Posted on: March 10, 2016

Oil Drop Off Location

Effective 1/1/16 Please no longer drop oil, oil filters (please remove filters from packaging) and antifreeze at the public drop off yards. The only location for these items is the SCRAP, 639 Landfill Rd, Dillon

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Breckenridge Recycle Yard Moves

The Breckenridge Public Drop Off Recycling Center has moved to 284 Coyne Valley Rd. across from the CMC Campus

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Holiday Closures and Events

Open Saturday May 28th 7:00 am - noon Closed Monday May 30th Memorial Day
Free Recycling Event - Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Clothing, Pharmaceuticals. 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Saturday May 21. Summit County Commons Campus - 0222 County Shops Rd...Read on...


Posted on: April 21, 2016

Summit County Selects Sarah Vaine as Assistant County Manager

Summit Community Care Clinic’s chief operating officer will join Summit County staff in July

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-485-1880, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov
Sarah Vaine, Chief Operating Officer, Community Care Clinic
970-333-1782, svaine@summitclinic.org

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has selected Sarah Vaine to ...




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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Lake Hill Neighborhood Community Open House April 21

Map of the vicinity of Lake Hill. The parcel is located immediately northeast of Frisco. Dillon Reservoir lies the south, and I-70 forms the northern border.

Summit County invites locals to attend the first community open house for the Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner
970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Don Reimer, Planning Director
970-668-4207, Don.Reimer@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking input from the community to help plan a ...




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Posted on: March 1, 2016

U.S. Forest Service Delivers Patent for Lake Hill

Summit County names Corum Real Estate to lead master planning process for future workforce housing site near Frisco

Contacts:
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Don Reimer, Summit County Senior Planner
970-668-4203, don.reimer@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service and Summit County held a patent-tran...




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Posted on: February 20, 2016

Scott Vargo to Succeed Gary Martinez as County Manager

Assistant County Manager Scott Vargo will assume the County’s top staff position in July 2016

Contact:
Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners
970-333-9817, Thomas.Davidson@SummitCountyCO.gov
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-485-1880, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, Gary.Marti...





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Posted on: February 17, 2016

Summit County Opens New Teen Center

New facility provides safe after-school location for local teenagers

Contact:
Robin Albert, Director, Youth & Family Services
970-668-9180, Robin.Albert@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners cut the ribbon on the new Summit County Teen Center Wednesday, opening the community’s fir...


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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Art Forum and Summit County Arts Council Present Work by Snowy Peaks High School

Opening reception at the Community & Senior Center Friday, Feb. 12

Contact:
Rita Neubauer, Summit County Art Forum970-389-1045, ritabneubauer@yahoo.com

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Art Forum and the Summit County Arts Council will unveil a month-long exhibit Friday, featuring artwork by Snowy Peaks High School students. The...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

County Manager Gary Martinez Announces Retirement

Photo of Gary Martinez standing in front of the County Manager's Office.

Summit County’s top executive will leave his position in June

Contact:
Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners
970-333-9817, Thomas.Davidson@SummitCountyCO.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, Gary.Martinez@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Manager Gary Martinez announ...




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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Earth and Sky’

Photo of a starry night sky above a mountain range.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases 10 local artists, with an opening Jan. 24

Contact:
Rita Neubauer
970-389-1045, ritabneubauer@yahoo.com

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that celebrates the great outdoors and the great unknown through the work of 10 local art...
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Posted on: January 18, 2016

Summit County Releases County Commons Master Plan

Map of the industrial portion of the County Commons campus.

Master plan provides roadmap for next 20 years of development for County facilities in Frisco area

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3404, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has published the County Commons Facilities Master Plan, a roadmap for future development of the existing 130-acre campus just e...


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Posted on: January 18, 2016

Breckenridge Recycling Center Moves to Coyne Valley Road Jan. 26

Photo of the recycling center, lined by a fence.

Drop-off center relocation to Coyne Valley Road opens up land for workforce housing

Contact:
Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)
970-468-9263, Aaron.Byrne@SummitCountyCO.gov
Don Reimer, Senior Planner
970-668-4207, Don.Reimer@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will relocate its Brec...



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Posted on: January 7, 2016

Mountain Mentors Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Photo of a woman standing with a girl in front of a Christmas tree.

