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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Summit County Expands Housing Helps

A condominium that has been deed restricted for local workers.

The County is seeking properties for workforce housing outside the Upper Blue Basin

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director, 970-409-8458

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is expanding the Housing Helps program to unincorporated areas of the Snake River, Lower Blue and Tenmile basins. After a successful launch in the Up...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Innovative Family Dental

Summit County Public Health

Dental practice reports two cases among staff members and has voluntarily closed

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summit County and Centura - St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Partner to Offer COVID-19 Testing

The Centura Center for Occupational Medicine in Frisco

Centura Health will provide COVID-19 testing at multiple locations; Summit County Public Health will fund mobile testing and cover all testing costs for uninsured individuals

Contacts: Centura Health: Brent Boyer; Summit County: Nicole Valentine

SUMMIT COUNTY ― Centura - St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and Summit County Public Health are partnering to offer widespread, no-cost COVID-19 testing in multiple locations throughout...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Summit Stage to Increase Capacity on Local and Commuter Transit Routes

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Summit Stage will increase its allowable bus capacity to 50 percent on all routes; masks are still required

Contact: Chris Lubbers, Transit Director, 970-668-4161, chris.lubbers@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Stage public transit system will increase the number of allowable riders on its buses from 10 passengers per bus to 50 percent of ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Summit County Breaks Ground on Dillon Valley Vistas Workforce Housing

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Housing authority will begin accepting applications July 1 for new energy-efficient townhomes in Dillon Valley

Contacts:

  • Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director: 970-409-8458
  • Blake Shutler, Summit Homes Construction LLC: 970-418-0066
  • Amy Priegel, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-333-4782

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and Summit Homes Const...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Colorado Public Health Order Allows Events, Residential Camps

Summit County Public Health

New guidance loosens restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, residential camps and bars

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an amended public health order Friday that allows for additional indoor and outdoor...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

County, Fire Districts Urge Caution and Diligence During Wildfire Season

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New unified fire code requires permits for all wood and charcoal fire devices on private property; Dillon Ranger District of White River National Forest has Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and local fire districts all urged caution as the community enters into wildfire season. The agencies emphasized that a new unified fire code requires p...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

Summit County Public Health

A 75-year-old Summit County resident had tested positive prior to his death

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator – Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office and Summit County Public Health have confirmed the second death from COVID-19 of a Summit County resident...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

A Commitment to Equity

Black Lives Matter

Let's lift our voices for an end to racial oppression

Contact: The Summit County Board of Commissioners: Karn Stiegelmeier, Thomas Davidson and Elisabeth Lawrence

SUMMIT COUNTY - Our nation and our community are facing tremendous stress, hardship and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic, it’s social a...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

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New guidance aligns with state, allowing additional activities with face coverings, physical distancing and other precautions

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced a revised public health order Friday, largely aligning with new state guidance that allows for additional activities, while maintaining a group...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Census Field Takers Resume Work in Summit County

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U.S. Census Bureau restarts field operations in Summit County, adhering to appropriate health and safety protocols and hiring field enumerators

Contact: Jason Lederer, 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – The U.S. Census Bureau has resumed 2020 Census field operations in Summit County following a shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the phased restart of operations, the Cens...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Summit Stage Enhances Service Along Summit County and Commuter Routes

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Summit Stage will restore half-hourly service along most Summit County routes, restore service to Copper Mountain and Blue River, and enhance service along Park and Lake county commuter routes

Contact: Michael Chinn, (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting Monday, June 8, Summit Stage will increase service levels along major routes within Summit County, commuter routes to Park County and Lake County, and restore service to Blue River an...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Summit County OK's Partial Reopening for Summit County Restaurants, Ski Areas and Hotels

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Restaurants, private transportation services and ski areas are allowed to open May 27; hotels, motels and campgrounds June 1; all must ensure strict physical distancing

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended local public health order Tuesday evening, allowing the opening of Summit County restaurants, alpine ski areas and lodging businesses. The new order,...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

State OK's Partial Reopening for A-Basin, Denies Other Aspects of Variance Request

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The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will be allowed to open, with strict physical distancing and limits on skier numbers

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will allow the partial reopening of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, effective Wednesday, May 27. The move was in response to Su...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Downstairs at Eric's

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Breckenridge restaurant reports four cases; restaurant has voluntarily closed; all positive cases have been isolated and close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Downst...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Summit County Clerk & Recorder Encourages Voting By Mail

COVID-19 Register Update

The 2020 primary election is June 30

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Elections Division of the Summit County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will mail primary ballots the week of June 8 to all Unaffiliated, De...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Summit County Announces Intent to Open Restaurants, Lodging

Entrance to a restaurant in Summit County.

Pending state approval, restaurants and lodging businesses will soon be allowed to open, with strict physical distancing requirements

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has announced its intent to allow the opening of restaurants and lodging businesses, pending approval from the State of Colorado. If the Colorado Department of Public ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Colorado Department of Human Services Extends Low-income Energy Assistance Program Beyond April 30

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Additional grant funding and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic lead to LEAP application deadline extension

Contact: Janet Wolfson, CDHS Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager, (970) 668-9716

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Low-income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, has extended its benefits beyond the...

