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Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America’s corporate and political elites to hear: “I’m scared,” he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece.He adds that Paul Tudor Jones is scared, too, as is Ken Langone. And, they are trying to get the Powers That Be to pay attention to their urgent concerns. But wait, these three are
Published: August 31, 2015
Exercise means suffering. There is nothing enjoyable about a diet. All too often, shifting toward a healthier lifestyle is synonymous with utter frustration. But, it doesn’t need to be. Striking a balance between developing healthier habits and happiness is a fundamental key in sustaining any approach to a positive lifestyle change.Through small and strategic steps, you can successfully introduce change,
Published: August 31, 2015
After more than a decade in Summit, I have almost entirely forgotten how to swim. For me, close to 150 days a year spent snowboarding equals a very short summer. There have been years when I did not own shorts. I once left Mammoth for the Fourth of July in San Diego and had to purchase boardshorts on the way
Published: August 31, 2015
As the owner of a Vail Valley athletic club, exercise physiologist and cycling coach Rod Connolly sees all kinds of recreation enthusiasts, from weekend warriors to serious competitive athletes. There’s one exercise he thinks all of them could benefit from — a regular yoga practice.“A regular yoga practice helps other types of activities more than you may think. If you
Published: August 30, 2015
A Colorado Bureau of Investigation forensic scientist presented DNA testing results for several items found near the location of an alleged machete attack last summer. The exhibits, which included various weapons and articles of clothing, were presented several times throughout the trial of Tyrus Vanmatre, a 21-year-old Denver man charged with attempted second-degree murder. Summit County sheriff’s officers found several
Published: August 31, 2015
Memo to Donald Trump: Don’t waste your time. “Birthright citizenship,” generally acknowledged as part of the 14th Amendment, is not going away. To eliminate it would require a constitutional amendment — a laborious process certain to create powerful and acrimonious debate that would derail much else we need to accomplish. So stop it.Memo to Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and others
Published: August 31, 2015
What if you paid for your health care like you paid to fix and maintain your car?You have insurance for a crash — an unexpected illness or injury — but you pay a doctor directly for more routine maintenance like regular physical exams and prescriptions.This new and growing model of health care will arrive in Summit County on Sept. 8
Published: August 31, 2015
Seven years ago, Lisa Julian’s mother was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer.The then-27-year-old Julian earned a doctorate in organic chemistry a few years before and had experience working for a pharmaceutical company and researching cancer treatment, but there was little she could do as she watched her mother suffer through treatment before she died three months after
Published: August 31, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.The California Lottery said Sunday that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years.When he found a $20 bill on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week,
Published: August 31, 2015
Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike Breckenridge, Aug. 31 10 a.m., Iowa Hill Trailhead, Airport Road. Enjoy an easy guided hike through the historic Iowa Hill mine site, which takes you past mining artifacts, interpretive signs, and up to a restored miners’ boardinghouse. Weather permitting; reservations required by 8 p.m. Sunday. $15/Adult; $10/Child ages 4-12. English Tea Tour Breckenridge, Aug. 31
Published: August 31, 2015
Jepte “Jefte” Flores liked drawing and Peter Pan’s Neverland.He talked about wanting to make the world a better place through his art.He was the oldest of five children and Rosendo and Ana Flores’ only son. He would’ve been a first-generation college student.He wore checkered shoes and rolled his pants up to his knees.He was devoted to his faith and went
Published: August 30, 2015
