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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Approves 2019 Budget

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Major projects and purchases planned to address recreational pathways, workforce housing needs, County roads and public transit

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404

Marty Ferris, Finance Director: 970-453-3434

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners approved a $126 million 2019 County budget on Tuesday, including a $41.5 million Genera...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Housing Authority, County Housing Department Welcome New Leadership

Jason Dietz

Jason Dietz will serve as Summit County Housing Director; Amy Priegel will lead Summit Combined Housing Authority

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, Chair, SCHA Board; County Manager: 970-453-3404 

Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director: 970-668-4203

Jason Dietz, Executive Director, SCHA: 970-409-8458

Amy Priegel, Incoming Executive Director, SCHA: 970-333-4782

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Summit County Land Conservation Effort Receives $866,049 GOCO Grant

Knorr Ranch

The GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch

Contact: Rosemary Dempsey, 303-226-4530, rdempsey@goco.org

DENVER – On Thursday, the GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch. 

This grant is part of GOCO’s open space grant program, which funds pri...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Summit Biking Group Donates $20,000 to Tenmile Recpath Extension

Summit Biking donation group photo

The new Recpath segment will bypass a narrow section of Highway 91 near Copper Mountain

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

Summit County – Summit Biking Group presented the Summit County Board of County Commissioners with a $20,000 donation Tuesday, in support of the construction of ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Voters Approve Summit County Measure 1A to Address Key Community Challenges

The Summit County Courthouse

County commissioners congratulate local candidates who won election to office

Contacts:

Dan Gibbs, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-333-4707

Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Local voters approved Summit County Measure 1A Tuesday to support wildfire mitigation, mental health, recycling, public faciliti...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

County and Towns Seek Community Input on Sports Complex

A pile of athletic equipment.

Summit County, Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne are gathering public input on the needs for and feasibility of an indoor community sports complex

Contact:

Brodie Boilard, Public Information Officer, Town of Frisco: 970-668-5276

SUMMIT COUNTY –  The Towns of Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne and Summit County are collaborating on a study to assess the need for and feasibility of...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Summit County Partners to Promote Healthier Eating Oct. 24

Residents harvesting kale from a community garden.

National Food Day calls attention to healthful cooking and good nutrition

Contact:

Diana Reznikoff, Physical Activity & Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS): 917-952-3838

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County, in partnership with the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS), is promoting healthy cooking an...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Summit County Elections Office to Mail Ballots Week of Oct. 15

All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 29

Contact:

Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder: 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2018 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses are up to date in their vote...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Recent snowfall has reduced fire danger.

Summit County acts in concert with White River National Forest

Contact:

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the White River National Forest, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions in unincorporated Summit County, effective immediatel...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Summit County Breaks Ground on West Hills Phase II Workforce Housing

County officials, a developer and new homeowners break ground with ceremonial shovels.

Housing authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 2 for 41 new townhomes and condominiums in Keystone

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458

Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Director: 970-668-4150 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for We...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Conflict Resolution Month 2018

BOCC encourages residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

Contact:Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier: 970-471-2298

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 2018 to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, the BOCC joins with individuals and organizations...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

ESCI Presents Analysis of Local Emergency Medical Services

Photo of an ambulance in front of a ski area.

Report offers options for future delivery of EMS by Summit County and local fire districts

Contacts:Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager: 970-453-3404Jeff Berino, Chief, Summit Fire & EMS: 970-262-5100, ext. 121Jim Keating, Chief, Red, White & Blue Fire Rescue: 970-389-9600

SUMMIT COUNTY – Emergency Services Consulting Internatio...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Tenderfoot 2 Fire ignited in September 2018.

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

Contact:

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution Wednesday afternoon to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire danger i...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Opens New Exhibit at County Commons

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“Up and Down” showcases local artists, with a free opening
Sept. 23

Contact: Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant: 970-389-2760

SUMMIT COUNTY - The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons. “Up and Down” kicks off with an opening from 4-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Application Process to Open for West Hills Phase II Workforce Housing

West Hills Phase 2 Condo Building Rendering

Housing authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 2 for 41 new townhomes and condominiums in Keystone

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director: 970-485-4136

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC announced the start date for the application process for W...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Summit County 911 Center Launches Text to 911

A smartphone with 911 text message

Members of the public can now report local emergencies via text

Contact:

Jerry Del Valle, Summit County 911 Center: 970-668-4098 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County 911 Center launched text-to-911 capabilities on Sept. 4, enabling members of the public to report emergencies and communicate with 911 dis...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Summit County acts in concert with U.S. Forest Service and neighboring counties

Contact

Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817 

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the White River National Forest and neighboring counties, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted in unincorporated Summit County effect...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Summit Stage: The Way to Go Hiking this Labor Day Weekend

Summit Stage Buffalo Trailhead Bus Loop

Free public transit service provides direct access to popular Buffalo Cabin – Lily Pad Trailhead

Contact:

Adam Bianchi, Dillon Ranger District: 970-262-3495

Katherine King, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4061

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. –The Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Open Space & Trails Department and U.S. Forest Service ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Maintains Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Commissioners encourage ongoing vigilance in advance of late-summer fire season

Contacts:Dan Gibbs, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners have opted to keep Summit County in Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of the upcoming late-summer fire season, which typically begins ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Summit County Conservation Partnership Preserves 1,123 Acres at Green Mountain Reservoir

