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Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone, Aug. 1 & 2 Noon, River Run Village. Folks gather while 30+ craft breweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys. Live music kicks up on three stages. Visit www.keystonefestivals.com for the most up to date schedule of events. All Keystone festivals and events are pet free. Salute to
Published: August 1, 2015
Fans of Ella Fitzgerald, rejoice! The Breckenridge Music Festival is hosting an orchestral pops evening Saturday, Aug. 1, featuring the great jazz siren’s most memorable work, brought to life by vocalist Carmen Bradford and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra. This program is a collaborative creation of guest conductor Michael Berkowitz and Bradford, who worked together to develop a night to
Published: August 1, 2015
No matter how he looks at it, a bicycle is a good thing for Sam Parker, one of the founders of Podium Sports in Frisco. He first learned to ride a bike at around 6 or 7 years old, when his family was living in Australia. He tore through the neighborhood on his Schwinn Sting-Ray, delivering the morning paper along
Published: August 1, 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 1, 2015
Friends shopping for an upgrade to an amazingly long-lasting 1990s Impreza recently asked what the difference was, exactly, between the very popular and occasionally eye-searing Subaru Crosstrek and the all-new 2015 Impreza Sport.The easiest answer is, it all depends on what kind of experience you’re looking for in your new, smaller Subie. If you want a sportier, lower-to-the-ground driving experience
Published: August 1, 2015
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — One of two men suspected of making off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash that was mistakenly left behind by ATM workers bought an SUV with the money hours later, police said. Alton Harvey, 42, of Hillside, was arrested Wednesday after police traced a white van that was captured on surveillance video pulling up to
Published: August 1, 2015
Webster Pass Road ascends to the sources of the Snake River, streams from the slopes of Sullivan Mountain (13,134 feet), Landslide Peak (13,238 feet), Red Cone (12,801 feet), Handcart Peak (12,518 feet) and Teller Mountain (12,602 feet), all found along the Continental Divide. A loop hike beginning at Webster Pass Road and passing northeast through the Snake River watershed to
Published: August 1, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Floating or wading, big rivers or small creeks, the fly-fishing in and around the Vail Valley is off the charts right now. The Eagle River has benefited from recent rains and flows are holding steady, remaining nice and cold for local trout. With more clear, cool water over on the Colorado River, flows are now ideal for
Published: August 1, 2015
On Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, Yellow Arrow Coffee in Breckenridge hosted a series of Summit County Camino events to educate locals about the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. The events included a hike along the Shrine Mountain Trail and a potluck dinner, where hikers swapped stories and information on hiking the Camino de Santiago and other
Published: August 1, 2015
Is it true I-70 is going to be a toll road?Had your eyes on those construction crews, eh? Well yes, this is partially true. The entirety of Interstate 70 won’t become a toll road, but the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the process of creating what they have deemed the I-70 Mountain Express Lane. While you are probably
Published: August 1, 2015
The last time I spoke to Robert, he had just finished changing his wife Mary’s diaper. He told me this with no trace of self-pity but rather to share one of the remaining intimacies of a couple still very much in love.She learned of her sickness on her 49th birthday. With drugs and determination she fought the good fight but
Published: August 1, 2015
After Vail Resorts’ corporate office refused the town of Breckenridge’s tax plan for long-term funding to address parking and transit problems, Breck’s citizens will now make the decision on the proposal, which will be on the November ballot. The tax is an admissions tax, which will be assessed on any company operating a for-profit activity or event that includes an
Published: August 1, 2015
VAIL, Colo. — Single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at Vail’s two big grocery stories beginning on Saturday, Aug. 1. Paper bags will be used instead, but only at a cost of 10 cents a bag.The law intends to nudge shoppers into taking their own bags to stuff in the lettuce and cantaloupe and, since this is Vail,
Published: August 1, 2015
So I haven’t stopped talking and thinking and even fantasizing about sailing in a few weeks.Actually, it started more like a few months ago, when I transplanted to Summit County from the narrow, claustrophobic corridor of eastern Eagle County, aka the Vail Valley. Since we’re talking about water, an ECO native once told me that Vail Valley is a misnomer
Published: August 1, 2015
Bake Sale to benefit Summit in Honduras Breckenridge, Aug. 2 10 a.m., St John’s Episcopal Church, 106 French St. Summit Honduras is a humanitarian, nonprofit providing outreach to impoverished families and children in Honduras since 2005 and this is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Gigantic Rummage Sale Frisco, Aug. 2 5 p.m., Summit Senior and Community Center, Highway 9.
