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Recent Stories by Eli Pace

A nationally known champion of Native American art, Nancy Blomberg loved Breckenridge’s landscape

September 19, 2018 — A true champion of Native American art and a trailblazer for the way these pieces should be presented and appreciated, Nancy Blomberg died on Sept. 2 in an accidental choking at her Breckenridge home. She was 72. Blomberg was the longtime chief curator and Andrew

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Williams Sonoma outlet coming to Silverthorne this fall

September 18, 2018 — Williams Sonoma is joining the list of big-name brands housed in the Outlets at Silverthorne. Once open, it will be the company's first outlet in Colorado and the only one for at least 700 miles. Representatives of the outlet mall announced the addition on Monday,

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Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis unveils plan to lower health care costs

September 17, 2018 — Saying it could save Coloradans up to 40 percent or more on their health care costs, gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis rolled out a 100-day, multi-point roadmap Monday in Frisco to reform the state's health care system. Winning the democratic primary in June, the congressman from

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Breckenridge Heritage Alliance plots the future of town history

September 16, 2018 — Coming off recent successes, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is looking to the future with separate plans to expand both the presentation and the scope of local history. Detailing those recent successes, president of the heritage alliance's board of directors Jerry Dziedzic noted that Barney Ford,

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Best of Summit voting ends today — make your voice heard

September 14, 2018 — Pet groomers, plumbers and pharmacies. Some might ask politely; others are begging for support. A few local businesses are even trying to entice votes for the Summit Daily News' annual readers choice contest by offering giveaways. Jockeying among some local businesses has hit a fever-pitch,

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Breckenridge parking garage talks stall over question of ownership

September 13, 2018 — The biggest question facing Breckenridge Town Council on Tuesday hinged on where the town should build its long-awaited parking garage. Without a definitive answer to that question, the town and Vail Resorts have reached an impasse. Breckenridge appeared set to start construction on a parking

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Breckenridge Ski Resort about a month out from making snow

September 13, 2018 — Breckenridge Ski Resort is only 35 days away from starting to make snow for the 2018-19 ski season, according to a resort official. Updating Breckenridge Town Council about what's happening at Breckenridge Ski Resort, vice president and chief operating officer John Buhler expressed his excitement

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Former Breckenridge councilman joins calls for change at Backstage Theatre

September 12, 2018 — Calls for change at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre continue to mount with former Breckenridge Town Councilman Mark Burke delivering a scathing indictment of the theater's board of directors at Tuesday night's council meeting. "I can tell you when you lose three executive directors in a year

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Frey Gulch Fire near Keystone 100 percent contained

September 11, 2018 — The Frey Gulch Fire, which started Sunday afternoon from a lightning strike, is now 100 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. A five-person crew from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit worked to suppress the fire on Monday by building a

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Summit County rejects Vail Resorts’ attempt to extend bunk-beds agreement at Keystone employee housing project

September 11, 2018 — The Summit Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday nixed Keystone Ski Resort's attempt to retain an 102 additional beds at the resort's Tenderfoot employee housing project for another ski season. The county's planners recommended against approving the request for an extension from Vail Resorts, owner

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Breckenridge’s first responders reflect on national tragedy of 9/11

September 11, 2018 — More than 20 officers with Breckenridge Police Department and Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District donned formal dress uniforms for a short ceremony Tuesday in Breckenridge honoring the 2,977 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ceremony lasted for about 15 minutes

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Summit County could quash Keystone Ski Resort’s request for bunk-bed extension

September 10, 2018 — The Summit County commissioners are scheduled on Tuesday to take up a request from Vail Resorts seeking to keep 102 additional bunk beds for employee housing at Keystone Ski Resort for up to two more winters. The county previously agreed to the company's request to

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Crews confident Frey Gulch Fire near Keystone has been contained

September 10, 2018 — Smoke rising from the Frey Gulch Fire, ignited Sunday by a lightning strike north of Keystone, subsided Monday as crews reported making great progress containing the small blaze overnight. The fire is about a half acre in a remote area in the upper Frey Gulch

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Will Summit County support a field house?

September 9, 2018 — A handful of Summit County citizens are emerging as advocates for an indoor athletics facility — also called a field house — that they say would be a great benefit for a wide range of players. The timing of the latest push for a field

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Lightning sparks small wildfire north of Keystone

September 9, 2018 — A crew with the U.S. Forest Service spent Sunday evening working to suppress a small wildfire after it flared up earlier in the afternoon in the upper Frey Gulch drainage, east of Tenderfoot Mountain and north of Keystone. Multiple agencies responded to the blaze, named

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Over 17,000 parking citations issued in Breckenridge over 12-month span

September 6, 2018 — Breckenridge's parking ambassadors — the people who write the tickets — have issued more than twice the number of citations over previous years, even though the vast majority of those won't ever get paid. Contracting with a private company, Breckenridge turned over parking enforcement responsibilities

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Breckenridge building destroyed in Sunday morning fire

September 5, 2018 — Investigators believe faulty electrical wiring is responsible for a structure fire that destroyed a Breckenridge building early Sunday morning. According to Red, White and Blue Fire District deputy chief Jay Nelson, a man was staying inside the building at 13135 Highway 9 when the fire

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Summit County lifts Stage 1 fire ban; White River National Forest plans to ease its fire ban Friday

September 5, 2018 — Months-long fire restrictions are falling like timber across Summit County as the Board Of County Commissioners decided on Tuesday to remove the Stage 1 restrictions in unincorporated areas of the county. The county's decision to remove Stage 1 fire restrictions, announced on Wednesday, maintains consistency

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Aurum opens in Breckenridge intent on being the gold standard of restaurant experiences

September 4, 2018 — The founder of a new high-end restaurant in Breckenridge is so focused on the guest experience, he made time to ensure his staff got some experience of their own. Before opening Aurum Food & Wine in Breckenridge, a construction delay allowed the restaurant's founder, Phillips

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Breckenridge salon to host cut-a-thon for teen fighting leukemia

September 2, 2018 — The Breckenridge Chopping Block Salon is hosting a fundraiser next week for Kayla, a 14-year-old who recently started her third battle against leukemia and is daughter of salon stylist Joni Uhelsky. The family is moving to New York immediately to be closer to other family

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