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St. Anthony Summit breaks relationship with Vail-Summit Orthopedics for emergency trauma surgeons

August 18, 2018 — Depending on whom you ask, it's either a sound business decision that will benefit the community, or a brusque brush-off of a trusted local medical practice with decades of experience. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Summit County's only major hospital, has contracted Denver-based Panorama Orthopedics

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Summit County completes landmark deal to protect 1,125 acres of open land near Heeney from development

August 17, 2018 — On the western shore of the Green Mountain Reservoir, with sagebrush and sweeping mountain valley vistas as far as the eye can see, the Knorr Lakeside Ranch is one of the last jewels of the old West left standing in Summit County. It is no

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Summit County gets a clearer picture of how health care costs are driving up premiums

August 16, 2018 — In Summit County, health insurance premiums have been an expensive problem for a long time. Thanks to transparency requirements from the Affordable Care Act, the county's commissioners got the first good look Tuesday on how Summit residents are spending their health dollars. The data gives

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Summit County breaks ground on the Wintergreen workforce housing development

August 15, 2018 — The Village of Wintergreen in Keystone's affordable-housing development broke ground Wednesday morning with public officials and business leaders coming together to celebrate a partnership that made the project a reality. When finished, Wintergreen will add much needed units to Summit County's affordable-, workforce- and rental-housing

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Search for Tyler Gorrell suspended with no sign of the missing Denver resident

August 14, 2018 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office and Summit County Rescue Group have decided, reluctantly, to end the search for Denver resident Tyler Gorrell, who has been missing since Aug. 4 and whose last known location was at a trailhead in Silverthorne. On Friday, the rescue group

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Glitchy DMV systems, hiker deaths, understaffed jail — just some of the issues facing Summit County

August 14, 2018 — The quarterly meeting of Summit County's elected officials took place Tuesday morning during the county commissioners' weekly work session. Joining the commissioners at the meeting were county Clerk & Recorder Kathleen Neel, Coroner Regan Wood, Treasurer Bill Wallace, Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons and District Attorney Bruce

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Republican candidate for Congressional District 2, Peter Yu, spoke to the Summit Daily about his platform

August 11, 2018 — This week, the Summit Daily profiles the second congressional candidate for Congressional District 2 in the 2018 general election, Peter Yu, the Republican candidate running against the Democratic candidate, Joe Neguse, who was profiled last week. Yu, 46, is the son of Chinese immigrants who

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Tyler Gorrell, a 33-year-old Denver resident, is missing in Silverthorne’s backcountry

August 11, 2018 — Tyler Gorrell, a 33-year-old Denver resident, has been missing since Thursday, Aug. 3, and is suspected to be missing or lost somewhere in the backcountry near Silverthorne. His family was expecting him for a function in a nearby county, but he never showed up. On

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Rep. Polis visited Vail in a bid to protect the heritage and legacy of Camp Hale

August 9, 2018 — Camp Hale was a brutal birthplace for the 10th Mountain Division. Back in 1942, when the camp was built, the U.S. Army was trying an experimental and risky initiative in recruiting skiers from all across the country and training them for winter warfare on rugged,

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Bears are ransacking unsecured dumpsters in Summit County, and one resident has had enough

August 8, 2018 — Travis Bickford has had enough. Bickford lives on Atlantic Lode Road in unincorporated Breckenridge, and on Monday evening he left a voice message with Patriot Management, a homeowners association management company that handled matters for townhomes across the street. He assumed Patriot was responsible for

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Summit County downgrades fire restrictions to Stage 1 from Stage 2 amid improving fire conditions

August 7, 2018 — Reflecting improving fuel conditions from lower temperatures and a decent amount of rain recently, Summit County's Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to downgrade fire restrictions on unincorporated county land from Stage 2 to Stage 1, effective immediately. While fireworks and open fires are still

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Summit County downgrades fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1

August 7, 2018 — At a special session, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to downgrade fire restrictions in the county to Stage 1 from Stage 2. The Dillon Ranger District is also reportedly looking to reduce their restrictions to Stage 1, but that has

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Candidate for Congressional District 2, Joe Neguse, speaks to the Summit Daily about issues affecting the state

August 4, 2018 — With the midterm elections coming up in November, political candidates have been making their tours through the High Country. This week, the Summit Daily will be profiling the candidates vying to replace Jared Polis as the 2nd Congressional District's next representative. Last week, the Democratic

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Frisco Flight For Life widow featured in campaign ad for Jared Polis touting helicopter safety

August 3, 2018 — Two years after her husband Patrick was killed in a Flight For Life helicopter crash, Karen Mahany is still speaking for him. "A few years before his crash, Patrick and I were talking about another crash that had happened and how they always blamed the

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Wildfire smoke in Summit County and the rest of Colorado is toxic and unprecedented

August 2, 2018 — Lately, things just don't seem the same in the skies over Summit County. A yellow haze has been shrouding the mountains in gloom, a product of wildfires raging across the state, especially the still-raging Lake Christine Fire in nearby Basalt. For anyone worried about the

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Summit County calls for new $8.8M tax stream to pay for wildfire mitigation, mental health services

August 1, 2018 — Summit County's Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday that added a measure on November's ballot asking voters to approve a mill levy that would raise $8.8 million a year for a variety of county programs. The funds would provide for wildfire mitigation, mental

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Hiker dies after heart attack on Quandary Peak

July 31, 2018 — A 67-year-old male hiker died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack a half mile up Quandary Peak. In a press release, the Summit County Rescue Group reported that the hiker, who is from Colorado, was with a group of friends intending to summit Quandary when

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Frisco/Copper Creek’s Mayor’s Cup to be held September 10

July 31, 2018 — GOLFING Mayor's Cup on September 10 On Monday, September 10, the Town of Frisco and Building Hope are partnering for a second year to organize a golf tournament at the Copper Creek Golf Course. Last year, the Mayor's Cup raised over $18,000 for Building Hope's

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Paul Chodkowski, CEO of St. Anthony Summit for the past 13 years, will retire this week

July 31, 2018 — Before 2005, the only real medical help in Summit County was a one-story clinic in Frisco. It had a few doctors, a barebones emergency room and a couple of birthing rooms. There were no real long-term care beds, and anybody needing serious medical help had

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A crew of seasonal U.S. Forest Service patrollers have been keeping Summit County safe from wildfire

July 28, 2018 — Trading cubicles for trails and air conditioning for sunshine, Kate Caulfield and Trent Kenreigh have a pretty sweet office called the White River National Forest. Caulfield and Kenreigh are among four seasonal forest service patrollers hired by the U.S. Forest Service to mitigate wildfire danger.

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