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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Summit County to Begin Improvements on Swan Mountain Recpath

A construction zone on Swan Mountain Road

Work will include enhanced shoulders, pathway widening, signage, pavement markings and bike/pedestrian crossings

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Summit County to Conduct Wildfire Mitigation on Wildernest - Mesa Cortina Open Space

A dead tree is marked for removal.

A fuels reduction project will begin July 22, improving community safety and forest health

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Elevated River Flows Require Caution and Preparedness

Tenmile Creek passes under the Fourth Avenue bridge in Frisco

Peak runoff in local rivers and streams may pose swift-water hazards and flooding throughout the holiday weekend

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Summit County Opens Tenmile Recpath Between Frisco and Copper

A paved pathway between large walls of snow

Avalanche debris removal complete north of Copper Mountain; work to continue south of the resort

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 26

Photo of a man riding a bike in front of an office building.

Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 17

A chipping crew member stands on a pile of logs

Free program helps residents and property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Avalanche debris in Tenmile Creek

High water levels can pose hazards for property owners, boaters, children and pets

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Avalanche Debris Removal Begins on Tenmile Canyon Recpath

An avalanche debris pile on the Tenmile Canyon Recpath

Vail Pass Recreational Pathway is fully cleared and open to the public

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Summit County Announces Summer 2019 Road Projects

An electronic sign at the side of a road reads, "Peak One Drive Closed."

Peak One Drive will be closed for construction June 17 through early November

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Summit County Conducts Emergency Hazmat Exercise May 30-31

Firetruck - Hazmat exercise

Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated hazardous materials release in the upper Snake River Basin

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Summit County Public Health Officials Identify Cluster of Mumps Cases

SC Public Health 3c

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing investigation

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Bloom’

show - poppies

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists through August

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 18

Textile collection truck

Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Notices of Valuation Mailed May 1

Residences in Frisco

The Summit County Assessor's Office sent out biannual notices of valuation to property owners on May 1

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Summit County Recpath Open for 2019 Season

Bicyclists on Recreational Pathway

Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept and open to users

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Summit County Allows Class 1 E-Bikes on Recpath

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

Class 1 electric-assist bicycles will be permitted on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Summit County Adopts Summit Community Climate Action Plan

Solar panels in Frisco

County sets goals and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Summit Fire & EMS and Summit County to Merge Ambulance Services

Summit Fire & EMS firefighters and Summit County Ambulance Service paramedics at the shared Station

Planned consolidation of emergency medical services aims to increase efficiency of ambulance operations

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 10

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Summit County is bringing together statewide veterans’ resources for local event

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fremont Pass Recpath Project Delayed Due to Avalanche Damage

An avalanche path in the Tenmile Range runs to the highway.

Construction of the Fremont Pass Recpath segment near Copper Mountain is rescheduled for 2020

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

County Launches Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

Homes in Summit Cove

STR permitting and complaint management system is now live for properties in unincorporated Summit County

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Summit County Announces 50X50 Springtime Sipping Special

A person filling up a glass of drinking water from a kitchen faucet.

Up to 50 private well owners can receive a 50-percent discount on drinking water quality tests

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Summit County Hosts Community Meeting on Dillon Valley Housing Proposal March 6

The site is located at the intersection of Deer Path Road and Straight Creek Drive.

A preliminary workforce housing proposal includes deed-restricted homes on a former church site in Dillon Valley

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Mobile Vet Center Arrives Feb. 19

Duane Dailey, Veterans Service Officer

Summit County will host a free mobile-counseling center for combat veterans once per month

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Impact Analysis Begins for Workforce Housing at Lake Hill

Sketch of a workforce housing development at Lake Hill.

