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Sen. Bennet introduces legislation to combat a disease devastating deer and elk populations

November 16, 2018 — Colorado's deer and elk populations have been under serious threat from a contagious, fatal neurological disease known as Chronic Wasting Disease for decades. However, the epidemic has hit a critical point, as it is estimated that half of the state's deer population and a third

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Isak Heartstone saved? Artist claims deal with Breckenridge to rebuild beloved troll

November 16, 2018 — UPDATE: The Town of Breckenridge has confirmed that it is in discussions with Dambo to rebuild the troll. “We are in communication with the artist about rebuilding Isak at one of some locations we had talked about in previous meetings,” said Haley Littleton, Town of

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Snowy Peaks Junior High and High School cuts ribbon on building expansion

November 15, 2018 — The Yetis of Snowy Peaks Junior High and High School have a bigger, better den in the mountains. Summit County's only nontraditional public school unveiled its expanded educational space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. The expansion, which was funded by a 2016 bond measure passed

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Summit Middle School concert, all SSD after-school activities canceled Thursday

November 15, 2018 — A ruptured sewer line at Summit Middle School, which also effects Snowy Peaks school and the district administration building, has caused the cancellation of the school’s orchestra concert as well as all other other SSD after-school activities, events and sports clubs scheduled on Thursday. There

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Health care in Summit County and Colorado keeps getting more expensive

November 15, 2018 — A new study has found that health care costs in Colorado are still rising. A study by the Portland, Maine-based Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement found that health care costs for commercially-insured individuals in Colorado increased by 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, while Colorado

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Swan Mountain Road to close for part of Thursday

November 14, 2018 — Swan Mountain Road will be closed to traffic from 10:30 a.m. to around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. The U.S. Forest Service will be conducting extensive pile burns in the area which will generate substantial smoke. Visibility will likely be severely diminished and cause

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Colorado generated a record high amount of trash last year, while recycling rates continue to lag

November 14, 2018 — Colorado is too trashy. That's the conclusion drawn from the Colorado Public Research Interest Group's annual State of Recycling report. In 2017, Colorado created a record 9.3 million tons of waste while "flatlining" at 12 percent for recycling, compared to the national average of 35

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Dillon Valley Elementary will be closed Wednesday due to a water main break

November 13, 2018 — Public Safety DVE closed Wednesday due to water main break A weather-related water main break in Dillon will cause disruption to Dillon Valley Elementary School and the nearby Straight Creek Ponds neighborhood on Wednesday. DVE will be closed on Wednesday, as water will be shut

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Big Boi joins Gramatik for Breck’s Mountain Dew Snow Dance

November 10, 2018 — Breckenridge Ski Resort has announced a big new artist taking part in its "Mountain Dew Snow Dance," a free concert and full-day event experience on the mountain on Saturday, Nov. 17. Special guest Big Boi, of Outkast, will join headliner Gramatik and local band The

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For Veterans Day, Silverthorne resident and WWII fighter pilot Boot Gordon recalls his service to his country

November 10, 2018 — Tell Stuart "Boot" Gordon to slow down. We dare you. The 95-year-old Silverthorne resident and World War II veteran is still at it. He is planning expansions to his famous "Foam Dome" castle on the Blue River in Silverthorne, writing books, creating entirely new systems

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Summit County’s snowpack is double what it usually is this time of the year

November 9, 2018 — November opened with a bang, as a week of storms has brought back a very healthy snowpack to the region. OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz said that snowpack is doing great this early in the season, and is now at 150 to 200 percent of average.

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Summit County Rescue Group trains its new recruits to survive in the worst conditions

November 9, 2018 — "Nature takes no prisoners." These are Summit County Rescue Group member Andy Harris' words of wisdom about the hidden "enemy" all of us face when we go out into the wild. The cold, the wind, the snow, the altitude, the ever-shifting weather, the bare ground

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Vail Pass opening early to snowmobile access due to early snow

November 8, 2018 — Due to the high accumulation of early season snow at Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area, the Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger Districts are closing roads to wheeled vehicles and transitioning access for the winter travel season. The Shrine Pass Road (FSR #709) will be closed

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Summit County is about to start a cyber security awareness campaign to prevent phishing attacks

November 8, 2018 — You get an email. The sender appears to be someone you trust, perhaps a co-worker or someone else in the company. The person is asking you to proofread a document and wanting you to click a link to get to it. You haven't been at

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Summit High School presenting Irish, Scottish plays this week

November 7, 2018 — Summit High School drama presents a double feature on Nov. 8, 9 and 10 with the plays "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh and "The Women of Lockerbie" by Deborah Brevoort. Sixteen actors and more than a dozen technicians from the Summit High School

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Respite Coalition to host informational, recruiting event for caregivers on Nov. 14

November 6, 2018 — The Summit County Respite Coalition invites the public "Community Resource Night: Respite" on Nov. 14. The free event is for people currently, or interested in, caring for individuals of all ages and all health care needs. The Coalition encourages the public to contribute to the

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Keystone Resort changes up parking situation in advance of opening day

November 6, 2018 — Keystone Resort has unveiled its finalized parking plans in advance of its earliest opening day in nearly 10 years. The resort's parking lots have been notorious for getting full at peak times, leaving guests scrambling to find parking and wasting valuable gnar-shredding time. While parking

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A mild, warmer than average winter is expected in Summit County, despite good early snowfall

November 3, 2018 — Summit County is in the midst of a pleasantly white early winter, with several storms passing through the area on the first weekend of November. Breckenridge saw up to 7 inches fall overnight, with another storm expected to pass over the area Sunday through Monday.

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Breckenridge attorney to hold informational session on snow plow contractor liability

November 2, 2018 — Meredith A. Quinlivan, an attorney with Breckenridge law firm West Brown Huntley P.C., will be holding an informational session on recent legislative changes to snow removal liability. The "Snow Removal Service Liability Act" was signed into law back in August. The law removed indemnity requirements

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Summit County’s school-based health centers provide mental health services to kids

November 2, 2018 — Schools are where kids learn, but also a place where they grow up and spend most of the waking hours of their childhood. Given the changes and challenges of childhood, facilities that can treat their mental and physical health are all the more important. Through

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