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People in the Western United States like their trains, or so E.M. Frimbo, The New Yorker magazine’s great rail writer with the unusual name, liked to say. But Frimbo believed that Westerners lost track of what happened to so many railroad lines: We spent the last half of the 19th century building them up, then spent most of the 20th
Published: November 8, 2015
More than 40 percent of our national parks, from Arizona’s Saguaro to Wyoming’s Grand Teton, contain inholdings. Those privately-owned chunks of land complicate management, block public access and present a risk of development, as when a luxury home was built in the middle of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado five years ago. Now, the main source of
Published: November 8, 2015
For years, the company operating oil wells in New Mexico’s Aztec National Monument was exempt from being regulated by the National Park Service, which manages the site to protect ancient Pueblo structures. As a result, a dirt access road to one of the wells runs directly over buried ruins. A park archeologist once watched as a grader resurfacing the deeply
Published: November 8, 2015
Veteran Summit High School teacher Leslie Davison appreciates technology’s ability to transform the educational process.“Once you know better, you’re obligated to do better,” she said.The Spanish-language teacher recently introduced a new segment to one of her Dual Language Technology classes. Breakout EDU is a new platform allowing educators to instruct through a game format.Her first exposure to the game oriented
Published: November 8, 2015
Sister Magdalena Berndlmaier’s veil wafts in the morning wind as she swerves and jostles in the Kubota tractor and then pulls to a stop at a shed. She listens intently while Sister Gertrude Read suits up, puts on her bee bonnet and advises caution: Today, the old queen bee will be dethroned to make way for a younger, more vital
Published: November 8, 2015
LAPS pet photos cancelledThe LAPS Pet Photos with Santa and Grinch has been canceled for this year but hopefully will return next year. LAPS would like to thank all the participants who usually come or were planning on coming to Pet Photos, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Logistics just didn’t work out this year, and we are planning on
Published: November 8, 2015
EDWARDS — Eagle County’s singletrack system has received many new additions throughout the past few years, but riders and hikers have also recently noticed that one trail has gone missing.A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Forest Service destroyed two sections of what they called “pirate” trails near Berry Creek Road that sat above a popular section of singletrack known
Published: November 8, 2015
Team Summit’s Ryan VanNuys and Grifen Moller are praying for a few good blizzards in Andorra.This coming February — just about the time snow takes a mid-winter break in North America — VanNuys, the ski club’s big mountain coach, heads to the small European country with his top skier to take on the Freeride Junior World Championships.For Moller, an Eagle
Published: November 7, 2015
Welcome to the serene side of ski country.Over the past two weeks and into the next two, resorts across Summit County are opening chairlifts to cheers and delight and long, endless lines. It’s just part of life early in the season, like riding your rock board and dealing with the White Ribbon of Death. Right?Not quite. Downhilling on jam-packed slopes
Published: November 6, 2015
Three down, two to go.At 9 a.m. on Friday, River Run Gondola loaded the first batch of skiers and snowboarders for the 2015-16 ski season. And, for the first time in several years, opening day felt like true winter, with a fresh 4 inches of snow on the ground and more falling gently from the sky. The resort only opened
Published: November 6, 2015
Avalanche information centers in Colorado and Utah and their affiliates have released an astounding video to try and instill safety in youth and adults before they venture into the backcountry.The Know Before You Go campaign was relaunched this month by Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and the Utah Avalanche Center. The program will send instructors to youth groups
Published: November 8, 2015
Another El Niño winter is in store for Summit County, according to a six-month forecast released by meteorologist Joel Gratz and his team at OpenSnow. The forecast predicts about average levels of snowfall for Colorado from November through April, with the season favoring ski areas in the south and less predicted precipitation for those further north.“We show a range since
Published: October 26, 2015
In a continuation of last winter’s push for tire tread education, the Colorado Department of Transportation will partner again this winter with Colorado State Patrol to increase awareness and enforcement of passenger vehicle traction laws.CDOT communications director Amy Ford said that in a survey from last year, 70 percent of the public said they had checked their tire tread before
