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Four Summit County ski resorts join Partners in Energy program with Xcel Energy

March 24, 2017 — Summit County ski resorts are partnering with the High Country Conservation Center and Xcel Energy to reduce energy usage and promote sustainability in businesses. In 2014, the conservation center applied for Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy program. The application included members of the individual towns […]

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KneeHab: 7 yoga poses for ACL rehab and recovery

March 24, 2017 — Want more? U.S. Paralympic Ski Team physical therapist Paula Ashbaugh also has 7 yoga poses made for back pain relief. Knee injuries are a very common occurrence in winter sports and many of us here in Summit County have experienced ACL, MCL or other knee […]

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Hey, Spike! reveals personal side to author Mike Finkel

March 24, 2017 — Demonstrating a self-deprecating style of humor, combined with growing popularity due to a New York Times Best Seller list ranking, author Mike Finkel makes for good reading and listening. The name Finkel is familiar to many Summit County residents and Summit Daily News readers — […]

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CDOT starts $2.5 million wildlife fence installation on I-70

March 24, 2017 — The Colorado Department of Transportation recently started construction on a wildlife fence along Interstate 70. The fence will be installed along the highway over more than 40 miles in order to reduce the number of collisions with wildlife. The project will span from mile marker […]

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Summit County’s live music calendar

March 24, 2017 — Friday, March 24 The Swing Crew 3 p.m., The Last Lift Bar, 1195 Keystone Road, Keystone. The Swing Crew has been playing the aprés ski concert for years. No cover. Frisco Funk Collective 9 p.m., The Barkley Ballroom, 610 Main St., Frisco. Frisco Funk Collective […]

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Ask Eartha: What can I do to combat climate change?

March 24, 2017 — Dear Eartha, I have been hearing a lot about proposed federal budget cuts to climate and environmental programs, but I can't help but notice the extreme change in weather patterns across the world. Is there a way I can learn more about climate change and […]

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Mozart’s opera ‘Idomeneo’ one of love lost and found

March 24, 2017 — Amadeus Mozart's opera, "Idomeneo," will be the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast at the Breckenridge Colorado Mountain College on Saturday. Music director emeritus James Levine conducts an extraordinary ensemble in Mozart's early masterpiece of love and vengeance at the time of the 12th century BCE, Trojan […]

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Nation’s only airport-to-ski slope train a hit this season

March 24, 2017 — DENVER — The nation's only airport-to-ski slope train connection was a hit with tourists this season, and is going to keep running from Denver to Winter Park Resort for the foreseeable future. Amtrak and the ski resort announced end-of-season ridership totals Wednesday. About 18,000 people […]

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Colorado crackdown on homegrown pot advances

March 24, 2017 — DENVER — A Colorado plan to crack down on homegrown pot is rapidly heading to the governor's desk after lawmakers changed the bill to give pot patients more leeway. A Senate committee vote 5-0 to set a statewide limit of 12 plants per residential property. […]

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The Summit Daily News email server is down – so give us a call instead

March 24, 2017 — The Summit Daily News email server is temporarily down. The news department has set up a Gmail account in the meantime: summitnewsroom@gmail.com. For additional contact information, click here.

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Colorado’s top water official leaves for Denver law firm

March 24, 2017 — Editor's note: Aspen Journalism is collaborating with The Aspen Times, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Vail Daily and the Summit Daily on coverage of rivers and water in the Colorado River drainage and the state. More water stories at AspenJournalism.org. GREELEY – James Eklund, […]

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Summit County real estate roundup: High-end real estate sales see spike in January

March 23, 2017 — Editor's note: Real Estate Roundup is an ongoing series offering a monthly glimpse at the local real estate market with transactions, historical comparisons and analysis from a rotating corps of High Country brokers. The series tackles commercial and residential sales for a bird's-eye view of […]

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Breckenridge Police Department a leader on diversity and inclusion

March 23, 2017 — Breckenridge may be a small town, but it's far from sleepy. Police officer Micole Sloan can attest to that: Just days after she finished her four-month training period in December, the police department was wrapping up an undercover drug investigation that nabbed 21 suspects and […]

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Summit County Weekend: Breckenridge celebrates LGBTQ pride

March 23, 2017 — It might just be me, but it seems like there's no shortage of weekend entertainment opportunities in Summit County. No, it's not just me. While the National Weather Service is predicting varying chances of snow today and more precipitation throughout the weekend, the highs will […]

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Steve Heidenreich, motivational speaker and former U.S. track champion, giving talk at CMC

March 23, 2017 — Colorado Mountain College will be hosting motivational speaker and U.S. track champion Steve Heidenreich at the school's Breckenridge campus on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium. Heidenreich went from being a shoe-in for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team […]

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Rocky Mountain resorts report lodging revenue up by 7.2 percent

March 23, 2017 — The booking season is coming to a close, with occupancy numbers through the end of February coming in flat according to DestiMetrics, a Denver-based resort analytics firm. The company found that over 19 western mountain resorts, occupancy numbers were only up by 0.3 percent when […]

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$84K misfire? Authenticity of Doc’s gun in doubt

March 23, 2017 — Doc Holliday died in Glenwood Springs, and it's been said that he did so with an 1866 Remington derringer in his room at the Hotel Glenwood. But what's said about the Old West often isn't true, and sometimes even sincere historians can get fooled. There's […]

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Dillon town council sends hotel development back to drawing board

March 23, 2017 — The Dillon Town Council rejected a proposal for a hotel development at its regular meeting Tuesday night, citing concerns over the structure's height and size, town spokeswoman Kerstin Anderson said. "Council liked a lot of things about this project and they don't want to be […]

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In 1st girls lacrosse meeting, Tigers tame Devils

March 22, 2017 — GYPSUM — Eagle Valley girls lacrosse lost its league opener to Summit High, 11-7, on Tuesday at John Ramunno Field in Gypsum. The visiting Tigers led 7-3 at the half. "I'm very happy with the way they played the second half," Devils coach Jessi Dondero […]

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Storm set to break Summit County’s dry spell with as many as 7 inches predicted Thursday

March 22, 2017 — It's been an unusual snow season, to say the least. After a dry October and November that saw snowpack levels well below annual averages, the hand-wringing abruptly ended with strong showings in December and January that more than made up for the sluggish start. For […]

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