Published: August 2, 2015
Documenting the plight of women in war-torn regions of the world is not a new subject for literature, by any means. Authors have written on the topic from many, predominately sympathetic, perspectives. But some writers, such as Jacqueline St. Joan, approach their storytelling with the intention of promoting activism and involvement in women’s issues. Her recent novel, “My Sister Made
Published: August 2, 2015
The Breckenridge Music Festival offers another intimate evening in the Riverwalk Center with its upcoming chamber concert, “Schumann and Sutherland.” The concert includes the work of Robert Schumann, Judd Greenstein and Francis Poulenc, with guest artist pianist Robin Sutherland joining artists of the Festival Orchestra. French composer Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet, Op. 100, was scored between 1932
Published: August 2, 2015
On a sticky June evening, I pull onto the narrow shoulder of U.S. 30, 12 miles northwest of Portland, Oregon. Cars speed past my little Tacoma camper as I stroll down a short hill singed yellow by the heat wave. Nearly hidden from view behind rambunctious apple trees is Carey Haider’s two-story Quonset hut. Blackberry brambles creep along its edges,
Published: August 2, 2015
WYOMINGWhat animal is the size of a car and notorious for tossing cowboys through the air? A 2,000-pound Brahma bull, of course. Though, at a recent Cody, Wyoming, rodeo, the only way Mongo startled anybody was by sucking on a lollypop. Mongo is just “a big puppy” who doesn’t even know he’s a bull, reports the Cody Enterprise. That makes
Published: August 2, 2015
Last summer, Jojo Buss worked as a guide in some of the country’s most spectacular places, taking teenagers paddling, hiking and camping. Highlights included kayaking on Yellowstone Lake and whitewater rafting in Teton National Forest. “The way they all bonded, like, blew my mind,” Buss says.The 22-year-old earned only about $1,800 that summer, despite very long hours under rough conditions.
Published: August 2, 2015
Vail Resorts and the town of Breckenridge agree on two fundamental points:Parking is an issue.Vail Resorts has offered to contribute a significant majority of the cost of a new, reasonably-sized public-parking structure.I want to thank town councilwoman Wendy Wolfe for acknowledging some of the open items with the town’s parking structure proposal in her recent letter to the community (Summit
Published: August 2, 2015
The continuum of American politics is not a straight line — it is more like a circle. Travel farther out on the right and left, and ultimately, the sides bend to a common position on an issue, like taxpayer subsidies for big business. To many progressives, such expenditures are giveaways to the already wealthy. To many conservatives, they are a
Published: August 2, 2015
Early Bird Yoga Dillon, Aug. 3 & 5 8 a.m., Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 56 US Highway 6. Modified Kundalini Yoga focuses on strength, breathing and flexibility and is perfect for the beginner or experienced yogi. Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike Breckenridge, Aug. 3 10 a.m., Iowa Hill Trailhead, Airport Road. Enjoy an easy guided hike through the
Published: August 3, 2015
The town of Breckenridge collected more money than ever last ski season from its pay parking lots.According to an annual Breckenridge Police Department parking report, the F-Lot, Tiger Dredge, East Sawmill, Wellington lots as well as overnight pay parking in the Satellite and Ice Rink lots generated a new record of $429,249 — up 22 percent from the previous record
Published: August 2, 2015
Mountain resort reservation trends point to strong summerDespite monsoonal rains in some regions, severe drought in other areas and geo-political volatility, performance and revenues among lodging properties at 19 mountain destinations in six mountain states are continuing their strong, multi-month pace.According to Denver-based DestiMetrics, a resort travel organization that tracks reservation and occupancy at participating resorts, as of June 30,
Published: August 3, 2015
VAIL — Hawaii, where you can drop seeds on the sidewalk, and they’ll grow legalized retail marijuana.Rep. Della Au Belatti’s (D-Hawaii) bill — passed in waning moments of this year’s Hawaii state Legislature — allows eight retail marijuana shops in the entire state.A dozen or so Hawaiian lawmakers were among 350 state legislators in Vail this week for the Council
Published: August 2, 2015
Summer is my favorite time of year to bike, hike and run. I participate on Vail Valley Medical Center’s running team and enjoy competing in races around the county. While it’s sometimes hard to balance my desire to train hard with the need to take care of my body, it’s vital to my short — and long-term — fitness goals.
