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The top stories of the day from the May 24, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:$350K grant aims to make Summit Cove bike, pedestrian friendlyDear Drewbie: Drew and Molly Mikita in Nepal for the Everest Marathon May 29Summit Extreme Black Diamonds need local host families for college baseball players
Published: May 24, 2016
Summit recognized as a bike-friendly communityThe wheels just keep on turnin’.Summit County was recognized last week by the League of American Bicyclists with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award. The designation makes the county one of 372 such honorees across the country, up from a bronze award in 2012.With the announcement, the county solidified its place among a group of
Published: May 23, 2016
Not too long down the road now, bicycling and walking around Summit Cove near Keystone will get a major boost.The Colorado Department of Transportation, known better as just CDOT, announced its annual Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant awards last week, and Summit County is a beneficiary in a big way. CDOT ranked the Summit Cove Elementary bicycle and pedestrian
Published: May 23, 2016
People often misunderstand the distinction between restrictive covenants and zoning. Here’s my stab at setting the record straight. Restrictive covenants (which are sometimes called “protective covenants”) are land-use restrictions placed on property by a private owner, such as a developer, for the purpose of creating a general plan of development. A typical occurrence would be for a developer to record
Published: May 23, 2016
Let’s lurch Left, where the presumptive Democrat nominee is likely grinding her teeth over her inability to put a 72-year-old self-professed Socialist away. If one thinks the Republican side of the presidential race disorderly, the spread-the-wealth-around folks are suffering what appears to be a re-enactment of “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the
Published: May 23, 2016
In Summit County, those of who live in Breckenridge frequently refer to Silverthorne as the other side of the world, and vice-versa. All kidding aside, we often get stuck in our personal bubbles: our comfort zones, the places where we feel at peace, safe, home. But travel is important. Leaving our comfort zones can be so meaningful for our mental
Published: May 23, 2016
Summertime in Summit County means many different things to many different people. For some, it’s hiking and biking. For others, it’s time on the lake. For the first time last summer, a new activity came to Frisco’s Peninsula Park: college baseball.Players from around the country came to play at 9,000 feet and compete for the Summit Extreme Black Diamonds (SBD)
Published: May 23, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: PUBLIC SAFETY SCHOOL THREATS COULD BE LATEST IN SCHOOL “SWATTING” DENVER — Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called “swatting” against schools. In recent months, hoaxers playing online games have allegedly used proxy servers and other
Published: May 23, 2016
The Tenmile Canyon portion of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System is plowed and open for the 2016 season.The Tenmile Canyon Recpath typically opens significantly later than other stretches of the pathway system because of active avalanche threats in numerous locations throughout the canyon. Earlier this year, Summit County entered into a three-year agreement with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Published: May 20, 2016
The cycling industry is so vast and varied these days it nearly feels overwhelming. There are fat bikes, road bikes with disc brakes, 29ers and, now, the latest trend: plus-sized mountain bike frames made to fit 27.5-inch tires with a 3-inch tread.In some ways it feels like the modern ski industry, where a quiver of three to four skis is
Published: May 21, 2016
The grill is truly a versatile item. During the winter, we utilize it to illustrate the copious amount of snow deposited due to an overnight dump (after all, a picture is worth 1,000 brags). However, during the spring, the grill becomes the harbinger of the season. When the last of the white stuff disappears from the deck, the mighty grill
Published: May 20, 2016
Breckenridge Music Festival announces poster winnersThe Breckenridge Music Festival announced its winners for the Bach, Beethoven & Breckenridge poster competition. The winners are Emily Wahl with “Rhapsody in Breckenridge” and Cecelia Eidemiller with “On A Reflective Note.” The winning paintings, along with all other poster competition submissions will be displayed at Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St., May 13–27
Published: May 20, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series on summer gear. Read on for part one for watersports.Summer camping season in the Rocky Mountains can never come soon enough.Luckily, that means more than enough time to get outfitted for camping, backpacking, hut tripping and just about anything else you can imagine in the great, green yonder.This season, manufacturer’s
