June 21, 2018 — Stepping into Courtroom T at the Summit County Justice Center in Breckenridge, you might first notice how bright the lights are. The ceilings are high and the windows are small. There isn't much sunlight. It's empty now, but in a couple of weeks it could
May 31, 2018 — After nearly two decades in Summit County, Norma Quezada thought she would be a homeowner by now, but her hopes have been dashed repeatedly by poor credit and rising home prices. "It's very frustrating," Quezada said, with her daughter translating in the kitchen of her
May 16, 2018 — Breckenridge's fire district will be hosting a grief support session this weekend as the community continues to reel from the tragic death of a young boy who was struck by a truck while riding his bike Friday. The session, hosted by the Red, White and
May 14, 2018 — A group of local first responders recently spent a week in Honduras training and equipping firefighters, part of an increasingly robust partnership between one of Summit's two fire districts and its counterparts in the mountains of Central America. Five firefighters from the Red, White and
May 13, 2018 — Aspen police have positively identified at least one man involved in a nearly $100,000 downtown jewelry store robbery in September and a judge recently signed a warrant for his arrest, according to court documents. An Aspen detective also was able to obtain tentative identification on
May 12, 2018 — Lesley Mumford, operations commander for the Summit County Sheriff's Office, has announced her resignation, capping off a 14-year career at the agency that culminated in her elevation to a top leadership role overseeing dozens of sworn deputies. Mumford started at the sheriff's office shortly after
May 9, 2018 — Transportation officials are firming up plans for a road project that would cap off more than a decade of improvements along the Summit County Highway 9 corridor and dramatically reshape four intersections at the entrance to Frisco. The Colorado Department of Transportation's so-called "gap project"
May 8, 2018 — Frisco's marketing department doesn't have a problem with Vice Media coming to town, but it would like the news and culture site to follow the rules if it returns to film another installment of its marijuana web series "Blunt Reviews." The nine-minute video features host
May 7, 2018 — In the summer of 2007, Brenda Culhane started feeling weakness in her arms. Lifting boxes became difficult, and sometimes she noticed her hands shaking. Maybe it was a pinched nerve from a car accident several years ago, Culhane thought, or just a quirk of aging.
April 30, 2018 — Distracted driving causes an average of 40 car crashes each day in Colorado, according to federal statistics, and in 2016 the habit was implicated in 67 of the state's roadway deaths. But despite awareness that texting and driving are a dangerous combination, survey data indicate
April 27, 2018 — A Clear Creek County jury found an Arvada man guilty of murder on Thursday for dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and lighting her on fire in front of her two sons at a remote campground in June 2016. John Vasquez, 34, was found guilty after
April 26, 2018 — The place is cleaned up now. Walking the halls, it's hard to imagine the squalor and dysfunction described in eviction papers or the chaotic episodes documented in dozens of police reports. Mattresses leaned up against guest room doors. Garbage piled up uncollected, its smell wafting
April 26, 2018 — The Trump administration has declared war on marijuana, but so far it's mostly just a war of words — and the cannabis industry thinks it's winning. After a year of saber rattling, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took one of his only concrete steps against state-legal
April 26, 2018 — The Englewood man accused of trying to ski jump the crowd at Copper Mountain Resort's closing day pond skim has been charged with a pair of misdemeanors, dodging a felony that law enforcement initially considered because the disastrous stunt broke a woman's collarbone. Hayden Wright,
April 25, 2018 — The president of the Summit Historical Society will be stepping down in August, a departure that will potentially lead to a lull in activity by the group as it continues divesting itself of historic properties to cut down on expenses. Sandie Mather, one of the
April 24, 2018 — The fire district serving the Breckenridge area is holding its first contested board election in years, and the race could have implications for a long-running dispute with the county government over ambulance services that bubbled over into a public showdown nearly a year ago. The
April 23, 2018 — Summit School District canceled classes at all of its schools this Friday in anticipation of planned teacher protests at the state Capitol calling for increased K-12 education funding and pension protections. Thousands of teachers from across the state are expected to join in the protests,
April 20, 2018 — Meth is a greedy drug. It took his mother from him when he was 15, and it came clawing after him next, offering release from his grief. Along the way, it would try to take everything else he had. His education. His home. His freedom.
April 19, 2018 — The Sierra Club threw its support behind U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in Colorado's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Thursday, citing his efforts in Congress to expand wilderness areas and his 100 percent renewable energy campaign pledge. The endorsement from the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization could
April 17, 2018 — Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven't gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since January 2017, according to the town's municipal