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Opinion | Morgan Liddick: When we can no longer talk

September 16, 2019

“(He) is ignorant, passionate, hypocritical, corrupt, and easily swayed by the basest men who surround him.” No, it’s not the New York Times talking about Donald Trump, although the language is eerily similar. The comment...


Letter to the editor: Another look at suicide

September 16, 2019

My younger brother Mel, 58, killed himself sometime Tuesday night. Another victim of the opioid crisis. He became addicted years ago from a doctor’s prescription. When drug laws tightened, as they needed to, he could...



Obituary: Honey Kate Trattler

September 15, 2019

Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother Honey was born on August 5, 1928 in Syracuse New York to William and Sadie Aberson. She was raised in both Syracuse and Brooklyn, New York. She...


Letter to the editor: Climate science closed for discussion?

September 15, 2019

I’d like to respond to Geoff Delin’s rebuttal of Morgan Liddick’s “Climate change two-step” commentary (published Sept. 3 in the Summit Daily News). In his letter to the editor (“Liddick fails to acknowledge climate change...



State report sheds light on Colorado’s DUI offenses

September 14, 2019

FRISCO — Summit County has a problem with impaired drivers, according to a report recently published by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice. The division, operated through the Colorado Department of Public Safety, came out...


Obituary: Judy (Judith) Dercum

September 14, 2019

1943 – 2019  Judy Dercum, a grateful recipient of Summit County’s natural wonder for fifty years died after a long courageous battle with cancer. Judy was a force for life, a fearless ski racer and...


Walking our Faith: Yes, it will get better

September 14, 2019

I read it’s suicide prevention month or week or day, but if you’ve ever contemplated what it would be like to take your own life, you know that suicide prevention can be any day of...


Man starts illegal campfire, flees from police

September 14, 2019

Officials with Summit’s fire districts are hoping to remind people that Stage 1 fire restrictions are still in place following the arrest of a man who started an illegal campfire and fled from police last...



To stay active at all ages, don’t neglect your feet

September 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: This sponsored content was brought to you by Panorama Summit Orthopedics As we age, four common changes happen to our feet: they get wider, they get longer, our toes begin to curl, and...


Bo Palazola: Specializing in luxury properties in Breck

September 14, 2019

(paid advertorial) LIV Sotheby’s broker Bo Palazola is passionate about luxury real estate. He’s willing to go the extra mile for his clients when it comes to marketing and networking. With nearly $20 million in...




US Forest Service has 900 temp job openings

September 13, 2019

The Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. Forest Service is hiring for 900 temporary jobs for the 2020 field season, according to a news release. The jobs include fire, trails, forestry, timber, silviculture, range, engineering,...


The Longevity Project: Summit County’s super seniors

September 12, 2019

Nominate your favorite senior who is 80 or older, lives in Summit County and leads an active, healthy lifestyle: SummitDaily.com/longevitynomination. Kent WilloughbySilverthorne81 years old I am nominating my dad, Kent Willoughby, because he is nothing...


#ExploreSummit: Wild and free

September 12, 2019

The story of Summit County told through the people who love it most — you! Use #ExploreSummit on your photos of friends, adventures and the natural beauty of this place we love on Twitter and...


Opinion | Susan Knopf: Exploring racism

September 12, 2019

“F—— sand n—–.” “Worthless s— skin.” “I would love to see this lady raped, tortured and killed.” That’s a sample of the emails Deeyah Khan says she received following an interview with the BBC. What...