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The third and final book discussion of this year’s Summit Reads program takes place Thursday at the Frisco library. Dan Schroder, natural resources agent for the local Colorado State University Extension office, will be leading the discussion. “I plan to do an interactive book club discussion group, where the audience will be getting up from their seats and participating in
Published: May 5, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it’s time for the 62-year-old trainer to go after another race missing from his Hall of Fame resume. Orb will follow up his win at Churchill Downs by running in the Preakness on May 18, giving the colt a shot at the Triple Crown. Orb arrived back at his home
Published: May 5, 2013
In case you missed the news, humanity spent the Earth Day week reaching another sad milestone in the history of catastrophic climate change: For the first time, measurements of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million — aka way above what our current ecosystem can handle. Actually, you probably did miss the news because most major media
Published: May 5, 2013
The U.S. ski industry owes Mother Nature a favor. The National Ski Areas Association reported Wednesday night that skier and snowboard rider visits were up about 11 percent this season to an estimated 56.6 million. That was the largest season-to-season gain in 30 years, said the association, which is based in Lakewood. Plentiful snowfall in March also helped Aspen Skiing
Published: May 4, 2013
There has been much buzz around Denver about the future of George Karl, after the Nuggets coach lost 4-2 in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs to the Warriors. “George is under contract for next year. At this point in time, we haven’t really given any thought to making any change whatsoever,” Nuggets president Josh Kroenke told The
Published: May 4, 2013
Throwing food waste into the trash produces a nasty gas much more harmful than carbon dioxide. “The absolute worst thing we can be putting into the landfill is organic waste,” said assistant county manager Thad Noll. Organic waste is basically anything that has once been alive. The materials don’t naturally contain methane, but when they are put into a landfill,
Published: May 4, 2013
HOUSTON — The public face of the National Rifle Association implored members Saturday to never give up their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will “destroy us and every ounce of our freedom.” “We will never surrender our guns, never,” Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told several thousand people during the organization’s
Published: May 4, 2013
When Montgomery Chitty was arrested during the bust of a senior-citizen cocaine ring in 2011, there were more titters about an “over the hill” drug gang operating in this celebrity-studded, laissez-faire resort town than there was outrage over the smuggling of hundreds of kilos of cocaine. From the luxury Gucci and Fendi shops in the heart of the town to
Published: May 4, 2013
Saturday Atomga returns to Frisco Atomga was so impressive at The Barkley Ballroom on Fat Tuesday that it earned a return engagement on Cuatro De Mayo. Using Afrobeat as its foundation, the band branches out to include funk, jazz, Latin and whatever inspires each of the 12 musicians in this eclectic Denver-based project. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the
Published: May 4, 2013
VAIL — It’s Kentucky Derby Day, so relax with a mint julep and watch the race as we explain how the bloodlines of the world’s greatest racehorse run through Vail. Secretariat’s owner, Penny Tweedy, was a Vail original. Diane Lane played her in the 2010 Disney movie. Look quickly and you’ll spot Penny near Lane during the bits with Secretariat
Published: May 3, 2013
March proved to be a merry month for Aspen retailers. According to the city’s monthly sales tax and consumption report, local businesses garnered $67.1 million in revenue, an 8.2 percent increase of $5.1 million compared with March 2012’s $62 million. Twelve of 13 sales categories experienced sales gains compared with the same month a year ago. The exception was construction,
Published: May 4, 2013
Although snow is up to 3 feet deep, Independence Pass is on track to open by May 23, the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Friday. However, the agency is warning that rain or snow could delay work. Crews haven’t been able to get to avalanche-control work as quickly as planned because of weather. “We
Published: May 4, 2013
Pitkin County property values saw an overall drop of about 6 percent with this year’s revaluation, according to the county assessor’s office. The 15,000 or so commercial and residential property owners in the county are receiving a notice of valuation this week. They were mailed Wednesday. This is a revaluation year, meaning values have been adjusted based on sales of
Published: May 4, 2013
As I stood there and looked at that hard-packed, icy traverse, the excitement and anticipation I felt earlier were all but gone, replaced with a feeling unfamiliar to a veteran skier. Nerves were firing. The feeling hadn’t quite made it to my stomach, but my legs had tensed with uneasiness. To the left, the steep rocky drop off of the
Published: May 1, 2013
The Old Snowmass property once purchased by John Denver to serve as home to his Windstar Foundation sold Monday for $8.5 million, according to a deed recorded with Pitkin County. Rocky Mountain Institute and the Windstar Land Conservancy sold the 957-acre property to Five Valley Farm LLC. The vast majority of the land has a conservation easement on it. That
Published: May 4, 2013
As often as the words “success” and “achievement” came up during the Colorado Mountain College nursing program’s pinning ceremony Friday, the word “support” was spoken just as much. The graduating nursing students’ friends and family members crowded into CMC’s Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium in Breckenridge for the event. In addition to presenting the graduates with a symbolic pin and
Published: May 4, 2013
VAIL — On April 6, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Vail Mountain Security, reporting a theft. A Vail Resorts employee told deputies that sometime between 11:30 a.m. on April 4 and 11 a.m. April 6, two cameras had been stolen. Both cameras were taken from inside aluminum housings, on the Adventure Ridge tubing hill, on Vail Mountain.
