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The top stories of the day from the Jan. 12, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News: Frisco’s Peak One neighborhood sold out before completionIn The Field: Summit County snowshoeing 101On The Hill: An ode to Bowie in the Ballroom at Breck (video)
Published: January 12, 2016
NEW HOTEL IN TOWNThe new Hampton Inn and Suites in Silverthorne will host its grand opening on Wednesday. The 88-room hotel officially opened last month, just before the holidays, under Denver-based hotel operating and development company Silverwest Hotels, LLC.“The hotel has already been off to an amazing start for the 2015-16 winter season with sold out dates and weekends.” Silverwest
Published: January 11, 2016
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont dog who was the subject of a 559-day search after being spooked by a car accident is finally back home with his owners. Murphy the golden retriever had resisted the efforts of dozens of volunteers to find him. But he finally walked into a backyard trap in Waterbury set for the very purpose of
Published: January 12, 2016
Calla Weegar JonesApril 7, 1930 — Dec. 24, 2015Calla Jones passed away with family at her side Christmas Eve morning. She is survived by her sons Ed Jones (Susan Nuvill), Dean Jones (Tina Jones) and her grandchildren Trent and Kate Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed and her son, Mark Jones. Calla was a Grandma to
Published: January 12, 2016
The largest ski industry event in the U.S. is about to get a facelift.This December, SnowSports Industries America, the trade group in charge of organizing and staging its namesake SIA Snow Show, announced that this season’s show from Jan. 28 to Jan. 31 is the penultimate event to be held in late January. Beginning in 2017, the opening day for
Published: January 12, 2016
Author and activist Naomi Klein is well-acquainted with controversial subjects, writing regularly, as she does, for The Nation, The Guardian and Rolling Stone, among others. So, when she decided to pen a book about the growing climate crisis, it was anticipated to be a powerful analysis of the vast complexities — economic, cultural and political — that surround the immense
Published: January 12, 2016
MOUNTAIN VISTA INVITATIONAL — SUMMIT HS GIRL’S SWIMMINGA Front Range swim and dive meet hosted by Mountain Visa High School on Jan. 9. The Lady Tigers team placed 17 out of 19 total teams with 6 team points.Overall team standings, girls1. Grandview High School, 381.52. Rock Canyon, 3663. Chaparral, 277.517. Summit, 6200 medley relay, girls1. Rock Canyon, 1:51.722. Chaparral, 1:53.153.
Published: January 12, 2016
Just a year after Colorado’s statewide child abuse and neglect reporting hotline was launched on Jan. 1, 2015, the number of calls across the state has exceeded expectations. Initially expecting about 130,000 calls, hotline supervisor Jack Hilbert said Colorado saw nearly 209,000 calls this year.“There was no prior data to pull from,” he said, noting they had pulled the data
Published: January 12, 2016
After 31 years in public education and five years as superintendent of the Summit School District, Heidi Pace announced her retirement at tonight’s school board meeting. She will step down from the post at the end of the school year.Pace, 55, arrived to Summit County in July 2011 following 26 years in Colorado Springs at Academy District 20, last serving
Published: January 12, 2016
FRISCO — It’s like two wholly different Tigers teams showed up to play the Huskies.On Tuesday night, the Summit boy’s basketball team (1-8 overall) took on cross-county rivals Battle Mountain (5-5 overall) at home and lost, 72-54. It was the first time the two varsity teams had played since Phil Tronsrue, the longtime Tigers head coach, left Summit to be
Published: January 12, 2016
Ullr Helmet Decorating with Kimberly NicolettiBreckenridge, Jan. 134:15 p.m., Old Masonic Hall, 136 South Main St. Decorating Viking helmets you can wear to Thursday’s parade. (970) 453-3364. Mark SchlaeferBreckenridge, Jan. 135 p.m., Blue River Bistro. Delta Blues. Gabriel HouseFrisco, Jan. 13 & 1810 a.m. & 3 p.m. (Jan. 18), 18 School Road. Supplies clothing, diapers and formula for pregnant women
