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Summit County commits to go 100-percent renewable energy by 2035

February 16, 2018 — On Feb. 13, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution committing the community to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The resolution is similar to the one passed by the town of Breckenridge back in November, which also committed to getting all

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The Longevity Project | Part 3: Despite nation-leading longevity, Colorado mountain communities face significant health challenges

February 15, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the third installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Read Part 1: What's the secret behind Colorado mountain towns' peerless longevity? Part 2: Is Summit County a Blue Zone, a designation for areas around the world that have a

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Congress budget deal gives Summit County much needed funding for Community Care Clinic, CHIP

February 10, 2018 — Early Friday morning, three hours after the federal government shut down for the second time in less than a month, President Trump signed a massive budget deal into law which restored funding for community health centers across the country, including Frisco's own Summit Community Care

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Summit and neighboring counties expect to see 5-10 inches, with more snow possible during the week

February 10, 2018 — Lock and load those bindings, we're in for a fluffy week. The mountains should see 5-10 inches this weekend, with more snow possible at the beginning and end of the next week, as the region finally sees some consistent snowfall during a particularly dry season.

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The Longevity Project | Part 2: How do Colorado’s long-lived mountain towns stack up to the rest of the world?

February 8, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Read Part 1 here. Marie Zdechlik lives in a house with a red-tiled roof off of Fifth Avenue in Frisco. She blows snow off her walkway by herself. She

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The first groomed rec path between Breckenridge and Frisco will soon become a reality

February 6, 2018 — For the first time, the recreation path between Frisco and Breckenridge will be groomed during the winter to allow walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking and other non-motorized recreational uses between the towns. The grooming effort is the result of collaboration between Summit County, the United

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Fundraiser to benefit PEO Chapter IB on Thursday, Feb. 15 will raise money for scholarships for women

February 5, 2018 — The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter IB will be holding a fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 pm at the Dillon Community Church. The event will raise money for scholarships to help local women pursue educational opportunities locally and abroad. The fundraiser

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First winter storm in February will drop 3 to 5 inches in Summit County by Tuesday morning

February 5, 2018 — Bands of snow drifted along the I-70 corridor on Monday morning and dropped several inches across Summit County, with more snow overnight offering hope for a powder day Tuesday morning. A-Basin won the resort race on Monday, getting 4 inches while Keystone, Copper and Breck

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The Longevity Project | Part 1: Why do residents of Colorado’s mountain towns live longer than anyone else in the U.S.?

February 1, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a four-part series from the Summit Daily News. Additional parts will appear each Friday this month. Find more information on the Longevity Project and the rest of the series here. Chuck Kauffman can't sit still. Even at

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Resilient lodgepole may help Summit forests recover from pine beetle

January 20, 2018 — Fire, disease, logging — these are mortal enemies to most trees. Yet the lodgepole pine seems to thrive after disaster, and that is a bit of good news for Summit forests devastated by the mountain pine beetle. Matt Schiltz, a forester with the Colorado State

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Summit School District had a 95 percent high school graduation rate in 2017

January 19, 2018 — Summit School District boasted a 95 percent graduation rate in 2017, according to annual graduation statistics released by the Colorado Department of Education on Thursday. Summit's graduation rate was significantly higher than the statewide average of 79 percent and an increase from its 90.1 percent

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Waste Management holding food drive for FIRC through Jan. 29

January 19, 2018 — Waste Management is holding a food drive to benefit the Family and Intercultural Resource Center. The drive will run through Jan. 29 and will replenish FIRC's pantries with needed supplies for the rest of the winter. Waste Management will also donate $100 to FIRC's food

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Summit School District joins effort to get county’s biggest energy users to go green

January 19, 2018 — Summit School District is one of the largest consumers of energy in the county. In an effort to further its goals of reducing carbon emissions and going green, the school district board has signed on to the Summit Climate Action Collaborative. The High Country Conservation

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Summit County Art Forum opens “Ice & Snow” exhibit on Sunday, Jan. 21 featuring local artists

January 18, 2018 — Summit County Art Forum will be hosting the grand opening of a new exhibit called "Ice & Snow" on Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Summit County Commons. The exhibit will showcase work from local artists themed on the stuff that fuels happiness in Summit: ice

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Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs announces run for third, and final, term

January 17, 2018 — Surrounded by more than 50 friends and supporters, Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs stood at the steps of the county courthouse in Breckenridge Wednesday and announced he is running for a third and final term as commissioner in the fall. Gibbs has been county commissioner

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Over 140 Summit County residents rally in Frisco to support DREAM Act passage on MLK Day

January 16, 2018 — As rush hour traffic honked in support behind the crowd at Summit Boulevard and Main Street in Frisco, Summit Cove resident Javier Pineda held a microphone and recounted the thoughts racing through his head on his 18th birthday a few years ago. While friends and

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Wildlife officials say the Canada Lynx doesn’t need endangered listing, conservationists disagree

January 13, 2018 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that the Canada lynx is in recovery and no longer requires an Endangered Species Act designation. The announcement was met with opposition from wildlife conservation groups who believe the move is politically motivated. The Canada lynx is

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Rally to support DREAM Act to take place in Frisco on Jan. 15

January 12, 2018 — Local community leaders and immigration advocates will be holding a rally and candlelight vigil on Monday, Jan. 15, in support of the passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) act, as well as to bring awareness to the plight of immigrants

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Summit County is taking ‘wait and see’ approach to possible work requirements for Medicaid

January 12, 2018 — The Trump administration has announced that it is prepared to allow states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. The proposal, which has long been popular among fiscal conservatives, would require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work, volunteer or do another approved activity to access their

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Summit County officials express approval for court order temporarily protecting Dreamers

January 10, 2018 — A federal district judge in California issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday night temporarily blocking the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action on Child Arrivals program, or DACA. U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered that protections remain in place for the estimated 690,000 DACA recipients

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