Published: May 20, 2016
Dear Quandary,Have you ever been tossed in someone’s SUV?Thanks,A CollectorFew have tried, but all have failed. You see, this old goat has grit, and they’ve got the scars to prove it. I don’t know if you’ve seen the recent news, but a baby bison in Yellowstone National Park had to be put down after tourists thought the animal was cold
Published: May 21, 2016
Gregg Rippy spent three hours in a Copper Mountain parking lot last month waiting for Interstate 70 to reopen during a snowstorm. It was one of the Glenwood Springs civic leader’s longest delays in years among his frequent trips to Denver.Through the winter, Carbondale’s Bob and Joyce Rankin, state lawmaker and State Board of Education member, respectively, decided against coming
Published: May 22, 2016
Part 15The pure contralto sings in the organ loft, The carpenter dresses his plank, the tongue of his foreplane whistles its wild ascending lisp, The married and unmarried children ride home to their Thanksgiving dinner, The pilot seizes the king-pin, he heaves down with a strong arm, The mate stands braced in the whale-boat, lance and harpoon are ready, The
Published: May 21, 2016
Oh, the joys of springtime in the mountains. Many of us want to transition into the warmer summer season, but Mother Nature’s snow and rain showers make it quite difficult. The mountain bike and hiking trails are muddy in Summit County, and you might have to put on your puffy to keep warm. So what do you do to end
Published: May 19, 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 femaleBOOM, 8 years, Domestic Shorthair and Manx mix, brown tabby, neutered maleKASH, 10 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, buff, neutered malePENELOPE, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair
Published: May 22, 2016
Located just 15 miles east of Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park offers great outdoor activities for all ages while providing postcard-worthy scenery in all directions. Taking a recent trip down Interstate 70 before jumping onto U.S. 50 East, my fiancee, Karlie George, our friend Saige Snyder and I went to explore the Black Canyon, which was
Published: May 22, 2016
GREELEY, Colo. — At Marshall Ernst’s ranch in Windsor, the curly white faces and red hair of Hereford cows stand out against the green and brown patches of pasture. For nearly 40 years, he and his wife, Barbara, have run their herd of Herefords, an operation built around breeding and advancing genetics. Ernst loves Herefords. They’re sturdy, adaptable and good
Published: May 22, 2016
Summit High School’s class of 2016 graduation fast approaches this upcoming weekend (Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the high school), and five students stand atop the academic standings. Get to know this quintet of outstanding scholars and where they’ll head next.Ruthie BoydAs Summit County native Ruthie Boyd looks forward to college out of state in the fall, she
Published: May 22, 2016
Colorado Education Commissioner Richard Crandall formally tendered his resignation to the state Board of Education this past Thursday, May 19 — after just four months on the job.Unanimously appointed by the board in January, he cited the requirements of the post, on top of out-of-state family commitments, as the reasons for his premature departure. The board quickly called a special
Published: May 22, 2016
ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeFrisco, May 2312:45 p.m., Summit Senior and Community Center, 83 Nancy’s Place. Meets every Monday and Friday. Party Bridge on Tuesdays. Cave Paintings for KidsBreckenridge, May 234 p.m., Quandary Antiques Cabin, 131 S. Ridge St. Explore the prehistoric art of painting with dirt. Children should come ready to get messy and learn techniques that their ancestors mastered
Published: May 22, 2016
A lazy morning and just poor sense meant I was woefully unprepared for the hike to Masontown with Jana Miller and a group of historical enthusiasts brought together by the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. As I met up with the group of 20 at the recpath before heading to the trailhead, the floppy hats and walking poles all around
Published: May 21, 2016
Bond Camp’s thoracic vertebrae were fractured, paralyzing him from the chest down. Since the accident, Camp has traded two boards for one, working with the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation to advance his recovery. In a week, Camp will join several other adaptive athletes for a surf camp in Hawaii through the California-based nonprofit. Camp currently surfs prone, having built up
Published: May 21, 2016
ASPEN, Colo. – When Colorado legalized sales and use of marijuana for recreational purposes in 2014, Aspen was right there. You can find stores within a block of city hall, with restrictions little different than those imposed on liquor stores.But in unincorporated Pitkin County, elected officials have been hesitant. Their concerns are rooted in lingering questions about unintended consequences of