Published: May 3, 2013
Summit County commissioner Dan Gibbs highlighted forest protection during a congressional hearing on Thursday. Gibbs, who’s taken part in high-level government briefings and fought destructive wildfires during 12-hour “midnight shifts” brought a unique perspective to the caucus. The commissioner, former state legislator and certified wildland firefighter expressed concern for the health of the forest and urged members of Congress to
Published: May 3, 2013
Developers will be taking their approved plan to build a Whole Foods market back to the town of Frisco in an effort to expand the square footage of the commercial structure. The planning meeting on May 16 will determine whether or not the Whole Foods store will be increased from the originally proposed 25,000 square feet to 32,000 square feet.
Published: May 3, 2013
As Mother Nature so kindly reminded us this week, ski season isn’t over. Get your last fix of rail jams, rock bands and powder turns at Loveland this weekend before the resort calls it a year. “The snow was a little slow to come in the early season,” said Duncan Maxwell, events coordinator for Loveland. “In the past month or
Published: May 2, 2013
On Sunday from 4-5 p.m., Summit County photographer Jim Sapp will present a talk about his photography and how his technique has evolved in the digital age. Sapp has been taking photographs for 60 years. He has worked with 35 mm and medium- and large-format (up to 8-by-10 inches) view cameras. “About 10 years ago, I got my first digital
Published: May 3, 2013
Registration extended for Summit Youth Baseball & Softball Summit Youth Baseball & Softball has extended its registration deadline to this Sunday. Sign up now at summitbaseball.com and join the hundreds that will be playing ball this summer. If you have already signed up, tell your friends. The new indoor baseball facility is fantastic. Questions, call (970) 262-5778. Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue
Published: May 3, 2013
The Climax Area Community Investment Fund awarded a total of $591,600 to 16 nonprofit organizations from Lake, Chaffee, Eagle and Summit counties for 2013. The investment fund belongs to the Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Foundation, which runs the Climax molybdenum mine. Established in 2011, the fund focuses on programs and projects related to sustainable community efforts. The fund is one
Published: May 3, 2013
Students, faculty and family will experience a milestone in Colorado Mountain College history at the graduation ceremony this afternoon. When the names are called and the degrees handed out, up to 58 students will be holding the first-ever bachelor’s degrees available from CMC. “This is a whole new venture for us,” said senior vice president of student affairs Brad Tyndall.
