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NRO music director, Carl Topilow, targets tunes from the silver screen for performance

July 12, 2018 — Music director Carl Topilow, now in his 41st year with the National Repertory Orchestra, will bring a special selection of popular music from the silver screen and Broadway for the annual, "Topilow Pops!" concert Friday night in Breckenridge. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at

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Five Summit County hikes for colorful wildflowers in peak season

July 12, 2018 — Summer has come to Summit County and with it warm temperatures, sapphire blue skies and buckets of that famous Colorado sunshine. One of the best ways to explore the High Country is on foot, and fortunately there are hundreds of miles of trails throughout the

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Annual Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival offers tastings, seminars July 14-15

July 11, 2018 — Keystone's annual Wine and Jazz Festival returns this weekend with tastings, educational seminars and culinary events in River Run Village July 14 to 15. In addition, free live jazz will be on two stages during the Village Grand Tasting. The crown jewel of the weekend-long

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Beer, Local Art, Music event at Warren Station in Keystone

July 5, 2018 — Warren Station at Keystone Resort will hold its bi-annual event, B.L.A.M! (Beer, Local Art, Music), a local artist showcase with live music and beer specials available from New Belgium Brewing, on Saturday, July 7. Seventeen local artists have been chosen to display and sell their

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Leadville Race Series hosts 50-mile mountain run, bike races this weekend

July 5, 2018 — LEADVILLE ­— This Saturday and Sunday, mountain bikers and runners will be able to "Race Across the Sky" in the CenturyLink Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike and CenturyLink Silver Rush 50 Run race events in Leadville as part of the Leadville Race Series. The bike

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Renovated Dillon Amphitheater hosts first concert

July 5, 2018 — The new and improved Dillon Amphitheater officially opened for the season last month, inviting guests for the first time to experience a broad range of new amenities and programming along with the return of some classics. The eclectic band The Nacho Men headlined the opening

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Breckenridge to host 3-day art festival

July 5, 2018 — Mountain Art Festivals opens its 2018 four-show summer season this weekend in Breckenridge. Starting Friday, the 35th annual Breckenridge July Art Festival will open for three days at the Main Street Station and The Village at Breckenridge, located on the Maggie Pond and Blue River,

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Breckenridge maker of outdoor gear, RMU, celebrates 10th anniversary

July 3, 2018 — A dream that started a decade ago in Summit County, the mountain-life brand Rocky Mountain Underground is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. The people who built the local business based out of Breckenridge said they never expected when they produced their first set of

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New chef plates up ‘new consciousness’ at Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge

July 1, 2018 — The new executive chef at Blue River Bistro is reinvigorating they way the long-established Breckenridge restaurant does business, and some of its loyal customers might have already noticed his influence in a variety of ways. Showcasing his classic French roots and contemporary American-Island fusion, chef

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Fourth of July in Summit County: Everything you need to know

June 28, 2018 — Parades It doesn't get much more American than an entertaining parade on Independence Day. This year Summit County will have multiple parades. Frisco's Fabulous Fourth of July Parade will head down Main Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue at 12:30 p.m. Before the parade

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Frisco’s kids’ trail run series kicks off Tuesday, returns July 10, 24, August 7

June 26, 2018 — This summer, the town of Frisco is offering parents who serve as race volunteers free entry for one child to the Mountain Goat Kids' Trail Running Series, which kicked-off on Tuesday. The condition is that those parents must volunteer by the Monday before the Tuesday

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Silverthorne to host its first art festival July 6-7

June 25, 2018 — Silverthorne will host the town's first-ever arts festival, Art on The Blue River, on July 6-7 outside the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center. "We're excited to bring the art over to this side of the county," said Sydney Schwab, Silverthorne's event coordinator. "The Summit County Arts

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With challenges of mountain gardening, ‘Locavore’ movement makes gains in Summit County

June 21, 2018 — Chris Brower has driven about 180 miles each direction several times a week for more than a dozen summers, all for the sake of Summit County's stomachs. The Wildernest resident and his wife Suzanne own and operate farm stand locations in Frisco and Silverthorne named

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Keystone’s eighth annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival this weekend

June 20, 2018 — Keystone's eighth annual Bacon and Bourbon Festival is coming up June 23-24 at River Run Village. The event will feature 3,000 pounds of meat, along with new Bacon Education Center Seminars, a new 2018 commemorative trucker hat and free music from female cover bands Lez

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Keystone Resort opens 24 trails for top-to-bottom downhill mountain biking on Dercum

June 19, 2018 — Keystone Resort's bike park has opened all but four of its 28 mountain biking trails for the summer season, as top-to-bottom access is now available on Dercum Mountain, the resort's main hill. The resort's bike park also plans to open its second lift for the

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Summit County’s upcoming summer festivals and races

June 13, 2018 — June 15-16: Colorado BBQ Challenge Main Street Frisco will feature 70+ BBQers, seven bands, pig races, kids' activities, the Fourth Annual Fire Fighter Cook Off, food sampling and demos, the Breckenridge Distillery Whiskey Tour, the Bacon Burner 6k and the best BBQ you will have

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: The mysteries of the Gore Range, Part 2

June 13, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second installment in a two-part series. Read on for Part One from the southern stretch of the Gore Trail. Last week as I headed north on Highway 9 — leaving the county on a road trip to the mountains of

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Your 2018 guide to Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco

June 13, 2018 — As Frisco gears up for its biggest event of the year, what makes the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge so delicious depends upon just whom you ask. The shindig featuring teams competing for coveted titles in categories such as best pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes,

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‘Fantastic’ rafting on Blue River north of Silverthorne after early open, warm temps

June 13, 2018 — The commercial rafting season on the Blue River north of Silverthorne may be nearing the end of its short annual window, but it remains to be seen just how long that window will last for outfitters like Performance Tours Rafting. Speaking Wednesday afternoon, Performance Tours

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: The mysteries of the Gore Range, Part 1

June 13, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. Read on for Part Two on the northern stretch of the Gore Trail. I have been drawn to the harsh peaks of the Gore Range since visiting Summit County in 2014. Since moving here

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