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Posted on: April 26, 2022

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Prescribed Pile Burning Planned at Wildernest-Mesa Cortina and B&B Mines Open Space

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Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department

SUMMIT COUNTY – With winter conditions setting in, Summit County Open Space and Trails, along with partners at the Town of Breckenridge, the Ember ...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Recpath Maintenance Projects Slated for late August and September

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Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department

SUMMIT COUNTY –  Several Recpath improvement projects are slated to start in the next month. Beginning Tuesday, August 24, red bike lane c...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Summit County Trails Crew Reflects on 2020 Field Season

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New Mineral Hill Trail and Willow Brook Trail bridge replacement projects highlights of another successful trails maintenance and construction season

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space and Trails

The Open Space and Trails Department seasonal t...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Detour Starts Monday, September 28

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A detour will be in place along the Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway where it parallels Dillon Dam Road for approximately four weeks to accommodate Recpath shoulder maintenance work

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trail...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Summit County Reminds Residents to Recreate Responsibly and #CareForColorado

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Summit County Joins Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Tourism Office, National Park Service, United States Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management in Recognizing Care for Colorado Week

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails

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Open Space & Trails

News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2022

Treasurer’s Office Hosts 64 Counties at Summer Conference

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2022 Colorado County Treasurers Gather in Summit County

Contact: Ryne Scholl, Summit County Treasurer

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Treasurer’s Office is set to host the Colorado County Treasurer & Public Trustee Association (CCTPTA) 2022 summer conference at Beaver Run Resort next w...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 22, 2022

CDPHE to Close Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site in Breckenridge

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The Mako COVID-19 testing site in Breckenridge will close June 30 as part of the Polis Administration’s testing transition plan; Frisco testing site will remain open

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – On June 13, 2022, CDPHE announced that the temporary Mako COVID-19 testing site located at Colorado Mountain College Breckenridge will close on June 30 as part of the ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 21, 2022

COVID-19 Shots for Tots

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Summit County parents can begin scheduling vaccination appointments now

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY -- On June 19, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave final approval for use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six months thr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Summit County Utilizes SC Alert for Wildfire Notifications

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Summit County residents and workers are encouraged to subscribe to community notifications at SCAlert.org

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Emergency Management continues to use the Summit County Alert Community Notification System (SC Alert) to inform the public of all emergencies a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Surge in Cases Moves Summit County to COVID-19 Community Level Yellow

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Community urged to take extra precautions and to get the booster vaccine as cases exceed over 200 cases per 100,000 population

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials suspect that the more contagious Omicron subvariant is the cause for a rise in COVID-19 cases. Wastewater surveillance f...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Summit County Open Space and Trails Master Plan Open for Public Comment

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Meeting for public comment will be held on June 16 at the Community and Senior Center

Contact: Christine Zenel, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails

 Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY -- The Summit County Open Space & Trails Department invites the public ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Summit County Bike to Work/Wherever Day

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Bike to Work/Wherever Day (BTWD) is an annual county-wide event that supports physical activity for all levels and abilities of cyclists in the Summit County community.

Physical Activity & Nutrition Team of the Summit (P.A.N.T.S.) 

PRESS RELEASE 2022 Bike to Work Day

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Physical Activity & Nutrition Team of the Summit (P.A.N.T.S.) 

Diana Reznikoff

(917)952-3838

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Summit County Teen Center Offers Summer Hours for Teens

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Summit County Teen Center, also known as The Drop will be open three days a week throughout the summer

Contact: Naaila Ahmad, Program Supervisor, Summit County Youth and Family Services

Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY -- Beginning Tuesday, June 14 the Summit County Teen Center, also known as The Drop will be op...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Community Invited to Volunteer and Care Fair on June 14

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Event held at the Summit County Community and Senior Center will celebrate the Livable Community Plan and provide resources for all ages

Contact: Lizzie Meyer, Senior Services Program Coordinator, Summit County Community and Senior Center

 Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY -- Community Members are invited to attend the Summit County Liva...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 1, 2022

2022 Summit County Library Summer Reading Program is all about the Ocean

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Summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore and it's not just about books either

Contact: Stephanie Ralph, Summit County Library Director, 970-668-4282

SUMMIT COUNTY – The 2022 Summit County Library Reading Program will commence on June 6 with a focus on the Ocean. Summit County Library has been putting on a Summer Reading pr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 25, 2022

CDPHE Provides Access to Telehealth Options for Fast Access to COVID-19 Treatments

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Telehealth provides over the phone access to treatment, no high-speed internet required

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On May 24, 2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) identified certain telehealth services that offer same-day or next-day appointments ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 24, 2022

CDC Approves Additional Dose of Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

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Summit County parents can begin scheduling vaccination appointments

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY -- On May 19, 2022, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved a third (booster) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 year...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 21

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Free drop-off event Saturday for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals

Editor's Note: THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST.

Contacts: Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), 970-468-9263, aaron.byrne@summitcountyco.gov

Lisa Hueneke, High Country Conservation Center, 97...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Legislative Changes Affect Local Property Taxes Due in 2023

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ContactFrank Celico, Summit County Assessor: 970-453-3480

SUMMIT COUNTY - All Summit County property owners were mailed a Notice of Valuation (NOV) on May 2. A longform version of the NOV and other helpful information, including videos explainin...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Parking Reservations Begin June 1; Shuttle System Begins June 15

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Visitors will be Required to Purchase a Shuttle Ticket or Reserve a Parking Spot to Visit Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Trails

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The second year of the Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch pilot program will begin on June 1. This program is a continuation of last year’s ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Tenmile Canyon Recpath Open for 2022 Season

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With the exception of the Vail Pass and Fremont Pass Recpath, all sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed and open to the public

Contact: Allison Mitchell, Summit County Open Space & Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – All sections of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) are now open for the 2022 season, excluding Vail Pass and Fremont Pass. On Monday, May 9, the...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Summit County Elections Division to Mail Ballots to All Active Registered Voters June 6

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Avoid waiting in line; deadline to register or update a record to receive a ballot by mail is June 20

Contact: Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk & Recorder, 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2022 Primary Election, the Summit County Clerk & Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their voter registrations are correct a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Summit County Notices of Valuation Mailed to Property Owners May 2

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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 Monday, May 2. Colorado law requires that all county assessors not...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff Season

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High water levels can pose hazards for property owners, boaters, children and pets

Contacts: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912; Nicole Valentine, Communications Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Waterways in and around Summit County can pose increased safety risks this time of year, as the spring snowmelt reache...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Summit County Focusing on Mental Health Awareness in May

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Board of County Commissioners wishes to improve public awareness of mental health resources and support

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – On April 26, 2022, the Summit County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Summit...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 25, 2022

CDPHE to Close Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site in Silverthorne

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The Mako COVID-19 testing site in Silverthorne will close April 30 as part of the Polis Administration’s testing transition plan; Frisco and Breckenridge testing sites will remain open

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – On April 6, 2022, CDPHE announced that the temporary Mako COVID-19 testing site located at the Silverthorne Recreation Center will close on April 30 as part of the Sta...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Summit Stage to Follow Decisions from TSA/FTA to no longer Require Masks on Public Transportation

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TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs

SUMMIT COUNTY – As a result of a court order, effective April 18, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) January 29, 2021 Order requiring masks on public transportation conveyances and at transportation h...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Summit County Recpath Open for 2022 Season

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New Fremont Recpath alignment will be fully open later this summer

