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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2015 Budget

Major capital projects scheduled for Copper, Summit Cove and Montezuma Road; Safety First Fund provides critical support for ambulance services, 911 communications and water quality

Contacts:
Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Board of County Commissioners
970-471-2298, karns@co.summit.co.us
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us
Marty Ferris, Finance... Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

Summit County Receives Certificate of Financial Excellence

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded Summit County a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 26th consecutive year

Contacts:
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us
Marty Ferris, Finance Director
970-453-3434. martyf@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – For the 26th year in a row, Summit... Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2014

Summit County Public Health Issues Tularemia Alert

Beavers in Summit County have tested positive for the bacterial disease; the number of tularemia cases across Colorado is much higher than normal

Contacts:
Amy Wineland, Director, Summit County Public Health Department
970-668-9195, amyw@co.summit.co.us
Steph Stookey, Public Health Nurse
970-668-9715, stephanes@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Summit Stage Announces Enhancements to Winter Bus Service

Photo of a Summit Stage bus stop sign

Express routes provide shorter travel times to the slopes; Swan Mountain Flyer starts running Nov. 23

Contact:
Jim Andrew, Director, Summit Stage
970-668-4161, jima@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents and visitors will have shorter rides to the slopes this season on the Summit Stage,... Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Summit Cove Loop Project to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists

Summit County will add bicycle/pedestrian lanes along Summit Drive and Cove Boulevard; a community open house is scheduled for Dec. 10

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department
970-668-4204, kateb@co.summit.co.us
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY –... Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Summit County Ambulance Paramedic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime Breckenridge resident Bob Shedd recognized by state EMS organization for more than three decades of exceptional service

Contact:
Jamie Woodworth, Director, Summit County Ambulance Service
970-668-4121, jamiew@co.summit.co.us

KEYSTONE – The Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado presented its Lifetime... Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2014

Flu Vaccines Provide Important Health Protections

Summit County Public Health encourages residents to get their annual flu shots

Contacts:
Amy Wineland, Director, Summit County Public Health Department
970-668-9195, amyw@co.summit.co.us
Sara Lopez, Public Health Nurse
970-668-9709, saral@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY –... Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2014

Voters Approve Summit County Measure 1A

Ballot measure will provide $3.73 million annually for emergency services and water quality protections

Contact:
Karn Stiegelmeier, Commissioner: 970-471-2298
Thomas Davidson, Commissioner: 970-333-9817
Dan Gibbs, Commissioner: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County voters approved Measure 1A,... Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Summit County Wraps Up Successful 2014 Community Chipping Program

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More than 1,800 local households participated in the free countywide slash-removal program to protect homes from wildfire

Contacts:
Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension
970-668-4140; dan.schroder@colostate.edu
Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council
970-333-4707; dang@co.summit.co... Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Local Ebola Risk Remains Low

Summit health officials are meeting regularly to stay prepared

Contact:
Summit County Public Health Director Amy Wineland: 970-668-9195

With the Ebola virus garnering national and international headlines, and the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, you may be... Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

October is Conflict Resolution Month in Summit

County commissioners encourage residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

Contact:
Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Summit Board of County Commissioners
970-471-2298, karns@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict... Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

Summit County Receives $100,000 from State for Wildfire Mitigation

State funds will support continuation of Summit County Chipping Program in 2015 to protect homes from wildfire

Contact:
Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension
970-668-4140, dan.schroder@colostate.edu

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – Summit County government has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Colorado... Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Summit County Elections Office to Mail Ballots to All Registered Voters Oct. 14

All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 27

Contact:
Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder
970-453-3471, kathyn@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – In preparation for the 2014 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder... Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

New Affordable Housing Complex Completed in Silverthorne

Photo of a child riding a piece of playground equipment.

