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SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. – Museums seem to be a tough thing to pull off and sustain, as is evident in two Colorado mountain towns.In Ignacio, located in southwest Colorado, the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum is being emptied. Tribal officials announced in March that the museum was losing its nonprofit designation because it failed to uphold a contractual agreement
Published: April 30, 2016
The first time I went fly-fishing I was wearing borrowed waders. The person — guy — from whom I’d borrowed them had to have been at least twice my size. I cinched the shoulder straps as tightly as possible, fit my feet into the massive boots and looked, with slight dismay, at the amount of waterproof fabric that ballooned from
Published: April 30, 2016
World War II was a massive conflict that spelled death for millions of people from all around the world, and behind every soldier who fought against the Axis nations were countless others who helped make the final outcome successful. Many of them were individuals who worked in the shadows, hidden behind vows of secrecy. The scientists and engineers who worked
Published: April 30, 2016
Beverly “Bev” Freese WheelerBeverly Anita Burk was born in Leadville, Colorado, in the old St. Vincent Hospital to Snell and Mildred Burk. Beverly passed away peacefully the morning of April 27, 2016 after a long valiant battle with cancer at the age of 73.Bev appropriately said she was “born and raised” in Leadville. She was crowned Miss Moly from 1964-65,
Published: April 30, 2016
Goat Flat. The flat part sounded good, but the goat part made me nervous. Though mountain goats and I share an appreciation for Montana’s High Country, they favor scary-steep areas where they can escape most predators not carrying a firearm. You may find them scaling impossible cliffs or scampering across ledges too narrow to support a sandwich. Even their kids
Published: April 30, 2016
The 5 Point Adventure Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado, has just wrapped its ninth year. A four-day experience that delves into the depths of adventure, the collection of more than 50 short films had us laughing, crying, inspired and forever changed. The festival has become the premier showcase for filmmakers who have poured their heart, soul and gritty sweat into
Published: April 30, 2016
ENVIRONMENT CORTEZ, Colo. — The Grizzly Peak Research Natural Area rarely gets visitors, but the area is getting added protection to keep it from being disturbed so it can provide a baseline for what a natural area should look like. It also will be used to determine the effects of climate change. The research area is located along the summits
Published: April 30, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of May 1.Zeeka Heilman, aged 28, a machine man, was instantly killed in a stope at the Jumbo mine in Montezuma Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, when a slab of rock weighing nearly a ton fell upon him. No one was near him at
Published: April 30, 2016
TEMPE, Ariz. — More than 1 million goldfish now have a giant fishbowl to call home in a Phoenix suburb. Tempe officials dumped roughly 1.2 million goldfish and minnows into Tempe Town Lake on Friday. They say the fish will serve as a natural insect control for midge flies’ larvae, which are at the bottom. KPNX-TV in Phoenix reports that
Published: April 30, 2016
I flunked algebra four times during high school and college. And my one attempt at geometry resulted in a grade of 0.7 on a grading scale of 1 to 9. I enjoy thinking about patterns and the relationship between things. Therefore, one of my greatest regrets about my mathematical illiteracy is that I cannot understand the language of mathematics that
Published: April 30, 2016
With summer finally on its way — somewhere, just not in Colorado, apparently — let me share an experience with a vehicle that sounds, on paper, like the ultimate winter-driving machine, for our unending weather hangover.Complete with sophisticated all-wheel drive and, to my great surprise and delight, a set of very expensive high-performance snow tires, plus a dedicated snow mode,
Published: April 30, 2016
Silverthorne and Lake Dillon Theatre Company hosted a groundbreaking celebration for its new Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 23. This is round two of photos from the event. More photos can be found in Friday’s paper, or online at summitdaily.com.
Published: April 30, 2016
VAIL — Changes to the ecosystem as a result of the effects of global warming over time can be difficult to see with the naked eye. “Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape” is a multimedia exhibit that allows one to do just that. The exhibit, sponsored by RA Nelson and the town of Vail, will be shown at the
Published: April 30, 2016
Romancing the ditch in Salida, and the same with New Mexico’s acequias, brings needed waters to those who have the rights.The same scenario happens higher on Summit County’s Lower Blue River, just later since it’s about a thousand feet higher than Salida and Taos at 7,000 feet.In Salida over the weekend, Randy Hoch, president of the Meadowlark Estates HOA, a
Published: April 30, 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.<p>[scribble data-src=“/event/1464487”]</p>
Published: April 30, 2016
Miniature Diorama BoxesBreckenridge, April 3010 a.m., Old Masonic Hall, 136 S. Main St. Students will construct and finish a small diorama box with artist Alicia Bailey. Students are encouraged to bring their treasures from home to use in their piece. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch/treasure hunt. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org.
