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Recent Stories by Hugh Carey

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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Photo essay: Start thinking about gardening for Earth Day

April 21, 2018 — The Alpine Earth Center is a passive solar building and home to Alpine Gardens, Alpine Solar Design, Summit Yoga, Namaste Massage and Do It Yourself Health. The center is currently gearing up for the summer season with a variety of plants in the greenhouse. The

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Slopesoakers at Copper Mountain soak up the spotlight (Photos, video)

April 14, 2018 — Slopestyle meets water skiing at seventh annual Copper Mountain pond-skimming event.

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Photos: Town of Silverthorne and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area host Rail Jam

April 7, 2018 — In the downpour of rain and snow mixture along the Blue River in Silverthorne, nearly 100 semi-pro skiers and snowboarders fire up the crowds on Friday afternoon, as they spin in the air only to land on the rails and complete their creative tricks. With

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Photo essay: Snowkites dot Lake Dillon as long as ice will allow

March 31, 2018 — Only requiring 6 knots of wind, the snow kite lifted into the air with a beginner skier in tow in the direction of the vast white Lake Dillon. Colorado Kite Force, locally owned by instructor Anton Rainold, offers lessons on the lake as long there

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Photos: Summit County Ski Museum offers glimpse into the evolution of a winter sport

March 24, 2018 — Nestled between the shops on 308 South Main Street in Breckenridge, the Summit County Ski Museum has vintage equipment and clothing used by skiers since the 1800s. Inside the museum, the visual timeline will guide you through the innovations and changes in the sport over

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The frozen Five Peaks: What it’s like to race up and down Breckenridge’s summits on a cold winter morning

March 15, 2018 — The top of Peak 9 was only 200 yards away. Once there, our ski mountaineering Five Peaks race descent to the next of Breckenridge's peaks — and to the beneath-treeline warmth — would come soon enough. But in this moment of ascent against the frigid

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Fire and Ice: A last look at Dillon Ice Castles (photos)

March 10, 2018 — The Ice Castles in Dillon closed for the season yesterday with the Insphyre Performance’s fire performers sending it off with flames. Tens of thousands of visitors have toured the castles in Dillon over the last nine weeks since it opened in December.

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Leadville celebrates 70th annual ski joring competition

March 3, 2018 — On Saturday, the 70th annual skijoring competition attracted hundreds of onlookers to Main Street Leadville as competitors raced for cash prizes. In skijoring, skiers are pulled by horses, in this case, ridden down Main Street. Skiers fly in the air via jumps and attempt to

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PHOTOS: Fire Hose Relay Race at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

February 24, 2018 — On Friday morning, teams of five firefighters raced down the mountain holding onto a 50-foot fire hose while zipping around the slalom gates on High Noon run at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Exchanging heat-resistant fire boots for ski and snowboard boots, the firefighters from Colorado

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PHOTOS: Mardi Gras parade in Breckenridge

February 17, 2018 — Far from the hot and humid streets of the French Quarter, Mardi Gras was celebrated at 9,600 feet in Breckenridge as people flocked to Main Street in boas and beads on Tuesday. Started by a group of Louisiana revelers nearly 20 years ago, the annual

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PHOTOS: Mardi Gras 4Paws Parade in Frisco

February 10, 2018 — Dozens of four-legged costumed paradegoers walked along Frisco's Main Street with their owners on Saturday. Despite the single-digit wind chill with snow falling sideways, the spirit of the Mardi Gras celebration remained strong. Hosted by the League for Animals and People of the Summit, the

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Photos: 16th annual Beacon Bowl at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

February 3, 2018 — Two backpacks were buried in the snow in two different spots above 11,000 feet for the 16th annual Beacon Bowl event at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Saturday. The final competitors swiftly searched for them while carrying enough gear to ski, stay warm above 10,000

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Photos: International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge

January 27, 2018 — With only hand-tools, 16 teams from 11 countries carved pieces of art out of 25-ton, 12-foot-tall snow blocks over the course of five days in Breckenridge for the International Snow Sculpture Championships. The winners were announced Friday (see page 3) and will remain available for

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PHOTOS: Spontaneous Combustion bonfire in Frisco

January 20, 2018 — On Saturday evening near the Frisco Bay Marina, the town of Frisco held its annual Spontaneous Combustion bonfire in front of hundreds of locals and visitors alike. The fire, which lasted two hours with flames standing as high as 20 feet, was fueled by donated

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