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Obituary: Phil Turner

April 20, 2018 — Phil Turner Phil Turner, 73, died of a heart attack April 13 outside of Westminster, Colorado. He began ski patrolling in Vermont, where he earned a National Recommendation for saving a boy's life. He was Patrol Director at Okemo, Montana, Hood Meadows and Wolf Creek.

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Obituary: Charlotte Grace Payne

April 20, 2018 — Charlotte Grace Payne July 3, 1943 – Feb. 3, 2018 Charlotte Grace Payne, 74, of Breckenridge, passed away Feb. 3 at St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood, Colorado, from influenza and complications of asthma. She was born in Atlanta to Grace Estes Payne and W. Leo Payne

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Video: Your stories matter. We are here to tell them. #RealNewsCO

April 20, 2018 — In honor of Colorado Journalism Week, the editorial staff at the Summit Daily has been taking this week to think about why we got into this industry and why community journalism is so important. We put together this video to give readers an inside view of the newsroom and the journalists behind the bylines.

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Colorado CEOs earn in three days what the typical worker earns in a year, new disclosures show

April 20, 2018 — It takes just three work days, on average, for the chief executive of a public company in Colorado to earn as much money as the typical worker at the same firm does in an entire year. That's because CEOs in Colorado earn 94 times the

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Cannabis for your workout: Four cannabis connoisseurs dish on their preferred strains when recreating

April 20, 2018 — It's April 20, and you know what that means: The Summit Daily's annual "Rocky Mountain Marijuana" publication is on newsstands. Inside this year's edition, you can find a feature story that provides a glimpse into a community that has grown here in Colorado since cannabis

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Durango’s Edgerly competes in Grand Traverse to remember late friend, lost in January avalanche

April 19, 2018 — In the backcountry near Crested Butte, Dominique Edgerly took a few moments to herself. She had been skiing all night, and the sun was just beginning to break the horizon for the Grand Traverse athletes. With her, in a way, was Abel Palmer. Competing in

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King of the hill retires after 45 years with Aspen Skiing Co.

April 19, 2018 — Peter King started his career 45 years ago as a ski instructor at Buttermilk. This past weekend, he hung up his aspen leaves as Aspen Mountain manager. In between, he did a little bit of everything at Aspen Skiing Co. He is credited with helping

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Podcast: Breckenridge’s ‘Doc PJ’ chats Saturday’s Imperial Challenge ‘pseduo-triathlon’

April 19, 2018 — Take heed the rest of you Imperial Challenge contestants out there: Doc P.J.'s bike tires still have studs on them. The forecast may be calling for 8-16 inches of snow through Saturday morning here in the High Country, but that won't stop Craig "Doc PJ"

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Heading into fateful Game 5, does Gabriel Landeskog possess more offensive magic for the Avalanche?

April 19, 2018 — The 2018 incarnation of the Colorado Avalanche hockey club may only have 24 hours left in their season heading into Friday night's Game 5 versus the Stanley Cup favorite Nashville Predators (the Avs trail the Preds 3-1). But if the Avs are to escape Game

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Boulder’s Mark Williams delightfully disrupting best-laid Democratic campaign plans

April 19, 2018 — AVON — Mark Williams was an Air Force fighter jet pilot in the first Gulf War, and an entrepreneur who studied eastern mysticism. He is running for the U.S. Congress … because, he says, we really need people like him. Williams was the first candidate

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BGV Gives seeks volunteers for heart walk on June 9

April 19, 2018 — BGV Gives is looking for volunteers to help out with the third annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk, also known as the RAM Walk, on June 9, at Carter Park in Breckenridge. The walk is a family event begun in 2016 to support hearth health

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Arapahoe Basin to host Earth Day event Saturday to benefit Protect Our Winters

April 19, 2018 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, partnering with Darn Tough and Clif Bar, will be holding an Earth Day 2018 event on Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 a.m. to promote carpooling and sustainability. The event will include product giveaways, raffles, a scavenger hunt and an après

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Breckenridge swearing in new police chief on April 23

April 19, 2018 — The Breckenridge Police Department will be swearing in its new police chief on Monday, April 23, at 8:30 a.m. at the Town Council Chambers at 150 Ski Hill Road. Jim Baird, former chief and 25-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan, was

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Media group from Kyrgyzstan film documentary in Summit County

April 19, 2018 — Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia that is farther from sea than any other country on the planet. The former Soviet satellite has come far since it became an independent nation after the fall of the USSR in 1991, but it still

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Pet owners turn to CBD treatments for ailing dogs as research on the subject takes shape

April 19, 2018 — The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his mostly black coat. He has an obvious limp, but it's hard to expect anything different for a dog only sporting three legs. The loveable 60–pound

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Jared Polis earns Sierra Club endorsement in governor’s race

April 19, 2018 — The Sierra Club threw its support behind U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in Colorado's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Thursday, citing his efforts in Congress to expand wilderness areas and his 100 percent renewable energy campaign pledge. The endorsement from the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization could

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Silverthorne to honor local Olympians April 28

April 19, 2018 — Following the professional snowboard season that made several Silverthorne athletes household names, not just in the U.S. but worldwide, the town will officially welcome them back next weekend with a community celebration months in the making. More details surrounding Silverthorne's plans to honor a handful

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Colorado and three states accuse Arizona of manipulating Colorado River supply and demand

April 19, 2018 — DENVER — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four

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Immigrant driver’s bill advances to aid Colorado farm labor

April 19, 2018 — DENVER — The Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail. The bill is supported by dairy, cattle

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Colorado paychecks rise at a less-than-stellar rate since recession

April 19, 2018 — Coming out of the last recession, Colorado was a top performer on several economic measures, but not on wage gains. The average weekly wage in Colorado is up 25 percent the past decade, which ranked the 19th fastest among states and tied with Nebraska and

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