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

Waste Management, Silverthorne Public Recycling Drop Off Yard closes

Effective 11-14-16 Waste Management has closed the public recycling yard in Silverthorne. Individuals who have used the WM site in the past, can bring their material to SCRAP (the landfill) for recycling. However, we only collect material as Source Sepa...Effective 11-14-16 Waste Management has closed the

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Holiday Closures and Events

Our only holiday closure - SCRAP will be closed Saturday 12/24/16 on Christmas Eve. Open regular hours 12/19/16-12/23/16 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Open regular hours 12/26/16 - 12/30/16 7:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday 12/31/16 7:00 am - noon


Posted on: December 9, 2016

Summit County land conservation effort receives $675,000 GOCO grant

Logo of GOCO, Great Outdoors Colorado

State grant helps to permanently conserve 272-acre Doig Homestead

Contacts:

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

Laura Cardon, 303-226-4531, lcardon@goco.org

Brian Lorch, 970-668-4067, brian.lorch@summitcountyco.gov

DENVER – The GOCO Board awarded Summit County a $675,000 grant on Thursday to permanen...

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$6.6 million awarded for land conservation
Posted on: December 2, 2016

Summit County to Provide Tour of SCRAP

Photo of the compost operation at the SCRAP

The public is invited to go behind the scenes of local landfill, recycling and compost operations

Contact:

Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park

970-468-9263, Aaron.Byrne@SummitCountyCO.gov

WHAT: Summit County will provide a public tour of the Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), home to the community’s landfill, recycl...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Local Events Provide Support to Cope with Holiday Stress

Graphic. Find support and connection during the holiday season.

Healthy Futures Initiative and Building Hope partner to offer support, community and connection during a sometimes-stressful season

Contact:

Kellyn Glynn, Healthy Futures Initiative

970-668-4035, kellyn.glynn@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Healthy Futures Initiative and the Summit Foundation’s Building Hope Initiative are partnering to host a series of local events to help community ...

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Building Hope Summit County Facebook Page
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Summit Stage Winter Bus Schedule Begins Dec. 11

Photo of a Summit Stage bus stop.

Swan Mountain Flyer service between Breckenridge and A-Basin begins Nov. 20, with limited frequency; labor shortage leads to delayed start of winter schedule and reduced daytime frequency on some routes.

Contacts:
Jim Andrew, Transit Director970-668-4161, jim.andrew@summitcountyco.gov
Geoff Guthrie, Transit Operations Manager970-668-4162, geoff.guthrie@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage will launch its winter public transit sched...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Summit Voters Approve Construction Fund for Locals’ Housing

Countywide sales tax to fund construction of affordable housing units for local workers and families

Contacts:
Nicole Bleriot, Interim Director, SCHA970-668-4231, nicole.bleriot@summitcountyco.gov
Commissioner Thomas Davidson, SCHA Board Chair970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County voters have approved the ...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Survivor Day Helps Those Affected by Suicide Nov. 19

Save the Date, November 19, Survivor Day

Event provides support and highlights resources for people who have lost loved ones to suicide

Contact:
Kellyn Glynn, Healthy Futures Initiative 970-668-4035, kellyn.glynn@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Healthy Futures Initiative’s Suicide Prevention Action Team (SPAT) and the Summit Foundation’s Patti Casey Memorial Fund are partnering t...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Veterans Invited to Which Wich on Veterans Day

Photo of the front of the Which Wich sandwich shop in Frisco.

Summit County and Which Wich are teaming up to honor veterans with free lunch Nov. 11

Contacts:
Tom Byledbal, Summit County Veterans Service Officer970-668-5360, cvso@SummitCountyCO.gov
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9160, Michael.Whitaker@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Which Wich Su...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: November 7, 2016

Local Partnership Cleans Up Dillon Reservoir Shoreline

Photo of crews treating noxious weeds along the shore of Dillon Reservoir.

Noxious weed treatment and trash removal protect habitat along 27 miles of Dillon Reservoir shores

Contact:
Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails Resource Specialist970-668-4213, Jason.Lederer@SummitCountyCO.gov
Ben Pleimann, Summit County Weed Control Manager970-668-4218, Ben.Pleimann@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Twenty-s...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Summit County Child Care Assistance Program Expands Eligibility

Photo of a mother sitting with a baby in the CCCAP office.

