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CampSight presents branded storytelling at Breckenridge Film Festival

September 20, 2018 — Most people think of feature-length films at movie festivals, but The Breckenridge Film Festival is doing something different this year. On Sunday there are are a series of workshops and screenings presented by CampSight, previously known as Camp 9600, that focus on commericials. Called "Brand

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Breckenridge Film Festival screens world premiere of “Waterlily Jaguar,” directorial debut of Melora Walters

September 20, 2018 — Melora Walters, known for her acting roles in "The Butterfly Effect" and "Big Love" has always considered herself an artist. "Even when I was little I would write little stories under my drawings," she said. During an illustration class at the Pratt Institute, she fell

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What to see at the Breckenridge Film Festival

September 20, 2018 — Hollywood has come to the High Country. After Thursday's screening of "Love, Gilda," the Breckenridge Film Festival continues this weekend with a multitude of films for everyone, no matter their age or genre preference. Over 400 submissions were narrowed down to 70-plus films, with 37

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Summit football’s win versus Woodland Park, according to ‘Fantasy’ football

September 20, 2018 — What a game it was for the Summit High School varsity football team last Friday night versus Woodland Park. There were back-to-back wild special teams touchdown plays to kick off the game. There were multiple explosive scoring plays from either offense. And there was a

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Bill introduced to name Frisco post office after fallen Flight for Life pilot

September 20, 2018 — U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has introduced a bill in Congress to rename the U.S. Post Office in Frisco after Patrick Mahany, the Flight for Life pilot who was killed in a helicopter crash in Frisco back in 2015. Polis is the main sponsor, with Reps.

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Developer blasts Silverthorne town council after Hudson Park Lofts project falls through

September 20, 2018 — The expected developer of the former Hudson Auto Source property in Silverthorne has abandoned the project after an informal work session with Silverthorne Town Council was less than cordial, he said. Developer Steve McKeever, who lives in Edwards, and his partners at Resort Concepts have

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BREAKING: Jury finds Kenneth Casey guilty in Frisco child pornography trial

September 20, 2018 — The jury returned a verdict in the trial of Kenneth Scott Casey following closing arguments at the Summit County Justice Center on Thursday afternoon, finding Casey guilty of sexual exploitation of a child. Casey, 61, was accused of possessing more than 2,000 instances of child

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Breckenridge dog attack update: Dog to be euthanized, owner cited

September 20, 2018 — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Thursday morning about the horrific dog attack on Peaks Trail Friday, Sept. 14. The statement said that at approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 14, sheriff’s deputies and animal control responded to a report of a woman seriously

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CMC launches loan program to help Dreamers pay for college

September 20, 2018 — Colorado Mountain College is rolling out a new donor-funded initiative to provide access to higher education financing for undocumented students and others not eligible to receive federal financial aid. Fund Sueños, or the “Dream Fund,” is designed to help eliminate the up-front cost of tuition

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North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

September 19, 2018 — PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries plan to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. At a major summit, the two leaders gave no details of which

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Colorado River District unveils six principles for water-use reductions for all users

September 19, 2018 — Editor's note: Aspen Journalism is collaborating with the Summit Daily and other Swift Communications newspapers on coverage of rivers and water. More at AspenJournalism.org. GRAND JUNCTION — Andy Mueller, the general manager of the Colorado River District, presented six principles last week to guide an

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Opinion | Knopf: Kavanaugh not fit for the court

September 19, 2018 — It makes me sad, and disheartened, that it takes an assault accusation from high school to get our senators' attention. Couldn't we simply have gone with Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record? We're talking about a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Why aren't we more interested

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Wine Ink column: Winemakers who leave a legacy even after they’re gone

September 19, 2018 — The thing about wine is that it can outlive us. A wine made from the current vintage, this year's harvest for example, may age and mature and be ready to enjoy long after we are gone. For those who have been involved in the harvesting

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Recipes: Smoked salmon chowder and velvety squash soup

September 19, 2018 — As we followed the dusty path, the Aspen glowed orange-yellow against the overcast sky, the lake rippled steel gray, and Joyce Mueller described a smoked salmon chowder that her husband, Ted, had made. It wasn't only that a smoked salmon chowder sounded like the perfect

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North London Mill site to host volunteer work day Saturday

September 19, 2018 — With the vision of converting its site into a backcountry hut, the North London Mill Site preservation non-profit organization will host a rehabilitation work day at the Park County landmark on Saturday. The organization will spend the day carefully removing sections of the North London

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Four open positions on Breckenridge Planning Commission

September 19, 2018 — Applications are being taken for four open positions on the Breckenridge Planning Commission, each slated for a four-year term running from Nov. 6 to Oct. 31, 2022. The town's planning commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Candidates

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Frisco’s Eric Broecker wins Breckenridge Road Half-Marathon; Dillon’s Borthwick wins 10K

September 19, 2018 — Running across their home county, four Summit County locals earned top-3 spots at Saturday's Breckenridge Road Marathon races. In the 10-kilometer event, Dillon 54-year-old John Borthwick completed the course in 41 minutes and 40 seconds, 42 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Jonathan Risi, 49, of

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A nationally known champion of Native American art, Nancy Blomberg loved Breckenridge’s landscape

September 19, 2018 — A true champion of Native American art and a trailblazer for the way these pieces should be presented and appreciated, Nancy Blomberg died on Sept. 2 in an accidental choking at her Breckenridge home. She was 72. Blomberg was the longtime chief curator and Andrew

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Six years after graduation, Summit High alum Rob Courtney back as school’s athletic trainer

September 19, 2018 — Two hours before the Summit Tigers varsity football team's home opener versus Woodland Park on Friday, the only noticeable addition to Tiger Stadium is a white fold-up table. The table will be in the same spot 120 minutes later, when hundreds of fans, players, coaches

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U.S. Forest Service talks the when, where and how of fuel breaks in Summit County

September 19, 2018 — One of the key components of fire mitigation is fuel reduction – thinning out areas of dense, overgrown and often unhealthy forest to reduce the amount of fuel available for wildfires. While most folks in the High Country now understand the importance of fuel breaks,

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