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‘A gateway’ to play: Details emerge as Silverthorne pushes forward with new town-owned park

May 27, 2018 — A large chunk of land in northern Silverthorne once played a small part in one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, but the tract is now being cast in a leading role. A development agreement approved in June 2015 requires the developer

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Remembering a Summit WWI veteran on Memorial Day

May 27, 2018 — 100 years ago this year, World War I ended. The Great War, the War to End All Wars, forever changed the trajectory of many nations on this planet, including our own. The war saw the first widespread use of great and terrible weapons such as

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High Country Crime: Aspen dog sitter sent to jail for stealing checks

May 27, 2018 — A fired dog-sitter who stole her Aspen employer's checkbook and wrote nearly $160,000 worth of checks to herself was taken to jail in handcuffs Monday, May 21, after her sentencing hearing. Vanessa Simon, 21, pleaded guilty to felony theft in the case and will spend

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Red, White and Blue puts out Breckenridge house fire on Sunday

May 27, 2018 — Crews with the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District extinguished a house fire Sunday afternoon in Breckenridge. They said no one was home at the time of the blaze, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters responded to 106 Reliance Drive shortly after 2 p.m.

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Biff America: A postal mourning morning

May 27, 2018 — In 1976, Joanie Kent was one of the prettiest gals in town. She was also smart, funny and tough. Not to brag but I was no slouch back then either. I owned an assortment of embroidered blue jeans and a sizable collection of turquoise jewelry

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Emergency personnel respond to house fire in Breckenridge

May 27, 2018 — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District are currently responding to a house fire at 106 Reliance Drive in the French Creek area of Breckenridge. The only road closure at the time is at Reliance and Reiling Road. If

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Top 5 stories on summitdaily.com week of May 20

May 27, 2018 — Editor's note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week. 1. Developer: This is the best chance to 'Finish Peak 8 the right way' Although the proposal for a luxury hotel at the base of Peak 8 failed

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Sheriff’s Office: be wary of rising river levels

May 26, 2018 — With local river flows at or near their peak, the Summit County Sheriff's Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area. Waterways in and around Summit County can be dangerous this time of year, during the spring runoff.

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Summit High School’s Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

May 26, 2018 — As fathers and mothers dabbed away tears, 194 Summit High seniors bid farewell to childhood and graduated into adulthood on Saturday. Some of these young men and women will remain in Summit County, some will travel to distant shores, but they will always remain Tigers

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Mountain Town News: Grand Lake grocery plans to curb use of plastic bags

May 26, 2018 — GRAND LAKE, Colo. – A grocer in Grand Lake, at the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, plans to phase out the use of most plastic bags this summer. "I have been talking about doing it for years. It was time to put up

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This Week in History: Uncle Sam wants men for merchant marine

May 26, 2018 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago. Postmaster Theobald received instructions this week to enlist all the volunteers possible for the U.S. Marines. This branch of service is dependent on volunteer enlistment, and now is making a special

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Photo essay: Woodward Wrecktangle under construction at Copper

May 26, 2018 — Several feet away from the melting snow at the Copper Mountain base, the Woodward Wrecktangle is shaping up to open on June 10 following its construction by resort employees. The Wrecktanlge is a 200-foot long and 20-foot high ninja obstacle course, features nine sections of

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Snowy Peaks High held graduation ceremony for 16 students on Thursday

May 25, 2018 — Sixteen graduates from Snowy Peaks High School crossed the stage at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday into futures full of hope and promise. Snowy Peaks is a non-traditional high school that emphasizes innovative, student-centered learning for those who want an alternative educational experience. Snowy Peaks

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Here’s a roundup of things to do in Summit County this Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2018 — Here is a rundown of events in Summit County this Memorial Day weekend: Saturday • The Frisco Bay Marina will be opening on Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit TownOfFrisco.com/play/frisco-bay-marina • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will feature the band

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At Summit High commencement, Paralympian, injured Marine Jimmy Sides to share story of how to adapt (podcast)

May 25, 2018 — U.S. Paralympic snowboarder and Silverthorne resident Jimmy Sides can't remember who his high school commencement speaker was in Gainesville, Florida, 17 years ago. Back then, in the spring of 2001, there weren't Snapchats and cellphone selfies to take while wearing a cap and gown. But

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Summit’s April births

May 25, 2018 — ■ Quinn Isabelle Kislia was born on April 3 to Savana and Alex Kislia of Silverthorne. ■ Brianne Fontaine Ward was born on April 3 to Billy and Jenna Wardof Frisco. ■ Charlotte Grace Dorr was born on April 4 to Jill and Jon Dorr

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Leadville’s “one-man crime wave” sentened to three years in prison

May 25, 2018 — A Leadville man who avoided prison for more than a decade despite multiple criminal convictions was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections on Thursday, May 24, for a probation violation related to a 2013 assault that left a man with permanent brain

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Ask Eartha: 10 ways to protect our waterways

May 25, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I'm trying to be a better water steward. What are some ways to improve water quality? — Jim, Copper Mountain Glad you're interested in preserving water quality, Jim. Water stewardship is a key component to keeping our waterways clean, our drinking water safe

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As state cuts back, Colorado college student costs soar

May 25, 2018 — DENVER — In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state funding has been cut and tuition has steadily risen to

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Mountain Wheels: Subaru’s 2019 Ascent is coming soon to every driveway near you

May 25, 2018 — As we spent a few days in Oregon last week with the much-anticipated 2019 Subaru Ascent, the company's first full-blown SUV, I joked with the staff that I could sell maybe 500 of them in an hour in the Dillon City Market parking lot. Maybe

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