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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: December 2, 2020

Treasurer’s Office Completes Summit County Divestment from Fossil Fuels

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Sale of Exxon shares in accordance with new County investment strategy

Contact: Ryne Scholl, Treasurer and Public Trustee

SUMMIT COUNTY – In accordance with Summit County’s recently-adopted Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policy for investment, the Treasurer’s Office has completed the ...

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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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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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Posted on: November 20, 2020

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

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

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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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

Contacts

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Local Fire Restrictions

Wildfire in a conifer forest.

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

Contacts

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

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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

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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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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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Posted on: November 4, 2020

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

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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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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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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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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Healing'

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A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists through January 2021

Contact: Karen LeCocq, Art Forum Program Assistant

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum has a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. Healing: Restoration, Repair, Regeneration, to Make Soun...

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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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Posted on: October 25, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Peak 8 Properties

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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: Michael Wurzel, Public Information Office, Summit County Government

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 ...

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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 21, 2020

Summit Stage Requests Community Feedback to Improve Transportation Service

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An online, transit survey takes about 5 minutes to fill out. This public input opportunity is available riders and non-riders until November 19.

Contacts: Chris Lubbers, Transit Director, 970-668-4161

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Stage public transit system released an electronic transit survey this morning in English and Spanish. The survey, open through November 19, will help the agency identify wa...

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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 

SUMMIT COUNTY — An ov...

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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

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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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination...

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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

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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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Summit County Opens Shooting Range to Law Enforcement

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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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Summit County Reminds Residents to Recreate Responsibly and #CareForColorado

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Summit Stage Extends Evening Service Across Most Routes

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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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Summit County Public Health Director Recognized by CPHA for Outstanding Performance

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day Sept 22

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 26, 2020

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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 26, 2020

BOCC Places Measures on Ballot to Stabilize County Services

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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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Air Quality Health Advisory Continues for Wildfire Smoke

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Summit County Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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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

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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

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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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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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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Summit County Enacts Curfew for Restaurants and Bars

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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

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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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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Summit County Expands Housing Helps

A condominium that has been deed restricted for local workers.

The County is seeking properties for workforce housing outside the Upper Blue Basin

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director, 970-409-8458

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is expanding the Housing Helps program to unincorporated areas of the Snake River, Lower Blue and Tenmile basins. After a successful launch in the Up...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Innovative Family Dental

Summit County Public Health

Dental practice reports two cases among staff members and has voluntarily 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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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summit County and Centura - St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Partner to Offer COVID-19 Testing

The Centura Center for Occupational Medicine in Frisco

Centura Health will provide COVID-19 testing at multiple locations; Summit County Public Health will fund mobile testing and cover all testing costs for uninsured individuals

Contacts: Centura Health: Brent Boyer; Summit County: Nicole Valentine

SUMMIT COUNTY ― Centura - St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and Summit County Public Health are partnering to offer widespread, no-cost COVID-19 testing in multiple locations throughout...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Summit Stage to Increase Capacity on Local and Commuter Transit Routes

A bus approaches the County Commons stop.

Summit Stage will increase its allowable bus capacity to 50 percent on all routes; masks are still required

Contact: Chris Lubbers, Transit Director, 970-668-4161, chris.lubbers@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Stage public transit system will increase the number of allowable riders on its buses from 10 passengers per bus to 50 percent of ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Summit County Breaks Ground on Dillon Valley Vistas Workforce Housing

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Housing authority will begin accepting applications July 1 for new energy-efficient townhomes in Dillon Valley

Contacts:

  • Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director: 970-409-8458
  • Blake Shutler, Summit Homes Construction LLC: 970-418-0066
  • Amy Priegel, Summit Combined Housing Authority Director: 970-668-4177

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and Summit Homes Const...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Colorado Public Health Order Allows Events, Residential Camps

Summit County Public Health

New guidance loosens restrictions on indoor and outdoor events, residential camps and bars

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an amended public health order Friday that allows for additional indoor and outdoor...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

County, Fire Districts Urge Caution and Diligence During Wildfire Season

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New unified fire code requires permits for all wood and charcoal fire devices on private property; Dillon Ranger District of White River National Forest has Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in place

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and local fire districts all urged caution as the community enters into wildfire season. The agencies emphasized that a new unified fire code requires p...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

Summit County Public Health

A 75-year-old Summit County resident had tested positive prior to his death

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator – Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office and Summit County Public Health have confirmed the second death from COVID-19 of a Summit County resident...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

