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Past articles by Lindsey:

Several summit students earned fall 2021 honors at college

More students from Summit County have been working hard at college to earn special recognition from their schools. Mikala Costello, of Breckenridge, made the fall 2021 dean’s list at Northern Michigan University. In order to... → Read More

Summit County Rescue Group reflects on state study looking to improve search and rescue systems

A study from Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggested several ways to improve support for volunteer backcountry search and rescue groups. Parks and Wildlife was directed to conduct a study with stakeholders to identify challenges with... → Read More

Old highway resurfaces when Dillon Reservoir levels are low

Under Dillon Reservoir, remnants of infrastructure that once ran the old town of Dillon remain, and once in a while the reservoir is low enough to spot some of these pieces of Summit County history,... → Read More

Summit School District seeking applications for superintendent interview groups

As Summit School District is looking for its next superintendent, getting the community involved in the interview process is a key component. Consultants from search firm McPherson and Jacobson will facilitate three community stakeholder interviews... → Read More

Breckenridge Distillery sold to Canadian cannabis company

Canadian-based cannabis company Tilray purchased the Breckenridge Distillery at the end of 2021. Tilray, which also owns the Sweetwater Brewing Co., will seek to develop cannabis-infused, nonalcoholic spirits with the distillery, including bourbon alternatives, according... → Read More

CDOT is working to minimize power outages that lead to closures at the Eisenhower Tunnel

Two power outages in 2021 led to lengthy closures at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels, backing up traffic for miles on both sides and throughout the northern end of Summit County. The Colorado Department of Transportation... → Read More

Community members excited to have unique concept like Bluebird Market in town

Bluebird Market in Silverthorne has officially opened its doors, and while not all of the vendors are up and running, those who are open are excited to finally be doing business. Open now in the... → Read More

Summit School District will reevaluate masking weekly with input from public health officials

Despite a recommendation to drop the countywide mask mandate, the Summit County Public Health Department continues to recommend masking in schools, and Summit School District officials say they will follow the experts’ guidance. Several parents... → Read More

Conservation center food scrap program recycled 253,000 pounds of waste last year

Through the High Country Conservation Center’s food scrap program, Summit County recycled more than 253,000 pounds of food waste through composting. Over the past three years of the program, this has led to more than... → Read More

Blue River Police Department recognized for excellence in policy, training

The Blue River Police Department was recognized by the Lexipol Connect program — a provider of policy, training and wellness support for first responders — for consistently and effectively updating and training its staff on... → Read More

Silverthorne Art Board moving forward with potential art co-op in town core

Silverthorne’s Art Board eagerly wants to turn the town’s old firehouse into an art hub in the heart of the downtown core. The group compiled research and budgetary information, as well as feedback from local... → Read More

Summit School District’s October enrollment grew more than predicted

Summit School District’s enrollment is growing despite Colorado seeing opposite trends, while the district’s graduation rates are lower than they were pre-pandemic, they’re still higher than the state average. Chief Financial Officer Kara Drake presented... → Read More

Last round of Smith Ranch homes approved by Silverthorne Town Council

Silverthorne Town Council approved the final plat and subdivision agreement for the last filing of new homes at Smith Ranch at its Wednesday, Jan. 26, meeting, bringing the neighborhood one step closer to completion. Planning... → Read More

Town Council gives Breckenridge Grand Vacations green light to move forward with workforce housing project

Breckenridge Grand Vacations is pursuing a potential workforce housing building on the Entrada parcel, which is just north of Summit County Road 450, also called Huron Road, across from the 7-Eleven just outside of Breckenridge.... → Read More

34 candidates to run for 16 town council seats across Summit County in April election

Candidate petitions have been submitted by all those looking to run for town councils across Summit County, with a mix of old and new faces looking to join their local governments. Summit County’s municipal elections... → Read More

Ski with a Ranger tours teach about history and culture of Forest Service land

During ski season, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District continues to educate the community with hourlong Ski with a Ranger tours at various local ski resorts. Every weekend, volunteer rangers take folks on free, educational... → Read More

International Snow Sculpture Championships makes triumphant return this week

The International Snow Sculpture Championships, one of Breckenridge’s most beloved annual events, is making its comeback after the pandemic put it on hold, as was the case with many other traditions. This week, competitors from... → Read More

Silverthorne awards annual nonprofit grants and scholarships

The Silverthorne Town Council has selected 30 nonprofit organizations to receive $47,000 in cash awards and more than $31,000 in in-kind services throughout 2022 with its annual nonprofit grants and scholarships. In-kind services include the... → Read More

More Summit students earn honors from fall 2021 semester at college

Students from Summit County continued to be honored with dean’s and president’s list recognition in their university studies. Jeremy Vaille of Dillon made the dean’s list at Colorado School of Mines. To be placed on... → Read More

Solar Rollers competition teaches Summit students how to build and race remote-controlled cars

A group of Summit High School students is getting ready to compete in the Solar Rollers competition, which brings together high school teams from across Colorado to build and race solar-powered, remote-controlled cars. Rick Karden... → Read More