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Welcome to absolutely the very last Republican presidential debate. We promise. I’m your moderator, Elizabeth Hasselbeck.“Because the candidates have complained about their treatment by the media, each questioner on our panel has been selected by an individual candidate based on mutual affection and nothing more.“Though we are here at Fox News headquarters, pursuant to agreed-upon rules, Megyn Kelley is nowhere
Published: November 16, 2015
One of the most popular apps to come from Colorado wouldn’t exist without the slow decline of the print industry.About four years ago, Anna Thielke and Alex Witkowicz were working for Skiing magazine in Boulder. She was a designer and he was a photographer, two highly skilled positions that required a mix of creativity, unorthodox thinking and a feverish love
Published: November 13, 2015
Sights from opening day at Breckenridge, complete with a salute to veterans, a three-pack jump line and even Ullr humself
Published: November 13, 2015
Travelers along the I-70 corridor in the Colorado Rockies can look forward to continued delays resulting from scheduled lane closures through Thanksgiving as work winds down on the Mountain Express Lane west of Idaho Springs and testing continues on a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels. “We will see traffic delays this weekend,” Colorado Department of Transportation
Published: November 14, 2015
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Children wanting to see Santa Claus at a southern New Jersey mall will now have to pay.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports admission to the Cherry Hill Mall’s Adventure to Santa costs between $35 and $50. The packages come with photos or video of the visit.The move has sparked anger from many parents, some of whom say
Published: November 16, 2015
GYPSUM — It was 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, and David Graham was adjusting the water flow to the cooling towers at the biomass plant in Gypsum. He thought he saw flames reflected in the windshield of a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck. When he turned, he saw he was right.The conveyor belt that delivers huge piles of wood
Published: November 16, 2015
Some residents who have lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for several years say they have never seen the affordable-housing situation so bad. As residents both new and old look for affordable places to live, some are referring to the current housing situation as a crisis.Former Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, who studies the local economy and assessor database, said Aspen’s
Published: November 16, 2015
“I don’t think they’re gaining strength … from the start, our goal has been first to contain. and we have contained them.” — Barack Obama on ISIS, Friday, Nov. 13.At least they’re not the “JV team” any more … The above comment, bookended by the downing of a Russian jetliner with 224 deaths and the horrific events in Paris nine
Published: November 16, 2015
Summit County Animal Shelter can be contacted at 970-668-3230.Cats:MARVIN, 6 years, Domestic Longhair mix, black, neutered maleJIMMY, 5 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black and white, neutered malePOOKIE, 10 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, tortie, spayed femaleSEVEN, 8 years, Domestic Mediumhair mix, white and black, spayed femaleTHOR, 2 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, brown tabby and white, unaltered maleDELTA, 2 months, Domestic Shorthair
Published: November 16, 2015
Thank You from Silverthorne Elementary PTA to our Silverthorne communityA fall quickly approaches winter, Silverthorne PTA wanted to give a big thanks to our community and all who supported our school in 2016. We are lucky to live in such beautiful environment in a giving community with a great local school.We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors who helped
Published: November 16, 2015
Seven years ago, Obamacare was passed with three promises: You can keep your doctor; you can keep your insurance, and your family insurance costs will drop by $2500 annually.Today in Summit County and my town Frisco, the betrayal of these promises has come home to roost as employers are having to tell their long-term, faithful employees that the cost of
Published: November 17, 2015
New regulations this winter would restrict access for snowmobiles and other motorized vehicles to sections of road entering restricted areas of the White River National Forest. The changes are effective immediately, after the Board of County Commissioners voted on a resolution to amend the Open Space Rules and Regulations and Snowmobile Ordinance 13. Under the new regulations, winter motor vehicle
Published: November 16, 2015
Back when I was a college racer, I remember a girlfriend finding me in my kitchen with a pair of skis on the table, an iron in my hand and a big red block of Toko wax. “What are you doing?” she asked.“Making my skis go fast,” I replied. “Do you want me to wax your skis, too?”She said her
Published: November 17, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah ski officials are hoping the “bigger is better” card lures more skiers and snowboarders to their mountains this season after several resorts completed multi-million dollar improvement projects — highlighted by Vail Resort’s merging of two well-known ski areas into one mega-resort. The new Park City Mountain Resort, which now includes the ski area formerly known
Published: November 17, 2015
DENVER — Does a snowboarder’s blind spot give a ski resort the right to ban him from public land? It’s a question under federal review in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, which heard arguments Tuesday from a group of snowboarders arguing for the right to rip and shred on the slopes of a Utah ski resort.