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Posted on: May 17, 2020

Summit County Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Silverthorne Lowe’s

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Lowe’s reports three cases; all have been isolated and close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Lowe&a...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Tenmile Canyon Recpath Open for 2020 Season

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With the exception of the Vail Pass Recpath, all sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway system are plowed, swept, and open to the public

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – With the exception of the Vail Pass Recpath, all sections of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) are now open for the 2020 season. On ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Summit County Chipping Program Returns June 15

CSU Extension

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2020 Summit County Chipping Program on Monday, June 15. The free, award-winning program, now in its se...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Summit Stage Increases Limited Bus Service to Summit County, Lake County, and Park County

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Summit Stage will enhance existing modified schedule along Summit County routes and operate limited service to Park and Lake counties

Contact: Geoff Guthrie, Summit Stage/Transit Operations Manager. (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – On Monday, May 11, the Summit Stage will increase service levels on its spring 2020 limited public transit service along three fixed travel corridors w...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Summit County Provides Update on City Market Breckenridge COVID-19 Outbreak

Summit County Public Health

All positive cases have been isolated, close contacts have been quarantined; Summit County has conducted extensive testing of City Market employees

Contact: Julie Sutor, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has identified nine additional positive cases of COVID-19 among employees at City Market in Breckenridge, bringing the total number of positive cases to 17. Summit...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to open May 8, with strict physical distancing protocols and other protective measures

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has released an amended public health order, which allows non-essential retail businesses to open their establishments to the public. Businesses are required to implem...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Summit County Recpath Open for 2020 Season

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Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept, and open to users; Fremont Pass Recreational Pathway Construction scheduled to commence construction in May 2020

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2020 season. With the exception of sections through Tenmile Canyon be...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Summit County Releases COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Illustration of a cloth face covering

Criteria and guidelines defined for various stages of community stabilization

Contacts: Amy Wineland, Director, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY–The Summit County Board of Health has released the County’s COVID-19  Roadmap to Recovery. The document provides specific criteria and timelines that o...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Summit County Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at City Market in Breckenridge

Summit County Public Health

City Market has reported eight confirmed cases among employees

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Summit County Provides Additional Public Health Order Guidance for Businesses

Summit County and state define ‘personal services’, clarify requirements of Non-Critical Retail businesses, and issue Business Social Distancing Protocol

Contact: Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager, 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County’s amended public health order, which took effect on Monday, April 27, aims to gradually ease social distancing restrictions, while balancing commu...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

County is Monitoring Short-Term Rental Compliance with Public Health Order

Summit County continues to educate about and enforce public health orders affecting short-term rentals; generally finding compliance among owners

Contact: April Kroner, (970) 668-4207

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County staff across multiple departments have been working diligently to both educate short-term rental owners, and enforce the public health order among STR’s an...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Summit Stage Restores Limited Bus Service to Routes Within Summit County

Summit Stage resumes limited operations with safety measures in place to ensure protection of drivers and passengers

Contact: Melissa Decker, Summit Stage Transit Supervisor, 970-668-4164

SUMMIT COUNTY – On Monday, April 27, the Summit Stage began operating a spring 2020 limited public transit service on three fixed travel corridors within Summit County. Schedul...

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Posted on: April 26, 2020

Summit County Announces Second COVID-19 Death

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The 89-year-old Summit County resident tested positive prior to his death

Contact: Regan Wood, Coroner, 970-389-0090

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office and Summit County Public Health have confirmed a second COVID-19-related death of a Summit County resident.

An 89-year-old Summit County man di...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

A woman wearing a cloth face covering.

Summit County will begin to ease social distancing restrictions April 27

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Saturday, beginning a gradual easing of social distancing restrictions. The amended order largely aligns with the "Safer at Home" guidance from the State of Colorado, ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

April 22 Board of Health Meeting at Capacity

Meeting will be recorded and made available for later viewing by members of the public

SUMMIT COUNTY - The April 22 Summit County Board of Health meeting has reached the maximum number of Zoom meeting participants. Summit County is recording the meeting for later viewing by members of the public who were not able to make it into the meeting...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Summit County Announces Roadmap to Recovery

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Summit County will ease social distancing restrictions April 27; widespread testing and contact tracing will identify and contain new pockets of disease

Contact: Bentley Henderson, Assistant County Manager, 970-453-3401

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Health, which is comprised of the Board of County Commissioners, launched a Roadmap to Recovery process Tuesday, convening a community r...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Vail Health Partners with Summit County to Offer COVID-19 Testing in Silverthorne

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Vail Health and Summit County Health Public Health Collaborating on Additional Testing for Summit County Residents

Contacts: Vail Health: Sally Welsh, Summit County: Sarah Wilkinson

SUMMIT COUNTY ― Vail Health, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, will begin offering COVID-19 testing for Summit County residents starting on Tuesday, April 21. Testing will be...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

SC Public Health 3c

The prohibition on short-term lodging is extended to May 31 to continue COVID-19 mitigation

