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Alpine Inn workforce housing applications open Aug. 2

Summit County is opening applications for the Alpine Inn on Monday, Aug. 2, a Frisco hotel recently leased by the county for conversion into affordable workforce housing units. The Inn will have 26 rooms available to those who work at least an average of 30 hours a week for a...
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Summit Daily News

Letter to the editor: Stupid is as stupid does

Stupid is as stupid does. How offensive does that sound? Well, not really meaning to stick a finger in other peoples’ eye, I decided to list some of the things I’ve seen in Summit County that take my breath away. Not that people aren’t entitled to endanger themselves; they are....
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Pet Scene: Summit County’s adoptable pets for the week of Aug. 1

The following animals are available for adoption at the Summit County Animal Shelter. Call the shelter at 970-668-3230 with questions. The most recent list of animals available for adoption can be found on the shelter’s website. Cats. AURIEL, 1 year 1 month, Domestic Mediumhair, white and brown tabby, spayed female.
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Need to land a job? Here are some open positions in Bailey

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Bailey: 1. Customer Service Representative- Park Meadows; 2. Need CDL-A Flatbed Truck Driver Now, 07/27/2021, Average $61,928/Year; 3. IT Project Manager (Pulte Mortgage); 4. Restaurant General Manager - Castle Rock; 5. Traffic Log Supervisor -
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Rhodochrosite: The Leadville Connection

Happy Birthday, Colorado! Yes, this weekend kicks off the state’s 144th birthday parties. It’s an outright celebration of everything red, white and blue. And fellow Americans, when it comes to states, Colorado simply couldn’t be more patriotic. Its nickname is the Centennial State, because in the year of America’s 100th Birthday – 1876 – Colorado received its statehood. And of course, there’s the fact that “America The Beautiful” was written by Katherine Bates when she saw Pikes Peak and was inspired to write the verse, “Purple’s mountain’s majesty, above the fruited plain.”
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Biff America: White sugar and bad neighbors

“Honey Bun, eat your sandwich and stop looking out the window. And, if you are trying to be sneaky, stop yelling. I’m sure he can hear you.”. “I hope he does,” I said. “Maybe that way he’ll stay out of our yard.”. I have an affinity for redheads. My mom...
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How to safely forage for mushrooms in Summit County

It’s mushroom season. Mushroom foraging is a unique way to spend time outside, and while it takes more research and preparation than your average trail outing, it’s a hobby worth digging into. Mushroom hunting rules and safety. Adam Bianchi, district ranger for the Dillon Ranger District, explained that you need...
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Snake River Water District to hold public meeting on water plans

The Snake River Water District will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at its office at 0050 Oro Grande Drive in Keystone. A presentation will be given on the recently completed water system master plan and upcoming rate changes at the meeting. Based on the master...
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Short-term rental experts explain industry’s impact on Summit County’s affordable housing issue

Summit County has long had a housing issue, but the problem was exacerbated in the last year partly by trends associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Some point to urban flight where residents from metropolitan areas flocked to rural areas in search of cheaper living or an enhanced lifestyle. Others point to the fact that Summit County is largely built out and has limited land — and a limited number of affordable housing developers — to build upon.
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