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Tuesday Aug 26 | Denver Post

Summit County inmate recants story of prisoners putting hairs in food

A Summit County inmate who accused fellow prisoners of putting hair into his food in order to harass him was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in jail after recanting his story.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Vail Daily News

Rep. Polis announces wilderness expansion bill in Breckenridge

Summit County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier introduces U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, who announced his new bill to expand federally designated wilderness and protected recreation areas in Summit and Eagle Counties at Carter Park in Breckenridge on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Breckenridge, CO, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Jared Polis, Democrat, Mark Udall, US Senate, Senator Mark Udall, Eagle County, CO

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Summit County Voice

Morning photo: Trough Road

A super-early start to the day turned into a photography paced drive back to Summit County via the Trough Road after our morning flight from the Eagle airport was canceled due to weather.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Denver Post

Laurent Didier wins Stage 5 of Pro Challenge; Tejay van Garderen retains yellow jersey

Aspen's Tejay van Garderen survived a miserable ride from the Front Range to Summit County on Friday with the USA Pro Challenge yellow jersey still in his possession, and Laurent Didier of Luxembourg won Stage 5 by attacking on a steep hill near the finish, barely holding off three pursuers in a sprint to the line.

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Related Topix: Woodland Park, CO, Breckenridge, CO, Divide, CO

Vail Daily News

On the Hill: Cliff Jumping in Summit

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute , brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

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Related Topix: Vail, CO, Weather

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Brickbat: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Ray Wolfe faces up to 24 years in jail for falsely claiming to have found a hair in his food in the Summit County, Colorado, jail.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gymnastics helped rock climber survive 100-foot fall

Dylan Schuetz fell 100 feet head first while climbing Saint Mary's Glacier in Summit County, Colorado.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Summit BOCC Refers Funding Measure to November Ballot

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo., Aug. 19 -- Summit County issued the following news release: The Summit Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a resolution to refer a measure to the November ballot that would provide $3.73 million per year in temporary funding for water quality protection and emergency services, including ... (more)

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Denver Westword

Breckenridge Marijuana Shop Fights Move to Force It Off Main Street

Breckenridge has a well-founded reputation for progressive marijuana policy. The town's voters decriminalized pot in 2009 , years before the passage of Amendment 64. Nonetheless, officials passed a law banning new pot shops from opening on Main Street, and a grandfather clause for the Breckenridge Cannabis Club, which was already located there, is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Vail Daily News

Think outside the cheese plate for get-togethers in Eagle County

Have several backgammon boards set up and ready to play placed around your patio.

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Related Topix: Eagle County, CO, Life, Food, Chocolate, Beer, Drink, Bourbon Whiskey, Liquor

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Denver Post

Montezuma Voter Lawsuit

"I Voted" stickers are seen in this file photo. The town of Montezuma is suing all 61 of its voters.

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Related Topix: Montezuma, CO, Keystone, CO

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Denver Post

Town of Montezuma sues all of its voters over flawed election

Voting is supposed be a right and a privilege. But in the pint-sized, high-mountain town of Montezuma it also has become grounds for a lawsuit.

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Related Topix: Montezuma, CO, Keystone, CO

Tue Aug 12, 2014

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Woman who embezzled $300K from film festival given 5 years in prison

A Summit County woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling up to $300,000 from the non-profit Breckenridge Film Festival was sentenced to five years in prison Monday.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Denver Post

Summit County fire crews help fight blazes in northern California

Copper Mountain Fire, Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire each sent crews to the Modoc National Forest along the California/Nevada border near Alturas, Calif.

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Related Topix: Dillon, CO

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Denver Post

Microburst topples boats, forces rescues in Dillon Reservoir

An apparent microburst toppled about a dozen sailboats on Dillon Reservoir late Thursday afternoon, with rescuers scrambling to retrieve people from the water.

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Related Topix: Dillon, CO

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Denver Post

Three-year cleanup targets Summit County's Pennsylvania Mine

About 8 miles east of Keystone and a couple of miles south of the 14,000-foot-plus Grays and Torreys peaks, the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine is considered the worst mine in the state.

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Related Topix: Keystone, CO, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

The affordable dilemma

Estes Park is not alone in its struggles to provide affordable housing for residents.

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Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Steamboat Springs, CO, Frisco, CO, Dillon, CO

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