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Rob Wivchar Breckenridge, Jan. 31 5 p.m., Blue River Bistro. Guitar & vocals. Twilight Skate Silverthorne, Jan. 31 4:30 p.m., North Pond Park. After fun on the ice enjoy a warm bowl of chili and a “moon” pie for dessert around the fire pit. Skates not required. Head lamps or flashlights recommended. Free. (970) 262-7370. To view a full listing
Published: January 31, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Jan. 31, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Jim Bowden is a longboarder and owner of several Max Dercum skisA Summit-related ambassador heads for Papua New GuineaSummit history: Chalk Mountain gets an upgrade
Published: January 31, 2016
Over the weekend of Jan. 23-24, more than 90 teams of various ages and abilities took to the ice in the second-annual 9280 Pond Hockey Tournament on Keystone Lake. Teams competed in nine different divisions on seven divided sheets of ice for the title of 9280 Champion.Pond hockey is played with teams of six players, each playing four-on-four hockey on
Published: January 31, 2016
January marked School Board Appreciation Month in Colorado.Active veteran members (and titles) on the Summit School District’s Board of Education whose terms expire in 2017 include: Margaret Carlson (president), J Kent McHose (treasurer) and Marilyn Taylor (secretary); Sue Wilcox (vice president) was re-elected to another term this past November. At the close of this month of recognition though, the Summit
Published: January 31, 2016
Facing declining funding from the state and property taxes next year by as much as $3 million but escalating operating costs, the Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Board of Trustees voted during its January 2016 meeting to increase tuition and fees for certain students.While tuition for bachelor’s-level courses will remain unchanged for all students for the third straight year — maintaining
Published: January 31, 2016
GLENWOOD SPRINGS —The new era of affordable health care bypassed Terri Newland.She runs a small land-use planning business with her husband, who has diabetes and needs hearing aids. She lives in one of the most expensive places anywhere to get medical care. For people buying their own policies, health insurance premiums in her western Colorado region jumped by an average
Published: January 31, 2016
ASPEN — Lindsey Jacobellis — one more time.By an eyelash.Jacobellis, the most decorated snowboarder in Winter X Games history, added gold medal No. 10 on Sunday afternoon at a snowy Buttermilk Mountain.She earned her historic gold courtesy of a photo finish as she just nipped Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic at the finish line of the boarder X course
Published: January 31, 2016
Savor the Slopes Keystone, Feb. 1-Feb. 6 Time varies. A delicious week of culinary specials at some of Keystone’s most acclaimed restaurants. Among the hosts are the Ski Tip Lodge, as well as the Alpenglow Stube and the Keystone Ranch. Reservations are suggested for all events and may be made through Keystone’s Activities & Dining call center at (970) 496-4386.
Published: February 1, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 1, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Meet Summit schools’ 3 new Board of Education membersMountain residents struggle to pay for health insuranceSights from the 9280 Pond Hockey Tourney at Keystone
Published: February 1, 2016
MOSCOW (AP) — A romance that enchanted Russia may be over: Timur the goat and Amur the tiger have had a fight and aren’t together anymore.In November, the goat was placed in the tiger’s compound in a wildlife park near Vladivostok with the expectation that the big cat would eventually kill and eat him. But the two not only tolerated
Published: February 1, 2016
Keystone Resort’s Savor the Slopes features a week of culinary specials from Sunday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 6, showcasing some of the resort’s most acclaimed restaurants. Featured restaurant’s will include the Ski Tip Lodge, recently named one of OpenTable.com’s Top 100 restaurants in the country for the second year in a row, the Alpenglow Stube, the highest-elevation AAA Four-Diamond
Published: January 30, 2016
One trick in snowboarding is heralded as all-time by any and all: the full circle. To carve a complete circle is considered a righteous achievement. I was raised in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire in a small town called Glen. The town is near the entrance to the Pinkham Notch. From the house, you can see the world-famous
Published: February 1, 2016
Now that the W-2s and 1099s are falling like the snow on I-70 – with much the same effect on life and mental health – it’s time to look at what some potential presidential candidates are saying about the whole sordid process of income taxes in America.To begin, a few rules of reality. First, “free” isn’t. “Free” is shorthand for