Dating back to 1869 as a transportation corridor, the Argentine Pass Trail is actually the remnant trace of a wagon toll road from Georgetown to mining camps on the western slope of the Continental Divide. In 1864, five years before the road was developed, silver deposits were found on the slopes of McClellan Mountain (13,587 feet), found 2 miles north
Published: August 30, 2015
Here in Summit County, we are blessed with a plethora of outdoor activities to constantly choose from. Only problem is, sometimes sports less associated with the area, like basketball, tend to get glanced over. Hoop Dreams Inc. and the town of Silverthorne, made a big step towards changing that on Saturday, hosting the “3 on 3 At The Summit” basketball
Published: August 30, 2015
Summit School District’s Pre-Collegiate program was recognized in July by District Administration, a national, 75,000-circulation publication for leaders in public K-12 education.Pre-Collegiate is a college-prep program for middle and high school students who would become first-generation college students. The program now works with about 150 district students as well as college students in their first or second years.Summit’s program was
Published: August 30, 2015
When Bob Johnson, wildfire division manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, thinks about past fire seasons, he does so with a certain amount of nostalgia. There were some things that used to be true, he knows, that aren’t anymore — when and where the big fires burn, for example. He used to think of the wet Washington coastal
Published: August 30, 2015
From the air, Steve Ellis could tell the Soda Fire burned hot. Flying thousands of feet above large swaths of burned sagebrush steppe last Sunday, Ellis, deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management, searched the Idaho landscape for islands of vegetation that might have survived the more than 283,000-acre blaze. He saw none.The conversation in the aircraft quickly turned
Published: August 30, 2015
When large wildfires blaze, the public counts on airplanes to put them out. Pilots fly air tankers over mountainous terrain and drop fire retardant — up to nearly 12,000 gallons per trip — onto the dense forests below. The bursts of red slurry bring hope to those whose homes are imperiled. Politicians and the media thrill at the sight and
Published: August 30, 2015
Late last month, a jury convicted 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 more in 2012 at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. It was the deadliest gun massacre in Colorado’s recent history after the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School.In the aftermath of Aurora, Colorado tightened its gun laws — generating
Published: August 30, 2015
Yesterday evening, I was driving to Durango’s Animas River to celebrate the town’s resilience after 3 million gallons of toxic waste spilled from an upstream mine, when a National Public Radio story came over the air: Downstream in Navajo Nation, irrigation canals were still shut off, teary-eyed farmers were driving 70 miles to haul water and, as KUNM later reported,
Published: August 30, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Tiny Estonia just got a little bit bigger. Modern technology has made Estonia grow by 112 square kilometers (44 square miles) by including 834 islands that were not accounted for in earlier surveys. Hanno Kuus of Estonia’s state mapping agency says the current number of islands and islets in the Baltic Sea and in bigger Estonian
Published: August 30, 2015
I can’t imagine hiking as a blind man.To be honest, I can’t imagine hiking with a severe condition or handicap of any sort, whether that’s blindness, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, an amputation or countless others. Hiking is by far one of my favorite summertime activities, and it’s partly due to the fact I have no qualms hiking, well, just about anywhere
Published: August 30, 2015
Racing in the Rockies’ Summer Barrel Series is coming to an end, with its second-to-last race weekend on Aug. 29-30 at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, located at 2785 Highway 50 in Grand Junction.Terri Gold, who grew up with horses and competing in rodeos, started Racing in the Rockies about 15 years ago. She produces races across the Western Slope, predominantly
Published: August 30, 2015