Knorr Ranch

Knorr Ranch is Summit County's largest open space project in more than a decade

Contact:Brian Lorch, Open Space and Trails Director: 970-668-4067SUMMIT COUNTY – A unique partnership between Summit County, local landowners and Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) has preserved the 1,123-acre Knorr R...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Precipitation and lower temperatures reduce fire danger, prompting move from Stage 2 to Stage 1

Contacts: 

Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner: 970-333-9817Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-453-8901SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners reduced the level of fire restrictions in Summit County from Stage 2 ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

BOCC Places Measure on Ballot to Address Key Community Challenges

Ballot question would provide $8.8 million per year for wildfire prevention, mental health, recycling, public facilities and preschool

Contacts:Dan Gibbs, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-333-4707Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to place a measure on the ballot to suppo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Summit Seniors Hold Gigantic Rummage Sale Aug. 2-5

Friday Sale

Annual event raises tens of thousands of dollars for local nonprofit organizations

Contact:Lorie Williams, Community & Senior Center Manager: 970-668-2945SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Seniors will hold their annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction from August 2-5, raising tens of thousands of dollars to support local ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Summit County Motor Vehicle Office to Close Aug. 1-5 for Statewide Computer System Upgrade

Old license plates hanging on a wall

All Colorado title and registration services will be unavailable Aug. 1-5; all driver license services will be unavailable Aug. 2-3

Contact:Julie Sutor, Director of Communications: 970-453-3498SUMMIT COUNTY – All Colorado title and registration services, including Summit County motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan (IRP) and own...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Additional restrictions placed on open fires and smoking

Contacts:Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager: 970-485-1880Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901SUMMIT COUNTY – A resolution imposing Stage 2 fire restrictions was enacted June 28 by the Summit County Board of County Commission...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Summit Stage Trials Battery-Electric Bus

Battery Electric Proterra Bus

Local transit agency will test dual-drive model through June 30

Contact:Curtis Garner, Summit Stage Director, 970-668-4161Proterra, one of the leading manufacturers of battery-electric buses in the United States has given the Summit Stage an opportunity to test their most powerful model. The bus went into service Wedn...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 27

Four cyclists stand with their bikes next to the Recpath.

Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities

Contact:Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4065SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 27....

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party June 21

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party

Summit County to host community event dedicated to wildfire prevention and preparedness

Contact:Julie Sutor, Summit County Director of Communications, 970-409-9461SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County is hosting a Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party on Thursday, June 21. The event will bring community members together in a fun, relaxed ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Buffalo Mountain Fire Burning in Summit County, Colorado

Wildfire has resulted in evacuation of two residential neighborhoods.

The Buffalo Mountain Fire is burning in Summit County, Colorado, near the town of Silverthorne. The fire was reported at 10:46 a.m., Tuesday, June 12.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation of the neighborhoods of Mesa Cortina and Wild...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 25

Chipping crew loading slash into a chipper

Free slash-removal program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Contacts:Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council: 970-333-4707SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2018 Summit County Chipping Program ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Patrols Begin in Summit County

Four U.S.F.S. wildfire patrol rangers

Local governments and U.S. Forest Service partner to prevent wildland fires

Contacts:Bill Jackson, District Ranger, Dillon Ranger District, White River National Forest: 970-262-3451Dan Gibbs, Summit County Commissioner: 970-333-4707Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-389-2475SUMMIT COUNTY – A freshly traine...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Swan Mountain Road Closures Scheduled for Utility Project

Swan Mountain Road at Farmer's Korner

Town of Breckenridge water utility project will require intermittent weekday closures at Farmer's Korner

Contacts:James Phelps, Town of Breckenridge Public Works, 970-453-3181Tibor Horvath, Summit County Road & Bridge, 970-668-4199 SUMMIT COUNTY -  Swan Mountain Road will experience intermittent closures in the Farmer's Korner area from late May...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Sheriff Badge

High water levels can be dangerous for boaters, drivers, children and pets

Contact: Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office, 970-423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With local river flows at or near their peak, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Community & Senior Center Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day May 30

Yoga Group Circle

Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles

Contact:Lorie Williams, Summit County Community & Senior Center, 970-668-2940 SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Community & Senior Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups across the country to celebrate the 25th Annual National Seni...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Summit Reads Hosts Wildfire Preparedness Discussion May 23

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'Smokejumper' book discussion and expert panel to focus on wildfire prevention and mitigation

ContactJoyce Dierauer, Director, Summit County Library, 970-668-4130SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Reads Committee will host a panel discussion Wednesday evening on wildfire preparedness. Community members are invited to hear from local experts on key strateg...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Growth

Foxes

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening May 20

Contact:Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. “Growth” kicks off with ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Summit County Recpath Opens for 2018 Season

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Tenmile Canyon and Vail Pass sections remain closed for now

Contact:Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2018 season.  With the exception of sections from Frisco to Vail Pass,...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 19

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Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day

Contacts:Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)970-468-9263Hallie Jaeger, High Country Conservation Center970-668-5703SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Countywide Cleanup...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 18

A veterans service officer in a County office.

Summit County is bringing together statewide veterans’ resources for local event

Contacts:

Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer: 970-725-3122 

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager: 970-668-9160 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair and Tow...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Summit County Seeks Public Comment on E-Bikes

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

Community members are invited to provide input at a Feb. 28 open house or through an online survey

Contacts:Michael Wurzel, Resource Specialist: 970-668-4065Brian Lorch, Open Space and Trails Director: 970-668-4067SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is seeking public input about whether to allow electric assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on the Summit County Recre...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Summit County Sets Goal to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

A group of local leaders at a climate change conference.