Wider band of eligible incomes increases local families’ access to financial assistance for child care

Contact:
Michael Whitaker, Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9716, Michael.Whitaker@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY— More local families now have access to financial assistance for child care, thanks to an increase in the income eligibility limit ...Read on...

Child Care Assistance
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Sheriff’s Office to Unveil Peace Cranes Installation Oct. 28

Photo of colorful paper cranes affixed to an aspen branch.

Inmate art project to serve as semi-permanent display at Summit County Justice Center

Contact:
Commander Erik Bourgerie, Detentions Division, Summit County Sheriff’s Office970-453-2232; Erik.Bourgerie@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum and Summit County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a new art installation...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Summit County Acquires Historic Ranching Property North of Silverthorne

Photo of a wide valley flanked by mountains

Doig Homestead acquisition will protect 273 acres of scenery, habitat and agricultural heritage

Contact:
Katherine King, Open Space & Trails970-668-4061, Katherine.King@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County unveiled the Doig Homestead Open Space parcel Wednesday, 273 acres of irrigated hay meadows, rolling sage brush, aspen gro...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Summit County Partners to Promote Healthier Eating Oct. 24

Photo of two children. One is holding a zucchini.

National Food Day calls attention to healthful cooking and good nutrition

Contact:
Whitney Smith, Summit County WIC Director970-668-9199, whitney.smith@SummitCountyCO.gov
Diana Reznikoff, Physical Activity & Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS)917-952-3838, diana.reznikoff@healthlinkscolorado.org

SUMMIT COUNTY – Su...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

Summit County to Provide Tour of Doig Homestead

Photo of a meadow in a high-alpine valley.

Recent open space acquisition preserves views, habitat and agricultural heritage in Lower Blue River Basin

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

WHAT: The Summit County Open Space & Trails Department will provide a public tour of the historic Doig Homestead property, 273 acres of la...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2016

Wildfire Smoke Not Expected to Be Major Health Concern

Due to wildfire activity, smoke levels may persist overnight, especially in low-lying areas or valleys. However, the light smoke is not expected to be a significant health concern.

Contact:
Amy Wineland, Public Health Director970-668-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY - The Frey Gulch Fire above the Summit County Landfill may cause smoke levels to persist overnight, especially in low-lying areas or valleys, according to Summit Count...Read on...

Colorado Smoke Outlook
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Summit County Elections Office to Mail Ballots to All Registered Voters Week of Oct. 17

Photo of a hand dropping a ballot into a drop box.

All registered voters will automatically receive mail ballots; deadline to submit a registration application and receive a mail ballot is Oct. 31

Contact:
Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder970-453-3471, kathy.neel@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2016 General Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their addresses a...Read on...

GoVoteColorado.com
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Summit County WIC Improves Access to Healthy Foods

Photo of a Colorado eWIC debit card.

Electronic debit cards reduce barriers for local families

Contact:
Whitney Smith, WIC Director970-668-9199, whitney.smith@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY— The Summit County WIC program, part of Colorado’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), now offers participatin...Read on...

Summit County WIC
Posted on: October 3, 2016

Wildfire Council Hosts Free Film and Discussion on Climate Change and Wildfire Risk Oct. 6

Photo of two firefighters at a wildfire.

Free film screening of “Unacceptable Risk” followed by panel discussion Thursday evening at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge

Contacts:
Sophia Cinnamon, Project Director, Unacceptable Risk970-325-3013, unacceptableriskfilm@gmail.com

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

SUMMIT COUNTY - As cooler weather moves across the state, wi...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Photo of a group of people holding a proclamation

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

Contact:
Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier970-471-2298, karn.stiegelmeier@summitcountyco.gov

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

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Summit County to Conduct Mass Casualty Incident Exercise Sept. 28

Photo of a Summit County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle, with lights on.

Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated mass shooting at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and the Riverwalk Center

Contact:
Rob Pearce, Director, Summit County Emergency Management970-423-8925, robert.pearce@summitcountyco.gov
Joel Cochran, Undersheriff, Summit County Sheriff’s Office970-423-8911, joel.cochran@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Cou...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Faces’

Photo of two paintings of dog faces.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases 16 local artists, with a free opening Sept. 25, featuring a live performance by Leon Littlebird

Contact:
Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that showcases the work of 16 artists with connecti...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2016

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

Talking about suicide is crucial - both at the community and individual levels.

By Kellyn Glynn, LPC
Coordinator, Health Futures InitiativeSummit County Youth & Family Services

Nationally, September is known as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. And here in Summit County, this message hits very close to home. The numbe...Read on...

Healthy Futures Initiative
Posted on: September 14, 2016

Summit County to Upgrade Community Notification System

Photo of a smartphone on the SC Alert login screen.

Summit County Alert will begin operating on a new software platform September 30; residents and visitors are encouraged to create or update their accounts and notification settings

Contact:
Undersheriff Joel Cochran, Summit County Sheriff’s Office970-423-8911, joel.cochran@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is giving a major facelift to Summit County Alert, the community notification system used by loc...Read on...

Summit County Alert
Posted on: September 6, 2016

McCullough Gulch Road & Trail Closed Through Oct. 1

Temporary closure of McCullough Gulch Road and McCullough Gulch Trail will allow for cleanup and habitat restoration

Contact:
White River National Forest Dillon Ranger DistrictKate Jerman: 970-945-3271
Paul Semmer: 970-262-3448

DILLON – The McCullough Gulch Trail (No. 43), south of Breckenridge, will be closed to all users beginning Sept. 6 to allow for removal o...Read on...

White River National Forest
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Lake Hill Neighborhood Community Open House Sept. 7

Artist's sketch of the Lake Hill neighborhood, including apartment buildings, townhomes and houses.

Summit County invites locals to attend third and final community open house for Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Don Reimer, Planning Director970-668-4207, Don.Reimer@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is seeking feedback on the draft master plan for a future workfo...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 26, 2016

Veterans Invited to Riverwalk Center Performance of Hairspray Sept. 2

Summit County and the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are teaming up to honor veterans with free tickets to “Hairspray” at the Riverwalk Center

Contacts:Tom Byledbal, Summit County Veterans Service Officer970-668-5360, cvso@SummitCountyCO.gov
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9160, Michael.Whitaker@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Breckenrid...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2016

Flood Map Revision Appeal Period Ends August 17

Excerpt of a Flood Insurance Rate Map. An area along the Blue River is identified as being in the floodplain.

Residents from affected properties are invited to provide feedback on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Contact:
Robert Jacobs, Summit County Engineering Department970-668-4212, robert.jacobs@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Local residents with property located inside the regulatory floodplain are encouraged to review federal floodplain maps in adv...Read on...

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Veterans Invited to Free Backstage Theatre Performance Aug. 6

Summit County and the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre are teaming up to honor veterans with free tickets to “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Contacts:
Tom Byledbal, Summit County Veterans Service Officer970-668-9160, cvso@SummitCountyCO.gov
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager970-668-9160, Michael.Whitaker@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Breckenri...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Conservation Center to Host Free LED Bulb Giveaway June 24

Photo of a green, glowing LED light bulb.

First-ever Summit County Summer Energy Fair to take place Friday at Frisco Transit Center

Contact:
Cody Jensen, High Country Conservation Center970-668-5703, cody@highcountryconservation.org

FRISCO-High Country Conservation Center is hosting its first-ever Summit County Summer Energy Fair this Friday, June 24. HC3, alongside Xcel Energy,...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Lake Hill Community Open House June 29

Photo of the Lake Hill site. The area is undeveloped, with views of surrounding mountain peaks.

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking feedback from the community on preliminary...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

Free Chipping Program Launches June 27

Photo of a crew loading branches into a chipping machine in front of a home.

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

Contacts:
Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension970-668-4140; dan.schroder@colostate.edu
Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council970-333-4707; dan.gibbs@summitcountyco.gov

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

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 22

Photo of nine cyclists in front of a building, where they have ridden to work.