Published: October 6, 2015
Snowfall sputtered like an old motor on Wednesday afternoon, only to shift into high gear later that night. With precipitation continuing through the following day, it appeared winter might be taking up residence in the Rockies.Although storm totals varied, the big winners appeared to be Keystone Resort, Arapahoe Basin and Beaver Creek. Russ Carlton, senior communication coordinator with Keystone, said
Published: November 5, 2015
With strong ridership since its debut, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang service will add weekend routes to the west line starting Saturday, Nov. 21.The route, which serves as a daily commuter bus from Glenwood Springs to Denver, stops at the Frisco Transfer Center once in the morning, en route to Denver, and once in the evening, headed westbound to
Published: November 2, 2015
Following several short-term extensions, the U.S. House of Representative passed a bill on Thursday that would extend transportation funding for six years. Summit County will benefit from the bill, as an amendment proposed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado, would designate Interstate 70 between Denver and Utah as a high-priority corridor.With transportation funding set to expire Nov. 20, the U.S. Senate
Published: November 5, 2015
Several cars skidded out on Interstate 70 Friday morning, as heavy snows made for slick driving throughout the mountain corridor. With commercial chain laws and passenger vehicle traction laws in effect, Colorado State Patrol trooper Josh Lewis said the highway still saw multiple crashes in the morning, though with no serious injuries or fatalities.“We’ve had lots of minor fender benders,
Published: November 6, 2015
Thursday morning began with the first flurry of winter, as large, soggy snowflakes tumbled down from a cloudy sky. While the weather brought good news for ski resorts, it also resulted in a traffic snarl along Interstate 70.“The first snowfall of the year is always one of the busiest (days) for us,” Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said. “People
Published: October 22, 2015
With budgets set for the upcoming fiscal year, the Colorado Department of Transportation has several large projects slated for Summit County. But with tight funding and flat revenues, two State Highway 9 projects were only approved with the aid of local government matches.Construction on the first of the two projects — an 11-mile stretch of Highway 9 north of Silverthorne
Published: October 20, 2015
The living room in Marianne Alameno-Stanek’s Divide Creek residence is home to faces from all over the world — and their eyes never blink.Two large grizzly bears from Russia, a baboon from Africa and a mountain lion from the Divide Creek area are just some of the animals in the room. Almost all of them were skinned and stuffed by
Published: November 9, 2015
Instead of starting the season on Friday, Copper Mountain announced it would bump opening day forward to Wednesday, Nov. 11. With more than 14 inches of fresh snow, coupled with snowmaking, the American Eagle chairlift will start turning at 9 a.m.Skiers and riders will have access to intermediate trails Rhapsody and Main Vein. On Saturday, Copper plans to open the
Published: November 9, 2015
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The gate is open, at last, and 10 bison that have spent the past 11 days in a wooden corral the size of a high school gymnasium are free to leave. But they’re not moving. Ten charter bus-loads of spectators stand a hundred yards back behind a yellow rope in Larimer County’s Soapstone Prairie Natural Area,
Published: November 9, 2015
The final draft of Colorado’s Water Plan will be released on Thursday, Nov. 19, after nearly two years of work. The plan, sparked by an executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper, is based on several years of discussion by the Interbasin Compact Committee, representing each of the Colorado’s eight major river basins. “I think we’ve made some major improvements and
Published: November 9, 2015
It’s not true that nothing gets done in Congress.You can’t have a resolution designating “National Day of the American Cowboy” and a designation of “Hockey is for Everyone Month” without bipartisan co-operation. Give our most embarrassing public institution some credit.Sure, generally what emanates from those corridors has all the functionality of a wad of gum under a bar stool. It’s
Published: November 9, 2015
Now we know what the global-warming lemmings do when their predictions of immanent disaster, destruction and death caused by naughty developed countries using more than our fair share of resources don’t materialize. They change both the timeline for catastrophe and the amount of pollution necessary for fatal effects.Case in point is a recent and very quiet announcement from the UN’s
Published: November 9, 2015
