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Mountain Art Festivals kicks off its summer 2016 season this July Fourth weekend in Breckenridge.This show marks the first of three summer Mountain Art Festivals in Breckenridge, with the 33rd Annual July Art Festival at Main Street Station, Saturday through Monday, July 2-4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (closing at 5 on Monday), with free admission.Producing the festivals is
Published: June 30, 2016
It’s one of those lucky years when the calendar conspires to put the Fourth of July on a Monday. That means that once the weekend begins, you have three whole days for summer parties, summer naps and summer barbecues. It may be the best three-day weekend of the entire year, as summer is the most indulgent of the seasons. So
Published: June 30, 2016
The Anthony Van Engelen Rapidweld Pro Lite from Vans is the techiest pair of skate shoes I’ve ever stepped into. Futuristic materials and innovative technology are married with classic style and comfort for a shoe that is not only durable, but also works and looks great. I learned through the Vans website that AVE (as he is known throughout the
Published: June 29, 2016
Our bodies contain millions of proteins. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids and we all have a unique set of proteins derived from our DNA. In addition to their structural role building muscle mass and connective tissue, proteins are responsible for carrying out nearly all the functions in our body, from transporting oxygen to regulating cell
Published: June 30, 2016
The top stories of the day from the June 30, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Breck talks parking problemsTry a new classic cocktail at the HearthstoneKids hold bake sale for friend with leukemia
Published: June 30, 2016
Make your own Earrings with Wild BalanceBreckenridge, June 306 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E Washington Ave. Join Annie Kerr, as she shares simple wire-bending techniques and beading in a variety of styles. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364.Midnight NorthFrisco, June 308:30 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Groove rockers Midnight North now play
Published: June 30, 2016
With one of the busiest holiday weekends quickly approaching, Breckenridge is seeking solutions to the town’s worsening congestion problem.Parking dominated the conversation during Tuesday’s marathon town council work session. Despite months of work by DTJ Design and Nelson\Nygaard consultants, the four-hour discussion was just the beginning of a larger comprehensive transportation plan. Consultants identified parking management (read: pay parking) and
Published: June 29, 2016
Reflection on Independence DayMost people will agree that 2016 must be one of the most unique as well as troubling years in our recent history. It certainly is for me in my eight decades on Earth. Each day brings another undesirable event on some level be it tragedy, political, economic and in some regions, the weather.This is a good time
Published: June 29, 2016
Being sweet can still go a long way.That was the idea of a small group who set up a donation-based bake sale of goodies at Blue River Plaza in Breckenridge on Wednesday afternoon. The handful of children and their mothers did so in the hopes of raising not just money, but also awareness, in tribute to their ailing buddy back
Published: June 29, 2016
The Hearthstone Restaurant has been a staple in the Breckenridge restaurant scene for decades and the building it is housed in has been around for even longer. It was built in the 1880s as a home for Christ Kaiser, an immigrant from Germany who ran a market and butcher shop on Lincoln Street. Photographs of the old building and the
Published: June 29, 2016
Seven years ago, two New York-based music executives, business partners and best friends had what seemed like an outrageous idea at the time — to start the world’s first-ever yoga retreat combined with a music and arts festival. “It was seen as a little bit wacky,” said Wanderlust Festival co-founder Sean Hoess, looking back on the festival’s origins. “People were
Published: June 29, 2016
WILDFIRE WALDEN, Colo. — Thick forest and beetle-killed trees are helping fuel a wildfire burning near the Colorado-Wyoming border. The Beaver Creek Fire, which started June 19 northwest of Walden, Colorado, has spread to about 18 square miles as of Wednesday. It’s crossed into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness and U.S. Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos told Steamboat Today that could
Published: June 29, 2016
Leave fireworks to the expertsAs Fourth of July and the annual excitement of the Independence holiday arrives, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the area’s three fire departments are reminding residents and visitors to leave the fireworks to the experts.Wildfire danger within the region is creeping back up to the upper levels as summer progresses, making the threat of firecrackers
Published: June 29, 2016
With town council’s vote of approval, the town of Breckenridge will begin rock-crushing operations near 107 Denison Place Road in conjunction with the adjacent workforce housing project, which broke ground last week. Over the next twelve weeks, 52,200 tons of dredge rock will be processed on-site to reduce truck traffic and lower the ground to better integrate the Denison Placer
Published: June 29, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — Everyone knows the Carter Park switchbacks. Found just a few pedal strokes from downtown Breckenridge, the park is the gateway to a half-dozen singletrack routes through towering pine forests and secluded neighborhoods: Moonstone, Barney Ford, Juniata, Sallie Barber, the French Gulch connectors and more. It’s the sort of trail system Breck is known for, with quick, punchy