Contact: Allison Mitchell, Summit County Open Space & Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2022 season.  The County’s Recpath network is now fully plowed, with th...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Board of Commissioners Invite Community to Celebrate National Public Health Week April 4-10

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Summit County Public Health celebrates what we know to be true: The places where we are, physically, mentally and societally affect our health and our lives during National Public Health Week

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY –The Summit County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming April 4-10, 2022 as National Public Health Week in Summit County in rec...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 31, 2022

CDC Allows for Fourth Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Doses for those Ages 50 and Older

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Moderna and Pfizer boosters available immediately for people age 50 and older; fifth dose available to immunocompromised individuals

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On March 29, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows for a fourth dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for people age 50 and olde...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Summit County Providing Free Covid-19 Test Kits to Community

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Free Covid-19 test kit program provides tests available for pickup throughout Summit County

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – In support of the United States Government’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, Summ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Summit County Plans Virtual Youth Summer Activities Fair

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Parents and caregivers invited to take advantage of resources to keep kids active over the summer

Contacts: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County Youth and Family Services will be holding a Virtual Youth Summer Activities Fair on Wednesday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The activities...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 24, 2022

The Summit County Library in Frisco to Reopen March 26

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The community is invited to attend the reopening which will include live music and children’s entertainment

Contact: Stephanie Ralph, Summit County Library Director

SUMMIT COUNTY -- Summit County Libraries will celebrate “The Next Chapter” in the story of its libraries, with the reopening of its Main Library in Frisco on Saturday, March 26 fr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Summit County to Implement Planned Winter Weather Road Closure on CR 503 Beginning at 4:00 PM Today

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CR 503 connecting Moonstone Rd from Town of Breckenridge to Boreas Pass Road will close at 4:00 PM preemptively today due to recent traffic incidents during winter weather conditions due to the grade of the road; homeowners will be permitted local access

Contact: Robert Jacobs, Road and Bridge Director, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – With winter weather conditions anticipated this evening, the Summit County Road and Bridge Department is planning preemptive road closure operations on CR ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Lease to Locals Housing Incentive Program Extended For Summer Season Through Dec. 2022

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More than 50 bedrooms converted from short-term to long-term since program start; NEW Landing Locals service simplifies home searching and matches tenants with properties

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLO. (March 16, 2022) — Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge announced today an extension of the Lease to Locals short-term rental conversion program through December 31, 2022. The program, which was originally set to expire in April...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 11, 2022

State Sponsored Vaccine Site to Close the End of March

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CDPHE sets goal of normalizing testing and connecting patients who test positive with access to therapeutics in the traditional medical system.

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health (SCPH) and CDPHE, will be moving away from offering COVID-19 vaccine opportunities 5 days a week and consolidating its vaccinati...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Board of Commissioners Pass Resolution in Support of Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

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Commissioners condemn attacks against Ukraine; strongly endorse severe economic sanctions and stringent export controls on Russia by the United States and other countries

Contacts: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on March 8, 2022, condemning attacks and aggression against Ukraine by Russia ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Summit County Provides Parents with Vaping Prevention Toolkit

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Online resources now available based on research with youth in Summit County

Contacts: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County Youth and Family, in partnership with Effct.org is proud to announce the launch of a Vaping Prevention Toolkit in order to provide parents a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Summit County Treasurer Reviews Portfolio to Align With State Sanctions

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County ESG Policy Preemptively Thwarts Russian Investments

Contact: Ryne Scholl, Summit County Treasurer

SUMMIT COUNTY (February 28) – The Summit County Treasurer’s office announced today that the office would require no action to align with Governor Polis’ financial sanctions against ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Summit County Awarded Statewide Transportation Demand Management Grant

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Quandary Peak Shuttle and Parking Pilot Program Recognized for Innovation in Giving Travelers More Choices Beyond Single-occupancy Vehicle Travel

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space and Trails Department was awarded the prestigious Statewide Transportation Demand Management Innovation Grant in the amoun...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Summit County Public Health Order Expires February 11

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Summit County Officials to let local public health order expire due to improving COVID-19 conditions

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department (SCPH) will allow the current public health order to expire due to a substantial decline in new COVID-19 cases an...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Community Members Invited to Participate in Open Space and Trails Master Plan

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Updates will be shared at virtual meeting on February 10

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County community is invited to participate in a virtual workshop to chart the future of open space and trails in Summit County. Join the pro...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Biden Administration Providing Free KN95 and Surgical Grade Masks to Summit County

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The free program builds upon state efforts to distribute millions of free masks to schools

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – In support of the State of Colorado’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in the mitigation of virus spread, the State o...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Temporary Main Library in Frisco to Close for February

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Hold Pickup Available in the County Commons Entrance

Contact: Stephanie Ralph, Summit County Library Director

The Summit County Main Library located in the County Commons in Frisco is wrapping up its renovation after 5 months of construction. In preparation for reopening, the current library space in the Buf...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Updated Summit County Public Health Order Removes Mask Mandate

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Masks will continue to be required only for ages 2-11 in K-12, camps, childcare, and indoor recreational settings

Editor's Note: This article was update on February 1, 2022 to reflect that masks are no longer required in Summit County Government offices and facilities.

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department updated the amended an...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 19, 2022

U.S. Postal Service Now Taking Orders for Free At-Home Coronavirus Test Kits

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Four free Covid-19 test kits per household available by ordering online

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY –The United States Postal Service announced that they have begun to take orders for free Covid-19 testing kits at COVIDtests.gov. Each household in the U.S. t...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Treasurer’s Office Completes Property Tax Notice Mailing

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Property owners urged to be on the lookout for property tax notices arriving this week

Contact: Ryne Scholl, Summit County Treasurer

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Treasurer’s Office has completed mailing property tax notices to over 38,000 owners for 2021 property taxes to be collected in 2022.

“By law, ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Summit County Forest Health and Fuels Cooperative Receives Chief’s Award

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Ceremony Recognizes Employees for Outstanding Contributions

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Forest Health and Fuels Cooperative Agreement team was honored along with the Colorado Fourteeners Program, as rec...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Board of Commissioners Proclaim January 2022 as National Radon Action Month

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Summit County Public Health and Environmental Health will offer free test kits during National Radon Action Month

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – On January 11, 2022, the Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed January 2022 as National Radon Action Month.  Summit County P...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Breckenridge COVID-19 Testing Site Moves to Colorado Mountain College

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Testing site located at Breckenridge Recreation Center moves to CMC and will reopen on Monday

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY –The Breckenridge Mako Covid-19 Testing Site that was operating at the Breckenridge Rec Center has closed and operations are being moved to Breckenridge Color...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

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Application deadline is 5 p.m., Monday January 31, 2022

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Planning Director, Summit County Government

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 sha...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available for Summit County Monday through Friday

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Online registration open for large booster clinic and vaccination clinics daily

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health, in partnership with CDPHE, will be offering additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the Summit County community startin...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 6, 2022

CDC Updates Booster Dose Timeline and Age Group Availability

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Pfizer boosters can now be given to ages 12 and up when eligible

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On January 5, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated guidance to recommend that anyone age 12 and up receive a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site Location to Open in Dillon Tomorrow

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Testing site operated by Affinity will be available Wednesdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. in the Dillon Marina parking lot

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced the temporary addition of a COVID testing location at the Dillon Marina starting on Jan. 5, in order to meet increased...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 3, 2022

More Contagious COVID-19 Omicron Variant Now Present in Summit County

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Community urged to take extra precautions and to get vaccinated and boosted

