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Recent Stories by Hugh Carey

Photos from Summit Fat Tire

September 22, 2018 — The sun had already dipped behind the Ten-Mile Range on Thursday. Several volunteers led by the Summit Fat Tire Society arrived at Peaks Trail with shovels, spades and pickaxes. The non-profit, all-volunteer board made up of year-round locals who love to mountain bike came out

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Photo gallery: Colors of fall

September 15, 2018 — First signs of fall foliage in the lower 48 states appear first in the high rockies of Colorado. The images were taken in and around the town of Breckenridge on Saturday morning.

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Local law enforcement lends a hand for Silverthorne cattle drive

September 11, 2018 — For less than 20 minutes on Tuesday morning, a little over a mile on Highway 9 north of Silverthorne was occupied by more than 60 cows. The animals stomped their way on pavement between the Quaking Creek Ranch and the winter pasture at the Triple

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Photos: Prost to the Breckenridge Oktoberfest

September 8, 2018 — One of the earliest and highest Oktoberfests in the county occurs in Breckenridge, just as the leaves change colors this weekend. As stein- holders enjoy German food, oompah and polka music, and Paulaner bier along Main Street, the Trachten Erhaltungs Verein Edelweiss members perform traditional

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Photos from the Frisco Bay Invite

August 25, 2018 — Hundreds of high school athletes compete in the two-day mountain bike racing competition, The Frisco Bay Invite, on the punishing routes of Frisco Bay Peninsula. The invite is the first race of the season with the next events in Leadville, Granby, Eagle, and the qualifying

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Flying High: Acrobats of Gravity & Other Myths show off their skills along the Wellington Trail

August 18, 2018 — Nestled inside the dredge-boat mining ruins in French Gulch, hikers drop their jaws in awe of the seven young acrobats flying above the rock piles with their ability, strength and skill. The circus teaser existed 20 minutes on Thursday ahead of their last on-stage performance

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Photos: LAPS K94K takes over Frisco Main Street Saturday

August 4, 2018 — Over a hundred four-legged registrants with their owners lined up on Frisco's Main Street for the LAPS K94K on Saturday morning. The nonprofit, which provides financial assistance to low-income families and workers in Summit County for veterinary bills, held the 28th annual fundraiser under clear

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Photos from Copper Mountain Mac and Cheese Fest

July 28, 2018 — The "Best Mac and Cheese" title is up for grabs as local businesses sample theirs to the tourists at Copper Mountain Center Village on Saturday. From the craftiest to the cheesiest, the annual Mac and Cheese Fest continues today from noon to 5 p.m.

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Photos: Women of Watercolor bring art to life

July 21, 2018 — Nestled between flowers across the Alpine Garden Center Tuesday morning in Silverthorne, women underneath umbrellas and sun hats paint their subjects of various flowers, old buildings and other historical valuables of Summit County. The Women of Watercolor group meet weekly in the summer months to

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String Cheese Incident performs at Dillon Amphitheater

July 19, 2018 — The String Cheese Incident played two sold-out concerts at the Dillon Amphitheater on Tuesday and Wednesday. The events were the first ticketed events at the amphitheater since undergoing a major renovation over the past year. Tickets sold out almost as quickly as they could be

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Breck 100 competitors race over the Continental Divide

July 14, 2018 — They climbed over the Continental Divide three times between three ski resorts on a mountain bike, then dozens of Breckenridge 100 Ultra participants were able to catch their breath while riding downhill toward Carter Park Saturday afternoon. From start to finish, the race course included

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Volunteers help Friends of the Dillon Ranger District with Peru Creek cleanup

July 7, 2018 — Friday morning, nearly three dozen volunteers, young and old, worked to restore the forest damaged by illegal camping along the crystal clear Peru Creek near Montezuma. The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District supervisors led the group with tools needed to transplant young trees to

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Dillon Amphitheater hosts first concert of the season

June 30, 2018 — The newly renovated Dillon Amphitheater, within a stone's throw from the shore of the lake along the recreational bike path, hosted its first concert of the summer on Friday evening. People filled the amphitheater with their comfortable camping chairs and blankets under the warm evening

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Photos of Friday’s FIRC Fashion Show

June 23, 2018 — The 7th Annual Family and Intercultural Resource Center's Fashion Show captivated approximately 500 attendees inside Breckenridge's Riverwalk Center Friday night. With 80 known community members as models walking the runway using more than 160 outfits created from thrift store finds and inspired by tv classics,

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Over the hills and far away: Ride The Rockies concludes where it started, in Summit County

June 16, 2018 — After 418 miles in six days, the 33rd annual Ride The Rockies concluded on Friday afternoon where it started: in Breckenridge. Approximately 2,000 cyclists returned to northern Summit County via Ute Pass after nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain over the preceding days. After riding

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Safe Summer Kickoff takes place at Rainbow Park (photos)

June 9, 2018 — On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of families and children turned out for the Safe Summer Kickoff event as it continues to grow bigger every year at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne. Local law enforcement and fire departments, including a Flight For Life helicopter, participated in the 18th

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Photo essay: WAVE lights up the night sky in Breckenridge

June 2, 2018 — The public art installations are illuminated in front of the darkened sky one-hour past sundown as visitors with camera phones swarm the Blue River Plaza in Breckenridge. The WAVE art festival, assembled by seven international artists from around the world, makes the town's public spaces

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Photo essay: Woodward WreckTangle under construction at Copper

May 26, 2018 — Several feet away from the melting snow at the Copper Mountain base, the Woodward WreckTangle is shaping up to open on June 10 following its construction by resort employees. The WreckTangle is a 200-foot long and 20-foot high ninja obstacle course, features nine sections of

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Photo essay: Scenes from Summit County cleanup day

May 19, 2018 — Several dozen volunteers, young and old, checked in at 9 a.m. in the town of Frisco for the Annual Countywide Town Cleanup Day. Following the complimentary coffee and donut breakfast, the local residents spread into the neighborhoods, parks, pathways and along the highway with trash

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Alpine Dance Academy preps for spring recital (photos)

May 12, 2018 — Premiering next Saturday at the Riverwalk Center, "Born In The New Millennium," feature performers born after the year 2000. The dance recital tells the story of what it's like to grow up in the new millennium with popular music from the start of the 21st

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