Published: May 3, 2013
Earl Butz, Richard Nixon’s controversial secretary of Agriculture, was a profane man known for his hair-trigger temper and rough handling of subordinates. So when the chief of the Forest Service stood him up for a meeting, Butz unloaded in response: “There are four branches of government,” he reportedly snarled, “the executive, legislative, judicial and the Gawd-damn U.S. Forest Service.” Although
Published: May 3, 2013
For state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, the 2013 legislative session — his first in the Senate and third in the minority party — began with a rebuff. The Hot Sulphur Springs Republican approached Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, and asked to help out on what became known as the ASSET bill, a measure that allowed undocumented students who graduate from Colorado high
Published: May 1, 2013
For as long as she can remember, a visit to the museum stirred Simone Belz’s imagination. “They are places of experience and dialogue,” said Belz, director of the Frisco Historic Park and Museum. A good exhibit can engage all of your senses, she said. “When you have those experiences interacting with an exhibit, you actually learn something and it becomes
Published: May 1, 2013
Contributions from guests at local ski areas will provide more than $600,000 in funds for projects in the White River National Forest. The National Forest Foundation’s Ski Conservation Fund is supported by guest donations at Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and all of Vail Resorts’ Colorado mountains. Guests at these parks can opt to donate $1 or $2
Published: May 1, 2013
F. Scott Fitzgerald famously uttered, “There are no second acts in American lives,” but bless his heart, the besotted scribe seems blissfully unaware of the loophole large enough to taxi a C-130 through that exists for American politicians. These people are as indomitable as a mule falling off a bridge. More oblivious than a blind tortoise humping a rock. Limber
Published: May 3, 2013
Hey, Spike! can tell you there’s nothing like a two-hour flight delay at DIA for de-icing to affirm a decision to head south of the border for a ski season-ending vacation. Spike! and Mary had one-way tickets, an unusual concept to be discussed further down. There we were, likely to get off the ground early as everyone was on board,
Published: May 3, 2013
Ed Canty, assistant brewer at Pug Ryan’s Steakhouse & Brewery in Dillon, started brewing before he could legally partake in his finished product. “When I was 17 years old in California, a friend of my older brother’s said let’s go rock climbing, and when we came down, he said want to brew some beer?” Canty said. “That was my first
Published: May 2, 2013
Rec center hosts doggy day On Sunday, ahead of the annual pool maintenance shutdown, the Silverthorne Recreation Center opens the pool for its annual Doggy Day at the Pool. Local pet supply companies will be on hand providing raffle prizes for dogs and humans alike. The rec center has partnered with the League for Animals and People of the Summit
Published: May 2, 2013
Learn about Colorado’s geological past and how to protect our natural assets for the future at two events next weekend on the Front Range. Sustain Arvada Start your trip on May 11 with a stop at the Sustain Arvada Festival. Learn how Arvada is conserving resources, generating its own power, recycling and composting and how that translates to actions we
Published: May 2, 2013
Forget Bruce Springsteen. This “Born to Run” is a fine book by Christopher McDougall. Published in 2009, it has been a best-seller practically since its appearance. It is long on sharply drawn serious and/or comical characters and short on macho prose in the male health mag genre. Well written, breezy and conversational, “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and
Published: May 2, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION — Fruita hasn't always been a mountain bike destination. Once a sleepy farming community in western Colorado, it's grown into a top-tier recreation hotspot over the last 18 years. And the Fruita Fat Tire Festival has had a lot to do with its metamorphosis. Set for April 25-28, this free, downtown Fruita event is “a great industry festival,”
Published: April 26, 2013
President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law. By employing his consulting services, and as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama is effectively endorsing Weinstein’s recently voiced and written views such
Published: May 1, 2013
Harold Lloyd had nothing on today’s forces of regression. In iconic black-and-white on a silent screen, the bumbling comic grappled with the big hand of a clock. The year was 1923. Today, in Arkansas, North Dakota and wherever they can summon the votes, political forces seek to turn the hands of time back at least that far on reproductive rights.
Published: May 1, 2013
Colorado Proud is asking consumers to consider their plates. Whether shopping at the grocery store, eating out at a restaurant or noshing at home, the organization wants you to take a moment and look at the food in front of you. An organization created by the Department of Agriculture in 1999, Colorado Proud promotes food products with direct Colorado ties.
Published: May 1, 2013
The agenda may have been shorter than usual at the Dillon Town Council meeting Tuesday night, but it was a significant gathering nonetheless. First item of business was the swearing in of the newest council member. Mark Nickel began the meeting sitting in the chairs set up for members of the public. He was then called forward, raised his right
Published: May 1, 2013
Residents of the Keystone area are pushing to have the main road through their community, state Highway 6, renamed the Keystone Parkway. Members of the Keystone Citizens League and the Keystone Owners Association say the renaming effort is just one part of an ongoing initiative to make the highway safer and improve the visibility of the community that surrounds it.
Published: May 1, 2013
Click HERE to read the 2012 Dillon Ranger District Recreation Guide.   
Published: May 1, 2013
CLICK HERE to see the 2012 National Repertory Orchestra season program   
Published: May 1, 2013
Welcome to the spring edition of Explore Summit magazine, a locals' take on all there is to do and see in Summit County. In this issue, we get a little silly in honor of all you spring breakers and adventure sports enthusiasts out to have a good time. This is our fourth edition of Explore Summit magazine, born of our popular
Published: May 1, 2013
Welcome to the 7th Annual Green Guide to High Country Living. We created this guide to showcase local green services and businesses, as well as to provide tips on how to live more sustainably. Summit County has a long history of environmental stewardship, and this guide is just one way to help residents and visitors learn more about our community's
Published: May 1, 2013
I sat at a local bar the other day and listened to people talking. There was laughter, clinking of glasses and happy chatter. There was also an awful lot of “it’s all about me.” I was tired, still a bit run down from being sick and having some minor surgery done, so I was more subdued and quiet than usual.
