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Summit live music calendar

March 17, 2017 — Friday, March 17 Dru Griffin and High Country 9 a.m., Inxpot, 195 River Run Road, Keystone. Enjoy some bluegrass for breakfast on St. Patrick's Day. 970-262-3707. Shaky Hand String Band 6 p.m., Prosit, 313 Main St., Frisco. Acoustic and Americana music by some of Summit […]

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St. Patrick’s Day parties abound

March 15, 2017 — There are so many options for this St. Patrick's Day weekend some might even call it lucky. From whiskey tasting to the ever-popular green beer, the theaters to the slopes, the fun happenings will be flowing like libations. Here are just a handful of some […]

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‘Orangutans of Borneo’ coming to Summit County library Friday

March 15, 2017 — Friends of the Library goes to "The Orangutans of Borneo" on Friday for the final installment of the group's Travel Slide Show Series. The journey into a remote Indonesian province comes from the travels of Chris and Ricky Daly. The pair lived in Southeast Asia […]

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Saturday presents Opportunity in Breckenridge

March 14, 2017 — More than 13 years after landing on Mars, Opportunity is still knocking around the Red Planet, relaying images back to Earth that have captured imaginations worldwide. This Saturday at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, people will have the opportunity to meet one of the NASA […]

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Winter Hiking Guide: Tenderfoot Trail offers unbeatable views of Tenmile Range

March 11, 2017 — Editor's note: This is a bi-monthly winter hiking guide. Until the trails thaw, stay tuned for more winter hiking reports from now until April. The view atop Tenderfoot Mountain is so expansive it can barely be captured in a camera lens. On the far left […]

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This week in history: Couple fined $10 for assault

March 11, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 13 through March 20. Mr. and Mrs. George Quessey were defendants in an assault case heard before Justice Blair Friday evening. M. V. Mitchell charged that he […]

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Quandary: Summit’s best sledding hills

March 11, 2017 — Dear Quandary, I'm not much of a skier, are there any good places to go sledding instead? Skiing isn't for everyone, but don't worry, that doesn't mean you are doomed to a life of watching daytime television while everyone else enjoys the powder. No, luckily […]

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Outer Range in Frisco the latest craft brewery to open in Summit County

March 10, 2017 — Lee Cleghorn was trying to build a tech company when he had a fateful conversation with an advisor at Columbia University's Business School. "What does your wife think you should do?" Lee remembers the advisor asking him. The answer was simple. Lee's wife, Emily Cleghorn, […]

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Sip a craft beer, go Nordic skiing at Frisco Brewski fundraiser

March 9, 2017 — As if you and your friends needed a reason to dress up and go skiing. This Saturday, the town of Frisco presents the 2017 Frisco Brewski, a happy-hour ski tour at the Frisco Adventure Park and Frisco Nordic Center. The family-friendly event isn't an on-snow […]

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Roof collapse won’t stop 28th Tim McClure Benefit from being biggest yet

March 8, 2017 — When the Ten Mile Room's roof collapsed, where the High County Conversation Center had planned to have its biggest annual fundraiser yet, event organizer Jenny Hammock went into a panic. The structural failure at the Breckenridge Ski Resort community room certainly wasn't something the recycling […]

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Quandary: Dogs and altitude sickness

March 4, 2017 — Dear Quandary, Can dogs get altitude sickness? While Summit teeters on the edge of being a haven for pups, sadly this is the one downside: Dogs can get altitude sickness. Now, unless your 'Zuma dog has a weekend penthouse in Denver, locals need not worry […]

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This week in history: Snow slide kills Montezuma Miner

March 4, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of March 6 through March 12. August Ostburg, aged 45, died early Tuesday morning at the Snow Baskin mine, at the foot of Argentine pass, five miles above Montezuma, […]

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Splitboarding 101: An intro to gear, terrain and growth for Colorado splitboard riders

March 3, 2017 — Editor's note: This article is part of a weeklong series about alpine touring and splitboard travel in Colorado. For more, including gear reviews, route suggestions and backcountry videos, see the sports section at SummitDaily.com. In an average season, Alex Gelb gets about 85 days on […]

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Gypsy Vodka: A dream in a bottle

March 3, 2017 — A 24-year-old Michigander fresh out of college and looking for direction, Michael Kazanowski found it atop a Breckenridge ski lift. On the lift that day almost three years ago was Paul Dunning, a Colorado distiller who makes Snova Vodka and private label brands at his […]

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Summit County welcomes slew of skiing events in March, April

March 3, 2017 — With March and April traditionally being the snowiest months of the year, trade association Colorado Ski County USA's 22 member resorts are welcoming spring with a full calendar of promotions, deals and activities for the whole family. Locally, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Copper Mountain Resort […]

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Summit County’s live music calendar

March 3, 2017 — Friday, March 3 Jaden Carlson Band 9 p.m., The Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St., Frisco. Musical beauty mixed with rockin' funk and jazz jams, inspirational lyrics and a mastery of the guitar. No cover. Woodshed Red 9 p.m., The Snake River Saloon, 23074 US Highway […]

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From Kowboy to Voile, the splitboard world is still evolving

March 2, 2017 — Editor's note: This article is part of a weeklong series about alpine touring and splitboard travel in Colorado. For more, including gear reviews, route suggestions and backcountry videos, see the sports section at SummitDaily.com. There can be little debate among snowboarders that the ability to […]

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Leadville’s Ski Joring weekend adds film festival, live music to lineup

March 1, 2017 — The specialty shops, restaurants and museums along Leadville's main thoroughfare will see increased action this weekend as a film festival and three venues of live music join the lineup at the Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival. Not familiar with skijoring? It's where horse-and-rider teams […]

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Wondering and wandering through winter on the Wheeler-Gore Trail

February 25, 2017 — Editor's note: This is a bi-monthly winter hiking guide. Until the trails thaw, stay tuned for more winter hiking reports from now until April. The Wheeler Lakes Trail has a roadside trailhead in the most literal sense. Just paces from Interstate 70, Wheeler Lakes is […]

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This week in history: Summit County man hero in El Paso fire

February 25, 2017 — Sgt. James Logsdon, whose home is in Dillon and who is the son of Mrs. Geisel, postmaster at that place, last Monday distinguished himself when he rescued Audra Alden, an actress, from the Angelus Hotel at El Paso, Texas, as the structure was burning. Several […]

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