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Art Show Breckenridge, every day All Day, Arts Alive gallery, 500 S. Main St. La Cima Mall. Arts alive is having an All Media Three Dimensional Invitational Show. This special show for the month of June will highlight 3-D works in fiber, clay, jewelry, weavings, and glass. The artist of the month is watercolorist, Emily Wahl. Her show is featuring
Published: May 31, 2015
The Breckenridge Music Festival’s Music in the Schools program provided a performance and workshop at Summit Middle School on Thursday, May 22. Cherity Koepke, Opera Colorado director of education and community engagement, and the Opera Colorado Young Artists presented “Hansel and Gretel,” by Engelbert Humperdinck, to sixth-graders.Koepke and the Young Artists conducted the workshop following the performance, engaging the students
Published: May 31, 2015
Singers invited to join Summit Choral SocietyThe Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, would like to invite any interested singers to join the choir for its summer session. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 1, and are held each Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 state Highway 9, across from Summit
Published: May 31, 2015
LANCASTER, Pa. — Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl’s size proved to be just right. Lancaster Township firefighters responded when the girl, Janeysha Cruz, and her friends saw the trapped kitten Tuesday afternoon. The girl’s mother called 911 and then gave firefighters permission to lower the kindergartner
Published: May 31, 2015
CLEVELAND — When Stacey Fifer arrived at the prison one day last September, she was carrying four old photos of women — strangers to one another but bound by terrifying memories of the same man. The criminal investigator had strong suspicions Dwayne Wilson was that man. A letter from the state crime lab had linked Wilson’s DNA to a sexual
Published: May 31, 2015
Summit County’s community leadership program through Colorado Mountain College recently graduated 16 community leaders from its 10th year.Leadership Summit is a nine-month, interactive leadership enrichment program that seeks to enhance the individual leadership abilities of emerging and experienced leaders in Summit. The program also fosters collaborative and connective approaches to problem solving within Summit’s communities.This year sessions were held one
Published: May 31, 2015
DALLAS — Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top millions of dollars. Parts of the state were finally beginning to recover Sunday from weeks of rain and flooding that
Published: May 31, 2015
Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments that relied on weapons-export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department.Federal law designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of
Published: May 31, 2015
There’s a new brand of hockey in town.For the first time ever, organizers with the Altitude Field Hockey club will host an adult drop-in game today on the fields at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. The game begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free for participants, with sticks provided for all participants. Play will last about an hour and a half
Published: May 31, 2015
“The mountains are calling,” John Muir said. “And, I must go.”Muir definitely understood the draw of going out into the untrammeled wilderness. But, I think it’s safe to say he wasn’t looking at a big, nasty rain cloud over Yosemite when he said that.Here in Colorado, we feel the same way about the mountains. But sometimes, bad weather tries its
Published: May 31, 2015
When Summit High School’s instrumental music director moves to Prague this summer, she should quickly feel right at home. Linda Shea’s local Czech friends have told her about a common saying in the small country between Germany and Poland.“I am a Czech, therefore I am a musician,” they say.Shea, of Breckenridge, has led the high school’s orchestra and band programs
Published: May 31, 2015
Head Start BBQ—Celebrating 50 yearsDillon, June 14-6:30 p.m., Dillon Town Park. Head Start alumni and families are welcome to join. The event will include food, games, graduation and a pinata. Alumni please join to help celebrate Head Start’s 50th anniversary. Questions: Call Elizabeth Lowe, Summit Head Start 0-5 Director at (970) 406-3063. Open Mic Breckenridge, June 19 p.m., The MotherLoaded
Published: June 1, 2015
I grew up eating meals, working on homework and generally loitering in a seat along one specific side of my family’s butcher block-style dining table. It was thick and sturdy and all too enticing to deface with shapes using the ends of my forks and knives. Of course, my mom was none too happy when she discovered the row of
Published: May 30, 2015