County plans to work collaboratively with local utility providers to facilitate transition to clean energy

Contact:Kate Berg, Senior Planner970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, Feb. 13, committing to transition the community to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by 2035....

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Winter Grooming Opens Recpath to New Recreation Uses

A woman skiing along the Recpath.

Summit County, U.S. Forest Service and towns of Frisco and Breckenridge partner to provide 8-mile groomed surface between Frisco and Breckenridge

Contact:Michael Wurzel, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4065SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County, the U.S. Forest Service and the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco have partnered to groom the Summit County Recreational Pathway System betw...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday Feb. 23

Contact:

Don Reimer, Planning Director, 970-668-4207 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on its five planning commissions and the Board of Adjustment. These six bodies play vital roles in shaping...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Summit County Adopts New Wildfire Regulations

Diagram of defensible space zones.

Amendments to the Land Use and Development Code and Community Wildfire Protection Plan bolster local wildfire protection and prevention efforts

Contacts:Jim Curnutte, Summit County Community Development Director: 970-668-4203Don Reimer, Summit County Planning Director: 970-668-4207Dan Schroder, Summit County CSU Extension Director: 970-668-4140SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Ice and Snow

Photograph of icicles

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Jan. 21

Contact:Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. “Ice & Snow” kicks o...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Summit County Protects 100 Acres of Open Space in 2017

Planted Willows

County also celebrates Recpath improvements, mining cleanup and digital trail map

ContactJason Lederer, Open Space & Trails970-668-4213, Jason.Lederer@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space and Trails Program (OST) secured protections for almost 100 acres of open space in 2017, preserving wildlife ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2018 Budget

The Summit County Courthouse

Major projects and purchases planned to address workforce housing needs, County roads and transit

Contacts:Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Board of County Commissioners: 970-471-2298Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404Marty Ferris, Finance Director: 970-453-3434SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2018 County b...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Swan Mountain Road Closure Scheduled for Dec. 12 and 13

A closure sign at the side of the road.

Crews will complete guardrail installation work

Contact:Robert Jacobs, Director, Road & Bridge Department970-668-4212SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department will close Swan Mountain Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec....

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Summit County Announces Grand Reopening of Rescue Barn

Rescue volunteers stand in front of rescue vehicles, with Peak One in the background.

Upgrades to Summit County Rescue Barn allow for faster search-and-rescue deployment and improved training opportunities

Contact:Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office: 970-423-8901Charles Pitman, Summit County Rescue Group: 970-333-9856SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County announced the grand reopening of the Summit County Rescue Barn, which recently received upgrades that wi...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Swan Mountain Road Closure Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4

A tow truck works to pull a vehicle from the bank of the reservoir.

Crews will repair guardrail damaged by truck rollover

Contact:Robert Jacobs, Director, Road & Bridge Department970-668-4212SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department will close a section of Swan Mountain Road from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, for guardrail repair. Drivers shou...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Summit County Announces Seasonal Road Closures

Metal gate across a snow-packed road.

Winter motorized use prohibited on several County and Forest Service roads

Contact:Katherine King, Open Space & Trails970-668-4061SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has closed the gates on Baldy Road and Boreas Pass Road for the winter season. Beyond the gates, both roads are closed to motorized use during the winter, t...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Early Voting Open For Business in Summit County

Photo of the entrance to a voting center.

All registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 7

Contact:Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder970-453-3471SUMMIT COUNTY – Early voting is underway in Summit County for the 2017 Coordinated Election. The Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to complete their ballots and...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

EPA Conducts Cleanup Work at Jumbo Mine

Workers install a channel liner at the lower edge of a waste rock pile.

Mine cleanup project advances efforts to address water quality impacts in Snake River watershed

Contact:Brian Lorch, Summit County Open Space & Trails Director970-668-4067

Summit County, Colorado - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking immediate action to perform mine cleanup activities at the Jumbo Mine in Summit County&rs...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

County and School District Unveil Safe Routes to School in Summit Cove

Small children ride bikes in a green bicycle lane along Cove Boulevard.

Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project added new bicycle/pedestrian lanes in the school zone

Contacts:

Julie McCluskie, Communications Director, Summit School District: 970-368-1013

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road and Bridge Director: 970-668-4212 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit School District and Summit County celebrated major safety ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

Defensible Space Workshop Oct. 6

Wildfire in a conifer forest.

Free workshop to help property owners create defensible space and fire-wise landscaping to protect homes from wildfire

Contacts:

Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140

Katlin Miller, District Manager, Middle Park Conservation District: 970-724-3456

Matthew Schiltz, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service: 970-887-3121

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Application Process Opens for West Hills Phase 1 Workforce Housing

Six people breaking ground with ceremonial shovels.

Summit Combined Housing Authority will begin accepting applications Oct. 4 for ownership units in the Snake River Basin’s newest workforce housing development

Contacts:

Jason Dietz, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-409-8458, 

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director: 970-485-4136 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and West Hills LLC announced the upcoming opening of the...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Seven community members stand with a proclamation.

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

Contact:

Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier

970-471-2298, karn.stiegelmeier@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County Tuesday. In doing so, the board ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Tackles ‘Transitions’

Large aspen leaves constructed from fabric.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening Sept. 24

Contact:

Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant

970-389-2760

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of several local artists. “Transitions” ki...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Wildfire Smoke in Summit County

Moderate to Heavy smoke may pose a health concern for Summit County

Contact:

Dan
Hendershott
Environmental HealthManager: 970-668-4073

Amy
Wineland
Public Health Director:970-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY - Wildfire activity in northern
Colorado and the northwestern United States is bringing smoke to Summit C...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Coroner Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

A clay reconstruction of a man's head.