Michael Summers Special Artist Appearance Breckenridge, Aug. 30 1 p.m., Exclusive Collections Gallery, 421 S. Main St. San Diego based artist Michael Summers inspirations include the art of the late Renaissance and Baroque, the clockwork wonders of turn of the century brass and steam, antiques, vintage 70s and 80s animation and toys, comic books, early science fiction, pulp fiction novels,
Published: August 30, 2015
Rest in peace, Jepte.Last weekend, a soon-to-be-junior at Summit High School drowned at Green Mountain Reservoir.The Summit School District did a great job of immediately providing counselling opportunities to schoolmates of Jepte “Jefte” Flores, families and anyone else who may be in need of these services.With such a tragic start to the school year — as tragic as it was
Published: August 29, 2015
Native Coloradan Deb Burney just stays in the saddle — be it a road bicycle or her quarter horse.Born in Pueblo, she moved to Rye in the Greenhorn Valley at age 2, and stayed there until middle school, graduating from East High School in Pueblo.In 1980 she relocated to Leadville’s Colorado Mountain College’s Timberline Campus for more schooling as a
Published: August 29, 2015
Anyone who can relate to the fierce commitment of Colorado residents to physical fitness and the great outdoors will appreciate “After The Fall,” the intense and deeply personal memoir by climber, and amputee, Craig DeMartino. From the first pages, and as quickly as DeMartino peeled off of his anchor 100 feet up on a popular climb in Rocky Mountain National
Published: August 29, 2015
Two juries in horrific mass murder trials have spoken: The death penalty doesn’t fly in ColoradoThe death-penalty conversation we have been promised in Colorado may be over before it has had a chance to begin.What else is there to think after a jury rejects the death penalty for convicted mass murderer Dexter Lewis only weeks after another death-qualified jury rejected
Published: August 29, 2015
QUESTA, N.M. – The Rio Grande flows past Taos. Could it have become as polluted from mining as the Animas River was through Durango, Colorado?The Taos News asks that provocative question. Taos has a molybdenum mine near Questa, N.M., and one mine reclamation expert says that the potential was there for much worse pollution than what came from the Gold
Published: August 29, 2015
It’s time to move irrigation pipe. It’s one of those things you have to do when you have a certain amount of land and enough water to irrigate it. My knees hurt as I walk each piece of pipe over to the next dry spot. Here in central Oregon, it’s always a race with evaporation. The sun beats down hot
Published: August 29, 2015
Various news reports described Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed the legendary Zimbabwean lion called “Cecil,” as a “hunter.” But this man, who was only interested in capturing Cecil’s giant head for a wall mount, was no hunter, and it insults real hunters to call him one. Calling him a “sportsman” is more accurate.Edward Abbey, a Western writer who was
Published: August 29, 2015
Quandary,You never answered the question of where the rocks came from for the dam. “Primarily with local rocks” is a bit vague. It’s a huge dam, with a very wide base. They had to have a close local source for such a large amount of rock. But where? — BrianGood sir, I apologize if my previous answer was a bit
Published: August 29, 2015
While you were sleeping — or perhaps actively ignoring the terrible late-August news cycle — you may not have noticed a very epic moment in U.S. auto history. The Chinese have finally arrived, though probably not in a form you would have anticipated.Volvo, the iconic and much beloved Swedish carmaker, did not slip away into the night like its counterparts
Published: August 29, 2015
Known as the kings of arena rock and one of the most influential rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s, Queen performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades. This summer, acclaimed tribute band Queen Nation returns to the Sunset at the Summit Concert Series after their first appearance in 2012. The Lake Dillon Theatre Company took
Published: August 29, 2015
The Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone Resort was held Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22. Bands included Mosey West, David Wax Museum, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Miner, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and Delta Rae.
