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6 scenic southwest Colorado hot springs to warm up and wind down

October 5, 2017 — Steam with a slight sulfur smell mixes with the cold, fresh smell of mountain rain. Soaking muscles slowly relax and racing minds calm down. Ahhh, hot springs. No wonder they're often called healing wonders. Colorado is lucky to have so many of these geological marvels

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Style: Braised Red Cabbage and Pork Chops in a Mustard Sauce

October 4, 2017 — "Why don't we celebrate Oktoberfest in October?" I asked Pat as we drove home from our weekly knitting group. "Because it's too cold for the band to play outdoors. Verne's trombone slide won't slide when it gets too cold. So, the band has to play

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Two chances to catch Clipman and Littlebird’s joint concert

September 28, 2017 — Mud season is when the true locals come out of the woodwork. Meet fellow locals at the following events happening in Summit County this weekend. Clipman and Littlebird Leon Joseph Littlebird is a native Colorado singer-songwriter, composer, Native American flute player and acclaimed recording artist.

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Breckenridge Ski Resort ranks in top 15 of SKI Magazine’s annual resort rankings

September 27, 2017 — SKI Magazine's 2018 annual reader rankings of the top ski resorts in the United States are out, and this year Breckenridge Ski Resort landed in the top 15 for Best in the West. Here's the top 15 from the magazine's 2018 Resort Guide: 1. Deer Valley,

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Summit County breweries aren’t just about pumpkin beers this fall

September 27, 2017 — At Summit County's local breweries, one can find more than pumpkin spice in the seasonal drink selection. Summit Daily touched base with five local breweries, including Pug Ryan's, Dillon Dam, Outer Range, Broken Compass and Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, to see what new beers can

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3 ways to extend the outdoor living season with a chill in the air

September 27, 2017 — The big chill these last few days reminds us much cooler days — and more of them — are ahead. Still, there will be many great days to enjoy outdoor living even when there’s a chill in the air. The key to extending outdoor enjoyment

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Summit Music and Arts announces 2017-18 lineup

September 26, 2017 — Summit Music and Arts' artistic director is struggling to single out any one of the upcoming seven concerts in the nonprofit's 2017-18 lineup because, he said, they're all going to be so good. The new season begins Sunday with four musicians from the Front Range

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Why do leaves change color? The science behind fall foliage and best places to view around Summit County

September 22, 2017 — As the days begin to shorten and crisp mornings bring the anticipation of winter, Summit County takes one last breath of brilliance before succumbing to the snow. The explosion of reds, yellows and oranges from the fall foliage along the trails and across the peaks

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37th Breck Film Fest continues to inspire, educate and entertain

September 21, 2017 — The 37th annual Breckenridge Film Festival is returning this weekend to the arts district campus and showcasing more than 70 films. The lineup, stretching over four days from Sept. 21-24, features 34 Colorado premieres, 11 international premieres and 12 U.S. premieres. But, the event isn't

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Endurance champion talks ‘Blood Road’ before Breck Film Fest

September 21, 2017 — Endurance champion Rebecca Rusch pedaled 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail to reach the final resting place of her father, Stephen A. Rusch, an Air Force pilot shot down over Laos 40 years earlier. Rusch's grueling journey is detailed in the documentary

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Plan your Summit County weekend: 1Run, Trivia, Strings, Ciders and Sours

September 21, 2017 — Rocky Mountain Events is calling all cider and wild ale lovers to this Saturday's Strings, Ciders and Sours Festival in Breckenridge. Nestled in Main Street Station below Peak 9, there will be hand-crafted ciders, a sours garden and two bluegrass bands performing. Meadow Mountain Bluegrass,

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Top 6 drives to see fall foliage near Breckenridge, Colorado (video)

September 20, 2017 — The month of September is one of the best times of the year to visit the High Country when it comes to breathtaking views. An explosion of reds, oranges and yellows from the fall foliage transforms the landscape into an artist's palette. As locals know,

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A&E Briefs: Breck Film Fest announces lineup, and more

September 14, 2017 — Breckenridge Film Festival announces full program lineup Filmmakers and film enthusiasts return to the High Country to the 37th consecutive year for the Breck Film Fest. The lineup includes 70 films represented by over 60 filmmakers including BFF alumni and student artists. From Thursday, Sept.

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Wine, dine and play at the Breckenridge Wine Classic

September 14, 2017 — Wine, dine and play Team Player Productions, the producer of the second annual Breckenridge Wine Classic, stresses that the event is not just about sipping wine. The event combines the active lifestyle that Colorado is known for with fine wines, craft beer, spirits and food

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Fly-fishing guide: River report for Sept. 16 weekend

September 14, 2017 — Get ready for the fall spawn! Late September means beautiful colors both on and off the water. Look for males to darken in color and develop a hooked lower jaw called a kype. As spawning approaches start gearing up for your game plan. Think eggs!

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With challenges of mountain gardening, ‘Locavore’ movement makes gains in Summit County

September 10, 2017 — Chris Brower has driven about 180 miles each direction several times a week for more than a dozen summers, all for the sake of Summit County's stomachs. The Wildernest resident and his wife Suzanne own and operate farm stand locations in Frisco and Silverthorne named

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Alex Honnold shows grace under pressure as a free-solo climber

September 8, 2017 — At just 32 (his birthday was last month), Alex Honnold has established himself as the Mozart of free solo climbing. For the uninitiated, that means Honnold works his way up intimidating cliff faces with nothing more than sticky rubber shoes and a chalk bag. He

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Fall is in the air

September 7, 2017 — Embrace the changing of the seasons this weekend at Copper's newest festival, Witchcraft. This first annual fall festival will feature a haunted house, hay rides, craft brews, stein hoisting, live music and more. Starting at noon both Saturday and Sunday, Witchcraft provides participants the opportunity

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Silverthorne Bike Guide: Blue River Trail (video)

September 6, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Few rides in Silverthorne are more relaxing than the Blue River Trail. The fully paved recpath winds along the banks of the Blue River, the county's premier Gold Medal waterway, as it flows through neighborhoods and past prime fishing holes. It's a

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Meet Your Mountains: Hiking guide to Bald Mountain (a.k.a. Baldy) near Breckenridge

September 2, 2017 — Welcome to Meet Your Mountains, a hiking guide series covering four iconic peaks found just outside your back door in Summit County. Read on for locals route guides to: Peak One in Frisco, Buffalo Mountain near Silverthorne, and Bald Mountain (aka Mount Baldy) and mysterious

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