Published: April 30, 2016
Ask any of the six Summit High School seniors how they feel about college athletics next August and they’ll answer about the same: It’s relieving, exciting, nerve-wracking and a little overwhelming, all at the same time. And they haven’t even officially graduated.“It’s pretty exciting,” says Elle Scott-Williams, a starter on the varsity girl’s lacrosse team and championship girl’s rugby team.
Published: April 29, 2016
For veteran ultra-runner Helen Cospolich, living and training at 9,600 feet isn’t as forgiving now as it once was — or ever was.At 39 years old, the Breckenridge local of 20 years has been running 50- and 100-mile trail races for 15 years and competing at the elite women’s level for nearly as long. She’s won several women’s titles at
Published: April 29, 2016
That’s not as dumb as it sounds. Or maybe it is, but either way I’ve spent the past few days mourning the death of my Dragons: the black, white and gold sunglasses that managed to survive six full years of snowboarding, SUPing, rafting, camping, the driver’s seat, Rockies games, downtown Denver, taxi rides after dark, a few road trips and
Published: April 29, 2016
Cover Rock Fest confirms original member of the DeadAVON — Cover Rock Festival on Thursday confirmed that former Grateful Dead member and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Tom Constanten would perform with Colorado’s own Shakedown Street, along with Dave Herbert, lead guitar and vocals in JGB, in celebration of Shakedown Street’s 30th anniversary. The festival takes place June 25
Published: April 29, 2016
A decorative arch, a modern downtown and direct river access — these were just a few of the plans dreamed up by a group of University of Colorado students tasked with drawing up models of a walkable downtown for Silverthorne’s town core. The group of 14 undergraduates took on the task in a short timeframe, with just one semester to
Published: April 29, 2016
In the first step toward funding a planned affordable housing project, town council approved the transfer of land to the Breckenridge Housing Authority in a first reading on Tuesday. The proposed project, known as Denison Placer, would bring 66 income-restricted rental units across from Colorado Mountain College. With the June 1 due date for Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
Published: April 29, 2016
Summit State of the River meeting set for May 4The Blue River Watershed Group and the Colorado River District host the Summit State of the River meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.The annual event that takes a closer look at local water administration and the health of the local snowpack and riverflows will include presentations from Denver
Published: April 29, 2016
“My god that you could walk through such a landscape. My god that such a landscape existed anywhere but in your dreams. And yet here it was.” California-based novelist Christian Kiefer creates a gorgeous, desolate tableau in which his characters are bewitched by natural beauty even as they’re betrayed by human actions, especially their own.Wildlife rescuer Bill Reed and his
Published: April 29, 2016
While every other Summit County resort stopped turning its lifts, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is just now gearing up for its spring season on the mountain. With the chance of May powder days and plenty of sunshine, locals and Front Rangers alike are eager to flock to The Beach to enjoy the weekends.“It could snow 1 inches, 2 inches, 10
Published: April 29, 2016
Colorado’s 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown took more than 6½ weeks off work in 2015, an amount far greater than that taken by his senior attorneys and some of his peers. Brown, elected in 2013 and seeking re-election this year, said the rules spelled out in the district’s time-off policy don’t apply to him because he’s an elected official.