Published: August 29, 2015
Editor’s note: For countless Summit County residents, a bicycle is more than a machine — it’s a lifestyle. Every week during the summer, we’ll ask our most adventurous residents, “Where has your bike taken you?”When Andrew Dunlap was packing for a five-month stay in Spain, he cleared out a hockey bag, disassembled his Giant Reign and shoved the enduro bike
Published: August 29, 2015
The start of September is bittersweet for summer folk.Across Summit County and other mountain towns, the evenings and mornings are already chilly — watch for the first frost in just a week or two. October is just around the corner, which means so is opening day at Loveland and Arapahoe Basin.But, autumn in the High Country isn’t all cold nights
Published: August 29, 2015
Funky Johnson Dillon, Aug. 29 9 p.m., Snake River Saloon, 23074 Highway 6. A Summit County favorite. Sunset at the Summit Dillon, Aug. 29 7 p.m., Lake Dillon Amphitheater, West Lodgepole St. Welcome Queen Nation to the Stage. Queen Nation’s live performance of Queen’s greatest hits preserve the image, sound and stage persona of vintage Queen. Colorado Cider & Beer
Published: August 29, 2015
There’s something inherently calm and serene about rowing.On a clear, blessedly warm morning in early August, I ventured to the Frisco Rowing Center on Lake Dillon for an introductory session with the center director, Joanne Stolen. She’s a windsurfer-turned-rower who apprenticed with the Rutgers University rowing crew, and, as such, she’s a bona fide morning person. She recommended I come
Published: August 28, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Barney Flow (not to be confused with Barney Ford) is a relatively new skills track near downtown Breckenridge. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the Monstone neighborhood, and as a community loop, it was built with young riders in mind.Progression is the name of the game at Barney Flow. The short and quick singletrack ride is home
Published: August 28, 2015
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company has announced its 2016 theater season, which includes a regional premiere of a drama, a critically-acclaimed new comedy, a Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” and more. “All of us at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company are thrilled to announce our 2016 season,” said producing artistic director Christopher Alleman in a statement. “We will celebrate the diversity
Published: August 28, 2015
For those who say the stock market sell-off was a wake-up call, I have to agree. I woke up, turned on the iPhone and saw this headline fairly shouting at me from The New York Times website: “Dow down 1,000 points!!! End Times Near!!!”OK, that wasn’t the exact headline. The Times rarely uses exclamation points. But, you get the idea.The
Published: August 28, 2015
If you want to get away from it all, but not really, head to Green Mountain Reservoir.Found about 23 miles north of Silverthorne, the reservoir is home to six campgrounds with tent and RV sites. There’s a marina, stellar fishing, nearby cliff diving, the Eagles Nest Wilderness, dozens of hiking trails and more. Summit’s northernmost reservoir is also home to
Published: August 28, 2015
The jury listened intently as Tyrus Vanmatre explained again, and again, what happened the morning of June 17. The story shifted several times as the recording played in the Summit County District court. Vanmatre is being tried for attempted second-degree murder after Denver resident Jadon Jellis survived an alleged machete attack in Summit County involving both Vanmatre and a juvenile,
Published: August 28, 2015
With a cast of nearly 60 Summit County performers, the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s presentation of “The Jungle Book” puts the community in community theater. But the musical doesn’t just feature local talent on stage — both the script and music are homegrown works. While the show is an adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic, the theater’s artistic director, Christopher Willard,
Published: August 28, 2015
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.
Published: August 28, 2015
Hey Summit sharpshooters, clean your barrels and sight your scopes — it’s time for the Rimfire Challenge.The annual late-summer rifle tournament returns to the Summit County Shooting Range for its third year on Aug. 29. Like the recently renovated range, the tournament has grown bigger and better over the past three years. It’s the only official competition hosted by the
Published: August 28, 2015
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently relaxing atop the Portsmouth Abbey School’s wind turbine — as he often does — when a drone zoomed in. Video taken by the drone, owned
Published: August 28, 2015
Recently, Congress passed the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness bill and President Obama signed it into law. I have never ridden my bike or hiked in this area of Idaho, and I’m not up on the bill’s political back story, but it has created a lot of anger in the mountain-bike community. It’s my understanding that the new wilderness designation will ban
Published: August 28, 2015
Dear Eartha,My friend from Denver recently joined a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and got some amazing local produce all summer long. Can you tell me more about CSAs and any local programs we have here in Summit County? — Kate, FriscoDear Kate,The CSA movement has been happening now for over 25 years, but only recently has it gotten a
Published: August 28, 2015
This weekend, the Genuine Jazz & Wine festival will once again pair smooth music with a selection of wines for its 31st year. The event will be held at Copper Mountain Resort from Friday, Aug. 28 to Sunday, Aug. 30, featuring national acts including artists such as Peter White, Paul Taylor, Euge Groove, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, Brian
Published: August 28, 2015
Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco is holding a book signing with three Colorado authors Friday, Aug. 28 from 4–6 p.m. The authors presented are Jodi Buchan and Gail Westwood, along with Christie Wright, who will be representing the Park County Local History Archives.“Western Colorado Fruit & Wine: A Bountiful History” by Jodi Buchan“Western Colorado Fruit & Wine: A
Published: August 28, 2015
Friday, Aug. 28Get two times the funk with Funky Johnson at The Snake River Saloon in Keystone on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. From the metropolis of Summit County comes a funk outfit with tasty vocals, virtuosic guitar grooves, solid bass and tight drum beats. The band plays originals and covers ranging from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind
Published: August 28, 2015
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.
