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District Attorney Bruce Brown wins re-election

November 9, 2016 — UPDATE: With all four counties reporting complete unofficial election results, District Attorney Bruce Brown has won re-election by just short of 1,000 votes. Brown, the Democratic incumbent, won the most votes in Summit, Clear Creek and Lake counties, while Republican Bruce Carey won his home […]

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Summit County voters award governments $8M in annual housing dollars

November 8, 2016 — Approval of a countywide tax increase by voters on Tuesday night means Summit County and each of its incorporated towns now have the financial resources needed to build housing for the local workforce over the next decade. Citizens backed ballot question 5A by better than […]

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Summit County re-elects Commissioner Thomas Davidson to District 2 seat

November 8, 2016 — In a move that hardens a mandate for the direction of county government, voters on Tuesday re-elected Democratic incumbent Thomas Davidson to his third and final term as District 2 county commissioner. Davidson defeated two Independent challengers in current Treasurer & Public Trustee Bill Wallace […]

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Summit School District receives voter approval on mill levy, bond measure

November 8, 2016 — Summit County voters resoundingly approved two school ballot measures Tuesday that will provide the local district more than $70 million in taxpayer funding beginning early next year. With more than 15,400 votes counted on each question, voters pass 3A by 58 percent and 3B by […]

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Representative Millie Hamner takes State House District 61

November 8, 2016 — Rep. Hamner takes State House District 61 Democratic incumbent Millie Hamner took State House District 61. In Summit County, Hamner received 9,542 votes to Republican Bob Schutt’s 5,585. The House Majority Project said that Hamner lead with 56 percent of the vote in the district. […]

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Baumgardner re-elected to Senate District 8

November 8, 2016 — Republican incumbent Randy Baumgarder was re-elected to State Senate District 8, with more than 54 percent of the vote. Democratic candidate trailed behind with just over 45 pecent. This is the second faceoff between Tracy and Baumgardner, who previously ran against each other in the […]

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Breckenridge passes broadband ballot measure in landslide vote

November 8, 2016 — Breck passes broadband ballot measure in landslide vote Breckenridge pushed for broadband freedom by passing ballot measure 2A. The measure passed in a landslide with 89 percent of votes. The measure makes the town exempt from Senate Bill 152, which passed in 2005. The bill […]

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Summit County re-elects Karn Stiegelmeier to District 3 commissioner seat

November 8, 2016 — Summit County voters chose to re-elect Democratic incumbent County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier to her third and final term in the District 3 office on Tuesday night. With more than 14,000 ballots counted, Stiegelmeier easily defeated Independent challenger Garry “GW” Horine, 62 to 38 percent. She […]

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FitzSimons narrowly edged out Woodman in Summit County Sheriff race

November 8, 2016 — The race for Summit County Sheriff came down to the wire last night, but Democrat Jaime FitzSimons managed to pull out a win against Republican candidate Derek Woodman, with the count at 7,867 to 7,254 and fewer than 900 ballots left to count at 9:30 […]

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DA Candidate Bruce Brown asked to leave Silverthorne polling place

November 8, 2016 — District Attorney Bruce Brown, who is currently running for re-election, was present at a polling place at the Silverthorne Pavilion this morning. According to election officials, this was in violation of a rule barring any electioneering activity within 100 feet of a polling place. An […]

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Electronic voting system in Colorado temporarily shut down

November 8, 2016 — Just before 3 p.m. the voter registration system in Colorado went down, leaving locations in Summit County and around the state unable to process ballots. But Kathleen Neel, the County Clerk & Recorder, said they had prepared for such an event. “We sent a lot […]

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Summit County opens its doors to in-person voters on Election Day

November 8, 2016 — Hundreds of voters went old school this morning and cast their ballots in-person at Summit County polling places. The Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge, Silverthorne Pavilion and Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco all opened their doors at 7 a.m. to receive voters. […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Emily Tracy will serve Summit County interests well

November 5, 2016 — District 8 State Senate incumbent Randy Baumgardner appears to be a genuine and decent man, but he has done a poor job representing the interests of Summit County in his four years in office. We should vote him out. His wrong-headed opposition to a no-brainer […]

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Donald Trump elected President of the United States of America

October 28, 2016 — The Summit Daily is your one-stop shop for all Colorado election results today. Polls close at 7 p.m. Results will be updating live on this page throughout the decision night. Follow us live at @SummitDailyNews and the Summit Daily News on Facebook. Also, we will […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Jaime FitzSimons for sheriff

October 27, 2016 — The Summit County sheriff’s race between Democrat Jaime FitzSimons and Republican Derek Woodman is tight as a hairpin turn at 60 mph. Both candidates have experience to spare. Both have deep ties in the community. Both appear to be fine, community-minded men. However, we believe […]

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Summit Daily editorial: No clear choice in district attorney race

October 27, 2016 — Of all the local races this election season, the 5th Judicial District Attorney contest has piled up the most mud. Unfortunately, this dynamic has shifted the focus away from qualifications and onto the candidates’ past indiscretions. Each candidate had their own brush with the law: […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Re-elect Davidson and Stiegelmeier as county commissioners

October 26, 2016 — The knock against the current board of Summit County Commissioners is that they think alike and act alike, that anything but a Kumbaya 3–0 vote is a rarity — that they’re the government equivalent of the Super Friends. In theory, having a more adversarial, Batman […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Workforce housing tax 5A deserves your support

October 25, 2016 — Every Thursday for the past five weeks, we’ve launched a new installment of our Housing Divided series, a multi-faceted exploration of the housing crisis in Summit County. Each week, we’ve been amazed at the complexity that continues to unfold on the topic everyone seems to […]

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Summit Daily editorial: ‘Raise the Bar’ goes too far in effort to fix unwieldy amendment process

October 24, 2016 — Summit County’s own Dan Gibbs, a county commissioner and a tireless advocate for mountain resort communities, makes a persuasive case for Amendment 71 — the so-called Raise the Bar amendment — mostly memorable when he holds up the Colorado constitution alongside the slender, pamphlet-like US […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Strengthen our schools — vote yes on 3A and 3B

October 23, 2016 — Despite all the challenges Summit County faces as a community — a housing crisis, a mental illness epidemic and rising health costs — we can rest assured that our public schools are a bright spot of success. In state testing this year, Summit students scored […]

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