Published: April 29, 2016
Published: April 29, 2016
The Metropolitan Opera High Definition broadcast of the Richard Strauss opera, “Elektra,” will be held at the Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess, hell-bent on revenge, will be the last HD broadcast for the 2015-16 repertoire. The broadcast is brought to you by a partnership between
Published: April 29, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida State University class project about drug cartels and serial killers took a turn when students scrawled a message on a sidewalk associated with the infamous Zodiac Killer. The Tallahassee Democrat reported Wednesday that police started investigating after finding the message that included the cipher associated with the serial killer responsible for several unsolved murders in
Published: April 29, 2016
Join local amateur photographers for an evening discussion of digital photography tips and techniques this Friday, April 29 from 7–9 p.m. at the North Branch Library’s Blue River Room. Matt Shetzer, a local professional photographer who travels the world hosting photography workshops, will share his years of experience to help attendees create perfect digital image. The discussions will assist in
Published: April 29, 2016
Friday, April 29The Historic Brown Hotel reopened April 15 and will be featuring live music on the weekends throughout mud season. John Truscelli and the Stolen Band will be playing Friday, April 29. Americana singer-songwriter Truscelli and his band weave their way through rock-bluegrass-alt country sounds with a vibe that holds any audience’s ear, and the original sound of Truscelli’s
Published: April 29, 2016
Health care costs impact Summit’s small businessesAs small business owners, the consistently rising and unpredictable costs of health care are a worry when we are planning out our budgets and seeking to provide for our families and encouraging our employees to plan, as well.But planning ahead becomes especially challenging when health care costs don’t make much sense. Take the soaring
Published: April 29, 2016
Springtime is here and what does that mean? Backcountry skiing! Who says it’s time to put away your skis just yet? Colorado mountain weather is unpredictable, and snow in May is always a possibility (There’s a storm rolling in as we speak), so why not get some last-minute runs before it all melts off?[iframe width=”640” height=”360” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y5n-AzQYNxw” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe]Birth of
Published: April 28, 2016
It’s springtime in the mountains, and, for many, the best time of the year to suit up in a bikini and head to The Beach. The sandy area at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is the ideal spot to get a little much-needed sun on our pasty, pale bodies, lathering up with sunscreen a good 40 times before the day is
Published: April 28, 2016
As music has evolved, it is no longer easy to categorize a band’s genre. Music reflecting different artists’ influences mesh together to create variations of every genre. In bluegrass, the style has now branched from traditional to include progressive, jamgrass and even newgrass. It’s no different for up-and-coming Colorado band Coral Creek, whose music blends together Americana, country, bluegrass, folk
Published: April 28, 2016
Breckenridge and Silverthorne town council members passed on the baton last week, with a new town council sworn in for a four-year term. Former Breckenridge Mayor John Warner finished his second term to pass on the duty to Eric Mamula, a longtime local and owner of Downstairs at Eric’s. “We have a good group. I think Eric will be a
Published: April 28, 2016
Breckenridge accounting manager Laura Kennedy will begin serving as director of finance for the town of Silverthorne next month. On Thursday, the town announced Donna Braun, the town’s longtime finance director of 22 years, will retire. “Donna’s contribution to the success the town of Silverthorne has experienced during her time here can’t be overstated,” town manager Ryan Hyland said in
Published: April 28, 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.<p>[scribble data-src=“/event/1464487”]</p>
Published: April 29, 2016
Dear Eartha,I have frequently heard the term “regenerative economy.” What does this entail and how is it beneficial? — Paul, FriscoThank you for your question this week, Paul, and what perfect timing! I recently attended the CMC Sustainability Conference in Steamboat Springs where world renowned author, Hunter Lovins, touched on the regenerative economy. One of the questions that many have
Published: April 29, 2016
I recently returned from an adventurous trip to Nicaragua. It inspired.My next few articles will no doubt be related to my musings about this particular part of the world. Like all journeys, my time in Central America was filled with highs and lows, offering up lessons and tales to be told. Disclaimer: Nicaragua was not high on my list of
Published: April 29, 2016
The top stories of the day from the April 29, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Take a trip to Montezuma’s backcountryWhat does the future hold for Brown’s Cabin?New councilmembers sworn in for Breck and Silverthorne