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

Contact:
Katie Kent, Open Space & Trails970-668-4092, Katie.Kent@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in 2016 Bike to Work Day on ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Small Business Seminar Offered June 21

Summit County’s Employment First office is connecting small-business owners with tools to boost their bottom lines

Contact:
Janet Wolfson, Employment First CoordinatorSummit County Human Services
970-668-9738, Janet.L.Wolfson@state.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting a small business in Summit County can be a rewarding career move, but the path to success has its fa...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2016

Health Care Commission to Hold Public Meeting in Frisco June 17

Photo of the Summit County Community and Senior Center

The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care is coming to Summit County to gather perspectives of mountain residents

Contact:
Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Summit Board of County Commissioners970-333-4707, Dan.Gibbs@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care is coming to Summit County on Friday, June 17, to gather input and feed...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

County Commissioners Appoint FitzSimons to Sheriff Post

Photo of the Summit County Clerk swearing in the new sheriff.

The Board of County Commissioners selected Commander Jaime FitzSimons to succeed John Minor as Summit County Sheriff

Contact:
Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners970-333-9817, Thomas.Davidson@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners has appointed Summit County Sheriff’s Office Commander Jaime FitzSimons to serve ...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Photo of whitewater in Tenmile Creek below a bridge.

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

Contact:
Taneil Ilano, Public Information OfficerSummit County Sheriff's Office
970-423-8903, TaneilI@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – With the unofficial start of summer coming up this weekend, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds resident...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

County and School District Receive $350,000 for Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements in Summit Cove

Illustration of the school zone, with separated bicycle-pedestrian lanes.

Safe Routes to School funding to support improvements around Summit Cove Elementary; summer 2016 roadwork now ramping up

Contacts:
Tom Gosiorowski, Road & Bridge Director: 970-668-4231, tom.gosiorowski@summitcountyco.govThad Noll, Assistant County Manager: 970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov
Kate Berg, Senior Planner: 970-668-4204, kate.berg@summitcountyco.go...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Summit County Named Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Tenmile Recpath Extension in July 2014

County ascends from bronze-level designation by the League of American Bicyclists

Contact:
Katie Kent, Open Space & Trails Department970-668-4092, Katie.Kent@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The League of American Bicyclists recognized Summit County this week with a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joini...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Tenmile Canyon Recpath Plowed and Open for 2016 Season

Photo of a paved pathway in a forested area.

Avalanche danger has subsided on the Summit County Recpath between Frisco and Copper

Contact:
Jesse Billingham, Summit County Open Space & Trails970-668-4065, jesse.billingham@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Tenmile Canyon portion of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System is plowed and open for the 2016 season.

...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘(e)Motion’

Photo of several pieces of art hanging on a wall.

A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases 14 local artists, with an opening May 22

Contact:
Leslie Walker, Art Forum Program Assistant970-389-2760, leslie.walker@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum is unveiling a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons that showcases the work of 14 local artists. (e)Mot...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Nurse home-visitation program supports new mothers, improves outcomes for local children

Contact:
Lynne Easterly, RN, BSNSupervisor, Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership
970-668-9711, Lynne.Easterly@SummitCountyCO.gov

FRISCO - Intermountain Nurse-Family Partnership marked its 15th anniversary today, celebrating a major milestone for ...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Summit County Adds Old Clothing to List of Accepted Items at Annual Recycling Event

Photo of two men carrying a large TV.

Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place Saturday, May 21

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov
Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its ...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

County Clerk Installs 24-Hour Ballot Boxes in Time for June Primaries

Photo of a white ballot box at the upper entrance to the County Commons building.

Deadline to change party affiliation for primary elections is May 27

Contact:
Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder970-453-3471, Kathy.Neel@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – To make voting more convenient for Summit County residents, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has installed three 24-hour dr...Read on...

www.GoVoteColorado.com
Posted on: May 9, 2016

Summit Stage Launches SmartBus System

Screen shot of the Summit Stage app. Routes appear as colored lines on a map of Summit County.