Published: November 17, 2015
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects after a Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from Breckenridge the morning of October 30. Officers were able to obtain photos of the two suspects from surveillance cameras at a Frisco Walmart, where a credit card belonging to the owner of the Toyota Tundra was charged that morning. A man wearing
Published: November 17, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An animal rights group is suing to get a chimpanzee named Candy out of an amusement park where, it says, she smokes cigarettes and is given soft drinks instead of water. The federal lawsuit says Candy is in an inadequate cage at the Baton Rouge park, and should be moved to a sanctuary. The Animal Legal
Published: November 17, 2015
GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K — NOV. 14Nearly 700 young students and 200 family members came to Frisco last Saturday for the town’s first-annual Girls on the Run 5K. The event, a noncompetitive fun run held on the Frisco recpath, was the finale of a 10-week curriculum that focuses on fitness, wellness, diet and more. Every girl who came to
Published: November 17, 2015
Before Kristy and Joe Johnson were even married, they began discussing the idea of spending a year traveling around the world with any children they might have. They wanted their future kids to experience life outside of the country, learning from other cultures and people — an education that couldn’t be received in a classroom.They kept that dream for the
Published: November 17, 2015
Bryce Silianoff, 22, grew up in Summit County and has been pursuing music and art for most of his life. The 2011 SHS graduate plays a multitude of instruments and has been in a variety of bands throughout the years. He began painting as a kid for fun, but his classes in high school and at Evergreen State College recently
Published: November 17, 2015
DENVER — A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they didn’t protect property rights. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates drilling, is considering two rules that would give regulators and local governments
Published: November 17, 2015
PARIS — French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks, officials said Tuesday, as France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive, whom authorities said they hadn’t identified, came as French and Russian warplanes pounded
Published: November 17, 2015
Kim Fenske purchased his Chevrolet Volt to make a statement. He claims that since he bought the used electric vehicle hybrid a few years ago, he has not used gas for his daily commute to work at the Summit Stage. “My purchase of the Volt was very political, in terms of a transition in society,” he said. “It’s a push
Published: November 16, 2015
DENVER — A federal agency on Monday stood behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from an inactive gold mine. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s statement was the latest twist in a dispute between state and federal agencies over what role Colorado officials had in the
Published: November 17, 2015
Open Canvas PaintingBreckenridge, Nov. 187 p.m., ReadyPaintFire! Breckenridge, 323 N. Main St. Join the talented RPF teachers and have a go at ANY of our fun canvas images. Written tutorials guide you step-by-step, with great help on hand to get you going, and, with the hard bits! Create your own masterpiece with just a little help! Reservations required. Sign up
Published: November 18, 2015
When I lived in Denver, my neighbor was attacked by a pit bull. A rash of mauling continued and after the news covered the bloody attacks; pit bulls were banned from the city. At the time, I agreed with the decision, and when I moved to Summit County, I was appalled by the animal shelters that took in pit bulls,
Published: November 18, 2015
The path to the U.S. Ski Team is hardly a straight line. There are dozens and dozens of events to navigate, not to mention thousands upon thousands of young, hungry competitors vying for just a handful of spots.This season, Hig Roberts earned his place. The 24-year-old Steamboat native took several zigs and zags on his way to the national team,
Published: November 17, 2015
Have no idea what skimo is? Neither do most folks.For years, skimo (aka ski mountaineering) has been spreading like wintery wildfire across Europe. It’s a cross between Nordic ski racing, backcountry skinning and winter mountaineering, complete with the cardio burn that trail runners can’t quite find once the snow falls. But, for one reason or another, it hasn’t caught on
Published: November 17, 2015
DENVER — A powerful wintery storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday while bringing the threat of tornadoes to millions in Arkansas and Texas, where a handful of damaging twisters had plowed through that state’s Panhandle the day before. Much of Interstate 70, Colorado’s main east-west highway, was closed because of blizzard conditions on the state’s Eastern
Published: November 17, 2015
If Hillary Clinton hopes to sell herself as a foreign policy whiz and credible commander-in-chief, she’ll need to perform better than she did this weekend in response to the Paris attacks.What we wanted to hear from Hillary, in Saturday night’s debate, was a substantive strategy for stopping ISIS. We know what the Obama administration and its allies are doing, but
Published: November 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest large seizure of illegal contraband at Los Angeles International Airport didn’t involve narcotics. Federal authorities seized 450 pork tamales from the luggage of a traveler arriving from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that the traveler’s customs form acknowledged the person was carrying food, but the traveler lied when asked if there