Local mentoring program seeks new volunteers to help empower local youth

Contact:
Shawna Lane
Mountain Mentors Program Supervisor
970-668-9182
Shawna.Lane@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY - This January marks the 15th annual National Mentoring Month and Mountain Mentors’ 29th year of providing quality mentoring to youth...



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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Summit Stage to Boost Public Transit Capacity on New Year’s Eve

Photo of a Summit Stage bus stop sign

Summit Stage will run extra buses on New Year’s Eve to accommodate holiday crowds

Contact:
Jim Andrew, Summit Stage Director
970-668-4161, jim.andrew@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage is encouraging residents and visitors to stay safe this New Year’s Eve by taking the bus to and from holiday festivities. Summit Count...


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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Summit County Library Main Branch Closed Because of Water Leak

Photo of large air blowers spread throughout the library.

A burst sprinkler soaked the library’s carpet Sunday; reopening is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 4

Contact:
Joyce Dierauer, Summit County Library Director
970-668-4130, Joyce.Dierauer@SummitCountyCO.gov

Update (11:30 a.m., Dec. 31): The reopening of the Summit County Main Branch Library is now scheduled for 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 4 (not Jan. 2, as p...

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Posted on: December 23, 2015

Summit County Tallies 90 Acres of New Open Space in 2015

New open space purchases protect wetlands and redirect development into urban areas

Contact:
Katherine King, Open Space & Trails
970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY - The Summit County Open Space and Trails Program protected about 90 acres of open space at a cost of $412,000 in 2015. This year's 20 land tr...


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Posted on: December 23, 2015

Summit County Receives Financial Excellence Award

Photo of Summit County Finance Department staff

The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded Summit County a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 27th consecutive year

Contacts:
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Marty Ferris, Finance Director
970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – For the 27th year in a row, Summit County has received high marks ...



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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Summit County Incorporates Gender Identity Into Personnel Policies

Board of County Commissioners approves policies and practices that protect transgender employees from discrimination and establish transgender-inclusive health coverage

Contacts:
Thomas Davidson, Summit County Commissioner
970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov
Molly Boyd, Summit County Human Resources Manager
970-453-3459, molly.boyd@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissi...




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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Board Approves Purchase of Lake Hill Property for $1.75 Million

Forest Service sale offers new opportunities for workforce housing development

Contacts:
Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director
970-668-4203, jim.curnutte@summitcountyco.gov

Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissioners gave the gre...



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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2016 Budget

Major projects scheduled for Summit Cove roads, workforce housing and Summit County 911 Center

Contacts:
Dan Gibbs, Chair, Board of County Commissioners
970-333-4707, dan.gibbs@summitcountyco.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Marty Ferris, Finance Director
970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcount...





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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Summit Stage Public Transit Services Expanded for Winter 2015-2016

Photo of a Summit Stage sign at a bus stop.

Express routes provide shorter travel times to the slopes; Swan Mountain Flyer resumes between Breckenridge, Keystone and A-Basin; new service available to Blue River

Contact:
Jim Andrew, Director, Summit Stage
970-668-4161, jim.andrew@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage launched its winter public transit schedule on Sunday, providing service enhancements on several routes throughout Summit County. Win...


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Posted on: November 16, 2015

BOCC Adopts New Regulations on Winter Road Uses

Four roads closed to motorized use to align with National Forest Travel Management Plan

Contact:
Katherine King, Open Space & Trails
970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Board of County Commissioners recently adopted new regulations to restrict the winter use of motorized vehicles, including snowm...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Frisco Transit Center Open House Nov. 18

Photo of a bus pulling away from a transit shelter.

Summit County seeks public input on preliminary designs for future of Frisco Transit Center

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner
970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Jim Andrew, Transit Director
970-668-4161, Jim.Andrew@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking input from the public on preliminary design...




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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Summit County Implements Employment Skills Program

Employment First logo

Employment First helps Food Assistance recipients gain work experience, references and job-seeking skills

Contact:
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Social Services
970-668-9716, Michael.Whitaker@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Social Services is implementing the Colorado Employment First program, which helps prepare Food Assistance recipients fo...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Healthy Futures Initiative Seeks Local Views on Substance Use

Graphic of Healthy Futures logo.

