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THREE RACES, ONE WEEKEND — FEB. 6-7Youth ski racers from across the state competed in three major races this weekend, including the SYNC Cup slalom and giant slalom at Copper Mountain, an age class slalom at Eldora and Youth Ski League races in Vail. Loveland Ski Club had finishes in U-10, U-12 and U-14 divisions at each of the pre-championship
Published: February 11, 2016
The fourth-largest U.S. sporting goods chain is headed for bankruptcy, a reversal of fortune analysts blame on Sports Authority’s staggering debt and the retailer’s failure to adapt to changing consumer tastes.The Englewood-based retailer is nearing the end of a 30-day grace period on a $21 million interest payment it skipped in January. Failure to pay by Valentine’s Day would trigger
Published: February 11, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: ZGriff takes us to Carter Park and in the woods for the first session of Bull in the Woods. This is something special — the first touch of board to build to see if the creation works. Watch as the builders run
Published: February 8, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff gives an insider's look at the construction, testing and riding of one nasty Bull of the Woods feature: a butter pad to down log. Everything was filmed in Carter Park before and after last week's contest. Enjoy. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/154683487?autoplay=1" width="640"
Published: February 9, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: In this special mid-week edition of On The Hill, correspondent Z Griff gives a video recap of Zone 2 at the Bull of the Woods log contest in Breckenridge on Feb. 5. Look for back lipslides on C rainbows, switch 50-50 to
Published: February 10, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff takes advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures for a few laps through the Breckenridge park and pipe. He meets up with Breck pros Brett Esser and Benji Farrow as they train for the upcoming U.S. Burton Open, held in Vail from
Published: February 11, 2016
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Charges against a New Jersey woman who nursed two abandoned baby squirrels back to health have been dropped on a technicality. Maria Vaccarella, of Howell, had faced up to $500 in fines after she took in a pair of baby squirrels abandoned by their mother. Vaccarella used social media to document the rehab, which caught the
Published: February 11, 2016
As parents of children moving through Summit School District, it is always hard watching individuals who have made positive, life-lasting impacts in our schools leave their positions. With a mix of heartfelt thanks and well wishes, we say goodbye to Joel Hauswirth, director of food services. The Silverthorne Elementary Wellness Team was formed to help expose children to healthy eating
Published: February 11, 2016
Were the Founding Fathers to be witnessing our current day electoral process, they’d be spinning in their graves. Determined not to allow the country they were birthing to be subject to religious rule and persecution, they nonetheless created barriers and balances that would reflect ethical, biblically-grounded governance — for, they were aware of the laws against graft, bribery and corruption
Published: February 11, 2016
There is something about chocolate that most of us cannot resist. Derived from the cocoa tree theobroma cacao, chocolate has been enjoyed by humans since 1600 BC. In fact, the name itself theobroma means “food of the gods” (in Greek theo = god, broma = food). The part we eat comes from the beans found inside the fruit of the
Published: February 11, 2016
Hundreds of people gathered in Breckenridge for the annual Fat Tuesday parade. After the bead throwing and the floats ended, the crowds headed to Main Street Station for free live music, gumbo and dancing.
Published: February 11, 2016
It’s a mantra as old as the Boy Scouts: Be prepared. It’s also one of the most important mantras any powder hound should follow before heading into the great, white backcountry.“Sometimes, bad things happen to people who are prepared, but, often times, people are woefully unprepared,” said Brian Taylor, an associate professor of outdoor studies at Colorado Mountain College in
Published: February 9, 2016
Gotcha!If the word “sex” is in a headline, readers are 62.5 percent more likely to read the story. I just made that up. In fact, I’ll bet the number is actually much higher. But as you have read this far, you are a part of that sizable majority of people who fall prey to that cheap ploy. Ah, but good
Published: February 11, 2016
There’s a world of difference between four-season gear and the rest.For starters, just labeling something “four-season” implies it can go anywhere and do anything under just about any conditions. It might not handle a drop from 300 feet up or survive several hours underwater, but snow? Yep. Wind? Yep. Extreme cold? Yep. All three of those elements combined? Yep, yep
Published: February 11, 2016
CanvasBreckenridge, Feb. 117 p.m., Ready Paint Fire, 323 N. Main St. Join local artist Lori Weissman for a social evening and a painting to be proud of. Learn the basics of acrylic painting. Follow along ‘step-by-step’ to make your very own ‘Valentines Bouquet’. Everything provided, no experience necessary. Reservations required. (970) 453-5765. Andy Babb & The Big Beautiful BandDillon, Feb.
