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Summit County ganja-preneur looks to expand culinary ventures with cannabis, food and wine tours

November 19, 2017 — In the years since recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits, has set his sights on the industry at large, hoping to spread his business of unique cannabis, food and wine tours outside of the mile high state. Wolf's idea to

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Hundreds in Summit County welcome new REI

May 6, 2017 — With a week full of events, the new REI Co-Op at the Dillon Ridge Shopping Center opened its doors for hundreds of eager customers, some of whom spent the night in tents in the parking lot in order to get first access to the highest

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Knights of Columbus helps women’s center in Dillon buy ultrasound services

May 4, 2017 — The Women's Resource Center in Dillon recently partnered with the Knights of Columbus to provide new ultrasound services. The nonprofit center, which helps to provide information and some health services to women with unintended pregnancies, had previously been sending its patients over to Swan Mountain

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Summit County towns see mixed growth from February sales tax revenue

May 3, 2017 — February saw a flattening in sales tax revenue for some of Summit County's towns after months of strong growth. Breckenridge ended the month of February coming in 0.14 percent ahead of the same time last year. Year-to-date numbers came in slightly stronger at a rise

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Upper Blue workforce housing development heads to commissioners for approval

May 2, 2017 — A potential new housing development outside of Breckenridge has moved a step closer to final approval after the Upper Blue Planning Commission gave a preliminary vote to rezone the land. The 23.4 acre plot of forested land is currently vacant and set aside for agricultural

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Winter lodging numbers in Summit fall flat compared to ‘phenomenal’ 2015-16 season

April 29, 2017 — The winter season in Summit County started slow, with barely a flake of snow in November. In December the snow finally came by the pound burying the county and its ski resorts well into January. After that, the skies were dry again, leaving the resorts

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Coffee, canines and wanderlust: The animal-loving, globe-trotting life of Dave and Suzie VerSchure

April 28, 2017 — Even for coffee shop owners, the first cup of joe in the morning is the best part of the day. Dave and Suzie VerSchure have owned Abbey's Coffee in Frisco for the last 21 years. Aside from his daily shot of caffeine, Dave said the

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Breckenridge receives $350,0000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for new park

April 27, 2017 — Since Breckenridge began restoring the Blue River along Colorado State Highway 9, the corridor has become an area of interest for development. The new Denison Placer workforce-housing units are under construction, and the town is eyeing other spots — Block 11 and the McCain property

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Longtime Silverthorne resident sworn in as town councilman Wednesday

April 26, 2017 — The Silverthorne Town Council welcomed Kevin McDonald as a new member during last night's meeting. McDonald is taking over the remainder of Councilwoman Peggy Long's term. Long announced her retirement during the council meeting on Feb. 16, after her family moved outside of the town

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Breckenridge Town Council aims for a flexible plan for redevelopments

April 25, 2017 — With land parcels quickly becoming a rare commodity in Breckenridge, the town council decided to redevelop the Block 11 and McCain properties on the western side of Colorado State Highway 9 coming into town. The council this week gave the direction to move forward with

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Summit County residents take to the streets for March for Science

April 22, 2017 — On Saturday afternoon, crowds gathered at the South Gondola Lot in Breckenridge for the first March for Science. Marchers followed the Riverwalk Path to Main Street Station, alongside a bubbling Blue River. The flow of people stopped traffic at intersections on its way to Main

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Silverthorne Town Council gains new member

April 21, 2017 — Financial guru turned philanthropist, Kevin McDonald, returns to the Silverthorne Town Council to fill in for the rest of Peggy Long's term. The longtime Silverthorne resident is jumping into the council at an exciting time as the town has started moving forward with large scale

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$250,000 grant from Vail Resorts CEO to help children’s programs in Summit County

April 20, 2017 — On April 14, Vail Resorts announced that Rob Katz, CEO of the company, and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, had donated $1.6 million to community nonprofits. A portion of the donation was given to The Summit Foundation, which received $250,000. The couple's donation was focused on

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Summit County marijuana shops host 4/20 enthusiasts

April 19, 2017 — Despite the hype around 4/20, Summit County marijuana shops say that while business is good that day, it may not necessarily be because of the culturally celebrated holiday. April is typically when the ski season starts to slow down. Joseph Pepe, the general manager at

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Summit County Rotary Club recognized nationally for fundraising efforts for Guatemala Literacy Project

April 18, 2017 — Every year Rotary Club of Summit County sends a group of Coloradans to Guatemala. The group spends time in small towns with young students, whose families struggle to afford to keep them in school. Children often drop out in order to work in the fields

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New Summit County real estate developments help boost luxury real estate market

April 16, 2017 — The early months of the year are typically slow for real estate sales in Summit County, but 2017 began by breaking the mold, seeing large amounts of sales despite low inventory. Some of the boost in sales is due to new housing developments selling homes

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Breckenridge resident starts The Grasshopper’s Mermaid clothing line promoting sustainable fashion

April 15, 2017 — As a girl, Rose Schneider was taught to have a healthy respect for the National Park Service by her grandfather, who was a game warden in Wisconsin. Growing up, her grandpa would take her fishing and camping. Once she got older, Schneider began traveling to

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Summit County sales tax growth slows at the beginning of 2017

April 3, 2017 — Summit County's sales tax revenue got off to a slow start in 2017, when towns saw slower growth rates than previous months. Many areas in the county have been seeing booming growth, but Summit's financial experts argued that the upward trend could not continue permanently.

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Breckenridge hosts summit for outdoor industry leaders

April 1, 2017 — Leaders in the Summit and Eagle County outdoor industries will head to Breckenridge next Friday to talk climate change and entrepreneurship. The Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership Summit acted as a large umbrella meeting for recreational topics across the state. But Luis Benitez, the director of

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Summit County Meals on Wheels program aims to work around potential budget cuts

March 30, 2017 — Driving toward Dillon on Swan Mountain Road, Meals on Wheels volunteer Terry Hall said that it's not unusual for him to drive 44 miles to make his rounds. Hall has been volunteering with the Frisco-based Meals on Wheels program for about a year. Hall's route

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