New app allows riders to track buses in real time and easily navigate local public transit

Contact:
Jim Andrew, Transit Director970-668-4161, jim.andrew@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Public transit in Summit County is now easier than ever to use, thanks to a new SmartBus system that lets riders track the exact locations of their buse...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

What Summit County Residents Should Know About Zika

Map of the world, showing countries with active Zika transmission via mosquito, including Mexico, all Caribbean nations, all of Central America, and all of South America except for Argentina, Chile an

It's important to understand the risks, especially as they relate to travel and pregnancy

By Sara Lopez, RN, BSN
Summit County Public Health Nurse Manager

When we hear about disease outbreaks arising in places like Brazil, Sierra Leone or Saudi Arabia, those of us in Summit County might be tempted to take some comfort in the fact that thou...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 Manager970-485-1880, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov
Sarah Vaine, Chief Operating Officer, Community Care Clinic970-333-1782, svaine@summitclinic.org

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

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 Planner970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Don Reimer, Planning Director970-668-4207, Don.Reimer@SummitCountyCO.gov

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

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 Manager970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Don Reimer, Summit County Senior Planner970-668-4203, don.reimer@summitcountyco.gov

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

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 Commissioners970-333-9817, Thomas.Davidson@SummitCountyCO.gov
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager970-485-1880, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, Gary.Marti...Read on...

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 Services970-668-9180, 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...Read on...

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 Commissioners970-333-9817, Thomas.Davidson@SummitCountyCO.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, Gary.Martinez@SummitCountyCO.gov

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

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 Neubauer970-389-1045, 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...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3404, 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...Read on...

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 Planner970-668-4207, Don.Reimer@SummitCountyCO.gov

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

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 LaneMountain Mentors Program Supervisor
970-668-9182Shawna.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...Read on...

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 Director970-668-4161, 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...Read on...

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 Director970-668-4130, 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...Read on...

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 & Trails970-668-4061, 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 lan...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Marty Ferris, Finance Director970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcountyco.gov

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

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 Commissioner970-333-9817, thomas.davidson@summitcountyco.gov
Molly Boyd, Summit County Human Resources Manager970-453-3459, molly.boyd@summitcountyco.gov

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

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 Director970-668-4203, jim.curnutte@summitcountyco.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov

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

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 Commissioners970-333-4707, dan.gibbs@summitcountyco.gov
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, gary.martinez@summitcountyco.gov
Marty Ferris, Finance Director970-453-3434. martina.ferris@summitcount...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Summit Stage Public Transit Services Expanded for Winter 2015-2016

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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 Stage970-668-4161, 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...Read on...

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 & Trails970-668-4061, 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 s...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Frisco Transit Center Open House Nov. 18

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

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Jim Andrew, Transit Director970-668-4161, Jim.Andrew@SummitCountyCO.gov

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

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Summit County Implements Employment Skills Program

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

Contact:
Michael Whitaker, Summit County Social Services970-668-9716, 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...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Healthy Futures Initiative Seeks Local Views on Substance Use

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

Contact:
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 understand local opinions and behaviors relat...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 Manager970-453-3401, 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...Read on...

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 Planner970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Jim Andrew, Transit Director970-668-4161, Jim.Andrew@SummitCountyCO.gov

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

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Summit County Commons Campus Open House Oct. 22

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

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager970-453-3404, 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...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Summit County Arts Exhibit Committee Unveils ‘Explosion of Colors’

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

Contact:
Rita Neubauer970-389-1045, 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 ...Read on...

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 Stiegelmeier970-471-2298, 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...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Make a Difference Day to Take Place Sept. 26

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

Contact:
Laurie Blackwell, Summit County Youth & Family Services970-668-9196

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 d...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3438, thad.noll@summitcountyco.gov
Julie Sutor, Public Affairs Coordinator970-453-3498, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

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

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 County970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Kristin Kenney Williams, Vice President, Mountain Community Affairs, Vail Resorts970-754-2712, kwilliams@vailresorts.com
Kim Dykstra, Director of Commun...Read on...

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

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

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

Contact:
Gary Martinez, Summit County Manager970-453-3401, 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...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

Summit County Launches Online Facility Reservation System

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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 Manager970-453-3404, 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 ...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3438, 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...Read on...

