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Peak runoff in local rivers and streams may pose swift-water hazards and flooding throughout the holiday weekend
Avalanche debris removal complete north of Copper Mountain; work to continue south of the resort
Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities
Free program helps residents and property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire
High water levels can pose hazards for property owners, boaters, children and pets
Vail Pass Recreational Pathway is fully cleared and open to the public
Peak One Drive will be closed for construction June 17 through early November
Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated hazardous materials release in the upper Snake River Basin
Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing investigation
A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists through August
Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day
The Summit County Assessor's Office sent out biannual notices of valuation to property owners on May 1
Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept and open to users
Class 1 electric-assist bicycles will be permitted on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System
County sets goals and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Planned consolidation of emergency medical services aims to increase efficiency of ambulance operations
Summit County is bringing together statewide veterans’ resources for local event
Construction of the Fremont Pass Recpath segment near Copper Mountain is rescheduled for 2020
STR permitting and complaint management system is now live for properties in unincorporated Summit County
Up to 50 private well owners can receive a 50-percent discount on drinking water quality tests
A preliminary workforce housing proposal includes deed-restricted homes on a former church site in Dillon Valley
Summit County will host a free mobile-counseling center for combat veterans once per month
Summit County and Town of Frisco kick off next phase of planning for 45-acre workforce housing development on Dillon Dam Road
Controlled electric outages in Summit County due to loss of pressure in gas line
County also celebrates Recpath improvements, trails, and mining cleanup
Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8
Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs is selected to serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States
Major projects and purchases planned to address recreational pathways, workforce housing needs, County roads and public transit
Jason Dietz will serve as Summit County Housing Director; Amy Priegel will lead Summit Combined Housing Authority
The GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch
The new Recpath segment will bypass a narrow section of Highway 91 near Copper Mountain
County commissioners congratulate local candidates who won election to office
Summit County, Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne are gathering public input on the needs for and feasibility of an indoor community sports complex
National Food Day calls attention to healthful cooking and good nutrition
All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 29
Summit County acts in concert with White River National Forest
Housing authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 2 for 41 new townhomes and condominiums in Keystone
BOCC encourages residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways
Report offers options for future delivery of EMS by Summit County and local fire districts
Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County
“Up and Down” showcases local artists, with a free opening Sept. 23
Members of the public can now report local emergencies via text
Summit County acts in concert with U.S. Forest Service and neighboring counties
Free public transit service provides direct access to popular Buffalo Cabin – Lily Pad Trailhead
Commissioners encourage ongoing vigilance in advance of late-summer fire season
Knorr Ranch is Summit County's largest open space project in more than a decade
Precipitation and lower temperatures reduce fire danger, prompting move from Stage 2 to Stage 1
Ballot question would provide $8.8 million per year for wildfire prevention, mental health, recycling, public facilities and preschool
Annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations
All Colorado title and registration services will be unavailable Aug. 1-5; all driver license services will be unavailable Aug. 2-3
Additional restrictions placed on open fires and smoking
Local transit agency will test dual-drive model through June 30
Summit County to host community event dedicated to wildfire prevention and preparedness
Wildfire has resulted in evacuation of two residential neighborhoods.
Free slash-removal program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire
Local governments and U.S. Forest Service partner to prevent wildland fires
Town of Breckenridge water utility project will require intermittent weekday closures at Farmer's Korner
High water levels can be dangerous for boaters, drivers, children and pets
Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles
'Smokejumper' book discussion and expert panel to focus on wildfire prevention and mitigation
A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening May 20
Tenmile Canyon and Vail Pass sections remain closed for now
Community members are invited to provide input at a Feb. 28 open house or through an online survey
County plans to work collaboratively with local utility providers to facilitate transition to clean energy
Summit County, U.S. Forest Service and towns of Frisco and Breckenridge partner to provide 8-mile groomed surface between Frisco and Breckenridge
Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday Feb. 23
Amendments to the Land Use and Development Code and Community Wildfire Protection Plan bolster local wildfire protection and prevention efforts
A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Jan. 21
County also celebrates Recpath improvements, mining cleanup and digital trail map
Major projects and purchases planned to address workforce housing needs, County roads and transit
Crews will complete guardrail installation work
Upgrades to Summit County Rescue Barn allow for faster search-and-rescue deployment and improved training opportunities
Crews will repair guardrail damaged by truck rollover
Winter motorized use prohibited on several County and Forest Service roads
All registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 7
Mine cleanup project advances efforts to address water quality impacts in Snake River watershed
Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project added new bicycle/pedestrian lanes in the school zone
Free workshop to help property owners create defensible space and fire-wise landscaping to protect homes from wildfire
Summit Combined Housing Authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 4 for ownership units in the Snake River Basin’s newest workforce housing development
Summit County Commissioners encourage residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways
A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Sept. 24
Moderate to Heavy smoke may pose a health concern for Summit County
Identity of decedent remains unknown after yearlong investigation
New digital map displays Summit County’s extensive network of federal, county and town trails and trailheads
Full road closure north of reservoir begins Aug. 25
Recent rains have reduced fire danger
County asks drivers to abide by parking rules to reduce safety concerns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, The Summit County Justice Center will be closed all-day for a combination of training and emergency drills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the month of October, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will wear uniforms with pink patches to support breast cancer awareness.
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.
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.
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.
On August 22, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Schilling was selected for the position of Commander of the Operations Division.
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.
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.
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.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking our community’s children’s assistance with naming our much beloved patrol speed trailer.
The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to announce that the month of June is Adopt-A-Cat Month.
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.
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.
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.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes.
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.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 Copper Mountain Ski Resort was hosting the Red Bull Slope Soakers 2018 special event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fire restrictions in Summit County Tuesday afternoon, upon recommendation Tuesday morning by Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
Summit County is urging drivers to respect parking regulations in the Heeney area during the summer recreation season.