Published: August 28, 2015
The Great Cornholio Breckenridge, Aug. 28 5:30 p.m., Carter Park Pavilion, 300 S. High St. Event is open to spectators and participants, entry includes two beer tickets and one food ticket. Please support our local nonprofit organization, Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, which is focused on reconnecting wounded veterans and their families through outdoor activities. See this site for program information:
Published: August 28, 2015
Peruvian natural resource managers have questions about how to protect their country’s forests, and they came to Summit County for answers.A U.S. Forest Service division called International Programs, which promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation in foreign countries, brought top-level Peruvian officials for an educational tour that started Monday in Washington D.C. and ends Friday in Denver.In between, the
Published: August 27, 2015
Tyrus Vanmatre’s childhood friend, Henry Nelson, came to testify as a witness for both the prosecution and the defense on Thursday morning. Nelson said he and Vanmatre had known each other for 10 years and considered him as one of his “best friends” last summer before Vanmatre was charged with attempted second-degree murder after an alleged machete attack last summer.While
Published: August 27, 2015
Jepte ‘Jefte’ FloresOct. 22, 1998 - Aug. 22, 2015Jepte “Jefte” Flores, 16, lifelong resident of Frisco, Colorado passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Green Mountain Reservoir. He was born on Oct. 22, 1998 in Frisco to Rosendo and Ana-Lilia Flores. He was a member of the Spanish Bible Fellowship and was in the pre-collegiate group at the high school.
Published: August 27, 2015
I was harassed in the bank lobby the other day by a local blind liberal — one who votes for the Democratic party no matter what criminal is running — who asked me how the Mitt Romney campaign was going. So, I asked him in return how that Hope and Change was working out for him during his unemployment.I then
Published: August 27, 2015
I’d like to thank Sen. Mike Bennet following his announcement that he’ll be working in the senate to permanently protect 58,000 acres in the Eagle and Summit Counties. In doing so, he has reaffirmed his commitment, alongside U.S. Representative Jared Polis, to conservation and the protection of our natural environment. As anyone who has visited Colorado knows, we are blessed
Published: August 27, 2015
You could say the Tigers mountain bike team has an unfair advantage heading into the first race of the high school season.The statewide series makes its 2015 debut Aug. 29-30 at the Frisco Peninsula, a favorite singletrack system for local riders of all stripes and, after formal practices began a week or two ago, the go-to training grounds for the
Published: August 27, 2015
A couple on stilts dance across the stage; the woman is spun, flipped and carried around with aplomb. A lineup of horns blares from the back of the stage, while a drummer saunters across the front. Dancers in elaborate costumes appear from the sides, slinging hula hoops hypnotically around their bodies, while a performer in an animal costume leads the
Published: August 27, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Everyone knows the Carter Park switchbacks. Found just a few pedal strokes from downtown Breckenridge, the park is the gateway to a half-dozen singletrack routes through towering pine forests and secluded neighborhoods: Moonstone, Barney Ford, Juniata, Sallie Barber, the French Gulch connectors and more. It’s the sort of trail system Breck is known for, with quick, punchy
Published: August 27, 2015
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period. In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School to fire 15-year veteran Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to
Published: August 27, 2015
It’s summer in the High Country, and nothing quite says summer in Colorado like a festival celebrating craft beer. Breckenridge is a popular beer festival location in Summit County, with both the spring and summer festivals drawing large crowds.This year, the Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It will be held in the open air, in the
Published: August 27, 2015
Everyone is talking about gluten and going gluten-free. What is all this gluten hype about? And, is going gluten-free right for you? Let’s first start off by discussing what exactly gluten is on the molecular level and what it does inside the body. Gluten, found in wheat, barley and rye, is a large family of proteins, not a single entity.
