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Breckenridge wants to know: Would you sign up for ‘screaming-fast’ internet for $99 a month?

June 20, 2018 — Breckenridge's newest survey is relatively quick and an easy one to take, but the underlying question — what's the best way to deliver blazing-fast internet in town? — isn't so straightforward. The survey asks respondents first for an address so the town can identify which

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New chef plates up ‘new consciousness’ at Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge

June 19, 2018 — The new executive chef at Blue River Bistro is reinvigorating they way the long-established Breckenridge restaurant does business, and some of its loyal customers might have already noticed his influence in a variety of ways. Showcasing his classic French roots and contemporary American-Island fusion, chef

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Summit County real estate feeling impact of ‘wealth effect,’ broker says

June 18, 2018 — In May, the volume of real estate sales was up at the same time the number of transactions remained relatively flat. The month was buoyed by a $6.9 million deal related to a new timeshare development in Breckenridge.

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Farewell Flapjack, Summit’s favorite burro packed a lot into his 32-plus years

June 17, 2018 — Last week, a dear friend of Sam McCleneghan's passed away at only 32 years old. An active member of the community in Christmas pageants, teaching kids and an all-around happy face to see on the trails, Flapjack the burro will be dearly missed. Flap, as

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Survey respondents big on Breckenridge, crowding a concern for residents

June 14, 2018 — Crowding was on many people's minds as they took the Breckenridge Expectations Survey, but the biggest take away from the latest efforts to gauge public perceptions, spearheaded by the Breckenridge Tourism Office, is that most people are still pretty keen on the small mountain town.

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Your 2018 guide to Colorado BBQ Challenge in Frisco

June 13, 2018 — As Frisco gears up for its biggest event of the year, what makes the annual Colorado BBQ Challenge so delicious depends upon just whom you ask. The shindig featuring teams competing for coveted titles in categories such as best pork, ribs, chicken, brisket, anything goes,

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Born in Argentina, couple ecstatic to open empanada eatery in Silverthorne

June 13, 2018 — The couple responsible for Summit County's newest Argentine restaurant didn't have a say in where they were born, but they know Colorado is where they hope to die. "When we find Colorado, we say, 'This is the place,'" said Leo Tartufoli, one half of the

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New Vietnamese restaurant in Breckenridge pairs mother and her three daughters

June 13, 2018 — Diners who've flocked to the Peak of Asia since its December opening don't likely know the restaurant that serves spring rolls, wonton soup and other Vietnamese delicacies functions as more than just another Breckenridge eatery, especially for the family who started it. That's because the

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New Frisco art studio for children and adults to celebrate its grand opening Saturday

June 13, 2018 — In heart of downtown Frisco, where pedestrian traffic is at its thickest, a new art studio has sprung up that aims to paint the town in positivity. The Sunny Side Up Studio will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at 301

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Keystone Science School breaks ground on new admin building, instructor cabins

June 11, 2018 — Funded by a $3.9 million capital campaign, Keystone Science School broke ground Sunday on a long-awaited project designed to bolster the science-minded nonprofit for years to come. The school reportedly served more than 7,000 people in 2016, up from 2,800 in 2006. At the same

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Company founded by TV bandleader Lawrence Welk is building a timeshare resort in Breckenridge

June 10, 2018 — Building on the success Breckenridge has had in the timeshare industry, an established company is constructing a plush, 123-key resort on six acres of riverfront property north of downtown, and it's expected to open in late 2019. Based in San Marcos, California, Welk Resorts sells

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What’s the next step in Breckenridge workforce housing? The Block 11 Apartments

June 7, 2018 — Breckenridge council members took an in-depth look Tuesday at the town's next step in workforce housing — the Block 11 Apartments. The apartments are slated to go up on 4.8 acres directly south of the Blue 52 Townhomes, and grading work is underway. Block 11

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Breckenridge sides with residents who want heavy trucks off Tiger Road

June 6, 2018 — Breckenridge leaders have aligned with a group of concerned citizens fed up with the high numbers of large trucks traveling up and down Tiger Road. At the heart of the issue is the Swan River Restoration Project, which is generating a significant amount of rock-hauling

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Colorado increases in marijuana, opioid use are clear; determining what’s impaired driving is not so easy

June 5, 2018 — As marijuana use becomes more prevalent and the nation struggles with a rising opioid epidemic, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a new report examining the impacts of drugged driving. Issued May 31, the report and its conclusions are not all that surprising,

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Breckenridge luxury hotel project’s first open house opens eyes

June 4, 2018 — Before Breckenridge Councilwoman Wendy Wolfe can support a 150-room luxury hotel with 50 wholly owned condos at the base of Peak 8, the project must be fully vetted by the community, she said. On Monday, the development team pursuing the hotel project — which they've

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5 reasons to do the WAVE this weekend in Breckenridge

May 31, 2018 — Whether it's illuminated kites, musical seesaws or an accomplished cellist playing in the middle of a river's island, the concepts at WAVE are often deep in meaning but firmly rooted in simplicity. "Maybe that's what makes this event so special, and why people are attracted

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Sale of Hudson dealership paves way for new Silverthorne development

May 30, 2018 — Summit County's longest running car dealership, Hudson Auto Source, will close shop at the end of the week as a developer chases plans to turn the downtown property into a new "loft-style" neighborhood for Silverthorne. According to a Wednesday news release, Resort Concepts is in

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Silverthorne gives hostel-style hotel, to be made out of 16 shipping containers, the thumbs up

May 29, 2018 — Upon securing final site plan approval last week, the developers of a new $6.5 million boutique hotel with hostel-style accommodations aren't too far away from starting what could be one of the greenest demolitions to hit downtown Silverthorne. Overall, the project has been described as,

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Breckenridge Music Festival trims name to better showcase year-round lineup

May 28, 2018 — Concerned people might be getting the wrong idea, Breckenridge Music Festival has shortened its handle to "Breckenridge Music," a move that's designed to better reflect all the local nonprofit does and has to offer. For decades, the Breckenridge Music Festival has been bringing live orchestra

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‘A gateway’ to play: Details emerge as Silverthorne pushes forward with new town-owned park

May 27, 2018 — A large chunk of land in northern Silverthorne once played a small part in one of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, but the tract is now being cast in a leading role. A development agreement approved in June 2015 requires the developer

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