Summit County and Town of Frisco kick off next phase of planning for 45-acre workforce housing development on Dillon Dam Road

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Utility Outages in Summit County

Controlled electric outages in Summit County due to loss of pressure in gas line

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Summit County Protects 1,257 Acres of Open Space in 2018

Channel at Sunset

County also celebrates Recpath improvements, trails, and mining cleanup

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Gibbs to Head State Department of Natural Resources

Dan Gibbs

Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs is selected to serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Commissioners Declare January Radon Action Month

Radon Mitigation

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Approves 2019 Budget

2017 Budget pic

Major projects and purchases planned to address recreational pathways, workforce housing needs, County roads and public transit

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Housing Authority, County Housing Department Welcome New Leadership

Jason Dietz

Jason Dietz will serve as Summit County Housing Director; Amy Priegel will lead Summit Combined Housing Authority

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Summit County Land Conservation Effort Receives $866,049 GOCO Grant

Knorr Ranch

The GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Summit Biking Group Donates $20,000 to Tenmile Recpath Extension

Summit Biking donation group photo

The new Recpath segment will bypass a narrow section of Highway 91 near Copper Mountain

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Voters Approve Summit County Measure 1A to Address Key Community Challenges

The Summit County Courthouse

County commissioners congratulate local candidates who won election to office

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

County and Towns Seek Community Input on Sports Complex

A pile of athletic equipment.

Summit County, Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne are gathering public input on the needs for and feasibility of an indoor community sports complex

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Summit County Partners to Promote Healthier Eating Oct. 24

Residents harvesting kale from a community garden.

National Food Day calls attention to healthful cooking and good nutrition

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Summit County Elections Office to Mail Ballots Week of Oct. 15

All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 29

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Recent snowfall has reduced fire danger.

Summit County acts in concert with White River National Forest

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Summit County Breaks Ground on West Hills Phase II Workforce Housing

County officials, a developer and new homeowners break ground with ceremonial shovels.

Housing authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 2 for 41 new townhomes and condominiums in Keystone

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Conflict Resolution Month 2018

BOCC encourages residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

ESCI Presents Analysis of Local Emergency Medical Services

Photo of an ambulance in front of a ski area.

Report offers options for future delivery of EMS by Summit County and local fire districts

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Tenderfoot 2 Fire ignited in September 2018.

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Opens New Exhibit at County Commons

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“Up and Down” showcases local artists, with a free opening
Sept. 23

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Application Process to Open for West Hills Phase II Workforce Housing

West Hills Phase 2 Condo Building Rendering

Housing authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 2 for 41 new townhomes and condominiums in Keystone

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Summit County 911 Center Launches Text to 911

A smartphone with 911 text message

Members of the public can now report local emergencies via text

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Summit County acts in concert with U.S. Forest Service and neighboring counties

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Summit Stage: The Way to Go Hiking this Labor Day Weekend

Summit Stage Buffalo Trailhead Bus Loop

Free public transit service provides direct access to popular Buffalo Cabin – Lily Pad Trailhead

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Maintains Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Inciweb map Aug 22 2018

Commissioners encourage ongoing vigilance in advance of late-summer fire season

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Summit County Conservation Partnership Preserves 1,123 Acres at Green Mountain Reservoir

Knorr Ranch

Knorr Ranch is Summit County's largest open space project in more than a decade

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Precipitation and lower temperatures reduce fire danger, prompting move from Stage 2 to Stage 1

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

BOCC Places Measure on Ballot to Address Key Community Challenges

Ballot question would provide $8.8 million per year for wildfire prevention, mental health, recycling, public facilities and preschool

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Summit Seniors Hold Gigantic Rummage Sale Aug. 2-5

Friday Sale

Annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Summit County Motor Vehicle Office to Close Aug. 1-5 for Statewide Computer System Upgrade

Old license plates hanging on a wall

All Colorado title and registration services will be unavailable Aug. 1-5; all driver license services will be unavailable Aug. 2-3

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Additional restrictions placed on open fires and smoking

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Summit Stage Trials Battery-Electric Bus

Battery Electric Proterra Bus

Local transit agency will test dual-drive model through June 30

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 27

Four cyclists stand with their bikes next to the Recpath.

Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party June 21

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party

Summit County to host community event dedicated to wildfire prevention and preparedness

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Buffalo Mountain Fire Burning in Summit County, Colorado

Wildfire has resulted in evacuation of two residential neighborhoods.