Published: April 29, 2016
John Truscelli and The Stolen BandBreckenridge, April 299 p.m., The Historic Brown Hotel, 208 N.Ridge St. John Truscelli and The Stolen Band performing live at The Brown. Blues artist from Frisco who has opened for Robert Randolph. Taste of Ghostly BreckenridgeBreckenridge, April 29 & 307 p.m., Dredge Restaurant, 180 W. Jefferson Ave. Enjoy samples of cocktails, hot chocolate and appetizers
Published: April 29, 2016
Summit County is in the process of settling a deal to finalize residential development on a piece of property in Keystone more than 20 years in the making.Summit’s Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing this past Tuesday, April 26 to listen to local developer Tim Crane of Summit Homes Construction — owner of two notable land parcels in
Published: April 28, 2016
Early-bird registration open for Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ philanthropic program, BGV Gives, will be hosting The Inaugural Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk on Saturday, June 11, 2016. This event will pay tribute to the late BGV owner/developer Rob Millisor, who passed away from a heart attack in October of 2015 while on a humanitarian trip to
Published: April 28, 2016
Here’s what’s happening across Colorado today: SKIING Wolf Creek Ski Area to reopen Saturday, Sunday thanks to big snows Wolf Creek Ski Area announced Thursday it will reopen Saturday and Sunday for a grand finale on its slopes. The resort says 100 percent of its mountain will be open with discounted lift tickets. Wolf Creek had been mulling a reopening,
Published: April 28, 2016
HARVARD, Mass. — A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race in which the winner’s prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world. The Boston Globe reports that the winner of Harvard’s Ducky Wucky River Race will receive free airfare, a two-night stay at a hotel and the
Published: April 28, 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. This is a big-bang-for-the-buck lemon dessert. Lush and creamy, like velvet on the tongue and, ooooh, so easy to make! It’s a
Published: April 28, 2016
It’s that time of year again, when the lifts shut down and the only way anyone gets turns at the resort is by earning them. And those turns are more than worth it. After plenty of snow earlier this April — not to mention predictions for another foot over the weekend — touring at local resorts is a must for
Published: April 27, 2016
Just because you’re over the hill doesn’t mean you’re too old for the gym. And squats. And bench presses. And dumbbell curls.With mud season already here, athletes across Summit County are back in the gym for weight programs and stationary bikes to stay in shape until summer finally gets started. Everyone has a personal approach to fitness — some run,
Published: April 27, 2016
The top stories of the day from the April 28, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Sports Authority to sell all assets, including Summit County storeBreckenridge transportation talks emphasizes walking over parkingAlpine touring junkies: Know before skinning Breck, Copper, A-Basin in May
Published: April 28, 2016
Silk Scarves with SharpiesBreckenridge, April 286 p.m., Randall Barn, 114 E. Washington Ave. Use sharpies and other household items to create an easy, yet beautiful silk scarf. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at breckcreate.org. (970) 453-3364.Strange but TrueBreckenridge, April 28-302 p.m., 100 N. Main St. This 90 minute walking tour is all about disappearances, suspected kidnappings and
Published: April 28, 2016
Where does your wine come from? Well, when you buy an American wine, the answer is almost always on the label.Say you buy a wine from California. On the label, it will say where the grapes in that wine were sourced. If they came from a number of vineyards in different parts of the state, the label will simply say
Published: April 27, 2016
While shoulder season brings a welcome respite from the hordes of skier traffic, a group of experts is seeking solutions for Breckenridge’s perennial parking woes. After an initial meeting in February, strategists with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and DTJ Design polled Breckenridge residents on their parking and transit priorities.Both of Monday’s meetings brought a strong turnout, with attendees drawing up unexpected
Published: April 27, 2016
Summit County’s Sports Authority survived the first cut, staying open even when several stores shut nationwide. The Englewood-based retailer began closing stores in March, after filing for bankruptcy protection to reorganize more than $1 billion of debt. However, on Tuesday, The Denver Post reported the company faces liquidation and will sell all of its holdings. A court order filed April
Published: April 27, 2016
New York strip steak, baked potato and corn on the cob. Is any dinner more American than this?I’ll answer for you: No.I spend a lot of my time thinking of healthy, vegetable-based meals that I can make easily and that are still delicious.Every so often, though, I need a mouth-watering steak, and this one fits the bill beautifully.The ingredient list
Published: April 27, 2016