Odell Brewing introduces Barrel Aged Imperial India Pale AleOn Monday, June 1, Odell Brewing will release its latest Cellar Series offering, Barrel Thief, an imperial India pale ale aged in medium toast American oak barrels. Barrel Thief features a variety of American hops, including whole-flower Equinox. It’s also dry-hopped with the experimental HBC 472 variety. The brew boasts bright notes
Published: May 28, 2015
Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Dessert insurance, that’s how I view pound cake. With one in the freezer, you’re ready for anything. Serve it toasted or plain,
Published: May 28, 2015
High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. A guilt-free cookie — how wonderful is that? This crunchy, light, coffee-flavored confection, made of egg whites, instant espresso powder and a little sugar,
Published: April 30, 2015
Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Tender, lemony, with a little crunch — everybody loves this! That’s what I scribbled in the margin of this recipe years ago,
Published: May 14, 2015
Colorado is known for sunshine and suds, and Eagle County continues to contribute to that reputation. Vail Brewing Co. offers locals and visitors alike a new sunny spot — once May’s drizzly weather subsides — to sip beer this summer. While a half dozen other breweries call the Vail Valley home, it’s the only brewery bearing the “Vail” moniker, though it’s
Published: May 23, 2015
Breckenridge Brewery recently released a new year-round India Pale Ale in all of its markets. Breck IPA starts with a floral aroma with hints of tropical fruit, and a bready malt backbone balances its citrus hop flavor. Todd Usry, brewmaster and director of brewing operations, led the brewing team in developing the right recipe for the new beer.“We got a
Published: April 23, 2015
ASHBURN, Va. — More than 200 Virginia students probably won’t have to retake their SAT exams after all: Officials who blamed UPS for losing the box of tests say it’s been found at the school. The college entrance exams went missing last month at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. The 260 students had taken the test May 2. Many
Published: June 1, 2015
Summit County’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct their annual, county-wide training exercise this Wednesday. The exercise will take place at Summit Middle School throughout the afternoon, with large numbers of emergency vehicles and uniformed personnel on-site to be trained to respond to a mass-casualty incident, such as a school shooting.More than 100 emergency responders, school district personnel and public
Published: June 1, 2015
The Colorado State Republican Party’s vice chairman spoke at the Elks Lodge on Friday, the first time a GOP state affiliate has visited Summit in two years. The newly-elected Derrick Wilburn shared strategies for revitalizing the party by reaching a broader group of voters that evening.“The biggest battle we have in the Republican Party is the battle against perceptions,” Wilburn
Published: June 1, 2015
“If you make citizens of this country agree to become the subjects of one great consolidated empire of America, your government will not have sufficient energy to keep them together. Such a government is incompatible with the genius of republicanism. There will be no checks, no real balances in this government.” — Patrick Henry, 1787For all its genius, we should
Published: June 1, 2015
Local nonprofit receives leadership awardThe Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, gave its John R. Moran, Jr. Grantee Leadership Award to the Rural Resort Region Northeast Early Childhood Council. The Trust annually recognizes a grantee for exemplary leadership with a one-time award of $25,000, which the organization will use
Published: June 1, 2015
When rebels cut 15-year-old Frederick Ndabaramiye’s hands off with a machete in 1998, they intended to send a message. Now, 17 years later, Frederick travels around his native Rwanda and the United States preaching a different kind of message — one of forgiveness and hope.He will be sharing his story with Summit County on Thursday, June 4, at the Colorado
Published: June 1, 2015
While driving along U.S. Highway 9 through Frisco, it’s hard to miss the dozens of mounds that make up the Frisco Bike Park. The park is one of the most accessible places in the area for quality, downhill BMX biking. What many people don’t grasp is the time, dedication and thought that crews put into getting the park ready each
Published: June 1, 2015
U.S. Masters Swimming Drop In Breckenridge, June 2 6:15 a.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. Whether you are a fitness swimmer, a former competitive swimmer, or a triathlete in training, the U.S. Masters Swimming community will help you work toward your individual goals. Under the guidance of USMS Coach Jaime Brede, you will develop effective habits in a fun