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 25

Chipping crew loading slash into a chipper

Free slash-removal program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Patrols Begin in Summit County

Four U.S.F.S. wildfire patrol rangers

Local governments and U.S. Forest Service partner to prevent wildland fires

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Swan Mountain Road Closures Scheduled for Utility Project

Swan Mountain Road at Farmer's Korner

Town of Breckenridge water utility project will require intermittent weekday closures at Farmer's Korner

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Sheriff Badge

High water levels can be dangerous for boaters, drivers, children and pets

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Community & Senior Center Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 30

Yoga Group Circle

Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Summit Reads Hosts Wildfire Preparedness Discussion May 23

smokejumper_book_covers

'Smokejumper' book discussion and expert panel to focus on wildfire prevention and mitigation

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Growth

Foxes

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening May 20

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Summit County Recpath Opens for 2018 Season

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Tenmile Canyon and Vail Pass sections remain closed for now

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 19

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Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 18

A veterans service officer in a County office.

Summit County is bringing together statewide veterans’ resources for local event

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Summit County Seeks Public Comment on E-Bikes

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

Community members are invited to provide input at a Feb. 28 open house or through an online survey

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Summit County Sets Goal to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

A group of local leaders at a climate change conference.

County plans to work collaboratively with local utility providers to facilitate transition to clean energy

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Winter Grooming Opens Recpath to New Recreation Uses

A woman skiing along the Recpath.

Summit County, U.S. Forest Service and towns of Frisco and Breckenridge partner to provide 8-mile groomed surface between Frisco and Breckenridge

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday Feb. 23

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Summit County Adopts New Wildfire Regulations

Diagram of defensible space zones.

Amendments to the Land Use and Development Code and Community Wildfire Protection Plan bolster local wildfire protection and prevention efforts

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Ice and Snow

Photograph of icicles

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Jan. 21

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Summit County Protects 100 Acres of Open Space in 2017

Planted Willows

County also celebrates Recpath improvements, mining cleanup and digital trail map

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2018 Budget

The Summit County Courthouse

Major projects and purchases planned to address workforce housing needs, County roads and transit

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Swan Mountain Road Closure Scheduled for Dec. 12 and 13

A closure sign at the side of the road.

Crews will complete guardrail installation work

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Summit County Announces Grand Reopening of Rescue Barn

Rescue volunteers stand in front of rescue vehicles, with Peak One in the background.

Upgrades to Summit County Rescue Barn allow for faster search-and-rescue deployment and improved training opportunities

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Summit County Announces Seasonal Road Closures

Metal gate across a snow-packed road.

Winter motorized use prohibited on several County and Forest Service roads

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Early Voting Open For Business in Summit County

Photo of the entrance to a voting center.

All registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 7

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

EPA Conducts Cleanup Work at Jumbo Mine

Workers install a channel liner at the lower edge of a waste rock pile.

Mine cleanup project advances efforts to address water quality impacts in Snake River watershed

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

County and School District Unveil Safe Routes to School in Summit Cove

Small children ride bikes in a green bicycle lane along Cove Boulevard.

Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project added new bicycle/pedestrian lanes in the school zone

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Defensible Space Workshop Oct. 6

Wildfire in a conifer forest.

Free workshop to help property owners create defensible space and fire-wise landscaping to protect homes from wildfire

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Application Process Opens for West Hills Phase 1 Workforce Housing

Six people breaking ground with ceremonial shovels.

Summit Combined Housing Authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 4 for ownership units in the Snake River Basin’s newest workforce housing development

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Seven community members stand with a proclamation.

Summit County Commissioners encourage residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Tackles ‘Transitions’

Large aspen leaves constructed from fabric.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Sept. 24

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Wildfire Smoke in Summit County

Moderate to Heavy smoke may pose a health concern for Summit County

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Coroner Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

A clay reconstruction of a man's head.

Identity of decedent remains unknown after yearlong investigation

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Summit County Releases Interactive Online Trails Map

Section of the interactive trails map, showing a pop-up box of trail info.

New digital map displays Summit County’s extensive network of federal, county and town trails and trailheads

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Summit County to Conduct Repairs on Heeney Road

An eroding embankment alongside a road next to a reservoir.

Full road closure north of reservoir begins Aug. 25

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Summit County Lifts Fire Restrictions

A group of people sitting around a campfire.

Recent rains have reduced fire danger

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News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2019

Sheriff's Office Recovers Body From River

On July 22, 2019 at approximately 1:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Breckenridge Police Officers responded to a report of a found body in the Blue River, north of Coyne Valley Road in Breckenridge.

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Missing Person

John Scott Still

On July 17, 2019 at approximately 11:33 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing person.

