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Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Summit County Coordinated Election Coming Soon

Vote

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

Contact: Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk & Recorder, 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – Election Day is less than two months away, and the Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office is encouraging all citizens to participate in the election proces...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

County and Towns Convene Minimum Wage Work Group

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Local governments will evaluate new authorities related to Summit County's minimum wage

Contact: Scott Vargo, County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government announced that it will convene and facilitate a Summit County Minimum Wage Work Group. Participants will include the County and the towns of Blue River, B...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Smokey Bear says, "You can help." One less spark, one less wildfire.

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

Contact: Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution Thursday morning to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire dan...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

BOCC Places Measures on Ballot to Tax Nicotine Products, Renew Open Space Funding

A vaping device.

One ballot question would place a local tax on tobacco and vaping products; the second would continue the existing mill levy for open space and trails

Contacts:

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of two resolutions to place measures on Summit Coun...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Capacity Analysis Begins for Recpath and Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area

Sailboats on Dillon Reservoir in autumn

Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee and Summit County are seeking community input on the capacity of popular local recreation resources

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC) are conducting a capacity analysis of Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (DRRA) and the ...

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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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting this week, Summit County will begin work on improvements to the Swan Mountain Road Recreational Pathway. The projects will take place at both end...

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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

Contact: Michael Wurzel, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Open Space & Trails will begin a wildfire fuels reduction project on the Wildernest – Mesa Cortina Open Space on Monday, July 22, in partnership with the Colorado S...

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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

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912

SUMMIT COUNTY – Peak runoff in many local rivers and streams is taking place about one month later than usual this year, coinciding with Independence Day festivities. Summit Coun...

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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

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has completed avalanche debris removal on the Tenmile Canyon Recreational Pathway between Frisco and Copper Mountain. This segment of the Recpath is proj...

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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

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2019 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26...

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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

Contact: Dan Schroder, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is kicking off the 2019 Summit County Chipping Program on Monday, June 17. The free, award-winning program, now in its sixth year, helps residents and ...

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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

Contacts: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912; Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY – With river flows on the rise, Summit County encourages residents and visitors to be mindful of high wa...

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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

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2019

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has received the go-ahead from Colorado Avalanche Information Center to begin removing avalanche debris ...

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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

ContactRobert Jacobs, Road & Bridge Director: 970-668-4212 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department is switching into warm-weather mode, with several road improvements and maintenance projects on the...

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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

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Director, Summit County Emergency Management, 970-485-5339 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management and several partner organizations are conducting a full-scale hazardous-materials respon...

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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

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health: 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Bloom’

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

Contact: Karen LeCocq Bailey, Art Forum Program Assistant, 970-668-4205

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum has a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. "Bloom: To Flourish or Thrive&...

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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

Contacts:

  • Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP): 970-468-9263
  • Lisa Hueneke, High Country Conservation Center: 970-668-5703 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Count...

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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

Contact: Frank Celico, Summit County Assessor: 970-453-3480

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Assessor’s Office mailed out notices of valuation to all property owners on Wednesday, May 1. Colorado law requires that all county assessors ...

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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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4213 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2019 season. With the exception of the Tenmile Canyon section, betwe...

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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

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted to allow Class 1 electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on the Summit County Recreation...

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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

Contact: Kate Berg, Senior Planner, 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, April 23, adopting the Summit Community Climate Action Plan (CAP), which sets goals to reduce g...

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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

Contacts: Steve Lipsher, Community Resource Officer, 970-262-5100, ext. 125Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager, 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Ambulance Service and Summit Fire & EMS will merge into a single organizatio...

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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

Contacts:Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer: 970-725-3122 Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager: 970-668-9160 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair and Town Hall on...

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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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – As a result of damage caused by recent large avalanches along the Fremont Pass Recpath project alignment, construction of the three-mile-long segment bypa...

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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

Contact: Danelle Hood, Planning Technician: 970-668-4185, 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has launched a new online permitting system for short-term vacation rental properties in unincorporated Summit County, together with a complaint hot...

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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

Contact:

Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager: 970-668-4073

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced the launch of the 50x50 Spring Sipping Special, offering private well owners a 50-percent discount on water quality testing ...

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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

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director: 970-668-4231

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will host a community meeting from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, to discuss a preliminary proposal for workforce housing in Dillon Valley. Local r...

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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

Contacts:

Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer, 970-509-9024

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager, 970-668-9716

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will begin hosting a mobile counseling center for combat vetera...

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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

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director, Summit County, 970-668-4203

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Town of Frisco have kicked off an impact analysis for the Lake Hill workforce housing development, initiating the next phase ...

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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

Update: 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8: Electricity and gas services have been restored to all Xcel Energy customers in Summit County. For details, visit the Summit County Emergency Blog.

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLO. - 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 8: Xcel Energy has detected a l...