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – On December 29, 2021 Summit County Public Health officials received reports of 5 confirmed cases of Omicron from CDPHE, a more contagious strain of COVID-19. This confi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Summit County Updates Public Health Order to Include Indoor Mask Requirement

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Mask mandate applies to all regardless of vaccination status in indoor public places

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department updated the amended and restated standing local Public Health Order on Dec. 29 following an Emergency Board of Health meeting in light of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the county.  The u...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Summit County Public Health Reinstates Countywide Indoor Mask Mandate

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Mask mandate applies to all regardless of vaccination status to mitigate record high COVID transmission across the county

SUMMIT COUNTY, December 29, 2021 -- The Summit County Public Health Director, with support from the Board of Health (BOH) will reinstate a countywide indoor mask mandate today for all individuals in public areas, regardless of vaccination status. A new pu...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

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The current Summit County Public Health Order will be extended through January 31

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department extended the amended and restated standing local Public Health Order regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic toda...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 28, 2021

CDC Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for the General Population

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CDC’s updated recommendations for isolation and quarantine balance what is known about the spread of the virus with the protection provided by vaccination and booster doses

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY_-- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment updated guidance on Dec. 27 to match new recommendations from CDC regarding COVID-19 isolation and quaranti...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 27, 2021

Summit County Reaches Highest Transmission Rate to Date of COVID-19

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Public Health asks individuals to exercise caution, personal responsibility, and seek testing amidst record high COVID rates

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials confirmed record high COVID-19 transmission rates on Dec. 27, 2021.  Within the past week, Summit County experi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 21, 2021

More Contagious COVID-19 Omicron Variant Likely Causes Surge In Cases

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Community urged to take extra precautions and to get the booster vaccine as cases double in volume

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials suspect that the more contagious Omicron Variant, though not yet confirmed, is causing case surges in the county. &n...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Summit County Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence Elected to CCI Board

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Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence received the distinction of election to the Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) board by her peers in the mountain district. The CCI...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue Recognized by CCI for Outstanding Performance

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Colorado Counties, Inc. award tied to exemplary service on behalf of all counties

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY - Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) recognized Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue with the Freshman Commissioner of the Year Award for proven leadership confronting the chal...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Summit County Amends Local Public Health Order

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The Summit County Public Health Order encourages individuals and businesses to take additional mitigation measures due to hospital capacity concerns

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has amended the local Public Health Order to strongly encourage local businesses to take additional COVID mitigation measures thro...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Summit County Announces Death due to COVID-19

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34 year-old Summit County resident dies

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health reports the death of a 34-year-old male due to pneumonia from COVID-19 on November 16, 2021.  The individu...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Public Health Investigates Varicella Cluster

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Ten cases of Varicella Reported in Summit County

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has identified a cluster of varicella cases. Varicella, or more commonly, “chickenpox”, is a very contagiou...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Public Health Advisory for Summit County, COVID-19 Surge and Hospitalizations November 10, 2021

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Public Health Advisory for Summit County, 

COVID-19 Surge and Hospitalizations

November 10, 2021

Summit County Public Health is issuing this countywide advisory due to steadily increasing cases and a concern for hospital bed capacity statewide. Colo...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 3, 2021

CDC Approves Low-Dose Pfizer Vaccine for Children Ages 5-11

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Summit County parents can begin scheduling vaccination appointments today

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave a final approval for use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. This an...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Prescribed Pile Burning Planned at Wildernest-Mesa Cortina and B&B Mines Open Space

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Remaining slash piles created as part of the Mesa Cortina and Wellington Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects will be burned throughout the winter of 2021-2022 when conditions allow

Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department

SUMMIT COUNTY – With winter conditions setting in, Summit County Open Space and Trails, along with partners at the Town of Breckenridge, the Ember ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Summit Stage Buses Switch to Hourly Winter Schedule on Oct 31

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Contact: Chris Lubbers, Summit County Transit Director, 970-668-4161

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage buses will switch to a new hourly winter schedule beginning this Sunday, October 31. Passengers that regularly commute on the bus should make note o...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Summit County Public Health Provides Halloween Safety Tips

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Guidance on how to lower your risk and celebrate Halloween safely this year

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY-- Thanks to the COVID-19 vaccines, 83.7% of Summit County residents are now protected from the virus, however parents are cautioned to take steps to minimize risk duri...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

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The current Summit County Public Health Order will be extended through November 30

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has extended the current local Public Health Order through November 30. Masks continue to be required only for individuals ages 2...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 26, 2021

CDC Approves Booster Doses

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Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, or Pfizer boosters can now be given immediately to anyone eligible

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On October 21, 2021, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine booster dose...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Summit County Announces Death due to COVID-19

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72 year-old Summit County resident dies

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health reports the death of a 72 year old male due to COVID.  The individual had underlying conditions and was fu...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained

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Firefighters today declared the 86-acre Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained following additional moisture across the area over the past several days.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters today declared the 86-acre Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained following additional moisture across the area over the past several days.&...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Lease to Locals Housing Incentive Program Launches in Summit County

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Property owners invited to take advantage of up to $24,000 to convert their short-term rentals to longer-term rentals for the local workforce

Press Contact: Colin Frolich, (415) 250-5306

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLO. (Oct 13, 2021) — Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge today announced their partnership on a pilot incentive program to create new workforce rental-housing opportunities for ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Pile Burning Planned on Forest Service Lands in Eagle and Summit Counties

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Contact: David Boyd, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 319-4895

EAGLE, Colo. – Firefighters from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit may begin burning more than 6,000 slash piles when conditions allow this month in ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Community Members Invited to Participate in the Open Space and Trails Master Plan Process

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Online questionnaire will be available until October 31

Contact: Christine Zenel, Resource Specialist, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County is kicking off the development of an Open Space and Trails Master Plan by launching a public online questionnaire to gather input from the community. When complete, ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Public Health Investigates Summit Middle School COVID-19 Outbreak

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Thirteen Summit Middle School students test positive for COVID-19

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at Summit Middle School.  Currently, thirteen students have tested positive for t...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Approve Resolution in Support of Measure 6A

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Ballot Measure 6A would allow Summit Fire & EMS Fire Protection District to support wildland firefighting and other public programs

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to encourage voter support of Measure 6A, which would raise taxes in the Summit Fire & EMS Fire Protection District to continue funding for wildland firefigh...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Approve Resolution in Support of Measure 6B

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Ballot Measure 6B would continue the existing mill levy for the purpose of improving the quality and availability of affordable housing in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to encourage voter support of Measure 6B, which would authorize the twenty-year extension of the existing sales tax of six-tenths of one percent (0.6%) for the p...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 55% contained; Pre-evacuation orders lifted

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Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres

Oct. 4, 2021 4:30 p.m. 

Media Contact: Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS Community Resource Officer, slipsher@summitfire.org

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Pre-evacuation orders for the neighborhoods effected by the Ptarmigan fire were lifted M...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 20 percent contained

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Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres

Oct. 1, 2021 5 p.m.