Published: February 1, 2016
NATIONAL FORESTRanger districts seeks bids for bike drop-off at Vail Pass The White River National Forest is soliciting proposals to provide outfitter and guide services of bicycle and client delivery to the top of Vail Pass. The Forest Service intends to authorize several ten-year special use permits to different individuals and organizations to serve up to a total of 20,000
Published: February 1, 2016
Chances are that on the gondola this morning, the bus ride into town or maybe even in the neighboring car during the commute, at least one person was fiddling with his or her cellphone. Mindless, compulsive, obnoxious or necessary, the relationship that the world’s population has developed with its cellphones is one that has turned into more of an epidemic
Published: February 1, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 2, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Colorado snow totals keep rising, as does backcountry danger levelOff The Hill: Z Griff and the days of backyard snowboardingLiddick: A taxpayer’s guide to the presidential primaries (column)
Published: February 2, 2016
My wife was seriously injured at Keystone Mountain on Monday, Jan. 18 at approximately 11 a.m. near the intersection of Whipsaw and Spring Dipper, when another skier traveling at a high rate of speed hit her from behind. The offending skier offered no assistance, showed little concern, collected his skis and poles and left the scene. Not only did it
Published: February 2, 2016
Little Red Schoolhouse would like to send a huge thank you to the Breckenridge Free Ride Bus Drivers for always being so accommodating and amazingly friendly to the children of Little Red and the community. They always take the time to greet the children, and they’ve also been known to sing along to “Wheels on the Bus.” The Breck Free
Published: February 2, 2016
How about we talk about dog poop — or, more specifically, the over abundance at our numerous trail heads in Summit County. For some reason, in arguably the most litter-free county in the state, we are not picking up our dog waste at our trail heads, usually within the first 100 to 200 yards of the parking lots. I will
Published: February 2, 2016
Being a resident of Breckenridge, for the past 5 years, I have seen this town go through some good and not so good changes. Visitors/tourists coming into town has increased. Let’s not forget about the lack of parking ... it has become so insane!This town needs to get its act together! For starters, whenever there is an event in town,
Published: February 2, 2016
Summit County Animal Control can be reached at 970.668.3230.Cats:PICHU, 1 year 6 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, calico, spayed femaleMACHU, 1 year 6 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, calico, spayed femaleCURTIS, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, white and brown, neutered maleFREDRICK, 5 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, gray, neutered maleMITTENS, 1 year 7 months, Domestic Shorthair mix, black and white, spayed femalePEDRO, 5
Published: February 2, 2016
A mountain lion walks along a hillside near Squaw Creek Road in Edwards on Wednesday. Local photographer Rick Spitzer spotted the cat from the road and photographed it from about 150 feet away. Mountain lions — generally elusive — have been spotted across the county this winter and have killed three dogs in Vail and Red Cliff. For information from
Published: February 2, 2016
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of southeastern Mississippi citizens received jury summons that incorrectly instructed them to call a sex hotline. Multiple news outlets report that at least 350 jury summons with the incorrect phone number were sent out in Jackson County to potential jurors. Circuit Clerk Randy Carney says people started calling the circuit clerk’s office Monday morning to
Published: February 2, 2016
GLENWOOD WINTER INVITE — SUMMIT HS GIRL’S SWIMMINGThe final regular meet of the girl’s high school swim and dive season, held in Glenwood Springs on Jan. 30. The Tigers took fourth out of seven teams, including conference foes Glenwood Springs and Aspen and non-conference teams Durango and Gunnison. Summit senior Maddy O’Malley dropped four seconds on her 100-yard backstroke to
Published: February 2, 2016
Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part column by James Hagadorn focused on snowmaking in Colorado. This month’s column focuses more on the evolution and rationale for snowmaking, and next month’s column will focus more on the science, engineering and strategy behind the actual snowmaking process.Snowmaking, once relegated to hills frequented by lowland landlubbers, has become one of
Published: February 2, 2016