A Commitment to Equity

Black Lives Matter

Let's lift our voices for an end to racial oppression

Contact: The Summit County Board of Commissioners: Karn Stiegelmeier, Thomas Davidson and Elisabeth Lawrence

SUMMIT COUNTY - Our nation and our community are facing tremendous stress, hardship and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic, it’s social a...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

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New guidance aligns with state, allowing additional activities with face coverings, physical distancing and other precautions

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced a revised public health order Friday, largely aligning with new state guidance that allows for additional activities, while maintaining a group...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Census Field Takers Resume Work in Summit County

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U.S. Census Bureau restarts field operations in Summit County, adhering to appropriate health and safety protocols and hiring field enumerators

Contact: Jason Lederer, 970-668-4213

SUMMIT COUNTY – The U.S. Census Bureau has resumed 2020 Census field operations in Summit County following a shut down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the phased restart of operations, the Cens...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Summit Stage Enhances Service Along Summit County and Commuter Routes

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Summit Stage will restore half-hourly service along most Summit County routes, restore service to Copper Mountain and Blue River, and enhance service along Park and Lake county commuter routes

Contact: Michael Chinn, (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting Monday, June 8, Summit Stage will increase service levels along major routes within Summit County, commuter routes to Park County and Lake County, and restore service to Blue River an...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Summit County OK's Partial Reopening for Summit County Restaurants, Ski Areas and Hotels

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Restaurants, private transportation services and ski areas are allowed to open May 27; hotels, motels and campgrounds June 1; all must ensure strict physical distancing

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended local public health order Tuesday evening, allowing the opening of Summit County restaurants, alpine ski areas and lodging businesses. The new order,...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

State OK's Partial Reopening for A-Basin, Denies Other Aspects of Variance Request

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The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will be allowed to open, with strict physical distancing and limits on skier numbers

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will allow the partial reopening of the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, effective Wednesday, May 27. The move was in response to Su...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

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

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Breckenridge restaurant reports four cases; restaurant has voluntarily closed; all positive cases have been isolated and 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), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Downst...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Summit County Clerk & Recorder Encourages Voting By Mail

COVID-19 Register Update

The 2020 primary election is June 30

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Elections Division of the Summit County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will mail primary ballots the week of June 8 to all Unaffiliated, De...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Summit County Announces Intent to Open Restaurants, Lodging

Entrance to a restaurant in Summit County.

Pending state approval, restaurants and lodging businesses will soon be allowed to open, with strict physical distancing requirements

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has announced its intent to allow the opening of restaurants and lodging businesses, pending approval from the State of Colorado. If the Colorado Department of Public ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Colorado Department of Human Services Extends Low-income Energy Assistance Program Beyond April 30

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Additional grant funding and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic lead to LEAP application deadline extension

Contact: Janet Wolfson, CDHS Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager, (970) 668-9716

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Human Services’ Low-income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, has extended its benefits beyond the...

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Posted on: May 17, 2020

Summit County Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Silverthorne Lowe’s

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Lowe’s reports three cases; all have been isolated and 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), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Lowe&a...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Tenmile Canyon Recpath Open for 2020 Season

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

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – With the exception of the Vail Pass Recpath, all sections of the Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) are now open for the 2020 season. On ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Summit County Chipping Program Returns June 15

CSU Extension

Free program helps residents and property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Contact: Dan Schroder, Director, Summit County CSU Extension, 970-668-4140

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is kicking off the 2020 Summit County Chipping Program on Monday, June 15. The free, award-winning program, now in its se...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Summit Stage Increases Limited Bus Service to Summit County, Lake County, and Park County

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Summit Stage will enhance existing modified schedule along Summit County routes and operate limited service to Park and Lake counties

Contact: Geoff Guthrie, Summit Stage/Transit Operations Manager. (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – On Monday, May 11, the Summit Stage will increase service levels on its spring 2020 limited public transit service along three fixed travel corridors w...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Summit County Provides Update on City Market Breckenridge COVID-19 Outbreak

Summit County Public Health

All positive cases have been isolated, close contacts have been quarantined; Summit County has conducted extensive testing of City Market employees

Contact: Julie Sutor, julie.sutor@summitcountyco.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has identified nine additional positive cases of COVID-19 among employees at City Market in Breckenridge, bringing the total number of positive cases to 17. Summit...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to open May 8, with strict physical distancing protocols and other protective measures