NAMI facilitates discussion on mental illnessNAMI High Country, the local affiliate of NAMI Colorado Office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness Program on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Frisco Library. The program is part of NAMI’s national effort to educate the general public and, more importantly, change the attitudes,
Published: November 9, 2015
Portable battery packs are requisite gear for anyone heading outdoors for an extended period with a phone, camera or GPS unit in tow. A new option, the Poseidon from Utah-based brand Dark Energy, is sold as a battery pack that’s rugged, “destruction-tested” and waterproof.The $99 product is simple, including two USB ports and a small LED that serves as a
Published: November 9, 2015
VAIL — It’s 5:30 a.m. on a weekend morning. Do you know where your child is?If you’re a hockey parent, you do.They’re on the ice, before your watchful, loving gaze.The 36th annual Vail Sportsmanship Tournament is underway.Dozens of kids will roll out well before the butt crack of dawn, strap on blades and sticks and bang into each other.Their parents,
Published: November 9, 2015
Face it — we are never going to all agree on what is good music. As a loyal, dedicated and die-hard Phishhead, I have accepted that not all people will understand the beauty and artistry of my favorite band. I gave up trying to convince people Phish is hippie poetry that is for you. Let me be clear: I am
Published: November 10, 2015
The off-off-year elections have yielded some noteworthy results — Chris Christie’s Jersey legislature has gotten bluer, Kentucky has gotten considerably redder — but election night’s most fascinating tally was posted in Ohio, where voters refused to rebrand their state as Ohigho.At first glance, it would appear that the marijuana legalization movement was dealt a crushing blow. A ballot measure that
Published: November 10, 2015
Breckenridge Elementary School will host a Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8:45 a.m. Elementary students will provide a brief ceremony to honor local vets, with participation from the Breckenridge Police Department, Red, White & Blue Fire and Mayor John Warner. “It’s important for (the students) to know it’s a part of our past, present and future,” said
Published: November 10, 2015
Firefighter information forum to be heldRed, White & Blue Fire will host a meeting on Thursday to provide information on what it takes to become a firefighter. The forum is open to the public and will provide information on testing for firefighter candidates in the summer of 2016.Deputy chief of operation Paul Kuhn, battalion chief Ryan Roberts, division chief of
Published: November 10, 2015
LAPS pet photos canceledThe LAPS Pet Photos with Santa and Grinch has been canceled for this year but hopefully will return next year. LAPS would like to thank all the participants who usually come or were planning on coming to Pet Photos and we apologize for any inconvenience. Logistics just didn’t work out this year and we are planning on
Published: November 10, 2015
Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at 970-668-3230.Cats:MARVIN, 6 years, Domestic Longhair mix, black, neutered maleJIMMY, 5 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black and white, neutered maleMARILYN, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, grey tiger and white, spayed femalePOOKIE, 10 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, tortie, spayed femaleSEVEN, 8 years, Domestic Mediumhair mix, white and black, spayed femaleWINNIE, 1 year 7 months, Domestic
Published: November 10, 2015
As Veterans Day approaches, I am sitting in my office viewing a picture of some of the men with whom I served in the United States Air Force. We were in Primary Flight training at Marana Air Base (now Pinal Airpark) Class of 58E. As young men in our early twenties, we viewed life through a different prism than today
Published: November 11, 2015
Steve Schmidt, 30, is a local artist, whose work focuses on landscapes, using watercolor as his main medium. His current work is spanning from the Pacific coast up to the Continental Divide, and all the landscapes in between, beginning with the ocean, then shifting to desert, plains and finally the mountains. He works in the warehouse at iFurnish in Frisco,
Published: November 11, 2015
When can a person who enters into a contract get out of the contract due to a mistake? In an attempt to answer this question, let’s compare the arguably contradictory results of two leading Colorado cases, Poly Trucking and Sumerel.Starting with Poly Trucking, the basic facts were that a trucker driver had a seizure while driving and killed a man
Published: November 11, 2015
The National Repertory (NRO) presented the annual Volunteer of the Year award to Sandy Mortensen. She was chosen for her many years of dedicated service in support of the NRO. “Sandy’s unbridled energy and enthusiasm for life, coupled with her passion for the Orchestra’s mission, have resulted in an uncommon legacy of firsts that have benefited the Orchestra during her
