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The Great Cornholio Breckenridge, Aug. 28 5:30 p.m., Carter Park Pavilion, 300 S. High St. Event is open to spectators and participants, entry includes two beer tickets and one food ticket. Please support our local nonprofit organization, Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, which is focused on reconnecting wounded veterans and their families through outdoor activities. See this site for program information:
Published: August 28, 2015
Peruvian natural resource managers have questions about how to protect their country’s forests, and they came to Summit County for answers.A U.S. Forest Service division called International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in foreign countries, brought top-level Peruvian officials for an educational tour that started Monday in Washington D.C. and ends Friday in Denver.In between, the
Published: August 27, 2015
Tyrus Vanmatre’s childhood friend, Henry Nelson, came to testify as a witness for both the prosecution and the defense on Thursday morning. Nelson said he and Vanmatre had known each other for 10 years and considered him as one of his “best friends” last summer before Vanmatre was charged with attempted second-degree murder after an alleged machete attack last summer.While
Published: August 27, 2015
Jepte ‘Jefte’ FloresOct. 22, 1998 - Aug. 22, 2015Jepte “Jefte” Flores, 16, lifelong resident of Frisco, Colorado passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Green Mountain Reservoir. He was born on Oct. 22, 1998 in Frisco to Rosendo and Ana-Lilia Flores. He was a member of the Spanish Bible Fellowship and was in the pre-collegiate group at the high school.
Published: August 27, 2015
I was harassed in the bank lobby the other day by a local blind liberal — one who votes for the Democratic party no matter what criminal is running — who asked me how the Mitt Romney campaign was going. So, I asked him in return how that Hope and Change was working out for him during his unemployment.I then
Published: August 27, 2015
I’d like to thank Sen. Mike Bennet following his announcement that he’ll be working in the senate to permanently protect 58,000 acres in the Eagle and Summit Counties. In doing so, he has reaffirmed his commitment, alongside U.S. Representative Jared Polis, to conservation and the protection of our natural environment. As anyone who has visited Colorado knows, we are blessed
Published: August 27, 2015
You could say the Tigers mountain bike team has an unfair advantage heading into the first race of the high school season.The statewide series makes its 2015 debut Aug. 29-30 at the Frisco Peninsula, a favorite singletrack system for local riders of all stripes and, after formal practices began a week or two ago, the go-to training grounds for the
Published: August 27, 2015
A couple on stilts dance across the stage; the woman is spun, flipped and carried around with aplomb. A lineup of horns blares from the back of the stage, while a drummer saunters across the front. Dancers in elaborate costumes appear from the sides, slinging hula hoops hypnotically around their bodies, while a performer in an animal costume leads the
Published: August 27, 2015
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: August 27, 2015
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School to fire 15-year veteran Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to
Published: August 27, 2015
It’s summer in the High Country, and nothing quite says summer in Colorado like a festival celebrating craft beer. Breckenridge is a popular beer festival location in Summit County, with both the spring and summer festivals drawing large crowds.This year, the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It will be held in the open air, in the
Published: August 27, 2015
Everyone is talking about gluten and going gluten-free. What is all this gluten hype about? And, is going gluten-free right for you? Let’s first start off by discussing what exactly gluten is on the molecular level and what it does inside the body. Gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye, is a large family of proteins, not a single entity.
Published: August 27, 2015
Shifters and derailleurs have been the bane of my existence since I first sat on a mountain bike.To be fair, part of this is my fault. I either buy the cheapest components on the market — think entry-level lines from SRAM and Shimano — or I simply ride the same, trail-mangled hardware my buddy beat to hell before selling the
Published: August 27, 2015
There are countless hiking trails in Summit County and the surrounding areas, and we know that you’re on them. How can you resist? The benefits of hiking range from improved bone density to weight loss to elevated mood, plus it’s a visual feast. In addition to these (and other) benefits, hiking also takes a toll on your body and often
Published: August 27, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Dan Caro grunted and toiled as he struggled to keep his body close to the wall while reaching for that next three-finger crimp. Sometimes, the most disturbing yet oddly awakening moment of a climb can be looking for a hold that doesn’t seem to be there. The only description the Summit County climbing guidebook has for Fragile
Published: August 27, 2015
Writing Group Breckenridge, Aug. 27 5:30 p.m., Yellow Arrow Coffee, 103 S. Harris St. We meet the last Thursday of every month to discuss creativity, blocks, publishing and how to support each other as writers. Bring a piece to share if you so desire. Canvas Painting Party Breckenridge, Aug. 27 7 p.m., Ready Paint Fire, 323 N. Main St. Join
Published: August 27, 2015
Beer and wine festivals are offered in abundance in Summit County over the summer, drawing crowds of locals, Front Rangers and visitors to one side of the lake or the other to taste whatever the theme of the weekend is. On Saturday, Aug. 29, another such event hits Copper Mountain Resort, but this one comes with a twist. Cider Circus
Published: August 26, 2015
Jadon Jellis, the alleged victim of a machete attack last summer, was presented as the first witness of the day by the prosecution during the trial of Tyrus Vanmatre, who is charged with second-degree attempted murder and nine additional counts. Jellis appeared in court Wednesday morning. His testimony started from the beginning, when he first arrived in Colorado from Wyoming.