Published: April 30, 2013
Glenn Hendrick’s April 20 letter responded to a letter from Roger Bentley complaining that, in reference to her support of stricter gun regulations, State Representative Millie Hamner said she doesn’t vote her constituents’ view, but rather votes her “own feelings.” Hendricks thinks Hamner should not be expected to slavishly follow the desires of voters; rather, she must vote in accordance
Published: April 30, 2013
The Breckenridge Recreation Center is opening its doors today to anyone that wants to use the facilities free of charge. Marketing coordinator Annette Kubeck says it’s a great opportunity for non-members to explore the 69,000 square foot athletic center. Walk-ins are welcome. The center is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any guest that visits will have full access
Published: April 30, 2013
If you like the classic combination of sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb, you’ll love these dessert pot pies. Each is an individual serving of fruit filling topped by a tender crust formed by pie dough cut-outs. With no bottom crust and the fruit pre-cooked, they’re easy, tasty, and fun to make. Keep in mind that the strawberries will cook more
Published: April 30, 2013
Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend, June 8-9. Registration is available online at www.RuntheRockies.com. Current discounted prices are $50 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10K. The trail race registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. Prices go up May 1. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for
Published: April 30, 2013
Carol Turrin, an associate professor at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, has been promoted to full professor. Turrin has four decades of experience in clinical and administrative nursing. She has taught nursing courses as a full-time faculty member at the college since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida, an MBA from the
Published: April 30, 2013
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a full-scale emergency preparedness/response exercise on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Participating agencies will be practicing their ability to respond to a mock wildfire scenario. Part of the evening operations will be a community open house at Summit Middle School from 5-8:30 p.m. on April 30, at which
Published: April 30, 2013
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue survey Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is conducting a survey on its website and at locations throughout the fire-protection district to measure the community’s level of fire safety, awareness of fire-department services and emergency preparedness. The survey is online at www.ldfr.org, and firefighters periodically will be outside local businesses asking for feedback from residents, business owners and property owners.
Published: April 30, 2013
Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that is currently jealous of a high schooler. It is the majority consensus over here in the newsroom that if we were able to use H.G. Wells' time machine for a day, booking a trip back to high school would probably be about as up there on the
Published: April 30, 2013
While I won’t argue the pros and cons of choosing to spend every waking moment with your spouse, there are a few perks from a tax perspective. To be clear, I don’t advocate hiring your spouse or children in name only. If you are going to hire a loved one, whether it be a spouse or child, he or she
Published: April 30, 2013
As a chess player, I have been acutely aware that chess clubs are almost exclusively a male domain. Therefore, I was not surprised to learn that 99 of the top 100 chess players in the world in 2012 were men. These statistics have led some to conclude that women simply aren’t very good at chess. The argument goes that maybe
Published: April 30, 2013
When Adry Brudwick started with the district attorney’s office in Breckenridge 20 years ago, future DA Mark Hurlbert was an intern, her children were school aged and Summit County was a smaller community. She’s seen three prosecutors, including Hurlbert himself, come and go and her kids grow up and start families of their own. Now, after two decades of long
Published: April 30, 2013
Summit County is a place of potential. For tourists seeking a fun vacation, for skiing and outdoor enthusiasts seeking snowy slopes and beautiful trails, for people looking to live in a scenic, small town area, opportunities abound. Many entrepreneurs have found their place in the county as well and there will certainly be more to come, particularly in light of
Published: April 30, 2013
BRECKENRIDGE — The unexpected appearance of $1.5 billion in state transportation funds sent local governments officials scrabbling for the 20 percent match required to have key local road projects accelerated with the new money. With little notice from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Silverthorne, Breckenridge and the Summit County government hastily pulled together initial applications for a piece of the
Published: April 30, 2013
Emergency scanner chatter swelled as reports of three separate wildfires came through the airwaves yesterday. The reports were fake, but officials throughout the county took them very seriously. The mock-training was part of a county-wide effort to test response capability and coordination between multiple agencies in the case of a wildfire emergency. “We try to make it as realistic as
Published: April 30, 2013
At 8 a.m., that early hour before school starts, most students aren’t yet focusing on their studies. They’re sleeping, or in transit or chatting with their friends. There’s one room, however, tucked away among the hallways of Dillon Valley Elementary School, where the students aren’t snoozing or traveling or talking — they’re writing. These students, 14 in total, are part
Published: April 30, 2013
Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue survey Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is conducting a survey on its website and at locations throughout the fire-protection district to measure the community’s level of fire safety, awareness of fire-department services and emergency preparedness. The survey is online at www.ldfr.org, and firefighters periodically will be outside local businesses asking for feedback from residents, business owners and property owners.