Published: November 11, 2015
A winter storm advisory by the National Weather Service predicted up to half a foot of snow in Summit County by Wednesday morning. The storm, expected to start at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continue until noon Wednesday, brought a 90-percent chance of snow in Breckenridge and an 80-percent chance for the north end of the county. “It’s a quick-hitting storm
Published: November 10, 2015
Described as a “rager of a party” by one of its founders, the annual Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) Benefit Bash is also the biggest fundraiser of the year for its host. The eighth annual event, organized by Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (FoCAIC), will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. The benefit
Published: November 10, 2015
Editor’s note: This is an extended version of an interview that ran in the Nov. 11 edition.At 5 a.m. on a typical winter morning, Kyle Hagadorn is already on the snow at Arapahoe Basin to figure out what will slide, what won’t and what to do about it before the public arrives in a few short hours. For the past
Published: November 10, 2015
In mid-October, about a week before Loveland and Arapahoe Basin announced they were opening for the season after a long warm spell, dozens of anxious skiers and snowboarders headed to the top of Loveland Pass for a bit of early-season jibbing. There were rails, bonk boxes, a picnic table and even a pump track — everything they needed to get
Published: November 11, 2015
SUMMIT VS. RIFLE — SUMMIT HS FOOTBALLThe final game of the Tigers regular football season, played on a snowy Senior Night at home. The Tigers lost to Rifle (6-1 league, 9-1 overall) to claim an 0-7 record in the 3A Western Slope and a 1-9 record overall.Summit vs. Rifle 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q FinalSummit 0 0 6 0 6Rifle 20 21 8 7 553A Western Slope football standings1. Delta, 7-02. Rifle,
Published: November 11, 2015
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has admitted she stole a police cruiser and led police officers on an 80 mph chase — all while her hands were cuffed behind her. The woman also pleaded guilty Tuesday in Beaver County Court to an unrelated theft charge. Defense attorney Steven Valsamidis said she was sentenced to four to eight
Published: November 11, 2015
The grand opening of Prospector Park in Breckenridge will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 4 p.m. The town of Breckenridge, Breckenridge Creative Arts and Breckenridge Heritage Alliance invite the public to help officially welcome the park on Veterans Day with events including an acknowledgement of veterans, the dedication of an historic artifact, the unveiling of the new “Tom’s
Published: November 10, 2015
Are letters to the editor dead? And did civility get thrown out along with them? Probably, the answer to both questions is no. However, we at the Summit Daily know for sure that the most robust and immediate conversations about what’s going on in our community are taking place in the comment threads on our website and on our Facebook
Published: November 10, 2015
This Veterans Day was especially poignant at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, with a dedication ceremony to honor multiple hospital associates who have served in a branch of the military. The gathering also provided an opportunity to reflect on the life and contributions of the late Patrick Mahany, while also unveiling a wall of photographs in the emergency room remembering
Published: November 11, 2015
After Breckenridge Boy Scout Troop 187 raised the American flag, the choir Breckenridge Elementary students sang “America the Beautiful” as part of the school’s annual Veterans Day celebration Wednesday morning. “It’s amazing when the principal asks, ‘Do you know anyone (who’s) in the military?’ and we definitely have some hands raised. It’s nice that we recognize them,” said Lauretta Babich,
Published: November 11, 2015
I’d like to add my experienced recommendations on how properly to contribute a polite letter to the editor, while keeping it civilized. First, never compose a letter to the editor unless you’ve been drinking heavily, such as what I’m doing right now. T. Alex Miller published my yarns since 1995, to my chagrin and raw embarassment. Second, make a specific
Published: November 11, 2015
Editor’s note: High altitudes make 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. Wrestling with a Thanksgiving dessert dilemma? If you’re thinking you might augment, or even forgo, the pumpkin pie, consider these maple cream
Published: November 11, 2015
When Copper Mountain postponed opening day by a week, it was enough to make faithful skiers, snowboarders and nearly a dozen visiting ski teams nervous about the season to come. But Mother Nature intervened, bringing 14 inches of snow in less than a week and another 7 inches the night before first chair. You know what that means: Powder Day.