Published: August 3, 2015
A multi-million dollar project to improve recreational paths along the Clear Creek corridor got the final go-ahead from the Clear Creek County board of commissioners.On July 7, the board approved a contract with The Greenway Foundation to begin work on a planning and design proposal for the Clear Creek County Greenway Trail project.The project consists of nearly 13 miles of
Published: August 3, 2015
MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE - A crash in a mountain bike race killed an Edwards man and caused organizers to cancel the last day of competition.Will Olson, 40, apparently died of blunt force trauma to the chest during Saturday’s stage of the Crested Butte stop in the Enduro World Series. Olson was close to the finish line when he crashed, race
Published: August 3, 2015
Prince Bandar bin-Sultan, once one of the Aspen area’s most royal residents — who had some lofty property tax bills, too — has sold his last property in the gated Starwood neighborhood.The sale, recorded Wednesday in the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, showed the Bandar-controlled Bricol N.V., the name under which the property was owned, collected $5.87 million from
Published: August 3, 2015
Riggs Hill hikeNestled in the middle of Grand Junction’s Redlands community is Riggs Hill — a historical hike, featuring dinosaur bones and vast views.This hike is perfect for all abilities and ages, plus it’s a great jaunt for dogs. This trail ranges from one to three miles, depending on which loop is chosen. The trail is located just off the
Published: August 3, 2015
The families of survivors of the fatal helicopter crash in Frisco filed lawsuits against aircraft manufacturers and operators last Friday. Complaints were filed against helicopter operator Air Methods Corp. and manufacturer Airbus Helicopters in the Summit County District Court following the July 3 Flight For Life crash that severely injured flight nurses David Repsher and Matt Bowe and killed local
Published: August 3, 2015
Summit County is filled with bodies in motion. Whether you’re into running the corners of the baseball diamond, hiking a 14er or descending downhill terrain on a mountain bike, there may be some degree of expected aches or pains during or after activity. Knowing the difference between “normal” and “abnormal” responses to activity is important, but it can be hard
Published: August 3, 2015
Headwater Hops Festival celebrates clean waterThe Blue River Watershed Group hosts its annual “Headwater Hops Fest” fundraiser this Thursday, Aug. 6 at Pug Ryan’s Tiki Bar at the Dillon Marina from 5-8 p.m. Mountain water equals better beer. And preserving and protecting that fabulous mountain water is the group’s foremost mission. Enjoy an evening of sampling from Summit County breweries
Published: August 3, 2015
The folks at the Blue River Watershed Group know that sometimes it’s difficult to get people to talk or think about water issues. Even though water is an essential resource to the community, it’s easy for it to slip out of mind without drought or floods bringing the subject to the fore. To inject a little extra fun into their
Published: August 3, 2015
It’s Tuesday, Aug. 4. — two days until the first Republican presidential primary debate. To quote Samuel L. Jackson’s character John Raymond Arnold in “Jurassic Park”: “Hang onto your butts …”Barring fisticuffs, a Thursday viewer should watch for a few things.Headlines on Friday will feature the name “Trump,” but which Donald will show up? The one wearing clown shoes, or
Published: August 4, 2015
I was dismayed at the one-sidedness of your article about longboarders. Your editorial position, and views of your writer, are to celebrate taking extreme personal risks, embracing lawlessness and disregarding the personal safety of others. I strongly disagree with this philosophy.The rules and regulations in Summit County are clear about the proper use of our recreation paths: Resolution No. 2004-43,
Published: August 4, 2015
So, pedal-assisted electric bikes are prohibited on the bike paths around Lake Dillon and Silverthorne as well as in the town of Frisco. Too dangerous! But they have brakes! However, racing downhill on longboards on bike trails apparently is allowed and even glorified in your recent article. They have no brakes. Where does the liability lie for this waiting-to-happen accident?