Published: June 2, 2015
Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at (970) 668-3230.CATSPOOKIE, 10 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, tortie, spayed femaleLUKA, 5 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, gray and white, spayed femaleTAMALE, 6 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, gray and white, neutered maleCHLOE, 7 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black, spayed femaleREILLEY, 16 years, Tonkinese, seal point, neutered maleBAILEY, 16 years, Tonkinese, seal point, neutered malePINO, 2
Published: June 2, 2015
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James Holmes knew his mission to shoot as many people as possible in a crowded Colorado movie theater was legally wrong, according to a videotaped conversation between Holmes and a psychiatrist that prosecutors are playing in court. Holmes told psychiatrist William Reid he knew he could be punished for killing people and repeatedly referred to the shooting
Published: June 2, 2015
DURANGO, Colo. — A bear that bit two people illegally camping near Durango has been killed by wildlife officers. The campers were bit Sunday night and Monday morning in an area that was strewn with trash and food, which authorities say likely drew the bear. The Durango Herald reports the bear was shot and killed Monday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Published: June 2, 2015
BERLIN — Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters. Police in the town of Ludwigslust said a man called their emergency number Saturday to report having seen “10 to 15 people armed with knives and sticks”
Published: June 2, 2015
Design trends and color forecasting tend to be a bit like the chicken and the egg — which comes first? Do color forecasters, such as the Pantone Color Institute, choose the colors that will be popular, or are they citing what has already become popular in the design world? Well, perhaps a bit of both. Since 2000, the Pantone Color
Published: February 7, 2015
You see them everywhere. Often, they exist in groups, small pockets spread throughout Summit’s neighborhoods. “On the hills above Silverthorne,” someone will say, or “right when you get into Keystone” or “there’s a bunch in Blue River.” Sometimes there’s just one, solitary in its uniqueness, its architecture immediately recognizable upon any horizon — the A-frame.Few structures date themselves so completely
Published: March 1, 2015
Though separated in time, culture and continent, there was one thing that the ancient Egyptians, Japanese, Greeks and Romans all agreed upon — the value of hot tubs.Of course, they weren’t called hot tubs back then, and they came in a variety of types, from natural hot springs to wooden tubs to manmade public gathering places, each serving its own
Published: March 18, 2015
Every workday, Alex Ballesteros and Donovan Sornig set up a bar or direct someone else on how to do it properly. Ballesteros is an on-site manager for Optimum Events & Entertainment, providing mobile bars at events all over the Vail Valley and beyond, and Sornig is the bar manager of Mountain Standard in Vail Village. These mix masters know how
Published: May 20, 2015
Know yourself; trust yourself. But if you need a little help along the way, Gale Steves will give you permission to do what you want to do — in your home, that is. The former editor of Home magazine and the author of “Right-Sizing Your Home” has decades of experience helping people better inhabit their living spaces.“The book started because
Published: June 2, 2015
As most everyone who first moves to Summit County (“just for one season!”) can attest, rental units aren’t always an instant home away from home. Small spaces, shared kitchens and funky layouts abound. Just because it’s not your forever home, doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel homey and welcoming. Here are a few tips we’ve all used.• Instead of
Published: June 2, 2015
Designers often surprise clients by sharing a secret: You can dramatically change the look of a room simply by changing or rearranging the items on your bookshelves and tabletops.Just as fashion accessories can have a big impact on an outfit, the items you display on shelves and tables can have a powerful effect on the style of any room.Yet we
Published: June 2, 2015
While many people think of spring cleaning as simply clearing cobwebs and dust, the tradition can renew more than just a home. Unused, worn-out items, unorganized stacks of important papers and dirty windows subtly create stress; the brain registers it as work to be done, which can lead to emotional wear and tear. It’s like a heavily weighing to do
Published: June 2, 2015
