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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

Foxes

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 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair and Tow...

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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

New home under construction

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

Photograph of icicles

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

Planted Willows

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 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit School District and Summit County celebrated major safety ...

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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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summi...

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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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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

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, showcasing the work of several local artists. “Transitions” ki...

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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

Contact:

Dan
Hendershott
Environmental HealthManager: 970-668-4073

Amy
Wineland
Public Health Director:970-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY - Wildfire activity in northern
Colorado and the northwestern United States is bringing smoke to Summit C...

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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

Contact:

Regan Wood, Summit County Coroner

970-668-2964

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office is seeking information that could assist in determining the identity of a white male whose remains were discovered in July 2016 in ...

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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

Contact:

Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails Department

970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space & Trails Department has just released an interactive digital map that allows users to explore local recreational amenities and...

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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

Contact:

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

UPDATE: The road closure at the project site has been rescheduled to take place Friday, Aug. 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 30 (not Aug. 23-25, as originally ...

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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

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fire restrictions in Summit County Tuesday afternoon, upon recommendation Tuesday morning by Sum...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Summit County Steps Up Parking Enforcement on Heeney Road

A no-parking sign at the side of the road in front of Green Mountain Reservoir.

County asks drivers to abide by parking rules to reduce safety concerns

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is urging drivers ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Town of Breck and Summit County Unveil Huron Landing

A three-story apartment building behind a sign that reads, Huron Landing.

The community’s newest workforce housing development includes 26 rental apartments just north of downtown Breckenridge

Contacts:

Laurie Best, Senior Planner, Town of Breckenridge

970-547-3112, laurieb@townofbreckenridge.com

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director

970-668-4231, Nicole.Bleriot@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County c...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Wildfire Smoke in Summit County

People walking along a recreational pathway. Mountains in the distance are visible, but smoke is in

Light smoke not expected to be significant health concern

Contact:

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

Amy Wineland, Public Health Director: 970-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY - Because of wildfire activity in surrounding counties, smoke is visible in Summit County. While smoke levels may increase, espe...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Small Business Seminar Offered July 13

Photo of a woman giving a presentation to a group of people.

Employment First, Summit Chamber and Frisco Workforce Center are connecting small-business owners with tools to boost the bottom line

Contact:

Janet Wolfson, Employment First Coordinator

Summit County Human Services

970-668-9738, Janet.L.Wolfson@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Employment First office is partnering with the Summit County Chamber of Commerce and the Co...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 26

Photo of a crew operating 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: 970-668-4140

Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2017 Summit County Chipping Program ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 21

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 Department

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 2017 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday,...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Summit County Steps Up Parking Management at McCullough Gulch

Photo of a no parking sign.

County asks hikers to abide by parking rules at popular trailhead to reduce safety concerns

Contact:

Katherine King, Open Space & Trails Department

970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Dillon Ranger District of th...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Summit County to Conduct Public Health Emergency Exercise June 17

Photo of a man coughing.

Volunteers needed to test medication dispensing procedures at Summit County Bus Barn

Contact:

Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager

970-668-4073, dan.hendershott@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health and several partner organizations will conduct a full-scale infectious disease outbreak exercise on ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

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High water levels can pose safety hazards for boaters, drivers, children and pets

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Public Information Officer

Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-423-8901, erin.opsahl@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – With river flows on the rise, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and v...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Community & Senior Center Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 31

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Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles

Contact:

Lorie Williams, Summit County Community & Senior Center

970-668-2940, lorie.williams@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Community & Senior Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups across the country to celebrate the 24t...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Families’

Photo of photographs of a family playing at home.

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

Contact:

Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant

970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. &ldquo...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Summit County Recpath Open for 2017 Season

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All sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System have been cleared and are open to the public

Contact:

Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails

970-668-4213, jason.lederer@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – All sections of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) are now open for the 2017 season. On Thursday morni...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 20

Photo of people dropping off items to be recycled.

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

Contacts:

Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)

970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Countywide Cleanup Day, on Saturda...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Summit County Launches Master Plan Update

Map of central Summit County

Planning Department seeks public input on Countywide Comprehensive Plan at May 10 open house

Contacts:

Kate Berg, Senior Planner

970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov

Dan Osborn, Senior Planner

970-668-4068, Dan.Osborn@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off a process to update the Countywide Comprehen...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Summit County Begins 2017 Recpath Work

Photo of the Recpath at Dillon Dam.