Published: January 13, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 13, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Colorado child abuse and neglect hotline saw more calls than projectedSummit School District superintendent Heidi Pace to retireTake 5: Fat Bike Eliminator invitee Nick Frey
Published: January 13, 2016
The armed protesters occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon have indicated that they will leave if the locals so desire. Well, it’s time for them to go: Harney County residents, who just held a huge community meeting about this invasion, seemed to heartily agree that they want the vigilantes to pack their bags and skedaddle.Sieges like the
Published: January 13, 2016
It wouldn’t be Ullr Fest without some kind of organized carnage.On Thursday afternoon, right before the start of the Ullr Parade in downtown Breckenridge, a group of 16 pro and elite cyclists from across Colorado will throw down on big, fat, snow-ready bikes. It’s known as the Fat Bike Eliminator and Breck local Nick Frey can’t wait for the craziness.“I’m
Published: January 12, 2016
Hanni Bernhart, 34, is the owner of The Studio Frame Shop in Breckenridge. The Pennsylvania native fell in love with the West after spending some time here for a snowboarding event when she was 17 and moved to Summit County in 2002. She paints with acrylics and also spends her time at her shop framing photos, artwork and concert posters.Summit
Published: January 12, 2016
The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre presents “Murderers,” a comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Christopher Willard (“Avenue Q,” “Spamalot”).Someone is murdering the residents of Riddle Key Luxury and Senior Retirement Living Center and Golf Course in Riddle Key, Florida — where stylish seniors get all dolled up for dances, play golf competitively, and wonder why each week their neighbors seem to
Published: January 12, 2016
THE MYTHThe mythology of Ullr (pronounced “OOH ler”) can be traced back over millennia to the ancient frozen lands of northern Europe, specifically Norway. Ullr is a god in the Norse pantheon, sometimes said to be a son or stepson of Thor.The main reason that Ullr means anything to Colorado today is because he is considered the god of winter
Published: January 13, 2016
The fifth meet of the Lady Tigers swim and dive season almost went how the home team wanted. Almost.On Jan. 12, a Tigers team of 28 swimmers and seven divers faced an equally matched Conifer team at the Summit High School pool. It was a dual meet, meaning the two teams went head to head for points in relays, individual
Published: January 13, 2016
This whole fat-biking thing is about to blow up.Actually, it has more or less arrived in Summit County, beginning in early December with the inaugural Fat Bike Open at the Gold Run Nordic Center, where fat bikes are now allowed on just about any groomed and snowshoe trails three days per week. It’s the first and only center in Summit
Published: January 13, 2016
Additional summer activities and winter improvements may soon be coming to Copper Mountain Resort, the resort announced at a small, informal gathering on Tuesday night, Jan. 12.Specifically, Copper, owned by Park City, Utah-based Powdr Corporation, is proposing adding snowmaking capabilities on Collage and a blue run between the Super Bee and American Eagle lifts. That’s in addition to another proposed
Published: January 13, 2016
Breckenridge distributed nearly $300,000 in donations to local nonprofits on Tuesday, as part of the town’s 2016 grants program. Nonprofits were selected through a countywide process for organizations that provide a service to the community, cultural programs or drive visitors to Breckenridge.“The town of Breckenridge is humbled by your commitment and enthusiasm for what you do,” Mayor John Warner said.