For the month of November, Summit County tax revenues exceeded $4 million, reflective of a strong winter season. Breckenridge saw the largest increase for that month, up 9.96 percent year-to-date and 10.3 percent for November. The town collected more than $413 million in net sales in 2015, translating to about $34 million in sales tax. For November alone, the town
Published: February 2, 2016
Peer BjornstadMay 27, 1932 — Jan. 29, 2016Norway native Peer Bjornstad — a skier, miner, sailor, sled dog racer, business owner and family man — was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and being an American citizen. He died Jan. 29, in Wheat Ridge at 83.Peer Bjornstad was born in Skaaland, Norway above the Arctic Circle on May 27, 1932,
Published: February 2, 2016
Four Breckenridge residents will join the Breckenridge Tourism Office’s board of directors in June. Selected from a pool of 15 applicants, the four were approved on Jan. 28.“We have never had a pool of applicants like that,” Lucy Kay, Breckenridge Tourism Office CEO said. “We are so fortunate in this community to have so many people that are willing to
Published: February 2, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 3, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Fatal wreck on Fremont Pass snarls traffic near Copper MountainSlideshow: Mountain lion near EdwardsSummit County November tax revenues exceed $4 million
Published: February 3, 2016
Architecture styles tend to come and go, but there are a handful of classic home structures that continue to stand the tests of time.The log cabin is most definitely one of those. Although the large log-style homes that can be seen on Summit’s ridges don’t much resemble the historic one-room affairs that pioneers and settlers huddled in throughout the 1800s,
Published: February 3, 2016
Rivet Your Love Together with Martha Peterson GlombBreckenridge, Feb. 312 pm., Hot Shop, 123 S Ridge St. Students will be cutting copper and silver hearts, then riveting them together. No experience necessary, materials included. (970) 453-3364. WhiteWater RambleFrisco, Feb. 39 p.m., The Barkley Ballroom. WWR plays music of the Police. Mardi Gras Mask-Making with Kimberly NicolettiBreckenridge, Feb. 35:30 p.m., Fuqua
Published: February 3, 2016
On Friday, Feb. 5, the Friends of the Library’s 2016 Travel Slide Show Series continues with “Bears and Bald Eagles of Alaska,” with photographs by Richard Seeley and Matt Shetzer. This is the second slide show presentation in the 2016 series.“Alaska is known for having the largest population of grizzly bears and bald eagles in the United States,” Seeley, wildlife
Published: February 3, 2016
When one spouse dies in Colorado, leaving a will, the other spouse has two basic options: One is to follow the will and take whatever interest in the estate it provides; the other is to take something called the “elective share,” which is essentially a default amount that a surviving spouse is entitled to receive by statute. A 2015 decision
Published: February 3, 2016
As lifelong advocates for the sanctity of the wilderness, we seriously reviewed John Smith’s recommendation that dogs be leashed on hikes in the high alpine environment (Jan. 29, Summit Daily News) but were disappointed that his rationale was not extrapolated to its logical and necessary conclusion. Considering the fragility of tundra flora and small mammal psyches, it is obvious that
Published: February 3, 2016
FRISCO — Summit’s Jack Anderson is officially a Mountaineer.On Feb. 3 — the national signing day for college athletic recruits — the 18-year-old, 230-pound defensive and offensive tackle signed with Western State Colorado University of Gunnison. He’ll begin practicing with the WSCU Mountaineers this summer under head coach Jas Bains.Big Jack Anderson’s commitment comes after a ho-hum season for the
Published: February 3, 2016
Dorothy O’LearyDorothy O’Leary, 88 of Leadville, Colorado passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. A visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Bailey-Kent Funeral Home, Leadville. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Leadville. Please visit www.baileykentfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence for her family.
Published: February 3, 2016
STEAMBOAT CLASSIC —SUMMIT YOUTH NORDICA series of high school and middle school Nordic races, held at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center on Jan. 30. The event drew more than 180 male and female high school skiers for two 5K classic races, along with nearly 100 combined middle school skiers for a 3K classic course. The Summit HS team was missing
Published: February 3, 2016
In 2015, League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) was able to triple the amount of money it gives to the Summit County animal shelter to help pay for spay and neuter procedures. The shelter saw a large influx of litters and pregnant pets last year, and LAPS provided the facility with between $18,000 and $19,000 to assist.