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has released an amended public health order, which allows non-essential retail businesses to open their establishments to the public. Businesses are required to implem...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Summit County Recpath Open for 2020 Season

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Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept, and open to users; Fremont Pass Recreational Pathway Construction scheduled to commence construction in May 2020

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2020 season. With the exception of sections through Tenmile Canyon be...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Summit County Releases COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery

Illustration of a cloth face covering

Criteria and guidelines defined for various stages of community stabilization

Contacts: Amy Wineland, Director, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY–The Summit County Board of Health has released the County’s COVID-19  Roadmap to Recovery. The document provides specific criteria and timelines that o...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Summit County Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at City Market in Breckenridge

Summit County Public Health

City Market has reported eight confirmed cases among employees

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) is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Summit County Provides Additional Public Health Order Guidance for Businesses

Summit County and state define ‘personal services’, clarify requirements of Non-Critical Retail businesses, and issue Business Social Distancing Protocol

Contact: Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager, 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County’s amended public health order, which took effect on Monday, April 27, aims to gradually ease social distancing restrictions, while balancing commu...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

County is Monitoring Short-Term Rental Compliance with Public Health Order

Summit County continues to educate about and enforce public health orders affecting short-term rentals; generally finding compliance among owners

Contact: April Kroner, (970) 668-4207

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County staff across multiple departments have been working diligently to both educate short-term rental owners, and enforce the public health order among STR’s an...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Summit Stage Restores Limited Bus Service to Routes Within Summit County

Summit Stage resumes limited operations with safety measures in place to ensure protection of drivers and passengers

Contact: Melissa Decker, Summit Stage Transit Supervisor, 970-668-4164

SUMMIT COUNTY – On Monday, April 27, the Summit Stage began operating a spring 2020 limited public transit service on three fixed travel corridors within Summit County. Schedul...

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Posted on: April 26, 2020

Summit County Announces Second COVID-19 Death

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The 89-year-old Summit County resident tested positive prior to his death

Contact: Regan Wood, Coroner, 970-389-0090

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office and Summit County Public Health have confirmed a second COVID-19-related death of a Summit County resident.

An 89-year-old Summit County man di...

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

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Summit County will begin to ease social distancing restrictions April 27

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Saturday, beginning a gradual easing of social distancing restrictions. The amended order largely aligns with the "Safer at Home" guidance from the State of Colorado, ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

April 22 Board of Health Meeting at Capacity

Meeting will be recorded and made available for later viewing by members of the public

SUMMIT COUNTY - The April 22 Summit County Board of Health meeting has reached the maximum number of Zoom meeting participants. Summit County is recording the meeting for later viewing by members of the public who were not able to make it into the meeting...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Summit County Announces Roadmap to Recovery

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Summit County will ease social distancing restrictions April 27; widespread testing and contact tracing will identify and contain new pockets of disease

Contact: Bentley Henderson, Assistant County Manager, 970-453-3401

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Health, which is comprised of the Board of County Commissioners, launched a Roadmap to Recovery process Tuesday, convening a community r...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Vail Health Partners with Summit County to Offer COVID-19 Testing in Silverthorne

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Vail Health and Summit County Health Public Health Collaborating on Additional Testing for Summit County Residents

Contacts: Vail Health: Sally Welsh, Summit County: Sarah Wilkinson

SUMMIT COUNTY ― Vail Health, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, will begin offering COVID-19 testing for Summit County residents starting on Tuesday, April 21. Testing will be...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

SC Public Health 3c

The prohibition on short-term lodging is extended to May 31 to continue COVID-19 mitigation

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Thursday, extending the prohibition on short-term lodging through May 31. The amendment aligns with guidance from the State of Colorado that a stabilization...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Summit County Contributes $500,000 to FIRC

FIRC food pantry

Funding allocation will ensure nonprofit's ability to support local families through COVID-19 crisis

Contact: Scott Vargo, Summit County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County contributed $500,000 Tuesday to the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), a local nonprofit that provides families with support related to food, he...

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Summit County Announces Death of Silverthorne Man Who Tested Positive for COVID-19

The decedent is suspected to have had underlying health conditions; autopsy results are pending

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Coroner’s Office announced the death of a Silverthorne man in his 60s. The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending the results of an autopsy. The decedent is suspected to have had underlying he...

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Posted on: April 8, 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; applications will be available Tuesday afternoon

Note: This press release was updated on April 15, in order to provide greater detail on program eligibility.