Published: January 13, 2016
The Love TrampsDillon, Jan. 149:30 p.m., Dillon Dam Brewery. They have a roots/funk sound with many influences steeped in the original American genres including rock, country, jazz, blues, funk, indie and alternative music. $5.Copper Montain Ambassador Snowshoe ToursCopper Mountain, Jan. 1510 a.m. & 1 p.m., Free snowshoe tours on scenic trails out of West Village. No experience necessary and snowshoe
Published: January 14, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 14, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Nordic snow god: Who is behind Breckenridge’s Ullr?Breckenridge looks to form new liquor and marijuana licensing authorityUllr Fest embraces the fat-biking trend with Ullr Bike and Fat Bike Eliminator, Jan. 14-15
Published: January 14, 2016
Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address may not have been a particularly memorable speech, but it was a remarkable one.Who could have guessed that Obama would use this stage, the biggest and grandest available to any president, to choose to discuss with the nation the clear and present danger as presented by … Donald Trump?It looked like one
Published: January 14, 2016
After a long day in the winter abyss, seen at over 9,000 feet, nothing sounds much sweeter than curling up to a cozy fireplace. While dancing embers dot your eyes and a heavy blanket of warmth caresses your frozen limbs, it’s hard not to fall into a stupor of tranquility in front of a hearthstone fire. The thing is, here
Published: January 14, 2016
Ginger root is part of the Zingiberacae family of plants, same as turmeric root, and has been used in herbal medicine to treat nausea and digestive disorders for over 4,000 years. India is the top producer and consumer of ginger. Its name is believed to come from the Sanskrit word singabera meaning “horn-shaped” as the roots appear knotted and curved
Published: January 13, 2016
In years gone by, to buy a book, you went to an independent bookstore. You actually talked with the folks who worked there, walked the aisles, opened a few books and turned some pages. Perhaps you bought the book you came for and maybe you made a new discovery and walked out with something different. Or both. Regardless, the experience
Published: January 13, 2016
The Town of Breckenridge is looking to form the liquor and marijuana licensing authority, shifting marijuana licensing responsibilities from the town manager to the current liquor board. In a first reading Tuesday night, town council voted unanimously in support of the change.“I just think it’s a cleaner process,” councilwoman Elisabeth Lawrence said. “It’s much more transparent this way.”Similar to the
Published: January 13, 2016
Anheuser-Busch has made a play for a piece of Colorado’s craft brew market, snapping up Breckenridge Brewery for an undisclosed sum, officials announced Tuesday.Under the agreement, Breckenridge joins The High End, AB-InBev’s unit consisting of a smattering of craft beer brands the giant acquired in recent years such as Goose Island Beer Co., Blue Point Beer Co. and Elysian Brewing
Published: December 22, 2015
VAIL - Fazal Prendergast has matched strings with just about every figure of talent that has come out of Jamaica over the last 30 years.He's the real thing.And, having been credited with partaking in some of the first dub music ever created - backing Augustus Pablo Horace Michael Sawby in Rockers Allstars Band - Prendergast is running the show with
Published: January 27, 2005
FRISCO - This Memorial Day weekend, the Backcountry Brewery will be singing the blues.The brewery will celebrate the opening of its newly remodeled pizzeria downstairs with plenty of beer flowing from the beer garden and blues singers Mark Schlaefer and The Aimee Bushong Band.The fifth annual MayFest will feature May Bock, bronze-medal winner at the 1998 Great American Beer Festival,
Published: May 23, 2002
Dear Eartha, I keep hearing that I should test my home for radon? What is radon, and why do I need to test for it? Joe Blue RiverThanks for your question, Joe, and a timely one, too, because January is Radon Action month. This may be why you’ve been hearing more about it lately. To answer your question, radon is
Published: January 14, 2016
The capstone of Dr. Seuss’s enduring legacy comes to Exclusive Collections Gallery in Breckenridge Twenty-five years have passed since Dr. Seuss’s last book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” was published in 1990. In honor of this milestone, a special exhibition has been mounted to artistically highlight the scores of places and eras Dr. Seuss has taken us with his collection
Published: January 14, 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. [iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=1464487&ThemeId=" width="620" height="900" frameborder="0"></iframe]
Published: January 14, 2016
BLAINE, Minn. — Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh says the messages sent to him by a group of first-graders after he missed the field goal that would’ve won a playoff game for the Vikings were so touching that he visited the kids at school.Walsh gave a pep talk, answered questions and roamed from room to room signing autographs Thursday at Northpoint
Published: January 14, 2016
The older I get, the worse the falls hurt. I was coming down Frosty at Breckenridge Ski Resort, following my guide on the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance’s Ski Through History tour on Monday. So far, it had been a great day — chilly, but only on when riding the lifts, and I was learning a lot about the history of the
Published: January 14, 2016
Yoda whined, while Luke, Darth and Han Solo scuffled in a game of tug-of-war. The four puppies are just a few of the baker’s dozen up for adoption from a local rescue.Named after characters in a galaxy far, far away, the 13 dogs are residing in Becky Knight’s business until they can be taken home. A volunteer with the Hope
Published: January 14, 2016
Time flies this time of year.Back in early December, the winter preps season got underway with three weeks of non-conference games and Front Range tournaments. The Summit High School teams — boy’s and girls basketball, girl’s swimming and diving, wrestling and boy’s hockey — spent plenty of time traveling across the state before taking a long, awkward break smack in
Published: January 14, 2016
The wolf’s re-introduction to Colorado just encountered another barrier that conflicts with directives established at the federal level for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.In line with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s recent efforts, Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Commission met in Denver on Wednesday night, Jan. 13 and approved a resolution that officially opposes local recovery of the Mexican gray wolf.