Published: February 11, 2016
Seeking a solution to peak-season gridlock and parking shortages, Breckenridge voters passed an initiative in November to provide long-term funding for parking and transit solutions. Now, citizens will be asked to participate in the process, by reviewing available long-term solutions in a series of meetings over the next few months. “Once the measure passed, what we heard from the community
Published: February 10, 2016
Back in January, Jennifer Kermode had a question for five of the top decision makers in Summit County’s ski industry.Taking the mic at an open forum in Breckenridge, the executive director of the Summit Combined Housing Authority (SCHA) wanted to know what the top execs from Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland intended to do about employee housing
Published: February 10, 2016
I walked into the gym with all the confidence that half a semester of boxing could provide. Which is, really, not that much.I had never tried Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before and, up till last week, had no idea what it was. With a new gym in Frisco, I figured it was the perfect time to give it a shot. Owner
Published: February 10, 2016
FRISCOBubble Gum series gives racers something to chew onThe ski and ride hill at the Frisco Adventure Park will be hosting the 3rd Annual Bubble Gum Race Series on six Mondays in February and March: Feb. 15, Feb. 29, March 7, March 14, March 21 and March 28. From the “never ever” to seasoned racer, all levels are encouraged to
Published: February 10, 2016
Triathlons come in many shapes and sizes, but some things never change. In general, all triathlons consist of a swim, bike and a run, all combined into one race. The distances vary from race to race and can range from 13 miles to more than 140 miles — in a single day. Most triathlons are split into four distances: sprint,
Published: February 10, 2016
Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry.But meat-free Lent is much more than a symbol of religious devotion to Christ. It helps reduce the risk of chronic disease, environmental degradation and animal abuse. Dozens
Published: February 10, 2016
Applause! presents High Tea and Fashion Show, Summit StyleApplause!, the fundraising arm of the Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF), will host the High Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 13. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the Tea and Fashion Show will begin at 1:30 p.m. There will be beautiful table settings, mimosas, exotic teas, and sweets and savories. Come
Published: February 10, 2016
For Valentine’s Day 2016, PBS chef and author Christy Rost has a flavorful approach with her recipe for sweet braided Valentine bread. Drizzled with icing and garnished with a beautiful bow, Sweet Braided Valentine Bread is easy to prepare and provides a fun family kitchen activity.“A gift of homemade bread is always a welcome treat, whether for family or friends,”
Published: February 10, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.The Miami-based chain says it plans to put hot dogs on its menu nationally for the first time starting Feb. 23. It may seem like a jarring addition for those who know the chain for its Whoppers. But Burger King says its ability to flame-grill meat
Published: February 10, 2016
Gunnar Sorensen knows his way around speed.At the start of his career, the former Staemboat Springs Winter Sports Club slalom racer took a job with the U.S. Ski Team as a ski technician. He spent a season traveling with the World Cup women’s team, tuning skis for Olympians like Paula Moltzan, Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of the technical athletes
Published: February 9, 2016
A member of the performance faculty of Colorado College, violinist Jeri Jorgensen will perform in Summit County this weekend. “Love is ... a Work of Art” Valentine’s Day Concert is presented by Summit Music and Arts and will bring her as well as pianist Cullan Bryant to Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. The program includes Sonata No.6 in A, Op.