Contact: Small Business Grant Program

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County announced the launch of a new small-business assistance grant program ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Summit County WIC Encourages Community-Minded Shopping

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Residents should avoid hoarding grocery items that are important for local families

Contact: Whitney Horner, Summit County WIC Director, 668-9199 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Many Coloradans are concerned about access to healthy food for pregnant women and children under 5 years old who are served by the Special Supplemental Nutrit...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Summit County Announces Mobile COVID-19 Testing

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Summit County has contracted with Stadium Medical to travel to individuals’ homes to conduct testing for COVID-19

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is now conducting mobile COVID-19 testing and expanded test collection and processing. The County has contracted with Stadium Medical to conduct mobile COVID-19 testing throughout the community,...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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New restrictions update and clarify orders and recommendations on social distancing, business activity

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County issued an amended public health order Monday morning, providing greater specificity and clarity on restrictions and recommendations designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County; ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Vehicle Travel Through I-70 Mountain Corridor Strongly Discouraged

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All lodging accommodations are closed, and Summit County's ability to open a shelter is severely limited.

Contact: 970-668-2990

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County is asking the traveling public to be aware that all hotels and lodging in Summit County are closed as a public health measure in the County’s proactive response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Summit County Has Eight Confirmed Positive Cases of COVID-19

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Documented community spread underscores importance of social distancing

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-668-2990

SUMMIT COUNTY – At 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, Summit County Public Health reported that a eighth person in Summit County has tested positive for COVID-19, indicating that the spread...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Summit County emergency resources

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The Summit Foundation has put together this list of resources available to Summit County residents as they deal with food, housing and utility support and other emergency needs springing from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

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With confirmed community spread, Summit County tightens restrictions to avoid overcrowding and accidental social gathering.

AMENDED AND RESTATED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO PUBLIC EVENTS; LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF FOOD, BEVERAGES, AND RETAIL GOODS; AND RESTRICTIONS ON LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Summit County Receives Three New Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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Summit County now has a cumulative total of five positive cases

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health received three new positive test results for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 17. Our county has a cumulative total of five presumptive positives, 17 negatives and 39 currently pending.&nb...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Standing Public Health Order

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Summit County has issued restrictions on public events, limitations on sale of food, beverages and retail goods, and restrictions on lodging and transportation services

AMENDED AND RESTATED STANDING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER RELATING TO PUBLIC EVENTS; LIMITATIONS ON THE SALE OF FOOD, BEVERAGES, AND RETAIL GOODS; AND RESTRICTIONS ON LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

MARCH 16, 2020

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Summit County Issuing Additional Restrictions to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

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New restrictions are designed to facilitate social distancing

Contact: 970-668-9730

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is issuing a public health order Monday afternoon curtailing several business and community activities in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Mountain Communities’ Perspective on COVID-19

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Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin and Summit counties continue their response to COVID-19

Mountain communities’ perspective on COVID-19

SUMMIT COUNTY - Many mountain communities have been responding to COVID-19 outbreaks over the past week with a focus on slowing the spread, ensuring our medical system can respond to the non-coronavir...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Summit County Files Emergency Declaration

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Summit County has filed a local disaster emergency declaration with the State of Colorado to support its COVID-19 response

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Director of Emergency Management, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has filed a local emergency disaster declaration with the State of Colorado to support its COVID-19 response. The declaration is an administrativ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

County and Towns Postpone Large Events Through May 1

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Government-sponsored events of 50 attendees or more will be canceled or postponed until at least May 1, effective March 13

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – Based on recommendations from Summit County Public Health, Summit County and the towns of Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne will cancel all eve...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Summit County Provides Guidance for Community Gatherings

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Event organizers should provide specific recommendations to at-risk populations

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – In response to numerous inquiries from the public, Summit County Public Health is issuing guidance regarding the hosting, postponement or cancellation of local public ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Summit County Public Health Encourages COVID-19 Preparedness Actions by At-Risk Individuals

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Individuals at higher risk of serious illness should take precautions to avoid contracting COVID-19

Contacts:

  • Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director, 970-668-9161
  • Brian Bovaird, Summit County Emergency Management Director, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management and Department of Public Health are...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Summit County Unveils Silverthorne Recycling Drop-Off Center Below Dillon Dam

Containers for cardboard and plastic at the Silverthorne Recycling Center.