Published: August 27, 2015
Shifters and derailleurs have been the bane of my existence since I first sat on a mountain bike.To be fair, part of this is my fault. I either buy the cheapest components on the market — think entry-level lines from SRAM and Shimano — or I simply ride the same, trail-mangled hardware my buddy beat to hell before selling the
Published: August 27, 2015
There are countless hiking trails in Summit County and the surrounding areas, and we know that you’re on them. How can you resist? The benefits of hiking range from improved bone density to weight loss to elevated mood, plus it’s a visual feast. In addition to these (and other) benefits, hiking also takes a toll on your body and often
Published: August 27, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — Dan Caro grunted and toiled as he struggled to keep his body close to the wall while reaching for that next three-finger crimp. Sometimes, the most disturbing yet oddly awakening moment of a climb can be looking for a hold that doesn’t seem to be there. The only description the Summit County climbing guidebook has for Fragile
Published: August 27, 2015
Writing Group Breckenridge, Aug. 27 5:30 p.m., Yellow Arrow Coffee, 103 S. Harris St. We meet the last Thursday of every month to discuss creativity, blocks, publishing and how to support each other as writers. Bring a piece to share if you so desire. Canvas Painting Party Breckenridge, Aug. 27 7 p.m., Ready Paint Fire, 323 N. Main St. Join
Published: August 27, 2015
Beer and wine festivals are offered in abundance in Summit County over the summer, drawing crowds of locals, Front Rangers and visitors to one side of the lake or the other to taste whatever the theme of the weekend is. On Saturday, Aug. 29, another such event hits Copper Mountain Resort, but this one comes with a twist. Cider Circus
Published: August 26, 2015
Jadon Jellis, the alleged victim of a machete attack last summer, was presented as the first witness of the day by the prosecution during the trial of Tyrus Vanmatre, who is charged with second-degree attempted murder and nine additional counts. Jellis appeared in court Wednesday morning. His testimony started from the beginning, when he first arrived in Colorado from Wyoming.
Published: August 26, 2015
Saying goodbye on the first day of kindergarten was tough for Breckenridge resident Brittany Thomas.The mother of four wiped her face as she dropped off her eldest, 5-year-old Cameron Olthoff, at Upper Blue Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 26.“I got to get used to this,” said Thomas, standing in the parking lot afterward with red eyes.Cameron was more excited and nervous.“She
Published: August 26, 2015
In less than a week, Breckenridge Town Council members and local Vail Resorts representatives went from battling over a lift-ticket tax to joking about enjoying drinks together.On Tuesday, Aug. 25, hours before a council vote that would finalize a 4.5 percent lift-ticket tax proposal for the November ballot, the town and the resort company hammered out an agreement that earned
Published: August 26, 2015
Matching fund pledges by Vail Resorts, Breckenridge and Summit County allowed the Colorado Department of Transportation to fast-track the State Highway 9 Iron Springs realignment, helping close a $1 millon gap in needed funding. The proposed realignment would cover just over four miles of Highway 9 between Breckenridge and Frisco, moving the road away from Dillon Reservoir and eliminating the
Published: August 26, 2015
I was flabbergasted by the large ad on page 17 in the August 26 edition. The Green Solution — Colorado’s best mountain dispensary (their words, not mine) — used a picture of a mountain climber to promote their cannabis products with the tags: Better Concentrates, Better Flower, Better Climbing. Are they — and you — out of your minds? I
Published: August 26, 2015
I attended the Breckenridge town council meeting Tuesday evening. I came to the meeting frustrated with the Vail Resorts corporation for bullying my town and frustrated with town leadership for thinking a simple solution to a problem was more taxes. When two parties begin airing their differences in public, the odds of finding mutually agreeable solutions are low. The town
Published: August 26, 2015
It goes without saying that police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel do not get enough recognition for their commitment to serve and protect us. Last week, at four in the morning, I was driving myself to the emergency department in Frisco with a major headache. A half a mile from the hospital, I was pulled over by Officer Aaron Trainor.