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Thursday, extending the prohibition on short-term lodging through May 31. The amendment aligns with guidance from the State of Colorado that a stabilization...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Summit County Contributes $500,000 to FIRC

FIRC food pantry

Funding allocation will ensure nonprofit's ability to support local families through COVID-19 crisis

Contact: Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County contributed $500,000 Tuesday to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), a local nonprofit that provides families with support related to food, he...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Summit County Announces Death of Silverthorne Man Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

The decedent is suspected to have had underlying health conditions; autopsy results are pending

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office announced the death of a Silverthorne man in his 60s. The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending the results of an autopsy. The decedent is suspected to have had underlying he...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Summit County Announces Small Business Grant Program

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Summit County has allocated $250,000 in assistance to businesses in unincorporated areas of the county; applications will be available Tuesday afternoon

Note: This press release was updated on April 15, in order to provide greater detail on program eligibility.

Contact: Small Business Grant Program

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County announced the launch of a new small-business assistance grant program ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Summit County WIC Encourages Community-Minded Shopping

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Residents should avoid hoarding grocery items that are important for local families

Contact: Whitney Horner, Summit County WIC Director, 668-9199 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Many Coloradans are concerned about access to healthy food for pregnant women and children under 5 years old who are served by the Special Supplemental Nutrit...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Summit County Announces Mobile COVID-19 Testing

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Summit County has contracted with Stadium Medical to travel to individuals’ homes to conduct testing for COVID-19

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is now conducting mobile COVID-19 testing and expanded test collection and processing. The County has contracted with Stadium Medical to conduct mobile COVID-19 testing throughout the community,...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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New restrictions update and clarify orders and recommendations on social distancing, business activity

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Monday morning, providing greater specificity and clarity on restrictions and recommendations designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County; ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Vehicle Travel Through I-70 Mountain Corridor Strongly Discouraged

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All lodging accommodations are closed, and Summit County's ability to open a shelter is severely limited.

Contact: 970-668-2990

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County is asking the traveling public to be aware that all hotels and lodging in Summit County are closed as a public health measure in the County’s proactive response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Summit County Has Eight Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19

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Documented community spread underscores importance of social distancing

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-668-2990

SUMMIT COUNTY – At 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, Summit County Public Health reported that a eighth person in Summit County has tested positive for COVID-19, indicating that the spread...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Summit County emergency resources

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The Summit Foundation has put together this list of resources available to Summit County residents as they deal with food, housing and utility support and other emergency needs springing from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

With confirmed community spread, Summit County tightens restrictions to avoid overcrowding and accidental social gathering.

AMENDED AND RESTATED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO PUBLIC EVENTS; LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF FOOD, BEVERAGES, AND RETAIL GOODS; AND RESTRICTIONS ON LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Summit County Receives Three New Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Summit County now has a cumulative total of five positive cases

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health received three new positive test results for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 17. Our county has a cumulative total of five presumptive positives, 17 negatives and 39 currently pending.&nb...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Standing Public Health Order

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Summit County has issued restrictions on public events, limitations on sale of food, beverages and retail goods, and restrictions on lodging and transportation services

AMENDED AND RESTATED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO PUBLIC EVENTS; LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF FOOD, BEVERAGES, AND RETAIL GOODS; AND RESTRICTIONS ON LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Summit County Issuing Additional Restrictions to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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New restrictions are designed to facilitate social distancing

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is issuing a public health order Monday afternoon curtailing several business and community activities in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Mountain Communities’ Perspective on COVID-19

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Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin and Summit counties continue their response to COVID-19

Mountain communities’ perspective on COVID-19

SUMMIT COUNTY - Many mountain communities have been responding to COVID-19 outbreaks over the past week with a focus on slowing the spread, ensuring our medical system can respond to the non-coronavir...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Summit County Files Emergency Declaration

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Summit County has filed a local disaster emergency declaration with the State of Colorado to support its COVID-19 response

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Director of Emergency Management, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has filed a local emergency disaster declaration with the State of Colorado to support its COVID-19 response. The declaration is an administrativ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

County and Towns Postpone Large Events Through May 1

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Government-sponsored events of 50 attendees or more will be canceled or postponed until at least May 1, effective March 13

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – Based on recommendations from Summit County Public Health, Summit County and the towns of Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne will cancel all eve...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Summit County Provides Guidance for Community Gatherings

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Event organizers should provide specific recommendations to at-risk populations

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – In response to numerous inquiries from the public, Summit County Public Health is issuing guidance regarding the hosting, postponement or cancellation of local public ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Summit County Public Health Encourages COVID-19 Preparedness Actions by At-Risk Individuals

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Individuals at higher risk of serious illness should take precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19

Contacts:

  • Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director, 970-668-9161
  • Brian Bovaird, Summit County Emergency Management Director, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management and Department of Public Health are...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Summit County Unveils Silverthorne Recycling Drop-Off Center Below Dillon Dam

Containers for cardboard and plastic at the Silverthorne Recycling Center.

