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Best Doctor: Dr. Shelby Osborne, Swan Mountain Women’s Center

November 12, 2019

Dr. Shelby Osborne is an obstetrician gynecologist and co-owner of the Swan Mountain Women’s Center, at Farmers Korner in Breckenridge. The Swan Mountain Women’s Center is a combined OB-GYN and family medicine practice providing primary...



Best Physical Therapy Office: Axis Sports Medicine

November 10, 2019

FRISCO — Since opening seven years ago, Axis Sports Medicine has rapidly emerged as one of the gold standards for physical therapy services in Summit County. The company — which is owned by a group...


Best Barber: Gentleman’s Barbershop

November 9, 2019

At Gentleman’s Barbershop, the community is king. The Frisco establishment, just off Main Street, is no newcomer to the Best of Summit competition, having earned the title of the county’s best barbershop for the past...


Best Steak: Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon

November 8, 2019

The name Briar Rose has deep roots in Breckenridge. Back in the town’s early days, the Briar Rose Mine produced silver, gold and other ores close to the top of Peak 10. The miners who...



Ms. Summit County: Jessie Unruh-Brossman

November 6, 2019

For Jessie Unruh-Brossman, life in Summit County is about connecting. The 2019 Ms. Summit County grew up in Wichita, Kansas, but said she has a rich family history in the area. Unruh-Brossman said her parents...


Best Asian Restaurant: Kemosabe Sushi & Sake

November 5, 2019

FRISCO — Names like Hot Hippie, Lone Ranger, Mr. Roboto, Mrs. Perfect might not readily bring sushi rolls to mind for some, but loyal patrons at Kemosabe Sushi & Sake would be quick to recognize...


Best Local Band: Frisco Funk Collective

November 4, 2019

For the second year in a row Frisco Funk Collective has the honor of being named the best band in Summit County. Formed in 2015, the group consistently performs high-energy concerts filled with funky grooves....


Mr. Summit County 2019: Jason Ford

November 3, 2019

BRECKENRIDGE — Community members will recognize Jason Ford as the proprietor of Broken Compass Brewing, a fixture in Breckenridge since the brewery opened its doors in summer 2013. But there’s a lot more to Ford...


Best Après Ski: Continental Divide Winery

November 2, 2019

A great way to cap off the evening, whether after a day of shopping or skiing, is with a refreshing wine in hand. Thankfully the world’s highest-elevation winery, Continental Divide Winery, has a location off...


Best Ski/Snowboard Shop: Pioneer Sports

November 1, 2019

When Brett Ford joined the Pioneer Sports staff as general manager three years ago, the industry veteran was looking for a rewarding independent ski and board shop experience. He found that at Pioneer, where he...


Best coffeehouse: Cool River Coffee House

October 31, 2019

BRECKENRIDGE — Owning and operating the Cool River Coffee Coffee House & Bakery in Breckenridge has been the dream come true longtime Summit County local Diane Burris hoped it would be. Burris purchased Cool River...



Best Rafting Company: Performance Tours

October 30, 2019

FRISCO — Performance Tours has been a staple not only of Summit County but all of Colorado’s High Country for more than three decades. Started in 1986 by Kevin and MaryJo Foley, Performance Tours operates...


Best Cocktail: Breckenridge Distillery

October 29, 2019

While Breckenridge Distillery makes award-winning whiskey, gin, rum and vodka, drinking the aged beverages neat isn’t the only option when patronizing the distillery’s restaurant. To complement chef David Burke’s food menu is an equally diverse...


Best Fishing Guide: John Spriggs, Cutthroat Anglers

October 28, 2019

Growing up in Littleton and attending school in the Vail Valley, John Spriggs has known about the area’s fly-fishing waters for a long time. After learning how to fly-fish in Vail at age 10, Spriggs...


Best Mexican Food: Hacienda Real

October 27, 2019

For nearly two decades Hacienda Real has been providing Summit diners authentic Mexican fare, a wide assortment of margaritas and speedy service. It’s yet again taking home the first place prize for Best Mexican Restaurant...


Best Museum: Frisco Historic Park & Museum

October 26, 2019

In 1879, Colorado chartered the town of Frisco. A little more than a hundred years later, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum opened in 1983. The original schoolhouse serves as the main hub, with photos,...


Summit Daily News announces the 2019 Best Of Summit awards

October 25, 2019

WATCH: The video from the 2019 Best of Summit awards presentation. More than 250 Summit County business owners and community members attended the Summit Daily News’ Best of Summit event Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Silverthorne Pavilion....