Published: November 18, 2015
Jean Pierre TournierMarch 8, 1943 — Oct. 16, 2015Longtime Colorado Mountain resident, successful original owner and chef of La Chaumiere Restaurant in Pinewood Spring and La France Restaurant in Dillon passed away in his French ancestral home after a brief illness. He was attended by his wife Claire; daughters Angeline, Coralie, Marceline and Josephine; sister Andree; and brother Robert.His love
Published: November 9, 2015
Two local students’ artwork will be on display over State Highway 9 once wildlife and safety improvements to the 11-mile stretch of road are complete. For the Safe Passage Art and Essay contest, one Summit Middle School student and one West Grand Middle School student’s depictions of the highway will be shown on billboards across two planned wildlife overpasses.“This was
Published: November 18, 2015
Gov. Hickenlooper said: Don’t ban Syrian refugees from Colorado. He suggests we need to make sure the verification process for these refugees is “as stringent as possible.”Even FBI Director James Comey recently testified no foreign databases exist to screen the Syrian refugees. This is not a Democrat vs. Republican issue. It is an issue of the safety of the citizens
Published: November 18, 2015
Representative Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, recently concluded her first week as chair of the Joint Budget Committee. The committee met on Thursday, Nov. 12, by looking at the budget draft released by Gov. John Hickenlooper at the beginning of this month.As it stand now, Colorado faces a $373 million shortfall, driven by Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) requirements, increasing healthcare
Published: November 17, 2015
Amelia Bradley, the 12-year-old daughter of Lori Rink, who was killed Oct. 26 in a traffic accident on Interstate 70 near New Castle, died Sunday at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire said Tuesday.Glassmire said she died of multiple injuries.Amelia and her mother were passengers in the family’s 1999 Ford Explorer that Monday morning when it apparently
Published: November 17, 2015
New summer attractions are officially coming soon to Breckenridge Ski Resort.The U.S. Forest Service announced on Monday its final decision on Vail Resorts’ so-called Epic Discovery summer activities project for Breckenridge, approving a plan dating back to 2013. The White River National Forest’s approval for year-round usage lays the stage for a mix of new features throughout the resort, among
Published: November 18, 2015
Dillon approved several fee adjustments in the first reading of an ordinance on Tuesday. To offset a town staff salary increase of four percent, the ordinance would increase cemetery fees by four percent, while halving application and excavation fees for certain developments. If approved on second reading, fees for cremation and burial will increase four percent starting Jan. 1, 2016,
Published: November 18, 2015
2015 TGR Movie Premiere Paradise WaitsDillon, Nov. 198:30 p.m., Dillon Dam Brewery, 100 Little Dam St. The story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it. $8 cover includes a ticket for door prizes. Win a pair of skis from Christy Sports plus other cool prizes. Free Half-Pints for Ladies, $3 Pints & $3 Fireballs and Jager. Tnertle
Published: November 19, 2015
The Summit County Library presents Colorado authors Terry Wright and Robert Spiller on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. Both will discuss their different writing genres with Beth Groundwater, Summit County author, and host of the event. Wright lives in Lakewood with his wife, Bobette, and Yorkie, Taz. He
Published: November 19, 2015
You’ve scoured the local shops for early-season deals, you’ve tuned and waxed your skis or board, you’ve adjusted your bindings and renewed your pass(es). All that’s left now is to get your body in shape.This month, we’ll focus on how to build up your body for alpine skiing and snowboarding (restoration is coming next month) with input from Breckenridge local
Published: November 18, 2015
National Geographic’s photographer David Doubilet and photojournalist Jennifer Hayes will be sharing their behind-the-scenes adventures on Wednesday, Nov. 18, as they present their journey from Antarctica to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, introducing sea creatures they meet along the way. “Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice” is part of the “National Geographic Live!” speaker series, presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts,
Published: November 17, 2015
DENVER — A drone hovers about 30 feet above the skier’s head, then quickly swoops down for a tighter angle, so its video camera can capture his every move as he carves down a steep powder stash. It’s not a scene from the latest Warren Miller movie. It’s something the founders of a Silicon Valley production company hope to bring
Published: November 17, 2015
Dust off your snowshoes and tune up your fat bike. It’s winter race season.For the 20th year, Pedal Power bike shop in Avon is hosting a winter race series for snowshoers and fat bikers. The Pedal Power Winter Race Series is a perfect outlet for high-energy endurance racers who just can’t get enough of singletrack in the summer — or
Published: November 18, 2015
Ally Bierbaum, 16, decided to join Summit County Youth Orchestra this fall because she wanted to push herself musically.“My favorite part is that I think everyone wants to be here … we are all more serious about our instruments and want to get better,” she said.The youth orchestra is a new program for budding musicians developed by local community members.