The new drop-off center will expand free public recycling services in eastern Summit County

Contacts:

  • Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), 970-668-4295 
  • Tom Gosiorowski, Public Works Director, 970-668-4202  

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County opened a new recycling drop-off center Monday, pro...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Summit County Identifies Keystone Condo Where COVID-19 Case Stayed

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No other guests checked into the unit following the departure of the infected person

Contact: Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director, 970-668-9161

Summit County – Summit County Public Health Officials have identified the condominium unit where Colorado’s first COVID-19 case stayed in Keystone. No other lodgi...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Information Released on Colorado COVID Cases

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CDPHE provides details on out-of-state man who visited Summit County

Contact: Deanna Herbert, 303-691-7870

DENVER (March 5): Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, as well as a subsequent second case. Below, find the most recent information o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Colorado Has First Case of COVID-19

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The case is in an out-of-state visitor to Summit County, a male in his 30s

Contact: Deanna Herbert, 303-691-7870 

DENVER (March 5, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reported that the state laboratory has a positive test result for COVID-19 today. The case presented itself in a male in hi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Risk Low in Summit County

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State and local health departments say the risk to the general public is low for novel coronavirus in Colorado

Contact: Amy Wineland, Public Health Director, 970-668-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With recent cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in several countries, including the United States, Summit County Public Health officials are watchfu...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment

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Local officials are seeking community feedback on an update to the Summit County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is seeking public input on the updated Summit County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan assesses the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards and i...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Summit County Public Health Continues Response to Mumps Outbreak

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing local investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health, 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is continuing its response to an outbreak ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Summit County Public Health Officials Identify Cluster of Mumps Cases

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing local investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health, 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Project THOR Broadband Access Project Launches in Summit County

Dispatchers take calls at the Summit County 911 center.

Regional fiber network will provide secure, high-speed access to critical community anchors across 10 Colorado counties

Contact: Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager: 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments are excited to announce the local launch of Project THOR, a regional high-speed broadband access project....

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Summit County Open Space & Trails Enhances Trail Network in 2019

A biker rides the newly constructed Cortina Trail, photo by Tripp Fay

The County protected 136 acres of new open space and conducted unprecedented avalanche debris cleanup

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SUMMMIT COUNTY – 2019 proved to be a productive and exciting year for the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department, ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 a Good Year to Quit Vaping, Smoking in Colorado

You can kick the habit. We can help.

New taxes on nicotine products fund prevention and cessation services in mountain communities

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SUMMIT COUNTY – Quitting nicotine is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. And in many of Colorado's mountain communitie...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Local Tax and Licensing Requirements on Tobacco and Nicotine Products Begin Jan. 1

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Vendors selling cigarettes, vaping devices and other products in Summit County must comply with new local regulations

Contact:

SUMMIT COUNTY – Retail sales of tobacco and nicotine products, including cigarettes and vaping devices, are subject to a new local tax effective Jan...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Open Space Council Approves Resolution in Support of Measure 1B

An open space property with fall foliage in the foreground and mountains in the background.

Ballot Measure 1B would continue the existing mill levy for open space and trails

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-453-3498

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space Advisory Council unanimously approved a resolution to encourage voter support of Measure 1B, which would continue existing funding for ope...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Summit County Hosts Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing Workshop Nov. 7

A photovoltaic solar panel.

Summit County encourages commercial property owners and contractors to learn about this opportunity to finance energy-saving building improvements and renewable energy installations

Contact: Kate Berg, Senior Planner, 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a workshop for contractors and commercial property owners to learn about a program to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The workshop ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Early Voting Open in Summit County

A sign on the County Courthouse door indicates the building is a polling center.

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Early voting is underway in Summit County for the 2019 Coordinated Election. The Summit County Clerk & Recorder is encouraging voters to complete their ball...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Snow on the ground in Breckenridge.

Summit County acts in concert with White River National Forest

Contact: Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Summit County Opens Swan River Restoration Project

Public officials cut the ribbon at the gate to the Swan River Restoration site.

Project partners unveil restored river valley, reclaimed from dredge mining

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

Summit County – More than a century after dredge boats destroyed and abandoned the Swan River, Summit County officially opened the first segment of the newly revived stre...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Cortina Trail Now Open

Officials from Summit County and Silverthorne cut a ribbon across the new trail.

New trail provides connection between Silverthorne, Wildernest and Mesa Cortina

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents and visitors can take advantage of a new trail, thanks to a partnership among Summit County, the Town of Silverthorne and Rocky M...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Summit County to Replace Culverts on Summit Drive

Aging culverts

Construction will require extended full closure of Summit Drive

Contact: Tom Gosiorowski, Summit County Public Works Director, 970-668-4202

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Road & Bridge has begun work on the Soda Creek culvert replacement project in Summit Cove. Crews will remove several side-by-side aging ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Two people stand by a panel that provides tips on talking through problems.