Identity of decedent remains unknown after yearlong investigation

Contact:

Regan Wood, Summit County Coroner

970-668-2964

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office is seeking information that could assist in determining the identity of a white male whose remains were discovered in July 2016 in ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Summit County Releases Interactive Online Trails Map

Section of the interactive trails map, showing a pop-up box of trail info.

New digital map displays Summit County’s extensive network of federal, county and town trails and trailheads

Contact:

Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails Department

970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space & Trails Department has just released an interactive digital map that allows users to explore local recreational amenities and...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Summit County to Conduct Repairs on Heeney Road

An eroding embankment alongside a road next to a reservoir.

Full road closure north of reservoir begins Aug. 25

Contact:

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

UPDATE: The road closure at the project site has been rescheduled to take place Friday, Aug. 25, through Wednesday, Aug. 30 (not Aug. 23-25, as originally ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Summit County Lifts Fire Restrictions

A group of people sitting around a campfire.

Recent rains have reduced fire danger

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fire restrictions in Summit County Tuesday afternoon, upon recommendation Tuesday morning by Sum...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Summit County Steps Up Parking Enforcement on Heeney Road

A no-parking sign at the side of the road in front of Green Mountain Reservoir.

County asks drivers to abide by parking rules to reduce safety concerns

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Town of Breck and Summit County Unveil Huron Landing

A three-story apartment building behind a sign that reads, Huron Landing.

The community’s newest workforce housing development includes 26 rental apartments just north of downtown Breckenridge

Contacts:

Laurie Best, Senior Planner, Town of Breckenridge

970-547-3112, laurieb@townofbreckenridge.com

Nicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director

970-668-4231, Nicole.Bleriot@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County c...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Wildfire Smoke in Summit County

People walking along a recreational pathway. Mountains in the distance are visible, but smoke is in

Light smoke not expected to be significant health concern

Contact:

Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager: 970-668-4073

Amy Wineland, Public Health Director: 970-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY - Because of wildfire activity in surrounding counties, smoke is visible in Summit County. While smoke levels may increase, espe...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Small Business Seminar Offered July 13

Photo of a woman giving a presentation to a group of people.

Employment First, Summit Chamber and Frisco Workforce Center are connecting small-business owners with tools to boost the bottom line

Contact:

Janet Wolfson, Employment First Coordinator

Summit County Human Services

970-668-9738, Janet.L.Wolfson@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Employment First office is partnering with the Summit County Chamber of Commerce and the Co...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 26

Photo of a crew operating a chipper.

Free slash-removal program helps property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Contacts:

Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140

Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2017 Summit County Chipping Program ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 21

Photo of a man riding a bike in front of an office building.

Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities

Contact:

Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails Department

970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2017 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday,...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Summit County Steps Up Parking Management at McCullough Gulch

Photo of a no parking sign.

County asks hikers to abide by parking rules at popular trailhead to reduce safety concerns

Contact:

Katherine King, Open Space & Trails Department

970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge

970-668-4212, Robert.Jacobs@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Dillon Ranger District of th...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 6, 2017

Summit County to Conduct Public Health Emergency Exercise June 17

Photo of a man coughing.

Volunteers needed to test medication dispensing procedures at Summit County Bus Barn

Contact:

Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager

970-668-4073, dan.hendershott@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health and several partner organizations will conduct a full-scale infectious disease outbreak exercise on ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Photo of a river with heavy whitewater.

High water levels can pose safety hazards for boaters, drivers, children and pets

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Public Information Officer

Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-423-8901, erin.opsahl@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – With river flows on the rise, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and v...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Community & Senior Center Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 31

Photo of seniors in a yoga class.

Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles

Contact:

Lorie Williams, Summit County Community & Senior Center

970-668-2940, lorie.williams@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Community & Senior Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups across the country to celebrate the 24t...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Families’

Photo of photographs of a family playing at home.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists, with a free opening May 21

Contact:

Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant

970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. &ldquo...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Summit County Recpath Open for 2017 Season

Photo of a cyclist on the Recpath

All sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System have been cleared and are open to the public

Contact:

Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails

970-668-4213, jason.lederer@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – All sections of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) are now open for the 2017 season. On Thursday morni...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 20

Photo of people dropping off items to be recycled.

Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day

Contacts:

Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)

970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Countywide Cleanup Day, on Saturda...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Summit County Launches Master Plan Update

Map of central Summit County

Planning Department seeks public input on Countywide Comprehensive Plan at May 10 open house

Contacts:

Kate Berg, Senior Planner

970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov

Dan Osborn, Senior Planner

970-668-4068, Dan.Osborn@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off a process to update the Countywide Comprehen...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Summit County Begins 2017 Recpath Work

Photo of the Recpath at Dillon Dam.

Major improvements on tap for recreational pathway near Dillon Dam; construction begins May 10

Contact:Jason Lederer, Senior Resource Specialist970-668-4213, jason.lederer@summitcountyco.gov

Summit County - Summit County will kick off its 2017 maintenance work on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System on May 10, starting with the Dillon Dam s...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Application Process Opens for Huron Landing Workforce Housing

Photo of an apartment building under construction.