The new drop-off center will expand free public recycling services in eastern Summit County

Contacts:

  • Aaron Byrne, Director, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP), 970-668-4295 
  • Tom Gosiorowski, Public Works Director, 970-668-4202  

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County opened a new recycling drop-off center Monday, pro...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Summit County Identifies Keystone Condo Where COVID-19 Case Stayed

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

No other guests checked into the unit following the departure of the infected person

Contact: Amy Wineland, Summit County Public Health Director, 970-668-9161

Summit County – Summit County Public Health Officials have identified the condominium unit where Colorado’s first COVID-19 case stayed in Keystone. No other lodgi...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

New Information Released on Colorado COVID Cases

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

CDPHE provides details on out-of-state man who visited Summit County

Contact: Deanna Herbert, 303-691-7870

DENVER (March 5): Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, as well as a subsequent second case. Below, find the most recent information o...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Colorado Has First Case of COVID-19

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

The case is in an out-of-state visitor to Summit County, a male in his 30s

Contact: Deanna Herbert, 303-691-7870 

DENVER (March 5, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reported that the state laboratory has a positive test result for COVID-19 today. The case presented itself in a male in hi...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Risk Low in Summit County

CDC illustration of ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

State and local health departments say the risk to the general public is low for novel coronavirus in Colorado

Contact: Amy Wineland, Public Health Director, 970-668-9195

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With recent cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in several countries, including the United States, Summit County Public Health officials are watchfu...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment

Airplane dropping fire retardant on the forest.

Local officials are seeking community feedback on an update to the Summit County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director, 970-668-2999

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is seeking public input on the updated Summit County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan assesses the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards and i...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Summit County Public Health Continues Response to Mumps Outbreak

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing local investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health, 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is continuing its response to an outbreak ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Summit County Public Health Officials Identify Cluster of Mumps Cases

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing local investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health, 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Project THOR Broadband Access Project Launches in Summit County

Dispatchers take calls at the Summit County 911 center.

Regional fiber network will provide secure, high-speed access to critical community anchors across 10 Colorado counties

Contact: Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager: 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments are excited to announce the local launch of Project THOR, a regional high-speed broadband access project....

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Summit County Open Space & Trails Enhances Trail Network in 2019

A biker rides the newly constructed Cortina Trail, photo by Tripp Fay

The County protected 136 acres of new open space and conducted unprecedented avalanche debris cleanup

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SUMMMIT COUNTY – 2019 proved to be a productive and exciting year for the Summit County Open Space and Trails Department, ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

2020 a Good Year to Quit Vaping, Smoking in Colorado

You can kick the habit. We can help.

New taxes on nicotine products fund prevention and cessation services in mountain communities

Contact:

SUMMIT COUNTY – Quitting nicotine is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. And in many of Colorado's mountain communitie...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Local Tax and Licensing Requirements on Tobacco and Nicotine Products Begin Jan. 1

Sample retail tobacco license

Vendors selling cigarettes, vaping devices and other products in Summit County must comply with new local regulations

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SUMMIT COUNTY – Retail sales of tobacco and nicotine products, including cigarettes and vaping devices, are subject to a new local tax effective Jan...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Open Space Council Approves Resolution in Support of Measure 1B

An open space property with fall foliage in the foreground and mountains in the background.

Ballot Measure 1B would continue the existing mill levy for open space and trails

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-453-3498

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Open Space Advisory Council unanimously approved a resolution to encourage voter support of Measure 1B, which would continue existing funding for ope...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Summit County Hosts Commercial Energy Efficiency Financing Workshop Nov. 7

A photovoltaic solar panel.

Summit County encourages commercial property owners and contractors to learn about this opportunity to finance energy-saving building improvements and renewable energy installations

Contact: Kate Berg, Senior Planner, 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a workshop for contractors and commercial property owners to learn about a program to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The workshop ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Early Voting Open in Summit County

A sign on the County Courthouse door indicates the building is a polling center.

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Early voting is underway in Summit County for the 2019 Coordinated Election. The Summit County Clerk & Recorder is encouraging voters to complete their ball...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Lifts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Snow on the ground in Breckenridge.

Summit County acts in concert with White River National Forest

Contact: Thomas Davidson, Chair, Board of County Commissioners, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – In conjunction with the Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Summit County Opens Swan River Restoration Project

Public officials cut the ribbon at the gate to the Swan River Restoration site.