DENVER — The Bustang even has that new idea smell, to go with its new car smell.The 13-bus statewide bus system rolled out Tuesday for its maiden voyage, a cruise through Denver. The first state-owned and operated starts rolling in earnest Monday, July 13.They’ll be in Vail for a demonstration next Thursday, if you want to see for yourself.What’s in
Published: June 2, 2015
CARBONDALE, Colo. — Emily Bruell is far from the first gay student, openly or otherwise, to attend Roaring Fork High School. But she is the first to come out publicly in her valedictorian speech to a standing ovation.Bruell, 17, a straight A student bound for Bates College in Maine, seized the opportunity Saturday to make a point about labels, punctuating
Published: June 2, 2015
Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns started Monday, June 1, in a new role with Vail Resorts.The company announced in May that Burns was appointed to the position of senior manager of mountain community affairs based in Breckenridge.In that job, Burns will conduct community outreach in resort communities in Summit and Eagle counties. Burns will help build on government and community relations
Published: June 2, 2015
Keystone is home to one of the country’s most recognized organizations working behind-the-scenes to help people solve some of society’s toughest problems.The Keystone Policy Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the nonprofit’s president and CEO, Christine Scanlan, said the center chose the occasion as an opportunity to rebrand.The center added the word “policy” to its name to
Published: June 2, 2015
For local mountain bike fanatics, summer might as well begin at the starting line of the Frisco Roundup.The Roundup, an early-season race over the spider-webbed trails at the Frisco Peninsula, starts today around 4 p.m. with registration at the Frisco Adventure Park. There are categories for men and women, juniors and veterans, single-speed masochists and never-ever beginners — just about
Published: June 2, 2015
Detoured cars speeding along residential streets have stirred up a response from Frisco residents. With school out for the summer and more dogs, skateboarders and children in the streets than before, Frisco town officials are looking for ways to slow down traffic throughout Main and adjoining streets.“It’s something that we take very seriously. We want to address those concerns and
Published: June 2, 2015
Farmers market season is right around the corner in the High Country, and food vendors from across the state are gearing up for what is going to be another great summer. The Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Centers is kicking off the 2015 farmers market season with an event on June 4. SBDC mentors will be hosting a discussion concerning
Published: June 2, 2015
Eat. Drink. Give. Breckenridge, June 3 11:30 a.m., Kenosha Steakhouse & Rita’s Specialty Margs & Tacos, 301 S. Main St. Donating 5 percent of total sales to the Breckenridge Creative Arts. It doesnt matter if you come in for a light lunch, a quick beverage or a delicious dinner, the entire day is dedicated to help Breck Create. See more
Published: June 3, 2015
My July 2, 2013, column discussed landmark legislation under which community managers became licensed in Colorado for the first time starting Jan. 1 of this year. While the law is technically already in effect, the administrative rules implementing the law will not take effect until July 1. At the end of this past May, not long before the official implementation
Published: June 3, 2015
Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs was chosen as one of 76 fellows for this year’s Marshall Memorial Fellowship.“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity — I couldn’t be more excited,” he said after finding out he was selected from the pool of 700 in April. The prestigious fellowship, created in 1982, encourages upcoming leaders from Europe and the United States
Published: June 3, 2015
Yesterday closed the chapter on another school year for Summit kids. Our schools have applauded significant success, and, together, we have mourned heartbreaking loss. Our family is bidding adieu to the middle school that has been the home to one or both of our girls for the last four years. When our oldest embarked on the Middle School adventure in
Published: June 3, 2015
When you step foot on the Camino de Santiago, you are immediately connected to every pilgrim who has tread the trail before you and each one who will follow in your footsteps in the centuries to come. Sometimes, these connections are tenuous — a shared meal or a moment of conversation along your journey — but, sometimes, they build upon
Published: June 3, 2015
