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Remembering a Summit WWI veteran on Memorial Day

May 27, 2018 — 100 years ago this year, World War I ended. The Great War, the War to End All Wars, forever changed the trajectory of many nations on this planet, including our own. The war saw the first widespread use of great and terrible weapons such as

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Summit High School’s Class of 2018 celebrates graduation

May 26, 2018 — As fathers and mothers dabbed away tears, 194 Summit High seniors bid farewell to childhood and graduated into adulthood on Saturday. Some of these young men and women will remain in Summit County, some will travel to distant shores, but they will always remain Tigers

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Snowy Peaks High held graduation ceremony for 16 students on Thursday

May 25, 2018 — Sixteen graduates from Snowy Peaks High School crossed the stage at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday into futures full of hope and promise. Snowy Peaks is a non-traditional high school that emphasizes innovative, student-centered learning for those who want an alternative educational experience. Snowy Peaks

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Here’s a roundup of things to do in Summit County this Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 2018 — Here is a rundown of events in Summit County this Memorial Day weekend: Saturday • The Frisco Bay Marina will be opening on Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit TownOfFrisco.com/play/frisco-bay-marina • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will feature the band

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Why is health insurance so insanely high in Summit County? Experts ponder the question

May 24, 2018 — The Summit Chamber held a town hall forum to discuss health insurance costs in the high country this past Friday at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Local and state officials got together with small business owners who are sick and tired of paying staggeringly high insurance premiums.

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Attention Summit County voters: May 29 last day to switch parties for primary election

May 24, 2018 — The Summit County Clerk & Recorder is reminding voters that May 29 is the last day for party-affiliated voters to switch parties and receive that party's ballot. This will also be the first year that unaffiliated voters will receive ballots from both parties, but only

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Summit Cove Elementary wins Optimist Chess Tournament trophy

May 23, 2018 — Summit Cove Elementary took home the traveling trophy after winning the most points in the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club elementary school chess tournament on Monday, May 21. More than 100 students from all six Summit elementary schools participated in the tournament, with 16 students making

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Summit County Water Rescue Team deploys new, state-of-the-art underwater drone to help with rescues

May 23, 2018 — In 2008, 26-year-old Frisco resident Adam Brown fell overboard from a boat and drowned in Dillon Reservoir. Colorado State Park rangers brought in a side-scanning sonar system that located Brown's body, but bad weather prevented Summit County Water Rescue Team divers from doing a recovery

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Wildfire preparedness panel in Frisco centers around ‘Smokejumper’ book

May 22, 2018 — The Summit Reads Committee will host a panel discussion Wednesday evening on wildfire preparedness. The program is the fourth and final installment of this year's Summit Reads community project. Summit County Library Director Joyce Dierauer will lead a discussion of the book "Smokejumper," by Jason

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Colorado senate bill puts ‘minor hail dent’ in $9 billion worth of transportation funding needs

May 22, 2018 — "Our state is one of the worst-funded transportation systems in the country," Summit County assistant manager Thad Noll told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. "We don't even have enough money to put restrooms in our rest areas." That's right; CDOT doesn't even have

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Summit County holds cleanup day, hundreds of volunteers pitch in

May 19, 2018 — Summit County residents pitched in on Saturday for annual town cleanup days in Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne. Hundreds of volunteers grabbed Hi Vis jackets, gloves and garbage bags before going to work picking up trash and debris around the county's streets, trails and rivers

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U.S. Forest Service announces White River National Forest campgrounds openings

May 19, 2018 — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that many campgrounds in the White River National Forest are open for the season as of May 18. However, some open later in the season depending on weather and conditions. For a complete list of campgrounds in the forest,

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The Summit Daily profiles seven exceptional Summit High School seniors before they graduate

May 18, 2018 — Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Summit High School, Breckenridge, Colorado. Summit High School's all-star Breakfast Club gathers in a classroom after school. These are young adults who excel in everything they do. Whether it's sports, academics, the arts or just being exceptionally good people — they

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Health care panel and forum today at Silverthorne Pavilion

May 17, 2018 — The Summit Chamber will be holding a townhall forum and panel discussion about health care in the High Country at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to this event to find out why health care premiums are

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CDOT has announced a $550 million plan to improve, expand westbound I-70 near Floyd Hill

May 17, 2018 — Colorado Department of Transportation officials unveiled plans for what might be a very expensive pie in the sky on Tuesday — a $550 million partial expansion and renovation of westbound Interstate 70. The plan would replace a steep, tricky two-lane curve and bridge at the

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Summit County’s forests are overly dense — that could mean megafires in our future

May 16, 2018 — Thanos, the antagonist in this year's major blockbuster, "Avengers: Infinity War," sets out to restore "balance" to the universe by attempting to wipe out half of all life. While federal and state forest services should never be confused with a genocidal maniac from a comic

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Colorado’s Office of Behavioral Health launches public awareness campaign for opioid addiction

May 15, 2018 — The Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health has launched "Lift the Label," a public awareness campaign to reduce stigma for individuals struggling with opioid addiction through education and stories from Coloradans in recovery. Around 200 people including Gov. John Hickenlooper are participating

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Summit County clerk grapples with sending double number of ballots to unaffiliated voters

May 15, 2018 — "My head hurts," Summit County Clerk & Recorder Kathleen Neel told the Board of County Commissioners last Tuesday. "And it's not going to stop hurting until at least December." Neel is sharing a headache felt by county clerks across the state since voters passed Proposition

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Three Gold Award Girl Scouts from Breckenridge honored at Girl Scouts of Colorado event

May 12, 2018 — "Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place." That mission was showcased Friday evening at the Silverthorne Pavilion as some of the best and brightest Girl Scouts from the High Country and Front Range were honored for

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Mike Mason of Delta County announces Republican candidacy for House District 61

May 12, 2018 — Republican Mike Mason of Delta County is the Republican candidate for House District 61. Mason will be facing off against Democrat Julie McCluskie in November. Mason, a Navy veteran and 49-year Colorado resident, is a retired former fire control technician (1961-1963) and long-time engineer. He

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