Media Contact: Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS Community Resource Officer, slipsher@summitfire.org

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters working on the Ptarmigan Fire northeast of Silverthorne have created containment line ar...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Commercial Electric Bus and Van “Ride and Drive” Event

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Featuring Lightning eMotors e450 Shuttle Bus and eCargo Transit Van

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

Marcie Willard, Marketing Specialist, Lightning eMotors

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County businesses and organizations are invited to test drive a variety of electric commercial vehi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

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The current Summit County Public Health Order will be extended through October 31

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has extended the current local Public Health Order through October 31. Masks continue to be required only for individuals ages 2 &ndash...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Evacuation lifted; credentialed residents may return to their homes

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Fire is still active and poses a risk

Sept. 30, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Media Contact: Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS Community Resource Officer, slipsher@summitfire.org

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Yesterday evening Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that the Ptarmigan Fire evac...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Evacuation to be lifted 10 a.m. tomorrow; areas remain in pre-evacuation

Ptarmigan Fire Response Sept 29

The change is based on ground and aerial assessments of fire activity, as well as work firefighters were able to complete on the ground today.

Sept. 29, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – This evening Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that the evacuation order for Hamilton Creek and Angler Mou...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire still active despite rain

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Firefighters last night reported active fire throughout the night despite wetting rains, although the fire did not significantly grow.

Sept. 29, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters last night reported active fire throughout the night despite wetting rains, although the fire did not signi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Rains help firefighting efforts on Ptarmigan Fire

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Sept. 28, 2021 8 p.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Firefighters on the Ptarmigan Fire today continued to focus on using aerial resources to keep the fire from moving downhill ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2021

More resources arriving at Ptarmigan Fire

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Sept. 28, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Media Contact: David Boyd, Forest Service Public Affairs Officer, 970 319-4895

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Additional firefighting resources have been arriving at the Ptarmigan Fire northeast of Silverthorne.

Firefighters today will focus...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Silverthorne

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A vigorous aerial attack has prevented fire from reaching developed areas

Contact: Steve Lipsher, Community Resource Officer, Summit Fire and EMS

A wildfire on Ptarmigan Mountain east of Silverthorne prompted the mandatory evacuation of one neighborhood Monday afternoon and spurred a robust aerial attack as firefighters scramble...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 24, 2021

CDC Approves Pfizer Booster Shot for At-Risk Individuals

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Eligible individuals should reach out to their healthcare provider or local pharmacy to schedule a booster vaccine appointment

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On September 24, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for peop...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 15, 2021

STR Moratorium for Unincorporated Summit County to Take Effect Friday

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Purpose is to halt the loss of housing to short-term rentals; allow time to examine data to take a surgical approach to code amendments

SUMMIT COUNTY -- The Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution on Sept. 14, 2021, imposing a temporary moratorium on the submission, acceptance, processing, and approval of any application for a license related to the operation of a short-term vac...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Summit County Elections Division to Mail Ballots to All Active Registered Voters Oct. 8

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Avoid polling center lines; deadline to register or update a record to receive a ballot by mail is Oct. 25

Contact: Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk & Recorder, 970-453-3471

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2021 Coordinated Election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to check that their voter registrations are correct ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Free, Outdoor Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at the Frisco Adventure Park

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Featuring a plug-in electric Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen ID.4

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

Jess Hoover, Climate Action Director, High Country Conservation Center

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents and employees are invited to test drive a variety of new ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Improvements to Start Wednesday, September 8

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A detour around construction will be available weekdays for cyclists and pedestrians

Contact: Allison Mitchell, Summit County Open Space & Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – Beginning September 8, 2021, the Dillon Dam portion of the Summit County paved Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) will be closed for a few weeks for shoulder inst...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 3, 2021

CDPHE to Close Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site in Breckenridge

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The Mako COVID-19 Testing Site at Breckenridge Recreation Center will close September 7 in order to move resources to another county

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – CDPHE announced today that the temporary Mako COVID-19 Testing Site located at the Breckenridge Recreation Center will close on September 7 in order to redeploy resour...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

The current Summit County Public Health Order will be extended through September 30

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has extended the current local Public Health Order through September 30. Masks continue to be required only for individuals ages 2 – 11 yea...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Summit County Announces Death with COVID-19

Summit County Public Health

37 year-old Summit County resident dies

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner has confirmed the death of a Summit County resident.

A 37-year-old Summit man died August 17 at his residence. The man tested p...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Summit County Focuses on Suicide Prevention

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Board of Commissioners Designate September as Suicide Prevention Month

Contacts: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY- The Summit County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution today designating September 2021 as Suicide Prevention Month in recognition of the pr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 24, 2021

FDA Gives Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people ages 16 and up

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people ag...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Recpath Maintenance Projects Slated for late August and September

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Crews will be colorizing the Recpath along Huron Rd and Dillon Dam Rd; continuing shoulder work

Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department

SUMMIT COUNTY –  Several Recpath improvement projects are slated to start in the next month. Beginning Tuesday, August 24, red bike lane c...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Climate Models Show Summit County Getting Hotter and Dryer in the Future

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Rocky Mountain Climate Organization modelling predicts Summit County will be hotter and receive less Precipitation Due to Ongoing Climate Change

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Hotter, dryer weather is in Summit County’s future according to recently released climate models from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 19, 2021

CDPHE Advises Vaccination Providers to Give Additional Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

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Summit County will begin administering additional doses of COVID vaccine to protect immunocompromised individuals

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY- On August 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended Emergency Use Authorizations for both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow for the use...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 19, 2021

August is Child Support Awareness Month in Colorado

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Summit County Child Support Services will hold an outreach event on August 24

Contacts: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government 

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County Child Support Services will hold an outreach event on August 24 in honor of Child Support Awareness Month in Colorado. The event will be hel...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Summit County Adds Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site Locations

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Mako Medical operates testing sites at Breckenridge and Silverthorne Recreation Center parking lots starting August 16

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced the temporary addition of Covid testing locations at the Breckenridge and Silverthorne Recreation Center lots...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Main Library in Frisco to Begin Renovation

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Satellite Library will Open in County Commons Through 2021

Contact: Sarah Hulsey, Summit County Library Operations Manager, 970-668-4130

The Summit County Main Library located in the County Commons in Frisco will be undergoing a renovation beginning September 2021 and continuing through 2022. The current library s...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreaks

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CDPHE Outbreak Definition Changes, however Outbreaks at Local Businesses are on the rise

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY - Reported outbreaks in Summit County initially saw a marked decrease following the change in Outbreak Definition by CDPHE on June 1, 2021, which changed the requiremen...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Summit County to Require Masks in County Buildings Beginning August 16

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Mandatory mask policy in county offices a response to rising COVID case numbers

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY - County Officials made the decision to require masks in all Summit County Offices following the Board of Health Meeting on Tuesday August 9.  The mask requirement applie...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event August 28

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Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals

 Contacts: Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), 970-668-4295; Lisa Hueneke, High Country Conservation Center, 970-668-5703

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event August 28....