Published: January 14, 2016
Speakeasy: The Danish GirlBreckenridge, Jan. 15-213 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 7:45 p.m., 103 S Harris St. Rated R. One week only.AtomgaFrisco, Jan. 159 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Atomga is comprised of 10 members oozing with soulful vocals. Free.Beginner Fencing Drop InBreckenridge, Jan. 15 & 176:15 p.m. Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. 8 years and older. This introductory
Published: January 15, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 15, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:13 Summit County rescue puppies named after ‘Star Wars’ charactersChecking in with Summit High School basketball, wrestling, swimming and hockeyWolf reintroduction in Colorado faces new obstacle
Published: January 15, 2016
John Gregory has attended every Ullr Fest since moving to Summit County 33 years ago. Like many locals, he cherishes the 53-year-old town of Breckenridge tradition of celebrating the god of winter for his gift of snow. His wife, Susan, has been to almost as many herself, only sacrificing attendance to partake in parent-teacher conferences when her children were still
Published: January 12, 2016
Your son looks quite … warm,” another mother says, eyeing my 3-year-old son as we drop off his older brother at kindergarten.I look down at Isaac, his body encased in a snowsuit, two additional insulating layers hidden beneath. “He goes to an all-outdoor preschool,” I reply, but the mother is already distracted, busy waving goodbye to her child. Isaac and
Published: January 15, 2016
I would like to respond to the article on skyrocketing health-care costs by Randy Wyrick (“Colorado lawmakers asked to help with skyrocketing health insurance costs,” Jan. 9). As Senator Irene Aguilar stated in a meeting we attended last week, “Whoever has the money has the power.” Insurance companies have the money, and, with the threat of mergers between the major
Published: January 15, 2016
Denver-based Birch Street’s first show as a band was competing in Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands in 2011 — and they won. The Southern rock quintet blends elements of country, pop, metal, classic rock and jazz to create their sound, and released a debut studio LP in 2014. The Colorado band is made up of high school friends
Published: January 14, 2016
Salem will play Goat Tavern on Friday, Jan. 15, with the Risan Project’s 2016 Winter Tour. Salem has been touring throughout North America at festival, club and action sports events from the group’s home in Breckenridge. The band performs Todd Anders Johnson’s socially-conscious compositions blending hip-hop, jazz and funk. The band travels with Risan Project tours which include Salem concerts,
Published: January 14, 2016
In the wake of a destructive end to 2015, with floods, tornados and droughts across the country, Breckenridge is hosting an Extreme Weather Town Hall as part of the annual Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit. Wednesday’s panel discussion will be moderated by the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore and will be open to the public at the DoubleTree Hotel on
Published: January 14, 2016
Two local nonprofits have teamed up once again to bring an environmentally-focused film festival to Breckenridge during Ullr Fest weekend. High Country Conservation Center (HC3) and Continental Divide Land Trust (CDLT) present the 2016 SYRCL Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The festival will showcase nine short films chosen out of
Published: January 14, 2016
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Police Department’s SWAT team has been reunited with its beloved, unofficial mascot. The department posted on its website that SWAT Cat returned to the unit’s home base in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood Thursday morning. The female stray with white, black and light orange fur first started prowling around in 2013, looking for belly rubs and
Published: January 15, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff makes his first sidecountry trip of the season to a Breckenridge favorite: Ballroom. It's a hike-to piece of unmaintained U.S. Forest Service property with stellar snow, wide meadows and plenty of trees, and it's all found not far from Falcon