Published: August 4, 2015
I was very disappointed that two articles were published exalting longboarding on the bike paths within the county. Being an avid bike rider using these bike paths, I have seen many close calls between long boarders and users (myself) of the paths. What should have been included in the article is that long boarders have no brakes, and their only
Published: August 4, 2015
Garfield County commissioners are not willing to discuss with SG Interests the use of Four Mile Road outside Glenwood Springs as a haul route to the company’s latest proposed well in the Thompson Divide area.“I’m going to continue to say what all three of us have said before … that Four Mile Road is not a haul route,” Commissioner Tom
Published: August 4, 2015
The families of survivors of the fatal helicopter crash in Frisco filed lawsuits against aircraft manufacturers and operators last Friday. Complaints were filed against helicopter operator Air Methods Corp. and manufacturer Airbus Helicopters in the Summit County District Court following the July 3 Flight For Life crash that severely injured flight nurses David Repsher and Matt Bowe and killed local
Published: August 4, 2015
A petition to recall a Snowmass Village town councilman facing criminal charges was submitted Monday hours before he stated publicly that he intends to stay in his seat. The 325 signatures were submitted by petition committee members Fred Kucker and Jim Hooker, both former Snowmass elected representatives. The signatures have to be certified by the town clerk, but Kucker said
Published: August 4, 2015
An outbreak of lice has many Aspen children scratching their heads, prompting child care facilities to alert parents and one facility to close down Friday for disinfection purposes.“I’ve worked 20 years in early childhood, and there’s never been lice in this building for the 17 years I’ve been here,” said Dawn Ryan, who owns and operates Aspen Mountain Tots, which
Published: August 4, 2015
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to arrive in Aspen on Tuesday for a private fundraising event before she makes two public appearances in Denver, a source knowledgeable of her visit said.Clinton will appear an event at the home of Soledad and Robert Hurst, both of whom declined to comment when reached Monday. Robert Hurst sits on the Aspen Institute’s
Published: August 4, 2015
Want to become more involved with local education?Four seats are available this year in the biennial election on Nov. 3 for the Summit School District Board of Education.The four-year terms now held by Alison Casias, Dave Miller, Sue Wilcox and Erin Young will expire in November. Miller and Wilcox are eligible to run for another term, while Casias and Young
Published: August 4, 2015
Some might call Nederland-bred Elephant Revival a band of hippies, but vocalist and fiddle player Bridget Law opts to describe the musicians as earth-loving creatures, mountain dwellers who allow their energies to coalesce into music that comes from the heart and permeates the soul.“We sing about the mountains and the rivers and the sky and the sea and adventure and
Published: August 4, 2015
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) will visit Breckenridge on Wednesday, Aug. 5, starting with a tour of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.From 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., BOEC staff will show him the role the outdoors can play in rehabilitation and physical therapy and will talk with him about the importance of preserving outdoor spaces for future generations.He recently introduced
Published: August 4, 2015
August 2• A suspect tackled an employee at a bar on Main Street in Breckenridge and subsequently fled. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.• Breckenridge police responded to an intoxication case with reports of a person passed out next to the river. The suspect was taken into protective custody.• A 2012 H&H trailer was stolen from Breckenridge’s Satellite lot
Published: August 4, 2015
Two much-needed AT&T cell tower projects have been put on the backburner, and Summit County commissioners aren’t happy about it. This month, they sent a strongly worded letter to AT&T expressing their concerns with the lack of cell service in several parts of the county. After working toward the towers for two years, AT&T recently announced to the Summit County
Published: August 4, 2015
The only military surplus store in Summit County, Mikes Surplus Store recently opened its doors in Silverthorne. Owners Mike Plum and Mike Gawin have not put up permanent sign yet since they opened the store in June but have obtained quite the collection of survival supplies.“We have a lot of people who say that we should be a zombie apocalypse