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

Contact: County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier, 970-471-2298 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed October 2019 to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, Summit County joins with in...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Summit County Coordinated Election Coming Soon

Vote

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Election Day is less than two months away, and the Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office is encouraging all citizens to participate in the election proces...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

County and Towns Convene Minimum Wage Work Group

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Local governments will evaluate new authorities related to Summit County's minimum wage

Contact: Scott Vargo, County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government announced that it will convene and facilitate a Summit County Minimum Wage Work Group. Participants will include the County and the towns of Blue River, B...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Smokey Bear says, "You can help." One less spark, one less wildfire.

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

Contact: Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution Thursday morning to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire dan...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

BOCC Places Measures on Ballot to Tax Nicotine Products, Renew Open Space Funding

A vaping device.

One ballot question would place a local tax on tobacco and vaping products; the second would continue the existing mill levy for open space and trails

Contacts:

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of two resolutions to place measures on Summit Coun...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Capacity Analysis Begins for Recpath and Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area

Sailboats on Dillon Reservoir in autumn

Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee and Summit County are seeking community input on the capacity of popular local recreation resources

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC) are conducting a capacity analysis of Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (DRRA) and the ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Summit County to Begin Improvements on Swan Mountain Recpath

A construction zone on Swan Mountain Road

Work will include enhanced shoulders, pathway widening, signage, pavement markings and bike/pedestrian crossings

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting this week, Summit County will begin work on improvements to the Swan Mountain Road Recreational Pathway. The projects will take place at both end...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Summit County to Conduct Wildfire Mitigation on Wildernest - Mesa Cortina Open Space

A dead tree is marked for removal.

A fuels reduction project will begin July 22, improving community safety and forest health

Contact: Michael Wurzel, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Open Space & Trails will begin a wildfire fuels reduction project on the Wildernest – Mesa Cortina Open Space on Monday, July 22, in partnership with the Colorado S...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Elevated River Flows Require Caution and Preparedness

Tenmile Creek passes under the Fourth Avenue bridge in Frisco

Peak runoff in local rivers and streams may pose swift-water hazards and flooding throughout the holiday weekend

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912

SUMMIT COUNTY – Peak runoff in many local rivers and streams is taking place about one month later than usual this year, coinciding with Independence Day festivities. Summit Coun...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Summit County Opens Tenmile Recpath Between Frisco and Copper

A paved pathway between large walls of snow

Avalanche debris removal complete north of Copper Mountain; work to continue south of the resort

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has completed avalanche debris removal on the Tenmile Canyon Recreational Pathway between Frisco and Copper Mountain. This segment of the Recpath is proj...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 26

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, 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 2019 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 17

A chipping crew member stands on a pile of logs

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is kicking off the 2019 Summit County Chipping Program on Monday, June 17. The free, award-winning program, now in its sixth year, helps residents and ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Avalanche debris in Tenmile Creek

High water levels can pose hazards for property owners, boaters, children and pets

Contacts: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912; Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY – With river flows on the rise, Summit County encourages residents and visitors to be mindful of high wa...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Avalanche Debris Removal Begins on Tenmile Canyon Recpath

An avalanche debris pile on the Tenmile Canyon Recpath

Vail Pass Recreational Pathway is fully cleared and open to the public

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2019

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has received the go-ahead from Colorado Avalanche Information Center to begin removing avalanche debris ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Summit County Announces Summer 2019 Road Projects

An electronic sign at the side of a road reads, "Peak One Drive Closed."

Peak One Drive will be closed for construction June 17 through early November

ContactRobert Jacobs, Road & Bridge Director: 970-668-4212 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department is switching into warm-weather mode, with several road improvements and maintenance projects on the...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Summit County Conducts Emergency Hazmat Exercise May 30-31

Firetruck - Hazmat exercise

Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated hazardous materials release in the upper Snake River Basin

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Director, Summit County Emergency Management, 970-485-5339 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management and several partner organizations are conducting a full-scale hazardous-materials respon...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Summit County Public Health Officials Identify Cluster of Mumps Cases

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Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health: 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Bloom’

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A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists through August

Contact: Karen LeCocq Bailey, Art Forum Program Assistant, 970-668-4205

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum has a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. "Bloom: To Flourish or Thrive&...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 18

Textile collection truck

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): 970-468-9263
  • Lisa Hueneke, High Country Conservation Center: 970-668-5703 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Count...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Notices of Valuation Mailed May 1

Residences in Frisco

The Summit County Assessor's Office sent out biannual notices of valuation to property owners on May 1

Contact: Frank Celico, Summit County Assessor: 970-453-3480

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Assessor’s Office mailed out notices of valuation to all property owners on Wednesday, May 1. Colorado law requires that all county assessors ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Summit County Recpath Open for 2019 Season

Bicyclists on Recreational Pathway

Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept and open to users

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2019 season. With the exception of the Tenmile Canyon section, betwe...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Summit County Allows Class 1 E-Bikes on Recpath

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

Class 1 electric-assist bicycles will be permitted on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted to allow Class 1 electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on the Summit County Recreation...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Summit County Adopts Summit Community Climate Action Plan

Solar panels in Frisco

County sets goals and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Contact: Kate Berg, Senior Planner, 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, April 23, adopting the Summit Community Climate Action Plan (CAP), which sets goals to reduce g...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Summit Fire & EMS and Summit County to Merge Ambulance Services

Summit Fire & EMS firefighters and Summit County Ambulance Service paramedics at the shared Station

Planned consolidation of emergency medical services aims to increase efficiency of ambulance operations

Contacts: Steve Lipsher, Community Resource Officer, 970-262-5100, ext. 125Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager, 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Ambulance Service and Summit Fire & EMS will merge into a single organizatio...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 10

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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 Town Hall on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fremont Pass Recpath Project Delayed Due to Avalanche Damage

An avalanche path in the Tenmile Range runs to the highway.