Villa Sierra Madre II, developed by Catholic Charities, includes 64 rental units and new playground

Contacts:
Wendy Oldenbrook, Director of Marketing and Communications, Catholic Charities
720-377-1383; woldenbrook@ccdenver.org
Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Director
970-668-4203... Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Summit County Encourages Pet Vaccinations in Recognition of World Rabies Day, Sept. 28

Pet owners can help prevent the spread of rabies by staying on schedule with vaccinations; people should avoid contact with wildlife

Contact:
Lesley Hall, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter
970-668-4191, lesleyh@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — In recognition of World Rabies Day, Sept. 28, Summit County Animal Control... Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Summit County Government Named Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Business

League of American Bicyclists recognizes Summit County offices for their contributions to biking

Contact:
Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space and Trails: 970-668-4092

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The League of American Bicyclists recognized Summit County Government today with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly... Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2014

Summit County and Town of Breckenridge Acquire Laurium Mine Site

Open Space acquisition protects history and recreation resources

Contact
Brian Lorch, Summit County Open Space and Trails: 970-668-4067

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Sept. 10, Summit County Government and the Town of Breckenridge open space programs jointly acquired the... Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

Summit County Launches New Online Tool for Building Inspections

eTRAKiT allows for convenient online scheduling and tracking of inspections for construction projects and septic systems

Contacts:
Scott Hoffman, Chief Building Official, Summit County Building Inspection Department: 970-668-4082
Sarah Connelly, Community Development Department: 970-668-4086

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Montezuma Road Reopens at Washout Site

Montezuma Bridge Open.jpg

Two-way traffic is restored over the Snake River with completion of a new 70-foot bridge

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager: 970-453-3438
Robert Jacobs, County Engineer: 970-668-4212

SUMMIT COUNTY – Montezuma Road opened to two-way traffic across a new bridge over the Snake... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Summit County Ambulance Service Urges Drivers to Check Tires Before Winter Arrives

SCAS and Meadow Creek Tire offer free tire-safety checks at fire safety expo, Saturday, Sept. 6

Contacts:
Jamie Woodworth, Summit County Ambulance Service: 970-668-4121
Jim Levi, Summit County Ambulance Service: 970-668-4122
Gary Bergman, Meadow Creek Tire: 970-668-5686

SUMMIT COUNTY –... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Make a Difference Day Takes Place Sept. 13

Summit County’s 16th annual day of community volunteering will take place one month earlier than in past years

Contact:
Laurie Blackwell, Summit County Youth & Family Services, 970-668-9196

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — Organizers of Summit County’s Make a Difference Day are encouraging residents to mark their calendars for this... Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Montezuma Bridge Installation Rescheduled for Aug. 28-29

Photo of a backhoe alongside a river, preparing for bridge installation.

Periodic road closures will also take effect during paving operations

Contact: Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager: 970-453-3438

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — Work to install a new bridge on Montezuma Road over the Snake River has been rescheduled to take place Aug. 28 and 29, followed... Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Summit BOCC Refers Funding Measure to November Ballot

Ballot question would provide $3.73 million per year in temporary funding for water quality and emergency services, including wildfire response and ambulance services

Contacts:
Karn Stiegelmeier, Commissioner: 970-471-2298
Thomas Davidson, Commissioner: 970-333-9817
Dan Gibbs, Commissioner: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The Summit Board of County... Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

Montezuma Bridge Installation Work Scheduled for Aug. 18 – Sept. 5

Periodic road closures will take effect during site preparation and bridge installation

Contact: Julie Sutor, Public Affairs Coordinator,
970-453-3498 (o); 970-409-9461 (m)

SUMMIT COUNTY — Work to install a new bridge on Montezuma Road over the Snake River is scheduled to take place Aug. 18 through... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Summit County Open Space Program Acquires Sts. John Townsite

Photo of a high-alpine valley in summer

Acquisition of parcels near Montezuma protects outstanding historical and ecological values

Contact: Brian Lorch, Director, Summit County Open Space and Trails
970-668-4067

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Open Space and Trails Department recently acquired the former Sts. John townsite, once the... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summit County Celebrates Grand Opening of Tenmile Canyon Recpath Extension

A group of officials stands at the entrance to a new bridge over Tenmile Creek. One of them addresses the crowd.