Published: May 21, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of May 23-27, 1916.Mrs. Julia Breckenridge, wife of Judge Maurice Breckenridge of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died last Sunday morning at the Battle Creek, Mich., sanitarium, where she has been for a short time in an effort to regain her health. News of her death was
Published: May 21, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: GOVERNMENT DENVER — Investigators found no indications of improper scheduling lists at one VA specialty medical clinic in Grand Junction and two in Denver, the Veterans Affairs Department said Friday. The department’s inspector general said an endoscopy clinic at the VA medical center in Grand Junction and clinics for prosthetics and audiology at
Published: May 21, 2016
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan man is facing charges after a stripper was paid with a counterfeit $100 bill following a lap dance. Stephen Gidcumb is charged with intentionally passing counterfeit notes. Police tell The Detroit News that fake bills were mixed in with real $100 bills. MLive.com reports the 32-year-old was arrested May 13 after returning to the
Published: May 21, 2016
On Sunday evening, Mom called. She asked why I hadn’t written about the Holy Spirit in last week’s column because it was Pentecost Sunday. She was right of course, it was an oversight on my part, and I apologize to all of you. Mom suggested that if I continue writing these weekly columns, I should get myself a religious calendar
Published: May 21, 2016
This May we begin our fifth Forest Monitoring season. We already have over 200 monitoring locations throughout Summit County where volunteer citizen scientists track the health of our forest lands. We have a team of dedicated volunteers, but need more people of all ages and physical abilities to join us. You will be measuring regeneration of trees, forest diversity and
Published: May 21, 2016
The University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Mountain College and Breckenridge Film Festival are partnering to raise awareness of the current mass extinction event taking place today, allegedly caused by mankind, by bringing in a featured film, “Racing Extinction,” coupled with a speaker from CU Boulder specializing in the topic. Species on Earth are going extinct 1,000 times faster than they
Published: May 21, 2016
I wish I had hummingbird eyes. No, I don’t want an aerial sight of the world, nor tiny dark eyes. The eyes I wish for are the eyes which inspired me when our family first encountered hummingbirds. We hung our feeder from the gutter by the sliding glass door, knowing it would be a nuisance, but convinced the proximity would
Published: May 21, 2016
Art + BotanyBreckenridge, May 211 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E Washington Ave. Design and generate two nature-based creations. Register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364.Acoustic MooseBreckenridge, May 215:30 p.m., Ridge Street Wine, Cheese and Chocolate, Adams St Alley. Energetic High Country Folk Music sung by an authentic, Energetic High Country folk.Town Clean Up DayFrisco, May
Published: May 21, 2016
Driven side-by-side, two very different takes on the popular small crossover SUV category produced a revelatory experience: The ever-improving Kia Sportage now feels a little like a Range Rover compared to the largely unchanged, brittle and overly precise Volkswagen Tiguan.The Sportage is, by direct comparison, spacious and very comfortable on the road, packed with a nice range of convenient features
Published: May 21, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  VIDEO: On May 19, Z Griff and crew paid tribute to the inaugural Bull of the Woods with the rebirth of another Breckenridge original: the death stump. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/167462259?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"]
Published: May 21, 2016
Calling the Summit High School track season one for the record books is something of an understatement. This spring, the Tigers rewrote the book.It all started on April 22 at the Liberty Bell Invite in Littleton, when senior sprinter Nate Martin broke not one, but two school records: first in the 200-meter dash with 15.93, then in the 400-meter dash
Published: May 20, 2016
It may have been slow season in Summit, but the county’s real estate market only continued to grow in April. Overall, Summit saw a slight increase from March’s figures, and even larger results over the past 22 months.The Summit County Assessor’s office has nearly finished collecting results for the most recent data period, which will end June 30. As of
Published: May 20, 2016
When the Art Forum committee sent out a call to artists for their new exhibit, (e)Motion, they received a variety of responses to the theme. Left purposefully vague, the interpretation of “(e)Motion” was different for many of the local artists.For Breckenridge artist Christian Tai Leach, it was all about the emotional aspects of painting, and expressing himself through his work.
