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Knopf: While America watched Trump, big money bought Colorado election (column)

January 15, 2017 — Everyone is so preoccupied with President-elect Trump’s tweets, and whether his cabinet will make it through congressional review, you may have missed the fact that Coloradans gave our state away to corporate America on Election Day. Big Tobacco, Big Oil and Big Pharma are among […]

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Summit School District remains high-achieving, but loses elite ranking

January 15, 2017 — The Summit School District recently dropped a peg based on the latest state accountability ratings, but the academic focus remains unchanged at the local public school system. Previously one of only a handful of the state’s 178 districts to be awarded the prestigious “distinction” label […]

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Vonn takes 13th in downhill return

January 15, 2017 — ALTENMARKT- ZAUCHENSEE, Austria — Racing for the first time in 322 days, Lindsey Vonn had to settle for 13th place Sunday in an unusual women’s World Cup downhill with an unexpected winner, Christine Scheyer of Austria. Not being able to push out of the start […]

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Colorado Board of Education names Schroder, Rankin new leadership

January 15, 2017 — Colorado’s State Board of Education elected Board Member Angelika Schroder its new chair last week during the first meeting of 2017. Schroeder, a Democrat from Boulder who represents the 2nd Congressional District (which includes Summit County), has served on the state board since 2009. Board […]

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Gun-toting lawmakers behave recklessly in statehouses that allow concealed firearms

January 15, 2017 — CONCORD, N.H. — Gun-friendly New Hampshire is back in the spotlight after a lawmaker dropped a loaded firearm this week in a House hearing on a kindergarten bill. But lawmakers packing guns on statehouse grounds — and occasionally handling them recklessly — isn’t unique to […]

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Colorado animal control officer adopts blind Blue Heeler

January 15, 2017 — GREELEY, Colo. — Peter Steeves has a heart for the hard cases, the ones that wrinkle noses at animal shelters, and perhaps the blind blue heeler knew that when he bumped against Steeves’ leg. Steeves is an animal control officer for the Weld County Sheriff’s […]

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Bovine bluetooth: A ‘Fitbit’ for cows debuts in Colorado stock show

January 15, 2017 — BOULDER, Colo. — Shoot Em Up, a well-known Texas longhorn from Ellicott, was ready for his Twitter performance during the National Western Stock Show parade. The weather, however, was not. That didn’t faze Melissa Brandao, the woman behind the Longmont startup HerdDogg. The company has […]

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Summit 360 video: Ullr Fest parade recap in Breckenridge

January 15, 2017 — Editor’s note: Summit 360 is a new series of a daily 360 videos by the Summit Daily News. Check our website every day for new 360 videos from events and places around Summit County. This video was taken at the Ullr Fest parade in Breckenridge. […]

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A Colorado coal comeback under Trump?

January 15, 2017 — CRAIG — The future of Colorado’s coal industry is in flux as political power shifts right nationwide. After years of hard knocks, coal-mining communities received a rare piece of good news last week when Gov. John Hickenlooper announced he would not move forward with an […]

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Aspen luxury home used for Craigslist rental scam stealing ‘thousands and thousands’

January 15, 2017 — A woman has scammed at least four different people out of thousands of dollars in the past two years or so by renting them one particular address in Aspen’s West End, police said Friday. The woman — who tells prospective renters her name is “Shawn […]

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Tiny Monarch Mountain ski area thriving in the shadow of giants

January 15, 2017 — MONARCH — When Bob Nicolls led his investment group to buy the 800-acre Monarch ski area in 2002, the ski resort industry was listing heavily toward real estate. Without condos to sell, it was almost impossible to make money. Or so he was told. “I […]

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On The Hill: BONUS Whale’s Tail footage with a snow tornado (video)

January 15, 2017 — On The Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Follow host Z Griff (@zgriff) on IG and tag your photos #othwzg to stay in touch with the latest! VIDEO: Have you ever seen a snow tornado? It’s […]

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Breckenridge real estate agent helped to build Disney parks

January 14, 2017 — As a land planner, Jack Wolfe has had a hand in molding some of the world’s most visited locations. Wolfe, who is currently a commercial and residential associate broker at Liv Sotheby’s, has spent more than 20 years in Colorado. The north Indiana native was […]

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Retrofitted: Illegal Ullr Fest coins and more at the ‘Mining Town Turns Ski Resort’ exhibit

January 14, 2017 — For one weekend in 1963, the Kingdom of Breckenridge tested its storied nickname against the big, bad United States of America. Back then, when Ullr Fest was still in its infancy, the town’s annual celebration of all things wintery and vaguely pagan was almost exactly […]

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This week in Summit County history: Gallant Breckenridge man makes thrilling rescue in Denver

January 14, 2017 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago, the week of Jan. 15–21, 1917. A Breckenridge man who was a visitor in Denver last week and also the week before, proved himself to be courageous and chivalrous. While a […]

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Quandary: Gapers, Frangers and manners

January 14, 2017 — Dear Quandary, In the past week I’ve been called a gaper and a Franger. What do these mean and why all the hostility? Thanks, Dave My apologies, Dave, I just get so heated sometimes, and you were the closest target. I’m only joking, of course. […]

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Mountain Town News: A really strange and rainy winter in Telluride (column)

January 14, 2017 — TELLURIDE, Colo. – People were scratching their heads in Telluride on Monday. And some were rubbing their banged-up knees. The town sits at 8,750 feet in elevation. That’s high enough to be cold. But the front end of the pineapple express that deluged California resorts […]

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Denver Crime Stoppers ask for help finding hit-and-run snowboarder

January 14, 2017 — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Denver Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a snowboarder who is said to have ran into a skier on the Haywood trail at Keytsone at approximately 3 p.m. on January 2. The individual he […]

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Biff America: Brotherhood of traction (column)

January 14, 2017 — So a Liberal, a Conservative and a cop walk into a bar… No, that is not the first line of a bad joke. That actually happened. OK, that is a lie, it wasn’t a bar; it was a coffee shop. I’m going to go out […]

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Summit 360 video: Ullr Fest bonfire in Breckenridge

January 14, 2017 — Editor’s note: Summit 360 is a new series of a daily 360 videos by the Summit Daily News. Check our website every day for new 360 videos from events and places around Summit County. This video was taken of the bonfire that was held in […]

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