As the mountain snow finally beings to melt, the National Repertory Orchestra offers another sure sign of summer: the start of its 56th annual season. The NRO, which draws an orchestra of 88 young musicians from around the world, will perform 16 concerts at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge from Saturday, June 13, to Friday, July 31.The NRO is known
Published: June 3, 2015
Arctic Placer Park is in need of a serious facelift.The park, found on the far end of Polar Court near the old elementary school site in Silverthorne, is nearly 20 years old, and no longer meets community needs. There’s a small playground and even smaller picnic area, and, over the years, the surrounding neighborhood has outgrown the modest park.Silverthorne wants
Published: June 3, 2015
Brendan OlsonFor Brendan Olson, life brought him mountains to climb. Brendan died on Saturday, May 30, after a fall from a rock climb in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. He was 47. Mountains brought Brendan a greater force in life. They posed profound questions for him and induced a spirit of adventure.Brendan leaves behind his daughter, 15-year-old Camille, his son, 11-year-old
Published: June 3, 2015
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — There’s a new Chinese restaurant in Rochester. The name? I Don’t Know. Seriously, the I Don’t Know Chinese Restaurant recently opened in the western New York city. Owner Jessie Dong tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that said she came up with the unusual name because whenever she would ask her three children what they
Published: June 3, 2015
VAIL — Less than a decade ago, many of the events taking place at this year’s GoPro Mountain Games weren’t even technically considered a sport. Back then, if you’d told someone you were going to catch the SUP on the river in the morning and then head over to see the slacklining competition in the afternoon, fellow festival-goers would’ve probably
Published: June 3, 2015
Summit County seniors seeking a property-tax reduction should submit their requests to the assessor’s office by July 15. Seniors ages 65 and older, who have lived in their current property as a primary home for at least 10 years, are eligible for a significant cut that would exempt $100,000 from a property’s base value for taxes.For example, a homeowner in
Published: June 3, 2015
Many of the restaurants in Keystone will open their doors a bit early for the summer season on Friday, June 5, for the inaugural Keystone Restaurant Week. More than a dozen locations will offer specials for $20.15 throughout the promotion, which ends Sunday, June 14.“Restaurant Week gives locals an earlier start to the full dining offerings at Keystone Resort as
Published: June 3, 2015
The Women’s Resource Center of the Rockies would like to thank the town of Silverthorne for granted use of the Pavilion for our May 7 fundraiser Dance for Life, as well as Dillon Ridge Liquors, Antlers Liquors and Tom Daniels for generous donation all of the beer and wine products for the bar. The WRC board and staff also extend
Published: June 3, 2015
DENVER — Alex Guerrero hit it about as well as he could. Charlie Blackmon tracked it and timed his leap at the wall just right. For a brief second, Guerrero thought maybe the Colorado Rockies center fielder robbed him of a home run and stole his moment. The entire stadium went quiet as Blackmon fell to the warning track, waiting
Published: June 3, 2015
On behalf of the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the Summit School District for allowing us to conduct bike rodeos for the students of Breckenridge Elementary School and Upper Blue Elementary School. The children learned some basic bicycling skills and safety tips. The instruction presented was based on bicycle crash research.This was a
Published: June 3, 2015
Several officers waited patiently inside Summit Middle School, the sound of their radios echoing through the hallway. One, bearing a rifle, stood just outside the entrance. The “pop” of a blank shot and the clank of a shell to the ground marked the start of the simulation. Several more blanks echoed throughout the building, just seconds before a group of
Published: June 3, 2015
Like dandelions now blooming along roads, paths and trails, Summit County’s wildfires tend to ignite where people and human activity are most concentrated.Unlike the harmless flowers though, wildfires threaten people and property; local authorities base many of their decisions on fire risk.This summer, the county’s wildfire risk is slightly higher than last summer, which followed one of the snowiest winters
Published: June 3, 2015
Camino Shell Decoration Workshop Breckenridge, June 4 4 p.m., Yellow Arrow Coffee, 103 S. Harris St. Planning to walk the camino, know someone who is, or just want to participate in a fun arts and crafts activity? The scallop shell is the famous symbol of the camino, and local artist Mauricio Meneses will lead the group in painting the shells.