Published: May 20, 2016
Mary Jane BrownFeb. 10, 1939 - May 18, 2016Mary Jane “MJ” Brown of Grand Junction, Colorado, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. She was born in Russellville, Alabama on February 10, 1939 to Annie Lorene Rowe Hargett and Ross Bradley Hargett and later graduated from Auburn University before moving to Pensacola, Florida to teach elementary school.Mary Jane and husband
Published: May 20, 2016
Memorial Service for Robert B Irvine, Jr. Saturday, May 21st, 10:30 a.m.Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church89 Smith Ranch Road, SilverthorneIn lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Rob’s name to The Fisher House Foundation.
Published: May 20, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today:BUSINESSFORT COLLINS, Colo. — Comcast hopes the large student population in Fort Collins will help it fill 600 new jobs it’s creating at a planned call center in the city. The call center, announced Thursday, is expected to open early next year on the Hewlett-Packard campus. The Coloradoan reports that the cable and internet
Published: May 20, 2016
PITTSBURGH — Three mayors walk into an elevator — but what happened next was no joke, though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto got stuck in the Westin Hotel elevator Thursday evening along with the mayors of Millvale and Leetsdale. They had been attending a meeting of
Published: May 20, 2016
Laugh out loud at the Lake Dillon Theatre’s Youth performance of “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.” On Saturday, May 21, the young actors take the Lake Dillon Theater Company (LDTC) stage to showcase the skills they have developed during an 11-week spring theater workshop. “The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales” takes several well-known
Published: May 20, 2016
Friday, May 20The Brown Hotel in Breckenridge hosts Cody Wayne on Friday, May 20. Local musician Cody Wayne is a singer/songwriter. His shows bring in local artists to paint, build or create live onstage. The show is from 9 p.m. to midnight, no cover. Check out The Brown’s Facebook page for more information.Split Window plays in FairplaySplit Window is playing
Published: May 20, 2016
We were driving south on the 285 back from a great weekend with friends in Denver when it happened. A large black SUV coming in hot from the on-ramp merges into the right lane of traffic just ahead of us, but behind another car obviously going slower than this driver wanted to. With four cars in the left lane, the
Published: May 20, 2016
Two summers ago, Joel Gratz was with his wife on a sunrise ascent of the ever-popular Summit County 14er Grays Peak.Upon completing the picturesque trek, enjoying some time atop the ninth-highest mountain in the state and deciding to head down between 10 and 11 a.m., the couple settled on a mental diversion. They began counting the number of people still
Published: May 19, 2016
Dear Eartha,I have a bunch of old clothing and shoes that are in bad shape, so I don’t want to donate them to the thrift store. What are my other options? — Sydney, BreckenridgeIt’s spring, and that means our closets are full of old battered clothes and shoes, our crawl spaces and garages full of paints and cleaners, our electronics
Published: May 19, 2016
River rats, your time has come.Beginning this past weekend, the rivers, streams and reservoirs of the High Country were finally ready for the thick of whitewater season. On May 19, the Upper Colorado River had flows of 3,110 cubic feet per second and the Blue River below Lake Dillon was at 760 cfs. Thanks to plenty of late-season snowfall and
Published: May 19, 2016
Choosing a book, or many books, to read on vacation can be challenging. Will I be in the mood for a mindless beach read? Will I want to learn something and explore my personal growth? Should the book be work related? Completely literary? In the end, I almost always choose a bit of everything. In my line of work, reading
Published: May 20, 2016
Overgrown cannabis coverageI would like to make a recommendation to the Summit Daily News that you start looking into an alternative to tree-based paper on which to print the news. The option I recommend is HEMP because it will reflect the disproportionate coverage of marijuana articles in your paper. Another suggestion is to change the name to the Summit Daily
Published: May 20, 2016
ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeFrisco, May 2012:45 p.m., Summit Senior and Community Center, 83 Nancy’s Place. Meets every Monday and Friday. Party Bridge on Tuesdays. Cody Wayne LiveBreckenridge, May 209 p.m., The Historic Brown Hotel, 208 N. Ridge St. Cody Wayne and friends perform their kitchen session. Adult Drop In HockeyBreckenridge, May 20 & 278:30 a.m., Stephen C. West Ice Arena,
Published: May 20, 2016