The coalition is investigating attitudes and behaviors related to marijuana and other substances through a community survey this month

Contact:
Laurie Blackwell, Healthy Futures Initiative
970-668-9196, Laurie.Blackwell@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – In the wake of legalization of recreational marijuana, Healthy Futures Initiative (HFI) is conducting a community survey to better...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Voters Approve Workforce Housing and Telecommunications Measures

Summit County measures 1A and 5A receive strong support at polls

Contact:
Gary Martinez, Summit County Manager
970-453-3401, Gary.Martinez@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County voters approved local ballot measures 1A and 5A, according to preliminary results from the Summit County Clerk and Recorder’s O...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Frisco Transit Center Coffee Break Oct. 20

Summit County seeks public input on plans to redesign the Frisco Transit Center

Contact:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner
970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Jim Andrew, Transit Director
970-668-4161, Jim.Andrew@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking input from local transit riders and other int...


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Additional Info...
Posted on: October 8, 2015

Summit County Commons Campus Open House Oct. 22

Photo of several industrial garages and heavy duty vehicles.

Summit County seeks public input on the future of County Commons facilities

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3404, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking the input of local residents in the development of a master plan for the County Commons campus, a major hu...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee Unveils ‘Explosion of Colors’

Photo of a mosaic that depicts a humming bird.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases nine local artists, with an opening on Sept. 27

Contact:
Rita Neubauer
970-389-1045, ritabneubauer@yahoo.com

SUMMIT COUNTY – Just in time for fall, the Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that celebrates color through the work of nine local ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Illustration. October is Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado

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

Contact:
Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier
970-471-2298, karn.stiegelmeier@summitcountyco.gov

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Make a Difference Day to Take Place Sept. 26

Photo of volunteers loading brush into a tractor.

Summit County’s 17th annual day of community volunteering will assist local nonprofits and fortify food banks

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — Organizers of Summit County’s Make a Difference Day are encouraging residents to mark their calendars for this year’s event. The annual countywide day o...

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

Summit County Changes Web Domain, Staff Email Addresses and Logo

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Updates are aimed to ease communication with constituents

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov

Julie Sutor, Public Affairs Coordinator
970-453-3498, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government announced today that it is chang...




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Posted on: August 25, 2015

Vail Resorts Inc., Town of Breckenridge and Summit County Partner on Iron Springs Funding

Public-private partnership will provide additional $1 million in local matching funds for Highway 9 realignment between Frisco and Breckenridge

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager, Summit County
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Kristin Kenney Williams, Vice President, Mountain Community Affairs, Vail Resorts
970-754-2712, kwilliams@vailresorts.com
Kim Dykstra, Director of Commun...



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Additional Info: December 2015 update (pdf)
Posted on: August 13, 2015

Summit County, Towns of Dillon and Silverthorne Unveil Reservoir Expansion Project

Photo of six public officials cutting a ribbon in front of a reservoir.

Old Dillon Reservoir expansion provides flexibility and certainty for local water rights and municipal water supplies

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the towns of Dillon and Silverthorne cut the ribbon on Old Dillon Reservoir Thursday, celebrating the completion of a major project to...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Summit County Launches Online Facility Reservation System

Photo of the community center

New system will allow for online reservations of meeting rooms and amenities in Summit County facilities, including the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3404, scottv@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is launching a new online reservation system for meeting rooms in County facilities, starting with the new Breckenridge Grand Vacations ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Summit County Unveils Major Improvements at Shooting Range

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Upgrades enhance safety, drainage and user experience at public range

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Aaron Byrne, Director, SCRAP (Summit County Resource Allocation Park)
970-468-9263, aaronb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County, the Summit Range Association...




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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Flood Maps Open House Aug. 10

Residents from affected properties are invited to provide feedback on FEMA flood insurance rate maps

Contact:
Robert Jacobs, Summit County Engineering Department
970-668-4212, robertj@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the towns of Breckenridge, Silverthorne and Frisco will hold a flood-maps open house on Monday, Aug. 10. Individuals ...


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Posted on: July 20, 2015

New Water Rights Agreement Includes $1 Million for Workforce Housing

Agreement between Summit County and Upper Blue Sanitation District provides greater certainty for District's water rights

Contacts:
Andrew Carlberg, District Manager, Upper Blue Sanitation District: 970-453-2723
Gary Martinez, Summit County Manager: 970-453-3401

BRECKENRIDGE – Upper Blue Sanitation District and Summit County have finalized a water rights agreement that ...