Published: June 17, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — Turk’s Trail is a relatively new little strip of out-and-back singletrack in the mountain bike Mecca of French Gulch. It’s the ultimate southside connector, taking riders on a tight, flowy and occasionally technical journey through pine forests on the southern banks of the gulch.Like many trails in the area, Turk’s is short and sweet at just 1.7
Published: June 23, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s official: the mayor of Breckenridge now has a lunch loop.On June 24 — the first full day of Breck Bike Week festivities — newly elected Eric Mamula (he of Downstairs at Eric’s on Main Street) led a group of eight local and visiting mountain bikers into the woods high, high above his downtown bar for a
Published: June 25, 2016
It’s time to get down and dirty for the good of Breck singletrack.On Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with the town of Breckenridge, is seeking more than 100 volunteers to help construct a Breckenridge trail in the historic Galena Ditch area.The Galena Ditch trail in Breckenridge is just four
Published: June 29, 2016
Summit Trail Series No. 2: Morning Thunder — June 22The second race of the six-race Summit Trail Running Series, held on double-track and singletrack trails between Peak 7 and Peak 8 in Breckenridge. The event drew more than 120 total runners for the 4K short course and 7K long course, including nearly twice as many women as men and more
Published: June 29, 2016
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) salutes Hollywood with its Pops! “Music from the Movies” concert on Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. From “Star Wars” to “The Godfather,” there is a little something for everyone. Featuring violinist Steven Greenman, NRO violinist and vocalist Joshua Huang, and maestro Carl Topilow on clarinet, this concert will offer a selection of film favorites.
Published: June 29, 2016
Silverthorne celebrated the cultivation of a new garden of sorts, with several bright blue, silicon arrays rooted on beams of steel. “Planted” by local startup Sulas Industries, the solar garden is a demonstration of entrepreneur Fin Doyle’s newest invention: the HelioDrive. The device uses sunlight to melt paraffin wax, which in combination with a piston, generates enough torque to rotate
Published: June 28, 2016
Stanley Stansfield and his wife had been coming to Summit County for its winters for 12 seasons when they decided to stay for summer. That was in 2011, and they’ve been living in the area full time since, this year logging their 17th season on the hill. From Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the couple began coming to Summit
Published: June 28, 2016
The multiple award-winning Breckenridge Backstage Children’s Theatre presents an adaptation of the classic C.S. Lewis story of fealty, friendship and faith, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” written for the stage by le Clanche du Rand.In this inventive and highly theatrical version of the famous C.S. Lewis tale, Peter and Lucy take the audience on an exciting journey through
Published: June 29, 2016
The top stories of the day from the June 29, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Nurse gives firsthand account of bicycle accidentVail Resorts to add bunks to Tenderfoot employee housingSilverthorne unveils new solar technology
Published: June 29, 2016
Fiction Writings: Words from the BodyBreckenridge, June 276 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E Washington Ave. Look at how meditation, yoga, body movement, and engaging the senses can be an entry point into our craft of writing. Use these tools to bring words into visceral aliveness on the page and make stories vivid and engaging. Please register at least 24
Published: June 29, 2016
Bunk beds are a go — for now.Summit’s Board of County Commissioners and Vail Resorts, Inc. on Tuesday came to an agreement to add additional employee beds in the Tenderfoot Subdivision in Keystone. However, the county expressed an unwillingness to comply with Vail down the road on plans to keep the bunk beds as long-term fixtures.Under the agreement, most of
Published: June 28, 2016
NWCCOG economic update reports jump in housing pricesSummit County saw increases in average and median residential prices for the first quarter of 2016, according to a regional economic update released by the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG). According to the report, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, the medial residential price rose 16.4 percent in Summit (from $354,500 to
Published: June 28, 2016
When I was a child, I remember passing through any number of national park entrance stations in our family station wagon. I remember the historic stone kiosks where the rangers greeted us, and my excitement as we began the slow drive toward the greatest wonders of nature. Visiting a national park felt a little like entering sacred ground — it
Published: June 28, 2016
A new Summit County nonprofit will bring talented young musicians together to carry on the music of John Denver through performances and education. The Rocky Mountain Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501 3(c), is currently looking for high school students throughout Colorado interested in participating with the orchestra, which will include concerts around the state.“It’s whole purpose is to
Published: June 28, 2016
The first time Meggen Kirkham watched her 7-year-old daughter raft on Gore Creek before taking a slip-and-slide down Pepi’s Face at Vail — the steep, moguly monster towering high over Vail Village — you’d better believe she freaked out just a little.“That was pretty exhilarating,” Kirkham said of her daughter’s first solo float trip down the rocky Gore, one of