Published: April 30, 2013
I was the typical impatient customer. Standing in the middle of the Apple store in the mall with my dead laptop, leaning against one of the high counters, actually tapping my foot, and repeatedly checking my wristwatch. I had arrived early, and yet here it was, minutes creeping by my actual appointment time, and still nothing. My cellphone — my
Published: April 21, 2013
It's all fun until somebody gets hurt.” Anyone who hasn't heard that line at least once while growing up was raised by wolves. It's a universal, cross-cultural warning, ubiquitous and popular because it's true. Case in point is the late Ms. Audrie Pott. By all accounts a gregarious, charming daughter of a middle-class suburban family, the 15-year-old made the fateful
Published: April 24, 2013
Cory Forster is a farmer at heart. A transplant from central Minnesota, Forster is now well-known in Summit County for his work as the head brewmaster at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Although now he deals with hops and malt rather than corn, he feels strong similarities between the farm jobs he did as a teenager and the brewing job he
Published: April 30, 2013
Saturday Sam Holt Band plays The Barkley The Sam Holt Band will hold down the fort at The Barkley Ballroom on Saturday. Holt is known for his on-stage appearances with Widespread Panic and his national touring band Outformation. Sam Holt Band formed in late 2011 after Holt relocated to Colorado. “I'm so lucky to have these guys in the band,”
Published: April 30, 2013
There will be more than skiers and snowboarders descending the mountain at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area today. About 70 giant red beach balls will be bouncing and caroming down the High Noon run this afternoon. The colorful spectacle is part of a fundraiser for Keystone Science School's Campership fund. It is also a lottery-type raffle with a big payoff for
Published: April 30, 2013
Editor's note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff's Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Summit County Sheriff's Office Rude awakening A woman is facing charges after she walked in on her former boyfriend in bed with another woman and allegedly dragged the woman out
Published: April 30, 2013
In the April 24 edition of the Summit Daily, Jonathan Oetken took a cheap shot at reporter Lauren Glendenning, asking if she was on Dead Head OG kush when she wrote her article about the fatal avalanche near Vail Pass. She had reported that the victim had been under the influence of marijuana. Jonathan's logic was that the avalanche would
Published: April 30, 2013
I would like to take a moment to publicly express thanks to the following organizations for their tremendous sponsorship to the Summit County Chapter of SOS following a very successful season: Vail Resorts/Echo Program, Keystone Resort, Specialty Sports Venture and the Summit Foundation. Without their generosity this leadership program would not happen. Additionally I send recognition to Rob Rumrill, Summit
Published: April 30, 2013
Re: “Dust and its effect on heating, cooling” by Martin Hertzberg, April 27: In his criticism of an earlier letter by Tim Lyon, Mr. Hertzberg claims that Mr. Lyon cherry-picked human-caused global-warming anecdotes to bolster his case. I suggest that Mr. Hertzberg ignored several aspects of science in claiming that dusty, darkened snow will emit energy back into space and
Published: April 30, 2013
With the weather finally clearing and warming up this past weekend, the town of Breckenridge began the next phase of a Main Street revitalization project that will close a portion of the thoroughfare until late June. Late-season snowstorms pushed back the start of the construction work, which was initially slated to get under way April 14. Town officials say it
Published: April 30, 2013
With a new season comes change, and that doesn't mean just in the weather. The Tiki Bar, a favorite summer hangout right down by the Dillon Marina, is working on an expansion that will increase its food production, seating capacity and visual appeal just in time for the warm, lazy days of summer. Previously little more than an outdoor kitchen
Published: April 30, 2013
Join us at North Pond Park in Silverthorne on May 5 from 5-8 p.m. for Silvana's Community Gardens annual Kickoff Party and Seed Exchange. This event is a great opportunity to get more information on how community gardens work so we invite everyone to come! If you don't yet have a plot, there are still some available. This is a
Published: April 30, 2013
A strong defensive effort and an impassioned, “you can do it,” from a mom in the stands, weren't quite enough for the Summit varsity girls' soccer team to hold off Steamboat Springs Monday, in the Tigers' regular season finale. Summit kept it scoreless for most of the game, until a scrum in front of the Tiger goal led to Steamboat
Published: April 30, 2013