Published: August 5, 2015
Explore the comedic possibilities that arise in a two-actor play with the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s production of “Love Child,” the new Off-Broadway play receiving a limited engagement Wednesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 8, at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.Revived from its successful run at the Avenue Theatre in Denver, the show once again features Steven Burge, from the Backstage
Published: August 5, 2015
The Keystone Neighbourhood Co. celebrated the 19th year of the Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, with record crowds on Saturday and the largest number of breweries ever to participate, with 40 total.This year, the Keystone Neighbourhood Co. added workshops and a Pickin’ Tent to the festival to go along with a musical
Published: August 5, 2015
Dillon Open RegattaA two-day sailboat regatta held Aug. 1-2 on Lake Dillon, with several categories for junior racers and boats of varying sizes. More than 300 skippers from across the country came out for the weekend, touted as the world’s “highest regatta” and hosted by the world’s highest deep-water yacht club, the Dillon Yacht Club. For complete results, see www.dillonopen.com.Laser
Published: August 5, 2015
The Summit County Shooting Range is back and better than ever. Literally.Just ask rangemaster Merle Schultz, or, better yet, see for yourself. Near the range’s main entrance, found a few hundred yards from the Summit County landfill, the Summit Range Association hung a poster showing what the range looked like when the association took over in 2013.“It really was an
Published: August 4, 2015
Summit County is home to some of the best athletes in the state and the country. Some are locals who have grown up here their whole lives, while others are transplants from across the nation and world. The biggest thing many of them have in common is the allure of Summit County. It’s a destination to enhance their training and
Published: August 5, 2015
White event tents speckled the high school’s parking lot a few weeks ago when we dropped the kids off for a summer practice. Entering the lot, we took guesses at what event was planning to pit stop at Summit High. This time of year, it could be anything from an art festival to an adventure race. Each weekend, Summit swells
Published: August 5, 2015
Re: July 31 column “The War Against Planned Parenthood”Has the moral character of the people of this country sunken so low that we can’t recognize evil when it is right in front of us? The secular progressive media, including Dick Polman, the article’s author, have done a great job of keeping the “Center For Medical Progress” videos with Planned Parenthood
Published: August 5, 2015
Recently, my husband and I set out to hike the Colorado Trail over the Tenmile Range from Copper Mountain to Breckenridge. Early into our hike, we came across a campsite with a fire pit that was still smouldering and smoking. The camper was long gone but had left this fire unattended. There was a stream about 50 feet away. I
Published: August 5, 2015
After having read both sides of the same-sex marriage debate articulated in these editorial pages, I can only conclude that we must agree to disagree. This occurs often in such a diverse society as ours. The problem arises when one side persecutes the other for their views. Only, one side does this to any measurable degree. If you don’t know
Published: August 5, 2015
The more I have the chance to read newspapers online — or in person while vacationing or traveling — I continue to see three main themes that trouble me regarding opinion and letters to the editors.1. I sense that the contempt for the conservative Christian refuses to allow any sense of tolerance from detractors. Usually, this emanates from a group
Published: August 5, 2015
CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in a Massachusetts town are reaching out to drug dealers who want to eliminate their competition. The Charlton Police Department made a tongue-in-cheek post on their Facebook page Friday offering drug dealers the chance to provide information on their competitors. It asks dealers to complete a fill-in-the-blank form that gives them the person’s name, address,
Published: August 5, 2015
The second-annual PardeePalooza returns to State Bridge Riverside Amphitheater in Bond starting Thursday, Aug. 6, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 9. Friends and family of Vail resident Tony Seibert started the festival last year as a way to honor the skier, who lost his life in an avalanche in East Vail in January 2014.Event organizer Tanner Bardin, drummer for Boulder
Published: August 5, 2015