Published: February 3, 2016
For nearly three weeks, Brian Fleming has been dragging a torch and propane tank through the pines above Carter Park. Once there, he’s met up with a group of builders and snowboarders based here in Breckenridge, guys like Ronnie Barr, Tom Faber and Zach Griffin, aka Z Griff of On The Hill. All of them have spent at least 100
Published: February 3, 2016
The 11 ski areas in the White River National Forest paid a record of nearly $18 million in fees to the federal government for use of public lands last year.The resorts paid a little more than $17.9 million during the U.S. Forest Service’s fiscal year 2015, which covered the 2014-15 ski season. That was an increase of more than $2
Published: February 3, 2016
Travel Slide Show- Bears and Eagles of AlaskaSilverthorne, Feb. 57 p.m., North Branch - Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle. The Friends of the Summit County Library will host the second of the 2016 Travel Slide Show Series. The presentation is Bears and Eagles of Alaska presented by Richard Seeley and Matt Shetzer. (970) 468-5887.Diego’s UmbrellaFrisco, Feb. 48:30 p.m., The
Published: February 4, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 4, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Interstate 70 traction bill passes Colorado HouseThird annual Mardi Gras 4Paws event in Frisco supports local nonprofitBull of the Woods debuts at Carter Park with public banked slalom course
Published: February 4, 2016
The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. According to the International Business Times, one critic, a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Arizona, says it makes no sense for the Girl Scouts to “sell something so unhealthy.” She told IBT there
Published: February 4, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: We saw some great snow at the beginning of this week and it was followed by glorious sunshine. ZGriff and his pal rode some of the terrain off of 6 Chair on an excellent blown in pow day. We have very warm
Published: January 28, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: What's a guy to do with this much fresh snow? In seven days, Breckenridge (and the majority of Summit County) has received nearly two feet of fresh. Z Griff takes a break from building the Bull of the Woods course (set fo
Published: February 2, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s a blue sky Wednesday morning on Mayflower Gulch, a popular backcountry area near Copper Mountain, and while other backcountry users traipse past in search of powder, Scott Toepfer has dug himself a handsome 3-by-4-foot snow pit.The veteran Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecaster runs a series of tests, sawing off columns of snow, tapping the surface to
Published: January 22, 2016
Greg Gutzki remembers the exact moment he heard about snowboarding, only it wasn’t known as snowboarding.On Christmas Day in 1966, the Michigan native and his younger brother came downstairs to an odd-shaped gift beneath the sparkling tree. The contraption was about 3 feet long and no wider than two skis, made of painted yellow wood with a single rope attached
Published: January 23, 2016
No one seemed to love my ski socks more than my pup, which made me wonder, “What does he see in my socks that I can’t see?” Before I moved to the mountains, I had two pairs of ski socks that went with me on every ski trip. I sustained an exclusive, yet highly-functional relationship between my ski socks and
Published: February 3, 2016
As our group of four stood on the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge after stepping into gear, we marveled at the size of the construction going up next to the gondola, the future home to The Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Building is still underway for Breckenridge Grand Vacation’s newest timeshare resort, but the 75-unit property will stand on
Published: January 23, 2016
Author’s note: Chalk Mountain straddled the county line so including its history here is a technical call. Yet Chalk Mountain skiers rank as pioneers who broke ground to establish Summit County’s first ski area and jump-started its colorful history.CHALK MOUNTAINA young population of mine workers, school teachers and company employees at the company town of Climax atop Fremont Pass struggled
Published: January 23, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 25-29, 1915.MONDAYBreckenridge people have gone dry with a determination that outdoes all provisions of the prohibition amendment. Not only are they obediently and cheerfully refraining from the nectar that cheers and exhilarates, but they are abstaining from noticeable indulgence in harmless soft
Published: January 23, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Imperial Chair is the highest quad in North America at 12,840 feet. But is it worth the wind and cold you'll find up top? Z Griff says absolutely. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/152711706?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 6" Summit Daily
Published: January 22, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff and Chris Coppola drop into the glades on the south side of Peak 10 for face shots without a single personto interrupt. The powder doesn't end there: While the East Coast gets hammered with our latest storm from earlier this
Published: January 23, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: The wind at Breckenridge can be a blessing and a curse: Sometimes it scours the terrain until it's almost bare, other times it takes all that scoured snow and loads it into pockets of nothing but powder. Double Barrel and Way Out
Published: January 25, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Did you miss the corduroy right after first chair? You're in luck. Every day at noon, the Copper Mountain cat crew picks a few runs to smooth over with fresh lines. Z Griff and friends hang around the top of American Flyer
Published: January 26, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff and friends head to The Outback at Keystone for fast groomers, glades and a few improvised log rails under completely clear skies. Enjoy the sun and warm while you can: A storm is on the horizon bringing another round of