The newest addition to the Summit County Recpath system enhances scenic views and improves connections from Tenmile Canyon to Highway 91 and Copper Mountain

Contact: Brian Lorch, Director, Summit County Open Space and Trails, 970-668-4060

COPPER MOUNTAIN — Summit County officially unveiled the Tenmile Canyon Recpath extension Thursday. The newest addition to the... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summit County Encourages Safe Cycling on Holiday Weekend

Bicyclists and vehicle drivers should be familiar with etiquette and rules of the road

Bicyclists and vehicle drivers should be familiar with etiquette and rules of the road

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager: 970-453-3438; thadn@co.summit.co.usBrian Lorch, Summit County Open... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Summit County Launches Community Chipping Program June 30

Free chipping program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Free chipping program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Contacts:
Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension, 970-668-4140; dan.schroder@colostate... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 25

Free breakfast and prize drawings offered to bicycle commuters

Free breakfast and prize drawings offered to bicycle commuters

Contact: Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space & Trails
970-668-4092

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition... Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

New Recpath Signage to Improve Safety and Wayfinding

$30,000 grant from Summit Biking Inc. will help fund mile markers, informational kiosks and directional signage

$30,000 grant from Summit Biking Inc. will help fund mile markers, informational kiosks and directional signage

Contact: Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4092

SUMMIT COUNTY – The... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Montezuma Road Open for Limited Vehicle Access

Summit County Road and Bridge workers set an emergency bridge over the Snake River to restore vehicle access to the town of Montezuma after flooding washed out Montezuma Road. June 6, 2014

A single-lane emergency road and temporary bridge restore local access to town after flooding

A single-lane emergency road and temporary bridge restore local access to town after flooding

Contact:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager970-389-4252

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road and Bridge Department has... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2014

Get Your High Water Preparedness Information Packet

Find information on local resources, historical flood data, sand bag locations and safety tips.

The Summit County High Water Preparedness Information packet provides information on local resources, historical flood data, sand bag locations and safety tips, to help you prepare for flooding.

Summit County's terrain... Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Montezuma Flood Washes Out Road

Road washout blocks access to town

Road washout blocks access to town

Contact: Julie Sutor
(970) 409-9461JulieS@co.summit.co.us

MONTEZUMA – High water levels on the Snake River and Peru Creek have caused one-half mile of serious damage on Montezuma... Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Summit County Announces Schedule for Recpath Work

Avalanche debris covers the Recpath in Tenmile Canyon

Maintenance between Swan Mountain Road and Keystone begins May 22; avalanche debris removal in progress on Tenmile Recpath

Maintenance between Swan Mountain Road and Keystone begins May 22; avalanche debris removal in progress on Tenmile Recpath

Contact:
Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space and Trails,... Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Summit County Applauds State for Tackling Health Insurance Costs in Mountain Communities

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approves shifts in Colorado’s geographic rating areas

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approves shifts in Colorado’s geographic rating areas

Contacts:
Dan Gibbs, Summit County Commissioner: 970-333-4707, dang@co.summit.co.us Thomas Davidson,... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

Deadline to Change Party Affiliation for Primary Election May 23

The Summit County Election Office will mail ballots to all affiliated voters June 2; unaffiliated voters will not automatically receive ballots

The Summit County Election Office will mail ballots to all affiliated voters June 2; unaffiliated voters will not automatically receive ballots

Contact:
Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder... Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

State Announces Proposal to Address High Health Insurance Costs in Mountains

Summit BOCC urges local residents to weigh in on state’s recommendation to adjust geographic rating system; deadline for public comment less than one week away

Summit BOCC urges local residents to weigh in on state’s recommendation to adjust geographic rating system; deadline for public comment less than one week away

Contacts: Dan Gibbs, Summit County... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Annual Prescription Take-Back at the 9Health Fair

Summit County urges residents to help prevent substance abuse and protect local ecosystems by dropping off unused and expired medications Saturday, April 5

For Immediate Release:
April 1, 2014

Contact: Jordan Schultz, Coordinator, Healthy Futures Initiative, Summit County Youth and Family Services
970-668-9196; jordans@co.summit.co.us

Summit County urges residents... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Summit Head Start Classrooms Score Among Top 10 Percent in Nation

Summit County Head Start classrooms scored within the top 10 percent nationally in federal assessments of teacher-child interactions

For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2014

Contacts: Elizabeth Edgar Lowe, Director, Summit County Early Head Start and Head Start Programs
970-513-1170, ext. 305; elowe@earlychildhoodoptions.org

Julie McCluskie,... Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2014

Summit County Encourages Residents to Test Homes for Radon Before Warmer Weather Arrives

Summit County has high levels of this carcinogen; free test kits are available

For Immediate Release:
March 26, 2014

Contact:Maya Kulick, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Summit County Environmental Health
970-668-4070, mayak@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Local Marijuana Use

The Summit BOCC and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office help clarify locations where marijuana use is permitted and provide residents and visitors with guidance related to marijuana in unincorporated Summit County.