Published: November 18, 2015
With the winter holidays just around the corner, many people will enjoy traditional holiday dishes flavored with cinnamon. In Eastern cultures, however, cinnamon is used not only as a spice to flavor and preserve food, but also as a medicine to treat illness and disease. With the help of modern science, this special spice and its components have been studied
Published: November 19, 2015
With apologies to Independence Day, Thanksgiving is the most authentic of our national holidays. It is the one day when, in the middle of a workweek, we pause our digital devices to gather and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.Oh, and there is football. And, of course, there is wine — usually lots of wine. While
Published: November 19, 2015
My first introduction to gaiters came when I was about 7 years old. We were getting ready for a winter Boy Scout trip to Fraser, a tiny town just past Winter Park, when my dad unburied a pair of ‘70s-era hiking gaiters. They were burnt orange with a snap closure (not a zipper) and two cinch laces under the knee
Published: November 19, 2015
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Talk about some loose change. A Miami-area mayor who is feuding with his local commission tried to use 360,000 pennies and nickels — that’s 28 buckets full of coins — to pay a $4,000 ethics fine. Instead of accepting the change, the ethics commission doubled the fine for Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, saying he intentionally broke
Published: November 19, 2015
On most business trips, you have to squeeze in time for fun with evening outings, layovers and days added to the trip. But if your meeting is at a ski resort, you’ll likely find your schedule is intentionally blank for a block of hours midday, so you can enjoy the slopes.Continuing education programs for medical and legal professionals make up
Published: November 19, 2015
A Frisco man accused of possessing child pornography on his computer has not yet entered a plea. Kenneth Scott Casey, 59, faces one charge of possession of sexually exploitative material, a class-four felony. His defense attorney, Sommer Spector, filed a motion to try Casey’s felony charge and two misdemeanor cases concurrently. Otherwise, Spector would seek to admit information from the
Published: November 19, 2015
Construction STANDOFFA Breckenridge police sergeant received a report of a assault on Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. Officers received a call from an individual who told them the events of the previous day, when he received a call from his wife at a construction site.While he was speaking with her, another worker who was operating an excavator started yelling at
Published: November 19, 2015
As we continue to get pummeled with snow, winter begins to heat up as resorts and businesses prepare for the onslaught of visitors over the holidays. Mother Nature has been nice enough to help us out lately, padding the hills, so the resorts can continue to open terrain that will help accommodate the masses. If you are looking for a
Published: November 19, 2015
There were only 30 seconds left on the clock when we finally found the last box. With two different locks keeping us from the satisfaction of beating the clock, my coworker Jessica Smith and I wrestled with the combination of numbers and letters that would signal completion. We had come so far — spending the last hour ransacking this room
Published: November 19, 2015
To call Newport, Nebraska a small town inflates its size. Located on the edge of the sparsely populated Sand Hills, the hamlet has just 70 people. Like nearly all of Nebraska’s rural areas, it has been shedding residents.Yet determined opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline first arose at Newport and other minuscule places on the Great Plains. Ranch and farm
Published: November 19, 2015
Main St. Station Plaza Winter Kick Off PartyBreckenridge, Nov. 212 p.m., 505 South Main St. Enjoy DJ Cyn spinning music live as you munch on free burgers (while they last). Also enjoy $1 Beers at Quandary Grille and amazing drink specials at Poached Restaurant.American BabiesFrisco, Nov. 209 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Tom Hamilton is the guitarist for Electon,
Published: November 20, 2015
Dear Eartha, I’ve been hearing a lot about Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Can you tell me more about it? — Greg, BreckenridgeThank you for the question, Greg. The Clean Power Plan was first proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2014, and the final version of the plan was unveiled by President Obama in August 2015. This plan
Published: November 20, 2015
The Outlets of Silverthorne host the Shopping Extravaganza every year in November to benefit local nonprofits, this year’s event was held Saturday, Nov. 14. Shoppers received goody bags, coupons and raffle tickets for a multitude of prizes. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, as well as beer, wine and spirits were served throughout the day.