Major improvements on tap for recreational pathway near Dillon Dam; construction begins May 10

Contact:Jason Lederer, Senior Resource Specialist970-668-4213, jason.lederer@summitcountyco.gov

Summit County - Summit County will kick off its 2017 maintenance work on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System on May 10, starting with the Dillon Dam s...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Application Process Opens for Huron Landing Workforce Housing

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The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County are accepting lottery entries for rental units in the community’s newest workforce housing development

Contacts:Laurie Best, Senior Planner, Town of Breckenridge970-547-3112, laurieb@townofbreckenridge.comNicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director970-668-4231, Nicole.Bleriot@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge and Summi...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Summit County Reduces Landfill Fees

View of our compost operations

Following adoption of local disposal-site designation ordinances, waste haulers will pay lower tipping fees at Summit County Resource Allocation Park

Contacts:

Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager

970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov

Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)

970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commission...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Summit Cove Loop Project Open House March 22

Illustration of the school zone with bike lanes.

Summit County will construct Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project this summer, with new bicycle/pedestrian lanes along Cove Boulevard in the school zone

Contacts:

Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department

970-668-4204, kate.berg@summitcountyco.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge Director

970-668-4212, robert.jacobs@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Big improvements ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Wild Winter’

Photos of avalanche dogs and a rescue helicopter.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons celebrates Summit County’s rescuers and winter landscapes, with an opening Jan. 29

Contact:

Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant

970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that showcases the work of nine local artists. &a...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

Photo of a building under construction.

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

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 the commu...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Mountain Mentors Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Photo of a group of teens and adults on cross country skis.

Local mentoring program marks three decades of providing quality mentoring to Summit County youth

Contact:

Shawna Gogolen, Mountain Mentors Program Supervisor

970-668-9182, Shawna.Gogolen@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – January is National Mentoring Month, and this year’s annual spotlight on the value of mentors carries special sig...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Looking For a Good New Year’s Resolution?

Photo of a calendar, January 2017 page.

Summit County has 17 suggestions for 2017

Contact:

Julie Sutor, Public Affairs Coordinator

970-453-3498, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – It’s New Year’s resolution season, and many Summit County residents are looking for ways to do good for their health, ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Summit County Marks 20 Years of Open Space Protections

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2016 open space purchases preserve 461 acres, including historic agricultural lands, trails and backcountry landscapes

Contact:

Katherine King, Open Space & Trails

970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Celebrating its 20th year, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program protected 461 acres of open space in 2016, at a cost of $2.3...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Community Center Helps Summit Age Gracefully

Photo of senior citizens taking a yoga class.

The Community & Senior Center is offering a year-long series of events focused on living a fulfilling, healthy and active life after 55

Contact:

Lorie Williams, Community & Senior Center Manager

970-668-2945, lorie.williams@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Community & Senior Center is ushering in the New Year with an information-packed series of events, ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Employment Skills Program Marks First Anniversary

Photo of two women participating in an Employment First orientation.

Employment First has made important strides in helping food assistance recipients gain work experience, skills and referrals

Contact:

Michael Whitaker, Summit County Human Services

970-668-9716, Michael.Whitaker@state.co.us

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Employment First Coordinator

970-668-9738, Janet.L.Wolfson@state.co.us

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff’s O...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Local Vendors Encouraged to Update Sales Tax Rates for 2017

Photo of a cash register.

All licensed retailers must begin collecting sales tax at new rates in January

Contact:

Marty Ferris, Finance Director

970-453-3434, martina.ferris@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Finance Department is encouraging all licensed retailers, including short-term lodging businesses, to prepare for changes in sales tax r...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Options Expand to Dillon and Frisco

Photo of a green medication drop-off box.

Summit County now has three locations for disposal of unused medications, helping to prevent substance abuse and protect waterways

Contact:

Dillon Police Chief Mark Heminghous

970-262-3417, MarkHeminghous@TownofDillon.com,

Janet Carter, Owner and Pharmacist, Prescription Alternatives

970-668-8482, rxalt@aol.com

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons

970-423-8934, Jaime.FitzSimons@SummitCou...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2017 Budget

Major projects scheduled for Summit Cove roads, workforce housing and County Commons campus

Contacts:

Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners

970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov

Scott Vargo, County Manager

970-453-3404, scott.vargo@summitcountyco.gov

Marty Ferris, Finance Director

970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcountyco....

