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New bookstore, Breck Books, opens in Breckenridge

December 11, 2018 — A semi-retired couple is trying to make it in Breckenridge with a new bookstore, Breck Books, tucked into the Towne Square Mall shopping center at 100 N. Main St., above the Godspeed Tattoo parlor. The owners, Richard and Kim Sims, don't plan on getting rich

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It’s official: Colorado, Summit County saw record voting in 2018 election

December 10, 2018 — With the count official, Colorado saw record voting totals in the 2018 general election and ranks second nationwide for voter turnout. In all, 2.5 million Coloradans cast ballots counted by county clerks in the last election, putting the turnout rate for eligible voters at 63

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Tattoos, brews, time and money: Five ways to give back this holiday season

December 9, 2018 — With so many ways to give back this holiday season, here are five ideas, including a couple of the more obvious ways to be charitable and a couple less obvious, fun ideas that might have people enjoying the act of giving all that much more

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Company plans gravel-mining operation in Summit County

December 9, 2018 — An open house later this week could become the latest battleground for land-use planning in Summit County with a materials company pursuing a new gravel-mining operation on the Lower Blue River and a new citizens group organizing against it. The open house will run from

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Green demolition at Old Robinson Dairy in Silverthorne makes way for shipping-container hotel

December 5, 2018 — The old Robinson Dairy in Silverthorne is all but gone. The defunct structure from the early 1980s is coming down bit by bit to make room for a new hotel with some hostel-style accommodations. As previously reported, Rob Baer and Lynne Parrish Baer — they

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Silverthorne Arby’s one of 368 across US sold in mega-deal

December 5, 2018 — RB American Group LLC, a subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group, announced Wednesday it has acquired 368 Arby's restaurants throughout the U.S. from United States Beef Corporation. The acquisition includes the Silverthorne Arby's at 165 Stephens Way. Arby's boasts being the second largest sandwich restaurant brand

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New Breckenridge studio lets customers pick their place in time

December 4, 2018 — For any couple that's ever felt like Bonnie and Clyde or wanted to be shot like the infamous duo — with a camera, of course — Breckenridge Old Time Photography can paint them in just the right light. With Victorian, frontier saloon and 1980s ski

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Defunct HOA offers to gift Breckenridge, Summit County 20 acres of land in Illinois Gulch

December 3, 2018 — A homeowners association that disbanded 20 years ago but still owns eight parcels of open-space land has offered them to Breckenridge and Summit County free of charge. All the town and county would need to do is cover title insurance and closing costs, said Scott

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Summit County’s September sales could set table for a strong winter

December 2, 2018 — September didn't bring another month of double-digit growth for Breckenridge — there have been three so far this year — but receipts still finished 3.53 percent ahead of September 2017 with $41.9 million in net taxable sales. "When you look at September over the past

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Giving made easy: Website details 36 reasons to give back in Summit County

November 29, 2018 — The countdown to Colorado Gives Day is underway, and with three dozen Summit County-based nonprofits on the list this year, there will be no shortage of unique charitable causes to support come Tuesday. In less than four days, Coloradans across the state will be asked

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Former Breckenridge mayor critiques town’s 2019 budget

November 28, 2018 — Former Mayor John Warner returned to Breckenridge Town Hall on Tuesday to critique the town's 2019 budget and 2019–23 capital improvement plan before his predecessors could pass it. Overall, Warner, a two-term mayor from 2008-16 who served on Breckenridge Town Council before that, was highly

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Summit County real estate sales slip in October

November 27, 2018 — A plush five-bedroom home with almost 5,000 square feet of space and three-and-a-half bathrooms sold for $4.09 million in October, the priciest residential real estate transaction of the month in Summit County. The home is nestled in Breckenridge's Shock Hill neighborhood, which often produces some

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Gondola cabin crashes during testing at Copper Mountain

November 26, 2018 — A gondola cabin on the yet-to-open American Eagle lift at Copper Mountain Resort broke free Monday morning and crashed to the ground just after exiting the base terminal. A statement from the resort said the lift is currently under construction and the incident happened during

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Lodging sets new summer records at western resorts

November 26, 2018 — As expected, western resorts in the U.S. have broken their summer lodging records, which could be a good sign for Summit County's economy coming into the 2018-19 ski season so blessed by early snowfall. Compared to summer 2017, occupancy was up 2.3 percent, the average

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Winter storm left over 100 motorists stranded in Frisco as troopers, tow truck drivers tried to keep up

November 25, 2018 — Summit Middle School was empty and quiet Sunday. That's not uncommon for a weekend, but it was a very different sight than the night before, when numerous motorists waited out a storm system that produced heavy snowfall across the mountains and snarled holiday travel. Across

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Summit Rotary Club’s free feast feeds hundreds on Thanksgiving Day

November 22, 2018 — Inside the doors of the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday stood Rotarian Bill Sanders, tasked with welcoming people to the latest Summit County Rotary Community Thanksgiving Dinner. "As soon as they walk in the door," he explained, "I say, 'Welcome, nice to have you here, Happy

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Hot to trot: 1,100 show for Thanksgiving 5k in Frisco

November 22, 2018 — A cold morning gave way to a warming sunny sky, and almost 1,100 people turned out for the Turkey Trot in Frisco — not bad for a county of roughly 30,000 people, said race organizer Sara Skinner. Most had the holiday off. A fair number

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Breckenridge forms ‘troll task force’ to find Isak Heartstone’s new home

November 20, 2018 — After removing a popular sculpture from public view, Breckenridge has created a task force to find the troll made of reclaimed wood and named “Isak Heartstone” by his creator a new home. Danish artist Thomas Dambo crafted the hugely popular, rock-stacking troll alongside a Breckenridge

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Breckenridge City Market expansion moves ahead, but it’s far from a done deal

November 20, 2018 — Efforts to create a better shopping experience at the City Market grocery store in Breckenridge are progressing, which is good news for locals who feel like such an addition is long overdue. Seeing the store's often crowded aisles and long checkout lines, especially at peak

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Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties supports Summit County animal shelter

November 19, 2018 — A handful of workers from Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties dropped off a pile of donated items Monday inside the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter in Frisco. The charitable effort came as part of the real estate company's national #HomesForDogs Project and its Adopt-A-Dog Weekend,

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