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Feb 08

Continua la invistication del apagando

Posted to Blog de Emergencia (en español) by Julie Sutor

Xcel creen que el problema de gas comencio en le condando de Lake, y todo personal estan haciendo la invistication en esta area. El servicio de gas hacido reconfirmando con el systema. Pero aun no sabe la causa de la faja del systema. Xcel confian que la reconnection del systema ayuda a que el Condando de Summit no tenga mas apaganoes. Pero aun asi puede aver un apagando.

Para mas information para preparse para apaganos visite la pagna web de Xcel:

Oficales de Xcel Y el Condando de Summit y El Departamento de Seguriadad de Colorado y El equipo de Emergenica van estar monitoniando la situation esta que el problem sera encontrando. 

Si siente el olor a gas o huevo podrido evaquen su casa y no prienda o apagan cosas de eletricidad. No utilian su cell en la casa salgan afuera y llegos de la casa antes de uiliticar su cell. Llamar a Xcel al 1-800-895-2999. Para emergencias llamar al 9-1-1
Dec 21

County has adopted STR regulations, with roll out of permitting system to begin late February:

Posted to Short Term Rentals Blog by Dorothy Martinez

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted new regulations for short-term vacation rentals in unincorporated Summit County on December 18.  We greatly appreciate the extensive involvement and valuable input we received from the community, which helped the County to craft regulations that will effectively address community concerns, while providing a fair and streamlined permitting process for STR owners and managers in our community.  The adopted regulations can be viewed on the County website at:

The anticipated timeline for rolling out the County’s online STR permitting system is as follows:

  • Late February 2019 – The STR permitting system will go live and the County will begin accepting and processing STR permit applications. 
  • June 1, 2019 – This is the required deadline for a STR permit application to be submitted to the County for any STR unit operating in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. 
  • June 30, 2019 – As of this date, if a STR is found to be operating without the required County STR permit, it shall be considered a violation of the County Land Use and Development Code. This will allow all STR unit owners to get through the 2018-2019 ski season before enforcement of the new County STR regulations begins.

We will continue to provide blog updates as the County moves forward with developing and implementing the STR permitting system during January – June 2019.  Happy holidays, and stay tuned for updates on the roll-out of the permitting process in the New Year!

Feb 08

Outage investigation ongoing

Posted to Summit County Emergency Blog by Julie Sutor

Xcel Energy believes the natural gas issues may have originated in Lake County, and the company is focusing its investigation resources there now. Natural gas service has been reconfigured to stabilize the system, but the root cause of the issue has not yet been identified. Xcel is confident that the reconfiguration will be effective in maintaining service to Summit County customers, but there is still a possibility that additional outages could occur.

For information on preparing for a power outage, visit Xcel Energy at

Officials from Xcel Energy, Summit County and the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation until the root cause of the gas-line pressure issues have been identified and resolved.

If you smell gas or a “rotten egg” odor, immediately evacuate your home. Do not turn any electrical devices on or off and never use any phone until you are outside and safely away from the area. Then call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-2999. You may also call this line if you need gas-powered appliances to be relighted. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.