Published: August 26, 2015
Saying goodbye on the first day of kindergarten was tough for Breckenridge resident Brittany Thomas.The mother of four wiped her face as she dropped off her eldest, 5-year-old Cameron Olthoff, at Upper Blue Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 26.“I got to get used to this,” said Thomas, standing in the parking lot afterward with red eyes.Cameron was more excited and nervous.“She
Published: August 26, 2015
In less than a week, Breckenridge Town Council members and local Vail Resorts representatives went from battling over a lift-ticket tax to joking about enjoying drinks together.On Tuesday, Aug. 25, hours before a council vote that would finalize a 4.5 percent lift-ticket tax proposal for the November ballot, the town and the resort company hammered out an agreement that earned
Published: August 26, 2015
Matching fund pledges by Vail Resorts, Breckenridge and Summit County allowed the Colorado Department of Transportation to fast-track the State Highway 9 Iron Springs realignment, helping close a $1 millon gap in needed funding. The proposed realignment would cover just over four miles of Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Frisco, moving the road away from Dillon Reservoir and eliminating the
Published: August 26, 2015
I was flabbergasted by the large ad on page 17 in the August 26 edition. The Green Solution — Colorado’s best mountain dispensary (their words, not mine) — used a picture of a mountain climber to promote their cannabis products with the tags: Better Concentrates, Better Flower, Better Climbing. Are they — and you — out of your minds? I
Published: August 26, 2015
I attended the Breckenridge town council meeting Tuesday evening. I came to the meeting frustrated with the Vail Resorts corporation for bullying my town and frustrated with town leadership for thinking a simple solution to a problem was more taxes. When two parties begin airing their differences in public, the odds of finding mutually agreeable solutions are low. The town
Published: August 26, 2015
It goes without saying that police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel do not get enough recognition for their commitment to serve and protect us. Last week, at four in the morning, I was driving myself to the emergency department in Frisco with a major headache. A half a mile from the hospital, I was pulled over by Officer Aaron Trainor.
Published: August 26, 2015
For the second year in a row, the USA Pro Challenge and the town of Breckenridge has ignored the rights of the property owners of The Blazing Saddles Commercial and Condominium Association. Your guests, vendors and race organizers — without seeking permission — have caused numerous problems for our residents and businesses. Our parking lot is the last big lot
Published: August 26, 2015
The town of Blue River will provide ballots for a special election regarding the Ruby Placer annexation. Many residents of Blue River have worked hard to give fellow residents a right to vote on the future on our town. Our town trustees have worked hard at denying our right to vote with emergency annexation of Ruby Placer. Emergency ordinances do
Published: August 26, 2015
Just when I was positive I had discovered a phenomenon deserving serious scientific study, I learned, once again, I’m only just catching up. That’s OK because knowing the research exists helps confirm I am not crazy — at least, not completely so. Last week, I witnessed a friend responding to a simple inquiry with an equally simple answer. When asked
Published: August 26, 2015
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who shot several rounds from a prop gun outside a saloon in the historic Arizona town of Tombstone faces disorderly conduct and other charges. Tombstone Marshal John Houston says the man was in the Dragoon Saloon early Tuesday when he got into a fight with his girlfriend. He broke a pool cue, then went
Published: August 26, 2015
Folk Orchestra Patchy Sanders Frisco, Aug. 26 10 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Based out of Ashland OR, they are 6: Danielle (banjo.) and Jacqui Aubert (vocal), Dan Sherrill (guitar.), Sara Wilbur (violin.), Ian Van Ornum (mandolin.), and Eric Jones (bass). Working with eclectic themes from dreams, fairy-tales, afterlife, and wild lands, Patchy crafts stream-of-consciousness story music with an
Published: August 26, 2015
Keystone Wood Racquet OpenThe Keystone Tennis Center hosted the first annual Keystone Wood Racquet Open on Aug. 15. The one-day tournament had a single requirement: all players had to use an old-school wood racquet for at least two games of each round. Simple enough.Nearly 30 players came out for the Open, including a slew of locals and several visitors from
Published: August 25, 2015
The Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone Resort was held Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22. Bands included Mosey West, David Wax Museum, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Miner, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and Delta Rae.