Published: November 20, 2015
Casey CollardMay 16, 1960 — Oct. 31, 2015Casey Collard, 55, died Oct. 31 at the ranch in Cedaredge, Colorado. He was born May 16, 1960 in Kremmling, Colorado. He attended Summit High School; he grew up in Dillon, Colorado.He enjoyed being in the outdoors. Hunting was his most favorite thing to do in life. He also enjoyed, fishing, ranching and
Published: November 20, 2015
So what did you do this past weekend? I’ll be honest — November is not my favorite month in Summit County. As an outdoor enthusiast and longtime local, the idea of taking one run at a local ski resort on the White Ribbon of Death has lost its appeal. Luckily, with our recent good fortune of white gold from Ullr,
Published: November 20, 2015
Only a Warren Miller crew would ever dream of a ski trip to the rough and ragged Himalayas — and then actually make it happen.In “Chasing Shadows,” the 66th annual feature from the world’s most recognized ski-film house, a few of the absolute best (and craziest) winter sports athletes got together for classic Warren Miller globetrotting. There’s big-mountain skiing in
Published: November 19, 2015
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company closes its 2015 theater season with “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” a fast-moving theatrical mystery for the stage.“‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ is about the last great caper for Holmes and Watson,” said actor David Oliver Nelson, who plays Sherlock Holmes, in a statement. “This adaptation finds Holmes at the end of his career, Watson
Published: November 20, 2015
Alban Berg’s contemporary opera, “Lulu,” is the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Saturday, Nov. 21. To accommodate the opera length, the broadcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. The story of Lulu, based on stage plays written by Frank Wedekind, tell the dramatic story of a much desired young woman in romantic and sexual interactions with
Published: November 20, 2015
Friday, Nov. 20Cold River City will play two shows at the Snake River Saloon, one on Friday, Nov. 20, and also on Saturday, Nov. 21. In early 2012, six like-minded individuals with a passion for live music and an appreciation for a wide range of musical styles united on a musical journey that would soon become Cold River City. They
Published: November 20, 2015
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A red panda is missing on California’s far north coast. The tiny creature named Masala disappeared from the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Zoo manager Gretchen Ziegler tells the Times-Standard newspaper that any resident who spots the 1 1/2-year old panda should not approach it, but try not
Published: November 20, 2015
Published: November 20, 2015
A fast-moving winter storm combined with heavy traffic is creating closures on Interstate 70 between Vail Pass and Denver. The highway has already seen three closures Friday morning, due to several accidents and slides as the heavy snow created slick roads.Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said drivers should expect commercial vehicle chain laws and passenger vehicle traction laws
Published: November 20, 2015
CHICAGO — Warning: Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding poses potential harms. That message would be written on medical and recreational marijuana products and posted wherever they’re sold if the nation’s most influential doctors group has its way. The American Medical Association agreed Monday to push for regulations requiring such warnings be written on medical and recreational pot products and
Published: November 17, 2015
Summit law enforcement will need additional resources as the county continues to expand. With budget discussions underway, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office requested two additional staff positions, while Dillon Police requested one additional officer.“Everyone’s budget is still pretty tight,” Summit County Sheriff John Minor said. “We’re still down positions from where we were overall since 2007, 2008.”The sheriff’s office is
Published: November 20, 2015
The town of Dillon swore in new councilmember Jen Barchers on Tuesday evening after former councilwoman Terry King moved back to Mississippi in October. Barchers, a Dillon resident and assistant dean at Colorado Mountain College, was nominated to fill the position following an interview on Nov. 17. “I think we were all excited when Jen applied for the open council
Published: November 20, 2015
Jean Pierre TournierMarch 8, 1943 — Oct. 16, 2015Longtime Colorado Mountain resident, successful original owner and chef of La Chaumiere Restaurant in Pinewood Spring and La France Restaurant in Dillon passed away in his French ancestral home after a brief illness. He was attended by his wife Claire; daughters Angeline, Coralie, Marceline and Josephine; sister Andree; and brother Robert.His love
Published: November 20, 2015
Met Opera Live in HD: Lulu, BergBreckenridge, Nov. 2110:30 a.m., Colorado Mountain College, 107 Denison Placer Rd. Join the National Repertory Orchestra at the live broadcast of Lulu from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The Met is celebrating its 10th year of broadcasting operas live in over 30 countries around the world and thousands of theaters. Be sure not
Published: November 21, 2015
The last of a series of marijuana business applications to go through the former city of Glenwood Springs licensing review process before new rules were enacted this summer got the green light to proceed from City Council Thursday night.Council voted 6-1 to uphold city licensing officer Angela Roff’s decision last month to grant licenses for Osiris LLC to operate a
Published: November 19, 2015
It’s understandable that Breckenridge athlete/businessman Bond Camp has not found Hey, Spike!’s column questioning at the top of his busy agenda.The two of us have been loosely connecting in this attempt.In an email this week, Spike! said we’ll get the column completed.“Sweet,” writes Bond. “Sorry I have been MIA. I’ve been traveling and trying to put this whole injury behind
Published: November 21, 2015
Readers submitted photos from around the county and of their travels with the Summit Daily.