White River hosts international rangersThe White River National Forest welcomed 28 global park rangers to Summit County last week.The visitors came from 14 different countries and were in the region as part of a Colorado State University-sponsored International Ranger Training course. That course is being held in conjunction with the eighth annual World Ranger Congress that begins Sunday, May 22
Published: May 19, 2016
With a very active, tight-knit community, Summit County might be viewed as a paragon of health. Yet, one of the county’s biggest wellness issues is rarely vocalized: the need for more access to mental health services.The county does have Mind Springs Health, which offers counseling, therapy and substance abuse treatment at a sliding fee scale for those without insurance. The
Published: May 19, 2016
Summit Foundation releases 2015 annual reportThe Summit Foundation recently released its annual report for 2015, with a total of $2,422,496 distributed in grants and scholarships for the year. Of those grants, the largest sectors were grants for children and youth (33 percent), health and safety grants (24 percent), and donor-advised directives (22 percent).Last year, the Foundation distributed scholarships to 114
Published: May 19, 2016
What was once a main concern when owners Jason Ford and David Axelrod first opened Broken Compass Brewing, turned out to be a driving force behind the growth of the business. Early on, the partners looked for a Main Street location for their brewery, ending up on Continental Court, tucked away from the crowded streets of downtown. But it was
Published: May 19, 2016
Here's what's happening around Colorado today: TRANSPORTATION TIMNATH, Colo. — Train service is expected to resume this week after nine cars derailed near an elementary school in northern Colorado, but officials say it will take longer to find the cause of the wreck. The Great Western Railway cars, part of a 100-car train, came off the tracks and tipped Sunday
Published: May 19, 2016
CARROLL, Iowa — Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper “get out of here” while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business. Of course it wasn’t a ghost. It was a naked man in the chimney. Sapp said she was working the next morning at the Carroll
Published: May 19, 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: May 19, 2016
Pesto roast chicken — I promise this will become your once-a-week-go-to-dinner. It’s so easy and delicious. I first taught myself to cook because I didn’t want to spend the holidays alone. I was fresh out of college, a neophyte on Wall Street and too busy to fly home at Thanksgiving or Christmas. So, I used to read the latest issues
Published: May 18, 2016
Snow is gone and you can finally start to train outdoors on a regular basis for that upcoming marathon, half-marathon or triathlon. As you up the mileage, you may want to consider adding yoga to your regular routine. Yoga is a great choice for runners because yoga’s original purpose was to prepare the body for long periods of time sitting
Published: May 18, 2016
Local dispensaries are pulling pot products from their shelves with yet another batch of recalls hitting cannabis wholesalers statewide. The latest, a voluntary recall by Avicenna Products, affects more than 80,000 concentrates — including wax, budder and vape pen cartridges — that were found to contain traces of pesticides. The company announced on May 13 that samples of the products
Published: May 18, 2016
Everyone wants a zero-degree sleeping bag.Call it the Big Gulp syndrome: For whatever reason, when a manufacturer gives a mummy bag that sexy, four-season rating, it implies that you’re buying a high-end piece of gear, rather than a cut-rate piece of garbage (you know, like all those chintzy above-zero bags). The number isn’t solely a marketing strategy, sure, but chances
Published: May 18, 2016
The top stories of the day from the May 19, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Is your cannabis clean? Colorado pesticide recalls pull pot products off shelvesFrom Scratch: Pesto roast chicken (recipe,video)Cocktail recipe for Barometric Pressure from Après in Breckenridge
Published: May 19, 2016
Make Your Own Earrings with Wild BalanceBreckenridge, May 196 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. Walk away feeling gratified with up to 2 of your own handmade pairs of earrings. Register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364.Drop In
Published: May 19, 2016
John Conrad “Trapper” Rudd June 26, 1962 — May 8, 2016Our dear friend and original owner of Cutthroat Anglers, legendary guide and lovable rouge, John Conrad “Trapper” Rudd lived most his life in Silverthorne has passed on to his next great adventure. Trapper worked at Copper Mountain for over a decade before opening his first fly shop and guide service.
