-old wife Dragica had sent invites to their pretend funeral and some 200 people turned up. During the ceremony at a cemetery in the northern village
Published: August 24, 2016
Of all the activities that are enjoyed in the summer in the Vail Valley, camping may be the most idolized and anticipated. The idea of sleeping under the stars, cooking on a campfire and experiencing nature in all its wonder and glory is one that beckons to many visitors and residents. It’s a quintessential mountain experience, one that is discussed
Published: August 24, 2016
The reality of laissez faireRe: Morgan Liddick’s Aug. 23 column, “The natural laws of politics” Aren’t you lucky, Mister Liddick, not to have been born black, or, I assume, not to have a mother who is a drug addict or a father in jail or have been terrified to walk to school and are fortunate enough to have obtained a
Published: August 24, 2016
Nikki LaRochelle is first to admit she occasionally gets lost in the woods.For several years now, the art-school graduate from Colorado State University has been a beast on the Colorado ski mountaineering circuit, winning Arapahoe Basin’s winter rando series in 2015 and taking second at the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse with partner Eva Hagen in 2016. The A-Basin series is
Published: August 23, 2016
It all started in a home garage with two brothers, one bacon recipe and a desire to be the masters of their own fate. When Tender Belly founders Erik and Shannon Duffy each found themselves out of work, the two Iowa natives decided to team up and see if Erik’s bacon recipe would sell. It didn’t take long before Tender
Published: August 23, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Aug. 24, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Phil King runs across the country to promote suicide awarenessDillon Valley condo sales on the riseHogfest makes first showing in Breck
Published: August 24, 2016

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