Published: June 4, 2015
The top stories of the day from the Thursday, June 4 edition of the Summit Daily News.Summit County conducts mass casualty simulation in middle schoolVail’s GoPro Mountain Games gives adrenaline junkies a taste of pro-level competitionSummit County wildfire risk slightly higher than last summer
Published: June 4, 2015
Editor’s note: Science of Food is a new monthly column about biomolecules and their application to food and health.Our bodies are like laboratories, big reaction vessels where the basic principles of organic chemistry apply: A plus B goes to C; reactants go to products. Except in the body, there are literally millions of “A” reactants (biomolecules such as proteins and
Published: June 4, 2015
Three months to the day since The Bakers’ Brewery opened its doors to the public, it will pour its very own beers, brewed with its very own equipment, into customers’ pint glasses for the first time. To celebrate this, the brewery is holding a Grand Beer Opening party, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6. NO MORE WAITINGThere’s a lot
Published: June 4, 2015
Natural Grocers, located at 761 W. Anemone Trail in Dillon, will host a Spring into Health Festival on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with featured speakers, free yoga, Zumba and qigong fitness classes as well as prizes from participating vendors. Sample high-quality, nutritious foods from vendors such as Coco Ridge coconut waters, Garden of Life, Runa
Published: June 4, 2015
I’m not sure why Mike Coffman decided not to run against Michael Bennet for what looks like a vulnerable U.S. Senate seat, but I do have a few theories.What I am sure of, though, is what Coffman’s decision means.There are two ways to put this. One is the nice way: The GOP is scrambling to find a candidate to replace
Published: June 4, 2015
The collapse of an exterior walkway in a Dillon Valley condominium complex left one man badly injured after falling 25 feet. Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue reports that the man, who was testing the integrity of a concrete bridge at the Orofino Complex, was bouncing on the bridge that linked the upper condo units to a stairwell. The walkway collapsed, and he
Published: June 3, 2015
WOODSTOCK, Ill. — A suburban Chicago man who says he always wanted to know what it is like to smash through a garage door now knows the feeling. Ninety-one-year-old Walter Thomas of Woodstock was able to slam an SUV through a garage door with his family’s help. The garage was slated to be torn down, so Thomas’ action was of
Published: June 4, 2015
An aging Dillon Valley condo complex, where a man fell from a collapsed walkway on Wednesday, will need additional work, according to county officials. Not only will the complex repair the crumbled bridge where Thomas Glick fell 25 feet, but property management will also look at additional repairs to the remaining walkway. Glick, who was reportedly transported to a hospital
Published: June 4, 2015
You’d think mountain-biking season started two months ago.At the Frisco Roundup on June 3, the first race in the long-standing Summit Mountain Challenge series, nearly 250 cyclists came from Summit County, Denver, Salida and just about every corner of Colorado for a few lightning-fast laps around the Frisco Peninsula.The top finisher in the men’s pro division, Summit native Taylor Shelden,
Published: June 4, 2015
The Dillon Farmers Market returns Friday, June 5, for the summer season, with weekly live music, new activities and a handful of new vendors, including double the fresh produce from Colorado farmers.“We are thrilled that we have grown our Colorado fruits and vegetable stands from three to six this year as a complement to our existing stands and niche and
Published: June 4, 2015
Four strikes and you’re out, according to a bill signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday. The new law would make a fourth DUI conviction in a lifetime a class four felony instead of a misdemeanor.“It’s about time,” said Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman. “I’ve seen so many families lose a loved one to a drunk driver, it’s just heartbreaking.”In
Published: June 4, 2015
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will host its annual volunteer event for National Trails Day this Saturday, June 6, at the Frisco Peninsula.The nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service’s local ranger district teamed up with Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness and the Summit Fat Tire Society to coordinate trail construction, closure and maintenance work from 9 a.m.