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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

Contact: Katherine King, Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4061 

SUMMIT COUNTY – In a remarkable year for conservation, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program (OST) secured protections for 1,257 acres of open space in 2018, preser...

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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

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director: 970-668-4203

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on four planning commissions. These planning commissions play vital roles in shaping the co...

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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

Contact: County Commissioner Dan Gibbs: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – Gov. Jared Polis has announced that Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs will serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, the principal departme...

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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

Contact:Maya Kulick, Senior Environmental Health Specialist: 970-668-4070

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed January 2019 to be Radon Action Month, encouraging all local residents and homeowners to test their homes for r...

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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

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404

Marty Ferris, Finance Director: 970-453-3434

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners approved a $126 million 2019 County budget on Tuesday, including a $41.5 million Genera...

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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

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, Chair, SCHA Board; County Manager: 970-453-3404 

Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director: 970-668-4203

Jason Dietz, Executive Director, SCHA: 970-409-8458

Amy Priegel, Incoming Executive Director, SCHA: 970-333-4782

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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

Contact: Rosemary Dempsey, 303-226-4530, rdempsey@goco.org

DENVER – On Thursday, the GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch. 

This grant is part of GOCO’s open space grant program, which funds pri...

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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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

Summit County – Summit Biking Group presented the Summit County Board of County Commissioners with a $20,000 donation Tuesday, in support of the construction of ...

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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

Contacts:

Dan Gibbs, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-333-4707

Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Local voters approved Summit County Measure 1A Tuesday to support wildfire mitigation, mental health, recycling, public faciliti...

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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

Contact:

Brodie Boilard, Public Information Officer, Town of Frisco: 970-668-5276

SUMMIT COUNTY –  The Towns of Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne and Summit County are collaborating on a study to assess the need for and feasibility of...

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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

Contact:

Diana Reznikoff, Physical Activity & Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS): 917-952-3838

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County, in partnership with the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS), is promoting healthy cooking an...

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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

Contact:

Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder: 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2018 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses are up to date in their vote...

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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

Contact:

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the White River National Forest, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions in unincorporated Summit County, effective immediatel...

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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

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458

Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Director: 970-668-4150 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for We...

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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

Contact:Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier: 970-471-2298

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 2018 to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, the BOCC joins with individuals and organizations...

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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

Contacts:Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager: 970-453-3404Jeff Berino, Chief, Summit Fire & EMS: 970-262-5100, ext. 121Jim Keating, Chief, Red, White & Blue Fire Rescue: 970-389-9600

SUMMIT COUNTY – Emergency Services Consulting Internatio...

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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

Contact:

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday afternoon to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire danger i...

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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

Contact: Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant: 970-389-2760

SUMMIT COUNTY - The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons. “Up and Down” kicks off with an opening from 4-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept...

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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

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director: 970-485-4136

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC announced the start date for the application process for W...

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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

Contact:

Jerry Del Valle, Summit County 911 Center: 970-668-4098 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County 911 Center launched text-to-911 capabilities on Sept. 4, enabling members of the public to report emergencies and communicate with 911 dis...

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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

Contact

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817 

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the White River National Forest and neighboring counties, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted in unincorporated Summit County effect...

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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

Contact:

Adam Bianchi, Dillon Ranger District: 970-262-3495

Katherine King, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4061

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. –The Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Open Space & Trails Department and U.S. Forest Service ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Maintains Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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

Contacts:Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners have opted to keep Summit County in Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of the upcoming late-summer fire season, which typically begins ...

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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

Contact:Brian Lorch, Open Space and Trails Director: 970-668-4067SUMMIT COUNTY – A unique partnership between Summit County, local landowners and Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has preserved the 1,123-acre Knorr R...

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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

Contacts: 

Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-453-8901SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners reduced the level of fire restrictions in Summit County from Stage 2 ...

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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

Contacts:Dan Gibbs, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-333-4707Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to place a measure on the ballot to suppo...

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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

Contact:Lorie Williams, Community & Senior Center Manager: 970-668-2945SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Seniors will hold their annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction from August 2-5, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support local ...

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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

Contact:Julie Sutor, Director of Communications: 970-453-3498SUMMIT COUNTY – All Colorado title and registration services, including Summit County motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan (IRP) and own...

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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

Contacts:Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager: 970-485-1880Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901SUMMIT COUNTY – A resolution imposing Stage 2 fire restrictions was enacted June 28 by the Summit County Board of County Commission...

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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

Contact:Curtis Garner, Summit Stage Director, 970-668-4161Proterra, one of the leading manufacturers of battery-electric buses in the United States has given the Summit Stage an opportunity to test their most powerful model. The bus went into service Wedn...

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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

Contact:Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4065SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 27....

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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

Contact:Julie Sutor, Summit County Director of Communications, 970-409-9461SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County is hosting a Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party on Thursday, June 21. The event will bring community members together in a fun, relaxed ...

