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Steamboat Resort moves into new era

October 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — American ski legend Jim "Moose" Barrows still recalls the humble beginnings of Scholarship Day when he was working as director of recreation for the fledgling resort in the 70s. "It was totally informal," Barrows said. "The day before it opened, they would

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Halloween Carnival returns to Dillon Valley Elementary

October 19, 2018 — The 37th annual Dillon Valley Elementary Halloween Carnival returns to town on Saturday, offering guests a festive day of tricks, treats and Halloween fun. The carnival will feature a haunted house, pizza, face painting, special treats, games for kids and more. In addition, there will

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Summit County to consider draft of short-term rental regulations at Tuesday meeting

October 19, 2018 — After months of work, the county planning department will present its draft regulations for short-term rentals in unincorporated Summit County at the county commissioners' regular meeting on Tuesday at 1 p.m. The regulations will seek to finally lay down some guidelines for the short-term lodging

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Summit County’s 2019 budget will see a $13 million increase over 2018

October 19, 2018 — For those sitting at the edge of the seat waiting to hear the juicy details of Summit County's 2019 county budget projections, this one's for you. For everyone else, bear with us, there's important stuff worth knowing about here. Summit County manager Scott Vargo and

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Lonny Vanatta inducted into Snowsports Hall of Fame

October 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It was a night that Steamboat Springs native and former top American professional ski racer Lonny Vanatta has been looking forward to for some time. "It was a great honor, and it was a great closing to a wonderful career that I

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Summit Daily editorial: Sheriff FitzSimons has shown strong leadership and deserves your vote

October 19, 2018 — The office of the sheriff is a matter of life and death. It's about public safety — not partisan politics at its nastiest. And yet that's what we have with the cutthroat contest between Democratic incumbent Jaime FitzSimons and Republican challenger Derek Woodman. The most

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Just Vote! Colorado rolls out text and phone service for voters with questions

October 18, 2018 — Trained volunteers with Just Vote! Colorado Election Protection are pushing out a new service this week, offering to answer questions from Colorado voters by phone or text message now through election day. Just Vote! Colorado is the largest nonpartisan voter protection program in the state,

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Summit County Coroner’s Office hosts Frisco Zombie Walk

October 18, 2018 — The Summit County Coroner's Office is hosting a Zombie Walk in Frisco starting at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26. Participants are encouraged to don their best celebrity zombie attire for a costume contest and spooky seasonal cocktails at participating restaurants on Frisco's Main Street, culminating

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LAPS and Far View Horse Rescue hosting HOWLaween Ball

October 18, 2018 — The League for Animals and People of the Summit and the Far View Horse Rescue will hold the sixth annual HOWLaween Ball at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Oct. 26. The adults-only party, no pets allowed, will feature a DJ, dancing, costume contests, free snacks, a

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All-state strides: Summit runners Vaille, Bonenberger qualify for state

October 18, 2018 — For the first time in four years, the Summit High School cross-country running team has qualified individual runners to the state meet in Colorado Springs. With each of their top-15 finishes at Thursday's Class 4A, Region 1 meet at Battle Mountain, Tiger juniors Jeremiah Vaille

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Alpine anew: Crawford Pierce, John McMurtry launch alpine-only Rocky Mountain Ski Racing club

October 18, 2018 — A pair of longtime, elite-level alpine ski racing coaches — with decades of coaching experience between them — are launching what they hope will be another top-notch club option for teenaged and young adult alpine ski racers. National and Colorado Ski Hall of Fame inductee

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Silverthorne backs 110 with hope for Exit 205

October 18, 2018 — Silverthorne rarely weighs in on state ballot issues, said town manager Ryan Hyland, but when that happens, it's usually because elected leadership anticipates "direct and significant" effects on the town. With that, Silverthorne Town Council has decided to tackle two November ballot measures — opposing

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Skier captures early season Loveland Pass avalanche on video

October 18, 2018 — The return of snowfall means the return of avalanches here in the mountains, evidenced by a documented avalanche on Loveland Pass last week. Robert Emmons submitted an avalanche report to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center last Friday, detailing a 200- to 300-foot wide avalanche he

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area reminds people uphill access is currently closed

October 18, 2018 — With the opening of the mountain Friday, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is putting out a friendly reminder asking people to respect all mountain closures. According to A-Basin, uphill access is not open during the early ski season because of ongoing snowmaking, grooming and winch cat

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area targets December open for new Beavers lift

October 18, 2018 — With his ski area's season-opening less than a day away, on Thursday afternoon Arapahoe Basin Ski Area chief operating officer Alan Henceroth shared information about when A-Basin hopes to open its new Beavers chairlift. "We are still working hard at getting the Beavers Chairlift finished,"

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Summit High School girls rugby falls to Utah’s United in Pink 7s title game

October 18, 2018 — Two of the country's best girls high school rugby teams, Summit High School and United Rugby Club of Utah, rekindled their friendly rivalry this past weekend in the championship game of the Pink 7s rugby tournament in Salt Lake City. "It's kind of everything you

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As climate change worsens, trees may be the key to saving our future

October 18, 2018 — Climate change is a real thing. Anyone living in Summit County for the past 20 years can see what it's done to the forests around here, both through drought and pine beetles exploiting unhealthy trees. Beyond Summit, the evidence is even more abundant and there

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#ExploreSummit: Hello ski season

October 18, 2018 — 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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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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Moose population, nearly zero before 1980, grows exponentially, challenging RMNP officials

October 18, 2018 — Moose are a fundamental part of living in Colorado’s High Country, but an ever expanding population of the large animals poses unique challenges that officials from Rocky Mountain National Park hope to illuminate with a newly implemented research project. Historically, there is a significant disagreement

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