Construction of the Fremont Pass Recpath segment near Copper Mountain is rescheduled for 2020

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – As a result of damage caused by recent large avalanches along the Fremont Pass Recpath project alignment, construction of the three-mile-long segment bypa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

County Launches Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

Homes in Summit Cove

STR permitting and complaint management system is now live for properties in unincorporated Summit County

Contact: Danelle Hood, Planning Technician: 970-668-4185, 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has launched a new online permitting system for short-term vacation rental properties in unincorporated Summit County, together with a complaint hot...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Summit County Announces 50X50 Springtime Sipping Special

A person filling up a glass of drinking water from a kitchen faucet.

Up to 50 private well owners can receive a 50-percent discount on drinking water quality tests

Contact:

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced the launch of the 50x50 Spring Sipping Special, offering private well owners a 50-percent discount on water quality testing ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Summit County Hosts Community Meeting on Dillon Valley Housing Proposal March 6

The site is located at the intersection of Deer Path Road and Straight Creek Drive.

A preliminary workforce housing proposal includes deed-restricted homes on a former church site in Dillon Valley

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director: 970-668-4231

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will host a community meeting from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, to discuss a preliminary proposal for workforce housing in Dillon Valley. Local r...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Mobile Vet Center Arrives Feb. 19

Duane Dailey, Veterans Service Officer

Summit County will host a free mobile-counseling center for combat veterans once per month

Contacts:

Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer, 970-509-9024

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager, 970-668-9716

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will begin hosting a mobile counseling center for combat vetera...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Impact Analysis Begins for Workforce Housing at Lake Hill

Sketch of a workforce housing development at Lake Hill.

Summit County and Town of Frisco kick off next phase of planning for 45-acre workforce housing development on Dillon Dam Road

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director, Summit County, 970-668-4203

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Town of Frisco have kicked off an impact analysis for the Lake Hill workforce housing development, initiating the next phase ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Utility Outages in Summit County

Controlled electric outages in Summit County due to loss of pressure in gas line

Update: 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8: Electricity and gas services have been restored to all Xcel Energy customers in Summit County. For details, visit the Summit County Emergency Blog.

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLO. - 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 8: Xcel Energy has detected a l...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Summit County Protects 1,257 Acres of Open Space in 2018

Channel at Sunset

County also celebrates Recpath improvements, trails, and mining cleanup

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – In a remarkable year for conservation, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program (OST) secured protections for 1,257 acres of open space in 2018, preser...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on four planning commissions. These planning commissions play vital roles in shaping the co...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Commissioners Declare January Radon Action Month

Radon Mitigation

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States

Contact:Maya Kulick, Senior Environmental Health Specialist: 970-668-4070

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed January 2019 to be Radon Action Month, encouraging all local residents and homeowners to test their homes for r...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Approves 2019 Budget

2017 Budget pic

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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Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government

News Flash

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Open Blue River

Blue River Trail

Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River have significantly decreased.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 16, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Contact: Kim Jardim

(970) 262-7305

kjardim@silverthorne.org 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE OPEN BLUE RI...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Boating Accident Death in Dillon Reservoir

Colorado State Parks Evidence Recovery Team

On June 13, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a storm cell blew in from the southwest producing winds in excess of 40 mph and 4 foot waves on Dillon Reservoir, causing multiple boats to capsize.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 14, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

BOATING ACCIDENT DEATH IN DILLON RESERVOIR 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On June 13, 2020, at approxi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Sheriff Responds to Dialogue on Use of Force

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons

As your Sheriff, I take a strong stand with the professional and caring men and women of law enforcement who keep our community safe 24 hours a day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Una carta abierta a nuestra comunidad del Condado de Summit

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Los recientes acontecimientos nacionales han vuelto a destacar una relación tensa entre las autoridades policiales y las comunidades a las que han jurado servir y proteger.

Una carta abierta a nuestra comunidad del Condado de Summit

    

Los recientes acontecimientos nacionales han vuelto a destacar una relación tensa entre las autoridades policiales y las comunidades a las que han jurado ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Recent national events have, again, highlighted a strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to serve and protect.

An open letter to our Summit County community.