Published: February 9, 2016
The State Highway 9 Iron Springs project covering a four-mile stretch between Breckenridge and Frisco is nearly off the ground and running.Summit County officials met with a packed room in the county courthouse in Breckenridge yesterday morning, Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss progress on the re-alignment plan, which has a pricetag of about $22.6 million, as part of a quarterly
Published: February 9, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 10, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Iron Springs road realignment project moves toward spring groundbreakingGolf in the winter at The Clubhouse in FriscoTake 5: Gunnar Sorensen, Loveland Ski Club Academy coach
Published: February 10, 2016
4A WESTERN SLOPE CHAMPIONSHIPS — SUMMIT HS SWIM AND DIVE TEAMThe league championships for Lady Tigers swimming and diving, hosted at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The meet was attended by 12 total teams from across the region, including Grand Junction-area schools like Fruita Monument and Palisade. Summit senior captain Maddy O’Malley next heads to the 4A state championships
Published: February 9, 2016
The annual Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute’s upcoming benefit dinner features a four-course meal prepared by the program’s students, paired with beverages from Breckenridge Distillery and Broken Compass Brewing. “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine,” on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Keystone Ranch, will support scholarships for the culinary program’s student apprentices.Debra Crawford, public information officer for Colorado Mountain College, said
Published: February 9, 2016
Two Summit County women will be recognized for their impact on the community through their businesses. Dr. Christine Ebert-Santos and Candy Elkind were selected for the 2015 Mountain Town Business Women’s Awards.The award’s inaugural year brought in several applicants from across western Colorado, five of who will receive awards this spring.Lindsay Stapay, director of the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development
Published: February 9, 2016
DILLONGroup taps Summit County residents to help shape state’s futureThe Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCOGG) will update its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy this year to create a locally-based and regionally-driven economic planning process. The U.S. Economic Development Administration requires economic development districts to update their strategies every five years.The planning process will involve holding county-level meetings with a variety
Published: February 9, 2016
When Jeff Davis moved to Summit County full time two and a half years ago with his wife Kari, the one thing the couple missed about Denver was having an upscale date night spot they enjoyed going to. Davis also had two of his good friends — one in San Diego and one in Oklahoma City — push him into
Published: February 9, 2016
Alone and having completed several laps on the slopes already, I looked forward to some company. I pulled a quick hockey stop, unclicked and leaned my skis against the rack. “Tea time” I thought, meandering inside the Vista Haus. Lifting off my helmet, a chill spread across my shoulders, triggered from sweat. My thighs, pinched from deep snow, made sitting
Published: February 9, 2016
Sharpen your #2 pencils. Stop. Never mind. Fill in the bubbles correctly. Stop. Never mind. Write your essay clearly. Stop. Never mind. Take the test via the computer. Stop. Never mind. The testing procedure has changed. Again. ‘Tis the season for standardized testing, although it’s easy to lose track of which one is being administered. CSAP? TCAP? CMAS? PARCC? NWEA?
Published: February 9, 2016
Editor’s note: This is first in a multi-part series on common ailments. See Eric Dube’s column in March for a look at arthritis. There is no exception when it comes to inflammation. Everybody will experience some degree of an “itis” at some point in his or her active (or even sedentary) life.Whether it’s tendonitis, arthritis, fasciitis or one of the
Published: February 8, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 9, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Summit County study would explore high altitude’s health effectsSurviving Summit: Know the ins and outs of tendonitisHeard around the West: ‘Feral cats learn to avoid traps and guns’ (column)
Published: February 9, 2016
Tourists know the symptoms well — headaches, shortness of breath, the occassional bloody nose. Visiting the Colorado Rockies can be taxing on lowlanders, but they can rest assured that their altitude sickness will disappear when they return to sea level.What happens to those who live full time at elevation? Surprisingly, much remains unsettled and unknown as to its long-term effects
Published: February 8, 2016
THE WESTBall caps off to the feisty writer Ted Williams, called a “national treasure” and “Rachel Carson for sportsmen” by Forbes magazine for his decades of environmental and outdoor writing. He didn’t pull his punches in a December interview with contributing editor Monte Burke. He called most sportsmen “easily manipulated by their worst enemies” and blasted the National Rifle Association,
Published: February 8, 2016
There have been a spate of reports recently that black and white Americans generally have come to agree that the former has gotten a raw deal. To quote a headline from the Associated Press: “Racism a national problem.” The subhead reads “Group seeks solutions for ending racial inequality.” The “group” in question is the W. K. Kellogg foundation, the nation’s
Published: February 8, 2016
Summit countyCounty commissioners announce re-election bidsTwo of Summit County’s three commissioners, Karn Stiegelmeier and Thomas Davidson, announced their re-election bids on the steps of the County Courthouse yesterday afternoon, Monday, Feb. 8.Stiegelmeier and Davidson — both Democrats approaching the close of their respective second terms and eight years in the elected position — co-announced their intentions to run for a
Published: February 8, 2016
DENVER — By 2030, Colorado’s population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state’s famed Rocky Mountain quality of life and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. The contradiction is most evident
Published: February 8, 2016
On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Z Griff takes a break after the craziness that was Bull of the Woods to recap the on-snow SIA demo day at Copper Mountain early last week. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/154427534?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Breckenridge official report: 0", 0", 1" Summit Daily field
Published: February 6, 2016
“This,” Jim Bowden says, “Is the most beautiful pair.”With an eager grin, Bowden shuffles through a stack of skis and removes a pair of long, thin, ebony black skis: Toutes Neiges (all snow), the French version of a Porsche, if Porsche made skis. Attached to the sleek and sexy topsheet is a pair of long-gone Kandahar cable-release bindings — the
Published: January 30, 2016
Tuesday’s Breckenridge Town Council meeting starts on Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in the council chambers at Breckenridge Town Hall.SECOND READING: AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING OLD ENYEART PLACE AS A LANDMARKBreckenridge Town Council will vote on Tuesday whether to designate Lot 7, Block 7, Yingling and Mickles (know as 112 South Harris Street) as a landmark. On
Published: February 7, 2016
Photo essay of the past weekend’s contest
Published: February 7, 2016
New technologies and devices only continue to permeate school walls that not all that long ago featured chalkboards, overhead projectors and filmstrip lessons as the latest and greatest in teaching tools.As the learning environment evolves further and further, the Summit School District has tried to stay ahead of the curve in delivering classrooms and spheres that provide cutting-edge academic experiences.