Published: November 11, 2015
VAIL — Olympic champion Julia Mancuso is in town, but not to train.Sjhe will undergo hip surgery today at the Steadman Clinic, which will sideline her for the entire FIS Ski World Cup 2015-16 season.She said she has been trying other ways to rehab her ailing hip, but nothing was working quickly enough to enable her to compete at the
Published: November 12, 2015
Several area residents attended the Colorado Employment First orientation on Tuesday, as part of the job-seeking program recently implemented through Summit County Social Services.The federally mandated program is intended to pair food assistance recipients with work experience and monthly job-search support. Colorado Employment First reports 70 percent of participants are employed within six months.“We can find out some information about
Published: November 11, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Parking tickets can be paid with donations of canned food instead of cash during a monthlong “Food for Fines” program in Lexington, Kentucky. The city’s parking authority will accept cans for citations from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Those who donate 10 canned food items will receive a $15 credit on citations.
Published: November 12, 2015
In the ’90s and early 2000s, many drinkers began to turn their noses at major beer brands — desiring something more flavorful — and the craft-beer industry blew up. As palates turned to hoppy beers and small-batch brews, there was no turning back. The demand for craft beer remains trendy today, and, with it, another booze-based industry has begun to
Published: November 11, 2015
[iframe width=”650” height=”350” frameborder=”0” id=”tout_embed” src=”//www.tout.com/embed/touts/eunju1”]With snowmaking and grooming active on the mountain, Breckenridge Ski Resort is gearing up for opening day on Friday, Nov. 13. Thanks to a fast-moving Wednesday morning storm, the resort was blanketed with more than a foot of fresh snow yesterday.“Because of recent snow accumulation and the efforts of Breck’s snowmaking and grooming teams, the
Published: November 11, 2015
EDWARDS — WinterWonderGrass Festival, featuring world-class bluegrass, roots and acoustic artists, craft beer and libations, returns to the Vail Valley from Feb. 19 to 21 and features more than 25 bands and 18 Colorado breweries over three days.WinterWonderGrass recently announced the addition of bluegrass legends Leftover Salmon to the Colorado lineup. For more than 25 years, this band has been
Published: November 12, 2015
Not cool, Summit DailyRegarding your front page photo labeled “The Cool Kids” last week on local teens who participate in Alpine snow sports, I indeed applaud their accomplishments and drive. However, I would like to state I do have an issue with the label, “The Cool Kids,” that accompanied the photo. Does being athletic equate to being “cool”? Every child
Published: November 12, 2015
Congressman Jared Polis hosted an entrepreneur and startup roundtable discussion at Elevate coSpace in Frisco on Thursday, Nov. 12. “It’s not all just in Boulder; Summit County can also benefit from startups,” Polis told those in attendance. Sydney Fox and Nick Truitt, who operate Breck Bike Guides, shared their experience with opening a successful startup in Summit County.“It started as
Published: November 12, 2015
The EDM Get DownFrisco, Nov. 138 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. A full night of EDM with 5 producers, headlined by Majin Boom on his birthday. Free Show.Pickleball Drop InBreckenridge, Nov. 131 p.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. NEW! Come join in this fun, fast-paced paddle sport on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Drop in is
Published: November 13, 2015
The social event of the weekend is the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) Benefit Bash, hosted by Friends of the CAIC. It’s the eighth annual event, and, if you’ve ever been, you know it’s a party for a great cause. Not only is it a chance for backcountry enthusiasts to socialize and see skiing buddies they maybe haven’t seen all
Published: November 13, 2015
Tony Holiday recently made a name for himself in the music scene by earning a spot on the list as one of the top 25 up and coming harmonica players in the country, according to a survey on Blues Harmonica Player. That list was formed from interviewing Rick Estrin, Charlie Musslewhite, Brandon Santini and other pro players, all of whom
Published: November 13, 2015
Winter is officially underway at Copper Mountain Resort as 93-year-old longtime local Frank Walter started up the American Eagle chairlift at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Skiers and riders were greeted with 7 inches of fresh powder on trails Rhapsody and Main Vein. Easy Rider beginner learning area and Eagle Jib Park are expected to open by Saturday, Nov. 14.