Published: January 29, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: It's less than a week before the inaugural Running of the Bulls Banked Slalom high above Carter Park in Breck and Z Griff is putting in the hours. Head out on Sunday after the storm to help build the rest of the
Published: January 30, 2016
The folks at Summit Skimo Club want everyone to try ski mountaineering at least once. Today is your chance.Around dusk, organizers with the local skimo club are partnering with the town of Frisco for a beginner-friendly race on the wide-open terrain at Frisco Adventure Park. It’s the final event in a four-part “intro to skimo” series the two groups launched
Published: January 26, 2016
Editor’s note: The second annual Fire Arts Festival, in conjunction with the International Snow Sculpture Championships, begins Thursday, Jan. 28. The festival, presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, is a multi-day celebration and exhibition of fire, metal, glass and light art. The event runs the evenings of Thursday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 31 from 5-9 p.m. on the Breckenridge Arts
Published: January 26, 2016
Editor’s note: The second annual Fire Arts Festival, in conjunction with the International Snow Sculpture Championships, begins Thursday, Jan. 28. The festival, presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, is a multi-day celebration and exhibition of fire, metal, glass and light art. This is the second in a series of Q&A’s with nationally-known fire sculptors who will be bringing their pieces to
Published: January 27, 2016
As teams of sculptors work to carve intricate pieces from blank canvases of snow, other artists will be lighting up the Breckenridge night sky with fiery demonstrations. From flaming sculptures to free workshops, the second annual Fire Arts Festival will add another element of events alongside the International Snow Sculpture Competition. Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts, the festival runs Thursday,
Published: January 27, 2016
January is when we all begin to consider that perhaps we should drop a pound or two after the holidays. So it was when I found myself at a gathering where weight-loss regimes were the topic du jour.“I love red wine,” said a friend who was holding a glass of what appeared to be a very white wine. “But I’m
Published: January 27, 2016
It seems like just about anyone who steps on a pair of skis dreams of heading into the backcountry. These days, it’s no longer just a dream — it’s in your face.Part of the allure is fresh, untracked terrain. Duh. Resort skiing has always been about the convenience of chair lifts and groomed terrain; but, at some point, folks who
Published: January 27, 2016
Friday, Jan. 29The Barkley Ballroom presents Kyle Hollingsworth Band on Friday, Jan. 29. As a member of acclaimed jam masters The String Cheese Incident, Hollingsworth is revered by both peers and fans for his ability to write and perform in a mosaic of styles, from rock to classical, ragtime to bebop. Playing in SCI has allowed him unrestricted access to
Published: January 29, 2016
Keystone is one of those mountains I know like the back of my hand. It’s safe to say the proverbial back of my hand just got way more detailed thanks to FATMAP, a recently-launched mobile app that pairs ski maps with satellite imagery. This marriage of old-school, hand-drawn trail maps and modern-day tech creates a true-to-life 3D rendering of every
Published: January 29, 2016
It was late in the morning on Jan. 18 when David Convy heard a sound and took notice. The distinct hissing of skis gave the first report of a skier screaming down Whipsaw, a blue cruiser at Keystone Resort. Convy watched helplessly as the skier hit a roller, launched into the air, and — before Convy could even utter an
Published: January 29, 2016
Editor’s note: The second annual Fire Arts Festival, in conjunction with the International Snow Sculpture Championships, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 31. This is the third in a series of Q&A’s with nationally-known fire sculptors who will be bringing their pieces to the event. All sculptures will be ignited on the hour, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9
Published: January 28, 2016
Similar to so many others, Don DeMott’s life took a major turn after his first foray into the wondrous forests and mountains of Colorado. Unlike most people in the world, DeMott has been able to take his experience and turn it into something that strikes awe in others. DeMott captures Colorado’s aspen groves and pine forests in his artwork.DeMott has
Published: January 29, 2016
Editor’s note: The second annual Fire Arts Festival, in conjunction with the International Snow Sculpture Championships, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 31. This is the fourth in a series of Q&A’s with nationally-known fire sculptors who will be bringing their pieces to the event. All sculptures will be ignited on the hour, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9
Published: January 29, 2016
Jamie Vaida and Alvin Sessions will be presenting their sculpture “The Burning Pink Organ,” at the Fire Arts Festival. Vaida has spent years perfecting his craft of creating beautiful, often functional, pieces of art from recycled metals. He is a veteran creator of Mutant Vehicles for Burning Man. Sessions is an inventor, master fabricator and artist. He explores his thriving
Published: January 29, 2016
DENVER — SnowSports Industries America’s 62nd annual snow sport expo is underway at the Colorado Convention Center with over 950 brands showing off the greatest and latest coming to the market for the 2016-17 winter season.Local Mikey Elstad, of Vail, was at the convention on Thursday checking out the trends and gear coming out next season.“I love it down here,”
Published: January 30, 2016
Author’s note: Chalk Mountain straddled the county line so including its history here is a technical call. Yet Chalk Mountain skiers rank as pioneers who broke ground to establish Summit County’s first ski area and jump-started its colorful history.The fledgling ski area birthed in 1934 as Chalk Mountain atop Fremont Pass took flight after World War II as one of