Published: November 21, 2015
The swagger-laden modernization of the Cadillac brand truly walks the walk when it comes to the unbelievably fast, tremendously capable and awfully slab-sided, Batmobile-inspired ATS-V — the newest of General Motor’s terrifying, entirely BMW/Audi/Mercedes-beating products.And if the handling, thrust and classy but subdued cabin are any indication of what a mere 464-horsepower Cadillac can do, the prospect of the full-blown
Published: November 21, 2015
Anne Hillerman will present the making of her novel, “Rock with Wings,” at the South Branch Library in Breckenridge at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Hillerman discusses her writing, her experience growing up as Tony Hillerman’s eldest daughter, and how her father’s work informed and inspired her. This program is free to the public and sponsored by the Friends
Published: November 21, 2015
An unavoidable part of the human condition is the process of growing older; there is no escaping the inevitable stacking of days past and the perpetual accumulation of memories as one goes forward. A life well lived can be measured by the relationships made and the experiences shared. Being a commonality for all means the concept of growing old supplies
Published: November 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque couple turned the tables on a burglar caught loading their belongings into his car. Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier says officers were called about a possible burglary Thursday. What they found was a 70-year-old man and his 66-year-old wife both pointing guns at 26-year-old Aaron Lujan. Tixier says the husband observed Lujan putting a
Published: November 21, 2015
On Alta ski resort’s fight against snowboardersCarlson Peters: Every skier or boarder has a blind spot. On today’s crowded slopes everyone must practice defensive riding. Hard to believe that Alta is wasting their money on lawyers to defend this. I’ve always thought that the objections to snowboarding was more an issue of a generational divide. There were older, more mature
Published: November 21, 2015
What the heck is skijoring?Skijoring is the finely-crafted skill of tying yourself to a couple planks and then getting dragged by some type of large animal — hopefully, while upright. In order to do this properly, you’ll need to be slightly above a novice cross-country skier, depending on what animal you are tied to. You see, in some versions of
Published: November 21, 2015
WHISTLER, B.C. – In the last week, nearly everyone in Whistler got on their winter snow tires. The law in British Columbia requires snow tires by Oct. 1, but that law has widely been ignored in recent years as autumns have turned warmer. Snow in the valleys has been replaced by rain.Rain also prevailed for most of last winter. It
Published: November 21, 2015
Bobby Craig, who founded Breckenridge based Arapahoe Architects in 1993, appreciates that the most substantive work is done at a grass-roots level.“As a business owner you’re involved in everything,” he said. “I’m the type who says I’m going to do it.”While some people may think high dollar when picturing an architectural firm in Breck, Craig says his focus is not
Published: November 21, 2015
On Monday, Nov. 16 the U.S. Forest Service finalized plans dating back to 2013 that would allow Vail Resorts to pursue its Epic Discovery summer activities project at the Breckenridge Ski Resort.The approval will allow year round usage in the White River National Forest and provide new warm weather activities at the resort to include: A climbing wall, zip lines,
Published: November 21, 2015
It would usually begin with an insult or some harsh words, perhaps a few shoves, and then someone would throw the first punch. Often there would be no second punch as friends, teachers, coaches would intercede. Mostly it was little more than adolescence bravado and posturing. Occasionally, it would go down like in the movies when two combatants would square
Published: November 21, 2015
Here’s a story for you.At the U.S. Ski Team naming ceremony yesterday, I met young Auden Pankonin from Wisconsin while I was waiting for Shiffrin and Vonn and Ligety to take the stage at Copper Mountain. He was hanging around with his younger sister, Amelie, and the ski team’s official mascot, Champ the rescue mutt (he looks like a chocolate
Published: November 21, 2015
Family ‘Turkey Day’ Platter PaintingBreckenridge, Nov. 223 p.m., ReadyPaintFire! Breckenridge, 323 N. Main St. Get the family together for fun pottery painting! Our lovely RPF girls have prepared these fun examples that you can paint together. Choose your favorite colors together, everyone grab a brush and lets create some memories. Various platter shapes and sizes to choose from $30 NO
