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Dillon ranger outlines fire damage to trails at foot of Buffalo Mountain

June 20, 2018 — Though the Dillon Ranger District announced on Wednesday that the Buffalo Mountain Fire is now 100 percent contained, the small system of trails in and around the 81-acre burn area remain closed. And one trail in particular, the Pasque trail, may remain closed for several

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Gold medalist Red Gerard nominated for ‘Best Male Olympian’ ESPY award, voting open online

June 20, 2018 — Four months after his scintillating Olympic gold medal slopestyle run, Silverthorne teen snowboarding sensation Red Gerard is still receiving plaudits for his performance at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. On Wednesday, ESPN announced that the soon-to-be 18-year-old Gerard is nominated for the "Best Male Olympian"

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Despite dry conditions, kayakers take to Lake Dillon for Frisco July 4th fireworks

June 19, 2018 — This Independence Day, Frisco's Adventure Paddle Tours will once again offer outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to kayak under the fireworks on Lake Dillon. Colorado's dry conditions may force the cancellation of fireworks displays in other parts of the state, but the Lake Dillon fireworks show

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Keystone Resort opens 24 trails for top-to-bottom downhill mountain biking on Dercum

June 19, 2018 — Keystone Resort's bike park has opened all but four of its 28 mountain biking trails for the summer season, as top-to-bottom access is now available on Dercum Mountain, the resort's main hill. The resort's bike park also plans to open its second lift for the

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Kona, here she comes: Nancy Peters, 60, goes from last to first in four years to win her age group at Ironman Boulder

June 16, 2018 — In just four years, Summit County resident Nancy Peters has gone from last-place at a local quarter-triathlon to first-place at Ironman Boulder and an Ironman World Championship qualifier. The 60-year-old Peters won her age group, 60- to 64-year-old women, at the June 10 Ironman Boulder

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At Summit Trail Running Series opener, 13-year-old Breck boy wins short course

June 15, 2018 — It's been quite the start to the running season for Breckenridge's 13-year-old Dominyk Remeikis. Just a few short weeks after Remeikis finished in 11th place overall — and first among any racer younger than 19 — at the Run the Rockies half-marathon in Frisco, Remeikis

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Wildernest residents, Summit County locals reflect on Ride The Rockies during wildfire outbreak

June 15, 2018 — Gary Zellner still hasn't seen firsthand how close his second home in Wildernest came to burning in the Buffalo Mountain Fire. That's because on Tuesday morning, when the 91-acre fire broke out near the Buffalo Mountain trailhead, the Denverite and approximately 2,000 other Ride The

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‘This is not a human race’: At Frisco talk, burro racers describe key components of racing with a donkey

June 14, 2018 — On the heels of Saturday's second annual Pack Burro race in Creede, Brad and Amber Wann of the Western Pack Burro Association set up shop inside the Frisco Historic Park's log chapel on Wednesday. Inside, dozens of locals and tourists packed the pews and eagerly

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Bikepack pilgrimage: Frisco’s Zach Husted pedals through Colorado Trail in 11 days (podcast)

June 13, 2018 — Five weeks is the average time it takes for a hiker to traverse the entire 485-mile Colorado trail by foot. By bike, Frisco's Zach Husted completed his own 539-mile journey on and around the trail in 11 days. And he did it alone. For the

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‘Fantastic’ rafting on Blue River north of Silverthorne after early open, warm temps

June 13, 2018 — The commercial rafting season on the Blue River north of Silverthorne may be nearing the end of its short annual window, but it remains to be seen just how long that window will last for outfitters like Performance Tours Rafting. Speaking Wednesday afternoon, Performance Tours

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Runner’s high: Marijuana’s place in athletics continues to evolve

June 13, 2018 — Four years after recreational cannabis became legal in Colorado, the psychoactive substance's role among athletes is still taking shape. The ways in which casual everyday recreationists and elite endurance athletes use marijuana ranges widely. There are those, like ultrarunner Avery Collins, who love to smoke

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Summit County football coach named Colorado Ski Country USA’s 2018 Snowmaker of the Year

June 12, 2018 — With Arapahoe Basin Ski Area set to open a new chairlift for its Beavers and Steep Gullies terrain expansion in a few short months, a lot is going on at the mountain. And from snowmaking all across the ski area in the fall to operating

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33rd Ride the Rockies departed Breckenridge, returns Friday afternoon

June 10, 2018 — Before 2,000 cyclists departed Breckenridge Recreation Center to start the annual Ride The Rockies multi-day bike tour on Sunday morning, a handful of riders took in an extra dose of Summit County cycling on Saturday. For the first time in the tour's history, Ride The

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Dew Tour returns to Breckenridge Dec. 13-16

June 9, 2018 — Mountain Dew announced on Thursday that the annual Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will return to Breckenridge Ski Resort from Dec. 13-16. "It's such a great feeling to be heading back to Breckenridge, knowing that athletes, fans and partners really enjoy coming

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Keystone Resort re-opens lifts for summer mountain biking, snowtubing, other activities

June 8, 2018 — Keystone Resort reopened its lifts for summer on Friday. And while its Vail Resorts sister property Breckenridge Ski Resort will offer challenge courses and zip lines this summer, Keystone will have a bike park and snow tubing, among other on-mountain activities. Both the mountain bike

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Summit middle schooler P.J. Trujillo wrestles to state final 19 years after his father wrestled to state title

June 8, 2018 — Living in Leadville, the quest to become the best wrestler he can be is not easy for Summit Middle School student P.J. Trujillo. Lucky for him, his father Patrick lived this same grind two decades ago. Twice a week, Trujillo and his father Patrick drive

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Breckenridge Ski Resort, Copper Mountain Resort open for summer season

June 7, 2018 — Both Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain Resort will re-open operations for the summer season on Friday. Each resort will feature zip lines, obstacle course challenges and opening weekend giveaways, among other activities. Copper Mountain This summer will be slightly different at Copper Mountain as

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Breckenridge Bolts youth hockey program forced to go ‘dormant’ as Rocky Mountain league folds

June 6, 2018 — After two previous incarnations of Breckenridge-based Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League teams died out, the Breckenridge Bolts have been forced to take a leave of absence as well. That said, the program's general manager is adamant he hopes the Bolts will return in the future.

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First time, first place: Pair of debut Run The Rockies entrants win half-marathon titles in ‘perfect’ conditions

June 2, 2018 — The men and women's Run The Rockies overall half-marathon champions both described the conditions as "perfect" on a pristine Saturday morning in the mountains. Bobby Craig, 33, of Frisco and Amity Elliot, 41, of Louisville took first-place times of 01:25:59 and 1:34:03 respectively, as both

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Dillon teen snowboarder Chase Blackwell nominated to 2018-19 U.S. snowboard halfpipe pro team

May 31, 2018 — Riding with the country's best in an Olympic year meant 2018 was about snowboard self-actualization for Chase Blackwell. And at the end of the campaign, the 19-year-old Dillon resident has officially moved up from U.S. Snowboard's Halfpipe Rookie Team to the country's eight-man Halfpipe Pro

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