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Lost skier spends night in snow storm in backcountry outside Steamboat Resort

January 21, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A skier spent a snowy night in the backcountry after getting lost in the Routt National Forest outside Steamboat Resort on Thursday. A combined team of 17 Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers and Steamboat Ski Patrol worked together to bring the

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Skier dies at Granby Ranch after colliding with tree Saturday night

January 21, 2019 — A skier died Saturday night at Ski Granby Ranch after reportedly hitting a tree, according to Granby police. Ski patrol attended to an unresponsive skier at about 7:10 p.m. at the Granby ski resort, according to a statement released Sunday morning from the Granby Police

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Top 5 stories on SummitDaily.com, week of Jan. 13

January 20, 2019 — Editor's note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week. 1. Backcountry skier died Sunday on Quandary Peak A backcountry skier died after being critically injured at about 13,400 feet elevation on Quandary Peak. The Summit County Rescue

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Video captures moose chasing skiers Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort

January 20, 2019 — Hoping to warn others about the dangers of moose, this weekend a Summit County woman posted on Instagram a video she captured of one charging skiers and snowboarders Saturday at Breckenridge Ski Resort. "You can't plan for this kind of stuff; you can't make this

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Nice November: Most Summit County sees expanding sales tax revenue

January 20, 2019 — November was business as usual across much of Summit County with Breckenridge, the town owning the largest tax base, finishing the month up 13.9 percent over November 2017. With November being the latest month in the books, Breckenridge marked its sixth straight month of estimated

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Vonn may be in too much pain to keep skiing

January 20, 2019 — CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier's surgically repaired knees simply don't let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too severe; the psychological

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Mountain Town News: Smartwool exits mountain town birthplace for Denver

January 20, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Smartwool was founded in 1994 by two ski instructors in Steamboat Springs who figured out that merino wool could be used to produce warm, moisture-wicking clothing that is neither itchy nor stinky, as wool can be. In time, Smartwool became a semi-big

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Noel holds off Austrians to win World Cup slalom

January 20, 2019 — WENGEN, Switzerland — Showing the maturity of a widely touted future star, Clement Noel held off a fierce Austrian challenge in a World Cup slalom Sunday for his first career win. The 21-year-old Frenchman saw his first-run lead almost vanish before crossing the line 0.08

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This Week In History: Mass meeting to be held next Tuesday

January 19, 2019 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Jan. 19, 1919 A mass meeting has been called for next Tuesday evening at the courthouse for the purpose of discussing matters pertaining to the welfare of returning soldiers. In

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Chris Corning’s creativity leads to World Cup slopestyle win in Laax; Arielle Gold rides new trick to halfpipe podium

January 19, 2019 — Chris Corning is back on top of the International Ski & Snowboard Federation's World Cup slopestyle season standings after a victory on Friday at the Laax Open in Switzerland. A week after taking second place at the Kreischberg, Austria, World Cup slopestyle event, Corning tamed

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Summit School District continues to have significantly better graduation and dropout rates than state average

January 19, 2019 — Summit School District continues to be one of the more successful districts in the state, maintaining a graduation rate significantly above state average while also keeping a very low dropout rate. That's according to the Colorado Department of Education, which released graduation and dropout statistics

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Rep. Joe Neguse introduces helicopter safety legislation inspired by Frisco Flight For Life crash

January 19, 2019 — This week, 2nd Congressional District Rep. Joe Neguse, alongside Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced the Safe Helicopters Now Act in Congress. The legislation will provide helicopter manufacturers with a tax credit for retrofitting existing emergency helicopters with safer fuel systems. "Emergency helicopters and the people

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Colorado Avalanche Information Center issues special avalanche advisory through Monday

January 19, 2019 — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center on Saturday morning issued a special avalanche advisory in effect for the mountains of Colorado through Monday. In the advisory, the CAIC said avalanche conditions are dangerous right now throughout the state. "Backcountry travelers can easily trigger very large and

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Colorado’s search for right de-icing mixture

January 19, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — Beet juice is for drinking and for driving. Beet juice is one of the nation's new health discoveries, touted by health websites for its ability to improve blood flow and help lower blood pressure. Beet juice is also the base ingredient of

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Biff America: G-spots and jokers

January 19, 2019 — "T yler, 'Here's my column for the spring issue. BUT HERE'S THE DEAL. twice in this column I used the term 'g-spot' once in the headline once in the close. i think it is funny and works best but if you don't agree–that's fine–just substitute

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Photos from Copper Mountain’s Safety Fest

January 19, 2019 — Mason, a 4-year-old golden retriever, sprints to a hill of fresh snow, pauses to sniff and then digs out an "avalanche burial victim" to drag her out in front of dozens of spectators. As part of the 10th anniversary of Copper Mountain's Safety Fest demonstration,

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After a hip replacement, retired Olympic skier Julia Mancuso encourages Lindsey Vonn

January 19, 2019 — CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — Julia Mancuso knows what Lindsey Vonn is going through. She understands Andy Murray's pain, too. It was exactly a year ago that Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, succumbed to a persistent hip problem and retired just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter

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#ExploreSummit: White winter

January 18, 2019 — The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and Instagram. Photos will appear instantly at ExploreSummit.com and here in

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Reader photos: peaks and peeks

January 18, 2019 — Here are the reader-submitted photos of Summit County in the past week. To see your photos in print or online, submit entries to share@summitdaily.com.

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Unprecedented Summit County alliance could drive down health care costs — for real this time

January 18, 2019 — Gini Bradley's quest to find a reasonably priced health plan is familiar to many Summit County residents: no great options, just more and more expensive ones. "It's insane about what we have to pay for health insurance," said Bradley, who runs her own business as

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