Recent national events have, again, highlighted a strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to serve and protect.  These events have naturally and appropriately...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Close Blue River

Swift Water Safety Training

Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River are to be increased up to 1,000 cfs today, June 1, 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 1, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Contact: Kristina Nayden

(970) 513-4886

knayden@silverthorne.org

SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE CLOSE BLUE RIVER

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Sheriff Administrative Office Hours Resume

Summit County Sheriff's Office will Resume IdentoGO Fingerprint Services

Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will resume regular business hours.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 19, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS RESUME

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Summit Coun...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession Details

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession Parking Map

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy a celebratory motorcade procession to honor the Class of 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 18, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 PROCESSION DETAILS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Thursday, May 2...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Save the Date for the Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons and the Town of Breckenridge announces the SAVE THE DATE of May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Breckenridge Main Street for the public to celebrate the graduating Summit High School Seniors Class of 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SUMMIT COUNTY SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 PROCESSION

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 8, 2020

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner in Summit County Announced

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Awards Scholarship to Anna Tomlinson

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, is pleased to announce that Summit High School Senior Anna Tomlinson is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 8, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IN SUMMIT COUNTY ANNOUNCED

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO –...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Sheriff's Office Responds to Citizen Questions About Public Health Order Violations

Mount Quandary Trailhead

Since the first Summit County Public Health Order was signed by the Public Health Director on March 17, 2020, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office has continued to respond to the numerous complaints from the public about violations.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 29, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO CITIZEN QUESTIONS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER VIOLATIONS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, C...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Summit County Animal Control Reminder on Rabies

Protect Your Pets Against Rabies

Warmer weather is on the way and with that more wildlife encounters. Are you aware of which animals in Summit County are rabies carriers? Do you know what to do if your animal brings one in the house?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  April 28th, 2020

Contact: Jesslyn Swirka

(970) 668-4192

Jesslyn.Swirka@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL REMINDER ON RABIES

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Sheriff's Office Reminds Public About Dangers of Melting Ice

Ice Melting at the Snake River

With the onset of spring thaw in the high country, the Summit County Sheriff’s office reminds the public of the dangers of melting ice in and around Summit County waterways.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 22, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC ABOUT DANGERS OF MELTING ICE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With the ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Welfare Check

On April 18, 2020 at approximately 5:05 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies began investigating the report of a suicidal woman who was armed with a handgun in the Wildernest subdivision in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 19, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES WELFARE CHECK

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Sheriff Uses Existing Authority to Manage Trailhead Usage

Trailhead Parking Sign

Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons extends his appreciation to the public for respecting the Public Health Order for social distancing in respect to trailhead usage to access the National Forest.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF USES EXISTING AUTHORITY TO MANAGE TRAILHEAD USAGE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County Sheriff,...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sheriff's Office Reminds the Public to Report Suspicious Behavior & Lock Up Vehicles & Valuables

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public of the importance to continue being the Eyes and Ears in the community and in their neighborhood.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 31, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS THE PUBLIC TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR 

AND 

LOCK UP VEHICLES AND VALUABLES

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Adaptation to COVID-19

In compliance with the public health order issued by the Summit County Board of County Commissioners that Summit County minimize social contact, the Animal Shelter will be providing modified service until further notice.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Sheriff's Office Adaptation to COVID-19

In response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be adapting how we do business.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADAPTATION TO COVID-19

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Keystone Ski Resort

On March 9, 2020 at approximately 3:25 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-one year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing in the trees off the side of a ski run at Keystone Ski Resort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 10, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT KEYSTONE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 9, 2020 at appr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 7, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Skier Collision at Keystone Resort

On March 7, 2020, at approximately 1:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a collision involving two snowboarders.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 7, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES SKIER COLLISION AT KEYSTONE RESORT 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &nda...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On February 7, 2020 at approximately 3:47 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-six year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  February 10, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On February 7, 20...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Summit County Animal Control Supervisor JJ Swirka Becomes a Tester/Observer for Alliance Therapy Dog

JJ Swirka and Oakley

Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) is a volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy through animal-assisted activities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  January 31, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR JJ SWIRKA BECOMES A TESTER/OBSERVER FOR ALLIANCE THERAPY DOGS

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2020

County Sheriff's of Colorado Scholarship Program

Sheriff FitzSimons awards the 2019 Summit County Leadership Scholarship

On January 7, 2020, Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Summit County student next spring.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 7, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On January 7, 2020, Sheriff Jaime FitzSi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Sheriff's Office Investigates Armed Robbery in Keystone

On December 22, 2019, at approximately 5:58 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check for a screaming male at the Slopeside Condominiums, 1211 W. Keystone Road in the Mountain House area of Keystone.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 23, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES ARMED ROBBERY IN KEYSTONE 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – O...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Unattended Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 16, 2019 at approximately 11:50 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-five year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing on a ski run at Keystone Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 16, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES UNATTENDED SKIER DEATH AT KEYSTONE RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 16...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Property Damage In Bill's Ranch Neighborhood

On December 10, 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Bills Ranch Neighborhood in unincorporated Summit County near Frisco for multiple reports of property damage.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 11, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

PROPERTY DAMAGE IN BILL’S RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 10, 2019, at approx...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Disturbance in Dillon Valley Condominium Results in Shooting

On November 30, 2019 at approximately 8:25 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in a condominium in Dillon Valley.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 1, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