Published: February 7, 2016
The Summit Foundation, in partnership with the Summit School District, made the investment to donate a free online scholarship application for local high school seniors in early December and received more than 1,600 applications by the Jan. 24 deadline.The custom online application is used by more than 70 other local scholarship providers and was made possible through a partnership with
Published: February 7, 2016
Start. Stop. Begin again, lurching for that one perfect thought before it dissipates. So goes the creative process. The old writing muscles have atrophied of late — sentences that used to fly into the keyboard now take a slow train to Slovakia or some other unknown destination. Time off surely should be invigorating, but theory and practice sometimes are misaligned.
Published: February 7, 2016
DENVER — A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the
Published: February 7, 2016
DENVER — Traces of widely-used and potentially-harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source. Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated
Published: February 7, 2016
Judge Paul Dunkelman found that probable cause exists to support 17 of the 18 theft and fraud charges filed against Cynthia Johnson during a preliminary hearing Friday in Eagle County District Court.The charges, including one under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, are in connection with a coordinated bank scam in western Colorado in 2015, District Attorney Bruce Brown announced
Published: February 7, 2016
The top stories of the day from the Feb. 7, 2016 edition of the Summit Daily News:Summit’s super fans prepare for Broncos gameYoungsters become champions at Chalk MountainSummit basketball teams finish out the regular season
Published: February 7, 2016
Pop into Art! with Karen Fischer Breckenridge, Feb. 7 10 a.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E Washington Ave. Discover the dot paintings of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhols Campbell Soup Cans, and Jim Dines hearts. Students will draw and create their own Pop Art paintings in acrylic on canvas. (970) 453-3364. United in Orange Breckenridge 310 Wellington Rd. The Father Dyer
Published: February 7, 2016
Three years removed from the team’s last appearance, diehard Broncos fans in Summit are preparing for Sunday’s game. From boasting Broncos colors on the slopes, to bringing it in the bars, several longtime locals and newcomers shared their favorite team memories.Whether cheering on the Broncos is a family tradition, or a newfound passion, each one — from parents to bartenders
Published: February 6, 2016
Question No. 1Where is Tom’s Baby now?For those of you non-locals, don’t worry, Tom’s Baby isn’t some misplaced toddler we all shuffle around. It is actually a gold nugget discovered from the Farncomb Hill area just outside of present-day Breckenridge.The nugget was discovered on July 23, 1887 by Tom Groves and Harry Lytton. Weighing in at over 13 pounds, the
Published: February 6, 2016
Editor’s note: This week’s ski history comes from ““SUMMIT, A Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado.”Ski enthusiasts commuting to Climax — such as the Dercums from Montezuma, skiers from the U.S. Army’s Camp Hale, and area town residents — all turned out in numbers sufficient to start a ski school at Chalk Mountain. Bert Snyder became the mountain’s ski
Published: February 6, 2016
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Feb. 8-12, 1915.MONDAYA snowslide between Leadville and Birdseye struck Colorado and Southern passenger No. 70 Tuesday night and crashed into the two rear cars, turning over the passenger coach and derailing the baggage car.O.A. King, manager of the Pingrey Mines and Reduction company,
Published: February 6, 2016
This season has been a roller coaster for Summit basketball. After one loss each against Palisade on Saturday — the final home games of the season — the boy’s and girl’s teams are in two wildly different positions. First, the girls (8-10 overall, 4-8 league). The Tigers stayed close with the undefeated Bulldogs through most of the first half, heading
Published: February 6, 2016
A committee working to develop a memorial park following July’s Flight For Life crash will present initial designs to the public next week. With a local branch of Norris Design drafting up landscape architecture drawings, the “pocket park” will be located just off the bike path near St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center, the site of the crash.“We’re really at a
Published: February 6, 2016
On Jan. 25, the owner of a Breckenridge sports bar contacted Breckenridge police to report a threat against him. He said that a few days before two women had come into the bar and began causing trouble. They drank two shots, but refused to pay for them. They also became verbally abusive to the bartender and threw wadded up paper
Published: February 6, 2016