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 7, 2021

Air Quality Health Advisory in Effect for Wildfire Smoke

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Areas of moderate to heavy smoke expected through at least Sunday morning

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY –  Summit County air quality is being impacted due to heavy smoke from California wildfires. Widespread smoke has been observed across the County Saturday,...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Alpine Inn Affordable Housing Applications Open August 2

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Furnished units will be move-in ready for local workforce housing

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Alpine Inn, which was recently leased by Summit County for conversion into affordable workforce housing, will be ready for move-in on August 9. Applications for the rooms wi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

The current Summit County Public Health Order will be extended through August 31

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has extended the current local Public Health Order through August 31. Masks continue to be required only for individuals ages 2 &...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Restoration on Swan River Reach B Occurring Now through October

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Heavy equipment will be working along Tiger Road through the end of the construction season

Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department

 SUMMIT COUNTY – On July 26, contractors working for Summit County and Town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Departments initiated work to rest...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted Due to Recent Rain

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Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted to lift Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Summit County, effective today, July 30 at 12:01 a.m. The board passed a resolution ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Settler’s Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project to Begin August 2

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A Summit County Open Space and Trails saw crew will be felling and piling dead and diseased trees for three weeks in East Keystone

Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails Department 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting August 2, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department, with partners from the Colorado State Forest Servi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Flash Flooding Causes Mudslides in Summit County

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Recreation Path, Half a Mile West of Officers Gulch (MM198), Tenmile Canyon and Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP)/Landfill Closed Due to Flash Flooding and Mudslides

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY –Summit County Open Space and Trails Department has closed the recreation path in Tenmile Canyon, at mile marker 198, due to a mudslide that occurred at approxi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Quandary Peak Parking Reservations and Shuttle Begin July 30

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Visitors to Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch Trail Areas will be Required to Reserve Parking Online or Use the Free Shuttle from Breckenridge

Contacts: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – Beginning July 30, hikers to Quandary Peak and McCullough Gulch trailheads will be required to take the free shuttle or reserve a parking space. Thes...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Summit County Rescinds Covid-19 Local Disaster Emergency Declaration

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Due to declining case numbers and continued uptake in vaccinations, local disaster emergency Declaration is rescinded

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY- On March 5, 2020, Summit County Public Health confirmed its first case of COVID-19 within Summit County and since that time, Summit County has seen over 3,700 cases to ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summit County Air Quality

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Smoke may pose health concerns for certain individuals

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY –  Summit County air quality is being impacted due to wildfire activity in surrounding areas, including the Morgan Creek wildfire in Routt County along with several other in-s...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Summit County Amends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

The Public Health Order has been updated to align with the new state order and includes mask requirements for children

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health amended the local Public Health Order on Wednesday July 7 to align with the most recent CDPHE Public Health Order.  Locally masks ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 7, 2021

More Contagious COVID-19 Delta Variant Now Present in Summit County

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Community urged to take extra precautions and to get vaccinated

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials confirmed this week that the Delta Variant, a more contagious strain of COVID-19, is present in the county. One Summit County resi...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Summit County Moves to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Open fires continue to be prohibited, including campfires, bonfires, and fireworks

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted today to move Summit County from the current Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective at ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 6, 2021

Summit County Residents Test Positive for Covid-19 Variants

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Community urged to take extra precautions to protect against these strains

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials confirmed Thursday that the more contagious variant strains of the COVID-19 virus are now present in the county. Two Summit County resident...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 3, 2021

State Releases COVID-19 Dial 2.0

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Changes to dial framework will go into effect on Saturday

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Gov. Jared Polis announced today that the State is introducing a new version of the COVID-19 dial framework, Dial 2.0 which will go into effect tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:0...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Creating a Safe Super Bowl LV Experience

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Summit County residents are asked to take extra safety measures during Super Bowl LV to prevent the spread of COVID-19

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents are being asked to take extra safety measures during the Super Bowl this year to protect themselves and family members, while preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

Studies show that gatherings are th...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Summit County Expands 5 Star Program Allowances

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Alcohol consumption cut-off time moved to 10 p.m. for certified restaurants

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health will now allow alcoholic beverage sale and consumption in 5 Star Certified restaurants up until 10 p.m. This is a change over the previous cut-off ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

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Includes Updates to Requirements for Short-Term Lodging Operations

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Wednesday. The new order includes updates to requirements for short-term lodging operations to s...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Summit County New Commissioners Sworn in

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Beginning of a new era in Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY – The morning of Tuesday, Jan. 12 was a turning point for the Summit County Board of County Commissioners as three new commissioners were among elected officers sworn in. Tamara Pogue and Josh Blanchard will both be serving their f...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available this Week for Summit County Residents 70 Years and Older

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Online registration opens at 2 p.m. today for appointments this week

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health, in partnership with Safeway, City Market, and the Summit Community Care Clinic will be offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to Summit County residents ages 70 and older this week. Online registr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Summit County Announces Plan to Prioritize Full Time Residents in Vaccine Distribution Process

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The county will receive additional doses of COVID vaccine in order to serve all residents in prioritized populations

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced plans Thursday to prioritize its drive-through clinic vaccination site for full time residents and provide vaccination opportunities through partners such as Safeway and City Market for other...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 7, 2021

State Updates Vaccination Guidance for Adults 70 Years and Older

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Summit County part time residents and property owners will now be eligible to receive vaccine

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), advised public health officials Wednesday that it will no longer restrict allocation of vaccine to counties based on 2018 census data for population. The state has...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available for Summit County Residents 70 Years and Over

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Online registration opens today for appointments this week

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health, in partnership with Safeway and City Market, will be offering additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments to Summit County residents ages 70 and older this week. Online registration will open at 4pm ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 4, 2021

County to Use SC Alert for COVID-19 Vaccine Signup Notifications

Register for Summit County Alert

Summit County residents and workers are encouraged to subscribe to community notifications at SCAlert.org

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced Monday that it will begin using the Summit County Alert community notification system (SC Alert) to inform the public of all COVID-19 vaccination opportunities via phone, text and/or email.

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Governor to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions in Summit County

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All Level Red counties will move to Level Orange on Monday, Jan. 4

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

Editor's Note: This article was updated on Jan. 4 to reflect updated information from CDPHE that Five Star Certified businesses will be able to operate under the le...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 30, 2020

State Issues New Guidance Allowing Adults 70 Years and Older to Receive Vaccine

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Summit County residents 70 years and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced Wednesday that individuals ages 70 and older will now be included in Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan for Colorado.

Earlier today, S...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

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47-year-old Summit County resident dies of respiratory failure due to COVID-19

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Summit County Public Health have confirmed the fourth death from COVID-19 of a Summit County resident.

A 47-year-old Summit County man died Decemb...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Summit County Residents 70 Years and Older

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Online registration opens today for appointments Dec. 31 through Jan. 2

Editor's Note: This article was updated following the Governor's announcement that the age group 70 years and older would be prioritized for vaccination in Colorado. Summit County will be following this guidance.

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

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Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29

Contact: April Kroner, Planning Director

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Preserves Historic Ida Belle Mine Property

Ida Belle Mine sits adjacent to Keystone Resort in the White River National Forest

The acquisition protects 60 acres of wildlife habitat and historical resources adjacent to Keystone Resort

Contact: Brian Lorch, Director of Open Space & Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County acted to preserve a chapter of local history this month, acquiring the 60-acre Ida Belle Mine property adjacent to Keystone Resort, between Jones Gulch and In...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Summit County to Open 5 Star Program to Fitness Centers

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Gyms, yoga studios and other personal recreation businesses that implement added infection-prevention measures are eligible to apply, starting Monday

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health will open its 5 Star Business Certification Program to yoga studios, gyms, fitness centers, dance studios and other personal recreation businesses,...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 22, 2020

County Open Space Program Celebrates Success in Uniquely Challenging Year

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Summit County protects 125 acres, expands paved and natural surface trails system and implements stewardship activities on open space properties

Contact: Christine Zenel, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4061

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Summit County Receives 5 Star Program Approval from State

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Restaurants that complete the application and certification process may open immediately

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health received approval for the county’s 5 Star Program variance request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Friday. The highly anticipated approval will allow res...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Summit County Launches 5 Star Program

