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Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: Longtime locals remember a fugitive friend | Did you know that your local elected officials and town managers held a clandestine meeting with the Denver Water Board about the Dam Road? | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to

10.$14 rooms offered at Keystone hotelIt’s enough to make you book a room even if you already live here: The Arapahoe Inn at Keystone is offering rooms for $13.99 a night to help celebrate for the earliest opening ever by the Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas.9.Breckenridge home size policy passes first readingHome-size limit legislation intended to preserve Breckenridge neighborhoods’ character received Town Council’s preliminary, unanimous approval Tuesday after several months of staff and residents working together. 8.Founder’s daughter takes over Land Title Guarantee CompanyDee Anna Herwig was 7 years old when her father, George Beardsley, co-founded Land Title Guarantee Company in Denver. 7.A curious meeting over the Dam RoadWe’ve gotten wind of a meeting that took place a month or two ago involving many of our county managers and elected officials and Denver Water folks (they of the paranoid Dillon Dam fantasies).6.Recent college grads succeeding at running Silverthorne businessA couple of recent college graduates own and operate the new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store in Silverthorne thanks to a pilot program at Missouri Western State University.5.CDOT: Technology key to managing I-70 trafficThe ways things are now on our highways, we’re almost entirely reactive. Snow falls and we plow it; accidents occur and we clean them up; traffic slows or stop and we curse.4.Breck’s famous gardener Dodie Bingham dies at 92Dorothy “Dodie” Bingham passed away on October 10, just a few weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. 3.The Breakdown: Putting stripes on a donkeyThere’s a zoo just outside of Gaza that has donkeys posing as zebras. No, really: Earlier this year, the two prized zebras at the Marah Land Zoo died of hunger.2.A law enforcement view on marijuanaAs a former law enforcement officer, I wholeheartedly support ballot issue 2F, the proposal to establish a sensible marijuana policy in the Town of Breckenridge. 1.Local attorney dies in Mexico a fondly remembered fugitiveFacing likely prison time for a heavy stack of drug charges, James Michael “JT” Tyler jumped bail in November 2006. He died in his sleep Oct. 2 at age 59.

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