Todd “TJ” JohnsonOct. 23, 1968 to Aug. 1, 2015Todd “TJ” Johnson, age 46, resident of Frisco, Colorado, for over 20 years, died at his home on Aug. 1, 2015. He was born on Oct. 23, 1968, in Elmhurst, Illinois, to Donald and Marjorie Johnson. TJ was single, and had hundreds of valued friends far and wide. TJ had courageously fought
Published: August 5, 2015
Every year on the night of Aug. 5, a Silverthorne police officer conducts a DUI enforcement shift in honor of Jenny Zartman. This year will be no exception, said Silverthorne Police Sgt. Tim Osborne.Zartman was killed in a drunk driving accident on Aug. 5, 2006 while she was going to school at the University of North Carolina. The driver was
Published: August 5, 2015
Taxpayers should not have to pay for private political events such as the one attended by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday outside Aspen, the sheriffs of Pitkin and Garfield counties said.“It’s uncalled for,” said Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. “It’s abuse. It’s that political class attitude that thinks they’re entitled to consume public resources. It’s been a part
Published: August 5, 2015
The Summit Historical Society will host several events in the next week to honor Summit’s history.Montezuma SchoolHouseOn Sunday, August 9, at 1 p.m., the Summit Historical Society will formally dedicate a plaque indicating that the Montezuma Schoolhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The schoolhouse opened in 1884, replacing the previous school that became too small because
Published: August 5, 2015
Summit Middle School has been shining smiles this summer.Thanks to start-up funding from a new grant, the Summit Community Care Clinic started providing low-cost preventative dental health care at the school over the summer for the first time. The clinic’s dental hygienists already have treated roughly 200 patients in June and July.They will continue offering dental cleanings, screenings, oral health
Published: August 5, 2015
After seven years of living with brain cancer, Breckenridge firefighter Todd “TJ” Johnson died of complications early Saturday morning on Aug. 1, 2015. The 46-year-old Summit County resident was remembered for his compassion, commitment and strength, leaving behind several friends and his family at the Red, White and Blue Fire District.“TJ always had a smile on his face and a
Published: August 5, 2015
Headwater Hops Festival Dillon, Aug. 6 5 p.m., Dillon Marina. Enjoy an evening of sampling from Summit County breweries and the Breckenridge Distillery, celebrating the clean water and great beer of this headwaters county. Live music will be provided by Amy Mathesius. Dinner is included in the ticket price. An amazing silent auction includes ski passes, rounds of golf throughout
Published: August 6, 2015
Fifth grader Benji Smith was thrilled when he heard the good news in June. The Silverthorne Elementary student’s DARE essay was chosen for first place statewide.“My officers are so proud of Benji and the job he did with his essay. To be chosen as the number one DARE essay for the state of Colorado is quite the accomplishment,” Silverthorne police
Published: August 6, 2015
I am a trial judge in the Summit County District Court. I am passionate about the rights every citizen is guaranteed under our federal and state constitutions. I wholeheartedly believe in our system, especially the right to a trial by jury. The right to a trial by jury is one of our most important rights and is the only right
Published: August 6, 2015
Remember Columbine? I do. As I was listening to music and reading picture books to my one-year-old, the radio announcer interrupted Bruce Springsteen, letting listeners know that a school shooting was currently under way — just twenty miles from where I lived. I immediately turned on the TV and watched the unfolding horror. Back then, a school shooting was not
Published: August 6, 2015
On September 15, the town of Blue River will vote in a special election on to annex the Ruby Placer into the town. To clear up a common misconception, this election is not a yes or no vote on the actual development of the property; it is simply a vote to annex the property into the town.False claims have been
Published: August 6, 2015
This reminds me of the days snowboarding started out, and many criticized and complained about what they didn’t understand. Granted, there are some who ride with what seems like reckless abandon. However, there are some who do have solid stopping techniques and make smart choices concerning cars and people and are respectful.There probably are better places, like empty parking lots,
Published: August 6, 2015
