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Recent Stories by Hugh Carey

Highlights from the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix World Cup halfpipe event

December 8, 2018 — From the snowfall and sunshine to crashes and high scores, see the photo highlights from the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix World Cup halfpipe event at Copper Mountain.

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Photos from the third annual Blessing of Winter Gear

December 1, 2018 — Local residents gathered inside St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Breckenridge with their skis, snowboards, snowshoes and one snow shovel for the third annual blessing of winter gear on Wednesday night. Celebrating the joy of living in the mountains and honoring those who make

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Photo gallery: Santa comes to Copper Mountain

November 24, 2018 — In the spirit of Thanksgiving week, Santa arrived early via the Pisten Bully Snowcat machines at Copper Mountain's Center Village as families cheered in excitement on Friday night. The annual event kicked off the holiday season with the resort already having 51 inches of snowfall

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Photos: 4th annual Girls on the Run 5k

November 10, 2018 — Over 300 girls, with an additional 300 participants, dressed in spirit and ran for the 4th annual Girls on the Run 5k event despite windy and snowy conditions along Lake Dillon Saturday morning — a stark contrast to the warm, T-shirt weather a year ago.

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Día de los Muertos celebration in Breckenridge

November 3, 2018 — Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, an ancient tradition of Mexican roots, was high in the spirit in Breckenridge on the Breckenridge Arts District campus. Hosted by BreckCreate, face painting, a group run, a flash mob and many other art classes were

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Town of Frisco celebrates Halloween with trick-or-treaters

November 1, 2018 — Families and children in costumes flocked Frisco's Main Street for the annual trick-or-treating event on Halloween night. Local businesses on the street and the Frisco Historic Museum stayed open to hand out sweets until 8 p.m. for a safe, but spooky, night.

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Photos from Silverthorne’s First Friday event

October 6, 2018 — Amid cold, late-evening shoulder-season temperatures on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lawn, the First Friday spirit was alive with snowboarding fans viewing Absinthe Film's new flick, "Stay Tuned." Along with hot food served by Mountain Lyon Cafe's food truck, fresh coffee from Red Buffalo Cafe's

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Safety first: Red, White, and Blue leads fire education course at Little Red SchoolHouse

September 29, 2018 — Pre-school aged students crawled out of the classroom following Red, White & Blue firefighter-paramedic Chris Drumwright in his full gear on Thursday morning at the Little Red SchoolHouse in Breckenridge. As part of the demonstration in case of a fire emergency, the two firefighter-paramedics led

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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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