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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Summit County Unveils New District Attorney and Probation Facility

Photo of officials cutting a ribbon across the front of a building

New facility improves efficiency and provides adequate space for Fifth Judicial District Attorney staff and Summit County Probation

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3404, scottv@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County unveiled its newest facility on Monday, an 8,400-square-foot annex to the Summit County Justice Center, housing offices for the Fifth Ju...


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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

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

Contact: Taneil Ilano, Public Information Officer
Summit County Sheriff's Office
970-423-8903, TaneilI@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Rivers and streams in and around Summit County can be dangerous this time of year, as the spring snowmelt peaks. Th...


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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Summit County Launches Community Chipping Program June 29

Photo of two workers taking material from a slash pile and feeding it into a portable wood chipper.

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kick...




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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Mountain Mentors Challenges Summit County for 30 Mentors in 30 Days

Mountain Mentors is working to recruit 30 caring adults during the 30 days in June

Contact:
Shawna Lane, Mountain Mentors Program Supervisor
Summit County Youth and Family Services
970-668-9182, ShawnaL@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Mountain Mentors is putting out a challenge to the Summit County community, asking caring adults ...


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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Summit County to Conduct Mass Casualty Incident Exercise June 3

Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated school shooting at Summit Middle School on Wednesday

Contact:
Joel Cochran, Director, Summit County Emergency Management
970-423-8911, jcochran@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management will conduct a large-scale mass casualty incident exercise on the afternoon of...


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Posted on: May 18, 2015

Tenmile Recpath Open as Avalanche Danger Subsides

Path users can look forward to enhanced signage and resurfaced Snake River section this summer

Contact:
Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space and Trails
970-668-4092, katiek@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is pleased to announce that the last remaining section of the paved Recreational Pathway System is now plowed and swept in tim...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Summit County Ambulance Service to Sponsor Blood Drive and Offer Free CPR and First Aid Classes

Classes will be held May 18 and 22; blood drive will take place May 21

Contacts:
Jamie Woodworth, Director, Summit County Ambulance Service
970-668-4121, jamiew@co.summit.co.us
Jenn Oese, Paramedic, Summit County Ambulance Service
970-668-4124, jenno@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – In recognition of National Emergency...




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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Major Improvements in Store for Summit County Shooting Range

The range will be closed for construction through July 2

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Aaron Byrne, Director, SCRAP (Summit County Resource Allocation Park)
970-468-9263, aaronb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Construction crews started work this week a...




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Posted on: April 27, 2015

Notices of Valuation to be Mailed May 1

The Summit County Assessor’s Office will send out notices of valuation to property owners on May 1

Contact:
Beverly Breakstone, Summit County Assessor
970-453-3492, beverlyb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Assessor’s Office will mail out its biannual notices of valuation to local property owners on Friday, May 1. Colorado statute...


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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Summit County Announces Inaugural Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event May 16

Photo of piles of paint cans.

Summit County Resource Allocation Park will be open to the public on Saturday mornings, beginning June 6

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)
970-468-9263, aaronb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its inaugural house...




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Posted on: April 10, 2015

Annual Prescription Take-Back at the 9Health Fair

Plastic bags full of prescription medications

Summit County urges residents to help prevent substance abuse and protect local ecosystems by dropping off unused and expired medications Saturday, April 18

Contact:
Laurie Blackwell
Coordinator, Healthy Futures Initiative
Summit County Youth and Family Services
970-668-9196; laurieb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is encouraging residents to give their medicine cabinets a spring cleaning...




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Posted on: April 1, 2015

Mountain Meals Program Receives Share the Love Grant

Subaru’s seventh Share the Love event supports Summit County seniors

Contact:
Lorie Williams
Manager, Summit County Community and Senior Center
970-668-2945, LorieW@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Community and Senior Center is proud to announce it has received a $900 grant from Meals on Wheels Amer...



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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Summit County Receives $975,000 for Swan River Restoration

Photo of a valley floor covered in large piles of rock.

Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Basin Roundtable provide funds for stream restoration project to address historical mining impacts

Contact:
Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails
970-668-4213, jlederer@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Basin Roundtable together awarded a $975,000 Water Supply Reserve Account Grant to...


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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Summit Drive Named First Phase in Summit Cove Loop Project

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Summit County will kick off the Summit Cove Loop Project this summer, with road resurfacing and new bicycle/pedestrian lanes along Summit Drive

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Don Reimer, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department
970-668-4207, donr@co.summit.co.us
Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department
970-668-4...