Project partners unveil restored river valley, reclaimed from dredge mining

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

Summit County – More than a century after dredge boats destroyed and abandoned the Swan River, Summit County officially opened the first segment of the newly revived stre...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Cortina Trail Now Open

Officials from Summit County and Silverthorne cut a ribbon across the new trail.

New trail provides connection between Silverthorne, Wildernest and Mesa Cortina

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Summit County Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County residents and visitors can take advantage of a new trail, thanks to a partnership among Summit County, the Town of Silverthorne and Rocky M...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Summit County to Replace Culverts on Summit Drive

Aging culverts

Construction will require extended full closure of Summit Drive

Contact: Tom Gosiorowski, Summit County Public Works Director, 970-668-4202

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Road & Bridge has begun work on the Soda Creek culvert replacement project in Summit Cove. Crews will remove several side-by-side aging ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

Two people stand by a panel that provides tips on talking through problems.

BOCC encourages residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

Contact: County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier, 970-471-2298 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed October 2019 to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, Summit County joins with in...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Summit County Coordinated Election Coming Soon

Vote

All active registered voters automatically receive mail ballots; Election Day is Nov. 5

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Election Day is less than two months away, and the Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office is encouraging all citizens to participate in the election proces...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

County and Towns Convene Minimum Wage Work Group

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Local governments will evaluate new authorities related to Summit County's minimum wage

Contact: Scott Vargo, County Manager, 970-453-3404

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government announced that it will convene and facilitate a Summit County Minimum Wage Work Group. Participants will include the County and the towns of Blue River, B...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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

Warm, dry weather has elevated fire danger in Summit County

Contact: Thomas Davidson, County Commissioner, 970-333-9817

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners adopted a resolution Thursday morning to enact Stage 1 fire restrictions, in recognition of warm, dry weather that has elevated fire dan...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

BOCC Places Measures on Ballot to Tax Nicotine Products, Renew Open Space Funding

A vaping device.

One ballot question would place a local tax on tobacco and vaping products; the second would continue the existing mill levy for open space and trails

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SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of two resolutions to place measures on Summit Coun...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Capacity Analysis Begins for Recpath and Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area

Sailboats on Dillon Reservoir in autumn

Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee and Summit County are seeking community input on the capacity of popular local recreation resources

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Dillon Reservoir Recreation Committee (DRReC) are conducting a capacity analysis of Dillon Reservoir Recreation Area (DRRA) and the ...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Summit County to Begin Improvements on Swan Mountain Recpath

A construction zone on Swan Mountain Road

Work will include enhanced shoulders, pathway widening, signage, pavement markings and bike/pedestrian crossings

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting this week, Summit County will begin work on improvements to the Swan Mountain Road Recreational Pathway. The projects will take place at both end...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Summit County to Conduct Wildfire Mitigation on Wildernest - Mesa Cortina Open Space

A dead tree is marked for removal.

A fuels reduction project will begin July 22, improving community safety and forest health

Contact: Michael Wurzel, 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Open Space & Trails will begin a wildfire fuels reduction project on the Wildernest – Mesa Cortina Open Space on Monday, July 22, in partnership with the Colorado S...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Elevated River Flows Require Caution and Preparedness

Tenmile Creek passes under the Fourth Avenue bridge in Frisco

Peak runoff in local rivers and streams may pose swift-water hazards and flooding throughout the holiday weekend

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912

SUMMIT COUNTY – Peak runoff in many local rivers and streams is taking place about one month later than usual this year, coinciding with Independence Day festivities. Summit Coun...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Summit County Opens Tenmile Recpath Between Frisco and Copper

A paved pathway between large walls of snow

Avalanche debris removal complete north of Copper Mountain; work to continue south of the resort

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications, 970-409-9461

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has completed avalanche debris removal on the Tenmile Canyon Recreational Pathway between Frisco and Copper Mountain. This segment of the Recpath is proj...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 26

Photo of a man riding a bike in front of an office building.

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

Contact: Michael Wurzel, 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 2019 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Summit County Launches Free Chipping Program June 17

A chipping crew member stands on a pile of logs

Free program helps residents and property owners create defensible space to protect homes from wildfire

Contact: Dan Schroder, Summit County CSU Extension: 970-668-4140

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is kicking off the 2019 Summit County Chipping Program on Monday, June 17. The free, award-winning program, now in its sixth year, helps residents and ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

Avalanche debris in Tenmile Creek

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

Contacts: Brian Bovaird, Emergency Management Director: 970-423-8912; Erin Opsahl, Summit County Sheriff's Office: 970-423-8901

SUMMIT COUNTY – With river flows on the rise, Summit County encourages residents and visitors to be mindful of high wa...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Avalanche Debris Removal Begins on Tenmile Canyon Recpath

An avalanche debris pile on the Tenmile Canyon Recpath

Vail Pass Recreational Pathway is fully cleared and open to the public

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2019

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has received the go-ahead from Colorado Avalanche Information Center to begin removing avalanche debris ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Summit County Announces Summer 2019 Road Projects

An electronic sign at the side of a road reads, "Peak One Drive Closed."