The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County are accepting lottery entries for rental units in the community’s newest workforce housing development

Contacts:Laurie Best, Senior Planner, Town of Breckenridge970-547-3112, laurieb@townofbreckenridge.comNicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director970-668-4231, Nicole.Bleriot@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge and Summi...

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Huron Landing website Summit County Government
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Summit County Reduces Landfill Fees

View of our compost operations

Following adoption of local disposal-site designation ordinances, waste haulers will pay lower tipping fees at Summit County Resource Allocation Park

Contacts:

Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager

970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov

Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)

970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commission...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Summit Cove Loop Project Open House March 22

Illustration of the school zone with bike lanes.

Summit County will construct Phase 3 of the Summit Cove Loop Project this summer, with new bicycle/pedestrian lanes along Cove Boulevard in the school zone

Contacts:

Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department

970-668-4204, kate.berg@summitcountyco.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit County Road & Bridge Director

970-668-4212, robert.jacobs@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Big improvements ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Wild Winter’

Photos of avalanche dogs and a rescue helicopter.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons celebrates Summit County’s rescuers and winter landscapes, with an opening Jan. 29

Contact:

Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant

970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that showcases the work of nine local artists. &a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 20, 2017

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

Photo of a building under construction.

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8

Contact:

Don Reimer, Planning Director: 970-668-4207

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on its five planning commissions and the Board of Adjustment. These six bodies play vital roles in shaping the commu...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Mountain Mentors Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Photo of a group of teens and adults on cross country skis.

Local mentoring program marks three decades of providing quality mentoring to Summit County youth

Contact:

Shawna Gogolen, Mountain Mentors Program Supervisor

970-668-9182, Shawna.Gogolen@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – January is National Mentoring Month, and this year’s annual spotlight on the value of mentors carries special sig...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Looking For a Good New Year’s Resolution?

Photo of a calendar, January 2017 page.

Summit County has 17 suggestions for 2017

Contact:

Julie Sutor, Public Affairs Coordinator

970-453-3498, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – It’s New Year’s resolution season, and many Summit County residents are looking for ways to do good for their health, ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Summit County Marks 20 Years of Open Space Protections

Photo of the Arctic Mill site.

2016 open space purchases preserve 461 acres, including historic agricultural lands, trails and backcountry landscapes

Contact:

Katherine King, Open Space & Trails

970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Celebrating its 20th year, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program protected 461 acres of open space in 2016, at a cost of $2.3...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Community Center Helps Summit Age Gracefully

Photo of senior citizens taking a yoga class.

The Community & Senior Center is offering a year-long series of events focused on living a fulfilling, healthy and active life after 55

Contact:

Lorie Williams, Community & Senior Center Manager

970-668-2945, lorie.williams@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Community & Senior Center is ushering in the New Year with an information-packed series of events, ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Employment Skills Program Marks First Anniversary

Photo of two women participating in an Employment First orientation.

Employment First has made important strides in helping food assistance recipients gain work experience, skills and referrals

Contact:

Michael Whitaker, Summit County Human Services

970-668-9716, Michael.Whitaker@state.co.us

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Employment First Coordinator

970-668-9738, Janet.L.Wolfson@state.co.us

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff’s O...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Local Vendors Encouraged to Update Sales Tax Rates for 2017

Photo of a cash register.

All licensed retailers must begin collecting sales tax at new rates in January

Contact:

Marty Ferris, Finance Director

970-453-3434, martina.ferris@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Finance Department is encouraging all licensed retailers, including short-term lodging businesses, to prepare for changes in sales tax r...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Options Expand to Dillon and Frisco

Photo of a green medication drop-off box.

Summit County now has three locations for disposal of unused medications, helping to prevent substance abuse and protect waterways

Contact:

Dillon Police Chief Mark Heminghous

970-262-3417, MarkHeminghous@TownofDillon.com,

Janet Carter, Owner and Pharmacist, Prescription Alternatives

970-668-8482, rxalt@aol.com

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons

970-423-8934, Jaime.FitzSimons@SummitCou...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 13, 2016

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2017 Budget

Major projects scheduled for Summit Cove roads, workforce housing and County Commons campus

Contacts:

Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners

970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov

Scott Vargo, County Manager

970-453-3404, scott.vargo@summitcountyco.gov

Marty Ferris, Finance Director

970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcountyco....

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News Flash

Posted on: December 13, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Safe2Tell Tips

At approximately 6:10 p.m. on December 12, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District received several 911 and Safe2Tell tips regarding a concern for school safety at Summit High School.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 13, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO SAFE2TELL TIPS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – At approx...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Deceased Body Found at Vail Pass

On December 6, 2018 at approximately 10:52 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Vail Pass Rest Area in response to a report of a dead body.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 6, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DECEASED BODY FOUND AT VAIL PASS 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 6, 2018 at approximatel...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Summit County School Fights Result in Arrests

On November 13, 2018, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of three separate fights at Summit High School in unincorporated Summit County outside of Breckenridge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  November 16, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SCHOOL FIGHTS RESULT IN ARRESTS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On November 13, 2018, the Summi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

New Fingerprint Services Available

New Fingerprint Services Available

On Monday, October 29, 2018, The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce new improvements to fingerprint services that are available at the Summit County Justice Center, 501 N. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 29, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

NEW FINGERPRINT SERVICES AVAILABLE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Monday, October 29, 2018, The Summit Cou...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Summit County Justice Center Emergency Drill