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Restaurants are encouraged to apply for 5-Star certification by 10 am Friday

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health launched its 5 Star Business Certification Program application process Thursday, in cooperation with the towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne. The program aims to allow indoor dining ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Summit County Extends Public Health Order through January 19

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Includes Requirements for Businesses under Summit County 5 Star Certification Program

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Wednesday. The new order includes requirements for businesses that receive 5 Star program certif...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 15, 2020

New Report Gleans Lessons Learned From Toxic Mine Cleanup

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A diverse stakeholder group worked together for two decades to overcome barriers in liability, funding and access to improve water quality in one of Colorado’s most impaired watersheds

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space and...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Vail Health COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in Breckenridge

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Testing available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients by appointment

Breckenridge, CO (December 11, 2020) ? Effective Monday, December 14, residents and visitors in Breckenridge will now have more convenient access to COVID-19 testing, as the Vail Health testing site previously located in Frisco relocates to the S...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Breckenridge Grand Vacations

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Sales team reports 16 cases; all positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Summit County Public Health and Partners Plan for Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Summit County is preparing for many possibilities as it awaits FDA authorization of COVID-19 vaccine

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center (SASMC), is making pla...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Summit County Announces Small Business Grant Program

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Summit County has allocated $250,000 in assistance to businesses in unincorporated areas of the county

Contact: Martina Ferris, Finance Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County announced a second round of funding in its business assistance grant program to provide financial support to local businesses struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pand...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Summit Stage Hosts Open House on Future of Transit

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Community members can weigh in on the next five years of public transit service during a virtual open house Dec. 9

Contact: Chris Lubbers, Summit County Transit Director, 970-668-4161

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents are invited to attend a virtual open house on the future of local public transit at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9. Summit Stage staff will pr...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 2, 2020

CDC Announces Options to Reduce Quarantine Duration

Stay home if sick

A 14-day quarantine is still best, but many asymptomatic close contacts now have the option to end quarantine after seven or 10 days

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health, in accordance with guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is adopting options...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Pile Burn Planned at Wildernest-Mesa Cortina Open Space

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Slash piles from the Mesa Cortina Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project will be burned mid-December; residents invited to virtual community meeting Dec. 1

Contact: Jordan Mead, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space and Trails

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space & Trails Department has contracted with wildland fire professionals at the Forest Stewards Guild to plan and perform p...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

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71-year-old Summit County resident dies of respiratory failure due to COVID-19

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and Summit County Public Health have confirmed the third death from COVID-19 of a Summit County resident.

A 71-yea...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Moves Summit County to Level Red: Severe Risk of COVID-19

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Gatherings among multiple households prohibited starting 5 p.m., Friday; restaurants closed to indoor dining starting 5 p.m., Sunday

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended public health order Friday after consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Envir...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Summit County Encourages Residents to Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely at Home

Thanksgiving at home

In-person celebrations should be with immediate household only; families encouraged to connect online and via phone

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials are encouraging residents to celebrate Thanksgiving safely at home amidst the pandemic by limiting in-person ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Summit County to Hold Town Hall Thursday on Level Red Restrictions

Summit County is in Level Red on the state dial

Community members are invited to get updates and details on the state's new public health order

*Note: This article was updated on Nov. 19 to reflect an updated timeline on new restrictions. Summit County will be moved into Level Red at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. Restaurants will be closed to indoor dining beginning 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. Outdoor di...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

Maintain physical distance

Critical retail businesses limited to one person per 100 square feet; restaurants and bars must cease alcohol sales and onsite consumption by 9:30 p.m.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended Public Health Order Friday to clarify occupancy limits in critical retail businesses and further tigh...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Public Health Investigates Outbreak at Breckenridge Elementary

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Two students confirmed positive; all positive cases have been isolated and known close contacts have been quarantined

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SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Publ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Local Fire Restrictions

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With snow on the ground, fire danger has finally subsided in an exceptionally long, dry and destructive wildfire season in Colorado

Contact: Karn Stiegelmeier, Chair, Board of County Commissioners

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 2 fire restrictions in Summit C...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 10, 2020

County and Towns Kick off "Spread the Warmth" Winter Campaign with a Coffee Shop Drink Card

Spread the warmth

"As the weather gets colder, let's be warmer." This winter, the Towns and the County, in partnership with Building Hope, encourage residents to spread warmth, not COVID, by inspiring acts of kindness across the community.

Contact: Haley Littleton, Communications at Town of Breckenridge, 864-704-0380

SUMMIT COUNTY – The past several months have been difficult for the Summit County community. As we turn towards winter, all of the Towns and Summit County Gov...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 8, 2020

Public Health Investigates Second Outbreak at Frisco Elementary

Get tested if sick

Two students confirmed positive; all positive cases have been isolated and known close contacts have been quarantined

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SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Public Health Investigates Outbreak at Frisco Elementary

Get tested if sick

One teacher and two students confirmed positive; all positive cases have been isolated and known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit School District, is investigating an out...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 6, 2020

State Moves Summit County to Level Orange: High-Risk Safer at Home

Summit County Public Health

All businesses reduced to 25 percent capacity; late-night gatherings prohibited

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended Public Health Order Thursday after consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Env...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Summit County Expands COVID-19 Testing Capacity

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Public Health partners with CDPHE, Vail Health, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, and Arapahoe Basin to provide additional testing locations

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has announced a partnership with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) to provide an additional tes...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Vail Health, Summit County and Breckenridge Grand Vacations partner to offer COVID-19 Testing

Vail Health Testing Site

Vail Health, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), Town of Frisco and Arapahoe Basin, will begin offering COVID-19 testing for Summit County residents.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

VAIL, CO – Vail Health, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), Town of Frisco and Arapahoe Basin, will begin offering...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Public Health to Streamline COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting

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Officials will discontinue individual outbreak press releases and concentrate resources on online reporting and video updates

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department has decided to discontinue publishing individual press releases on outbreaks in the county, and instead ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Public Health Investigates Athletics Outbreak at Summit High School

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Two cases reported among basketball players; all positive cases have been isolated and known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Fremont Pass Recreational Pathway Project Reaches Major Milestone

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Installation of a new crossing of Highway 91 near Copper Mountain and Climax Mine signifies a major step forward for the Fremont Recpath Project 

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Summit County Given One Week to Improve Numbers to Avoid Moving to Level 3 on State Dial

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Amended Public Health Order imposes limitations on events as county seeks to avoid state imposed restrictions

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended Public Health Order Thursday after consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Env...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Virtual Business Forum Scheduled for October 30

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Navigating through COVID - What do the new mitigation measures mean for your business?

Contact: April Kroner, Summit County Planning Director

SUMMIT COUNTY– Summit County Government and the Summit Chamber of Commerce recognize the significant impacts to the local economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges face...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Advanced Dermatology

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Frisco location reports two cases among staff; all positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak among High School Students due to Parties

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Public Health reports twenty-two cases among students; evidence suggests transmission occurred through parties and gatherings

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Little Red SchoolHouse

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Breckenridge preschool reports two cases among staff; all positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Public Health Order Includes Limitations for Gatherings, Businesses, Bars and Restaurants

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Amended order imposes stricter mitigation measures as county seeks to avoid state imposed restrictions

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended Public Health Order Friday after consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Envir...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Amended Public Health Order Mandates Bars and Restaurants Cease Alcohol Sales, Consumption at 10p.m.

