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Dillon Amphitheatre’s million-dollar view now has the facility to match it

April 19, 2018 — With it's facelift set to be completed by early summer, the Dillon Amphitheatre will be ready to house bigger bands and greater crowds. They've announced an initial lineup — the biggest name on that list being Colorado jam band The String Cheese Incident on July

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Breckenridge to have 1K acres of skiable terrain through Sunday, most all on Peak 8

April 17, 2018 — Peak 8 will be the site of the party if you're planning to ski or ride Breckenridge before the resort's lifts stop running for the winter season late-Sunday afternoon. For this final week of the season, Breckenridge Ski Resort is offering approximately 1,000 acres of

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La Escondida: A hidden-gem bakery in Silverthorne

April 17, 2018 — In Silverthorne, Panaderia La Escondida sits off the beaten path, tucked far away from the heavy traffic of Blue River Parkway, but that hasn't kept locals from repeatedly finding the small eatery that specializes in Mexican-style baked goods since it opened in town last fall.

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At Copper Mountain Resort’s closing weekend, slopesoakers explain what makes a great pond skimmer (video)

April 14, 2018 — One hundred signed up. Thirty advanced to the final. Four were awarded Copper Mountain season passes. And one skied up and over the fencing into the crowd. It was a fun, skillful and — at one point — scary seventh annual Red Bull Slopesoakers snowboard

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Copper Mountain closing, live music

April 12, 2018 — Copper closes Season with a bang This Friday Copper Mountain invites the public to ski or ride for a good cause at Feel Good Fridays — a collaboration between Powdr, the High Fives Foundation and local nonprofits, including Adaptive Action Sports, to raise money and

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Summit Up Stories: New audio series showcases tales from Summit County locals; Haley Littleton is up first

April 12, 2018 — The Summit Daily News is debuting a new storytelling series on our website called Summit Up Stories. These audio presentations will feature true short stories told by the Summit County locals that lived them. Our first story is by Haley Littleton, communications and marketing coordinator

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In Colorado, new snow falls as ski resorts near closing dates

April 9, 2018 — Colorado's ski resorts are closing for the season, and this weekend marks the last opportunity, at least until next fall, to hit the slopes at Aspen Snowmass, Beaver Creek Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Steamboat Resort and Vail Ski Resort. Keystone Resort went out Sunday with

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Blue River Horse Center rears up for another season

April 8, 2018 — The Blue River Horse Center is saddling up for another busy summer season on its 300-acre ranch along the Lower Blue River, north of Silverthorne. Start to finish, the nonprofit's primary season — in which the horses are in town — runs from the beginning

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Frisco, U.S. Forest Service collects public input on developing town’s recreational crown jewel

April 6, 2018 — Thirteen poster boards were affixed to the walls at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge on Thursday evening. Their purpose? To have the dozens of locals in attendance scribble their feedback on an array of topics pertaining to the future of the town of Frisco's

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Easter egg hunts across the county

March 29, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin and the bunny The bunny is set for a stop at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, which features a nice, long area for relaxing, similar to a beach, for a "Beach'n Egg Hunt." They will have multiple hunts, both for skiing and non-skiing children.

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Listen to history: The construction of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel, the highest vehicle tunnel in America

March 29, 2018 — Completed in the 1970s, the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel was an incredible feat of transportation engineering, at one point in history standing as the highest vehicular tunnel in the world. Construction of the tunnels took some lives, and ended up costing more than twice the original

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Plan your Summit County weekend: Battle of the Bands, Save Our Snow, Soup For The Soul and Rocky Mountain Country Festival

March 22, 2018 — Attendees at the Tri-County Battle of the Bands are going to get a little bit of everything this year. Maybe even during just one set. The showdown, sponsored by the Summit Daily News, will feature four Colorado bands, and takes place this Saturday at the

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Battle of the Bands rocks Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge on Saturday; proceeds support Domus Pacis

March 21, 2018 — Attendees at the Tri-County Battle of the Bands are going to get a little bit of everything this year. Maybe even during just one set. The showdown, sponsored by the Summit Daily News, will feature four Colorado bands, and takes place this Saturday at the

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Keystone’s Rocky Mountain Country Fest to debut at Warren Station

March 21, 2018 — Warren Station Center for the Arts at Keystone presents the first annual Rocky Mountain Country Fest. Organizers of the event said country music is a bit of a rarity in Summit County and thought the genre would be a great addition to the Warren Station

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Crepes a la Cart’s second location eases pressure on one of Breckenridge’s longest, most prohibitive lines

March 20, 2018 — If there's a line on the sidewalks of Main Street Breckenridge, odds are it's for Crepes a la Cart. Waiting up to 30 minutes or more for the sweet or savory creations prepared by one of the town's most popular and longest-running food carts, even

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Colorado startup launches product to facilitate ski-to-ski binding switches with bare hands

March 16, 2018 — Picture this: You show up to the mountain for first chair and ski icy trails for a few hours before heavy snowfall begins to pile up. Noticing the accumulation of powder, you decide you want to go back to your car to swap out your

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The frozen Five Peaks: What it’s like to race up and down Breckenridge’s summits on a cold winter morning

March 15, 2018 — The top of Peak 9 was only 200 yards away. Once there, our ski mountaineering Five Peaks race descent to the next of Breckenridge's peaks — and to the beneath-treeline warmth — would come soon enough. But in this moment of ascent against the frigid

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Roundup of St. Patrick’s Day events around Summit County

March 15, 2018 — Breckenridge St. Patrick's Day 5K at Gold Run Nordic Center Come out for the new beginning of the trail running season at the first annual St. Patrick's Day 5K. The race takes place at the Gold Run Nordic Center running along our Nordic trails. $30

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Listen to history: ‘Sisters of Courage,’ one family’s journey homesteading near Grand Lake

March 15, 2018 — In the era of the Civil War, westward expansion and the Panic of 1893,  the Harbison sisters traveled from Denver to settle near Grand Lake and begin life anew. Annie and Kittie Harbison homesteaded side by side in the Kawuneeche Valley, creating a successful daily ranch

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New Vietnamese restaurant in Breckenridge pairs mother and her three daughters

March 13, 2018 — Diners who've flocked to the Peak of Asia since its December opening don't likely know the restaurant that serves spring rolls, wonton soup and other Vietnamese delicacies functions as more than just another Breckenridge eatery, especially for the family who started it. That's because the

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