Published: June 4, 2015
For much of the spring, operators of reservoirs above the Upper Colorado River said the skies had not been generous enough to allow them to release surplus water that would help endangered fish.U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hydrologist Ron Thomasson, who manages Green Mountain Reservoir operations in northern Summit County, said as much about the warm, dry weather affecting snowpack and
Published: June 4, 2015
Cajun Crawfish Boil Breckenridge, June 5 6 p.m., Mountain HOPE Foundation Barn, 86 Gold Hill Road,. The ultimate Bayou experience includes crawfish, all the fixins and desert beignets provided by The Lost Cajun, specialty drinks provided by the Breckenridge Distillery, beer hand crafted by Broken Compass Brewery, wine from the Gold Pan Saloon, tastings from Olive Fusion, a shuttle service
Published: June 5, 2015
Dear Eartha,With summer finally kicking off in the High Country, what should I know about sunblock and sunscreen? I feel like there’s a lot of information and opinions out there, and I’m really just confused. — Peggy, BreckenridgeThis is a great question that has come up in recent discussions at the High Country Conservation Center. Our skin is the largest
Published: June 5, 2015
“Never say never” ... so goes the saying.Former Summit County resident, restaurateur and Realtor Joe Carey thought that after moving here from Des Moines, Iowa, he would never leave.He did — for the Florida life on a sailboat on the Gulf of Mexico, due west of Tampa Bay.Now, he’s using the “never” word again.“Never thought I would leave the mountains
Published: June 5, 2015
And now a word from the Dynamite Owners of America – DOA:Wake up, America. At this crucial time in our nation’s history, our freedoms are under fire as never before. That’s why we must fight to protect our absolute, clearly defined, Second Amendment right to bear high explosives.The sad truth is that we who would tote a few simple sticks
Published: June 5, 2015
In New Mexico, some wildlife outranks others, with mountain lions landing near the bottom of the pack. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the solitary Puma concolor enjoys the status of rats or “trash fish” ­— which is how New Mexico’s wildlife department characterizes carp.Late last month, the New Mexico Game and Fish Department unveiled its latest
Published: June 5, 2015
“Silliness and satire. A ton of laughs,” said Josh Blanchard, executive director of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, when describing the company’s newest musical comedy, “Gutenberg! The Musical.”The premise is simple: Two aspiring playwrights, Doug Simon and Bud Davenport, have written a musical based on the life and times of printing-press inventor Johannes Gutenberg. Well, sort of.Fueled with unending enthusiasm
Published: June 5, 2015
For frequent commuters between Copper and Frisco, the windy, mellow stretch of Interstate 70 known as Officers Gulch is a gorgeous introduction to the joys — and towering majesty — of an alpine byway.Yet, for runners, it’s one hell of a personal challenge.This weekend, hundreds of runners gather at Copper Mountain for the 39th edition of the Run the Rockies
Published: June 5, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An effort to use a fake, life-sized orca to scare off hundreds of sea lions crowding docks off the Oregon coast ended, at least temporarily, with the fiberglass creature belly-up after it was swamped by a passing ship. Still, Port of Astoria Executive Director Jim Knight said the sea lions briefly “got deathly silent” when the
Published: June 5, 2015
Denver’s only New Orleans-inspired funk band comes to Breckenridge on Friday, June 5, to infuse the National Repertory Orchestra’s second-annual Cajun Crawfish Boil with the music of the Bayou. Established in 2011, Gumbo le Funque is a Colorado band influenced by the entire tradition of the second line and traditional jazz, as well as the power funk that oozes forth
Published: June 4, 2015
Now that summer has finally reached the High Country, Summit residents are getting into it in all sorts of ways, from barbecues to hikes and boat rides. For the Silverthorne Police Department, this means it’s time to once again gather other local departments together for the Safe Summer Kickoff.For 15 years, Silverthorne has hosted the event, which offers an afternoon
Published: June 5, 2015
Saturday, June 6Snake welcomes Lee Rogers Band The Lee Rogers Band will play the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Saturday, June 6. This explosive power trio fuses rock ’n’ roll with blues that leaves stages reduced to ashes. The band is led by Austin, Texas, guitarist and vocalist Rogers, whose high-powered blend of original writing mixed with covers from
