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High Gear: Review of the Ibex W2 Sport Hoody for men

August 16, 2017 — Hiking, biking and boarding in the Colorado alpine isn't always a warm body's best friend. One minute the weather is 35 degrees and brisk, the next it's 70 degrees and impossibly sunny, the very next it's back to 50 degrees and overcast with a threat […]

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Work It Out: ‘Manage the misery’ with 8 yoga poses for road cyclists

August 16, 2017 — Road cycling places intense demands on quadriceps, hamstrings and hips, and for many cyclists it can introduce strain on the low back, shoulders and neck. Yoga can relax lower-body muscles, improve range of motion through the hips and release spinal tension. Summit Biking member Charlie […]

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Holbrook: Horoscopes and the ‘Great American Eclipse’ (column)

August 16, 2017 — "The Sun was eclipsed; it was total. Stars were seen. The chickens and ducks all returned to roost. In the following year the Sung dynasty was extinguished." — From Sung-shih (History of the Sung) referring to a total solar eclipse of June 25, 1275. Historical […]

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Musician Rhiannon Giddens’ ‘Freedom Highway’ runs through Breckenridge

August 16, 2017 — Rhiannon Giddens is from Greensboro, North Carolina, and is one of the cofounders of Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since her highly acclaimed records with the Chocolate Drops, she has broken out in pursuit of a solo career. Her debut solo album "Tomorrow is My […]

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High Country Baking: Frozen Raspberry Cream Cake

August 16, 2017 — Editor's note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Lush, pretty and easy to make — […]

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It’s no longer ‘End of Trail’ on Old Tenderfoot Trail in Dillon thanks to new connector

August 16, 2017 — Hikers, bikers, dog walkers and gear heads: It's no longer "end of trail" on one of the most popular trails in the heart of Summit County. Thanks to help from the Friends of Dillon Ranger District, Summit County Off-Road Riders and staff from the Dillon […]

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Take 5: Ultra-running with High Lonesome 100 winner (and non-runner) Hannah Taylor

August 15, 2017 — Hannah Taylor simply loves spending hours and hours and hours in the mountains. If she happens to win a race at the same time? That's even better. On July 28, the 38-year-old Summit Nordic Ski Club coach and longtime local did just that when she […]

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Summit Nordic coach takes 3rd at AR World Champs, plus 2017 Run the Rockies trail results

August 15, 2017 — Summit Nordic's Olof Hedberg takes 3rd with team at Adventure Racing World Champs About a year after he set his sights on Worlds, Olof Hedberg was standing on the podium. This past week, the head coach for Summit Nordic Ski Club took third overall at […]

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Colorado fishing report for week of Aug. 14-18

August 14, 2017 — The wildflowers are out and the bugs are hatching on the local rivers! Now is a great time to get out and fish. The fishing has been good over in South Park, especially around the Hartsel area. A dry dropper rig has been good in […]

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Frisco hosts Sandcastle Competition

August 12, 2017 — The Frisco Bay Marina hosted the seventh annual Sandcastle Competition for children ages 1 to 12 years old on Saturday morning. With the castle building tools provided, the competitors shuttled between the lake shore with buckets of water and their construction site filled with decorative […]

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Photos: Colorado Classic’s Stage 2 in Breckenridge

August 11, 2017 — The Colorado Classic professional road cycling race spun through Breckenridge’s Main Street and Boreas Pass for Stage 2 on Friday. After a total of 64 miles and 7,320 feet of vertical climbing, TJ Eisenhart led most of the race but lost the stage to challenger Alex […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Keystone Aqueduct to Soda Creek Trail (video)

August 11, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Mountain biking in Summit County is more than flumes and pine forests and mine tailings. When you get away from the Breckenridge area — home to the county's most popular trails — things open up to reveal rolling meadows and faded ranch […]

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Meet Summit County’s youngest trail runners — before they pass you by

August 11, 2017 — When you're a kid growing up in Summit County, all you want to do is run through the woods with your friends. Add a few mud puddles and trail running becomes a little slice of heaven on earth. "Do you remember the mud race?" a […]

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See ‘The Gold Rush’ come to life, Breckenridge Music Festival’s final performance

August 11, 2017 — The Breckenridge Music Festival welcomes guest conductor, Jayce Ogren to lead the festival's final orchestra program, Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush." On Saturday, Aug. 12, Ogren leads the orchestra again as BMF crosses into film with a live performance of the soundtrack to Charlie Chaplin's […]

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125 national and local artists will fill Frisco’s Main Street this weekend

August 11, 2017 — Residents and travelers are invited to discover artists' inspirations and find new favorites artworks at this weekend's 11th annual Main Street to the Rockies Art Festival. Unparalleled artists will showcase world-class works spanning all mediums from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and […]

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Keystone Bike Guide: Keystone Gulch Road (video)

August 10, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Curious to know what The Outback looks like in the middle of the summer? Keystone Gulch Road is your ticket to Colorado's version of the Australian wilderness, even if the two only share a name. The out-and-back dirt road climbs gradually along […]

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Lake Dillon Theatre Company continues 2017 season with ‘Grounded’

August 10, 2017 — The Lake Dillon Theatre Company presents George Brant's "Grounded," a profound and timely play that explores the dissolving boundaries between one woman's two realities. The show opens tonight with performances on various dates through Aug. 20. Tickets are $29-$46 and may be purchased by visiting […]

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Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town brings top acoustic, electric guitarists

August 10, 2017 — Guitar Town returns to Copper Mountain Resort Aug. 11-13. Among the many marquee names featured this year is Guitar Army, which consists of three world-class musicians: John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson. Jorgenson is a Grammy award-winner who has performed with musical legends, […]

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Colorado Classic spectator’s guide for Stage 2 in Breckenridge

August 10, 2017 — Editor's note: Don't miss a minute of the action when the Colorado Classic comes to Breckenridge! Follow live video, photos and race updates on our Colorado Classic live blog or at the Summit Daily News Facebook page. The Colorado Classic ain't your pappy's pro cycling […]

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Ten-day arts festival turns Breckenridge into carnival of creativity

August 10, 2017 — Australian artist Craig Walsh challenges the way people see art in public spaces. By projecting faces onto trees he seeks to question why humans build monuments and who they honor. These are Walsh's "Monuments," and they seem to stare back at you. The Aussie describes […]

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