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Parents and teens: You can be on the same team

December 11, 2018 — Sponsored Content Involve your teenage children when you're setting expectation By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by the Healthy Futures Initiative As children learn, grow, explore their independence and face consequences for their choices, parents can manage the stress by having strategies in place for

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Pair of early-morning earthquakes rattle Glenwood Springs

December 11, 2018 — A pair of small-magnitude earthquakes struck north of Glenwood Springs early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program reporting center website. The first quake hit about 3:02 a.m. just a little over a mile north of Glenwood Springs and at a

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Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin says she is not ‘a record chaser’

December 10, 2018 — Mikaela Shiffrin has proven she can dominate in every discipline of ski racing, but as has been the case with all the accomplishments of her young career, she's not getting a big head about it. While everyone around her is talking about how she's the

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Grand County capitalizing on backcountry

December 10, 2018 — Backcountry territory can be alluring for many skiers, riders, snowshoers and snowmobilers for its freedom, lack of crowds and beautiful views — and in Grand County there is no shortage of spots to check out. A new website, GrandBackcountry.com, created by the Grand Lake Chamber

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Up & At ‘Em Ski Race Series kicks off Dec. 19

December 10, 2018 — The Up & At 'Em Ski Race Series will be coming to Frisco this month, kicking off a series of five races that will take place on Wednesday mornings through February. Skiers are invited out to the Frisco Nordic Center on Dec. 19 for the

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Breckenridge resident receives kidney from Florida firefighter

December 10, 2018 — Heidi Hughes is on the road to recovery and she's feeling like a completely different person. Hughes, a long-time Breckenridge resident, has spent the last decade combating serious kidney failure with less than 20 percent function in her one working kidney. But all of that

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It’s official: Colorado, Summit County saw record voting in 2018 election

December 10, 2018 — With the count official, Colorado saw record voting totals in the 2018 general election and ranks second nationwide for voter turnout. In all, 2.5 million Coloradans cast ballots counted by county clerks in the last election, putting the turnout rate for eligible voters at 63

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Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas are slipping away

December 10, 2018 — I’d like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best resorts in Colorado for those who love deep powder. Wolf Creek Ski Area is remote, surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado. Traffic is

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Olympic pitch: Maybe it’s Colorado’s time

December 9, 2018 — The Olympic Games are political plutonium. Since 2014, voters and politicians in Boston, Budapest, Calgary, Hamburg, Oslo and Krakow have shot down bids for the games. It's a global revolt powered by images of abandoned bobsled tracks, empty stadiums and blown budgets in the tens

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Top 5 stories on SummitDaily.com, week of Dec. 2

December 9, 2018 — Editor's note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week. 1. Dead body found at Vail Pass Rest Area Summit County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Vail Pass Rest Area on Dec. 6 after reports of

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Tattoos, brews, time and money: Five ways to give back this holiday season

December 9, 2018 — With so many ways to give back this holiday season, here are five ideas, including a couple of the more obvious ways to be charitable and a couple less obvious, fun ideas that might have people enjoying the act of giving all that much more

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Company plans gravel-mining operation in Summit County

December 9, 2018 — An open house later this week could become the latest battleground for land-use planning in Summit County with a materials company pursuing a new gravel-mining operation on the Lower Blue River and a new citizens group organizing against it. The open house will run from

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Mountain Town News: No mountain town was too isolated to avoid pandemic

December 9, 2018 — JACKSON, Wyo. — You think times are bad now? Imagine life a century ago. Death was all around. In early November, the Great War had ended in Europe, leaving 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead. Then came the pandemic of flu. The first

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Winter grooming begins for Breck, Frisco Recpaths

December 8, 2018 — Summit County, the U.S. Forest Service and the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco have partnered to groom the Summit County Recreational Pathway System between Frisco and Breckenridge, a new service that will enhance opportunities for winter recreation. Allowed winter uses on the Recpath include cross-country

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Vail Resorts making big investments, improvements for 19/20 season

December 8, 2018 — Vail Resorts announced Friday a commitment of $175 to $180 million in capital investments to reimagine guest experiences at several of its resorts for the 2019-20 season. With its increased investment in snowmaking services, Vail intends Keystone to once again be in the running for

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Parks and Wildlife offers reward for information in illegal killing of elk

December 8, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about two bull elk killed illegally in western Colorado early last month. Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,000 reward, along with $250 from the Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for information that leads to an arrest or

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Breckenridge Girl Scout Littlepage Green earned the Gold Award for food allergy awareness project

December 8, 2018 — For those of us fortunate to not have any food allergies, eating isn't much of an adventure. But for the up to 15 million Americans who do have mild to serious food allergies, life can be a lot more challenging. An unlisted ingredient on a

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This Week In History: Annual assessment work

December 8, 2018 — This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago — Dec. 7, 1918 Owners of unpatented mining claims desiring to take advantage of the law suspending assessment work during 1917 and 1918, must this year again file their declaration of

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Highlights from the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix World Cup halfpipe event

December 8, 2018 — From the snowfall and sunshine to crashes and high scores, see the photo highlights from the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix World Cup halfpipe event at Copper Mountain.

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U.S. teen sensation Chloe Kim, Australian star Scotty James win at Copper Mountain Grand Prix halfpipe

December 8, 2018 — Toby Miller couldn't help it. He wanted to catch a glimpse. Before the 18-year-old snowboarder from Mammoth Lakes, California dropped in for his third and last run at Saturday's Toyota U.S. Grand Prix finals at Copper Mountain Resort, he watched Australian star Scotty James complete

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