Published: May 18, 2016
As winter’s grip on the mountains loosens and the snow on the ground finally melts, the region’s volunteer protectors of national forest lands move into action.The Summit County Forest Health Task Force started as a nonprofit about a decade ago to help the U.S. Forest Service offset the destruction of the seasonal pine beetle. It has since spread to larger
Published: May 18, 2016
After just over two years on Main Street in Breckenridge, Après Handcrafted Libations — opened in January 2014 — has made a name for itself with its dedication to the craft movement in both beer and cocktails. An upscale lounge all the way, professional bartenders are constantly working to come up with new, classy cocktails for the menu, and with
Published: May 18, 2016
When people find out I’m a wine writer, frequently the next question is, “If you could take one wine to a desert island, what would it be?” I get it, but as a wine writer, you taste and love so many wines that it is really an impossible question to answer.So what I go with is, “I’d take all the
Published: May 18, 2016
The campaign to establish the nation’s first universal health care system in Colorado may be a longshot, but insurance companies and hospitals aren’t taking chances.A single donor, Anthem Inc., has kicked in $500,000 to defeat the Amendment 69 initiative, or more than three times the amount given by all proponents combined.Anthem is the owner of the Blue Cross Blue Shield
Published: May 18, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: HOUSING PLANNED AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO SELL FOR $1.3 MILLION EACH ASPEN, Colo. — The four homes planned for an Aspen affordable housing complex will cost upward of $1.3 million each. The Aspen Times reports the council decided against subsidizing the homes as the city has done with other affordable housing. Land Title Guarantee
Published: May 18, 2016
SAN DIEGO (AP)— The San Diego County Department of Animal Services says a baby opossum is doing well after being rescued from a toilet. The soaking wet little creature is seen in photos posted on the department’s Facebook page. The agency says a Pacific Beach woman found the critter in her toilet on May 1 and Animal Control Officer Carlos
Published: May 18, 2016
SUMMIT VS. BATTLE MOUNTAIN — TIGERS BASEBALL, MAY 5A varsity baseball double-header against Battle Mountain, hosted in Edwards at Battle Mountain High School on May 5. The Tigers won both games: Game One 11-0 and Game Two 8-6.Summit ace Andrew Shaw combined with and Will Heuck for the Game One shutout. In Game Two, Heuck, Sam Hull and Turner McDonald
Published: May 18, 2016
Liquor and grocery stores in ColoradoSB16-197 is a compromise that 95 percent of the liquor industry and the big box retailers have worked on together and agreed on to bring the liquor in the state of Colorado into the 21st century without destroying many people’s lives in the process. Laws are to be decided upon in the state legislature by
Published: May 18, 2016
It’s really spring now, and that means it’s time to start turning the soil in those garden beds where you plan to plant vegetables. Don’t have a vegetable plan? Well, consider planting an edible landscape. It can be almost as decorative as a flower garden if properly planned. And for all your efforts, you get a lot more nutrition.New data
Published: May 18, 2016
America’s national parks will celebrate a centennial birthday this August. And, in 2018, the National Trails System will celebrate 50 years, and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail will be 40 years old. Together, our national public lands are celebrating many decades of providing Americans with outdoor recreation, breath-taking views and endless memories.But while these national public lands are available
Published: May 18, 2016
Uplifting endings are as popular in Western literature as umbrellas in the desert. Sad stories sell. Desperados who inhabit notable works of renowned writers like Annie Proulx and Sherman Alexie tend toward drunken violence and tragic denouements.Percival Everett, an African-American author of nearly 30 books, takes a different tack in his new collection of nine short stories, “Half an Inch
Published: May 18, 2016