For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2014

Contact:Tracy LeClair, Summit County Sheriff’s Office
970-389-2475 (cell); TracyL@co.summit.co.us

Summit County Provides Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
on Local... Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Summit BOCC Ratifies Agreement with Red, White & Blue Fire District

For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2014

Contact:Summit County Manager Gary Martinez
970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us

Summit BOCC Ratifies Agreement with Red, White & Blue Fire District to Improve... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Summit BOCC Pushes State to Address High Health Insurance Costs in Resort Region

For Immediate Release:
March 5, 2014

Contact:Karn Stiegelmeier, Commissioner: 970-471-2298, karns@co.summit.co.us
Thomas Davidson, Commissioner: 970-333-9817, thomasd@co.summit.co.usDan Gibbs, Commissioner:... Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2014

New Glass Recycling Program in Summit County

For Immediate Release
February 25, 2014

Contact:Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park, 468-9263 x 12
Jennifer Santry, High Country Conservation Center, 668-5703

Summit County is excited... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Summit County and Red, White & Blue Fire Dist. Working on Agreement to Improve Efficiency & Service

For Immediate Release:
Feb. 19, 2014

Contact:Chief Jim Keating, Red, White & Blue Fire District
970-389-9600, jkeating@rwbfire.orgSummit County Manager, Gary Martinez
970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co... Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2014

Recent Heavy Snowfall Requires Attention to Safe Snow Removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2014

CONTACTJohn Polhemus, Road & Bridge Director
970-668-4231

Recent Heavy Snowfall Requires Attention to Safe Snow RemovalSummit County urges residents, businesses and plowing... Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Summit County Provides Background on Hunter Mine Litigation

Summit County has filed an eminent domain petition against Uncle Dick’s LLC to acquire the Hunter Mine in the Hoosier Ridge area of the White River National Forest in order to protect the important conservation values and... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Assessor’s Office Mails 2014 Personal Property Declaration Forms

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2014

For more information: Contact Assessor's Office: (970) 453-3480

Summit County, Colorado - Each year all Colorado County Assessors are required to mail Personal Property... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

Summit County and Climax Molybdenum Partner to Protect Open Space

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2014

Summit County, Colorado - In October of 2013 the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department and Climax Molybdenum completed a five-year negotiation on properties owned by... Read on...


Transit - Summit Stage

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

EXPRESS BUSES!

BRECKENRIDGE EXPRESS: departs Silverthorne Station at 8:10 am, Frisco Station at 8:22 am, School Road at 8:24 am, Granite Street at 8:27 am, arriving Breckenridge Station at 8:50 am.
KEYSTONE EXPRESS: departs Ptarmigan... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

RUSH HOUR BUSES; in addition to regularly scheduled buses.

Silverthorne Loop departs 7:15 am

Wildernest Loop departs 7:45 am

Copper departs 8:15 am

Posted on: November 14, 2014

NEW BUS STOP! Frisco to Breckenridge, Effective 11/23/2014

Golf Course Stop (Tiger Road)

Southbound :16 and :46 (daytime) :46 (nighttime)

Northbound :20 and :50 (daytime) :50 (nighttime)

Posted on: November 14, 2014

LAKE COUNTY LINK: FROM LEADVILLE TO FRISCO


New Earlier Departures

Early bus departs Kum & Go at 5:50 am

Later bus departs Kum & Go at 7:20 am

Posted on: November 14, 2014

LAKE COUNTY LINK: FRISCO TO LEADVILLE

Afternoon departure times unchanged.

Posted on: November 14, 2014

LAKE COUNTY LINK: NEW SERVICE TO CMC CAMPUS

Morning service at CMC campus at 7:10 am (later bus)

Afternoon service to CMC campus departs Frisco at 4:00 pm; departs Copper at 4:20 pm; arrives CMC at 5:05 pm.