TELLURIDE, Colo. – Shouldn’t ski town residents get discounts for being locals? Wages tend to be low, rent high, and, come March, tempers short. Many businesses do give out discounts for local residents. But merchants, restaurateurs, and other businesses in Telluride have so far resisted the idea of creating a “Local’s Card.”The Telluride Daily Planet finds the idea still lacks
Published: February 6, 2016
Bill’s Ranch is one of those neighborhoods in Summit County enveloped in a rich history. Structures built in the 1930s still stand, and descendants of original residents continue to be involved in the community. The story behind how the neighborhood came to be under Bill Thomas is undeniably unique — a farmer offering free plots of land on his 147-acre
Published: February 6, 2016
The beauty of being dead is that it puts life in perspective. To be clear, I have no firsthand experience in the matter. But I do hope that after that last heart beat you retain a sense of humor; if so, Jimmy Glick was chuckling as he looked down on his memorial. It was a Battle Royal of faiths. In
Published: February 6, 2016
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant. Experts at SeaWorld were called Thursday morning to The Marine Room, an oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla. Rescuers found an 8-month-old female pup asleep in a dining booth. The pup was severely underweight and dehydrated. The
Published: February 6, 2016
When the Summit County 50+ Winter Games started 36 years ago some of today’s volunteers were just babes in the — cold — woods.Today, take these examples:Bryan Hartwig is 73. Becky Hopkins is 72.Erik Vermulen is 71.Bryan, Becky and Erik are right now preparing to spring into their volunteer mode at the 36th annual Summit County 50+ Winter Games slated
Published: February 6, 2016
Deride the massive, awkwardly proportioned and tremendously unconventional BMW X6M super-SUV all you want, with its Frankenstein-inspired squareness and imposing stature. But tell me you do not feel the earth move when the 567-horsepower twin-turbo V8 kicks in, the eight-speed automatic clicks like tap shoes, and you pass seven vehicles in a half-block-long passing zone, uphill, at what might have
Published: February 6, 2016
Valentine Boxes with Judy Day Breckenridge, Feb. 6 1 p.m., Fuqua Livery Stable, 110 E. Washington Ave. Participants will learn to fold cardstock to make a gift box. (970) 453-3364. Honey Puddle Dillon, Feb. 6 9:30 p.m., Snake River Saloon, 23074 Highway 6. Honey Puddle is a funk/rock dance band featuring song stylist and local favorite Jessica Jones on lead
Published: February 6, 2016
Summit County is known for its traditions that gather people together for a day of celebration. One tradition that keeps people laughing, their bellies full and the competition high is the Mardi Gras celebration. Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday and refers to carnival events and celebrating by eating richer, fatty foods before practicing the fasting ritual of Lenten. To
Published: February 5, 2016
Dillon approved a planned unit development that has been in the works for years during a Tuesday vote. The Dillon Gateway project, a combination of condos, workforce housing and commercial space, is planned to go up at the town’s entrance near Buffalo Street and Lake Dillon Drive.Ivan Ottoborgo, owner of Adriano’s Bistro, and Lake Dillon Conoco owner Daniel Eilts, paid
Published: February 5, 2016
There’s a difference between snowboard competitions and contests.On Friday, more than 75 filmers, photographers and spectators trekked through powdery snow to the Barney Flow trail above Carter Park in Breckenridge. There, they set up camp for a few hours to watch about 30 local and visiting snowboarders duke it out at Bull of the Woods, a rider-built contest held on
Published: February 5, 2016
It was about 1 p.m. when the bombs went off.On a crisp February day at Arapahoe Basin, I was standing a few hundred yards above the lower terminal to Lenawee Mountain lift with ski patroller Louis Skowyra. He’s busy scanning the ridgeline on the far north end of the East Wall, a section of steep, gladed chutes known (fittingly enough)
Published: February 5, 2016
The blotter is compiled using police reports.In January, a Greeley man decided to buy his wife a Breckenridge ski trip for her upcoming birthday. He went on to Craigslist and found a great deal on a condo rental for $1,045 for the Feb. 12-15 weekend. After wiring the money to a Wells Fargo account and completing a contract, the man
Published: February 5, 2016
SUMMIT COUNTY — The White River National Forest has released a preliminary environmental report on the proposed terrain expansion at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.The document describes the proposed activities in detail and analyzes the potential environmental effects of implementing various projects. A-Basin’s plan calls for the addition of approximately 338 acres of skiing terrain in the Beavers, construction of a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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