Published: November 22, 2015
I’ve been away for nearly 3-and-a-half hours. It’s dark now and getting cold — a kind of cold I’m not prepared for. I’m dressed in shorts, a wool t-shirt, a windbreaker and a ball cap. My rigid, icy hands have retracted into my sleeves like claws. The tip-top of my ears have gone numb. I’m still feeling strong, though, and
Published: November 20, 2015
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe’s 4th annual “Mister Ugly” contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite and prompting rioting at the event.Judges on Saturday chose 42-year-old Mison Sere, citing his numerous missing front teeth and a wide range of grotesque facial expressions, over William Masvinu, who had held the title since 2012.Masvinu
Published: November 22, 2015
It doesn’t take long during a visit to the Feed My Sheep day center for the homeless in downtown Glenwood Springs to feel the sense of respect shown for longtime director Karen Peppers by those she was called to serve.“Just the way she picks people up and engages them, it’s always ‘Ms. Karen’ this or ‘Ms. Karen’ that,” observed Michael
Published: November 22, 2015
Editor’s note: Conversations in The Dialogue are pulled from Summit Daily’s Facebook comment threads and website comment sections. Pit bulls and the Syrian refugees — go! Not surprisingly, local columnist Carrie Brown-Wolf’s recent piece “Pit bulls, people and prejudice” stirred up extensive debate on our comment threads this week. Brown-Wolfe’s column made a connection between the fears surrounding the refugee
Published: November 22, 2015
Colorado’s Board of Education received the first statewide scores from its renovated testing program, known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, last week and the academic agency says results should be used only as a starting point for future assessment, not compared to other iterations of prior evaluation.Beginning this past spring, the CMAS, in partnership with those
Published: November 22, 2015
BLENHEIM, N.Y. — U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology. The remote-controlled devices make the work of linemen safer, more efficient and less expensive, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, which last
Published: November 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates’ comments. At the request of The Associated Press, eight climate and biological scientists graded for scientific accuracy what a dozen top candidates said in debates,
Published: November 22, 2015
The data continues to roll in: Colorado is fighting a battle — some even grant it the status of an epidemic — not unlike that of the rest of the country, against factors that allow children to become overweight, and worse, obese.According to the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment, 26.5 percent, or more than 1 in 4, of
Published: November 23, 2015
Last Thursday, Silverthorne’s Celebration Around the World — an annual event recognizing the diverse cultures present in Summit County — became an occasion for peaceful protest against a recent federal court decision blocking executive actions on immigration signed last year by President Barack Obama.More than a dozen people gathered at the roundabout to the Silverthorne Pavilion, chanting and holding up
Published: November 23, 2015
Silverthorne Town Council approved on first reading the town’s 2016 budget at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The majority of the 2016 budget was completed in 2014 as part of the biennial budget process for 2015/2016. Any changes from the previous 2016 estimates are due to potential fluctuations in material costs or changes to capital projects.The challenge, according to
Published: November 23, 2015
The top stories of the day from the Nov. 23, 2015 edition of the Summit Daily News:The Dialogue: Commenters take on pit bull apologistUphill in November: Be mindful of access policies and general etiquette when skinningAP FACT CHECK: Most GOP candidates flunk climate science
Published: November 23, 2015
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Nov. 23-27, 1915.MondayMrs. Minnie Bruchs was seriously injured last Saturday morning when she slipped and fell as she was mounting the step at the Thompson store. Both bones of the left limb were broken at the ankle, the fracture necessitating her removal to
Published: November 21, 2015
On July 23, 1887, Tom Groves and Harry Lytton struck it rich — they found the largest piece of gold ever discovered in Colorado, a record that stands to this day. The discovery happened in the Farncomb Hill area, outside of Breckenridge, and after finding the piece of irregular massive gold, Groves wrapped the 13 ½ pound hunk of glory
Published: November 21, 2015

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