Published: January 11, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff treks from the top of Peak 6 to Lake Chutes, where he hopes to find a few pockets of untouched snow. The Lake Chutes lap is in-bounds these days, but Z Griff remembers not long ago when it required a
Published: January 12, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: It's the calm before the storm that is Ullr Fest in Breckenridge and Z Griff is helping build the course for two events coming to town in early February: Bull of the Woods and Running of the Bulls Banked Slalom. Sure, the
Published: January 14, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: It's that time of year again, Ullr Fest, when Breckenridge pays tribute to the Norse bringer of snow with parades, shotskis and ice plunges. So far it's working: the town and mountain saw about 4 inches of fresh snow on parade day
Published: January 15, 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. [iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=1464487&ThemeId=" width="620" height="900" frameborder="0"></iframe]
Published: January 15, 2016
The Motet is known for their annual Halloween show. Year after year, the Colorado band dons costumes and focuses on a particular artist, usually from the ’70s era — Stevie Wonder, Prince — and brings a funky dance party to Front Range venues. A few years ago, the group decided to mix up the Mixtape — what they call their
Published: January 15, 2016
SMASHEDThe night of Jan. 11, just before midnight, Breckenridge police officers were dispatched to the Mine on Main Street. An officer spoke with one of the parties involved, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated and was bleeding from his lip.When asked about the fight twice, the man said an unidentified man began striking him outside of the bar, before fleeing
Published: January 15, 2016
As part of Ullr Fest, Breckenridge’s celebration of the Norse god of snow, the Breckenridge Distillery broke the record for world’s longest shot ski with a 1,301-foot ski. The 2016 ski beat the previous record of 1,250 feet set in Breckenridge in 2015. Also that evening, Star Wars themes ruled the 53rd annual Ullr Fest parade, which also included pirates,
Published: January 15, 2016
Mike Daly is the kind of guy you want watching over you. Just ask Annie, if she could talk.On a chilly afternoon in mid-January — the first day of legitimate snow in at least a week or two — Daly was at the top of Keystone in ski patrol headquarters. Outside, the snow was getting thicker and fatter, while inside
Published: January 15, 2016
I hope the headline caught your attention. Those two words caused a stir on our Facebook page last week after a reader asked why Z Griff, our On The Hill host, never brings avalanche gear when he heads out of bounds. The comments were aimed at a video about Ballroom, a little slice of gate-accessed backcountry on Peak 10 at
Published: January 15, 2016
After the legislative session started on Wednesday, Rep. Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, has been busy as the new chair of the Joint Budget Committee. This session, she will work to form a state budget for the 2016-17 year that will go into effect in July. She is also looking to co-sponsor a bill this session with Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Carbondale, to
Published: January 15, 2016
Alec Savery is pretty fond of Breckenridge.At 20 years old, the New Zealand-born freeskier has been coming to Summit County for training at Copper and Breck since he was 15 years old. It’s early summer right now in his native Queenstown and his home base of Cardrona Alpine Resort is pretty bare. He grew up skiing The Remarkables nearby but
Published: January 15, 2016
Fondant Sculptures with Ashlie WeiselBreckenridge, Jan. 161 p.m., Old Masonic Hall, 136 S Main St. Learn how to sculpt cupcake toppers with edible Fondant gum paste. Students will take home 3 cupcakes each. (970) 453-3364. Tallgrass/JD & The Straight ShotFrisco, Jan. 168:30 p.m., The Barkley Ballroom. Two great Americana/Blues bands. Free. Introductory Skijoring ClassesFrisco, Jan. 1610 a.m., Frisco Nordic Center.
