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Disposable plastic bags vanishing in Avon; point-of-sale ban goes into effect May 1

October 17, 2017 — AVON — If you live near Avon and like having plastic grocery-store bags around the house for additional use, then you'd better start stockpiling them now. By this time next year, they won't be available from retailers in town. An ordinance banning disposable plastic bags,

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Loveland Ski Area set to open for 2017-18 season Friday, Oct. 20

October 17, 2017 — Loveland Ski Area will open for the 2017-18 season on Friday, Oct. 20.  "We have been waiting all summer for this and are excited to announce that opening day is finally here," said COO Rob Goodell, in a statement. "The snow we received in early

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Maximizing Your Mammogram

October 17, 2017 — Sponsored Content Why 3D makes a difference Written By Jeffrey Quam, MD Brought to you by St. Anthony Summit Medical Center A mammogram is the single most effective method for early detection of breast cancer since it can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, even

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In ongoing battle between 2 ski towns, Park City reclaims ‘World’s Longest Shot Ski’ title from Breckenridge

October 17, 2017 — If there's one indisputable fact about U.S. ski towns, it's each one's insatiable quest to be considered the best. Best powder. Best trees. Best steeps. Best nightlife. Best grooming. And the list goes on. For Breckenridge and Park City, Utah, add "World's Longest Shot Ski"

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Hate ski boots but love to ski? This Colorado company created a way to allow skiers to wear snowboard boots

October 17, 2017 — Hate ski boots? You’re not alone. A new Colorado-based company called Envy Snow Sports is about to roll out a line of ski frames that allow skiers to strap into their bindings while wearing snowboard boots. After four years of development, the Envy Ski Frame

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How to start an avalanche: CDOT preps Gazex exploders for coming winter months (video)

October 17, 2017 — Avalanche mitigation workers with the Colorado Department of Transportation are gearing up for the coming winter onslaught. Workers from CDOT and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) over the last few weeks have been working to prepare avalanche control equipment located on Berthoud Pass and

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Colorado proposes new rules for oil and gas lines after blast

October 17, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado energy regulators on Monday proposed tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to a well. The

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Independence Pass hostage-taker enters not guilty plea 16 months later

October 17, 2017 — After nearly a year and a half in jail, the Colorado Springs man charged with holding three men at gunpoint on Independence Pass pleaded not guilty Monday to the charges against him. The case against Brolin McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this

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Colorado officials skeptical about new study’s finding that legal marijuana reduced opioid deaths

October 17, 2017 — The start of legal marijuana sales in Colorado may have reversed a rising trend of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the state, a new study set to be published next month concludes. The study found that — even after taking into account other factors —

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Editorial: Protect our economy; back CMC’s tax fix

October 16, 2017 — Colorado Mountain College is, without doubt, a remarkable asset for western Colorado. Voters in the college's 6,600-square-mile district, which covers six counties including Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle, should protect it by approving Ballot Issue 4B, a plan that allows the school to adjust its tax

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Pet Scene: Adoptable animals for Oct. 17, 2017

October 16, 2017 — Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at 970-668-3230. Cats STELLA, 8 years, Domestic Mediumhair, black, spayed female COOPER, 1 year 4 months, Domestic Shorthair, black and white, neutered male PANTHER, 1 year 1 month, Domestic Shorthair, black and white, neutered male TULIP, 1 year 4

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Liddick: The not-so-scary red scare (column)

October 16, 2017 — Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, has finally got it. In his hand he's got the names of 205 known Russian agents in the Trump administration. As proof, he's releasing the ads Russian front groups bought on Facebook and Twitter. We are

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Obituary: Damon Alexander Polich

October 16, 2017 — Damon Alexander Polich Dec. 01, 1982 — Oct. 15, 2017 Damon Alexander Polich, 34, of Silverthorne, Colorado, a native, passed away on October 15, 2017. He was born December 1, 1982, to Robert and Deborah Polich. Damon was a simple man but a man that

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Breckenridge paid parking to be managed by private company

October 16, 2017 — Breckenridge has officially handed management of its paid parking system to a private company, Interstate Parking, that will now handle all permit sales, appeals and citations. The new Breck Park Store opened on Monday at 311 South Main Street, Suite 204, marking the end of

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Team Summit freestyle skier Tori Ware recognized as USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Star

October 16, 2017 — Freestyle skier Tori Ware of Team Summit is among 50 young alpine and freestyle athletes from across Colorado recognized on Sunday as USSA Rocky Mountain Division Colorado All-Stars. The young athletes compete on the local, national and international levels in pursuit of earning a place

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Summit County voting guide for 2017

October 16, 2017 — Ballots are being mailed out to Summit County voters this week for the upcoming Nov. 7 election, and although it won't be as exciting as last year's, there are still important votes, including a funding measure that would prevent millions of dollars in lost tax

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Vail Resorts to buy The North Face and Columbia stores in Breckenridge

October 16, 2017 — Vail Resorts announced Monday it has agreed to buy three more stores in Breckenridge, adding The North Face, Columbia and Main Street Outlet to the ski giant's existing lineup of Main Street retail. In the deal, the trio will join Vail Resorts Retail storefronts Marmot

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Looking for a shoulder-season escape? Here are 5 small-town getaways in northern Colorado

October 16, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Things tend to quiet down a bit during the shoulder season. Is it too quiet for your liking? If you're feeling adventurous, here are a few places to get out and go explore. Yampa Where: Southern Routt County; head north on Colorado Highway

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Gypsum woman hangs herself at Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs

October 16, 2017 — The 34-year-old woman who was found hanged using thermal underwear at the Garfield County Jail on Thursday and was later pronounced dead at Valley View Hospital has been identified by the Coroner's Office as Sarah Maillet of Gypsum. Maillet’s injuries documented by hospital staff were consistent

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Vail Resorts executive leaves for new role at Steamboat Ski Area

October 16, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive Rob Spence has been named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s new vice president of food and beverage. Before joining the Steamboat Springs team, Spence was the vice president of mountain dining for Vail Resorts, based in

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