The 2016 ski season claimed another life over the weekend during closing day at Breckenridge Ski Resort.Denver resident Catherine Abeyta, 20, died from blunt force trauma injuries on the afternoon of Sunday, April 24. Abeyta, a George Washington High School graduate, class of 2014, lost her life after hitting a tree on the Monte Cristo run on Peak 7. She
Published: April 26, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts in a rugged part of New Mexico. Officials at Bandelier National Monument confirmed that a search-and-rescue mission was underway in an area of the monument off-limits to the
Published: April 27, 2016
Here’s what’s happening across Colorado today: ATHLETICS US Olympians get nautical look for Rio’s closing ceremony COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic athletes from the United States will look ready to sail back home when they attend the closing ceremony at this year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. The U.S. Olympic Committee debuted the parade uniforms made by Polo Ralph Lauren
Published: April 27, 2016
Beat the “I’m bored” blues this summer with Camp Summit County, your guide to adventure and learning for every age and ability under the summer sun. Camps are organized into four main categories — adventure, arts, education and sports — and listed alphabetically by the name of the camp. To learn more about any individual camp, contact the presenting organizations
Published: April 27, 2016
Forty-five Summit County students will bring the story of Ariel, a beautiful young mermaid who longs to leave the ocean for the world above, to life on the Riverwalk Center stage. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, “The Little Mermaid Jr” is the second production of Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s four-week Student Theatrical Enrichment Program (STEP). The musical opens April 29,
Published: April 26, 2016
Isabela Imamura, 14, is starring as Ariel in the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, the play is part of the Student Theatrical Enrichment Program, opening April 29 at the Riverwalk Center. This is the eighth-graders second time participating in the STEP program, as she played Gertrude in “Seussical Jr,” STEP’s
Published: April 26, 2016
In the wake of recently re-elected Frisco Councilman Larry Sawyer’s resignation due to worsening health issues, the new town council unanimously decided at its meeting on April 26 to appoint the next-highest vote getter from the April election, Rick Ihnken, to fill the vacancy.Sawyer, 73, officially tendered his resignation Tuesday night, declining to accept a third term in office —
Published: April 27, 2016
Summit County Sheriff John Minor will step up as Silverthorne’s new police chief in May. Town manager Ryan Hyland selected him as a top candidate of the 102 individuals who applied through a series of interviews and panels.Minor served with the Silverthorne Police Department from 1993 to 2004 as a patrol officer, sergeant and senior sergeant before taking on the
Published: April 26, 2016
Very “Middle Earth” was my first impression of the Summit County fashion scene for women. Leggings, high boots with flat sturdy soles and a woolly tunic à la Frodo Baggins.I was not particularly keen on this look for myself.As a New Yorker, I had at one time a closet filled with an entirely black wardrobe. Black slacks, blazers, a black
Published: April 27, 2016
The top stories of the day from the April 27, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Summit County rejects appeal from Keystone marijuana retailerDenver resident dies skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort on SundaySummit County Sheriff John Minor hired as new Silverthorne Police Chief
Published: April 27, 2016
Wednesday Night BingoSilverthorne, April 276:30 p.m., Summit County Elks Lodge #2561, 1321 Blue River Parkway. Bingo every Wednesday. All cash prizes, plus free door prizes. Pickleball Drop InBreckenridge, April 27, 29 & May 11 p.m., Breckenridge Recreation Center, 880 Airport Road. A Recreation Center daily admission, punch pass or membership is required. (970) 453-1734. Casa GabrielFrisco, April 273 p.m., 18
Published: April 27, 2016
Summit County has, for the time being, firmly shut the door on retail marijuana in Keystone.At a near-capacity public hearing on Tuesday afternoon, Summit’s Board of County Commissioners — acting as a three-member quasi-judicial panel — unanimously upheld the previous findings of its Planning Department on the issue. As a result, the decision denied the appeal of a proposed business
Published: April 26, 2016
FRISCO — Aggression on the high school soccer field is a double-edged sword.On one edge is intelligence, which gives a good team with control of their emotions an almost unstoppable momentum, like a snowball rolling downhill with purpose. And teeth.On the other edge are flailing elbows, sloppy slide tackles, frustration and, when the parental peanut gallery gets involved, cries for
Published: April 26, 2016
After 16 years of craft beer weekends in Vail, the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival on Tuesday announced the 2017 event would move from its seven-year home at the Vail Cascade to Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge.“Vail Cascade was purchased by new owners in December, and the new ownership is investing $35 million-plus dollars in a