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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Measles Outbreak Highlights the Importance of Immunizations

Though measles is highly contagious, it is also highly preventable through vaccinations.

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

With measles cases continuing to rise in the United States this year, it’s important to take a moment to understand the facts about this disease, the current outbreaks and the ...


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Posted on: March 2, 2015

Summit Stage Receives $1.6 Million in Grants from CDOT

Photo of a bus shelter and bus, with a shopping center in the background.

The state agency will help fund new buses and improvements at the Frisco Transfer Center

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation has awarded the Summit Stage $1.6 million in funding through the Colorado FASTER Transit Grants program and federa...


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Posted on: February 18, 2015

Summit County Holds Free Electronics Recycling and Pharmaceuticals Collection Event March 14

Photo of large cardboard boxes filled with computers, televisions and other electronics.

In response to the overwhelming turnout for January's event, Summit County will offer a second collection event in March

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)
970-468-9263, aaronb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold another free elect...




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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Summit County Receives State Grant for District Attorney and Probation Facility

Photo of a banner hanging on a fence in front of a construction site. The banner reads, Congratulations Summit County. This project is funded in part by an Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant a

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded Summit County $600,000 to support the renovation of the former Summit County South Branch Library to house District Attorney and Probation Offices

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3404, scottv@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has received a $600,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program to support the...


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Posted on: February 8, 2015

What Community Water Fluoridation Means for Your Oral Health

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This public health advancement marks its 70th anniversary in 2015

By Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager
Summit County Public Health

In 2015, most of us take our oral health for granted. Nearly everyone has a full set of teeth (unless you play a lot of hockey). This was not the case in the early 1900s, when ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

January is Radon Action Month

Summit County offers free radon test kits that can detect this carcinogen in local homes

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – In recognition of National Radon Action Month, Summit County Environmental Health is encouraging all ...


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Posted on: January 14, 2015

Summit County Holds Free Electronics Recycling and Pharmaceuticals Collection Event Jan. 31

Photo of bins containing old computers and TVs

The post-holiday collection event is part of water quality protections funded by Ballot Measure 1A

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager
970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)
970-468-9263, aaronb@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its inaugural free ...




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Posted on: January 12, 2015

Summit County and Town of Breck Receive GOCO Funding for Trail Construction

Great Outdoors Colorado will fund Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews for trail work in the Golden Horseshoe

Contact:
Katie Kent, Summit County Open Space & Trails
970-668-4092, katiek@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a $31,500 grant to Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge to employ the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps...


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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Summit County Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Photo of a woman standing with a girl at a ski area

Youth and Family Services is seeking new volunteers to participate in the Mountain Mentors program

Contact:
Shawna Lane, Mountain Mentors Program Supervisor
Summit County Youth and Family Services
970-668-9182, shawnal@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Youth and Family Services is inviting local residents to celebrate the 14th annual ...



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Posted on: December 24, 2014

Summit Stage to Boost Public Transit Capacity on New Year’s Eve

The Summit Stage will run extra buses on New Year’s Eve to accommodate holiday crowds

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Stage is encouraging residents and visitors to stay safe this New Year’s Eve by taking the bus to and from holiday festivities. Summit County’s f...


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Posted on: December 19, 2014

Summit County Protects 363 Acres of Open Space in 2014

The Summit County Open Space Department finished the year with 16 land transactions that protect natural and historical resources

Contact:
Katherine King, Senior Resource Specialist, Open Space & Trails
970-668-4061, katherinek@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County secured important protections in 2014 for 363 acres of wildlife habitat, historical resources, outdoor rec...

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2015 Budget

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

Contacts:
Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Board of County Commissioners
970-471-2298, karns@co.summit.co.us
Gary Martinez, County Manager
970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us
Marty Ferris, Finance Director
970-453-3434. martyf@co.summit.co.us

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

Summit County Receives Certificate of Financial Excellence

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – For the 26th year in a row, Summit County has received high marks for its financial repo...


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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Summit County Public Health Issues Tularemia Alert

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Colorado is experiencing higher-than-normal tul...



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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Summit Stage Announces Enhancements to Winter Bus Service

Photo of a Summit Stage bus stop sign

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents and visitors will have shorter rides to the slopes this season on the Summit Stage, thanks to new morning express routes. The new r...