Published: June 28, 2016
Breckenridge and Summit County are hauling a lot of dirt. The two government entities have several affordable-housing projects coming down the pike, with groundbreakings on two developments in just the last week. Local officials plunged their shovels into the ground on Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction for Huron Landing, a planned 26-unit workforce housing development. Work to the
Published: June 28, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: NONPROFITS AMERICAN RED CROSS APOLOGIZES FOR POSTER SOME CALL RACIST DENVER — The American Red Cross issued an apology Monday for a water safety poster that some suggested had a racist message. The cartoon poster showed children playing in a swimming pool. Nearly all of the white children’s activities were labeled as “cool,”
Published: June 28, 2016
BLUE HILL, Maine (AP) — In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life. After a student wondered about the shelf
Published: June 28, 2016
Friday, June 24New Monsoon will play a free show at the Dillon Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 24. San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of
Published: June 24, 2016
Around 5,000 people are expected to turn out to eat more than 3,000 pounds of bacon over the course of two days at Keystone’s annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. The festival, in its sixth year, will showcase the popular pork product in creative dishes, cocktails and with a bacon-eating contest. The Bacon Education Center will give guests and children an
Published: June 23, 2016
The funkiest regatta this side of Tour de Fat is coming to Frisco.On Saturday, the Frisco Bay Marina pairs with New Belgium Brewery — the Fort Collins-based godfathers of major craft beer and the Tour de Fat bike parades — for the 9th annual New Belgium Timberline Cruiser Regatta. This fun race is open to anyone with a sailboat who
Published: June 22, 2016
Editor’s note: High altitudes make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Forget the plates and silverware; these little cuties can be eaten straight out of the hand. They are perfect for a picnic
Published: June 23, 2016
Triathlons aren’t for everyone. But, then again, you aren’t just anyone.Pause. I know that sounds like the start of a cheesy motivational poster, but it’s the truth: racing three different sports in the span of a few hours with dozens — or sometimes hundreds — of fellow competitors elbowing and jockeying and vying for position is no walk in the
Published: June 22, 2016
Quick and easy seafood, feta cheese, olives, in a buttery tomato sauce, and it’s good for you?The first time I had this dish was dinner al fresco on a humid evening in Florida. I believe the original recipe came from Pierre Franey’s “New York Times: 60 Minute Gourmet” cookbook, published in 1981. I’ve made it so many times over the
Published: June 22, 2016
As if catching a fish wasn’t already one of the more exciting outdoor experiences, now state officials are baiting the hook with a $20 bill.Through a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), licensed anglers in the state need only to secure a northern pike at Green Mountain Reservoir to collect a couple
Published: June 22, 2016
For a while there, it seemed like life hacks were the hottest thing on the internet. They were everywhere: how to untie a knot, how to make a CD case from printer paper, how to roll your clothes for packing, even how to properly freeze grapes to chill lukewarm wine.Ok, so. Like most things on the internet, people fell in
Published: June 24, 2016
Sage was so, so close to a hole in one.“Oh man, that’s going in, that’s going in!” yells his friend and golf partner, Zack, from the far side of the practice green at Keystone Golf Club. It’s an impossibly blue June morning at The Ranch course — the first day of play at the U.S. Open in Oakmont, Pennsylvania —
Published: June 25, 2016
This summer, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) will celebrate its 22nd annual Sunset at the Summit Concert Series by bringing its lineup of musical performances to Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park. The free outdoor concerts are open to the public and will take place each Saturday evening throughout the month of July. This year’s program includes performances from Ron Ivory &
Published: June 24, 2016
Four times. I am slogging through four-foot drifts of saturated snow and realize that I will need to start out on the first leg of the Wheeler Trail a fourth time in order to ascend the Tenmile Range, and then drop down into Miners Creek to complete the link with the Peaks Trail that leads to Gold Hill Trail en
Published: June 25, 2016
The top stories of the day from the June 28, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Summit County fire crews on scene to fight northern Colorado wildfireJuvenile cyclist collides with vehicle on Highway 9 in BreckenridgeHuman-bear conflicts near Keystone lead to campsite shutdowns
Published: June 28, 2016
For the last 20 years I have been carrying around with me a piece of wood from my childhood. When combined with four wheels, it can do an almost infinite number of things.This past Tuesday, the 21st of June, was Go Skateboarding Day. To celebrate the unofficial holiday, the Lumberyard Snow and Skate shop in downtown Breck and DC Shoes
Published: June 27, 2016
Firefighters battling the Beaver Creek forest fire in northern Colorado, 15 miles northwest of the town of Walden in Jackson County, are getting a helping hand from Summit.The large-scale blaze, just 2 miles south of the Wyoming border that, according to The Steamboat Pilot & Today, brought hazy skies to Steamboat Springs early last week, continues to swallow up timber.