Published: August 25, 2015
The Summit County District Court seated a 14-person jury late Tuesday morning to determine whether Denver resident Tyrus Walter Vanmatre should be found guilty of second-degree attempted murder, as well as nine other charges.The prosecution began opening statements later that afternoon, with strikingly different narratives from assistant district attorney Heidi McCollum and private defense attorney Douglas Romero, with the Colorado
Published: August 25, 2015
As the USA Pro Challenge rolled through Breckenridge this year, did the dollars follow?Depends on whom you ask.While some locals said the cycling race isn’t worth the hassle or short-term drops in business, most others said they support the event for its long-term positive impacts on the town.“We knew going in that it was going to be inconvenient for people,
Published: August 25, 2015
It’s safe to say that Tayler Wiles is the next big thing in women’s cycling.The 26-year-old Utah native came to Colorado for the inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge as one of DNA Cycling’s strongest riders: She represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in July and took the overall win at the Women’s Tour of New Zealand earlier this
Published: August 25, 2015
I was coming down Ski Hill Road recently during the race and watched an ambulance take about four minutes to drive from City Market to Ski Hill. Is the bike race more important than someone’s life? I think the sense of entitlement these cyclists enjoy is pathetic. If there is any argument that the Flight For Life chopper could’ve gotten
Published: August 25, 2015
We are music lovers, and the free concerts offered throughout Summit (and Eagle) County are some of our favorite summer events. And, we greatly appreciate our towns and other organizations that work hard to treat us locals and visitors to them, free of charge.We do feel one concern should be voiced, however. An example of this concern occurred Saturday afternoon.
Published: August 25, 2015
Two intense short dramas that will appear in the Breckenridge Film Festival this fall poignantly illustrate war’s effect on women — both those who fulfill combat support roles and those left at home to worry about deployed loved ones. In “Day One,” a divorced Afghan-American woman pushed out of her conservative community uses her one marketable skill as a bilingual
Published: August 25, 2015
LONDON (AP) — Don’t set your watch by Big Ben. Officials say the famous clock at Britain’s Parliament — used by Londoners for decades to check the time — has recently been slow by as much as six seconds. The 156-year-old clock chimes every 15 minutes and emits deep bongs to mark the hour. Its inaccuracy was noticed by staff
Published: August 25, 2015
There’s just something about water that’s relaxing. Whether it’s the sound of a trickling fountain or babbling brook, the dancing pattern of reflecting light or even just that cool fresh smell, water adds an important element to any home or building.In fact, the term feng shui literally has water (shui) in its name. Translated to English as wind-water, feng shui
Published: August 25, 2015
Vail Resorts recently announced the launch of EpicMix Time – an expansion of the company’s ski and snowboard app – that will allow guests at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek to access real-time lift line wait times.Debuting in the 2015-16 season, EpicMix Time will display up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 55 core lifts and gondolas and
Published: August 25, 2015
Billabong, Element, and Under Armour Trunk Show Breckenridge, Aug. 25 1 p.m., Breckenridge Christian Ministries (BCM Building), 103 Sawmill Road. Billabong/Element / Under Armour show with mens, ladies & kids apparel & accessories for summer & fall. Proceeds to benefit SCY - Summit County Youth. Dillon Elementary Dinner & Dance Fundraiser Dillon, Aug. 25 5:30 p.m., Lake Dillon Amphitheater, W.
