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Past articles by Luke:

Turning Town Hall into a townhome? Dillon floats workforce housing ideas

Dillon Town Council marked several locations in town for workforce housing potential while reviewing its options to address its workforce housing shortage at Tuesday’s council meeting Sept. 20. Lots along Main Street, LaBonte Street and... → Read More

Summit County man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting two minors

A Summit County man pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 22. to two felony counts of sexual assault on a child. The guilty plea violated the terms of the man’s 2020 deferred sentence involving possession of sexually... → Read More

Trail tales: Tree lays the wood on mountain biker, jousting him from his mount and leaving a fist-sized wound

Sean Stevens did not expect a tree to knock him from his mountain bike. Neither did he expect to spend 24 hours in a hospital after surgeons plucked bark from his leg. Sunday afternoon, the... → Read More

Gov. Polis selects Sheriff FitzSimons for state commission on criminal and juvenile justice

Gov. Jared Polis appointed Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons to serve on the three-person Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. FitzSimons will serve as a representative for Colorado’s sheriff’s departments. He will join Louisville Police... → Read More

Police: Child returned to Summit County after mother attempted to flee with her joint-custody son to Mexico

Federal agents stopped a woman with ties to Summit County at the U.S.–Mexico border after police say she attempted to flee to San Cristóbal de las Casas, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office press... → Read More

Cyclist dies after police say driver drifted into shoulder on Colorado Highway 9 just north of Silverthorne

A cyclist is dead after police say a Dillon man driving a pickup truck drove onto the shoulder of Colorado Highway 9 Tuesday evening. The 65-year-old cyclist was riding along the shoulder near mile marker... → Read More

Let’s Talk Fentynal: Summit County Public Health will host an event on the dangers of Fentynal

Summit County Public Health will host an evening event discussing the dangers of Fentanyl and the stigma surrounding treatment on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Hacienda Real will provide dinner for those in attendance. The event,... → Read More

Frisco wants feedback on this summer’s Fourth of July and BBQ Challenge celebrations

Frisco wants to hear from its residents about June’s BBQ Challenge and its Fourth of July celebration. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the town sought feedback on both events and heard comments about making the events... → Read More

Cold case closed: 1982 murder of two hitchhikers, who were last seen in Breckenridge, ends with conviction

More than 40 years after two women disappeared near Breckenridge, the man suspected of murdering the pair of hitchhikers was found guilty by a Park County jury Thursday. Modern forensic genealogy techniques reopened the case... → Read More

Fire danger drops from high to moderate in Summit County as wildfire conditions improve

Fire danger in Summit County is going from high to moderate, effective Saturday, Sept. 17, Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Jay Nelson said Friday. Despite the small wildfire on Sept. 9,... → Read More

46th Annual Run the Rockies Road Race takes to Tenmile recpath on Saturday

Frisco will host the 46th annual Run the Rockies Road Race this Saturday, Sept. 17. The half-marathon will start at 8 a.m., and the 10K will start at 8:30 a.m. The race starts near Copper... → Read More

Ruling in Louisiana court halts Frisco’s plans for a locals-only short-term license type; officials will likely increase cap to 25%

As Frisco officials continue to evaluate short-term rental options, a proposal to provide a short-term license category for residents has gained some traction. However, a recent decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals may prevent... → Read More

Frisco looks to marina parking lot to ‘house’ Unsheltered in Summit members

Frisco Town Council voiced full support for finding a new location for Unsheltered in Summit’s safe parking program, likely near the Frisco Bay Marina. The next challenge for the group lies in getting an ordinance... → Read More

A John Doe who died in 2012 and was found in 2016 on the Tenmile Range has, at last, been identified

A hiker trekking up a game trail in a chute along the western face of the Tenmile Range stumbled across a human skull on the forest floor. That was in 2016. Monday, the Summit County... → Read More

Friday’s drowned men identified as brothers from Mexico

The Summit County Coroner’s Office identified Friday’s two drowning victims as residents of Oaxaca, Mexico. The two decedents were confirmed to be brothers Rigoberto Martinez, 28, and Alejandro Martinez, 23. The final cause and manner... → Read More

Frisco wants better internet for the sake of students, workers and visitors

The town of Frisco wants to improve its internet access, and it is seeking proposals on how to best get that done. The town is a hoping to improve its internet access for the sake... → Read More

Lender secured for Dillon’s Uptown 240, but the winter took its toll on the foundation that was already laid

Uptown 240’s new lender came before the Dillon Town Council Tuesday to appease some worries about the project and assure all its path to completion was forming, although some backward steps would have to be... → Read More

Stair climb and flag raising ceremonies to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the correct date for Saturday’s event. Summit County will see two planned events to pay tribute to the heroic efforts and lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.... → Read More

Fire crews contain Cemetery Trail Fire to less than 1 acre

Around 10 p.m. Thursday night, Summit Fire & EMS responded to flames near the Summit County Archery Range. Fire officials think the fire, now called the Cemetery Trail Fire, was sparked by a lightning strike.... → Read More

Two bodies pulled from Dillon Reservoir Friday, Sept. 9

The bodies of two drowned men were recovered from the Dillon Reservoir Friday afternoon. An investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths is ongoing. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office sent out a news release at... → Read More