The Mountain Top Children’s Museum in Breckenridge hosted its ninth-annual Dog Wash, a fundraiser for the museum’s summer day camp program, on Wednesday, July 22. Campers cleaned up more than 30 dogs, adding the funds to the money earned the previous week selling more than 50 bags of homemade dog treats.“We really wanted to come up with a fundraiser our
Published: August 6, 2015
Ever wonder how your favorite mountain bike trail stays so nice? No, it’s not trail fairies (Although, that could be a possible children’s novel), nor is it construction workers with giant backhoes. The fact is, most Summit trails are maintained with the blood, sweat and tears of avid local bikers. Organizing this dedication is the Summit Fat Tire Society (SFTS),
Published: August 5, 2015
BEAVER CREEK — Before yesterday’s pro riders had traveled the 70-or-so miles from Steamboat to Wolcott, hundreds of amateur cyclists got a chance to ride to the finish in front of them. We’d call it a fun event, but, considering the finish of the Steamboat to Beaver Creek stage contains the race’s “King of the Mountain” climb, maybe “cool” is
Published: August 23, 2013
The USA Pro Challenge is returning to Colorado next year. Despite whispers in the amply rumor-milled cycling world, organizers behind the 3-year-old cycling race are committed to Colorado for the long term. Healthy crowds — organizers say there were more spectators than the previous two years of the race — and climbing television ratings indicate the race is finding its
Published: August 26, 2013
Barely more than two months after the final stage wrapped up in Denver, it’s off to the races for next year’s big bike event. The USA Pro Challenge will return to Breckenridge in 2014 for the finishing stop on Stage 5 of the professional bike race. The race will take place Aug. 18 to 24, 2014, in eight different Colorado
Published: November 4, 2013
The annual kickoff party for the USA Pro Challenge in Aspen will return Friday, Aug. 15. The fourth annual Colorado bicycle stage race is scheduled to start in 2014 with the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit Race on Monday, Aug. 18. But first, the Peloton Aspen fundraising kickoff will raise money for the Aspen Hope Center and money to offset the local costs
Published: August 6, 2015
The top climber from the Tour de France will race in Aspen during the USA Pro Challenge on Aug. 18 and 19. With the official teams announced for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, individual roster positions are starting to take shape — unofficially —for the 16 squads that will ride in the seven-day, 550-mile tour of Colorado. Rafal Majka of
Published: August 6, 2015
After 60 miles of intense bike racing, the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit Race came down to a final sprint down Aspen’s Main Street on Monday afternoon — a duel between two Boulder buddies. Alex Howes, riding for Garmin-Sharp, forced his way to the front of the speeding lead peloton as the cyclists made the final turn around the Hotel Jerome with 200
Published: August 19, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS — Jens Voigt made the kind of breakaway he’s become known for on Thursday in Stage 4 of the USA Pro Challenge, taking off after summiting the climb at the Garden of the Gods on lap three of the four-lap circuit in an audacious attempt to win a stage in his final professional cycling race. But legs chugging
Published: August 21, 2014
With the ski and snowboard season barely underway in the High Country, a handful of Colorado resort destinations are already looking ahead to summer cycling fever. Seven Colorado sites learned this week where an estimated 1 million rabid cycling fans will flock to see the fifth edition of the ever-changing USA Pro Challenge cycling stage race. Each year race organizers
Published: December 4, 2014
Just about every new client has two major questions for a personal trainer: How is circuit training different than interval training, and why are both important? Both are valid questions. Many people hear these terms, but they don’t really know the difference between circuit training and interval training. This makes it difficult to incorporate them into a workout. But, it
Published: August 5, 2015
The Dillon Open wasn’t the only regatta in Summit County last weekend.On Aug. 2, roughly 80 rowers and paddlers raced in the early-morning calm of Lake Dillon for the seventh-annual Lake Dillon Challenge regatta, hosted by the Frisco Rowing Center. The races drew six decades of talent, with athletes ranging from 15 to 75 years old.Rowers and paddlers had two
Published: August 5, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who claimed to be Tarzan has been arrested after he allegedly climbed a tree and tried to get into the monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo. A zookeeper called 911 Tuesday morning to report that a shirtless man plastered in mud had climbed about 20 feet into a tree at the bird