Published: August 25, 2015
U.S. homeowners lost about $3.3 trillion net worth in the 2008 home mortgage crash. What followed sent the stock market lower, resulting in $6.6 trillion in equity-market losses. Total, about $10 trillion, one-fifth of the world’s GDP. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2008, the overall delinquency rate for home mortgages was 6.9 percent, with a 19.9 percent rate
Published: August 24, 2015
For more than 40 years, Bryan Bowers has been renowned for his talent on the autoharp, an instrument popular in bluegrass and folk music and most famously played by “Mother” Maybelle Carter and the Carter family.Bowers pioneered his own eclectic style on the string instrument, added his singer-songwriter and storytelling talents and became a veteran on the festival circuit, including
Published: August 24, 2015
A round-up of the USA ProChallenge photos.
Published: August 24, 2015
The USA Pro Challenge has the fans. It has international television coverage, supportive sponsors, the world’s top teams and Colorado communities that clamor for host duty.But after five years, what the Pro Challenge still lacks is a title sponsor that can keep it alive.For the full story, visit The Denver Post website.
Published: August 24, 2015
As a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the field of addiction for over a decade, I am concerned about a relatively new drug. This drug is not smoked, injected or drank. It doesn’t have the direct physiological effects of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. It doesn’t even really have chemicals in it at all: the drug of technology.
Published: August 24, 2015
August 6Silverthorne police responded to reports of a dog bite resulting in the death of a local neighborhood cat. The owner of the dog was contacted and charged with dangerous or potentially dangerous dog.August 11Silverthorne police saw a car driving recklessly. When the officer turned on his lights to pull the driver over, driver pulled into a parking lot and
Published: August 24, 2015
Summit Habitat for Humanity is trying something new to tackle the community’s growing affordable housing problem.The nonprofit chapter acquired three units in existing multi-family properties in the Dillon and Silverthorne area in the last few months, and the organization will use volunteers to renovate the homes, which will be sold with no-interest loans to families in need.“As land prices continue
Published: August 24, 2015
A fatal accident closed eastbound Interstate 70 into the early hours of the morning on Monday, Aug. 24. Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol reported that a 25-year-old Lakewood woman died in the single-car crash around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, near mile marker 216. Her name has not yet been releasedAccording to patrol reports, the woman was driving
Published: August 24, 2015
In the hyperbolic chariot race waged by Republican presidential candidates, we can report the first breastplated contestant to have thrown a spoke.That would be the supposed moral standard-bearer of the field (of mankind?): the estimably sainted Ben Carson.He can talk the talk of the GOP base, like saying the Affordable Care Act is worse than slavery, like saying that abortion
Published: August 24, 2015
Book Organizing Dillon, Aug. 24 9 a.m., Dillon Valley Elementary, 108 Deer Path Road. We need approximately 40 volunteers to help sort, sticker and organize books at Dillon Valley Elementary. If you have a couple hours, a half day or a whole day, we can use your help. Sign up at: bit.do/924help. Call Hollyanna Bates for more info (970) 389-7885.
Published: August 24, 2015
It took two weeks of moving rocks and pushing dirt.This August, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews re-aligned a segment of the Gold Hill Trail, which heads west toward the Tenmile Range about 4 miles north of Breckenridge.The youth corps employees, who range in age from 18 to 25, said their time on the Dillon Ranger District epitomized the summer they
Published: August 23, 2015
On a hot and hazy day in downtown Denver, Australian powerhouse Rohan Dennis became the first non-American to claim America’s Race.Not as though he realized he was making a sort of history.“I didn’t know that was the case until two days ago,” he said shortly after learning he officially won the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. “Hopefully, I can come back
Published: August 23, 2015
There is a special energy when people gather to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of exceptional athletes. The USA Pro Challenge attracts individuals who are pressing the boundaries of their sport, along with fans who want to celebrate this major accomplishment of nearly 620 miles in seven days. Locals and visitors in Summit County share a certain type of camaraderie. They
Published: August 23, 2015
Frisco Main Street construction to resume on MondayThe town of Frisco will continue will the next phase of their “Step Up Main Street” construction project on Monday, August 24. Expect intermittent one-lane closures — but no full closures — during the first two weeks of the project leading up to Labor Day. Construction will stretch from Seventh Avenue to Madison
Published: August 23, 2015
