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Best fall hikes for aspen leaves in Summit County (before they’re gone!)

September 17, 2018 — I'd always heard that aspen trees were classic Colorado, that their colors would be awe-inspiring. Humbling. It seems like just yesterday that summer arrived and the aspens started to finally bloom in rich, verdant hues. Now, every fresh morning turns them more rusted, golden. Soon

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Breckenridge Bike Guide: French Gulch fall loops (video)

September 13, 2018 — SUMMIT COUNTY — French Gulch just might be the best-dressed patch of Breck in the fall. Found directly east of Breckenridge Resort, the French Gulch system is home to nearly a dozen (and counting) trails that lead from dredge rock piles and abandoned mines to

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Fall Local’s Party and Brunch hits Frisco this weekend

September 12, 2018 — The third annual Fall Local's Party and Brunch is returning to the Frisco Bay Marina this weekend, promising a lively celebration of another active summer, beautiful fall and all of Frisco's locals with "boats, bloodies and brunch." The Frisco Bay Marina's lawn will be filled

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Top 6 drives to see fall foliage near Breckenridge, Colorado (video)

September 10, 2018 — The month of September is one of the best times of the year to visit the High Country when it comes to breathtaking views. An explosion of reds, oranges and yellows from the fall foliage transforms the landscape into an artist's palette. As locals know,

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A Super (Bowl) memory: Dillon resident, former NFL trainer Byron Hansen reflects on proudest football moment (podcast)

September 8, 2018 — As Byron Hansen uses his hands to untie the ropes holding his boat to its dock on Lake Dillon, one shiny piece of hardware is noticeable. While he steers his boat away from shore, the item's many diamonds beam back a reflection of the late-August

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‘I’ll Eat You Last’ opens Friday at Lake Dillon Theatre Company

September 6, 2018 — This Friday the Lake Dillon Theatre Company premieres "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers," their eighth production of the season. The play follows Hollywood's first female super-agent, played by Sharon Kay White, awaiting a call from client and friend Barbra Streisand. "I

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Far from the tree: Michael Glabicki grows his sound with Uprooted

September 6, 2018 — "It's about progress. It's not about success." Those words, spoken by legendary guitarist Carlos Santana to Michael Glabicki, are a motto that Glabicki tries to follow every day. As one of the founders of '90s multiplatinum band Rusted Root, now on hiatus, he wants to

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Aurum opens in Breckenridge intent on being the gold standard of restaurant experiences

September 4, 2018 — The founder of a new high-end restaurant in Breckenridge is so focused on the guest experience, he made time to ensure his staff got some experience of their own. Before opening Aurum Food & Wine in Breckenridge, a construction delay allowed the restaurant's founder, Phillips

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Fall Fest returns to Frisco to celebrate town’s food and art scenes

September 4, 2018 — On Saturday and Sunday, Frisco will host Fall Fest, a celebration of the town's restaurant scene and art community at the Frisco Historic Park and on Main Street. In its fifth year, the "Flavors of Frisco" on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will

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Breckenridge Hiking Trails: Mohawk Lake

August 31, 2018 — Lower Mohawk Lake is located in the Spruce Creek Trailhead. This Breckenridge hiking trail features a lake that is nestled in a deep amphitheater formed by Pacific Peak, 13,950 feet, and Mount Helen, 13,165 feet, in the Ten Mile Range. The hike is an intermediate

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Alpenglow Chamber Music to perform four times in September

August 30, 2018 — Alpenglow Chamber Music Festivals' twenty second fall season starts Sept. 7 with a soirée at a private home and a concert on Sept. 8 at Lord of The Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon. Musicians Rieko Aizawa, Jesse Mills, Igor Begelman and James Wilson will perform

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Breckenridge’s Blue River runs yellow this weekend with Great Rubber Duck Race

August 30, 2018 — After more than 360 days in a dark, top-secret storage facility somewhere in Silverthorne, thousands of rubber ducks are reportedly rearing to hit the water this weekend in Breckenridge. "They definitely are," said Elisabeth Lawrence, director of community relations for The Summit Foundation, two days

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Lee Roy Parnell slides into Copper Country music festival

August 30, 2018 — "It's always been blues, really," said guitarist, singer and songwriter Lee Roy Parnell of his style. "But blues is country, blues is R&B, blues is a lot of things. … It's not content so much as it's attitude." Parnell considers himself a blues guitarist first

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Summit County-based quintet Shaky Hand String Band talks bluegrass, touring and the art of music

August 23, 2018 — Mountains. Trains. Love. Dogs. Rivers. Wind. Beer. Rain. The Shaky Hand String Band makes music about anything that makes them happy, and judging by the stomping boots and twirling bodies on any dance floor they play in front of, that happiness is infectious. The Summit

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Visit the big top at Copper Mountain Resort’s Cider Circus

August 23, 2018 — To showcase Colorado's growing cider industry, Copper Mountain Resort will host the fourth annual Cider Circus this weekend. "Five years ago I used to hear 'I don't like cider,' and that's because they only like cider that was mass produced, made from concentrate and high

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Bay Area couple stops in Frisco along 19,000 mile bikepack from Alaska to Argentina (podcast)

August 22, 2018 — It was a case of "hurry up and wait" for Devon Proctor and Caitlin Hewitt as they were on the verge of their year-long, 19,000-mile bikepacking trip. During this year's summer solstice on June 19, the San Francisco residents found themselves 200 miles north into

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Oktoberfest is back with events at Breckenridge and Keystone resorts

August 22, 2018 — Oktoberfest is coming to Summit County as the town of Breckenridge and both Arapahoe Basin and Keystone resorts will hold their own versions of the traditional German beer festival in September. A-Basin will host its first Oktoberfest event on Sept. 15 from 12 to 4

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Stomp grapes at Copper Mountain wine festival

August 16, 2018 — Wine events are relatively common in Summit County, but Copper Mountain Resort is trying to stand out. This weekend the inaugural Copper Crush wine festival aims to be approachable for a younger audience or those who don't consider themselves wine-savvy. "We feel like a lot

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Head to the hills for music and food at Keystone’s Mountain Town Music Festival

August 16, 2018 — Harvest time is here and Keystone wants to celebrate the bounty in style. This weekend's Mountain Town Music Festival brings together food and folk music to send off summer with a bang. "This one is our granddaddy of the summer," said Maja Russer, director of

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Fourth annual Strider For Life kids bike race, fundraiser set for Saturday

August 16, 2018 — Come Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Frisco Adventure Park, it'll be "on your mark, get set, go!" for local toddlers atop bikes. For the third consecutive year, the event offers a pedal-less pursuit for kids between the ages of 1 and 5 at the

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