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Summit County feels impact of longest federal shutdown in U.S. history

January 11, 2019 — On Saturday, the partial federal government shutdown will enter its 22nd day, making it the longest federal shutdown in American history. Over 800,000 federal employees nationwide have been furloughed or forced to work without pay. On Friday, 15,000 Coloradans who work for a living received

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Internet star Cameron Dallas assaulted man after he ‘kept getting weird,’ police report says

January 7, 2019 — A social media star arrested for felony assault last weekend at an Aspen hotel not only fractured another man’s nose but broke his jaw as well, according to police documents. In addition, Cameron Dallas, 24, told an Aspen police officer he lost his temper and

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Internet star Cameron Dallas arrested in Aspen, charged with felony assault

January 2, 2019 — An actor and internet personality with millions of online followers was arrested early Saturday morning at an Aspen hotel after allegedly punching another man and breaking his nose, police said. Cameron Dallas, 24, of Whittier, Calif., was charged with felony second-degree assault with intent to

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Andy Harris, Summit County Rescue Group team member and former British Army colonel, explains the art of survival

December 29, 2018 — Douglas Adams' timeless classic, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," posited that the most important piece of advice in the universe comes in the form of two words: "Don't panic." Summit County Rescue Group team member and retired British Army colonel Andy Harris goes one

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Breckenridge police accuse woman of kicking, spitting on them

December 18, 2018 — A 21-year old woman was arrested in Breckenridge last week on charges of second- and third-degree assault. Police said she drunkenly kicked and spat on law enforcement officers from the Summit County Sheriff's Office, Breckenridge Police Department and the Frisco Police Department. In the early

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Vail Pass suicide is Summit County’s 11th suicide of the year; officials urge dialogue on crisis

December 7, 2018 — The Summit County Coroner's Office has determined that a man found dead at the Vail Pass Rest Area Thursday morning had committed suicide. The man, a 42-year-old Denver resident, was found at the rest area located at Exit 190 on Interstate 70. His death is

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Examining Summit County’s evacuation plans in wake of the devastating California fires

November 27, 2018 — The Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history, arrived in Paradise with nary a whisper. An official wireless emergency alert ordering evacuations was received by few, and those who did receive it were already so in the thick of the flames that the alert

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Suspect in Breckenridge standoff last year receives deferred sentence

November 26, 2018 — The suspect involved in a police standoff in Breckenridge last year that temporarily led to a lockout at Breckenridge Elementary School has been sentenced to a two year deferred sentence and more than $1,750 in court fines. Kyle David Kenczewicz, 28, pleaded guilty to a

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Summit County avalanche danger high this weekend as another storm rolls through

November 23, 2018 — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch for Summit County and Vail in advance of a storm system rolling through the area this weekend. The center forecasts a high danger of avalanches at and above the tree line, as well as a

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Defendant in Eagle County counterfeit ring sentenced to 10 years in prison

November 20, 2018 — Valerie Demarco, 35, was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on Wednesday in connection with a counterfeit money forgery ring that passed fraudulent $50 bills in businesses across Eagle County. Demarco worked with a previously convicted felon, Jabez Parker, 43, who pled

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String of fights at Summit High School could lead to charges against multiple students

November 16, 2018 — Multiple Summit High School students may face charges after a string of fights broke out inside the school earlier this week. On Nov. 13, the Summit County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the school to break up three separate fights throughout the day, according to

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Summit County Rescue Group trains its new recruits to survive in the worst conditions

November 9, 2018 — "Nature takes no prisoners." These are Summit County Rescue Group member Andy Harris' words of wisdom about the hidden "enemy" all of us face when we go out into the wild. The cold, the wind, the snow, the altitude, the ever-shifting weather, the bare ground

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies awarded medals for saving a motorist’s life

November 1, 2018 — David Beukelman is still alive today due to the heroism and professionalism of two Summit County sheriff's deputies with assistance from paramedics and bystanders. Deputies Mariah Kroschel and Ryan Hosier were awarded the Life Saving Medal on Friday for their actions in September that brought

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Leadville man hospitalized after shot by police, allegedly threatened officer during domestic dispute

October 30, 2018 — LEADVILLE — A domestic dispute ended with a shooting by police that sent a Leadville man to a Denver hospital. Dylan Byrne Gregg, 32, threatened a police officer who responded to the 911 call in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday, Leadville police said in a press

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Bennet, Polis, Frisco Flight for Life widow Karen Mahany celebrate signing of helicopter safety law

October 26, 2018 — Sunshine streamed through static rotors of a North Colorado EMS helicopter onto a small crowd gathered in front of it on Friday morning as fallen Flight For Life pilot Patrick Mahany's legacy was cemented at a ceremony at the High Country Training Center in Frisco.

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‘Build the Wall,’ racist website graffiti discovered near Summit Middle School

October 25, 2018 — Racist and nationalist graffiti was discovered near School Road in Frisco Thursday morning, along with a report of similar graffiti found near the Starbucks in Silverthorne. The incidents may be part of a disturbing pattern of hate speech-related graffiti in Summit County this week following

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15-hour standoff outside of Breckenridge ends peacefully

October 18, 2018 — A man engaged in a standoff with law enforcement officials outside of Breckenridge was peacefully taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, ending a more than 15-hour stalemate with members of the Summit County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 9:50 on

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Lake Christine Fire suspects due in court Tuesday

October 5, 2018 — The couple accused by authorities of starting the Lake Christine Fire are scheduled to appear in Eagle County Court for a disposition hearing Tuesday, as is the father of one of the suspects. The hearings are expected to be procedural, with no pleas or other

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FAA to require crash-resistant fuel tanks after Frisco Flight For Life pilot tragedy

October 3, 2018 — Flight For Life pilot Patrick Mahany's sacrifice was not in vain. On Wednesday, Congress passed a five-year funding extension of the Federal Aviation Administration. Aside from enacting new regulatory measures for everything from airline seats to drones, the reauthorization also requires helicopter manufacturers to install

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Man who pleaded guilty in 2016 assault case sentenced to one year in jail, 8 years probation

October 3, 2018 — One of four men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Silverthorne on St. Patrick's Day in 2016 was sentenced on Wednesday in front of an emotional crowd at the Eagle County Justice Center. Michael Gelber, 47, was sentenced to one year in Summit County

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