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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

SC Public Health 3c

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 9, 2019

Gibbs to Head State Department of Natural Resources

Dan Gibbs

Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs is selected to serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Contact: County Commissioner Dan Gibbs: 970-333-4707

SUMMIT COUNTY – Gov. Jared Polis has announced that Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs will serve as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, the principal departme...

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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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Summit County Government
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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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Additional restrictions placed on open fires and smoking

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Summit Stage Trials Battery-Electric Bus

Battery Electric Proterra Bus

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 27

Four cyclists stand with their bikes next to the Recpath.

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party June 21

Wildfire Prevention Solstice Party

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

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Buffalo Mountain Fire Burning in Summit County, Colorado

Wildfire has resulted in evacuation of two residential neighborhoods.

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 25

Chipping crew loading slash into a chipper

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Wildfire Prevention Patrols Begin in Summit County

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

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

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

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Swan Mountain Road Closures Scheduled for Utility Project

Swan Mountain Road at Farmer's Korner

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

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

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Sheriff Badge

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 23, 2018

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

Yoga Group Circle

Local event helps older adults in Summit maintain healthy lifestyles

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Summit Reads Hosts Wildfire Preparedness Discussion May 23

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Growth

Foxes

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Summit County Recpath Opens for 2018 Season

Recpath1

Tenmile Canyon and Vail Pass sections remain closed for now

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 19

e-waste_event_1

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 18

A veterans service officer in a County office.

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

Contacts:

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Summit County Seeks Public Comment on E-Bikes

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

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

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

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

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

A group of local leaders at a climate change conference.

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

Contact:Kate Berg, Senior Planner970-668-4204

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Winter Grooming Opens Recpath to New Recreation Uses

A woman skiing along the Recpath.

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

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

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

Contact:

Don Reimer, Planning Director, 970-668-4207 

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Summit County Adopts New Wildfire Regulations

Diagram of defensible space zones.

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

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Summit County Art Forum Celebrates Ice and Snow

Photograph of icicles

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

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: December 29, 2017

Summit County Protects 100 Acres of Open Space in 2017

Planted Willows

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

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

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Summit Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2018 Budget

The Summit County Courthouse

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

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Swan Mountain Road Closure Scheduled for Dec. 12 and 13

A closure sign at the side of the road.

Crews will complete guardrail installation work

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

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Summit County Government

News Flash

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

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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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 6, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DECEASED BODY FOUND AT VAIL PASS 

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

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

Summit County School Fights Result in Arrests

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  November 16, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SCHOOL FIGHTS RESULT IN ARRESTS

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

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

New Fingerprint Services Available

New Fingerprint Services Available

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 29, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

NEW FINGERPRINT SERVICES AVAILABLE

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

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

Summit County Justice Center Emergency Drill

Summit County Justice Center

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 29, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER EMERGENCY DRILL

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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 25, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

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

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

Deputies and First Responders Awarded for Saving a Life

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 24, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DEPUTIES AND FIRST RESPONDERS AWARDED FOR SAVING A LIFE

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

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

Sheriff Responds to Political Sign Vandalism

Vandalized Campaign Banner

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 21, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF RESPONDS TO POLITICAL SIGN VANDALISM

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

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

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

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Issues an Oath of Office

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 11, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

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

    SUM...

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

Deputies Wear Pink Patches During October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Summit County Sheriff Deputies Wear Pink Patches on Uniforms

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  October 1, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Photo Credit: Beaton Photography 

DEPUTIES WEAR PINK PATCHES DURING OCTOBER TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 

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

Dog Bite on Peaks Trail Near Breckenridge

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 20, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

DOG BITE ON PEAKS TRAIL NEAR BRECKENRIDGE

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

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

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

Summit County Search & Rescue

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 19, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

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

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – O...

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

Cattle Drive Down State Hwy 9

Cattle Drive in Summit County

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  September 8, 2018

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

CATTLE DRIVE DOWN STATE HWY 9

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

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

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Announces Mike Schilling as New Operations Commander

Operations Commander Mike Schilling

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

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

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

New Mexico Dog Reunited with Owner After Missing For Two Months

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

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

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

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

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

Bike Thefts Increase in Summit County

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

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

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

Unexploded Avalanche Control Device Found

Avalanche Control Device

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

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

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

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

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons invites children to help name speed trailer

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

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

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

Summit County Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month

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

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

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

Photo Courtesy of Michael Yearout Photography

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

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

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

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

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

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

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner Announced in Summit County

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

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

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

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

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

Summit County Animal Control Shelter Hosts Bow Wow Film Festival

Bow Wow Film Festival 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charges Filed in Copper Mountain Skier Assault

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summit County School Threat Results in Juvenile Arrest

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

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

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

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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

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

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

Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

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

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

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

Skier Fatality at Keystone Resort

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

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

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

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Facebook Post

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

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

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

SCSO Welcomes Detentions Commander Bertling and Emergency Management Director Bovaird

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

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

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

County Sheriff's of Colorado Scholarship Program

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

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

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

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Summit County Sheriff's Office