Published: August 26, 2015
For the second year in a row, the USA Pro Challenge and the town of Breckenridge has ignored the rights of the property owners of The Blazing Saddles Commercial and Condominium Association. Your guests, vendors and race organizers — without seeking permission — have caused numerous problems for our residents and businesses. Our parking lot is the last big lot
Published: August 26, 2015
The town of Blue River will provide ballots for a special election regarding the Ruby Placer annexation. Many residents of Blue River have worked hard to give fellow residents a right to vote on the future on our town. Our town trustees have worked hard at denying our right to vote with emergency annexation of Ruby Placer. Emergency ordinances do
Published: August 26, 2015
Just when I was positive I had discovered a phenomenon deserving serious scientific study, I learned, once again, I’m only just catching up. That’s OK because knowing the research exists helps confirm I am not crazy — at least, not completely so. Last week, I witnessed a friend responding to a simple inquiry with an equally simple answer. When asked
Published: August 26, 2015
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — A man who shot several rounds from a prop gun outside a saloon in the historic Arizona town of Tombstone faces disorderly conduct and other charges. Tombstone Marshal John Houston says the man was in the Dragoon Saloon early Tuesday when he got into a fight with his girlfriend. He broke a pool cue, then went
Published: August 26, 2015
Folk Orchestra Patchy Sanders Frisco, Aug. 26 10 p.m., Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St. Based out of Ashland OR, they are 6: Danielle (banjo.) and Jacqui Aubert (vocal), Dan Sherrill (guitar.), Sara Wilbur (violin.), Ian Van Ornum (mandolin.), and Eric Jones (bass). Working with eclectic themes from dreams, fairy-tales, afterlife, and wild lands, Patchy crafts stream-of-consciousness story music with an
Published: August 26, 2015
Keystone Wood Racquet OpenThe Keystone Tennis Center hosted the first annual Keystone Wood Racquet Open on Aug. 15. The one-day tournament had a single requirement: all players had to use an old-school wood racquet for at least two games of each round. Simple enough.Nearly 30 players came out for the Open, including a slew of locals and several visitors from
Published: August 25, 2015
The Mountain Town Music Festival at Keystone Resort was held Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22. Bands included Mosey West, David Wax Museum, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Miner, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and Delta Rae.
Published: August 25, 2015
The Summit County District Court seated a 14-person jury late Tuesday morning to determine whether Denver resident Tyrus Walter Vanmatre should be found guilty of second-degree attempted murder, as well as nine other charges.The prosecution began opening statements later that afternoon, with strikingly different narratives from assistant district attorney Heidi McCollum and private defense attorney Douglas Romero, with the Colorado
Published: August 25, 2015
As the USA Pro Challenge rolled through Breckenridge this year, did the dollars follow?Depends on whom you ask.While some locals said the cycling race isn’t worth the hassle or short-term drops in business, most others said they support the event for its long-term positive impacts on the town.“We knew going in that it was going to be inconvenient for people,
Published: August 25, 2015
It’s safe to say that Tayler Wiles is the next big thing in women’s cycling.The 26-year-old Utah native came to Colorado for the inaugural Women’s USA Pro Challenge as one of DNA Cycling’s strongest riders: She represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in July and took the overall win at the Women’s Tour of New Zealand earlier this
Published: August 25, 2015
I was coming down Ski Hill Road recently during the race and watched an ambulance take about four minutes to drive from City Market to Ski Hill. Is the bike race more important than someone’s life? I think the sense of entitlement these cyclists enjoy is pathetic. If there is any argument that the Flight For Life chopper could’ve gotten
Published: August 25, 2015
We are music lovers, and the free concerts offered throughout Summit (and Eagle) County are some of our favorite summer events. And, we greatly appreciate our towns and other organizations that work hard to treat us locals and visitors to them, free of charge.We do feel one concern should be voiced, however. An example of this concern occurred Saturday afternoon.