Published: November 13, 2015
At a time when the American public remains largely unconcerned about climate change, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has helped develop a tool that could more clearly convey the grim consequences of a warming planet.One implication is that the environment in Aspen could become too warm by 2030 to support the aspen tree species.The center’s staff worked with climate
Published: November 12, 2015
Even the best and fastest runners have to start somewhere, and Linsey Kach hopes that the running bug will bite Summit County youngsters early.This weekend, when thousands of skiers descend on Summit for first tracks, about 195 local elementary and middle school girls will join nearly 500 other students from across the Central Rocky Mountains for the Girls on the
Published: November 12, 2015
Plans to revamp Summit’s transit hub will go to the public next week at an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 18. As county officials draft a master plan for the Frisco Transit Center, they are working to gather citizens’ feedback before finalizing the plan in December.“We’re going to be presenting some conceptual design ideas that we’ve come up with, get
Published: November 12, 2015
Breckenridge police were dispatched to Blue River Plaza, after an individual reported a suspicious backpack had been sitting there for several hours. The officer who responded recognized the backpack, as it had been left unattended earlier that day, and took it to the Breckenridge Police Department for safe keeping.Just 45 minutes later, the same officer was dispatched to Blue River
Published: November 12, 2015
This winter could be a breakthrough season for the three top freeskiers with Team Summit Colorado.Well before the first competition, the trio of high-level locals — Ethan Swadburg, Levi Ascher, Greg Spaulding — is already pre-qualified for the U.S. Revolution Tour. The Rev Tour, a nationwide series that kicks off at Copper in December, is a stepping stone for young
Published: November 12, 2015
Given that budgets are inherently political documents, the proposed 2016-17 spending framework Gov. John Hickenlooper distributed on Nov. 1 is exactly what it should be: A detailed accounting of the imbalance between Colorado’s available revenue and the expenses required to keep the state functioning at the level taxpayers expect — and proposed cuts to balance the scales. For the upcoming
Published: November 13, 2015
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman is fighting possible $500 daily fines for posting a handmade crime watch sign in her window warning drug dealers to stay away. Canonsburg Mayor Bob Kipp says Cindy Davis received the notice of having a “non-confirming sign in a residential area” after at least one person complained the sign may be making it
Published: November 13, 2015
Frisco town staff recently said farewell to Tim Mack, who had served as the town’s public works director since 1981. “We begin to say goodbye to part of our family here in Frisco,” Mayor Gary Wilkinson said on Tuesday. “I just want to remind people how Frisco has changed, and how Tim has had a major role in what Frisco
Published: November 13, 2015
I’m sitting at the base of Peak 8 on a bluebird opening day, where — after a relatively slow start — things are already bumping. The patio at One Ski Hill place is packed, the T-Bar is cranking out Bloody Marys like an assembly line and at least 2,000 people are soaking up the Breck atmosphere. There’s even a Red
Published: November 13, 2015
Road delays are abundant across Interstate 70, where multiple construction projects are wrapping up this fall. Expect regular lane closures through Thanksgiving, as crews wrap up work on the Mountain Express Lane west of Idaho Springs and a fire suppression system in the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels. “We will see traffic delays this weekend,” Colorado Department of Transportation communications director
Published: November 13, 2015
Friday, Nov. 13The Barkley Ballroom presents The Get Down with Mastodon Sound, Lost Noise and DJ WaY uP HigH, headlined by Majin Boom on Friday, Nov. 13. Ian Karl, better known by his alias, Majin Boom, primarily calls upon the heavy 808 baselines and sinister synthesizers of down south trap to move the crowd. He feels that good music isn’t