Summit County Justice Center

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, The Summit County Justice Center will be closed all-day for a combination of training and emergency drills.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 29, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER EMERGENCY DRILL

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Thursday, November 1, 2018, Th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams. The amount lost can vary from a few dollars to a considerable sum of money.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 25, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Deputies and First Responders Awarded for Saving a Life

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Mariah Kroschel and Ryan Hosier will be the recipients of Life Saving Medals for the immediate actions they performed on September 20, 2018.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 24, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DEPUTIES AND FIRST RESPONDERS AWARDED FOR SAVING A LIFE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Friday, October 26,...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 21, 2018

Sheriff Responds to Political Sign Vandalism

Vandalized Campaign Banner

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018 by a concerned citizen via email of vandalism to “FitzSimons for Sheriff” political signs in the Lakeview Meadows neighborhood, outside of Breckenridge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 21, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF RESPONDS TO POLITICAL SIGN VANDALISM

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff&rsq...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Factual Summary of Sheriff's Office Retention, Investigation Case Closure Stats & Response Times

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Issues an Oath of Office

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons responds to accusations and questions that have been made in the past weeks. Inaccurate information is being circulated in regards to the Sheriff’s Office turnover rate, investigation case closures, & response times.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 11, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

FACTUAL SUMMARY OF SHERIFF’S OFFICE RETENTION, INVESTIGATION CASE CLOSURE STATISTICS AND RESPONSE TIMES

    SUM...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Deputies Wear Pink Patches During October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Summit County Sheriff Deputies Wear Pink Patches on Uniforms

During the month of October, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will wear uniforms with pink patches to support breast cancer awareness.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 1, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Photo Credit: Beaton Photography 

DEPUTIES WEAR PINK PATCHES DURING OCTOBER TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Dog Bite on Peaks Trail Near Breckenridge

On September 14, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Summit County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a woman seriously bitten by a leashed dog on the Peaks Trail in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 20, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DOG BITE ON PEAKS TRAIL NEAR BRECKENRIDGE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On September 14, 2018 at approxima...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Search and Rescue End-of-Year Award Received by Sheriff's Office

Summit County Search & Rescue

On September 10, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was honored to learn the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), with recommendations from program staff and the Search and Rescue Advisory Council, was awarded with $12,435.00.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 19, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SEARCH AND RESCUE END-OF-YEAR AWARD RECEIVED BY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – O...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Cattle Drive Down State Hwy 9

Cattle Drive in Summit County

As a chill begins to creep into the air and seasons look towards change, there is often an acute awareness one feels of the rhythmic and cyclical nature that surrounds us.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 8, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

CATTLE DRIVE DOWN STATE HWY 9

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – As a chill begins to creep into the air and sea...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Announces Mike Schilling as New Operations Commander

Operations Commander Mike Schilling

On August 22, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Schilling was selected for the position of Commander of the Operations Division.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  August 23, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSHERIFF JAIME FITZSIMONS ANNOUNCES MIKE SCHILLING AS NEW OPERATIONS COMMANDERSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On August 22, 2018, Summit Count...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 21, 2018

New Mexico Dog Reunited with Owner After Missing For Two Months

Rainey, a dog from New Mexico was reunited with it's owner after being missing for two months.

On August 11, 2018, a six-year-old malamute mix named Rainey, was happily reunited with her owner at the Summit County Animal Shelter after going missing for two months from New Mexico.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  August 21, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Photo Credit- Summit County Animal ShelterNEW MEXICO DOG REUNITED WITH OWNER AFTER MISSING FOR TWO MONTHSSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On A...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 18, 2018

Bike Thefts Increase in Summit County

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase in high-end bicycle thefts in unincorporated Summit County. The bikes have been stolen from areas located near the areas of Summit Cove and Keystone.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  August 18, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovBIKE THEFTS INCREASE IN SUMMIT COUNTYSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Unexploded Avalanche Control Device Found

Avalanche Control Device

On June 26, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an unexploded avalanche control device found in the area of Peak 7 on National Forest land.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  June 27, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovUNEXPLODED AVALANCHE CONTROL DEVICE FOUNDSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On June 26, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was noti...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Sheriff's Office Seeks Children's Help to Name Speed Trailer at Safe Summer Kickoff

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons invites children to help name speed trailer

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking our community’s children’s assistance with naming our much beloved patrol speed trailer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  June 6, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS CHILDREN’S HELP TO NAME SPEED TRAILER AT SAFE SUMMER KICKOFFSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Summit County Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month at the Animal Shelter

The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to announce that the month of June is Adopt-A-Cat Month.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  May 31, 2018Contact: Lesley Hall(970) 668-3230Lesley.Hall@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Photo Courtesy of Michael Yearout Photography

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER CELEBRATES ADOPT-A-CAT MONTHSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

With local river flows at or near their peak, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  May 25, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSHERIFF’S OFFICE URGES CAUTION DURING SPRING RUNOFFSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With local river flows at or near their peak, the S...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 24, 2018

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner Announced in Summit County

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Awards Donovan Rubio Sheriff's Office Leadership Scholarship

Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Donovan Rubio is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County.