On April 24, the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club recognized an outstanding fifth-grade boy and girl from each of the elementary schools in Summit County. Students were chosen for their outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, school spirit, attitude and exemplary citizenship. Students recognized were: Jessica Fernandez de la O and Mark Jardim from Dillon Valley Elementary; Logan Simson and Brandon Montealegre from
Published: April 30, 2013
In the spirit of volunteering, Alpine Bank is promoting Colorado Business Reads. EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) and Alpine Bank have teamed up to endorse a statewide book drive for children from birth to 8 years of age. The primary goal is to promote and create public awareness as well as enable children to explore their imaginations through
Published: April 30, 2013
High Country Conservation Center would like to give Pug Ryan's Brewery a huge thank you for hosting the Party for the Planet fundraiser that helped raise nearly $3,000 for the Summit Community Garden Network — a program that provides resources and support to five community gardens in Summit County. We had an amazing turnout for this event and want to
Published: April 30, 2013
The Summit County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a full-scale emergency preparedness/response exercise today and Wednesday. Participating agencies will be exercising their ability to respond to a mock scenario revolving around wildfires. Part of the evening operations will be a community open house at Summit Middle School from 5-8:30 p.m. today, where information on wildfire readiness programs will be
Published: April 30, 2013
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is getting ready to kick off the 2013 volunteer season. FDRD works in partnership with the Dillon Ranger District to inspire stewardship of our local White River National Forest. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are currently looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join the Forest Stewards Program in any one
Published: April 30, 2013
More riders than local transit systems have seen in years packed buses in Breckenridge and across the county in the first part of this year, a trend officials say may indicate a stronger local economy. “When we're doing better economically as a whole community, we have higher (ridership) numbers,” assistant county manager Thad Noll said. “And that seems to be
Published: April 30, 2013
The Fraser/Winter Park Police Department, working in conjunction with security staff from Winter Park Resort, have solved the thefts of 17 snowboards. The investigation began in January, when six Never Summer snowboards were stolen from the Mary Jane base area during the course of two days. On March 18, Officer Sean Curran responded to the same location on a report
Published: April 29, 2013
The 14th Judicial District seated its first grand jury in more than 30 years on March 12, at the request of the District Attorney, Brett Barkey. Barkey is not calling the grand jury for any particular case, rather he is “building the fire house” before a case arises that would necessitate it, Barkey said. “As the elected DA, I owe
Published: April 29, 2013
August 8, 1942 - April 17, 2013 E. Eugene “Gene” Miller, M.D., age 70, died April 17, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, after a long and inspiring eleven year battle with cancer. Gene was born on August 8, 1942 in Manistee, Michigan to parents Dr. Ernest Blair and Margaret Miller. He grew up in Manistee, Michigan and graduated valedictorian from
Published: April 29, 2013
Sept. 29, 1945, to April 17, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce that Russ Kemmit, President and Founder of Golf Tournaments Inc. (GTI), passed away at Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear, AZ on April 17, 2013, after a long, hard- fought battle with cancer. He was born September 29, 1945, in Harvey, ND, to Albert and
Published: April 29, 2013
September 29, 1945 - April 17, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce that Russ Kemmit, President and Founder of Golf Tournaments Inc. (GTI), passed away at Hospice of the Valley in Goodyear, AZ on April 17, 2013, after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born September 29, 1945, in Harvey, ND, to Albert and Lenora
Published: April 29, 2013
FRASER — The owner of Serene Wellness had his first customer walk through the doors of Grand County's first and only medical marijuana shop before he had even hung the neon open sign in the window of a house-turned-pot shop on Byers Avenue. “It was a historic moment,” said shopkeeper Dan Volpe. “The first legal transaction in Grand County.” The
Published: April 11, 2013
May 29, 1994 - April 8, 2013 Stetson Troy Tuff Fowler, 18, of Dillon, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, in Driggs, Idaho. Stetson Fowler was born May 29, 1994, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Troy Larry Fowler and Rachelle Diane Loucks Fowler. He was raised and attended schools in the Sugar City, Salem area. He attended and graduated from
