Jefferson, CO

Man's body found in area of Flying J Ranch Park in missing person search

Investigators found a man dead in the area of the Flying J Ranch Park trailhead northwest of Conifer on Tuesday. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office originally responded to the area on a missing person report. According to the sheriff's office, when investigators where on scene of the trailhead, they found a vehicle that belonged to the missing person. Investigators were conducting the search as early as 5 a.m. In an update just after 12:30 p.m., the sheriff's office confirmed the search was over when the body of a man was found. CBS4 was told investigators could not identify the body on Tuesday, and the condition made it impossible to immediately report a possible cause of death.The sheriff's office did say there was no indication "foul play" was involved,
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Breckenridge passes first reading of short-term rental regulations

After 10 months of research and discussion about how to handle short-term rentals in the town of Breckenridge, council members unanimously approved the first readings of two bills that creates a map that is intended to keep more short-term rental units in tourism areas rather than neighborhoods. Dozens of property...

State considers designating wolves reintroduced to Colorado as experimental, which would allow livestock producers more flexibility to harass, injure or kill

STATEWIDE, Colo. (Summit Daily News) - As Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues its meetings and process to reintroduce grey wolves back to the Western Slope, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is beginning its process to introduce a 10(j) rule at the request of the state. On Wednesday, leadership from Parks and Wildlife and the Fish and Wildlife Service met in Silverthorne to continue public engagement about the process.

10 Incredible Frisco, Colorado Vacation Home Rentals In The Mountains

All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our writers and editors. We may earn commission when you click on or make a purchase via our links. When searching for the perfect spot for your ski vacation, there are lots of factors that can come into play. Whatever it is you might be seeking, you’re sure to find that perfect spot in one place or another. But if you’re wanting an off-the-beaten-path destination that looks like it’s right out of a Hallmark movie, the town of Frisco, Colorado, might just be the ideal landing spot for you. With gorgeous mountain views and plenty of things to do, Frisco has a lot to offer for skiers and non-skiers alike.
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Unsheltered in Summit looks for new home for the unhoused in Frisco

Unsheltered in Summit is seeking a new location for its safe parking program after Breckenridge notified the group it would lose its location at the Summit County Justice Center on Sept. 30. The program gives folks temporarily living out of their cars a place to park and stay overnight. Stakeholders...
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6-day Breck Epic mountain bike race begins Sunday, Aug. 14

Summit County’s version of the Tour de France, the Breck Epic, will return to the region’s trails from Sunday, Aug. 14, to Friday Aug. 19. Similar to the multistage cycling race that takes place primarily in France, the Breck Epic spans across six days on six separate stages where competitors complete big, backcountry mountain bike loops that range anywhere from 35 to 50 miles long.

Students accuse PE teacher of sexual misconduct

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado — A physical education teacher at Summit Middle School (SMS) in Frisco faces felony charges after seven reports of sexual misconduct were made by students late last year. On Oct. 27, 2021, the Summit School District alerted the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) about allegations of...

Geocache Device Mistaken for Pipe Bomb in Frisco – What is Geocaching?

With all the tragedies that have happened around schools, Summit County Sheriff's Office erred on the side of safety. How could a lot of people not have been scared, at all?. Most people would probably have looked at this device and believed something nefarious was involved. Add that it was close to a school, and you find the authorities bringing in a bomb squad. Geocaching in Colorado shouldn't come to this.
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Opinion | Bruce Butler: A hotel lover

In the panoply of once-popular songs, there are some famously misunderstood lyrics. Creedence Clearwater Revival sang “There’s a bad moon on the rise,” which sounds a lot like, “There’s a bathroom on the right.” Jimi Hendrix sang, “Excuse me while I kiss the sky,” which sounds a lot like, “Excuse me while I kiss this guy.” And, Chicago sang, “No Tell Lover,” which sounds a lot like, “Hotel Lover.” Younger readers can search these songs on Spotify.

Summit County Sheriff says suspicious device was geocache container, not pipe bomb

Deputies in the Frisco area found a suspicious device near a middle school and eventually detonated it. It happened on Saturday morning at Summit Middle School and the device turned out not to be a pipe bomb. The device was spotted by someone who was playing pickleball and after the initial investigation by authorities the area was evacuated and a bomb squad was called in. That unit wound up detonating the device. Afterwards they found a note inside that said Geocache 3, indicating it was a container intended for geocaching. In a Facebook post showing a photo of the device the sheriff's office reached out to people who participate in geocaching with the following plea:With the recent school bomb threats sweeping the nation and here in Colorado this past week, geocaching participants should be sensitive of the types of vaults they are creating and the materials used to make them. No one should be making and planting devices that look similar to pipe bombs near school campuses for any reason.By the late afternoon, the area was opened back up.