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Olympics odds, ends & trends: Mr. T the curling fan, Chris Corning the ‘Human Cuisinart,’ and Dale Earnhart Jr. gets to ride in a bobsled after all

February 24, 2018 — In today's final installment of the Summit Daily's Olympic odds, ends & trends series: Mr. T stakes his claim as the biggest U.S. curling fan on planet Earth, Chris Corning's awe-inspiring attempt at a quadruple-cork 1800 is compared to an electric food processor, Red Gerard

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3 to see: The Olympics are over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop watching your favorite athletes

February 24, 2018 — A newfound fan of Summit County snowboarders Red Gerard, Chris Corning and Kyle Mack? How about the athletes from the gold medal-winning U.S. women's hockey team? Or the gold medal-winning curling "rejects?" Well, if you're looking to watch some of these Olympic stars moving forward,

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PHOTOS: A look back at the best Olympic moments for Summit County snowboarders Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack

February 24, 2018 — If you didn't know, now you know. The kids are alright. Two weeks after Red Gerard sent American Olympic fans into a frenzy by becoming the youngest American male athlete to ever win a Winter Olympic gold medal in an individual's competition, the Summit County

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American men win Olympic curling gold

February 24, 2018 — GANGNEUNG, South Korea — John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked it into another, sending them both skittering out of scoring range. Five yellow-handled American rocks were left behind. The score, known

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Mountain Town News: Colorado continues to debate whether wolves would be good

February 24, 2018 — CARBONDALE, Colo. – In the early 1920s, Arthur Carhart turned his attention to the wolves vanishing in Colorado, the result of a methodical extermination conducted by the U.S. Biological Survey. Carhart had earlier earned some attention when, as a young employee of the new U.S.

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Summit County Open Space and Trails seeks community input on e-bikes for recpaths

February 24, 2018 — Summit County Open Space and Trails is requesting public comment on whether to allow electric-assisted bicycles, or "e-bikes," on the recreation path network in Summit. An open house will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, for public comment on the issue. An online survey is

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Drug dealer gets 5 years for selling fatal dose of Fentanyl

February 24, 2018 — A man who sold fatal doses of Fentanyl in November 2015 was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, according to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney's office. Brandon Johnson, 26, of Sterling, was indicted in Summit County in February 2016 along with a second man

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Silverthorne resident Kyle Mack wins silver medal in Olympics’ first-ever snowboard big air

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — At the top of the Olympic big air course, Kyle Mack thought about doing a standard tail grab. But he had another, more stylish, distinct and difficult grab in mind — the Bloody Dracula. It entails grabbing the tail of the

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An opportunity to meet Dreamers, as well as to learn more about the DREAM act, will take place on Monday, Feb. 26

February 23, 2018 — A group of local nonprofits, immigrant advocates and Dreamers are coming together to hold an event on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library. The event will be a meet-and-greet opportunity with Dreamers as well as to educate the public about the

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Olympic odds, ends & trends: It’s 3 a.m. in South Korea and bronze medalist Arielle Gold still has ‘Gangnam Style’ stuck in her head

February 23, 2018 — In today's Summit Daily Olympic odds, ends & trends: Breckenridge resident and bronze medalist Arielle Gold can't get that one viral K-Pop song out of her head, an American bodybuilder becomes a bobsledder and American Olympic star Mikaela Shiffrin (and others) get a case of

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Summit County leaders skeptical of a Colorado Olympics, but see opportunity for fixing Interstate 70

February 23, 2018 — Just a few hours after the U.S. women's hockey gold medal win kept many local Olympic fans up past midnight, more than 20 Summit County community leaders and stakeholders brushed the sleep out of their eyes to convene at the Frisco Senior Center. They were

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Reader Photos: Far-off views

February 23, 2018 — Here are the reader-submitted photos of Summit County in the past week. To possibly see your photos in print or online, submit entries to share@summitdaily.com.

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Hey, Spike! introduces Summit County’s Grey Guys to the Blue Zones (column)

February 23, 2018 — Hey, Spike! has rounded up a couple of strong examples to amplify the recent four-part series about longevity directed by Summit Daily editor Ben Trollinger and written by reporter Deepan Dutta. Summit County's active seniors are representative of those "gray hairs" living in regions known

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3 to see: First-ever Olympic speedskating mass start events highlight weekend action

February 23, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Summit County can’t change its speed limits, but a new bill could change that

February 23, 2018 — Brooks Mulica, a 6-year-old Dillon Valley resident, was at the State Capitol on Thursday with a simple message for lawmakers. "I'm sad because I can't ride my bike because the cars go too fast," he told members of the House Transportation and Energy Committee during

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Former Leadville police chief Michael Leake sentenced to probation for gun-running scheme

February 23, 2018 — Leadville's former police chief was sentenced to 15 years probation on Friday for stealing guns from the police department's evidence room and pawning them in the Denver area, the District Attorney's Office annonced in a news release. Michael Robert Leake, 52, pleaded guilty to two

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Schools across Colorado seeing more and more threats of violence following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school

February 23, 2018 — Westminster High School went on lockdown Thursday as police searched through the school. An online threat circulated through social media, claiming that a gun had been found in the high school bathroom. Before noon, school officials had decided to send students home early. By the

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A transportation sales tax hike could be headed to the Colorado ballot. But can it pass?

February 23, 2018 — A coalition of business leaders across the state took a major step this week toward asking Colorado voters to raise sales taxes for transportation, but even some who have long supported a tax hike for roads are now questioning whether the effort can succeed. That

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For first-generation college students, help moves beyond freshman year

February 23, 2018 — Sponsored Content A new Summit Foundation program will partner with Colorado Mountain College to help first-generation students earn college degrees Written By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by The Summit Foundation Summit High School seniors Anna Gonzalez, Brissa Veleta and Jaime Urias are going to

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US Nordic combined team struggles in final event of 2018 Winter Olympics

February 23, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The end came with a dedicated effort, a sharp sprint but still a frustrating result Thursday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team wrapped up its 2018 Winter Olympics events with the four-man team relay at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

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