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Summit County land conservation effort receives $675,000 GOCO grant

Logo of GOCO, Great Outdoors Colorado

State grant helps to permanently conserve 272-acre Doig Homestead

Contacts:

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

Laura Cardon, 303-226-4531, lcardon@goco.org

Brian Lorch, 970-668-4067, brian.lorch@summitcountyco.gov

DENVER – The GOCO Board awarded Summit County a $675,000 grant on Thursday to permanen...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Summit County to Provide Tour of SCRAP

Photo of the compost operation at the SCRAP

The public is invited to go behind the scenes of local landfill, recycling and compost operations

Contact:

Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park

970-468-9263, Aaron.Byrne@SummitCountyCO.gov

WHAT: Summit County will provide a public tour of the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), home to the community’s landfill, recycl...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Local Events Provide Support to Cope with Holiday Stress

Graphic. Find support and connection during the holiday season.

Healthy Futures Initiative and Building Hope partner to offer support, community and connection during a sometimes-stressful season

Contact:

Kellyn Glynn, Healthy Futures Initiative

970-668-4035, kellyn.glynn@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Healthy Futures Initiative and the Summit Foundation’s Building Hope Initiative are partnering to host a series of local events to help community ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Summit Stage Winter Bus Schedule Begins Dec. 11

Photo of a Summit Stage bus stop.

Swan Mountain Flyer service between Breckenridge and A-Basin begins Nov. 20, with limited frequency; labor shortage leads to delayed start of winter schedule and reduced daytime frequency on some routes.

Contacts:
Jim Andrew, Transit Director970-668-4161, jim.andrew@summitcountyco.gov
Geoff Guthrie, Transit Operations Manager970-668-4162, geoff.guthrie@summitcountyco.gov

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Summit Voters Approve Construction Fund for Locals’ Housing

Countywide sales tax to fund construction of affordable housing units for local workers and families

Contacts:
Nicole Bleriot, Interim Director, SCHA970-668-4231, nicole.bleriot@summitcountyco.gov
Commissioner Thomas Davidson, SCHA Board Chair970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County voters have approved the ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Survivor Day Helps Those Affected by Suicide Nov. 19

Save the Date, November 19, Survivor Day

Event provides support and highlights resources for people who have lost loved ones to suicide

Contact:
Kellyn Glynn, Healthy Futures Initiative 970-668-4035, kellyn.glynn@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Healthy Futures Initiative’s Suicide Prevention Action Team (SPAT) and the Summit Foundation’s Patti Casey Memorial Fund are partnering t...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Veterans Invited to Which Wich on Veterans Day

Photo of the front of the Which Wich sandwich shop in Frisco.

Summit County and Which Wich are teaming up to honor veterans with free lunch Nov. 11

Contacts:
Tom Byledbal, Summit County Veterans Service Officer970-668-5360, cvso@SummitCountyCO.gov
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9160, Michael.Whitaker@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Which Wich Su...Read on...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Local Partnership Cleans Up Dillon Reservoir Shoreline

Photo of crews treating noxious weeds along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.

Noxious weed treatment and trash removal protect habitat along 27 miles of Dillon Reservoir shores

Contact:
Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails Resource Specialist970-668-4213, Jason.Lederer@SummitCountyCO.gov
Ben Pleimann, Summit County Weed Control Manager970-668-4218, Ben.Pleimann@SummitCountyCO.gov

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Summit County Child Care Assistance Program Expands Eligibility

Photo of a mother sitting with a baby in the CCCAP office.

Wider band of eligible incomes increases local families’ access to financial assistance for child care

Contact:
Michael Whitaker, Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9716, Michael.Whitaker@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY— More local families now have access to financial assistance for child care, thanks to an increase in the income eligibility limit ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Sheriff’s Office to Unveil Peace Cranes Installation Oct. 28

Photo of colorful paper cranes affixed to an aspen branch.

Inmate art project to serve as semi-permanent display at Summit County Justice Center

Contact:
Commander Erik Bourgerie, Detentions Division, Summit County Sheriff’s Office970-453-2232; Erik.Bourgerie@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum and Summit County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a new art installation...Read on...

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