Published: January 16, 2016
If the Republican debates are an exercise in who can scare Americans the most, GOP Debate VI was the clear winner.This was the night, just 17 nights before the first votes are cast at the Iowa caucuses, in which it became frighteningly clear that either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz might well win the nomination. (No, I still don’t believe
Published: January 16, 2016
While I appreciated the fact that a week in the gigantic Toyota Tundra — stretched out full-size with the four-door Crewmax cab — was almost enough to send the snotty, Subaru-driving trustfunders of Boulder crying into the ditches, it’s really just not big enough.That honor now goes to a special eight-door special edition version knows as the Tundrasine, a 26-foot-long,
Published: January 16, 2016
Doug Masiuk is a Type 1 diabetic, but he sure doesn’t let that stand in his way as an extreme athlete.A couple of months ago, Doug became the fourth person to cross the United States — by running and bicycling. He had already notched his belt by being the first with type 1 diabetes to run coast-to-coast in 2012. Only
Published: January 16, 2016
The Metropolitan Opera High Definition broadcast of Georges Bizet’s opera, “The Pearl Fishers,” will be held at the Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Saturday, Jan. 16. The opening curtain is scheduled for 11 a.m. The last Metropolitan Opera production of “The Pearl Fishers” was in 1916, with Enrico Caruso as the lead tenor. This current production, described as being “sensitive
Published: January 16, 2016
LONDON — British police are seeking a burglar who may have a heavy conscience — or pockets — after stealing 15,000 pounds ($21,500) in 1-pound ($1.43) coins. Greater Manchester Police said Friday that three houses in a street in Ashton-Under-Lyne, northwest England were robbed on Jan. 1. The culprits stole designer handbags, jewelry, a Range Rover and the trove of
Published: January 16, 2016
Crowds of people flocked to Breckenridge to participate in Ullr Fest activities. Thursday saw the Eliminator fat bike race and what some call the highlight of the week — the Ullr parade. The sun was hiding on Friday but Ullr worked his magic that evening, bringing a few inches to the town. Saturday was the hangover breakfast and the Wild
Published: January 16, 2016
These two were all about defense — or the lack of any.On Friday night, the two Summit varsity basketball teams hosted Delta at home and came away winless in both games. The boys lost 46-61 after starting strong, while the girls lost 41-65 after doing the same. Things didn’t get any prettier on Saturday, when both teams traveled to Palisade
Published: January 16, 2016
A husband and wife are at a nightclub where they see a buffed guy on the dance floor doing splits, flips and moonwalking. The wife says, ‘That man asked me to marry him 25 years ago and I turned him down for you.’ To which her husband replied, ‘it looks like he is still celebrating.’ “Jerry’s Jokes,” page 86 Life
Published: January 16, 2016
SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico and cultural trend setter, has been struggling with the surge of short-term rentals through the Internet.The city of 70,000 people capped the number of short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods at 400 and each unit can be rented no more than 17 times a year.But as in other towns
Published: January 16, 2016
How was breckenridge named?As with most of Summit County’s history, there’s some debate about this question. You see, either there was some brown-nosing going on, a little bit of recognition paid or all of the above. Option No. 1: Breckenridge was named after then-Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge (notice the fancy spelling). In this version of history, George Spencer platted
Published: January 16, 2016
After a long career in law enforcement, Silverthorne police chief Mark Hanschmidt is looking to retire. Having served with the town of Silverthorne since 2000, Hanschmidt stepped up to serve as police chief eight years ago.“I just don’t know where all this time has gone,” Hanschmidt said. “The town of Silverthorne is a great place to work. It’s been a
Published: January 16, 2016
Photographing 2-D and 3-D Artwork with Kia NeillBreckenridge, Jan. 171 p.m., Old Masonic Hall, Main Studio, 136 S Main St. This workshop will cover basic lighting, background and composition guidelines when photographing 2 & 3-dimesnional artworks. Students should have a basic understanding of how to operate their camera. Digital camera preferred. $35. (970) 453 3364.The Motet at Warren StationKeystone, Jan.