Northwest Colorado has been called “the deer factory” because its diverse mix of sagebrush flats, pinyon-juniper woodlands and rocky draws provides critical winter habitat for one of the largest migratory mule deer herds in the continent. But, the region and the underlying Piceance Basin also encompass one of the largest natural gas reserves in North America. Colorado researchers have now,
Published: August 23, 2015
The Summit County Coroner’s Office on Sunday, Aug. 23, released the name of the teen who drowned Saturday at Green Mountain Reservoir.Jefte Flores, 16, of Frisco, was a junior at Summit High School.“We are just devastated by this loss and feel so very sad for the family and friends and for our school community,” said Julie McCluskie, Summit School District’s
Published: August 22, 2015
When President Ronald Reagan signed an executive order in 1981 requiring federal agencies to analyze the costs and benefits of major regulations in order to ensure that the extra expense for businesses would be justified, environmental activists and congressional Democrats were aghast. They warned that such cost-benefit analyses would favor industry profits over the public good. “They are trying to
Published: August 23, 2015
The little guy was probably having a pretty good day; right up to the point where he was nearly decapitated.Like my mate and me, he was up early on a morning that was clear, cold and providing an amazing sunrise. While my bride and I had eaten before we embarked on our pre-dawn hike the victim looked to be relishing
Published: August 23, 2015
For most people, the name Henry Paulson conjures up images of Sunday morning talk shows during the financial crisis of 2008, or of the former U.S. Treasury Secretary’s tidy scrawl across the bottom of a $20 bill. But, to a significant number of Summit County locals, “Hank” Paulson is a friend from the early days, a familiar sight alongside his
Published: August 23, 2015
A fundraising effort by local families and businesses combined raised more than $5,000 for Summit County Flight For Life crews. The “Strider For Life” bike race and silent auction took place the morning of Saturday, Aug. 15, bringing 80 kids on their Strider balance bikes racing around a small circuit at the Frisco Adventure Park.“It was a very special time
Published: August 23, 2015
Dear Quandary,I’m Doing some landscaping and want rocks for my garden. Where can I get large rocks, Not boulders, in summit county? I need to carry them to my car, so I need easy access.Thank you,Rock solid This gets to be a bit trickier than you might anticipate for the do-it-yourself gardener. While packing a few rocks in your trunk
Published: August 23, 2015
After a weekend of welcoming, Rabbi Ruth Gelfarb, a part-time Rabbi with Boulder-based Congregation Har HaShem will step up as the new Rabbi for Synagogue of the Summit. “It’s a really diverse and interesting Jewish community,” Gelfarb said. “You have people from lots of different Jewish backgrounds who come to Summit.”Gelfarb added that the synagogue was in a unique position
Published: August 23, 2015
MOAB, Utah – Negro Bill Canyon wasn’t called that originally. The first word was one now almost universally frowned upon as a hateful epithet.The canyon just east of Moab was named for William Grandstaff, who trailed cattle from the Colorado up the canyon toward the La Sal Mountains. Researchers at the Frontier Historical Society in Glenwood Springs, Colo., say Grandstaff
Published: August 23, 2015
Cloak and Dagger Dillon, Aug. 23, 24 & 26 All Day, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 176 Lake Dillon Drive. Third-rate detective Nick Cutter is down on his luck when a beautiful blonde bombshell tosses a very intriguing case (and herself) into his lap. Learn to Make an Origami Box Keystone, Aug. 23 11 a.m., Art Gallery at Keystone Lake,
Published: August 23, 2015
USA Pro ChallengeThe county had been electrified with the USA Pro Challenge holding 4 of the 7 stages in the 618.5 mile, 7-day race.Big fan turnouts popped up everywhere along the 100+ mile stretches, from one end to the other along each stage.Plus, the weather was phenomenal. Big props to these racers who take up biking this mighty challenge.Two key
Published: August 22, 2015
After seven memorable days of riding, the sun will finally set on the 2015 USA Pro Challenge when the men and women end in Golden and Denver Aug. 23. Riders will have biked 618.5 miles over the course of the week, crossing seven counties, ascending 11 major climbs and completing a combination of 22 King of the Mountain and sprint
Published: August 22, 2015
On the penultimate day of racing, the international unknowns finally took hold of the USA Pro Challenge on Aug. 22, at least for a single stage.Roman Kreuziger of Tinkoff-Saxo, a perpetual top-25 finisher who often joined early break groups in the mountain stages, managed to hang onto his lead at the first Front Range course to take the Stage 6
Published: August 22, 2015
Jim Cavin, a longtime Breckenridge resident, died at age 84 on Friday, Aug. 7 in his Virginia home. Cavin, known as “the Cav,” helped shape Breckenridge into the destination it is today through his work in real estate.He and business partner Robert Girvin teamed up to form the real estate company Timberhill Associates in 1971. The two were neighbors who