Published: August 6, 2015
A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city’s planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday.The options were among the ideas discussed at a council work session in early July regarding possible revisions to the city’s existing
Published: August 6, 2015
The Summit County Library will host its annual Summit County Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Frisco County Commons Mount Royal and Buffalo Mountain rooms. Stop by to find a book for your summer vacation or for back-to-school needs, as well as CDs, books on tape and DVDs. On
Published: August 6, 2015
Dillon officials are looking to invest in one of the town’s crown jewels — the Dillon Amphitheatre, a venue with a stunning view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The town is working with Denver-based contractor Sink Combs Dethlefs to put together a master plan for the venue.“We know that the amphitheater is a pillar of our community and integral
Published: August 6, 2015
Looking for something to do in Breckenridge that the entire family will love? The Breckenridge Music Festival is hosting a free family concert with music by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, conducted by Andrew Grams, on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.Prokofiev composed “Peter and the Wolf,” an orchestral fairy tale with a narrator, in Moscow in
Published: August 6, 2015
It looks like lice on your trees.Unprecedented infestations of pine needle scale — a native insect that eats the needles of pine, spruce and fir trees — are on the rise on private lands in the High Country, and foresters have linked the increase to heavy pesticides used to combat mountain pine beetle.The insecticides may have killed off other insects
Published: August 6, 2015
When Erin Young saw she was getting a bit lazy with exercise, she did what any self-respecting Summit local would do: She entered a triathlon.The 29-year-old owner of Red Buffalo Coffee and Tea in Silverthorne has lived in Summit County for most of her life. And, as usual, she’s been an avid athlete since the start, beginning with competitive freestyle
Published: August 6, 2015
Friday, Aug. 7Funkiphino one night only at the SnakeFunkiphino will bring its booty-shaking beats to the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 7. One of Colorado’s premiere dance bands, Funkiphino is the 12-piece funk sensation that’s been funking it up all over the state for more than a decade. Pronounced “Funk-If-I-Know,” the band is the most requested group
Published: August 6, 2015
A guitar is more than a piece of curved wood, a line of inlaid frets marching down its elegant neck like rows of matchsticks ready to ignite a new melody. It’s more than strings reverberating after pickups catch a shredding lick and throw it into an awaiting amplifier.It’s an appendage, an extension of a musician’s body that connects to his
Published: August 6, 2015
Frisco will be showing off this weekend with arts, cars and classic boats, with some class reunion socializing thrown in.The three shows begin Saturday as Main Street hosts Howard Alan’s ninth annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival, which runs into Sunday, with 100 professional artists displaying and selling their works.Some of those appearing include painter Anthony Grant, sculptor
Published: August 7, 2015
The 11th Annual Guitar Town Copper Mountain, Aug. 7-9 All Day, Copper Mountain Resort, 209 Ten Mile Circle. Three free days of the world’s best guitarists, with live performances, guitar and song writing workshops and kids music activities. Farmers Market Dillon, Aug. 7 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown Dillon. Enjoy the harvests at one of the best farmers markets
Published: August 7, 2015
Breckenridge Creative Arts is seeking volunteers from Thursday, Aug. 13, through Sunday, Aug. 16, to assist with an environmental installation titled “The Blue Trees,” a socially-driven art action, which will be a featured attraction at the inaugural Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.Created and conceived by Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, “The Blue Trees” project will temporarily and dramatically transform trees in
Published: August 7, 2015
Colorado’s four national parks — Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — were among 36 national parks found to experience moderate or worse ozone pollution according to the Air Quality Index developed by the Environmental Protection Agency.A recent analysis from the National Parks Conservation Association graded pollution in the country’s 48 national parks
Published: August 7, 2015

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