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Colorado buyers hold onto their Subarus tight — and their Hondas even tighter

August 20, 2018 — Colorado consumers may have a love affair with Subaru, but when it comes to settling down for the long haul, they prefer Honda, according to an analysis from iSeeCars.com. iSeeCars.com examined 6 million used car sales to determine what makes and models consumers kept the

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Colorado, U.S. West struggle with smoke as wildfires continue to burn

August 20, 2018 — SEATTLE — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy

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Mannion secures monumental win at 2018 Colorado Classic

August 20, 2018 — The pace was frenetic over the last few kilometers of the 2018 Colorado Classic on Sunday, but team UnitedHealthcare stayed on top of it as Gavin Mannion secured the biggest victory of his career. The 26-year-old Fort Collins resident held tight to the blue Gates

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Katie Hall wins Colorado Classic, her fifth overall victory of 2018

August 20, 2018 — Following an incredibly aggressive final day of racing on Sunday, UnitedHealthcare's Katie Hall came away with the 2018 Colorado Classic overall race victory, adding to her remarkable streak of U.S. stage race wins. "This has been a really special race," she said. "I've won five

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Climate change, wildland development usher in higher fire risks for White River National Forest

August 20, 2018 — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has become road-weary in recent weeks making a roughly 250-mile circuit among three fires eating through tinder-dry landscape near Basalt, Rifle and Meeker. Earlier this year, flames swept through forestlands and came perilously close to homes near Silverthorne

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Expect a notice in May: Summit County property values are on the rise

August 20, 2018 — One buyer landed a 271-square-foot condominium at Copper Mountain for $85,000 in May 2017, making it Summit County's least expensive condo sale of the 24-month period from July 2016 to June 2018. On the high end, the most expensive home sold during the same timeframe

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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth DiBlasi

August 20, 2018 — Mary Elizabeth DiBlasi Aug. 29, 1950- Dec. 1, 2017 Lovingly survived by her daughter and son in law Stacey and Robert Seeley of Chesapeake, Virginia; her grandchildren Aleksandr Seeley and Presley Di Blasi; her brother and sister in law Joe and Sue Granacher of Vancouver

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Summit County pushes forward on Lake Hill development with new site impact study

August 20, 2018 — What kind of impact does a massive new housing development make on a county? It's time to find out. Summit County and the town of Frisco are pushing forward with a site impact study for the proposed Lake Hill Workforce Housing project, a prodigious effort

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports more bike thefts in Summit Cove, Keystone

August 20, 2018 — Bicycle thefts continue to be an issue for the area's law enforcing officials. Just weeks after a string of high-end bike thefts hit other areas in the county, primarily Frisco and Dillon, a number of thefts in unincorporated Summit County has the sheriff's office on

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Hiking the Colorado Trail: A day hike from Gold Hill Trailhead to Copper Mountain

August 20, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the fist installment in a two-part series on hiking the Colorado Trail. Click here for Part 2: A journey to Janet’s Cabin. For about 500 miles from Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail snakes its way along streams, through forests and

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Texas hiker airlifted off Maroon Peak after falling 100 feet into gully

August 20, 2018 — A Texas man who was climbing Maroon Peak alone Sunday fell nearly 100 feet and had to be airlifted to safety, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Sunday evening. A call came into dispatch just before 1 p.m. that a man had fallen into a

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Mountain Town News: More summer amusements in already busy mountain towns (column)

August 19, 2018 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Ski areas in the Tahoe-Truckee area continue to add summer attractions. "It's happening and it's only going to continue to grow, hopefully beyond the bigger resorts," says Michael Reitzell, president of the California Ski Industry Association. "I think every resort

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New school year brings focus on security

August 19, 2018 — DURANGO, — A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security and meeting the social and emotional needs of students. The Columbine High School

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Nonprofit uses mountain bikes to build confidence, self-esteem in middle, high school girls

August 19, 2018 — Anyone who's ridden a mountain bike long enough knows that, at some point, gravity usually wins. Many competitive racers proudly bear the stories — and scars — from these mishaps. Some spills certainly hit harder than others, but as the saying goes, what's more important

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Top 5 stories on summitdaily.com week of Aug. 12

August 19, 2018 — Editor's note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week. 1. 43-year-old Pennsylvania woman killed in 150-foot fall on Mount Royal A 43-year-old woman who died after falling about 150 feet while descending Mount Royal was identified as

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UnitedHealthcare cleans up at Vail Pass Time Trial

August 19, 2018 — The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team had a good day in Vail on Friday. The team took the top two spots in both the women's and men's contests at Colorado Classic's Stage 2 event, a time trial up Vail Pass. In the women's race, Katie Hall

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Bolt arrives for trial in Australia

August 19, 2018 — SYDNEY — Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia for his try-out with Central Coast Mariners, saying his goal of playing professional soccer is "for real." The eight-time Olympic sprint champion wore a Mariners scarf after landing in Sydney on Saturday following a 14-hour flight from

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Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th US gymnastics title

August 19, 2018 — BOSTON — Sam Mikulak's feet hit the mat and a guttural scream soon followed. Winning national championships never gets old for the best American gymnast of his generation. Yet the title the 25-year-old captured Saturday felt different. Eighteen months ago an Achilles injury threatened to

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Flying High: Acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths show off their skills along the Wellington Trail

August 18, 2018 — Nestled inside the dredge-boat mining ruins in French Gulch, hikers drop their jaws in awe of the seven young acrobats flying above the rock piles with their ability, strength and skill. The circus teaser existed 20 minutes on Thursday ahead of their last on-stage performance

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This Week in History: Mining Activities of Summit County

August 18, 2018 — 100 years (and one week!) ago in history – August 17, 1918 The big Jessie property in Gold Run, under the management of Geo. F. Roth of Rochester, New York, is milling considerable quantities of good grade gold ore from the lower level of the

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