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Safety first: Copper Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area host weekend of safety-related events

January 17, 2019 — It's no secret that skiing and snowboarding are dangerous sports, which is why the National Ski Areas Association has named January National Safety Month. Copper Mountain Resort and Loveland Ski Area are both hosting safety-related events in honor of the awareness campaign. On Saturday Copper's

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High Altitude Baking: How to make sophisticated mocha brownies

January 16, 2019 — Editor's note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. PG-13. That's how this bar cookie should

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Silverthorne kicks up heels with country dancing lessons Friday

January 15, 2019 — The town of Silverthorne will be hosting Mike "Tex" DeGarie for an evening of country dancing at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday. The guided dance lessons from DeGarie begin at 7 p.m. followed by open dancing from 8-11 p.m. The dances began in October and

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New Frisco restaurant Pure Kitchen features fare fit for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores

January 15, 2019 — A legend on the top right-hand corner of Pure Kitchen's menu denotes the new Frisco restaurant's vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. A shredded kale salad, grilled cauliflower hummus appetizer or cranberry grapefruit quinoa pilaf for the kids are only a few of the choices nestled

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Summit Cove’s Vailles turn son’s snowshoe world championship win into experience for everyone

January 11, 2019 — A glance around the Vaille family living room tells the story. In one corner, there is a towering LEGO Eiffel Tower. In another, there's an intricate London Tower Bridge. And across the room, there are even more LEGO masterpieces, such as a replica of Venice,

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Ullr Fest parade, shot ski take over Breckenridge

January 10, 2019 — Thousands of snow worshippers flocked to Main Street in Breckenridge to pay homage to Ullr Thursday afternoon. The 56th Ullr Fest also took back the world record for longest shot ski with 1,299 shot takers using 433 skis spanning 2304 feet.

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19th annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival returns to Breckenridge for third year

January 10, 2019 — Thirsty people are invited to the 19th annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival happening this weekend in Breckenridge. Roughly 150 breweries from around the world will be pouring more than 450 beers. As the name of the festival implies, to be served the beer

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Copper Mountain Resort opens new American Flyer lift

January 10, 2019 — Copper Mountain Resort announced on its social media channels on Thursday afternoon that its new American Flyer chairlift is now open. “American Flyer is the longest bubble chair in the world,” Dustin Lyman, the resort’s new president and general manager, said in the announcement video,”covering

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Moose on the mountain: How does Breckenridge Ski Resort handle these sightings?

January 9, 2019 — Moose are more common on Peak 9 and Peak 7 at Breckenridge Ski Resort than they are on Peak 8, said resort CEO John Buhler as he described the resort's plan to handle these encounters. Responding to a question from Breckenridge Councilwoman Elisabeth Lawrence on

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HC3 to host 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 12

January 8, 2019 — The High Country Conservation Center and Continental Divide Land Trust will host the 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival this Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. This year's lineup includes 12 environmentally-focused short films including Canis Lupus Colorado, the chronicle of

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New cocktail lounge in the mix after closing of Barkley Ballroom in Frisco

January 8, 2019 — At a new cocktail lounge in Frisco, everything starts at the bar. Summit County's new locally owned and operated co. bar opened Nov. 23 at 610 Main St. after the space underwent a major face-lift. As someone might guess, the name — co. bar —

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Nothing cooler than Ullr

January 3, 2019 — Son of the grain goddess Sif and stepson of the thunder god Thor, Ullr reigned as the ultimate archer, hunter, skier and skater in Ýdalir — as well as being a handsome and great warrior to boot. It is said that Ullr left the stars

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Breckenridge Distillery to host national barkeep contest Jan. 11

January 3, 2019 — The Breckenridge Distillery will welcome nine of the best bartenders in the nation to the High Country on Jan. 11 for a grand finale called Punch Kings Last Call after they won regional barkeep competitions. The regional Punch King champions are set to take the

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Summit Film Society kicks off 2019 with “Abandoned,” film about erosion of Colorado’s independent ski industry

January 3, 2019 — The Breck Film Fest ushers in the 2019 season of the Summit Film Society with "Abandoned" on Tuesday at the Breckenridge Theater at 7 p.m. The film takes a glimpse into the not-so-distant past to discover what became of a few of the nearly 200 ski areas that

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Silverthorne to kick off New Year with snow bike festival at January’s First Friday

January 1, 2019 — Silverthorne is singing an ode to winter motorsports in Summit County with the town's First Friday event for January. On Friday, in partnership with Silverthorne Power Sports, the event will showcase a professional outdoor snow bike demo, a winter motorsports fashion show and a snow

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Infamous Stringdusters play at 10 Mile Music Hall this weekend

December 27, 2018 — Closing out a banner year, critically acclaimed The Infamous Stringdusters come to Frisco to play their signature progressive bluegrass this weekend. The sold-out, back-to-back concerts put an exclamation point on their recent mainstream success. January's 60th annual Grammys saw the quintet walk home with their

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After a year off, Eminence Ensemble return home to Summit County for Sunday concert

December 27, 2018 — Success often means making sacrifices. For eight years in a row the Denver-based jam band Eminence Ensemble returned to their childhood home of Summit County for an end-of-year celebration. Yet last year they had to cancel after getting the opportunity to open for the rock

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Ask Eartha: What to do with holiday waste (column)

December 27, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I am overwhelmed with waste from the holidays, and with New Year's coming next week, I don't know how I can deal with it all! Please help. — Lorrie, Frisco I'm glad you're thinking of the planet during this busy holiday season, Lorrie.

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Mountain Lyon Café moves into new Silverthorne location

December 26, 2018 — People have had little trouble finding the Mountain Lyon Café after the popular Silverthorne restaurant packed up and moved down the block last week. Previously at 381 Blue River Parkway, the café that's been a staple of the town's breakfast and lunch services for over

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A white Christmas is in store for Summit County and the rest of the High Country

December 21, 2018 — Rejoice, ye pure in heart and fond of powder: More snow is on the way. According to several forecasts, including the daily snow report from OpenSnow.com's meteorologist Joel Gratz, there should be snow falling on the High Country several times in the next week, with

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