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 Department970-668-4212, 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 ...Read on...

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: 970-453-2723Gary Martinez, Summit County Manager: 970-453-3401

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

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Summit County Unveils New District Attorney and Probation Facility

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

Contact:
Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager970-453-3404, 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...Read on...

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 Office970-423-8903, 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...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Summit County Launches Community Chipping Program June 29

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

Contacts:
Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension970-668-4140; dan.schroder@colostate.edu
Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Chair, Summit County Wildfire Council970-333-4707; dang@co.summit.co.us

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

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 SupervisorSummit 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 ...Read on...

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 Management970-423-8911, 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...Read on...

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 Trails970-668-4092, 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...Read on...

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 Service970-668-4121, jamiew@co.summit.co.us
Jenn Oese, Paramedic, Summit County Ambulance Service970-668-4124, jenno@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COUNTY – In recognition of National Emergency...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3438, 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...Read on...

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 Assessor970-453-3492, 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...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Summit County Announces Inaugural Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event May 16

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

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager970-453-3438, 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...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Annual Prescription Take-Back at the 9Health Fair

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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 BlackwellCoordinator, Healthy Futures Initiative
Summit County Youth and Family Services970-668-9196; laurieb@co.summit.co.us

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

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 WilliamsManager, 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...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Summit County Receives $975,000 for Swan River Restoration

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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 & Trails970-668-4213, 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 Gran...Read on...

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 Manager970-453-3438, thadn@co.summit.co.us
Don Reimer, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department970-668-4207, donr@co.summit.co.us
Kate Berg, Senior Planner, Summit County Planning Department970-668-4...Read on...

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 WinelandDirector, 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 ...Read on...

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 Director970-668-4161, 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...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

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

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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 Manager970-453-3438, 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...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Summit County Receives State Grant for District Attorney and Probation Facility

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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 Manager970-453-3404, 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...Read on...

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 ManagerSummit 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 ...Read on...

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 Health970-668-4070, mayak@co.summit.co.us

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

Posted on: January 14, 2015

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

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

Contacts:
Thad Noll, Assistant County Manager970-453-3438, 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 ...Read on...

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 & Trails970-668-4092, 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 C...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Summit County Celebrates National Mentoring Month

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

Contact:
Shawna Lane, Mountain Mentors Program SupervisorSummit 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 ...Read on...

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 Director970-668-4161, 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...Read on...

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 & Trails970-668-4061, katherinek@co.summit.co.us

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

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 Commissioners970-471-2298, karns@co.summit.co.us
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us
Marty Ferris, Finance Director970-453-3434. martyf@co.summit.co.us

SUMMIT COU...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

Summit County Receives Certificate of Financial Excellence

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

Contacts:
Gary Martinez, County Manager970-453-3401, garym@co.summit.co.us
Marty Ferris, Finance Director970-453-3434. martyf@co.summit.co.us

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


Posted on: October 14, 2016

Drug Take Back Week Oct. 17-22

The National Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, Oct. 22. To provide local support to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s initiative the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be emphasizing Drug Take Back Week from Oct. 17 through Oct. 22.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – The National Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, Oct. 22. To provide local support to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s initiative the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be emphasizing Drug Take Back Week from Oct. 17 throug...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2016

Summit County Animal Control Reunites Adoptee With New Family

Summit County Animal Control Reunites Adoptee With New Family

On July 2, 2016, only one day after “Robin”, an Australian Shepherd/Shar Pei mix, was adopted from the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter, she went missing. Robin was out on a walk with her new family when she managed to escape.

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On July 2, 2016, only one day after “Robin”, an Australian Shepherd/Shar Pei mix, was adopted from the Summit County Animal Control and Shelter, she went missing. Robin was out on a walk with her new family when she managed to escape. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Summit County Sheriff’s Office K9 Danny Receives Body Armor

Summit County Sheriff's Office K9 Danny Has Received Body Armor

Summit County Sheriff’s Office K9 Danny has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Contact: Erin Opsahl
(970) 423-8901, Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County Sheriff’s Office K9 Danny has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest i...Read on...