Published: January 30, 2016
Snow continues to fall in Summit County as resort-goers anxiously await what could be one of the biggest storms so far this winter if forecasts hold and hit their peak numbers.Totals have already reached between 12 and 18 inches in the last few days, with Breckenridge Ski Resort reporting 15 inches in the last 48 hours, Copper Mountain Resort at
Published: February 1, 2016
A two-vehicle accident on Fremont Pass along State Highway 91 between Leadville and Copper Mountain Resort on Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, took one life and left another suffering serious injuries.Two men, Eduardo Baltazar Benitez, 23, and Jose L. Perez-Hernandez, 26, both of Leadville, were heading north when Benitez lost control of a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta and skidded on the icy
Published: February 2, 2016
College football didn’t quite go how Andrew Ike expected. For starters, he hardly expected to play after high school.In 2011, back when Ike was a senior at Summit High School, the lifelong Summit County local was a standout on all sides of the pigskin. Quarterback, wide receiver, special teams — you name it, he played it. But, like so many
Published: February 2, 2016
An Interstate 70 traction bill that was proposed last year was given another shot this session, with the recommendation of the Transportation Legislative Review Committee (TLRC). House Bill 1039, intended to clarify current passenger traction law, recently passed the Colorado House in a Tuesday vote. The bill has been able to culminate bipartisan support in the House, co-sponsored by Rep.
Published: February 3, 2016
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. Better than good — that’s how this brownie’s been described. The chocolate is deep and dark, and the moist, soft, slightly chewy
Published: February 3, 2016
A 1999 graduate of Colorado Mountain College Culinary Arts program in Summit County, Chef Dave Taladay has been working at Copper Mountain since 2001. At the resort, he is the chef of the Copper One facility, which includes the banquet, catering and special events for Jack’s Slopeside Grill and Jill’s Umbrella Bar. New this year, Copper is offering Moonlight Dine
Published: February 2, 2016
When the clock strikes zero at the end of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night, you might expect the winning team to head to the locker room for a traditional Champagne celebration. Not exactly. You see, in the NFL, there is a strict edict that no alcohol be allowed in the clubhouse at any time. Win or lose. In fact,
Published: February 4, 2016
The sun is setting over Duluth, Minnesota, where the world’s largest freshwater lake fades from the cityscape to a horizon in the north. My camera, flying at 300 feet from a hill over town, captures the last rays of a January day from a vantage heretofore reserved for helicopters and planes. For the past two months, I have put the
Published: February 3, 2016
Renowned wildlife photographer Richard Seeley of Silverthorne, will be exhibiting his photographic images of grizzly bears at the Arts Alive Gallery in Breckenridge. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month of February at the gallery, where he is the Featured Artist for February.The No. 1 attraction for visitors at Denali National Park in Alaska is the grizzly
Published: February 4, 2016
Ask Laurel Bonner or Abby Hiller for their thoughts on the league diving championships this weekend and the girls will tell you one thing: they just want to have fun.“My biggest goal is to just have fun out there,” said Bonner, a lifelong gymnast who picked up diving her first year at Summit High School. “It’s a blast, a way
Published: February 4, 2016
The White River National Forest is the busiest forest in the country, seeing record numbers of visitors each year. And yet, like the rest of the U.S. Forest Service System, funding continues to decrease or be re-allocated annually.The combination of expanding requests from its 12 million-plus annual guests, and yet additional cutbacks, has put the multiple-use agency charged with taking
Published: February 4, 2016
Longtime local and beloved musician Arnie J. Green passed away on Jan. 18, 2015. Well known in Summit, the community was saddened after his myelofybrosis, a rare form of leukemia, came out of remission and he passed away. Last year, residents had rallied to hold a fundraiser to help with his medical expenses. The event unfortunately became a memorial as
Published: February 4, 2016
After less than three years of heroin use, Andrew Mauldin died at the young age of 32. His body was found outside of Summit Medical Center after an overdose, in the early morning hours of July 30, 2015. “He is forever 32,” his mother, Judy Absalon said. “He had the disease of addiction. His drug of choice was heroin.”Andy is
Published: February 4, 2016
Travel Slide Show Bears and Eagles of AlaskaSilverthorne, Feb. 57 p.m., North Branch - Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle. The Friends of the Summit County Library will host the second of the 2016 Travel Slide Show Series. The presentation is Bears and Eagles of Alaska presented by Richard Seeley and Matt Shetzer. (970) 468-5887.Roxy RocaFrisco, Feb. 59 p.m., Barkley
Published: February 5, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 5, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Forest service sees reduced capabilities from budget cutsLady Tigers dive into league meetSummit Weekender: Arnie J. Green memorial concert held this weekend
Published: February 5, 2016
Annual Young Composers Competition now accepting original compositionsSummit Music and Arts is again providing an opportunity for musicians and composers ages 10-18 residing in Clear Creek, Eagle, Grand, Lake, Park, Routt and Summit counties to enter one or more original compositions for critique, and if selected, the opportunity to perform their original composition on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m.