Published: June 27, 2016
Where you can cast your primary vote in Summit CountyRegistered, party-affiliated Summit County voters wishing to participate in Colorado’s primary election have a handful of methods and locations in which to participate on Tuesday, June 28.The County Clerk & Recorder’s Office recently installed 24-hour drop boxes for mail-in ballot return throughout the county, and will be accepting those at each
Published: June 27, 2016
KEYSTONE, Colorado — In response to escalating human-bear conflicts along Montezuma and Webster Pass Roads near Keystone, the White River National Forest has enacted an emergency closure prohibiting overnight camping in this area. Until further notice, no overnight camping is permitted within ¼ mile of Montezuma Road (County Road 6) or within ¼ mile of Webster Pass Road for the
Published: June 27, 2016
Editor’s note: Want more High Country baseball? Find recaps from Week One and Week Two online.Week Three of Summit Extreme Black Diamonds (SBD) baseball was another up and down affair, as the local collegiate team posted a 3-3 record through three doubleheader series. June 21 — a Grand Junction Rocky Mountain OystersSBD (5-7 at start of Week Three) kicked things
Published: June 27, 2016
On last Wednesday, a small group of Democrat lawmakers disrupted Congress’ business, staging a noisy demonstration and sitting down on the floor of the House of Representatives. It was a tantrum by petulant children who, not receiving their heart’s desire, flung themselves to the floor in a fit of frenzy, whining about how unfair it all was. Unfair it was
Published: June 27, 2016
John B. Schurr1930 — June 8, 2016John B. Schurr — a long-time resident of Frisco, Colorado and of Sag Harbor, New York and an avid skier and boat captain — died on Tuesday, June 8 at the age of 85 years. John was born in Plattsburgh, New York in 1930, starred on his high school football team and went on
Published: June 27, 2016
For decades, summer has been the offseason for ski resorts — busy with maintenance and on-mountain upgrades, but not nearly as bustling as in winter, when skiers flock and staffs swell.That changes this week, when Vail Resorts, the continent’s largest resort operator, opens its new Epic Discovery summer projects at flagship Vail Mountain and at Heavenly, near Lake Tahoe in
Published: June 27, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of June 27 through July 1, 1916.For the first time in a number of years, the Colorado & Southern railroad, beginning tomorrow, will run a Sunday train between Denver and Leadville. The new schedule as announced by Martin Waltz, a local agent, will prove
Published: June 25, 2016
The top stories of the day from the June 27, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Summit County again solicits public insights on Lake Hill projectRotary-Summit Daily poetry contest winnersCapes, chains and pond crossing: Scenes from 2016 Breck Bike Week (photos)
Published: June 27, 2016
More scholarships for Colorado studentsThe Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative announced late last week the addition of 12 new organizations as Community Partner Programs offering two-year post-secondary grants of between $50,000 and $75,000 for underserved populations.The Scholarship Initiative was created to increase the opportunities of post-high school degrees for students of color and those coming from low-income households. Starting in 2014,
Published: June 26, 2016
Work on the blueprint for Summit County’s hallmark workforce-housing project continues, and the primary decision-makers and their design firm are again coming to the community for advice.County officials have called the almost 45-acre Lake Hill property — located northeast of Frisco between Dillon Dam Road and Interstate 70 — a defining residential enterprise and now, as they move forward in
Published: June 26, 2016
Below are the winners of the 6th annual Rotary-Summit Daily News student poetry contest.The Melody of Hope(Tied for first-place)A sound in the westA sound in the eastA range of notes filled my headA distant cacophony of soundsThe world called for meA voice screaming on the windA hurricane of notesLeaves left trees as I cameThe seasons changed as I arrivedMy ship
Published: June 26, 2016
In September 1960, at age 58, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, set out on a journey across America in a camper. For three months, they traveled the nation, meeting friends, strangers and relatives and immersing themselves in America while reflecting on its character, racial hostility and particular form of loneliness found most everywhere.In September 2015, at age 72, my
Published: June 26, 2016
Parking garage not the answer to Breck trafficThe old adage “if you build it, they will come” has never been more applicable than in regard to the parking garage proposed by Vail Resorts. The potential cars parked in that new garage will have to drive to that location. Traffic in Breckenridge has never been worse, and it will only increase