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

Summit Cove Loop Project to Improve Safety for Pedestrians and Cyclists

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

Summit County Ambulance Paramedic Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

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

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

KEYSTONE – The Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Summit County Ambulance Service Par...

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

Flu Vaccines Provide Important Health Protections

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – With flu season upon us, Summit County Public Health is ...



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Posted on: November 4, 2014

Voters Approve Summit County Measure 1A

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County voters approved Measure 1A, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder’s Office announce...



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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Summit County Wraps Up Successful 2014 Community Chipping Program

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government and th...



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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Local Ebola Risk Remains Low

Summit health officials are meeting regularly to stay prepared

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

With the Ebola virus garnering national and international headlines, and the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, you may be wondering what efforts are under way l...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

October is Conflict Resolution Month in Summit

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2014

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – Summit County government has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Colorado Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program to con...
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Posted on: October 6, 2014

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – In preparation for the 2014 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses a...

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

New Affordable Housing Complex Completed in Silverthorne

Photo of a child riding a piece of playground equipment.

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

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — In recognition of World Rabies Day, Sept. 28, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is urging pet owners to ensure their anima...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Summit County Government Named Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Business

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The League of American Bicyclists recognized Summit County Government today with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 800 visio...
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Posted on: September 23, 2014

Summit County and Town of Breckenridge Acquire Laurium Mine Site

Open Space acquisition protects history and recreation resources

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Sept. 10, Summit County Government and the Town of Breckenridge open space programs jointly acquired the Laurium Mine property, a 104-acre parcel on the west...
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Posted on: September 8, 2014

Summit County Launches New Online Tool for Building Inspections

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The Summit County Community Development Department has imp...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Montezuma Road Reopens at Washout Site

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Montezuma Road opened to two-way traffic across a new bridge over the Snake River Thursday evening, restoring vehicle access wher...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – With the arrival of winter weather right around the corner...


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Posted on: August 29, 2014

Make a Difference Day Takes Place Sept. 13

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — Organizers of Summit County’s Make a Difference Day are encouraging residents to mark their calendars for this year’s event. The annual countywide day o...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2014

Montezuma Bridge Installation Rescheduled for Aug. 28-29

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

Periodic road closures will also take effect during paving operations

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

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

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Summit BOCC Refers Funding Measure to November Ballot

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The Summit Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a resolution...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY — Work to install a new bridge on Montezuma Road over the Snake River is scheduled to take place Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. Periodic road closures will b...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Summit County Open Space Program Acquires Sts. John Townsite

Photo of a high-alpine valley in summer

Acquisition of parcels near Montezuma protects outstanding historical and ecological values

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

SUMMIT COUNTY — Summit County Open Space and Trails Department recently acquired the former Sts. John townsite, once the largest town in Summit County. The purchase, fina...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summit County Celebrates Grand Opening of Tenmile Canyon Recpath Extension

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

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

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

COPPER MOUNTAIN — Summit County officially unveiled the Tenmile Canyon Recpath extension Thursday. The newest addition to the county’s 57-mile recreational pathway system...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Summit County Encourages Safe Cycling on Holiday Weekend

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

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

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager: 970-453-3438; thadn@co.summit.co.usBrian Lorch, Summit County Open Space and Trails: 970-668-4067; brianl@co.summit.co....Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Summit County Launches Community Chipping Program June 30

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

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

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

Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wi...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 25

Free breakfast and prize drawings offered to bicycle commuters

Free breakfast and prize drawings offered to bicycle commuters

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

New Recpath Signage to Improve Safety and Wayfinding

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recpath system will soon feature new s...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Montezuma Road Open for Limited Vehicle Access

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

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road and Bridge Department has restored vehicle access to the...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2014

Get Your High Water Preparedness Information Packet

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

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

Summit County's terrain features and natural waterways ca...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Montezuma Flood Washes Out Road

Road washout blocks access to town

Road washout blocks access to town

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

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

Posted on: May 22, 2014

Summit County Announces Schedule for Recpath Work

Avalanche debris covers the Recpath in Tenmile Canyon

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

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY — Repaving and other improvements to the S...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

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

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

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

Contacts:
Dan Gibbs, Summit County Commissioner: 970-333-4707, dang@co.summit.co.us Thomas Davidson, Summit County Commissioner: 970-333-9817, thomasd@co...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

Deadline to Change Party Affiliation for Primary Election May 23

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

State Announces Proposal to Address High Health Insurance Costs in Mountains

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

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

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