Peak One Drive will be closed for construction June 17 through early November

ContactRobert Jacobs, Road & Bridge Director: 970-668-4212 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Road & Bridge Department is switching into warm-weather mode, with several road improvements and maintenance projects on the...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Summit County Conducts Emergency Hazmat Exercise May 30-31

Firetruck - Hazmat exercise

Emergency response agencies will participate in a simulated hazardous materials release in the upper Snake River Basin

Contact: Brian Bovaird, Director, Summit County Emergency Management, 970-485-5339 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Office of Emergency Management and several partner organizations are conducting a full-scale hazardous-materials respon...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Summit County Public Health Officials Identify Cluster of Mumps Cases

SC Public Health 3c

Local public health officials are working with CDPHE in ongoing investigation

Contact: Sara Lopez, Nursing Manager, Summit County Public Health: 970-668-9709

SUMMIT COUNTY— Summit County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are working together to investigate a small cluster of...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Summit County Art Forum Unveils ‘Bloom’

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A new exhibit in the Summit County Commons showcases local artists through August

Contact: Karen LeCocq Bailey, Art Forum Program Assistant, 970-668-4205

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Art Forum has a new exhibit at the Summit County Commons, showcasing the work of local artists. "Bloom: To Flourish or Thrive&...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event May 18

Textile collection truck

Free drop-off event for electronics, household hazardous waste, textiles and pharmaceuticals takes place on Countywide Cleanup Day

Contacts:

  • Aaron Byrne, Summit County Resource Allocation Park (SCRAP): 970-468-9263
  • Lisa Hueneke, High Country Conservation Center: 970-668-5703 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will hold its free annual recycling event in concert with Count...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Notices of Valuation Mailed May 1

Residences in Frisco

The Summit County Assessor's Office sent out biannual notices of valuation to property owners on May 1

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 Wednesday, May 1. Colorado law requires that all county assessors ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Summit County Recpath Open for 2019 Season

Bicyclists on Recreational Pathway

Most sections of the paved Summit County Recreational Pathway System are plowed, swept and open to users

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Recreational Pathway System (Recpath) is now open for the 2019 season. With the exception of the Tenmile Canyon section, betwe...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Summit County Allows Class 1 E-Bikes on Recpath

E-bike with Mom and children on paved pathway

Class 1 electric-assist bicycles will be permitted on the Summit County Recreational Pathway System

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Resource Specialist, Summit County Open Space & Trails: 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted to allow Class 1 electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on the Summit County Recreation...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Summit County Adopts Summit Community Climate Action Plan

Solar panels in Frisco

County sets goals and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Contact: Kate Berg, Senior Planner, 970-668-4204

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday, April 23, adopting the Summit Community Climate Action Plan (CAP), which sets goals to reduce g...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Summit Fire & EMS and Summit County to Merge Ambulance Services

Summit Fire & EMS firefighters and Summit County Ambulance Service paramedics at the shared Station

Planned consolidation of emergency medical services aims to increase efficiency of ambulance operations

Contacts: Steve Lipsher, Community Resource Officer, 970-262-5100, ext. 125Sarah Vaine, Assistant County Manager, 970-668-4006

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Ambulance Service and Summit Fire & EMS will merge into a single organizatio...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Veterans Invited to Resource Fair April 10

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Summit County is bringing together statewide veterans’ resources for local event

Contacts:Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer: 970-725-3122 Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager: 970-668-9160 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair and Town Hall on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Fremont Pass Recpath Project Delayed Due to Avalanche Damage

An avalanche path in the Tenmile Range runs to the highway.