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County officials seek to discourage mingling while Summit County stands in danger of entering Safer at Home Level 3

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended public health order Thursday. The new Public Health Order included an update that bars and restaurant...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Dillon Dam Brewery

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Dillon business reports two cases among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak from Sun Logic Social Gathering

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Summit County residents test positive after traveling together; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Cornerstone Real Estate Rocky Mountains

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Breckenridge business reports two cases among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 13, 2020

CO 91 to be Closed at Copper Mountain Oct. 29

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Please note that this version has been updated with a revised CO 91 closure date of October 29.

Pedestrian bridge placement will require an overnight highway closure; access to I-70 from Leadville will be detoured through Minturn

Contact: Jason Lederer, Open Space & Trails Department, 970-668-4213 

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Summit County Government

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Summit County reports two positive cases among employees in a department; all positive cases have been isolated and all close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Jason Lederer, Public Information Officer, Summit County Government

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at UPS

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Silverthorne UPS branch reports four cases among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Summit County Hosts Flu Vaccination Drive

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Flu vaccine will be provided free of charge to community members; clinic to serve as point of distribution test for future COVID-19 vaccine

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department will be offering two drive thru vaccination clinics to the community on Oct. 10 and Oct 21. All communit...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Ollie’s

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Breckenridge restaurant reports two cases among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

Please note that this press release has been updated on Oct. 13 to include additional information obtained on a social gathering held at Ollie’s Pub & Grub in ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Summit County Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely this Halloween

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County encourages residents to avoid large gatherings; cautions about the timing of resorts opening and post-holiday spikes in case numbers

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department is urging residents to celebrate Halloween a bit differently this year, emphasizing that during the COVID-19 pande...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Downstairs at Eric’s

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Breckenridge restaurant reports two cases among employees; all close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Briar Rose Chophouse

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Breckenridge restaurant reports two cases among employees; all close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Summit County Hosts Virtual Town Hall

Downtown Breckenridge

Members of the community are invited to hear updates from public health

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Public Health

WHAT: Members of the community are invited to join a Virtual Town Hall on navigating COVID-19. There will be a short presentation by Summit County Public Health, with the opportunity to a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Summit County Lifts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Smokey Bear says, "You can help." One less spark, one less wildfire.

Recreational fires are allowed on private property only in permitted fire devices

Contact: Scott Vargo, County Manager

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners lifted Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, effective Friday, Oct. 2. The commissioners enacted the change during a special meeting Thursday afternoon, in recogni...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Summit County Extends Public Health Order

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County extends Public Health order through the end of October, no updates have been made

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an extended public health order Wednesday. The new Public Health Order contains no changes from the previous ord...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Aspen Trees to Protect Communities from Wildfire

Barney Ford Open Space in summer, with a view of Breckenridge ski area in the background.

Summit County, Town of Breckenridge and The Nature Conservancy launch new wildfire mitigation project

Contact

  • Lindsay Schlageter, The Nature Conservancy, 612-968-3141
  • Anne Lowe, Town of Breckenridge, 970-547-3155
  • Brian Lorch, Summit County Open Space, brian.lorch@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge, Summit County a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 26, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Mountain Temp Services and Ardani Inc.

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Staffing agency and cleaning company report three cases among employees working at the same job site; all known positive cases have been isolated

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from Vacasa

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Summit County Commits to 100% Clean Vehicle Future

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During National Electric Drive Week, Summit is recognized as a leader in zero-emission transportation goals

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – As National Electric Drive Week kicked off in Colorado, the Summit County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution committing the community to 100 percent zero-emission vehicles in the...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Summit Middle School

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Two cases reported among staff members; all cases have been isolated and close contacts have been quarantined

Contacts: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health; Mikki Grebetz, Communications Coordinator, Summit School District

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado D...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Mountain Lyon Cafe

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Silverthorne restaurant reports two cases among employees and has temporarily closed

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

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Summit County Commissioners encourage 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 to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County Tuesday. In doing so, the board joins with individuals an...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Summit County Ranks Among Top 10 Healthiest Communities

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Summit County Recognized as Ninth Overall Among Nation’s 2020 Healthiest Communities by U.S. News & World Report

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has been recognized as the No. 9 overall ranking in the country by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Found...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at BHH Partners

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Local architecture and planning firm reports six cases among staff members and has temporarily closed its office

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Elections Office to Mail Ballots to Voters Week of Oct. 12

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Voters can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by verifying registration addresses in advance and using free ballot drop boxes; the deadline to register or update a record to receive a ballot by mail is Oct. 26

Contact: Kathy Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder, 970-453-3471 

SUMMIT COUNTY – In preparation for the 2020 general election, the Summit County Clerk and Recorder is encouraging voters to verify that their voter registrations are up...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 16, 2020

CDPHE Announces New Dial Framework for Reopenings

CDPHE Dial

Summit County is in the Safer at Home Level 2 of reopening, with good performance in positivity and hospitalization data

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released its new COVID-19 dial framework on Tuesday, September 15, showing that Summit Co...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Target

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Three cases reported among employees; all known positive cases have been isolated

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Detour Starts Monday, September 28

Dillon Dam Road Recpath

A four-week detour will accommodate shoulder maintenance in the section that parallels Dillon Dam Road

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY - Starting Monday, Sept. 28, a Summit County Recreational Pathway (Recpath) detour will be in place weekdays, excluding holidays, along a section of the Dillon Reserv...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Breckenridge Rental Unit

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Two cases reported among attendees of Labor Day weekend party hosted at a short-term vacation rental unit; all known positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Summit County Opens Shooting Range to Law Enforcement

Shooting range entrance

The Summit County Shooting Range will be open for law enforcement training activities but remains closed to the general public

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has granted permission for local law enforcement training activities to take place at the Summit County Shooting Range in Keystone. The range has been fully closed sin...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Labor Day is the Last Hoorah for Summer, Not for the Coronavirus

Family having a BBQ

Summit County data shows safety strategies are working, but the community must remain vigilant over the holiday weekend

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Labor Day weekend is a crucial time to keep the coronavirus under control. Local public health officials are offering the Summit County community b...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Summit County Reminds Residents to Recreate Responsibly and #CareForColorado

Parkville

Summit County joins state and federal partners in recognizing Care for Colorado Week, ahead of busy Labor Day weekend

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails

SUMIT COUNTY – Governor Polis has proclaimed Aug. 31 - Sept. 7 “Colorado Recreates Responsibly Week.” The Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Parks an...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Summit Stage Extends Evening Service Across Most Routes

A man wearing a mask steps onto a bus.

Summit Stage will add evening bus service across most Summit County routes to coincide with public health orders allowing restaurants to remain open until 11 p.m.

Contact: Teddy Wilkinson, 970-668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting Friday, Sept. 4, Summit Stage will extend evening bus service by about two hours across most major routes within Summit County.

