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Open Enrollment 2019: know your options

November 20, 2018 — Health insurance coverage is about more than just the cost By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Kaiser Permanente When shopping around for health insurance during Open Enrollment, patients shouldn't look solely at which plans are the cheapest. There's a lot of other considerations that

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Hemp taking off as viable product, and Colorado entrepreneurs are at the forefront of industry

November 20, 2018 — Rianna Meyer doesn't like talking about herself. When prompted, she ticks off a list of milestones: joining the Air Force, becoming a firefighting captain, finding her way to the Antarctic by way of Thailand. Her words tumble out with quick cadence, ready to talk about

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Thanksgiving table talk: How to put relationships ahead of political differences

November 20, 2018 — Is there a better time to pick a nit with your Trump-loving uncle over his misguided assumptions about Democrats — or perhaps to poke at your "woke" niece's misconceptions about conservatives — than during Thanksgiving dinner? Yeah, probably. Almost definitely, in fact. But that won't

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Colorado task force rolls out plan to improve juvenile justice system

November 19, 2018 — Substantial changes could be coming to how Colorado handles youth offenders next year. Last week the Improving Outcomes for Youth Statewide Task Force released a series of recommendations to strengthen the juvenile justice system, increase public safety and develop better outcomes for youth who come

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Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties supports Summit County animal shelter

November 19, 2018 — A handful of workers from Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties dropped off a pile of donated items Monday inside the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter in Frisco. The charitable effort came as part of the real estate company's national #HomesForDogs Project and its Adopt-A-Dog Weekend,

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Deadline to weigh in for Holiday Trimmings Challenge is Wednesday

November 19, 2018 — The fifth annual PANTS Holiday Trimmings Challenge is back at the Silverthorne Recreation Center, and the deadline to weigh in is Wednesday. The challenge asks people interested in staying fit through the holidays to round up a couple friends and sign up as a team.

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Summit Daily letters: Shame on you, town of Breck

November 19, 2018 — Shame on you, town of Breck I went to buy my parking pass for the North Gondola lot for this ski season. Talk about sticker shock. 2017 the parking pass was $219. Now the town of Breck is charging $299. Really! A 36.5 percent increase.

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CDOT warns of increased DUI enforcement during Thanksgiving week

November 19, 2018 — The heat is on for Colorado drivers thinking about driving drunk this holiday season. This Thanksgiving, CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will be ramping up DUI enforcement in an effort to keep roads safe during one of the busiest travel

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Silverthorne eyes pay bumps for council, mayor for first time in 18 years

November 19, 2018 — Hoping to avoid a repeat of last April's municipal election, Silverthorne is looking at its elected officials' compensation rates. The last time the town's elected leaders saw a pay hike, Sony hadn't yet released the PlayStation 2, Beyoncè Knowles was still with Destiny's Child and

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Opinion | Liddick: Time to end the Forever War

November 19, 2018 — Maybe it's finally time to go. Seventeen years, more than 2,400 dead and almost a trillion dollars later, we might consider the possibility that the best thing we could do in Afghanistan is leave. In 2001, following the 9/11 attacks plotted by Osama bin Laden

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Colorado man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

November 19, 2018 — GREELEY — A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence of life without parole as part of a plea deal that kept the

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CPW sends public reminder after sickly mountain lion kitten removed from private home

November 19, 2018 — WALSENBURG — After removing a mountain lion kitten from a private home, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public it is illegal to possess wild animals and dangerous to the animals' health, according to a CPW news release. Although sick from being fed bratwurst,

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Summit County Home: Nov/Dec 2018

November 19, 2018 — Welcome to Summit County Home: Nov/Dec 2018.

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Top stories on summitdaily.com for the week of Nov. 11

November 18, 2018 — Editor's note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week. 1. Bell tolls for Breckenridge trail troll as town council votes to remove controversial art piece Citing public safety concerns, Breckenridge Town Council voted to say goodbye to

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Dave and Amanda Repsher settle back into Summit County life years after deadly helicopter crash

November 18, 2018 — Dave and Amanda Repsher are still unpacking some of their belongings from the cardboard boxes neatly stacked along the walls of their newly remodeled Silverthorne home. Most people dread the moving process. For the Repshers, it's a pivotal step in the couple's ongoing effort to

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Birds of Prey is officially a go in December

November 18, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — Call this the no drama edition of Birds of Prey. Snow dances, constant checking of weather forecasts and reading assorted almanacs were not necessary this year. The Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races are a go after the

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Aspen Mountain opens for the season with 180 acres of skiable terrain

November 18, 2018 — How good was Saturday's opening day on Aspen Mountain? Well, Aspen Skiing Co. president and CEO Mike Kaplan pretty much summed it up in one word. "So excited. My quote is, 'Woohoo!' How's that?" Kaplan said shortly after the Silver Queen Gondola opened for the

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Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom by huge margin

November 18, 2018 — LEVI, Finland — Mikaela Shiffrin started the women's World Cup slalom season in the same way she ended the previous one — with a clear victory. The two-time overall champion built on a first-run lead to comfortably win the traditional opening race in Finnish Lapland

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U.S. Ski and Snowboard seeks volunteers for largest competition in Park City since 2002 Olympics

November 18, 2018 — PARK CITY, Utah — It's about two months until the 2019 International Ski & Snowboard Federation freeski, snowboard and freestyle World Championships kick off on Feb. 1 with snowboard cross on Solitude Mountain. Organizers expect the International Ski Federation event, which is set to take

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Mountain Town News: The difficulty of identifying warming impacts to skiing

November 18, 2018 — BOULDER — The International Panel on Climate Change, in its October report, said greenhouse gas emissions must fall 50 percent in the next 12 years if temperature increases are to be kept to only 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040. Almost certainly global temperatures will have

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