Published: August 25, 2015
Two intense short dramas that will appear in the Breckenridge Film Festival this fall poignantly illustrate war’s effect on women — both those who fulfill combat support roles and those left at home to worry about deployed loved ones. In “Day One,” a divorced Afghan-American woman pushed out of her conservative community uses her one marketable skill as a bilingual
Published: August 25, 2015
LONDON (AP) — Don’t set your watch by Big Ben. Officials say the famous clock at Britain’s Parliament — used by Londoners for decades to check the time — has recently been slow by as much as six seconds. The 156-year-old clock chimes every 15 minutes and emits deep bongs to mark the hour. Its inaccuracy was noticed by staff
Published: August 25, 2015
There’s just something about water that’s relaxing. Whether it’s the sound of a trickling fountain or babbling brook, the dancing pattern of reflecting light or even just that cool fresh smell, water adds an important element to any home or building.In fact, the term feng shui literally has water (shui) in its name. Translated to English as wind-water, feng shui
Published: August 25, 2015
Vail Resorts recently announced the launch of EpicMix Time – an expansion of the company’s ski and snowboard app – that will allow guests at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek to access real-time lift line wait times.Debuting in the 2015-16 season, EpicMix Time will display up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 55 core lifts and gondolas and
Published: August 25, 2015
Billabong, Element, and Under Armour Trunk Show Breckenridge, Aug. 25 1 p.m., Breckenridge Christian Ministries (BCM Building), 103 Sawmill Road. Billabong/Element / Under Armour show with mens, ladies & kids apparel & accessories for summer & fall. Proceeds to benefit SCY - Summit County Youth. Dillon Elementary Dinner & Dance Fundraiser Dillon, Aug. 25 5:30 p.m., Lake Dillon Amphitheater, W.
Published: August 25, 2015
U.S. homeowners lost about $3.3 trillion net worth in the 2008 home mortgage crash. What followed sent the stock market lower, resulting in $6.6 trillion in equity-market losses. Total, about $10 trillion, one-fifth of the world’s GDP. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2008, the overall delinquency rate for home mortgages was 6.9 percent, with a 19.9 percent rate
Published: August 24, 2015
For more than 40 years, Bryan Bowers has been renowned for his talent on the autoharp, an instrument popular in bluegrass and folk music and most famously played by “Mother” Maybelle Carter and the Carter family.Bowers pioneered his own eclectic style on the string instrument, added his singer-songwriter and storytelling talents and became a veteran on the festival circuit, including
Published: August 24, 2015
A round-up of the USA ProChallenge photos.
Published: August 24, 2015
The USA Pro Challenge has the fans. It has international television coverage, supportive sponsors, the world’s top teams and Colorado communities that clamor for host duty.But after five years, what the Pro Challenge still lacks is a title sponsor that can keep it alive.For the full story, visit The Denver Post website.
Published: August 24, 2015
As a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the field of addiction for over a decade, I am concerned about a relatively new drug. This drug is not smoked, injected or drank. It doesn’t have the direct physiological effects of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. It doesn’t even really have chemicals in it at all: the drug of technology.
Published: August 24, 2015

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