Date:  May 24, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Photo Courtesy of Joe Kusumoto Photography COUNTY SHERIFF’S OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IN SUMMIT COUNTY ANNOUNCEDSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Jaime ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Summit County Animal Control Shelter Hosts Bow Wow Film Festival

Bow Wow Film Festival 2018

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to host the Bow Wow Film Festival. The Bow Wow Film Festival is a Boulder, CO based traveling film fest that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  May 4, 2018Contact: Lesley Hall(970) 668-3230Lesley.Hall@SummitCountyCO.GovSUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER HOSTS BOW WOW FILM FESTIVALSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to host...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  April 27, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMSSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff&am...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Charges Filed in Copper Mountain Skier Assault

In connection with the April 14, 2018 incident at Copper Mountain Ski Resort the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has concluded their review of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  April 26, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovCHARGES FILED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN SKIER ASSAULTSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – In connection with the April 14, 2018 incident at Copper Mountai...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Sheriff's Office Conducts Criminal Investigation at Copper Mountain Special Event

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 Copper Mountain Ski Resort was hosting the Red Bull Slope Soakers 2018 special event.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Saturday, April 14, 2018 Copper Mountain Ski Resort was hosting the Red Bull Slope Soakers 2018 special event. At approximately 2:20 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at Copper Mountain ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 7, 2018

Sheriff's Office Secures Area While Communicating With Reported Suicidal Male

On April 6, 2018 at approximately 7:04 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildflower condominium complex at 306 Illinois Gulch Road in unincorporated Summit County for the report of a 36 year-old male suicidal subject.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  April 7, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSHERIFF’S OFFICE SECURES AREA WHILE COMMUNICATING WITH REPORTED SUICIDAL MALE  SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On April 6, 2...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Summit County School Threat Results in Juvenile Arrest

At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 4, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District received a school threat at Summit High School.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  April 4, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSUMMIT COUNTY SCHOOL THREAT RESULTS IN JUVENILE ARREST  SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 4, 2018 th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 23, 2018 at approximately 3:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 9.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  March 28, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSKIER FATALITY AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORTSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 23, 2018 at approximately 3:55 p.m. the Summit County Sherif...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 8, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 8.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  March 8, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSKIER FATALITY AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORTSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 8, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff&...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 25, 2018

Skier Fatality at Keystone Resort

On February 25, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  February 25, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSKIER FATALITY AT KEYSTONE RESORTSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On February 25, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Facebook Post

At approximately 11 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District were notified of a threat of violence planned on February 22, 2018.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – At approximately 11 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District were notified of a threat of violence planned on February 22, 2018. It has been determined that the thr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 30, 2018

SCSO Welcomes Detentions Commander Bertling and Emergency Management Director Bovaird

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons is pleased to welcome Detentions Commander David Bertling and Emergency Management Director Brian Bovaird to the Command Staff at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  January 30, 2018Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WELCOMESDETENTIONS COMMANDER BERTLING ANDEMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR BOVAIRDSUMMIT COUNTY, CO &...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 25, 2018

County Sheriff's of Colorado Scholarship Program

2017 Summit County Sheriff's Office Leadership Award Winner, Samuel Hull being presented his awar

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Summit County student next spring.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Summit County student next spring. CSOC established the scholarship pr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 2, 2017

Commander Erik Bourgerie Honored for 20 Years of Service

Photo of Commander Bourgerie

On November 3, 2017, Detentions Division Commander, Erik Bourgerie, will retire from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after 20 years of loyal and dedicated service.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  November 2, 2017Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovCOMMANDER ERIK BOURGERIE HONORED FOR 20 YEARS OF SERVICESUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On November 3, 2017, Detentions Division Commander, Erik Bourg...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Coroner Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

A clay reconstruction of a man's head.

Identity of decedent remains unknown after yearlong investigation

Contact:

Regan Wood, Summit County Coroner

970-668-2964

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office is seeking information that could assist in determining the identity of a white male whose remains were discovered in July 2016 in ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Press Conference Aug. 28: Summit County Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

NEWS ADVISORY

Press Conference Aug. 28: Summit County Seeks Information Related to Human Remains Investigation

CONTACT

Regan Wood, Summit County Coroner

970-668-2964, Regan.Wood@SummitCountyCO.gov

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-423-89...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Green Mountain Reservoir Drowning Victim Located

At first light on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and Summit County Water Rescue personnel resumed the search for the missing diver at Green Mountain Reservoir from Tuesday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  August 2, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR DROWNING VICTIM LOCATED

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – At first light on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Summit County She...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Suspected Drowning at Green Mountain Reservoir

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at approximately 4:43 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff's Office was notified of a suspected drowning at Green Mountain Reservoir near a popular diving rock.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  August 1, 2017Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovSUSPECTED DROWNING AT GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIRSUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at approximately 4:43 p.m. the Summit...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Summit County Lifts Fire Restrictions

The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fire restrictions in Summit County Tuesday afternoon, upon recommendation Tuesday morning by Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.

Summit County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Recent rains have reduced fire danger

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted fi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 22, 2017

Summit County Steps Up Parking Enforcement on Heeney Road

A no-parking sign at the side of the road in front of Green Mountain Reservoir.

Summit County is urging drivers to respect parking regulations in the Heeney area during the summer recreation season.

Summit County Steps Up Parking Enforcement on Heeney Road

County asks drivers to abide by parking rules to reduce safety concerns

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff’s Office

970-453-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.gov

Robert Jacobs, Summit ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Retired K9 Bobby Honored in Death

Summit County Sheriff's Office Retired K9 Bobby

It is with great sadness that the Summit County Sheriff’s Office shares that on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, retired K9 “Bobby” died peacefully with his handler, Deputy Nathan Opsahl by his side.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 16, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

RETIRED K9 BOBBY HONORED IN DEATH

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – It is with great sadness that the Summit County Sheriff’s Office sha...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Summit County Sheriff's Office Investigates Knife Assault

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:28 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the Baldy Mountain area located in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 14, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES KNIFE ASSAULT

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:28 a.m. th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Photo of a river with heavy whitewater.