“We hope extending our bus service to match t...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

Flu shot - CDC - kid and mom

County adds sixth Commitment to Containment, encouraging residents to get the flu vaccine

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended public health order Monday. The order includes an update to the Five Commitments to Containment, addi...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Summit County Public Health Director Recognized by CPHA for Outstanding Performance

Wineland

Colorado Public Health Association award tied to exemplary service in local public health agency located in a Colorado rural community

Contact: Sara Lopez, Summit County Public Health Nurse Manager

AURORA (Aug. 27, 2020) - The Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) in cooperation with The Colorado Health Foundation recognized Summit County Public Health Director, Dr. Amy Wineland with ...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day Sept 22

Bike to Work Day Aid Station

Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free light breakfast, virtual bike contests and a mini job fair

Contact: Christine Zenel, 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 2020 Bike to Work Day on Tuesday, Sept 22 ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Summit County and State to Continue COVID-19 Testing for Asymptomatic Individuals

Summit County logo

Local testing criteria remains the same despite updates to CDC testing guidelines

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) determined that t...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

BOCC Places Measures on Ballot to Stabilize County Services

SC Library

The ballot question would maintain current funding levels for existing programs by blocking state-imposed changes in assessed value calculations

Contacts:

Thomas Davidson, Board of County Commissioners, 970-333-9817

Scott Vargo, County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to place a measure on Summit County&rs...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Big Johnson Construction

Summit County logo

Three cases reported among employees; all positive cases have been isolated and close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Air Quality Health Advisory Continues for Wildfire Smoke

SC Smoke Aug 17

Additional wildfires reported impacting local air conditions; fire ban continues in Summit County

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator - Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued an air quality health advisory for wildfire smoke for Jackson, Grand, Summit, Clear C...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke

SC smoke

Affected area includes Summit County and neighboring counties

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator - Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued an air quality health advisory for wildfire smoke for Routt, Eagle, Jackson, Grand, S...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Summit County Enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Grizzly Creek Fire

All fires are prohibited on private property, in forest areas and in campgrounds

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners enacted Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, effective Friday, Aug. 14. The commissioners enacted the change during a special meeting Thursday, in rec...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summit County Air Quality

SC Air Quality

Smoke may pose health concerns for certain individuals, particularly during the pandemic

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator - Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY –  The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) issued an air quality health advisory for wildfire smoke in Summit County beginning ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Summit Chamber Hosts Business Leadership Forum with Summit County Public Health

A business has a sign in the shape of a heart that says, "hope."

Members of the business community are invited to hear from public health experts

Contact: Blair McGary, Executive Director, Summit Chamber, 970-485-0943 

WHAT: Members of the business community are invited to join a Business Leadership Forum on navigating COVID-19. There will be a short presentation by Summit County Public Hea...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Summit County Shooting Range Reduces Hours and Launches Sound Study

The Summit County Shooting Range

The increased popularity of recreational shooting has prompted noise concerns from adjacent neighborhoods

Contact: Aaron Byrne, Solid Waste Director, 970-668-4295 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has reduced the hours of operation and commissioned a sound study of the Summit County Shooting Range, on Landfill Road in Keystone. The range now op...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Summit County Recognized by CDHS for Outstanding Performance

A human services worker talks with a woman in an office.

Colorado Department of Human Services award tied to delivery of programs that help support Coloradans

Contact: Joanne Sprouse, Director, Summit County Human Services, 970-668-9174

DENVER (Aug. 4, 2020) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized Summit County for 2019 C-Stat Distinguished Performance. The county’s outstanding pe...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

New Data Provide Insights Into COVID-19 Activity Among Visitors

COVID-19 is present in the visitor population, but there is limited evidence of transmission to locals

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – St. Anthony Summit Medical Center shared newly compiled COVID-19 visitor data Tuesday with Summit County Public Health and other community leaders....

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Summit County Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Chart from the Dashboard showing daily positive cases

An expanded dataset and interactive charts provide new insights into local disease activity and reveal Summit County's performance against state benchmarks

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health launched an upgraded public display of COVID-19 case data on its website Friday. The County’s COVID-19 Case Data page now f...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended and Restated Public Health Order

Summit County logo

Guidance remains unchanged and aligns with state order

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated public health order Friday. The restated public health order contained no changes from t...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Breckenridge Terrace Apartments

Summit County logo

Five cases reported among community members of employee housing building; all positive cases have been isolated and close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Peak One Drive to Close for Construction

An electronic message board on Peak One Drive indicates an upcoming closure.

Drivers must use Highway 9 to travel between Summit County Commons and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Contact: Robert Jacobs, Road & Bridge Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – On Thursday, July 30, work will begin on the final phase of reconstruction of Peak One Drive between the Summit County Commons and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. The work on P...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Summit County Enacts Curfew for Restaurants and Bars

Summit County logo

Amended public health order closes bars and restaurants at 11 p.m., aiming to reduce mingling among patrons

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued a revised public health order Tuesday, enacting an 11 p.m. curfew for bars and restaurants across the county. The amended order contained no ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Summit County Library Reopens With Limited Hours

A container of hand sanitizer and a bowl of clean pens at the library entrance.

Summit County facilities begin gradual expansion of in-person services

Contact:

  • Stephanie Ralph, Director, Summit County Library, 970-668-4282
  • Molly Boyd, Director, Summit County Human Resources, 970-453-3459

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Library reopened to the public Monday, July 13, with limited hours. Patrons will...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 28, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Everyone to Hide It, Lock It, or Lose It!

Don't be a victim, protect your belongings by removing valuables and locking your vehicle.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  June 28, 2022                                  &nbs...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Brings Pretrial Services to Summit County

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, was a historic day for the Summit County community, as the Summit County Sheriff's Office Pretrial Services program began.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  June 8, 2022                                   ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Deputy Receives Law Enforcement Champion Award

Summit County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy Andrew Hinman was awarded a Law Enforcement Champion Award from MADD Colorado and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  June 2, 2022                                   ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Welcomes New School Resource Officer

Summit County Sheriff's Office New School Resource Officer aims at building positive relationships.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  May 26, 2022                                   &nbs...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Standoff In Dillon Valley Ends with Sheriff's Deputies Taking Wanted Felon into Custody

Standoff In Dillon Valley Ends with Summit County Sheriff's Deputies Taking Wanted Felon into Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  May 11, 2022                                   &nbs...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Sheriff FitzSimons Announces County Sheriffs Of Colorado Scholarship Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  May 9, 2022                                    ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Summit County Resident Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  April 25, 2022                                   &n...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons: "Colorado Needs Better Fentanyl Legislation"

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons provides a commentary regarding the fentanyl crisis in Colorado and House Bill 22-1326.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 23, 2022

Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer

970-423-8901

Chrisitne.Duplan@summit...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Announces Scholarship Recipient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  April 4, 2022                                   &nb...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Avalanche On Highway 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  March, 23, 2022                                   &...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Inclement Weather and Bad Behavior

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  March 7, 2022                                   &nb...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Sheriff's Office Investigating Report of Impersonator

The Summit County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a ski patrol impersonator following a female minor at Copper Mountain.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  January 27, 2022                                   &...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Sheriff's Office Winter Operations

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Sheriff FitzSimons discusses Winter Operation procedures at December's "A Fresh Ground Cup of Conversation."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date:  December 16, 2021 

Contact: Christine.Duplan, (970) 423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons provided a behind the scenes look into the Sheriff’s Office Winter Operation proc...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Pet and Livestock Owners Need Animal Evacuation Plans

If you currently do not have an evacuation plan for you and your animals, please make one.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  August 17, 2020

Contact: Jesslyn Swirka, (970) 668-4192

Wildfire season is in full swing and with many large fires burning it creates a lot of smoke, concern, and need for an evacuation pla...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to Report Suspicious Behavior & Lock Up Vehicles & Valuables

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public of the importance to continue being the Eyes and Ears in the community and in their neighborhood.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  July 23, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS THE PUBLIC TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR 

AND 

LOCK UP VEHICLES AND VALUABLES

  &a...

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