Published: August 22, 2015
The city of Glenwood Springs has completed new rules for marijuana businesses, including the addition of a special-use review and hearing process, and an expanded 900-foot setback between retail pot shops and related businesses.City Council on Thursday approved the amended ordinance without any further discussion or public comment. The issue was aired during an Aug. 6 public hearing when council
Published: August 22, 2015
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh defense attorney got a hearing postponed at the last minute after convincing a judge that his wife’s labor was a matter of life — or his death. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Marc Daffner was granted a continuance Thursday after filing a blunt request with a Pittsburgh City Court magistrate. It read: “Defense counsel’s wife went
Published: August 22, 2015
Birding in Summit County can be challenging, given the altitude and rough terrain, but you don’t have to be physically fit to enjoy our birds. Many of the county’s 219 species can be attracted to and seen from your own backyard, whether you live in a house, condo or tent. You can improve your odds by adding flowering and fruiting
Published: August 22, 2015
As you may have recently heard, Volkswagen is indeed coming closer and closer to its objective of being the world’s largest automaker, edging Toyota out of the way as it expands to new markets and begins to finally make a deeper impact here in the U.S.They’ve accomplished this through a range of modern automobiles that are both charming and curiously
Published: August 22, 2015
There is so much wrong with the Denver City Council’s decision to “pause” in its consideration of granting Chick-fil-A a slot at DIA that it’s hard to know where to begin.So, let’s start with the obvious.According to Denver Post reporter Jon Murray, some council members said they were concerned about how a Chick-fil-A franchise would affect DIA’s reputation when —
Published: August 22, 2015
Dear Eartha, I recently saw your ad for your Sustainable Business Lunch n’ Learn workshop next week. I see the workshop discusses ways businesses can go paperless. I’ve heard that “going paperless” is not nearly as “green” as you think. What are your thoughts? Anonymous – FriscoThank you for the comment. Yes, the High Country Conservation Center will be hosting
Published: August 22, 2015
SUMMIT DAILY — Most mountain bikers have a love-hate relationship with West Ridge. It’s one of those rides with a long dirt-road haul, tight switchbacks and a handful of technical rock sections. But, it’s all worth the grind when you connect with the Colorado Trail outside of Keystone Resort and enter one of the fastest, flowiest descents in Summit: nearly
Published: August 21, 2015
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?”Evan Wasserman is a self-professed student of cycling. So, when the USA Pro Challenge announced four stops in his adopted hometown, he was ready to study
Published: August 22, 2015
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.
Published: August 22, 2015
Trail Reroute and Rehab Overnight Project Breckenridge, Aug. 22 All Day, McCullough Gulch. Friday night arrival encouraged. Just over eight miles outside of Breckenridge. This beautiful trail gives you the feeling of being lost in the woods as it winds up past a series of waterfalls before reaching a beautiful glacier-carved lake. It currently includes a central loop which, through
Published: August 22, 2015
Although it begins nearly 4,000 feet lower than the mountain stages, the sixth chapter of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge will be far from tame. After zig-zagging through the Loveland area, the men’s route heads east to the flat plains around Windsor, while the women’s route turns west to the foothills. Once looping around Windsor, the men then head back
Published: August 21, 2015
Durham, North Carolina, six-piece rock band Delta Rae will headline the second day of the Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone Resort, with a set from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The Summit Daily News recently caught up with vocalist Elizabeth Hopkins to talk about the band’s newest album, touring the world and what sets Delta Rae’s music
Published: August 21, 2015
The Breckenridge International Festival of Arts celebrates its closing night with a screening of “The Triplets of Belleville,” a wild animated film about a Tour de France cyclist who is kidnapped by henchmen and taken to the metropolis of Belleville. First released in 2003, the film quickly garnered a cult following. This year, it hits the road accompanied by a
Published: August 21, 2015
It took Rohan Dennis 18 minutes and 11 seconds to squelch any doubts about his reputation as the fastest and grittiest rider in the 2015 USA Pro Challenge.At the debut of the Breckenridge time trial, Dennis proved he has the strength and stamina to likely clench the overall win in Denver on Aug. 23. He posted a commanding performance on
Published: August 21, 2015