With river flows on the rise, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area. Waterways in and around Summit County can be dangerous this time of year, as the spring snowmelt peaks.

For Immediate Release:

June 2, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

High water levels can pose safety hazards for boaters, drivers, children and pets

Contact:

Erin Opsahl, Public Information Officer

Summit County Sheriff’...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 27, 2017

Barricaded Subject in Wildernest

On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at approximately 5:43 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a harassment call in the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO- On Saturday, May 27, 2017 at approximately 5:43 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a harassment call in the 500 block of Ryan Gulch Road in Wildernest. At some point one suspect barricading himsel...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Summit County Sheriff's Office Announces Explorer Open House

Sheriff's Office Patrol Vehicle

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to invite all interested high school students and parents to an Explorer Open House on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 18, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES EXPLORER OPEN HOUSE

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff’s Offi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams. The amount lost can vary from a few dollars to a considerable sum of money.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 5, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC

TO BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff&rs...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Summit County Sheriff's Office Investigates Safe2Tell Tip

On the afternoon of Monday, May 1, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Safe2Tell Colorado referencing a threat to be carried out this week at Summit Middle School.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 3, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES Safe2Tell TIP

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On the afternoon of Monday, May 1, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Senior Sergeant Cynthia Gilbert Promoted to Lieutenant

Lieutenant Cynthia Gilbert

On April 9, 2017, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Senior Sergeant Cynthia Gilbert was selected for the position of Lieutenant in the Detentions Division.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 27, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SENIOR SERGEANT CYNTHIA GILBERT PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On April 9, 2017, Summit County Sheriff’s Offi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Sheriff's Office Partners in Commander's Personal Journey

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was honored to share the announcement that Operation Commander Wesley Mumford is transgender and we look forward to her continued service to our community as Commander Lesley Mumford.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 12, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE PARTNERS IN COMMANDER’S PERSONAL JOURNEY

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 30, 2017

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPOND TO Safe2Tell TIP

On the evening of Tuesday, March 28, 2017 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Safe2Tell Colorado regarding a possible threat of violence at the Summit Middle School.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 30, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND SUMMIT SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPOND TO Safe2Tell TIP

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On the evening of ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Rescue of the Labradoodle Windel

Rescue of the Labradoodle Windel

On February 6, 2017 a twelve-year-old Labradoodle named “Windel” went missing from his home in Silverthorne.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDate:  March 7, 2017Contact: Erin Opsahl(970) 423-8901Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.GovRESCUE OF THE LABRADOODLE WINDEL

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On February 6, 2017 a twelve-year-old Labradoodle named “Windel&r...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Cabin Destroyed By Avalanche in Peru Creek

Cabin Destroyed by Avalanche in Peru Creek

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report from back country skiers on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, that the Maid of Orleans cabin located approximately one mile up Peru Creek was in ruins after being hit by an avalanche.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 12, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

CABIN DESTROYED BY AVALANCHE IN PERU CREEK

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report fro...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance in Skier Collision

Crime Stoppers Logo.JPG

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and is seeking the public’s assistance in a skier collision from January 2, 2017.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 12, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SKIER COLLISION

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff&a...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Sheriff's Office Assists With Medical at Arapahoe Basin

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximately 11:08 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist and protect the scene of a medical incident that occurred on the Lenawee Mountain Lift at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 5, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ASSISTS WITH MEDICAL AT ARAPAHOE BASIN

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at approximate...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 4, 2017

Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Assistance in Skier Collision

Crime Stoppers

On Monday, January 2, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier collision on the Haywood Ski Trail at Keystone Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 4, 2017

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN SKIER COLLISION

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Monday, January 2, 2017 a...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2016

Shooting Update 12.26.2016

The investigation into the shooting of a suspect in a vehicle theft continued throughout the day on Monday, December 26, 2016.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: December 26, 2016

Contact: Joel Cochran, Undersheriff

Summit County Sheriff's Office

970-423-8911

Joel.Cochran@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Contact : Tom Wickman, Police Chief

Frisco Police Department

970-668-3579

Tomw@townoffrisco.com

Th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 26, 2016

Shooting 12.25.2016

Date: December 25, 2016

Contact: Joel Cochran, Undersheriff

Summit County Sheriff's Office

970-423-8911

Joel.Cochran@SummitCountyCo.Gov

Contact: Tom Wickman, Police Chief

Frisco Police Department

970-668-3579

Tomw@TownOfFrisco.Com 

On Sunday even...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 20, 2016

Sheriff's Office Drug Take Back Program Success

The six bins stacked next to the drop-box container at the Justice Center provide a visual for the containers required for 153 pounds of unused medications.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office pharmaceutical drop-off location in the Justice Center in Breckenridge continues to see steady use by the community.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Sheriff’s Office pharmaceutical drop-off location in the Justice Center in Breckenridge continues to see steady use by the community. In 2016, a total of 307 pounds or approximately 55 cubic feet o...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 20, 2016

Sheriff's Office Announces Openings for Citizen's Advisory Committee

Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons, is announcing openings for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO – Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons, is announcing openings for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is a volunteer committee that was formed in an effort to solicit feedback on a variety of topics from th...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office