DISTURBANCE IN DILLON VALLEY CONDOMINIUM RESULTS IN SHOOTING

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 22, 2019

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 during this holiday season. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  November 22, 2019

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 &n...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Threat at Summit Middle School

On October 8, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a threat at Summit Middle School in Frisco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 8, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

THREAT AT SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On October 8, 2019, at approximately 12:35 p.m. ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Deputies Wear Pink Patches During October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Wearing a Pink Patch

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 2, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DEPUTIES WEAR PINK PATCHES DURING OCTOBER TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO –Du...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: October 1, 2019

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 RELEASE

Date:  October 1, 2019

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 &nda...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Social Media Threat at Summit Middle School

On September 20, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a threatening social media post that had been brought to the Principal’s attention by two students at Summit Middle School in Frisco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 20, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT AT SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On September 20, 2019, at approx...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Rolls Out New Behavior Modification Program for Dogs

ChanceVest

In April 2019 the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter rolled out “T-Time”, a new behavior modification program geared towards dogs who are displaying behaviors that tend to lead a dog to stay at the shelter longer than average.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  August 26, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTER ROLLS OUT NEW BEHAVIOR MODFICATION PROGRAM FOR DOGS

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution Thursday morning to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire danger to "High" in Summit County.

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

Contact: Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners adopted a resol...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Sheriff's Office Recovers Body From River

On July 22, 2019 at approximately 1:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Breckenridge Police Officers responded to a report of a found body in the Blue River, north of Coyne Valley Road in Breckenridge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  July 22, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECOVERS BODY FROM RIVER

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On July 22, 2019 at approxima...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Missing Person

John Scott Still

On July 17, 2019 at approximately 11:33 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing person.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  July 19, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORT OF MISSING PERSON

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On July 17, 2019 ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

With river flows on the rise, Summit County encourages residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels and potential flooding throughout the area.

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

High water levels can pose hazards for property owners, boaters, children and pets

Contacts: 

Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912

Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 4, 2019

State Veterinarian Recommendation Followed to Euthanize Seized Roosters

On May 15, 2019 Colorado State Patrol requested the assistance of Summit County Animal Control (SCAC) to impound 33 roosters that were in the back of a vehicle that they were impounding.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 4, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

STATE VETERINARIAN RECOMMENDATION FOLLOWED TO 

EUTHANIZE SEIZED ROOSTERS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – O...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Bullet Found at Dillon Valley Elementary School

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a .40 caliber bullet was found in the cafeteria at Dillon Valley Elementary School in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 22, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

BULLET FOUND AT DILLON VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On May 22, 2019, at appr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Threat at Summit Middle School Results in Juvenile Arrest

On May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:40 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a threatening note posted on a bathroom wall at Summit Middle School in Frisco.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 10, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

THREAT AT SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL RESULTS IN JUVENILE ARREST

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On May 10, 2019, at appr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Announces 2019 Film Contest Winners

Film Contest Winners 2019

On March 8, 2019, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter announced the winners of the 2019 Film Contest at the Bow Wow Film Festival at Warren Station in Keystone as being Nature Currey and Ella Williams.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 4, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTER ANNOUNCES 

2019 FILM CONTEST WINNERS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &nd...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Receives $2,500 Grant From The Petco Foundation

Summit County Animal Control Receives Petco Grant March 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter (SCAC) received a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving work.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 25, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTER RECEIVES $2,500 GRANT FROM THE PETCO FOUNDATION

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &am...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On March 21, 2019 at approximately 11:04 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a juvenile skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 10.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 21, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 21, 2019 at...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Copper Mountain

On March 13, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-three year old male skier that was found unconscious in the trees on the edge of a ski run at Copper Mountain.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 14, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 13, 2019 at approxi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Pink Patch Project Donations Presented to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Presents a check to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center CEO Lee

On Monday, January 7, 2019, Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons presented a check for $895.00 to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center CEO Lee Boyles for the donations received from the Pink Patch Project for the hospital’s Breast Cancer Services.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 15, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

PINK PATCH PROJECT DONATIONS PRESENTED TO ST. ANTHONY SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On January 7, 2019 at approximately 1:04 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a seventy-one year old male skier that was found unconscious on a ski run at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 7, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SKIER DEATH AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On January 7, 2019 at approximately 1:04...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2019

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

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at approximately 7:12 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a victim of a skier collision that had taken place earlier that day at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 7, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

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

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Saturday, January 5,...

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

Off-Duty Breckenridge Police Officer Arrested for Driving Under The Influence

On December 21, 2018 at approximately 11:50 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a request to assist the Breckenridge Police Department on South French Street in Breckenridge.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 26, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

OFF-DUTY BRECKENRIDGE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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

Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 25, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-six year old male skier that was found unconscious on a ski run at Keystone Resort.

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Date:  December 25, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SKIER DEATH AT KEYSTONE RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 25, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p....

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

Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 22, 2018 at approximately 12:26 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-two year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski run at the Keystone Resort.

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

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On December 16, 2018 at approximately 3:54 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a twenty-one year old male skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

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Date:  December 17, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SKIER FATALITY AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 16, 2018 at approximate...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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