Published: June 26, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: VETERANS FORGOTTEN VETERANS WHO DIED FINALLY GET FUNERAL CEREMONY DENVER — Fort Logan National Cemetery held a ceremony Saturday to honor 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed. The Unclaimed Veterans Remains Ceremony held Saturday is part of the nationwide Missing In America Project. Cemetery staff assistant O’Neal Hughes says the veterans’ cremated
Published: June 26, 2016
Summit County Animal Control can be reached at 970-668-3230.Cats:POOKIE, 11 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, tortie, spayed femaleSEVEN, 8 years, Domestic Mediumhair mix, white and black, spayed femaleLUKA, 6 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, gray and white, spayed femaleKASH, 10 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, buff, neutered malePENELOPE, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black and white, spayed femaleBELLA, 7 years, Domestic Shorthair mix,
Published: June 26, 2016
There is no shortage of great talent in Summit County for any sport, but we are known best for producing great winter athletes: skiers, snowboarders, a few ice hockey players. That’s exactly what makes this particular athlete so unique: AJ Goddard, a student at Summit Middle School, was recently named to the United States Junior Olympics Roller Hockey Team.He began
Published: June 26, 2016
The top stories of the day from the June 26, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Meet the man behind Breck’s Crepes a la CartPueblo native Monte Lowrance bikes across AmericaAvoid the snow while hiking Wheeler Trail
Published: June 26, 2016
Bang Out Some BanglesBreckenridge, June 2610 a.m., Hot Shop, 123 S. Ridge St. Using basic jewelry skills (soldering, hammering, shaping, texturing, finishing), you will make a variety of round, square and oval bangles out of brass and sterling silver. Please register at least 24 hours in advance. (970) 453-3364.Doowop Denny Rockin Oldies ShowFrisco, June 264 p.m., Blue Spruce Inn, 20
Published: June 26, 2016
“This landscape is unlike anything I have ever seen. How inadequate are my words....” That was written 150 years ago next Saturday (July 2, 1866) by Bayard Taylor, famous travel writer whose trips had spanned the world, including the Alps. He was astride his pony on Ute Pass, above the Lower Blue River, looking straight west into the heart of
Published: June 25, 2016
The smell of crispy, buttery crepes wafts across Main Street while a line quickly forms for the sweet and savory treat. The canary yellow cart is iconic, having been a fixture in downtown Breckenridge for more than 30 years. “I’ve been doing this for 25 years,” said owner Alex LaMarca, standing outside in the afternoon sun with his dachshund, who
Published: June 25, 2016
Dear Quandary,With all the meat-oriented festivals, I’m wondering when is the cauliflower festival going to take place? Thanks,Veggie deprivedDear Veggie,I know Summit can be a tough place for vegetarians in the summer. This usually granola- and hula-hoop-happy hub, turns into a meat capital with barbecue and bacon reigning supreme for at least a month every summer. But before you start
Published: June 25, 2016
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – In January, the Colorado Wildlife Commission rejected a proposal to deliberately reestablish wolves in Colorado. That decision was met with a sigh of relief by most ranchers, who fear wolf predation to livestock.“Every dog has its day, and hopefully ours will last just a little longer,” said one rancher from Carbondale, located down-valley from Aspen.Not so
Published: June 25, 2016
A cult classic is defined as “something, typically a movie, TV show or book, that is popular or fashionable among a particular group or section of society.” Everyone has his or her own list of favorite cult movies and shows, some shockingly obscure and many with a cult following of only one member. Few can argue though, that the talents
Published: June 25, 2016
Editor’s note: For countless Summit County residents, a bicycle is more than a machine — it’s a lifestyle. Every week during the summer, we’ll ask our most adventurous residents, “Where has your bike taken you?”It was an itch he couldn’t quite scratch.In 1997, Pueblo native Monte Lowrance had just left his job of 15 years and was recently divorced from
Published: June 25, 2016
While they’ve long been admired for their design, their mix of old-world class and up-to-the-minute style and sportiness, Jaguar’s automobiles have always been just a little out of reach for most folks — save for the aspirational types who bought the very Fordy X-Type a decade ago, and maybe regretted that later.All new this year are a pair of quite