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

With river flows on the rise, Summit County encourages residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels and potential flooding throughout the area.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

State Veterinarian Recommendation Followed to Euthanize Seized Roosters

On May 15, 2019 Colorado State Patrol requested the assistance of Summit County Animal Control (SCAC) to impound 33 roosters that were in the back of a vehicle that they were impounding.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Bullet Found at Dillon Valley Elementary School

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a .40 caliber bullet was found in the cafeteria at Dillon Valley Elementary School in unincorporated Summit County.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Threat at Summit Middle School Results in Juvenile Arrest

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:40 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a threatening note posted on a bathroom wall at Summit Middle School in Frisco.

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Announces 2019 Film Contest Winners

Film Contest Winners 2019

On March 8, 2019, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter announced the winners of the 2019 Film Contest at the Bow Wow Film Festival at Warren Station in Keystone as being Nature Currey and Ella Williams.

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Receives $2,500 Grant From The Petco Foundation

Summit County Animal Control Receives Petco Grant March 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter (SCAC) received a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving work.

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 21, 2019 at approximately 11:04 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a juvenile skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 10.

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Copper Mountain

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-three year old male skier that was found unconscious in the trees on the edge of a ski run at Copper Mountain.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Pink Patch Project Donations Presented to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Presents a check to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center CEO Lee

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons presented a check for $895.00 to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center CEO Lee Boyles for the donations received from the Pink Patch Project for the hospital’s Breast Cancer Services.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On January 7, 2019 at approximately 1:04 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a seventy-one year old male skier that was found unconscious on a ski run at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Sheriff's Office Seeks the Public's Assistance in Skier Collision

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at approximately 7:12 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a victim of a skier collision that had taken place earlier that day at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Off-Duty Breckenridge Police Officer Arrested for Driving Under The Influence

On December 21, 2018 at approximately 11:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a request to assist the Breckenridge Police Department on South French Street in Breckenridge.

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Posted on: December 25, 2018

Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 25, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-six year old male skier that was found unconscious on a ski run at Keystone Resort.

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Posted on: December 22, 2018

Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-two year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski run at the Keystone Resort.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On December 16, 2018 at approximately 3:54 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a twenty-one year old male skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Safe2Tell Tips

At approximately 6:10 p.m. on December 12, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District received several 911 and Safe2Tell tips regarding a concern for school safety at Summit High School.

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Deceased Body Found at Vail Pass

On December 6, 2018 at approximately 10:52 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Vail Pass Rest Area in response to a report of a dead body.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Summit County School Fights Result in Arrests

On November 13, 2018, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of three separate fights at Summit High School in unincorporated Summit County outside of Breckenridge.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

New Fingerprint Services Available

New Fingerprint Services Available

On Monday, October 29, 2018, The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce new improvements to fingerprint services that are available at the Summit County Justice Center, 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Summit County Justice Center Emergency Drill

Summit County Justice Center

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, The Summit County Justice Center will be closed all-day for a combination of training and emergency drills.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams. The amount lost can vary from a few dollars to a considerable sum of money.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Deputies and First Responders Awarded for Saving a Life

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Mariah Kroschel and Ryan Hosier will be the recipients of Life Saving Medals for the immediate actions they performed on September 20, 2018.

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Posted on: October 21, 2018

Sheriff Responds to Political Sign Vandalism

Vandalized Campaign Banner

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018 by a concerned citizen via email of vandalism to “FitzSimons for Sheriff” political signs in the Lakeview Meadows neighborhood, outside of Breckenridge.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Factual Summary of Sheriff's Office Retention, Investigation Case Closure Stats & Response Times

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Issues an Oath of Office

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons responds to accusations and questions that have been made in the past weeks. Inaccurate information is being circulated in regards to the Sheriff’s Office turnover rate, investigation case closures, & response times.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Deputies Wear Pink Patches During October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Summit County Sheriff Deputies Wear Pink Patches on Uniforms

During the month of October, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will wear uniforms with pink patches to support breast cancer awareness.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Dog Bite on Peaks Trail Near Breckenridge

On September 14, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Summit County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a woman seriously bitten by a leashed dog on the Peaks Trail in unincorporated Summit County.