Published: February 5, 2016
Friday, Feb. 5Local musicians and friends of Arnie J. Green gather Friday, Feb. 5 at Goat Tavern in Keystone for an annual musical celebration of his life. There will also be a performance by Amy Green, Arnie’s daughter. A silent auction fundraiser for Leon Littlebird starts at 6 p.m. and music begins at 9 p.m.; $5 cover. Go to soupandwhiskey.com
Published: February 4, 2016
Eddie Roberts was out on the hill last week getting in a few turns when misfortune struck. The guitar player for The New Mastersounds had been traveling up the area to ski about twice a week recently and was making laps with two members of the Summit County band High 5. Roberts hit a post “rather hard” and landed in
Published: February 4, 2016
About 48 hours ago, Matt Coughlin boarded an Amtrak train from Salt Lake City to Glenwood Springs for a ride on the fabled California Zephyr. The nine-hour trip ended with a two-hour drive from Glenwood to Breckenridge (luckily there was a lull in the snow), where Coughlin headed to the woods above Carter Park to preview the course for Bull
Published: February 4, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff has been hard at work building the Bull of the Woods course the past few days, but everyone needs to take a break sometime. He heads out on an authentic Silver Streak toboggan for sled runs at Carter Park, his
Published: February 1, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: The day has come for the first-ever Running of the Bulls Banked Slalom, held on the Carter Park switchbacks just minutes from downtown Breckenridge. Z Griff and crew scope the course a few weeks before the first snowfall to prepare for the
Published: February 4, 2016
Dear Eartha,I feel like every time the temperature drops, all of my environmental hard work goes out the window. Do you have any recommendations for maintaining environmental and energy efficient practices throughout the winter in the High Country?— Kyla, Summit CoveKyla, I know what you mean! As soon as the temps begin to drop, the Steward household has a hard
Published: February 4, 2016
The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and Instagram. Photos will appear instantly at www.ExploreSummit.com and here in the Summit Daily every Friday and Saturday. [iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=1464487&ThemeId=" width="620" height="1200" frameborder="0"></iframe]
Published: February 4, 2016
Few people — at least, few grownups — really enjoy snow. I live in Colorado where we’re drowning in it day after day, and, though it’s great for the high mountain watersheds, it’s not so fun for daily life. You have to clear it from windshields and crawl around in it, chaining up tires.Supposedly, the Inuit have hundreds of words
Published: February 5, 2016
TROY, Vt. — Vermont State Police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with taking a cat from a home. Mark Frady was charged with burglary and unlawful trespass. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday. A judge ordered a competency evaluation. Police say Frady stole a cat named “Boots” from a family in Troy after saying he was looking for his
Published: February 5, 2016
FRISCO — How sweet it is to win the grudge match.On Thursday night, the Summit girl’s basketball team (6-9 overall, 2-7 league) took to the court with fire in their bellies and a score to settle. The Tigers suffered a 29-40 loss to cross-county rivals Battle Mountain (5-10 overall, 3-7 league) on Jan. 12 in Edwards, but this was senior
Published: February 5, 2016
The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and Instagram. Photos will appear instantly at www.ExploreSummit.com and here in the Summit Daily every Friday and Saturday. [iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=1464487&ThemeId=" width="620" height="900" frameborder="0"></iframe]
Published: February 5, 2016

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