Published: January 17, 2016
Colorado’s Department of Education confirmed last week that it received approval to administer the ACT to high school juniors this spring, clarifying the process after a December announcement that the state would transition to the SAT and PSAT exams, as recommended by an independent selection committee.“We’re very thankful that the testing vendors were willing to work with us to create
Published: January 17, 2016
DENVER — Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators. About 110 Mexican gray wolves — a smaller subspecies of the gray wolf — now roam a portion of Arizona and New Mexico, nearly two decades
Published: January 17, 2016
GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — Terry Rau isn’t necessarily greedy. She just can’t get enough. Neither can Jack Harlan, an oceanographer who drove from Boulder all the way to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve for the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Rau can’t tell you how many birds have made her “life list.” “I just
Published: January 17, 2016
LONGMONT, Colo. — Two and a half years ago, Community Table Kitchen, a Boulder food service staffed by the formerly homeless, was preparing about 120 plates a day for the city’s most needy. Word of mouth slowly brought some catering opportunities at the occasional church or University of Colorado event and later for a few corporate functions. Now, in addition
Published: January 17, 2016
The health-care landscape continues to shift in Summit County, but an old standby, the Summit Community Care Clinic, persists, all while handling notable yearly growth.The family practice sprung up in 1993 as a once-a-week, sometimes only once-a-month, medical office out of the need to serve the increasing number of those within the county without health insurance. In that first year,
Published: January 17, 2016
Plotting Story in Fiction/Memoir with Val KillpackBreckenridge, Jan. 186 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E Washington Ave. This class will explore aspects of plotting and narrative technique. (970) 453-3364. Mark SchlaeferBreckenridge, Jan. 185 p.m., Blue River Bistro. Delta Blues. Afterschool Showtime Ice SkatingBreckenridge, Jan. 183:30 p.m., Stephen C. West Ice Arena, 0189 Boreas Pass Road. Participants learn a skating routine
Published: January 18, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 18, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:County care clinic carries on amid evolving health-care backdropOn menu at Boulder’s Naropa: food service by ex-homelessSuspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah
Published: January 18, 2016
Editor’s Note: Summit’s Historic Yesterdays by local author Mary Ellen Gilliland is featuring old-time ski stories this winter. Today’s excerpt comes from her historical book, “Breckenridge, 150 Years of Golden History.”In the Depression-ridden 1930s, young people wanted to have fun, despite economic gloom. The new sport of skiing offered adventure, challenge and camaraderie. Excitement mounted on news that the South
Published: January 16, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 18-22, 1915.MONDAYBy those who have taken occasion to make a careful observation of conditions, it is enthusiastically declared that next summer is going to be a prosperous, important and busy one for Summit County. These assertions are made because of the gratifying
Published: January 16, 2016
There’s a saying in mountain towns that locals came for the winters but stayed for the summers. Unfortunately for those in the mountain tourism industry, visitors don’t always follow suit. While ski towns that were once just ski towns have now become full-fledged, year-round mountain destinations, the mountain tourism industry continues to struggle with balancing out its business throughout the
Published: January 16, 2016
The first time I met Jimbo Deines had nothing to do with the old, hand-painted pair of vintage wooden skis hanging on the wall at his shop of 35 years, Precision Ski and Golf in Frisco. No, I was just picking up my snowboard after putting a nasty gash in the base right next to the edge. The last thing
Published: January 16, 2016
BOLLE AGE CLASS OPEN — BRECKENRIDGE, JAN. 9-10Team Summit Colorado and Team Breckenridge Sports Club took their age class squads to Peak 10 at Breckenidge for the Bolle Age Class Open from Jan. 9-10. Nearly 85 skiers from the two local clubs converged on Cimarron, one of the most challenging runs on Peak 10, for two days of giant slalom
Published: January 18, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Ullr Fest in Breck did it's job and the storm is rolling through. Z Griff takes a few quick fun laps on Peak 10 between snowstorms. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/152002989?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Breckenridge official report: 5", 7", 11" Summit Daily field report:
Published: January 16, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the first time in 17 years, civil-rights leaders gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long shadow over them. The flag was taken down over the summer after police said a young white man shot nine black church members to death
Published: January 18, 2016
RED CLIFF — So far this winter, residents of Red Cliff have witnessed two dogs killed by mountain lions within town limits, and other dogs have gone missing.“Just the last couple of years, we’ve spotted them,” said Barb Smith, administrator and clerk for the town of Red Cliff, “but they’ve come into our town a lot this year.”Mountain lions have
Published: January 18, 2016
Two hedge-funders are embroiled in a legal dispute in which one is accused of pocketing $1.2 million and racking up such expenses as renting a slopeside Aspen condo and expensing personal trips and entertainment on the company dime.Sandeep “Sonny” Sachdeva and the now-defunct firm he co-founded, Roaring Fork Advisors, are suing Richard Cardone in Pitkin County District Court. The suit,
Published: January 18, 2016
The rustling sound on Friday last was the Republican establishment bestirring itself to thwart the progress of their two worst nightmares: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Soon, the wagons will circle around the Chosen One of the leadership clique, and the nomination process will stall. There are conclusions to be drawn here, and they better be drawn soon while there
Published: January 18, 2016
WINTER PARK — On a windy and cold morning in the mountains, family and friends gathered for a ski day that could have gone two ways for Kailyn Forsberg’s return to the snow.If the falls proved too plentiful and painful to body and ego, she might have shed her lifelong identity as a skier. Or, if the turns rekindled a
Published: January 18, 2016
Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of-state anti-drug organizations and socially-conservative law firms, a Denver Post analysis shows.Only one lawsuit, filed by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma, appears to be entirely homegrown.For those who oppose Colorado’s marijuana laws, the out-of-state money offers a chance to
Published: January 18, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 19, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over the state’s legal marijuana?Kailyn Forsberg returns to slopes for first time since April crashLiddick: Republicans must first deal with our Tweedledums (column)
Published: January 19, 2016
Summit County Animal Conrtol can be reached at 970.668-3230.Cats:PICHU, 1 year 5 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, calico, spayed femaleMACHU, 1 year 5 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, calico, spayed femaleCURTIS, 2 years, Domestic Mediumhair mix, white and brown, neutered maleFREDRICK, 5 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, gray, neutered malePOOKIE, 11 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, tortie, spayed femaleSEVEN, 8 years, Domestic Mediumhair mix,
Published: January 19, 2016
October real estate sales in Summit County took a 26 percent leap over the previous October. Total real estate sales in the county topped $157 million for the month, which improved significantly on the previous October’s sales number of more than $124 million. Total sales transactions, 283 this October, increased from 263 last October.The average home sale price for October
Published: November 24, 2015
Skiers and snowboarders often don’t see eye to eye, but one skier with a serious chip on his shoulder took things to an entirely new level Sunday at Aspen Highlands. The skier, a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, took offense to a seemingly innocuous comment by a snowboarder sitting next to him and threw the man
Published: January 19, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The once-homeless man whose silky voice turned him into an Internet sensation five years ago is back on the air — at the same Ohio radio station where he started a broadcasting career derailed by drug and alcohol addiction. Ted Williams recently returned to the airwaves with a weekday program on WKVO-AM, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
Published: January 19, 2016
Vacation rental management company sets up in SummitA new vacation rental management company recently expanded to Summit, offering listing, marketing, cleaning and other services at the cost of commission. The Glenwood Springs-based service expanded to Basalt, Aspen and other areas before joining the county in December. “I was very surprised, when I traveled (to Summit) in December, at the number
Published: January 19, 2016

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