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Search and Rescue End-of-Year Award Received by Sheriff's Office

Summit County Search & Rescue

On September 10, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was honored to learn the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), with recommendations from program staff and the Search and Rescue Advisory Council, was awarded with $12,435.00.

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Posted on: September 8, 2018

Cattle Drive Down State Hwy 9

Cattle Drive in Summit County

As a chill begins to creep into the air and seasons look towards change, there is often an acute awareness one feels of the rhythmic and cyclical nature that surrounds us.

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Announces Mike Schilling as New Operations Commander

Operations Commander Mike Schilling

On August 22, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Schilling was selected for the position of Commander of the Operations Division.

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

New Mexico Dog Reunited with Owner After Missing For Two Months

Rainey, a dog from New Mexico was reunited with it's owner after being missing for two months.

On August 11, 2018, a six-year-old malamute mix named Rainey, was happily reunited with her owner at the Summit County Animal Shelter after going missing for two months from New Mexico.

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Posted on: August 18, 2018

Bike Thefts Increase in Summit County

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase in high-end bicycle thefts in unincorporated Summit County. The bikes have been stolen from areas located near the areas of Summit Cove and Keystone.

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

Unexploded Avalanche Control Device Found

Avalanche Control Device

On June 26, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an unexploded avalanche control device found in the area of Peak 7 on National Forest land.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Sheriff's Office Seeks Children's Help to Name Speed Trailer at Safe Summer Kickoff

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons invites children to help name speed trailer

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking our community’s children’s assistance with naming our much beloved patrol speed trailer.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Summit County Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month at the Animal Shelter

The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to announce that the month of June is Adopt-A-Cat Month.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

With local river flows at or near their peak, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area.

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Posted on: May 24, 2018

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner Announced in Summit County

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Awards Donovan Rubio Sheriff's Office Leadership Scholarship

Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Donovan Rubio is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County.

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Summit County Animal Control Shelter Hosts Bow Wow Film Festival

Bow Wow Film Festival 2018

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to host the Bow Wow Film Festival. The Bow Wow Film Festival is a Boulder, CO based traveling film fest that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes.

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Charges Filed in Copper Mountain Skier Assault

In connection with the April 14, 2018 incident at Copper Mountain Ski Resort the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has concluded their review of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sheriff's Office Conducts Criminal Investigation at Copper Mountain Special Event

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 Copper Mountain Ski Resort was hosting the Red Bull Slope Soakers 2018 special event.

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Posted on: April 7, 2018

Sheriff's Office Secures Area While Communicating With Reported Suicidal Male

On April 6, 2018 at approximately 7:04 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildflower condominium complex at 306 Illinois Gulch Road in unincorporated Summit County for the report of a 36 year-old male suicidal subject.

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Summit County School Threat Results in Juvenile Arrest

At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 4, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District received a school threat at Summit High School.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 23, 2018 at approximately 3:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 9.

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 8, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 8.

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Posted on: February 25, 2018

Skier Fatality at Keystone Resort

On February 25, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree.

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Facebook Post

At approximately 11 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District were notified of a threat of violence planned on February 22, 2018.

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

SCSO Welcomes Detentions Commander Bertling and Emergency Management Director Bovaird

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons is pleased to welcome Detentions Commander David Bertling and Emergency Management Director Brian Bovaird to the Command Staff at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

County Sheriff's of Colorado Scholarship Program

2017 Summit County Sheriff's Office Leadership Award Winner, Samuel Hull being presented his awar

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Summit County student next spring.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Commander Erik Bourgerie Honored for 20 Years of Service

Photo of Commander Bourgerie

On November 3, 2017, Detentions Division Commander, Erik Bourgerie, will retire from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Coroner Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

A clay reconstruction of a man's head.

Identity of decedent remains unknown after yearlong investigation

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Green Mountain Reservoir Drowning Victim Located

At first light on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Summit County Water Rescue personnel resumed the search for the missing diver at Green Mountain Reservoir from Tuesday.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Suspected Drowning at Green Mountain Reservoir

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at approximately 4:43 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff's Office was notified of a suspected drowning at Green Mountain Reservoir near a popular diving rock.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Summit County Lifts Fire Restrictions

The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fire restrictions in Summit County Tuesday afternoon, upon recommendation Tuesday morning by Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.

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