Deepan Dutta, Summit Daily News

Deepan Dutta

Summit Daily News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Deepan:

No fireworks this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve fireworks won’t be set off this year in Summit County. Officials with the town of Breckenridge, which has hosted an end-of-year fireworks celebration in the past, determined funds that would go toward... → Read More

Letter to the editor: Sheriff’s opinion on Breonna Taylor case was wrong, tone-deaf

The sheriff is flat wrong in his assertion that a lack of indictments is the last word on Breonna Taylor’s death, which he made in a recent broadside against the Summit School District board and... → Read More

Many in Summit County’s Hispanic community have fallen though the pandemic safety net

The novel coronavirus pandemic hit the Summit County economy harder and faster than most other places in Colorado. After the first confirmed case in the state March 5 at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in... → Read More

Legality of Colorado, Summit County public health orders under the microscope

FRISCO — Colorado, along with nearly every other state in the union, was challenged with age-old questions of liberty and constitutional rights during the pandemic shutdown beginning in March. A stay-at-home order from Gov. Jared... → Read More

Blue River in Silverthorne closed due to high water

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and town of Silverthorne have temporarily closed the Blue River from the base of the Dillon Dam to the Sixth Street Bridge in Silverthorne, according to a press release. The... → Read More

Summer kicks off with tepid tourism, slow business in Summit County

FRISCO — The past Memorial Day weekend was like no other before in Summit County. An invisible, microscopic menace managed to radically alter the course of human behavior all across the planet, even up in... → Read More

Concerns about 2nd coronavirus peak loom as Summit County reopens for business

FRISCO — As our mountain resort communities wake from months of enforced hibernation, a palpable sense of relief can be felt among residents and visitors who are once again hiking trails, fishing rivers and letting... → Read More

Summit County restaurants to reopen dining services Wednesday with occupancy limits

FRISCO — Colorado’s response to the pandemic has been frenetic, with decisions made, changed or reversed on a seemingly hourly basis. Fortunately for Summit County restaurant owners, the latest about-face on policy by Gov. Jared... → Read More

Significant state budget cuts in store for Summit School District, family resource center

With $3.3 billion to cut from Colorado’s budget, the knives have been out at the state capitol. After three weeks, the state legislature’s Joint Budget Committee produced a blueprint toward a balanced budget that includes... → Read More

Summit County embraces return of barbershops, salons after shutdown

FRISCO — It is safe to say that many Americans will never again take for granted getting a haircut or manicure. Among the many joys of everyday life that the pandemic has robbed from us... → Read More

Skate parks, disc golf course reopen in Frisco and Silverthorne

The towns of Frisco and Silverthorne have reopened many park facilities and amenities after they were closed due to public health orders stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In Frisco, the town’s skate park and disc... → Read More

Sen. Michael Bennet pushes to bring federal funds to Colorado small businesses, governments

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, joined editors of several Swift Communications newspapers for a live Q&A video webinar Friday afternoon. The senator answered questions from Swift journalists and the public → Read More

Sen. Bennet pushes for federal funds for Colorado’s local governments, small businesses

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, joined editors of several Swift Communications newspapers for a live Q&A video webinar Friday afternoon. The senator answered questions from Swift journalists and the public about the federal government’s efforts to... → Read More

Colorado, Summit County tourism industries face long, hard road to recovery

FRISCO — The past few months have told a tale of two Colorados. Before March, the state economy was booming. That includes Summit County and its ski and tourism industries, which saw one of the... → Read More

Summit Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Silverthorne open for business

The Summit Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1291 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne, has reopened after closing for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit home improvement store accepts and sells new and used... → Read More

1 in 5 Summit County residents have applied for unemployment assistance

FRISCO — Spring is known as a season for new beginnings. But in the United States and across the planet, spring has come with ill tidings and millions of lost jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic... → Read More

Boulder’s Charlie Winn wins Republican nomination for 2nd Congressional District to face Joe Neguse in November

FRISCO — The Republican assembly for Colorado’s Second Congressional District has nominated Boulder resident Charlie Winn to be the district’s Republican candidate in the upcoming November 2020 election. Winn will seek to unseat incumbent Congressman... → Read More

Summit County’s facial covering mandate draws broad acceptance, some objections

FRISCO — Life has drastically changed for most Americans over the past two months. In Summit County and other communities across the nation, mandatory face covering requirements have become one more part of daily living... → Read More

Summit County seniors get robust support from Senior Center, local volunteers during pandemic

FRISCO — Since the beginning of the pandemic, the coronavirus has shut away from society the people most vulnerable to it: the elderly. According to the census, Summit County has more than 4,000 resident seniors,... → Read More

May 5 is Giving Tuesday Now, a day of generosity in response to COVID-19

The Giving Tuesday generosity campaign, held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is holding an emergency version of the event Tuesday, May 5, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has devastated the economy and left... → Read More