Published: November 13, 2015
PARIS — French police are hunting possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans in this country’s deadliest peacetime attacks, a succession of explosions and shootings that cast a dark shadow over this luminous tourist destination. Parisians who went to sleep in horror at initial news of the attacks woke Saturday to learn that
Published: November 14, 2015
Canvas Painting Party!Breckeridge, Nov. 147 p.m., Ready Paint Fire, 323 N. Main St. Join our local artist Lori Weissman for a fun, social evening and a painting to be proud of. Learn the basics of acrylic painting in our lively Art Studio. Follow along step-by-step to re-create Ski Hill Road a classic Breckenridge scene! Everything provided, no experience necessary, a
Published: November 14, 2015
Dear Eartha, I’ve been hearing more and more about environmental impact investments. Can you explain what these are? — Mark, FriscoThanks for the question Mark. In today’s cutthroat business environment, there’s a never-ending list of companies that pursue monetary profits over seemingly all-else. The impact these companies make on the natural environment seems to be an afterthought, sometimes quite noticeable
Published: November 14, 2015
Way up here on The Summit we all know — and appreciate — the internationalism of the ski industry.Nothing proves this more than a French ski racer, living in Switzerland, designing a new niche ski, manufacturing in Poland, and introducing it in the U.S., at two retail shops locally.Let Spike! introduce Stephane Exartier and his XO skis.The 46-year-old former French
Published: November 14, 2015
Keystone Resort opened Friday, Nov. 6 for the 2015-16 season with more than 1,600 vertical feet of intermediate terrain on Spring Dipper. Early risers were in line prior to the River Run Gondola opening at 9 a.m. and were treated to 4 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, and 12 inches of new snow in the past
Published: November 14, 2015
The Get Stoke Winter Film Series continues at Warren Station in River Run at Keystone on Saturday, Nov. 14. The second feature of the film series will be Greg Stump Production’s “The Blizzard of AAHHH’S” to benefit Team Breckenridge Sports Club and Team Summit Colorado. Remember three-time world hot dog champion, Glen Plake, skiing 98 miles per hour? This film
Published: November 14, 2015
It has been interesting seeing the original equipment manufacturers of the automotive world learn from their counterparts in the aftermarket world — the land of bright paint jobs, ridiculous tires and accessories gone mad, as seen at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas.In the case of the still relatively new Jeep Cherokee, the relaunched version of the smaller SUV
Published: November 14, 2015
Editor’s note: Kitchen Confidence is a new column running once a month, focused on finding ease and skill in the kitchen for the home chef.Who doesn’t enjoy going out and sitting down for a great meal? There are so many different factors that play a part in the experience. Getting away from routine and immersing yourself in place fully devoted
Published: November 14, 2015
LONGMONT — Pour a Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, and prepare for a mesmerizing experience.The tiny nitrogen bubbles trapeze through the glass, flying from the bottom to the top and cascading down the side again in an endless show.The first sip continues to defy beer logic. A creamy foam sets the stage for a silky smooth flavor of chocolate, coffee
Published: November 14, 2015
LEWISTON, Maine — Police in Maine say a teenager’s pocket dial to 911 led to three arrests for vandalism that included damage to a fleet of school buses on Halloween. The Sun Journal reports that the errant call in Lisbon led police to the teenagers, who were charged with illegally consuming alcohol and vandalizing school buses. Police say the teenager
Published: November 14, 2015
Due to a shifting legal landscape, the town of Breckenridge has amended its “Aggressive Solicitation Ordinance” to conform to several recent precedents.“We had to bring it into alignment with what the (Supreme) court said is constitutional,” Breckenridge Police chief Shannon Haynes said.The tide began to turn this June with the Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona.
