Top 5 stories on, week of Aug. 13 |

Top 5 stories on, week of Aug. 13

Heather Jarvis
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Editor’s note: Below is a list of the top 5 most-read stories on the week of Aug. 13.

1. Police ID man who died in crash south of Kremmling; criminal charges follow for driver

Police identified the man who lost his life after a crash Aug. 12 south of Kremmling as 33-year-old Brian Ward of Denver. The two-vehicle crash occurred after a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Brandon Wilson of Denver proceeded to make a U-turn into the southbound lane of traffic where it collided with a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 pulling a trailer. The incident resulted in one fatality, multiple medical transports and multiple charges for Wilson, including vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular assault, DUI, and making an unsafe U-turn at an intersection.

2. Man killed in Swan Mountain Road motorcycle crash identified

The Summit County Coroner’s Office released the name of a man who was killed in a collision with a garbage truck on Swan Mountain Road on Aug. 10. Mitchell Kaminsky, 68, was visiting from Palm Beach, Florida at the time of the accident. The coroner’s office has ruled his death accidental and says it was caused by multiple blunt force trauma injuries he sustained in the crash.

3. Summit County police blotter: Man steals bike, accidentally sells it to victim’s boyfriend

A would-be thief found the tables turned on him when he unwittingly tried to sell a stolen bike to his victim’s boyfriend on July 30. The bicycle was first reported stolen that morning, and shortly after the report, a man went to a shop in Breckenridge and asked if anyone would like to buy the bike for $50. A man at the store, who turned out to be the victim’s boyfriend, bought the bike and then called the cops. An officer went to the store and recognized the suspect when the man at the shop showed him a photo he had taken of him.

4. Dillon Town Council clears way for controversial, five-story condo after packed hearing

The Dillon Town Council unanimously cleared the way for a five-story condominium building in downtown Dillon amid the objections of many in the packed council chambers, who argued the building would be too big and even threatened a class-action lawsuit. Dillon homeowners are upset with the Dillon Flats project, arguing that the building would wreck Dillon’s small-town feel, block mountain views and fail to attract more investment.

5. Breckenridge kills horse-and-carriage industry after $25,000 buyout of private business

On July 11, Breckenridge Town Council discussed purchasing a horse-and-carriage business that runs down Main Street in order to get rid of it, freeing up parking spaces on the busy road. In the coming weeks, town staff would negotiate a deal to buy the business, High Country Carriage LLC., and town manager Rick Holman confirmed the town agreed to pay $25,000 for the rights to the business only. Afterwards, an emergency town ordinance appeared on the council’s agenda with language specifically killing any hopes someone might have of operating a pedal bus, pedicab or horse-drawn carriage in town.

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