Published: April 29, 2013
July 23, 1950 - March 24, 2013 Connie Marie Gruber of Cocoa, Florida died on March 24th, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Connie was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1950, and was the daughter of Vernon Chester Kaniper and Edna Elizabeth Kaniper. Connie grew up in Mt. Bethel, Pennsylvania, and was a former resident of Keystone. After graduating from
Published: April 29, 2013
Jeff Worrell of Dayton, Minn., formerly of Breckenridge, passed away from longstanding complications from hepatitis C contracted 10 years prior to his death. He is survived by his wife, Mary; adopted son, Alex; mother, Joan; brothers Mike, Chris, Dave and Eric and sister Terry. Jeff was a graduate of Summit High School and was proprietor of the Blue Spruce Inn
Published: April 29, 2013
Dear Summit County family, We are saddened with grief in the loss of our baby, 14-month-old Kevin Trevo. A tragic accident early last week has left us with a heartache that only a parent can know. We are seeking the kindness and compassion of generous hearts in our community to help us in this time of mourning and need. A
Published: April 29, 2013
1937-2013 Eileen Ann Miller of Pahrump, Nev., died March 31 following a long illness. She was 76. Born Eileen Ann McHugh Jan. 14, 1937, to Frank and Sally McHugh of Brooklyn, N.Y., she graduated from Catherine McAuley High School and married Thomas (Patrick) Miller on Feb. 5, 1955. The couple started their family in Brooklyn and later moved to East
Published: April 29, 2013
For 75 years, Elsa Bailey has been enjoying the sport of downhill skiing. What better way to celebrate her 100th birthday in May than skiing with friends at her favorite ski resort, Arapahoe Basin?Bailey will turn 100 on May 10. She skis, dances and travels, even though she is challenged by visual impairment, has a pacemaker and requires oxygen, which
Published: April 26, 2013
Saturday's broadcast of Handel's "Giulio Cesare" will be the last Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast of the 2012-13 season. Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, is credited for bringing this current production to New York and now to a worldwide audience. In order to bring classic opera to a new and less gray-haired audience, earlier in the season
Published: April 26, 2013
Rock, blues, dance at AOBAlma's Only Bar will host Whiskey Tango for a free show today. Whiskey Tango acoustic guitarist Zac "Hot Wheels" Steinman describes the band's music as bluegrass-rooted with a hint of rock, blues, electronic and dance. It's music promoter Saam Golgoon's birthday, so Steinman said to "come on out to support our show along with a birthday
Published: April 26, 2013
There are people in this world who are driven, motivated by some force, internal or external, that sends them along difficult and unpredictable paths. Some, though, are clearly more driven than others, battling privations, physical pain and unimaginable challenges. Marshall Ulrich, one of the world's top extreme athletes, is such a person. A marathon is challenging, certainly, as is an
Published: April 26, 2013
Cory Forster is a farmer at heart. A transplant from central Minnesota, Forster is now well-known in Summit County for his work as the head brewmaster at the Dillon Dam Brewery. Although now he deals with hops and malt rather than corn, he feels strong similarities between the farm jobs he did as a teenager and the brewing job he
Published: April 26, 2013
Name of business or product: Fresh Soap Co.Date business or product was launched: Our Breckenridge store opened in December 2011.What goods do you make here in Summit County? How much do they cost? We make both cold-process and glycerin soaps. We only use high-quality, vegetable-based oils and butters to make our soaps, so we can honestly say our products are
Published: April 26, 2013
It's not true jazz until you take it out into the world and dirty it up with a bit of improv.On Thursday at the Dillon Dam Brewery, the Summit High School jazz band will do just that, playing a free gig for anyone who wants to come and feel the vibrant rhythm of an iconic American music genre.Linda Shea, Ph.D.,
Published: April 26, 2013
Children are exceptionally good at motivating us to be better people. They're like little sponges, and if the message they are soaking up is simple and intuitive, they'll hold onto it forever.That's the idea behind getting children involved with the Summit Reads program, which this year is focusing on the water crisis in our country. Once a child has learned
Published: April 26, 2013
The snow might finally be done dumping on Summit County. Copper Mountain, Keystone and Breckenridge have called it quits, and though some good skiing is still to be had at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, sunny days and higher temperatures have us thinking of spring.Before strapping your bike to the roof of your car and heading west to Moab, consider taking
Published: April 26, 2013

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