Published: June 25, 2016
My mate and I were relaxing in the Nevada dessert when we noticed a toilet rapidly approaching.An hour before, we left the interstate, drove our camper about 10 miles down a narrow, rough road. From there we took a dirt track that dead ended at a washed-out creek bed. It would be our home for the night; we pulled out
Published: June 25, 2016
Danny D. DetertsOct. 30, 1948 - May 30, 2016Danny was surrounded by his family in his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he entered Heaven’s gates after a 2 year courageous battle with brain cancer. Danny was born in Denver, Colorado to Jake & Patsy Deterts. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dickie. Danny leaves
Published: June 25, 2016
ATHLETICS COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The opening of the U.S. Olympic Museum proposed for Colorado Springs is unlikely to happen by February 2018 as planned. The date was chosen by organizers who wanted to dedicate the museum to coincide with the winter Olympics. Museum board chairman Dick Celeste says organizers still need to raise about $10 million for the museum,
Published: June 25, 2016
This column almost wasn’t written. At least not on this topic. You see, at the moment, I’m mad at God. But as a faith writer, I feel it’s my responsibility to encourage, putting the best face on my walk of faith. So I wondered what you would think of me if I admitted that I’m getting the silent treatment from
Published: June 25, 2016
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP)— A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city’s public library. The governing council of the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement voted 2-1 to give the library 30 days to find a new home for Browser the cat. The ex-shelter cat has been a
Published: June 25, 2016
Summertime means live music in the High Country and at Red Rocks not too far down the hill. These photos, captured by local Jenise Jensen, are from events around town and at the picturesque venue.
Published: June 25, 2016
Even with the cushion of twenty-years worth of coal reserves already under lease, I was still kicked in the shin and verbally assaulted yesterday on my way out of a public meeting in Grand Junction to review future coal leasing on federal lands. In the style of the NRA at events concerning any limitations on gun control, the “Coal Forever”
Published: June 25, 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: June 25, 2016
Photographing 2D + 3D artworkBreckenridge, June 251 p.m., Randall Barn, 114 E. Washington Ave. This workshop will cover basic lighting, background and composition guidelines. Basic approaches to documenting a variety of mediums will be covered. Digital camera preferred but not required. Ideal for student to have a light kit and tripod, but not required. Please register at least 24 hours
Published: June 25, 2016
There’s a storm a-brewin’ in Silverthorne.This weekend, more than 115 youth gymnasts from across Colorado converge on the Silverthorne Recreation Center for two days of flipping, tumbling, handspringing and more for the first (and only) home meet of the season, hosted by the Silverthorne Storm Gymnastics team. On Friday afternoon — the first day of competition — the energy was
Published: June 24, 2016
Breckenridge Town Council members dug their shovels into the earth for the groundbreaking of Denison Placer, the site of two planned affordable housing projects. Just moments later, they crossed the street to celebrate the opening of Pinewood Village II, an income-restricted apartment complex over a decade in the making. “Literally a year ago, we had a groundbreaking ceremony on this
Published: June 24, 2016
It’s funny how life tends to impose on playtime. For a few weeks now, one of my co-workers has been taking it easy on the singletrack, softball field and just about everywhere else she can get bruised or battered, all in the name of her wedding. She’s kind of a klutz — aren’t most of us when it’s playtime with
Published: June 24, 2016
As foundations go up for Silverthorne’s new performing arts complex, the town is also hammering out a framework for funding. Approved by town council on Wednesday, the finance agreement will distribute the cost of the $9 million structure between the town and Lake Dillon Theatre Company, and set the terms of LDTC’s 20-year lease as the anchor tenant.Town manager Ryan
Published: June 24, 2016
This is the sixth year to celebrate and indulge in all things bacon at Keystone’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Not only will chefs be cooking up some creative pork dishes to try, but the Bacon Education Center will teach patrons everything from bacon preparation and processing to the history of the sizzling
Published: June 24, 2016