Published: June 5, 2015
Friday, June 5Soul-ternative duo at the SnakeRock duo Erin & The Project will take the stage at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, June 5. Erin & The Project combine soul, R&B, blues, jazz and alternative rock to create a unique soul-ternative genre. This dynamic act features powerhouse female vocals and driving rhythms that will leave you in
Published: June 5, 2015
The sun is finally shining, and the temperature is finally rising. Hooray for that!There is still a crazy amount of snow out there, but it’s starting to melt and that means wet, muddy trails. This week, I will delve into the obligatory subject of early-season riding here in Summit. I know that many of you get sick of hearing this
Published: June 5, 2015
Summit County’s wood chipping program is set to go, with crews coming out to neighborhoods starting June 29. Crews will make two sweeps through each neighborhood between June and October, picking up piles of unwanted slash from the curb. Following the success of last year’s program, with just over 1,400 homes participating (300 of which requested a second pickup), county
Published: June 5, 2015
Dee Dee Byers took a seat in Meadow Creek Park, enjoying the warm summer breeze after her morning workout. But before she could take the first bite into her lunch, a brightly plumed bird perched in the branches of an aspen caught her eye.“Hello?” she said, taking out her camera.“Hello, hello,” the bird replied back, to her surprise. Byers, who
Published: June 5, 2015
In honor of the return of all things summer, the Frisco Bay Marina is hosting its annual Rock the Dock party on Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration will include a $5 burger-and beer-deal from the Island Grill, free live music by the band Live to Tell, a chance to check out the rental fleet
Published: June 5, 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?”John LonghillAs the executive director for the Swan Center Outreach, a large animal rescue, John Longhill has a lot of charges to look after, from horses
Published: June 5, 2015
Consider Dillon Reservoir a sanctuary for Arctic char.Yes, outside of Summit County, the sleek and slender species is only found in one other state in the lower 48. The cold-water fish was slowly introduced in the early 1990s to see if it could combat mysis shrimp, another non-native species that wildlife experts brought to the reservoir in the ’70s to
Published: June 5, 2015
For many High Country residents and visitors alike, there’s nothing that gets their hearts pumping quite like a knee-deep powder day. In the warmer months, adrenaline junkies might hike one of the state’s 58 peaks that top 14,000 feet, or take to the rapids in a kayak or raft to get their kicks. If you want to pack even more
Published: June 5, 2015
Open Arms Childcare and Preschool Yard Sale Breckenridge, June 6 9 a.m., Open Arms Childcare & Preschool, 16072 Highway 9. Open Arms Childcare and Preschool is hosting a community yard sale. Baby items, outdoor gear, art/crafts, and general yard sale items. This rain or shine event benefits Open Arms. Kids Fishing Derby Silverthorne, June 6 9 a.m., Willowbrook Road. Trent
Published: June 6, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Known as one of the first mountain biking trails dry enough to ride every year (sounds like a recurring theme right about now), the Oro Grande Trail is a solid early-season riding option. Following an aspen-covered hillside above Dillon Reservoir, this ride offers panoramic views of both Ten Mile and the Gore ranges. It’s also in a
Published: June 5, 2015
Bimmer enthusiasts, like the new wave of farm-to-table foodies or recreational MJ connoisseurs, are awfully particular about the rules and nearly academic purity related to the products they love. Doctrinaire, even.It is then odd as an interested but not-on-the-payroll outsider to see such vivid vitriol for the X4 “sports activity coupe” among the BMW faithful, considering that it is an
Published: June 6, 2015
Here at the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, we are super excited to be kicking off our summer calendar. FDRD just celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Silverthorne Pavilion. More than 200 people attended. It was a lovely night to remember the creation of this nonprofit, which harnesses the power of its volunteers to sustain the National Forest Service
Published: June 6, 2015

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