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Injured speed flyer rescued from Peak 6 in Breckenridge

The Summit County Rescue Group, Flight for Life and a group of good Samaritans helped to rescue an injured speed flyer at Breckenridge Ski Resort Saturday, June 12. At about 8:15 a.m., members of the rescue group were dispatched to the top of Peak 6, near the top of the Kensho chairlift at Breckenridge Ski Resort, on a report of an injured speed flyer, according to a release from the group. Speed flying is a sport similar to paragliding that uses a smaller wing designed for descending slopes rather than ascending.
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'Speed flyer' crashes above 12,000 feet during barrel roll attempt in Colorado

A female speed flyer was seriously injured on Saturday after an attempted barrel roll went wrong near the top of Summit County's Peak 6 in the area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. According to a report from the Summit County Rescue Group, a group of three speed flyers – a sport similar to paragliding, but with a smaller chute for a faster descent – hiked to the top of Peak 6 from Copper Mountain Resort with plans to fly from the top. This is adjacent to Breckenridge.
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Straight Creek Fire in Summit County 100% contained

Firefighters have fully contained the 8-acre Straight Creek Fire, according to the most recent update from U.S. Forest Service spokesperson David Boyd. The fire started Thursday, June 10, about two miles east of Dillon in the Straight Creek area. Sunday afternoon, June 13, Hotshot crews completed their work reinforcing containment lines and mopping up the area. Local fire crews will continue to monitor the burn area.
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Denver Hotel Company Acquires Frisco Hotel

A joint venture between Denver-based hotel company Five Senses Hospitality and Dallas-based Bedford Lodging, has acquired the former Baymont Inn & Suites in Frisco, Colorado. Five Senses has an exclusive partnership with Bedford to manage the day-to-day operations of its assets. The hotel will operate independently as the Summit Suites while undergoing an extensive renovation before joining the major hotel brand.
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Wildfire closes I-70 near Avon

EAGLE — A wildland fire in Avon forced a westbound Interstate 70 closure at mile marker 167 on Monday, June 14. According to witnesses, there are multiple spot fires along the roadway. Traffic is backed up throughout Avon. Last week, an 8-acre wildfire closed the eastbound lanes of I-70 east...
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Opinion | Kim McGahey: Voters must demand transparency

The three-horned beast of politics is hypocrisy, dependency and transparency. Whenever you see those three faults together, you know you are being manipulated, indoctrinated or obligated. Unfortunately, we see these tactics all too often in today’s poisonous local political arena as the party in power uses them to retain power and control.
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Students from Summit County earn collegiate honors

As the school year came to an end, students from Summit County were recognized for their achievements, earning various scholarships, honors and degrees. Jake Levinson of Breckenridge made the spring dean’s list at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.7 to make the list.
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Letter to the editor: Hiring of a new superintendent must be delayed

The Summit Daily News published an outstanding column on the front page of the June 9 edition summarizing the glaring lack of transparency in decisions by our Summit School District Board of Education. I thank the paper for taking a public stand that this board has decided they are not accountable to parents, taxpayers and, most of all, students. The 2019 Colorado Measures of Academic Success show that for Summit schools, only 33.7% of third graders met performance expectations for English language proficiency. For eighth graders, only 31.6% of our students met performance expectations for math proficiency. A more blunt conclusion is we are failing two-thirds of our students. These numbers are likely to be even worse after shutting down schools in 2020.
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Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne enact Stage 1 fire restrictions

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct that there are no fire restrictions in place in the county. The Summit County Board of Commissioners is expected to discuss restrictions at its meeting Tuesday. The towns of Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions Friday, June 11....
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Letter to the editor: Community should be involved with and informed about school board

It is obvious this community has a lot of feelings about decisions being made by the school board, but I wonder where they were when ideas and decisions were introduced. The equity policy was first introduced in March and was on the agenda several times before being voted on at the end of May. It was not a surprise that this was being discussed. Agendas and meeting minutes are published on the website.
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Summit County reaches 70% vaccination goal; cases remain low

Summit County reported four new cases of COVID-19 over the week, according to the county’s coronavirus webpage. The total number of cases among residents stands at 3,736. The county rolled back its total hospitalizations by two, bringing the total number to 142 since March 5, 2020. Summit County Environmental Health Manager Dan Hendershott wrote in an email that the lowering of total hospitalizations is likely due to an incorrect report by the state of two hospitalizations that was retroactively corrected.
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Update: Fire danger very high as officials respond to multiple small blazes

No structures are threatened by fire near Interstate 70. Three small wildfires in less than 24 hours have Summit County fire officials worried. Things got started Thursday, June 10, when local fire districts increased the fire danger level from low to very high — something Summit Fire & EMS spokesperson Steve Lipsher said he has never seen.
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Pet Scene: Summit County’s adoptable pets for the week of June 13

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. Avatar, 9 years, domestic shorthair, white and tan, neutered male. Duke, 14 years,...