Construction of the Fremont Pass Recpath segment near Copper Mountain is rescheduled for 2020

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – As a result of damage caused by recent large avalanches along the Fremont Pass Recpath project alignment, construction of the three-mile-long segment bypa...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

County Launches Short-Term Vacation Rental Program

Homes in Summit Cove

STR permitting and complaint management system is now live for properties in unincorporated Summit County

Contact: Danelle Hood, Planning Technician: 970-668-4185, 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has launched a new online permitting system for short-term vacation rental properties in unincorporated Summit County, together with a complaint hot...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Summit County Announces 50X50 Springtime Sipping Special

A person filling up a glass of drinking water from a kitchen faucet.

Up to 50 private well owners can receive a 50-percent discount on drinking water quality tests

Contact:

Dan Hendershott, Environmental Health Manager: 970-668-4073

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced the launch of the 50x50 Spring Sipping Special, offering private well owners a 50-percent discount on water quality testing ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Summit County Hosts Community Meeting on Dillon Valley Housing Proposal March 6

The site is located at the intersection of Deer Path Road and Straight Creek Drive.

A preliminary workforce housing proposal includes deed-restricted homes on a former church site in Dillon Valley

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director: 970-668-4231

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will host a community meeting from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, to discuss a preliminary proposal for workforce housing in Dillon Valley. Local r...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Mobile Vet Center Arrives Feb. 19

Duane Dailey, Veterans Service Officer

Summit County will host a free mobile-counseling center for combat veterans once per month

Contacts:

Duane Dailey, Summit County Veterans Service Officer, 970-509-9024

Janet Wolfson, Summit County Economic Security Programs Manager, 970-668-9716

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County will begin hosting a mobile counseling center for combat vetera...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Impact Analysis Begins for Workforce Housing at Lake Hill

Sketch of a workforce housing development at Lake Hill.

Summit County and Town of Frisco kick off next phase of planning for 45-acre workforce housing development on Dillon Dam Road

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director, Summit County, 970-668-4203

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Town of Frisco have kicked off an impact analysis for the Lake Hill workforce housing development, initiating the next phase ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Utility Outages in Summit County

Controlled electric outages in Summit County due to loss of pressure in gas line

Update: 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8: Electricity and gas services have been restored to all Xcel Energy customers in Summit County. For details, visit the Summit County Emergency Blog.

SUMMIT COUNTY, COLO. - 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 8: Xcel Energy has detected a l...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Summit County Protects 1,257 Acres of Open Space in 2018

Channel at Sunset

County also celebrates Recpath improvements, trails, and mining cleanup

Contact: Katherine King, Open Space & Trails, 970-668-4061 

SUMMIT COUNTY – In a remarkable year for conservation, the Summit County Open Space and Trails Program (OST) secured protections for 1,257 acres of open space in 2018, preser...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

New home under construction

Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8

Contact: Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director: 970-668-4203

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking local candidates to serve on four planning commissions. These planning commissions play vital roles in shaping the co...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Commissioners Declare January Radon Action Month

Radon Mitigation

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States

Contact:Maya Kulick, Senior Environmental Health Specialist: 970-668-4070

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners proclaimed January 2019 to be Radon Action Month, encouraging all local residents and homeowners to test their homes for r...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Board of County Commissioners Approves 2019 Budget

2017 Budget pic

Major projects and purchases planned to address recreational pathways, workforce housing needs, County roads and public transit

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, County Manager: 970-453-3404

Marty Ferris, Finance Director: 970-453-3434

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners approved a $126 million 2019 County budget on Tuesday, including a $41.5 million Genera...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Housing Authority, County Housing Department Welcome New Leadership

Jason Dietz

Jason Dietz will serve as Summit County Housing Director; Amy Priegel will lead Summit Combined Housing Authority

Contacts:

Scott Vargo, Chair, SCHA Board; County Manager: 970-453-3404 

Jim Curnutte, Community Development Director: 970-668-4203

Jason Dietz, Executive Director, SCHA: 970-409-8458

Amy Priegel, Incoming Executive Director, SCHA: 970-333-4782

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Summit County Land Conservation Effort Receives $866,049 GOCO Grant

Knorr Ranch

The GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch

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

DENVER – On Thursday, the GOCO Board awarded Summit County an $866,049 grant to permanently conserve the Knorr Ranch. 

This grant is part of GOCO’s open space grant program, which funds pri...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Summit Biking Group Donates $20,000 to Tenmile Recpath Extension

Summit Biking donation group photo

The new Recpath segment will bypass a narrow section of Highway 91 near Copper Mountain

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

Summit County – Summit Biking Group presented the Summit County Board of County Commissioners with a $20,000 donation Tuesday, in support of the construction of ...

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