The top stories of the day from the May 18, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Several “drive-by” ADA lawsuits filed against Breckenridge businessesGov. Hickenlooper signs health-care bill into law in FriscoTake 5: Maggie Hogan, Team USA kayaker and 2016 Olympic hopeful
Published: May 18, 2016
Embroidered PotteryBreckenridge, May 181 p.m., Ceramic Studio, 125 South Ridge St. In this workshop we will create a non-functional piece of mixed media art. Basic handbuilding techniques will be demonstrated. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364.Summit MastermindsFrisco, May 18 & June 15:30 p.m., Backcountry Brewery, 720 Main St. Meets the first and third Wednesday
Published: May 18, 2016
Breckenridge Grand Vacations named a 2016 top workplaceFor the third consecutive year, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) has been recognized by The Denver Post as one of The Top 100 Workplaces in Colorado. The Denver Post and Workplace Dynamics partner annually to gather data via in-depth, voluntary surveys from workers across the state, measuring their satisfaction levels with their employers. Companies
Published: May 17, 2016
And now it’s officially in the books.Health-care bill HB 16-1336, which has been progressing through the Colorado General Assembly this legislative session, is a law after Gov. John Hickenlooper made a stopover in Frisco at Elevate coSpace on Tuesday afternoon to add his signature. The new decree calls for the state’s Division of Insurance to conduct a study looking at
Published: May 17, 2016
Maggie Hogan knows a thing or two about longevity.At 37 years old, the Philadelphia native and Team USA kayaker is preparing for her third trip to the Summer Olympics, and, with any luck, her first trip to the podium. She’s been an alternate and training partner since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, just a few short years after the collegiate swimmer
Published: May 17, 2016
SUMMIT VS. GLENWOOD — TIGERS BASEBALLThe final varsity game of the regular season, hosted by Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood Springs on May 10. The Tigers lost, 2-14, with six hits and three errors. The loss brought an end to a string of four consecutive wins for a 7-12 overall record and 5-9 record in the 4A Western Slope.
Published: May 17, 2016
There’s a new face for rec in Breck.On May 16, Breckenridge town manager Rick Holman announced the promotion of Scott Reid to serve as the director of recreation for the town. Reid currently heads up the open space and trails division in the Breckenridge Community Development/Planning Department. “It’s truly a testament to the town’s strong leadership culture that we are able
Published: May 17, 2016
Several Breckenridge restaurants were hit by disability lawsuits filed by a Florida man over a four-month period. Plaintiff Santiago Abreu, of West Palm Beach, Florida, filed at least eight complaints against local restaurants, including the Hearthstone, Downstairs at Eric’s and Kenosha Steakhouse, in the U.S. District Court of Colorado between November 2015 and February 2016.“We’ve been scrambling to try to
Published: May 17, 2016
As part of National Nurses Week and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco honors their nurses for their commitment to delivering high-level care to the community.This year, based on the criteria of stewardship, excellence, imagination and compassion, four nurses were selected as the Nurses of the Year: Kathy Black, Trixie VanderSchaaff, Jackie Macy and Stephanie Seabrook.Kathy
Published: May 17, 2016
Mark Koob is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, which might be one of the reasons he thrives taking on the challenge of teaching more than 180 students how to play different musical instruments. As someone who first learned to play an instrument in middle school himself, he started what would turn out to be a lifelong career with the trumpet. Every
Published: May 17, 2016
PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia television meteorologist has broken off from a trail run to rescue an injured baby screech owl and take it to a wildlife center, where it’s doing well.Longtime WPVI-TV personality Cecily Tynan says on her Facebook page she found the injured owl on the ground Monday clacking its beak at her.The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education says
Published: May 17, 2016