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet visited Breckenridge on Wednesday, Aug. 19, to learn more about a conservation effort that would create more federally designated wilderness and other conservation areas around the Continental Divide.Hunters, anglers, outdoor recreationists, small business owners, elected officials, veterans and conservationists met with the senator at Breckenridge Ski Resort to show their support for a Senate companion of
Published: August 21, 2015
As much as things have changed in Western Colorado over the last 15 years, the region’s climate and scenery remain as attractive as ever.Counties in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains score among the country’s best for physical characteristics that make for attractive places to live, according to the natural amenities scale generated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.The scale
Published: August 21, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Great for a quick trail ride from downtown Breckenridge, the Illinois Creek trail system provides a number of short loops, as well as a connection to the Blue River recpath that runs from Breckenridge to the base of Swan Mountain Road on the southern shore of Lake Dillon. Located behind the Steven C. West Ice Arena, the
Published: August 21, 2015
If there’s any good news to be gained from the toxic spill of mine wastes into the Animas River upstream of Durango, Colorado, it’s that public attention has suddenly shifted to the health of rivers in the West. The 3-million-gallon accident riveted the media, even rating a story in England’s Guardian newspaper. Here at home, officials took action almost immediately:
Published: August 21, 2015
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.
Published: August 21, 2015
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University after sinking a half-court shot. Lem Turner of Illinois made the lucky shot Thursday night during a freshman pep rally for this year’s athletic events at Worthen Arena. The event was held as part of the school’s welcome festivities. Ball State says
Published: August 21, 2015
Before there were trains, planes and automobiles, America’s waterways were the focus of most transportation of people and goods.With our developing nation’s growth, we turned our backs on those fluid navigational creeks, rivers and lakes.Today, recreation industrialists are succeeding in returning our attention once again to the flowing waters — small and big.Small — like Ten Mile Creek, flowing off
Published: August 21, 2015
Summit County has been in a pretty extraordinary stretch of bike racing. The Breck Epic ran all last week, and, as I write (or type, as the case may be), the Pro Challenge is on its way to a Breckenridge finish, after a finish at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Friday will hold a time trial in Breckenridge. Whew! That’s a
Published: August 21, 2015
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office identified a suspect after a Colorado Department of Transportation employee discovered a body off of Interstate 70 on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Summit County Sheriff John Minor said the body was found off of a dirt road near the highway, which is used as a turn-around for snowmobiles. “Obviously, CDOT goes down there
Published: August 20, 2015
Friday, Aug. 21Meniskus will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The influences of
Published: August 21, 2015
Friday, Aug. 21Meniskus will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22. The music of the Colorado trio is informed by the extensive classical training of Cris Ryt and Eric Ostberg, as well as the unique sound Bardusco brings from his experience as a self-taught guitarist growing up in Venezuela. The influences of
Published: August 21, 2015
The best of Colorado’s late-summer season comes to Keystone’s River Run Village on Friday, Aug. 21, and Saturday, Aug. 22, with the return of the Mountain Town Music Festival. The combination of nationally known bands and musicians with the fresh Colorado harvest of Palisade peaches, sweet corn and melons serves up a tasty way to celebrate the end of summer
Published: August 21, 2015
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Breckenridge, Aug. 21 All Day, Main Street Breckenridge. The race will feature professional cycling’s best competing on a challenging course. The town draws big names for race-day concerts and the bike party rolls all week with cruiser crawls, amateur races, guided road and mountain rides and free demos from top manufacturers. Cloak and Dagger Dillon, Aug.
Published: August 21, 2015
After four days of racing, even the powerful BMC Racing crew is uncertain about the first-ever time trial in Breckenridge. “It’ll be kind of a mystery to us,” BMC team manager Jackson Stewart said. “The Vail course was pretty predictable, so I think this time trial will be unique because it’s a pretty open stage.”Display of pure skillTime trials are
Published: August 20, 2015
The sweeping peloton you’ll see flying through Colorado this year for the USA Pro Challenge may have some ponytails in tow. For the first time in the event’s five years, the Pro Challenge is bringing female athletes into the spotlight for three days of competition in Colorado, with large crowd finishes in Breckenridge, Fort Collins and Golden.“It’s the first time
Published: August 20, 2015

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