Published: April 26, 2016
Snow Hell and Nerd Rage have spent a lot of time driving over Vail Pass this winter. Like hours and hours, in all conditions, from snow to sun to anything else the Interstate 70 corridor can throw at them, all in the name of perfecting the art of roller derby.For the past two years, two times per week, Snow Hell
Published: April 26, 2016
LIBERTY BELL INVITE — TIGERS TRACK AND FIELD, APRIL 22-23 One of the final and largest track and field meets of the regular season, hosted by Heritage High School at Littleton Public School Stadium from April 22-23. The meet drew boy’s teams and 32 girl’s teams from across the state, including 4A Western Slope rivals Battle Mountain High School. At
Published: April 26, 2016
Colorado birthed a revolutionary health advance that impacts societies worldwide. And it happened by accident, owing to a newbie dentist’s curiosity and some funky water that dribbled off Pikes Peak. More than a century ago, Dr. Frederick McKay got off the train and hung his shingle in the bustling burg of Colorado Springs. He was soon shocked by the abundance
Published: April 26, 2016
Breckenridge Distillery starts construction on new restaurantWork on Breckenridge Distillery’s new restaurant is underway, with a new event and restaurant space being constructed next to the distillery’s Airport Road location. Touted as a farm-to-table kitchen, the new space will feature meat from regional ranches and an open grill fueled by oak staves from whiskey barrels. Chef Daniel O’Brien will join
Published: April 26, 2016
Here’s what’s happening across Colorado today: PUBLIC SAFETY Colorado expecting average to below-average wildfire season DENVER — Firefighters said Tuesday they expect another average or below-average wildfire season in Colorado in 2016, the third mild year in a row. “That’s always good news,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said after announcing the outlook. But even an average year can bring thousands of
Published: April 26, 2016
DENVER — Firefighters said Tuesday they expect another average or below-average wildfire season in Colorado in 2016, the third mild year in a row. “That’s always good news,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said after announcing the outlook. But even an average year can bring thousands of wildfires, he said, and a dry spell could make things worse. The fire outlook is
Published: April 26, 2016
As mountain people, we often expose our heads to situations when injury seems not only possible, but also likely. Take a poll of your friends and see how many of them have had a concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or knocked their melon so hard they stars. Chances are it’s just about everyone. In Summit County, it seems that well
Published: April 25, 2016
The top stories of the day from the April 26, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Dear Drewbie: Skiing, biking and traumatic brain injuries in the Colorado High CountrySarah Vaine, Care Clinic CEO, hired as new assistant county managerLiddick: College campuses leave students speechless (column)
Published: April 26, 2016
Good things come to those who stay.So says Sarah Vaine, CEO of the Summit Community Care Clinic in Frisco, who was named the new assistant county manager to the Board of County Commissioners late last week. The longtime Summit resident will succeed Scott Vargo in the role when he transitions to the role of county manager on July 1.“I think
Published: April 25, 2016
A bill seeking fixes for Colorado’s embattled program that provides driver’s licenses to people living in the country illegally narrowly passed the House on Monday.House Bill 1274 would expand the existing immigrant licensing program from three offices to nine and hire 20 more employees to help resolve the backlog of applicants.It was approved 34-31 with Republicans making up the dissent.Rep.
Published: April 25, 2016
Pueblo County authorities have busted another — their 11th in a month — suspected illegal marijuana grow, seizing 170 pot plants and making an arrest.The “sophisticated” Pueblo West operation was discovered on Friday by sheriff’s deputies searching a home on the 1300 block of Kiva Drive.Investigators say the operation had high-powered lights, industrial-strength air conditions, sophistical irrigation and temperature and
Published: April 25, 2016
“… The dictatorship of the proletariat imposes a series of restrictions on oppressors, exploiters, capitalists. We must suppress them … their resistance must be crushed by force …” — V.I. Lenin.Harvard got an award. So did Yale. And UC-Berkeley, Brown, Oberlin, Princeton, Duke, Wesleyan and 42 other so-called institutions of higher learning, right down to Colorado College and Clemson. But
Published: April 25, 2016
William “Bill” MoultonOct. 22, 1927 — April 21, 2016William “Bill” Moulton, of New Castle, went to be with his Lord peacefully at his home in Peach Valley on April 21, 2016. He was 88 years old. Bill was born Oct. 22, 1927 in Newkirk, Oklahoma to Raymond J. and Elizabeth P. Moulton, his family moving to Rifle, Colorado in 1936.