Richard Bradstreet Wellington Jan. 23, 1924 — May 14, 2016Richard B. “Dick” Wellington, Cedaredge, Colorado, passed away May 14, 2016 at home in Cedaredge. Dick was born in Caribou, Maine, Jan. 23, 1924. He was 92 years old. Raised in Caribou, he participated in scouts, music, sports and church activities. He graduated from Caribou High School in 1941 and attended
Published: May 17, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: PUBLIC SAFETY SEVERANCE, Colo. — A Colorado baby sitter is accused of using two children she was watching to help her rob a bank — a heist allegedly planned to help her pay back money stolen from her employers. According to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Rachel Einspahr went to the drive
Published: May 17, 2016
The top stories of the day from the May 17, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Inside the struggle to save the Dillon’s Summit Baseball AcademyColorado groups marks 15 years of affirming family healthAround the Summit: Governor visits Frisco to sign health-care bill
Published: May 17, 2016
Sports Authority Inc. can’t sell or transfer its Mile High Stadium naming rights or its team sponsorship without written consent, the Denver Broncos said in a bankruptcy court filing.Like the Denver Metropolitan Football Stadium District, which owns Mile High, the Broncos hope to keep Sports Authority from auctioning off the contracts.For the full story, visit The Denver Post website.
Published: May 16, 2016
More than 1,000 fresh flowers greeted attendees of the 15th anniversary celebration for the region’s Nurse-Family Partnership on Monday morning in Frisco.That bulk of bouquets represented the nearly 1,100 women who have come through the program, which provides nurse home-visitation services to low-income, first-time mothers since it began in the area in April 2001. The program specifically strives to improve
Published: May 16, 2016
HealthGovernor visits Frisco Tuesday to sign health-care billColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will make an appearance in Frisco on Tuesday, May 17 at Elevate coSPACE (711 Granite St.) for a public event to sign a health-care bill.House Bill 16-1336, which recently passed during this year’s legislative session, will be signed at 1:55 p.m. The new law will create a study looking
Published: May 16, 2016
DENVER — A woman who went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain on Christmas Eve 2013 remembered feeling “out of it” after getting a dose of morphine. But, as she came to, she realized her hospital gown was open, and a male nurse was touching and kissing her. The woman said she lay still, seemingly frozen. She says when
Published: May 16, 2016
Now Republican leadership has had its little conclave: Donald came to town and sat to chat for a bit; Paul Ryan, the latest member of the cringeocratic chorus on the Right, gave him the back of his hand. Note to Speaker Ryan: if it’s unity you crave, it’s not only Donald Trump who has to work for it. Since he
Published: May 16, 2016
Playing competitive baseball in Summit County is, in many ways, like trying to ride a bike with a leaky tire. Calling it an uphill battle is putting it modestly: piles of snow cover the ground until well after spring baseball season has started, temperatures rarely climb above 60 degrees until June and almost all games are played more than an
Published: May 16, 2016
“It was a winter,” I respond to my pal at City Market when he asks me how the season was. “It went by so … fast.” The more seasons I spend riding, the faster they seem to go by. I got a lot of days with On The Hill and am still riding a couple days a week at the
Published: May 16, 2016
Here’s what’s going on around Colorado today: GOVERNMENT WHY DO HEALTH INSURANCE PRICES VARY BY REGION? COLORADO SET TO STUDY High Country residents who pay high prices for health insurance are seeing a glimmer of hope for relief. Colorado legislators approved a bill to study whether the entire state should be treated as a single geographic district for health insurance
Published: May 16, 2016
There’s a new trend in home design that’s captivated the West. Referred to as “Modern Mountain” the trend has been rapidly gaining popularity in Summit County. But what is it exactly? We chatted with four local experts — an architect, an interior designer, a real estate broker and a homebuilder — to get a better understanding. “The aesthetic that Mountain
Published: May 14, 2016

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