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Photos: Peak 2 Fire burn area update

July 25, 2017 — Here are some images taken on July 25 on Miners Creek Trail of the Peak 2 Fire burn area near Breckenridge. The wildfire, which started on July 5th, is currently 85 percent contained. Officials say they are not yet ready to declare the fire completely out […]

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Vail Resorts announces ‘zero footprint’ commitment by 2030

July 25, 2017 — Vail Resorts, Inc., announced a commitment Tuesday to a comprehensive sustainability plan targeting a zero net operating footprint by the year 2030. Inspired by British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb ski area, which the Broomfield, Colorado-based resort company bought in August 2016 for $1.06 billion, Vail Resorts […]

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For quality programming and care in the mountains, it takes an army

July 25, 2017 — Sponsored Content Deck: Services that wouldn't be possible in resort communities rely on philanthropic support Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by the Summit Medical Center Health Foundation In a community like Summit County, where residents and visitors have high expectations for world-class services, […]

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Beloved pit bull remains missing after car accident near Vail

July 25, 2017 — On Saturday night, Eagle County resident Chance Patterson was driving on I-70 when he was involved in a serious traffic accident. Rescue workers at the scene found Carlitos, his German shepherd, lying dead next to him. Isabella, Patterson's pit bull, survived the crash, but remains […]

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PHOTOS: Summit County Garden Tour features flowers in Frisco, Silverthorne and Keystone

July 25, 2017 — Each year, the Summit County Garden Tour focuses on High Country gardens in various corners of the county. This year, tour participants were sent to gardens in Silverthorne, Frisco and Keystone. The tour highlighted the wide variety of flowers that can survive and even thrive […]

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Obituary: Arlys Ward

July 25, 2017 — Arlys Ward September 11, 1942 — July 16, 2017 Arlys Ward moved to Summit County in 1969. She worked as a legal secretary for Jack Healey, while he served as District Attorney. She was elected on November 7, 1978 as Clerk and Recorder. After serving […]

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Frustrated Colorado anti-oil and gas activists turn toward civil disobedience

July 25, 2017 — Colorado residents opposed to oil and gas industry operations near people slammed state industry regulators Monday, demanding that they accept a court ruling that says health and safety must be protected before drilling can be done. They're furious that drilling continues inside communities. And they're […]

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Vail looks at revising, tightening its rent-by-owner regulations

July 25, 2017 — VAIL — It can be hard to be neighborly when your neighbors come and go. That’s especially true when your neighbors are short-term lodging visitors. Longtime resident Mike Reid owns a half-duplex in East Vail. The adjacent unit is used for short-term rentals and is […]

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Summit County visitor captures possible mountain lion screams on video in Keystone

July 24, 2017 — On a visit to Summit County July 18, Missouri resident Aaron Shoemaker recorded an interesting video in Keystone. “During a visit to the Keystone, Colorado area, I visited a beaver pond with just about every night,” Shoemaker writes.”One evening a friend and I were just […]

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Eagle man allegedly tried to beat to death female bartender at closing time

July 24, 2017 — EAGLE — An Eagle man faces almost five decades in prison for allegedly trying to kill a female bartender at closing time early Monday morning. Pedro Gonzalez, 34, of Eagle, was caught five hours after he allegedly beat the woman in Eagle’s Brush Creek Saloon. […]

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Liddick: Forget Russia, Venezuela is a ticking time bomb (column)

July 24, 2017 — Here's the reason we are often startled by unpleasant events in the world: While America's political establishment is busy searching for Russians under every bed in the White House, events elsewhere are moving in a direction which bodes this nation ill. Not the chubby adolescent […]

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After 30-foot tumble off Mount Royal, 73-year-old woman able to shake it off

July 24, 2017 — A 73-year-old Denver woman slipped and took a lengthy tumble while hiking Mount Royal in Frisco on Sunday at about 1 p.m., necessitating a response from the Summit County Rescue Group. The part-time Summit County resident rolled down a bank about 30 feet off the […]

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At 117 years old, Frisco’s schoolhouse bell has been through a lot, including a kidnapping

July 24, 2017 — Back in 1988, the now-defunct Ten Mile Times declared it a Christmas miracle when Frisco's schoolhouse bell was recovered after being missing for 12 years. Dubbed the town's "most important artifact," the bell had been found neglected under a woodpile in Breckenridge, although the thieves' […]

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The town of Vail looks at revising, tightening its rent-by-owner regulations

July 24, 2017 — VAIL — It can be hard to be neighborly when your neighbors come and go. That's especially true when your neighbors are short-term lodging visitors. Longtime resident Mike Reid owns a half-duplex in East Vail. The adjacent unit is used for short-term rentals and is […]

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Dear Drewbie: Enter a ‘Youathlon’ for mental health with events you love and just one winner — you!

July 24, 2017 — The perfect day — the day that makes all your troubles seem to fade away, even if just momentarily. As a counselor, people always ask me for advice on how to be happier, feel better and be the person they want to be. I have […]

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Dillon Ranger District issues Lower Snake vegetation management plan

July 24, 2017 — The Dillon Ranger District recently issued a decision memo on its Lower Snake Wildland Urban Interface management project, approving more than 850 acres of clear-cutting, commercial thinning and pile burning that it says will improve forest resiliency across the county. The project is located in […]

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Wildlife highway crossing open house scheduled for July 26 in Frisco

July 24, 2017 — Federal, state and county officials will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 26, to discuss their efforts to create safe crossings and passages for wildlife on Summit County's highways. Nearly 7,000 animals were killed by trucks and cars in 2016, according to the […]

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Pet Scene: Adoptable animals for July 25

July 24, 2017 — Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at 970-668-3230. Cats MITTENS, 3 years, Domestic Shorthair mix, black and white, spayed female FRAPPI, 3 years, Domestic Shorthair, orange and white, neutered male ARIEL, 4 years, Domestic Shorthair, dil calico, spayed female SAMMY, 3 years, Domestic Shorthair, gray […]

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Man dies while tubing Platte River; 3rd tubing death in Colorado in a week

July 24, 2017 — Colorado authorities say a person has died while inner tubing in the Platte River — the state's third fatal tubing accident in a week. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that a 43-year-old Castle Rock resident drowned near the Platte River campground. Authorities say […]

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Colorado fly-fishing report for the week July 24-28

July 24, 2017 — Rejoice! The high water has subsided. Despite the intermittent rain storms that have muddied the waters here and there, the fishing has come right around and we are experiencing truly fantastic fishing yet again. Drys, nymphs and streamers are all in the works right now […]

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