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Summit School District to ‘protect, preserve’ student memorial garden during construction

October 18, 2017 — Since the groundbreaking for a $29 million expansion of Summit High School, questions have arisen over what will become of a memorial garden there honoring 31 students who have died. Many people in the community have a deep connection to the memorial, and some of

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US beer critic names Frisco’s Outer Range a top new brewery

October 17, 2017 — Outer Range Brewing opened to rave reviews last winter in Frisco, and now a critic at a national craft beer magazine has named it one of the best new breweries in the U.S. "If I could pick a brewery to slide into at the bottom

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Prep roundup: Tigers XC posts 18 personal-bests in Rifle

October 14, 2017 — Summit cross-country is heading into regionals firing on all sneakers after posting 18 personal-best times Thursday at an invitational meet in Rifle. In the team results, the boys finished fourth out of 17, and the girls were seventh, also out of 17 teams. Tigers coach

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Summit Music and Arts presents Hennessy Six Jazz Sextet at Colorado College in Breckenridge

October 12, 2017 — Traditional jazz standards go out the window Friday as Summit Music and Arts brings six accomplished performers to Colorado Mountain College to deliver, as a group, an all-original jazz concert featuring a little bit of everything done differently. The Air Force influence with the Hennessy

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Analysis: Majority of drivers speed in Breckenridge

October 7, 2017 — An imperfect analysis of vehicle speeds on two Breckenridge thoroughfares this week revealed that more than 80 percent of drivers were exceeding the posted speed limits. The question about how fast people are going through residential neighborhoods came up at the most recent town council

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Summit High prep roundup: Chasing records, returning with a vengence and golfing at state

October 7, 2017 — Volleyball team captain Sage Kent is chasing Summit High School's record for digs in a single season, and if she keeps racking them up at same the torrid pace, the only question is by how much she'll break that record. Coach Annie Hettinger described her

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Summit soccer battling for postseason berth

October 6, 2017 — If the Summit Tigers want to secure their place in the Class 4A boys soccer state tournament, they have to win games like Thursday's matchup with Class 4A Western Slope Conference foe Rifle. This is good news for the Tigers as they edged out a

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Breckenridge Grand Vacations working to bring 4-star hotel to town

October 5, 2017 — Breckenridge Grand Vacations hopes to soon break ground on a new four-star hotel that the company's co-owner and CEO Mike Dudick says could be one of the biggest developments in town history. BGV is a real estate development company formed in Breckenridge in 1984. It

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Town of Breckenridge updates logo after 16-year run; reaction is mixed

October 4, 2017 — The town of Breckenridge has rolled out a new logo, updating a 16-year-old design in favor of something town officials feel is cleaner, modern, more easily identified and different from any other emblems around the county. "We wanted to come up with a design that

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Business briefs: New restaurant, winter gear sale and networking event coming to Summit County

October 3, 2017 — The storefront previously occupied by the Smiling Moose at 842 Summit Blvd. in Frisco is being leased out to a new Argentinian restaurant, according to a property manager. The new restaurant, Argentos Empanadas & More, will serve empanadas, a stuffed bread or pastry that's baked

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Gold Pan, Breckenridge’s longest-running bar, declared historic landmark

October 3, 2017 — The Gold Pan Restaurant and Bar has survived in Breckenridge for over 150 years, and now it's a local landmark. In one form or another, the oldest operating bar in Summit County dates back to the same year the Civil War broke out, beginning first

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Colorado College hockey team skates with community

September 30, 2017 — Member of the Colorado College hockey team skated with the public on Friday night. On Saturday, the team took on the University of Lethbridge in an exhibition match at Stephen C. West ice arena in Breckenridge.

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Weed Index: Wholesale pot prices at all-time low in Colorado

September 30, 2017 — The lowest average wholesale marijuana price ever recorded by Cannabis Benchmarks came this year in Colorado, according to the market-research firm's 2017 mid-year report. Cannabis Benchmarks has been tracking sales of the new commodity across the U.S., much like other market-research firms do for corn,

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Prep roundup: Tigers boys soccer on a roll with two straight wins

September 30, 2017 — Summit is playing strong soccer halfway through the boys season, and the Tigers' success has the team eyeing a berth in the state tourney. "The boys are rolling," coach Tommy Gogolen said after his team picked up its second victory of the week Thursday with

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Summit County real estate continues torrid pace through August

September 29, 2017 — Summit County's real estate market continued its upward swing throughout the end of summer with the total value of all August sales eclipsing the same month last year by almost 20 percent. The market continues to be defined by record prices, quick closings, an overall

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Vail Resorts, Breckenridge Town Council open lines of communication at meeting

September 28, 2017 — An exchange at Tuesday's meeting of Breckenridge Town Council hinted the strained working relationship between the town's elected officials and Vail Resorts could soon improve, as the mayor and a resort representative both expressed interest in working together again on public issues. Breckenridge's town government

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Breckenridge set on ‘footprint’ for new parking garage at Tiger Dredge lot

September 27, 2017 — Breckenridge intends to start building a new parking structure this spring, and while town council had few problems Tuesday picking out the make and model, deciding on its paint job proved more difficult. Walking Parking Consultants, the Denver-based firm that's designing the structure, came to

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Silverthorne bridge swap requires biggest crane ever for Summit County

September 27, 2017 — The largest crane ever used for a construction project in Summit County hoisted out the old 100-foot Nike Bridge at the Silverthorne Outlets on Wednesday to replace it with a new "Bridge to Savings." Altogether, the town spent about $500,000 on the bridge-replacement project after

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Colorado gets $250K to promote small business overseas

September 26, 2017 — The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Colorado Department of Agriculture a $256,059 grant to promote new trade missions for small businesses, according to a SBA news release. Altogether, the SBA has awarded $18

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Summit Black dominates Tigers’ girls rugby tourney

September 23, 2017 — If there were any questions about who's the team to beat coming into Saturday's girls rugby tournament at Summit High School, the hosting Tigers answered them by taking down Westside Swarm 33-5 in the championship bout. The two rivals both came into the 7s Series

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