He was an older gentleman. I didn’t get his name. I did not get his forgiveness; at least not on that day.Last week, a colleague came into my office to tell me a man was here who wanted to talk. “He doesn’t seem happy,” she told me as a warning. I walked out to meet him. “Let’s go out here,”
Published: June 24, 2016
Welcome to summer! Blue sky (at least in the morning) and long days, along with more and more dry trails, makes for a mountain-biker’s utopia here in the land of many trails. This past week was downright hot by Summit County standards. It was also dry, which left a lot of trails loose and dusty. The heat has also made
Published: June 24, 2016
The Summit Foundation provides more than $600K to nonprofits The Summit Foundation recently distributed a total of $621,000 in grant awards to nonprofit agencies providing services in Summit County and our neighboring communities.Almost 25 percent of the grants offered sports and recreational opportunities for youth who might not otherwise be able to afford to participate. Grants included funding for youth
Published: June 24, 2016
Streets are blocked off in downtown Dillon for the Dillon Farmers Market every Friday over the summer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Sept. 16. The open-air market also includes live entertainment and a kids area.
Published: June 24, 2016
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli.It was Ann LePage’s first double shift at McSeagull’s, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and views of Boothbay Harbor.The wife of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage had kept a low profile for the first few weeks of her summer
Published: June 24, 2016
It’s blasphemous to say, I know, but I’ve never really been into the whole bacon craze myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good BLT, but I’m usually satisfied with just a piece or two at breakfast, and I never upgrade to the bacon Bloody Mary. But I get it, I do — it’s part of our nature to
Published: June 24, 2016
As all of you will recall last summer, we had a robust discussion with the Breckenridge Town Council and with the community about how best to address parking and transit needs in Breckenridge. The council came to that dialogue with some very strongly-held and very public positions. We often did not agree with the council but ultimately came together in
Published: June 24, 2016
Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s Youth perform ‘Annie Kids’This weekend, the first group of summer youth workshop performers will take the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s stage to perform “Annie Kids.” “Annie Kids” is a 30-minute adaptation of the familiar musical. Set in 1930s New York, Annie is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of
Published: June 24, 2016
Digital Photography: Understanding ExposureBreckenridge, June 246 p.m., Randall Barn, 114 E. Washington Ave.. Learn how to use the manual exposure settings on your camera and the compositional benefits of using manual settings. A camera with fully manual exposure is necessary. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364. ReplayDillon, June 249:30 p.m., Snake River Saloon, 23074
Published: June 24, 2016
Energy efficient light bulbs, low-flow water fixtures and how best to clean refrigerator condenser coils aren’t the most engrossing topics for discussion.“It’s definitely not glamorous,” acknowledged Cody Jensen, energy program manager for the High County Conservation Center in Frisco, “but it’s super important. That’s the biggest challenge I think we have as energy people, just getting people engaged. There’s definitely
Published: June 23, 2016
Editor’s note: For more of host Shawna Henderson’s adventures across Colorado, including backcountry skiing in Montezuma and wine biking in Palisade, see the sports section at www.summitdaily.com.As the snow high above us quickly melts and runs down the peaks, the rush of water flows with furry into the rivers and streams of the Rocky Mountains. On my recent trip to
Published: June 23, 2016
10-23. For law enforcement, this code signals you’ve arrived on scene. For Kristin McLain, a former StarFlight nurse, it was her badge number. A Colorado native, she was remembered as an active community member who loved to spend time out on the water.“She was a huge wakesurfer,” said Kevin Kelble, Dillon Marina operations manager and a former flight nurse. “Kristin’s
Published: June 23, 2016
Vail Resorts has reached a deal with Gorman & Co. to build much-needed workforce housing in Summit County.The continent’s largest resort developer announced Thursday it would lease its Wintergreen parcel near Keystone to Wisconsin-based Gorman for $35,400 a year. In exchange, Gorman will build up to 200 affordable units for Summit County seasonal workers earning $10 to $12 an hour
Published: June 23, 2016

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