Published: November 14, 2015
Protecting the vital ecosystems of this country has become big business, with large organizations leading the charge, while their armies of outspoken donors grow increasingly insistent. In his book “Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist,” David Morine argues that the modern, large-scale model of conservation means the preservation of natural spaces is not as easy or straightforward as it used
Published: November 14, 2015
This state’s mountain towns all share recreation-inspired lifestyles, accompanied by their own beauty and unique culture. They are not all cut from the same cloth, however. “Crested Butte was founded on coal mining, Telluride was founded on silver and Aspen was founded on gold,” said Megan Collins, marketing communications manager for Crested Butte Mountain Resort, “and as you go through
Published: November 14, 2015
SQUAMISH, B.C. – Bill Gates has allocated at least a small portion of his enormous fortune to an experiment in British Columbia that seeks to draw carbon dioxide out of the air.The $9 million project at Squamish, located 60 kilometers (35 miles) downvalley from Whistler, should probably be seen as a long shot at solving what many believe is humanity’s
Published: November 14, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a dynasty.On a warm Saturday at Denver’s Infinity Park — the only dedicated rugby pitch in Colorado — the Summit girl’s rugby team beat Chaparral 64-7 in the varsity state championship match to remain undefeated for eight years. Yep, you read that right: This is the Tigers’ eight consecutive state championship, all under head coach
Published: November 14, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — When local Ray Kyle won the Iron Fly in February, he was coming off months of training.The Iron Fly is to anglers what the Iron Chef is to cooks, where competitors are given a bag of various materials and must create a masterpiece using what they’re given. The secret to Kyle’s success was not unique to fly-fishing,
Published: November 14, 2015
Today I hiked along a forest trail near my home. Squirrels scolded, a raven croaked. I moved steadily on. Startled at my approach, a deer bounded away, labored up the loose soil of the steep little canyon, and disappeared. I barely paused. There was nothing there for me to fear, nothing for me to attend other than what I chose.Such
Published: November 15, 2015
A high school boy who recently survived a catastrophic crash that killed three of his friends in Maryland was quoted by the news media, saying: “We felt invincible!”The police estimated that their car was traveling at more than 70 miles per hour when it veered off the road and hit a tree. A pastor in our small town in eastern
Published: November 15, 2015
EDWARDS — As Kaiser Permanente prepares to expand health-care services to Colorado mountain communities, the health plan this week announced a new agreement with one of the largest medical groups in Eagle County.Colorado Mountain Medical will offer primary and specialty care services to Kaiser Permanente members in the mountain service area starting in January. Colorado Mountain Medical’s network of 26
Published: November 15, 2015
After a string of electoral successes, conservative school reform candidates in Colorado were dealt harsh blows in elections this month, swung by issues that were both intensely local and part of broader battles over power, money and change in American education.In Jefferson County, a hotel ballroom exploded with chants and tears as three conservatives elected as a slate in 2013
Published: November 15, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Russia and its compromised drug-testing program aren’t the only pressing matters the World Anti-Doping Agency faces at its meetings this week in Colorado. The future of WADA, and its role in the anti-doping movement, will be up for debate. A key question for the 16-year-old agency when it meets Tuesday and Wednesday is whether it remains
Published: November 15, 2015
PARIS — France launched “massive” air strikes on the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned. Twelve aircraft including 10 fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs in the biggest air strikes
Published: November 15, 2015
Advances in our understanding of the role of individual genes in specific diseases are opening up new opportunities for the development of radically novel drugs. One exciting area is so-called RNA interference, or RNAi. This new technology involves the creation of drugs that specifically control the expression of genes contributing to a disease state.Genes exist as segments of DNA on
Published: November 15, 2015
SUN VALLEY, Nev. — One of the first, actual on-the-ground disruptions caused by new U.S. efforts to protect the greater sage grouse isn’t on a cattle ranch in Oregon or an oil field in Colorado. It’s in the backyard of a residential neighborhood north of Reno, Nevada, where plans to acquire federal land to build a badly needed school are
Published: November 15, 2015
PANTS Holiday Trimming ChallengeA weight maintenance challenge for teams of 3-6 adult participants will compete by eating healthy and being active during the holidays. The goal is not weight loss, but to stay motivated and moving throughout the holidays while making good food choices and maintaining your body weight. You’ll receive weekly emails/helpful hints to support your success. Team members
Published: November 15, 2015

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