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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.

The Buffalo Mountain Fire is burning in Summit County, Colorado, near the town of Silverthorne. The fire was reported at 10:46 a.m., Tuesday, June 12.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation of the neighborhoods of Mesa Cortina and Wild...

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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

Contacts:Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council: 970-333-4707SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2018 Summit County Chipping Program ...

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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

Contacts:Bill Jackson, District Ranger, Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest: 970-262-3451Dan Gibbs, Summit County Commissioner: 970-333-4707Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-389-2475SUMMIT COUNTY – A freshly traine...

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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

Contacts:James Phelps, Town of Breckenridge Public Works, 970-453-3181Tibor Horvath, Summit County Road & Bridge, 970-668-4199 SUMMIT COUNTY -  Swan Mountain Road will experience intermittent closures in the Farmer's Korner area from late May...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

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

Contact: Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office, 970-423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – 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 ...

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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

Contact:Lorie Williams, Summit County Community & Senior Center, 970-668-2940 SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Community & Senior Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups across the country to celebrate the 25th Annual National Seni...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Summit Reads Hosts Wildfire Preparedness Discussion May 23

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

ContactJoyce Dierauer, Director, Summit County Library, 970-668-4130SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Reads Committee will host a panel discussion Wednesday evening on wildfire preparedness. Community members are invited to hear from local experts on key strateg...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Growth

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

Contact:Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. “Growth” kicks off with ...

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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

Contact:Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2018 season.  With the exception of sections from Frisco to Vail Pass,...

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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

Contacts:Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)970-468-9263Hallie Jaeger, High Country Conservation Center970-668-5703SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Countywide Cleanup...

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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

Contacts:

Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer: 970-725-3122 

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager: 970-668-9160 

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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

Contacts:Michael Wurzel, Resource Specialist: 970-668-4065Brian Lorch, Open Space and Trails Director: 970-668-4067SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is seeking public input about whether to allow electric assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on the Summit County Recre...

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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

Contact:Kate Berg, Senior Planner970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 13, committing to transition the community to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by 2035....

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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

Contact:Michael Wurzel, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4065SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County, the U.S. Forest Service and the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco have partnered to groom the Summit County Recreational Pathway System betw...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

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

Contact:

Don Reimer, Planning Director, 970-668-4207 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on its five planning commissions and the Board of Adjustment. These six bodies play vital roles in shaping...

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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

Contacts:Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Director: 970-668-4203Don Reimer, Summit County Planning Director: 970-668-4207Dan Schroder, Summit County CSU Extension Director: 970-668-4140SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Ice and Snow

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

Contact:Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. “Ice & Snow” kicks o...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Summit County Protects 100 Acres of Open Space in 2017

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

ContactJason Lederer, Open Space & Trails970-668-4213, Jason.Lederer@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space and Trails Program (OST) secured protections for almost 100 acres of open space in 2017, preserving wildlife ...

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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

Contacts:Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-471-2298Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404Marty Ferris, Finance Director: 970-453-3434SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2018 County b...

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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

Contact:Robert Jacobs, Director, Road & Bridge Department970-668-4212SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department will close Swan Mountain Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec....

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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

Contact:Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office: 970-423-8901Charles Pitman, Summit County Rescue Group: 970-333-9856SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County announced the grand reopening of the Summit County Rescue Barn, which recently received upgrades that wi...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Swan Mountain Road Closure Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4

A tow truck works to pull a vehicle from the bank of the reservoir.

Crews will repair guardrail damaged by truck rollover

Contact:Robert Jacobs, Director, Road & Bridge Department970-668-4212SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department will close a section of Swan Mountain Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, for guardrail repair. Drivers shou...

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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

Contact:Katherine King, Open Space & Trails970-668-4061SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has closed the gates on Baldy Road and Boreas Pass Road for the winter season. Beyond the gates, both roads are closed to motorized use during the winter, t...

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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

Contact:Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder970-453-3471SUMMIT COUNTY – Early voting is underway in Summit County for the 2017 Coordinated Election. The Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to complete their ballots and...

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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

Contact:Brian Lorch, Summit County Open Space & Trails Director970-668-4067

Summit County, Colorado - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking immediate action to perform mine cleanup activities at the Jumbo Mine in Summit County&rs...

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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

Contacts:

Julie McCluskie, Communications Director, Summit School District: 970-368-1013

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road and Bridge Director: 970-668-4212 

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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

Contacts:

Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140

Katlin Miller, District Manager, Middle Park Conservation District: 970-724-3456

Matthew Schiltz, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service: 970-887-3121

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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

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458, 

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director: 970-485-4136 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC announced the upcoming opening of the...

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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

Contact:

Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier

970-471-2298, karn.stiegelmeier@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County Tuesday. In doing so, the board ...

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