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Vail Resorts, Summit County strike deal on Keystone workforce housing

May 22, 2017 — After nearly a year of overtures and debate with Vail Resorts, Inc., Summit's Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a new workforce housing complex in Keystone Monday afternoon. Working with Vail and residential construction firm Gorman & Company, the county board finally settled on terms […]

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New Leadville hospital dealt major setback after feds withhold loan

May 22, 2017 — Lake County's only hospital, St. Vincent in Leadville, has put plans to build a new facility on hold after financial projections came up shorter than expected, indicating the small hospital has recovered from the financial brink but still needs to improve its balance sheet before […]

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Man found dead in Yampa River after search

May 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 22-year-old man who jumped into the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs overnight to evade police was found dead downriver Monday afternoon following an extensive search. Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen said a search team found the man's body submerged […]

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Frisco clean-up day rescheduled for June 4

May 22, 2017 — The Countywide Town Clean Up Day that was scheduled for Saturday, May 20, was cancelled due to heavy spring snow fall. Frisco Town Clean Up Day is rescheduled for Sunday, June 4. This is a chance for citizens to get together to clean up neighborhoods, […]

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Liddick: Conflicting views of the Founding Fathers (column)

May 22, 2017 — "Exhibit Challenges the Madison Myth" was the breathless headline. I'm jaded but I looked, titillated by the possibility of some long-undiscovered link between our fourth president and the New England Royalists of 1814. Or maybe conciliatory letters between Madison and the Dey of Algiers before […]

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Pet Scene: Adoptable animals for May 22

May 22, 2017 — Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at 970-668-3230. Cats YULE, 1 year 4 months, Domestic Shorthair, gray tab, neutered male SNOWFLAKE, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black, neutered male GRINGO, 2 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black, neutered male TULIP, 11 months, Domestic Shorthair, black and […]

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Big box gyms go high-end for hipster clientele

May 22, 2017 — FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — As upscale fitness boutiques are exploding in popularity, some of the nation's largest big box gyms are opening small studios with high-end amenities, "it" trainers and specialized workouts that consumers can pay for on a class-by-class basis. Big box gyms make […]

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Summit County Ark Sharks win R4 Nationals rafting comp, now headed to 2018 Worlds

May 22, 2017 — OKLAHOMA CITY — It's official: Colorado is home to the best boaters in the United States. The Vail-based Sage Outdoor Adventure whitewater rafting team finished second this past Sunday at the four-person national championships in Oklahoma City. The crew was bested by the Summit County-based […]

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Man found dead in Yampa River following extensive search

May 22, 2017 — Steamboat Springs — A 22-year-old man who jumped into the Yampa River overnight to evade police was found dead downriver near the Steamboat Golf Club Monday afternoon following an extensive search. Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen said a search team found the man’s body […]

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Denver 4/20 rally organizers receive 3-year ban after event left Civic Center Park trashed

May 22, 2017 — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's administration banned the organizer of this year's 4/20 rally from hosting the event for three years citing a series of violations at the marijuana celebration. In a letter released Saturday, the administration identified "substantial violations of city requirements" after conducting a […]

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Open Mic: What’s the latest in the season you’ve been skiing?

May 21, 2017 — On Thursday, May 18, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area received nearly 20 inches of snow, drawing a crowd eager to get in some late-season turns. We asked a few skiers and riders at the ski area that day, what is the latest in the season you've […]

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Freeland homers as Rockies win 6-4 over Reds

May 21, 2017 — CINCINNATI — Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday. The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory […]

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Colorado River levels mostly unaffected by lastest snowstorm

May 21, 2017 — The snowstorm that pummeled Summit County and parts of the Front Range late last week may have been exceptional for powder junkies still hanging onto the last semblance of ski season, but it's unlikely to move the needle substantially on this summer's water levels. Arapahoe […]

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Town of Georgetown hosting First Friday historic events

May 21, 2017 — Starting on June 2, the historic preservation arm for the town of Georgetown in neighboring Clear Creek County will host three first Friday of the month events this summer at the Hamill House Museum. The Victorian-style lawn parties based on the theme of "Alice in […]

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High Country Crime: Woodchuck starts car fire in Steamboat Springs, flees scene, later apprehended

May 21, 2017 — Firefighters suspect a nest built by a woodchuck caused a car to catch fire Thursday, May 18. Shortly after 4 p.m., Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to the Steamboat Today parking lot, where a 1993 white Toyota 4Runner was on fire. The driver […]

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Students at Dillon Elementary to get free shoes May 31

May 21, 2017 — Eric Ojala, pastor of Elements Church in Dillon, is excited to have the church partnering with Dillon Valley Elementary to give away 400 pairs of shoes to students at the school. "Our church cares about this community, and we don't want to be a church […]

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Top read stories on SummitDaily.com

May 21, 2017 — Editor's note: Below is a list of the top 5 most-read stories on summitdaily.com the week of May 14. 1. Summit County slammed by spring storm, I-70 an 'utter mess' A powerful spring storm swept through Summit County and surrounding areas on Thursday, May 18. […]

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12 Colorado whitewater and river festivals you can’t miss this summer

May 20, 2017 — River rats, your time has arrived. Beginning Memorial Day Weekend with the 2017 CKS Paddlefest in Buena Vista, Colorado's short-but-sweet whitewater season begins in earnest after snow finally melts and flows on the Colorado, Arkansas, Yampa and other local rivers hit peak levels. That's when […]

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Summit Daily letters: Town hall meeting, taxes and the environment

May 20, 2017 — Colorado's Endangered Species Did you know that Gov. Hickenlooper has officially declared May 15-19, 2017, as "Colorado Endangered Species Week"? This proclamation is in concert with the National Endangered Species Week celebrated throughout the U.S.; and culminating in National Endangered Species Day on Friday May […]

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: Escape the Colorado May blizzard in Moab’s Canyonlands National Park

May 20, 2017 — Canyonlands National Park comprises 337,598 acres of eroded rock and sand located in the desert lands west of Moab, Utah. Senator Frank Moss introduced the proposal to establish the national park, which was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Despite the absence […]

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