Published: April 25, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  VIDEO: Z Griff is coming up on the end of the On The Hill season and you'd better believe he's going to make the most of it. For a special two-for-one on Thursday, Z Griff heads to Quandary with buddy Lawson Yow for his
Published: April 21, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff gets a lesson on the seven 14ers you can spot from the top of Peak 8 at Breckenridge, then weaves his way down the mountain to find spring corn and, yes, even the Pyramid cliffs. Only a few days of
Published: April 22, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff closes another season for snowboarding and On The Hill the way he has all winter: by tearing up powder and the park. First is the hut trip with the Weston snowboards crew, followed by park laps at Woodward Copper before
Published: April 24, 2016
It’s about 8:15 a.m. the day of the April snowstorm and Doc PJ has already earned his turns.Earlier that Friday morning, just as the first rays of spring sun were trying to break through the grey-white clouds, the longtime Breckenridge local strapped his 1980 Rossignol Randonee skis and poles to the homemade rack on a vintage Shasta mountain bike, pedaled
Published: April 16, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — Drew Fontana has one piece of advice for anyone tempted to walk out on Lake Dillon right now: don’t do it.“It’s hard to give solid advice on ice because you can’t really say it’s ever safe,” said Fontana, captain of the all-volunteer Summit County Water Rescue Team. “With the warming temperatures there will be variable conditions, and
Published: April 22, 2016
For the past six decades, skiing in Colorado has nearly mirrored the beer industry. It’s dominated by the biggest names with the deepest roots — Vail Resorts, Powdr Corporation, Aspen Skiing Company — and small-time mountains tend to either get bought out by the big guys or fizzle out completely, like the short-lived Echo Mountain outside of Evergreen.But the industry
Published: April 22, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of April 25–29.The town board of Frisco, composed entirely of women, is not of a mercenary inclination. The first important legislation the trustees propose to write upon their record books will be ordinances providing that board members shall serve without pay. When these ordinances
Published: April 23, 2016
The wind was blowing, the sun was shining and race organizers were cranking Christmas tunes for the 25th running of the Imperial Challenge, an annual end-of-season ski mountaineering race from the Breckenridge Recreation Center to the summit of Peak 8. Here’s how it went: Beginning at 9:15 a.m., more than 140 athletes between 12 and 70 years old biked 6.2
Published: April 23, 2016
Dillon’s third retail marijuana store celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, with a ribbon cutting in front of the newly renovated industrial building. This marked the first retail store for Altitude Organic Cannabis, which has three medical dispensaries in Colorado Springs. “We’ve always had Summit in our hearts, because we all love skiing,” director of retail operations Aaron Bluse said.
Published: April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22Mark Schlaefer will play the Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge on Friday, April 22. Mark Schlaefer brings his delta blues to the restaurant from 5-10 p.m., and there’s no cover. Visit blueriverbistro.com for more information.Saturday, April 23Live music in Park CountySplit Window will play the Park Bar on Saturday, April 23. Split Window is an upbeat band from
Published: April 22, 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.<p>[scribble data-src=“/event/1464487”]</p>
Published: April 23, 2016
The crowds flocked to Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Resort last weekend for closing weekend (sort of) festivities. At Copper, Far East Movement played Saturday, with Brothers Keeper and the Eenie Weenie Bikini Contest finishing out its spring festival Sunsation on Sunday. In Breckenridge, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real drew the crowd on Saturday, while Trombone Shorty
Published: April 23, 2016
Food always tastes better outdoors. You want to make the best-tasting sandwich you’ve ever had? Just put some ham and cheese between two slices of bread and drag it to the top of a mountain. When you bite into that puppy at 14,000 feet, you’ll be amazed at how good it tastes. Your camping meals can be a little more
Published: April 23, 2016
Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In — Austin, Texas’ boutique drive-in theater experience with a satellite location in Miami — will pop up this summer in Minturn, Colorado. The drive-in will be located at Little Beach Park and will provide enough space to accommodate 40 cars who can tune into the film on FM radios, as well as a sitting area for
Published: April 22, 2016
Residents braved the off-and-on rain Sunday afternoon for a groundbreaking celebration for the new Performing Arts Center in Silverthorne. Local performers Angie Janzen, Mike Huberman, the Folklorico Dancers, Kelly Renoux, Nina Waters and Len Rhodes provided entertainment throughout the event. As rain clouds loomed overhead, Lake Dillon Theatre Company (LDTC) Youth performer Mikaela Clark sang the lyrics, “The sun’ll come
Published: April 23, 2016
Legislation recently introduced in Congress may pave the way for the cash-strapped White River National Forest to retain some of the funds that ski resort operators pay to use public lands. The Recreation Not Red-Tape Act introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both Democrats from Oregon, takes a broad look at expanding outdoor recreation use of
Published: April 24, 2016

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