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News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2021

Recpath Maintenance Projects Slated for late August and September

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

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

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Tenmile Canyon Recpath Open for 2021 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 and open to the public

 

Contact: Allison Mitchell, Summit County Open Space & Trails

970-668-4213, allison.mitc...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Prescribed Pile Burning at Wildernest-Mesa Cortina Open Space Concluded for the ‘20-‘21 Season

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Following successful burn operations in mid-December, Summit County Open Space and Trails, along with the Forest Stewards Guild has...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Summit County and White River National Forest Partner to Preserve Continental Divide Trail Corridor

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Contact: Brian Lorch, Summit County Open Space and Trails Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Last week the White River National Forest acquired 22 parcels along the Continental Divide between Grays Peak and Georgia Pass from Summit County Government to preserve the ...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Summit County Trails Crew Reflects on 2020 Field Season

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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space and Trails

The Open Space and Trails Department seasonal t...

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Detour Starts Monday, September 28

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

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

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Open Space & Trails
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Summit County Reminds Residents to Recreate Responsibly and #CareForColorado

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

Contact: Jason Lederer, Summit County Open Space & Trails

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Open Space & Trails

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Summit County Announces Death due to COVID-19

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72 year-old Summit County resident dies

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 100 percent contained

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Lease to Locals Housing Incentive Program Launches in Summit County

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 12, 2021

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 11, 2021

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

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Online questionnaire will be available until October 31

Contact: Christine Zenel, Resource Specialist, Summit County

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Public Health Investigates Summit Middle School COVID-19 Outbreak

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Thirteen Summit Middle School students test positive for COVID-19

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 6, 2021

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 4, 2021

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 55% contained; Pre-evacuation orders lifted

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Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres

Oct. 4, 2021 4:30 p.m. 

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire 20 percent contained

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Fire near Silverthorne mapped at 86 acres

Oct. 1, 2021 5 p.m.

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Commercial Electric Bus and Van “Ride and Drive” Event

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Featuring Lightning eMotors e450 Shuttle Bus and eCargo Transit Van

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

Marcie Willard, Marketing Specialist, Lightning eMotors

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Evacuation lifted; credentialed residents may return to their homes

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Fire is still active and poses a risk

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 29, 2021

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

Ptarmigan Fire Response Sept 29

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire still active despite rain

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Rains help firefighting efforts on Ptarmigan Fire

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Sept. 28, 2021 8 p.m.

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2021

More resources arriving at Ptarmigan Fire

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

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

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

Firefighters today will focus...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Ptarmigan Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Silverthorne

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A vigorous aerial attack has prevented fire from reaching developed areas

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 24, 2021

CDC Approves Pfizer Booster Shot for At-Risk Individuals

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 15, 2021

STR Moratorium for Unincorporated Summit County to Take Effect Friday

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 10, 2021

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

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

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

Jess Hoover, Climate Action Director, High Country Conservation Center

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Improvements to Start Wednesday, September 8

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

Contact: Allison Mitchell, Summit County Open Space & Trails

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 3, 2021

CDPHE to Close Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site in Breckenridge

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Summit County Announces Death with COVID-19

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37 year-old Summit County resident dies

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Summit County Focuses on Suicide Prevention

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Board of Commissioners Designate September as Suicide Prevention Month

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 24, 2021

FDA Gives Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Recpath Maintenance Projects Slated for late August and September

Fall Rec Path

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 23, 2021

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

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

Contact: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator, Summit County Government

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 19, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 19, 2021

August is Child Support Awareness Month in Colorado

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Summit County Adds Temporary COVID-19 Testing Site Locations

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Main Library in Frisco to Begin Renovation

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

Satellite Library will Open in County Commons Through 2021

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreaks

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Summit County to Require Masks in County Buildings Beginning August 16

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Summit County Holds Annual Recycling Event August 28

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 7, 2021

Air Quality Health Advisory in Effect for Wildfire Smoke

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Alpine Inn Affordable Housing Applications Open August 2

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

Contact: Jason Dietz, Summit County Housing Director

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2021

Restoration on Swan River Reach B Occurring Now through October

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted Due to Recent Rain

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Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 26, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Flash Flooding Causes Mudslides in Summit County

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Quandary Peak Parking Reservations and Shuttle Begin July 30

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Summit County Rescinds Covid-19 Local Disaster Emergency Declaration

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summit County Air Quality

Smoke hangs over the Tenmile Range

Smoke may pose health concerns for certain individuals

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Summit County Amends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 7, 2021

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

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Community urged to take extra precautions and to get vaccinated

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Summit County Moves to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Summit County Ranks Among Top 30 Healthiest Communities

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Summit County Recognized as 26th Overall Among Nation’s 2021 Healthiest Communities by U.S. News & World Report

ContactAdam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has been recognized again this year among the Top Healthiest Communities in the Nation, ranking 26th overall in the country by U....

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Summit County Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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This is the 32nd consecutive year the Finance Department has received this distinction

Contact:  Nicole Valentine, Summit County Government Communications Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Government has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officer...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Summit County Extends Local Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

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

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

 SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has extended the current Public Health Order through July 31.

 “We feel that it is important to extend the heal...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Summit County Receives 2021 Achievement Award for Summit County Pre School Program

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County Awarded Best in Category in Children and Youth by The National Association of Counties

Contacts:  Nicole Valentine, Summit County Government Communications Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County has been awarded the 2021 Achievement Award and honor of Best in Category for the Summit County Pre School Program in the categor...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Summit County Changes COVID-19 Testing Site Locations

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Breckenridge COVID-19 Testing Site at Speakeasy Theater will close; Silverthorne Testing Site will move on July 1

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced that the location of the Breckenridge COVID-19 Testing Site will close on June 26 at The Speakeasy Theater, BGV Community Center, 103 S. Harris ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summit County Air Quality

Smoke hangs over the Tenmile Range

Smoke may pose health concerns for certain individuals

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY –  Summit County air quality is being impacted due to wildfire activity in surrounding areas, including the Muddy Slide wildfire in southern Routt County, the Sylvan wildfire ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Focus on Workforce Housing Crisis

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Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution on June 22 proclaiming a workforce housing crisis, stating the housing shortage exacerbated by...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Summit County Board of Commissioners Enacts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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All open fires are prohibited including campfires, bonfires, fires in USDA installed fire rings in campgrounds, and permitted fires on private property, as well as fireworks, tracer ammunition, explosives, and explosive targets

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners voted to enact Stage 2 Fire Restrictions during a special meeting Tuesday, in recognition of the extremely high fire dang...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Summit County Celebrates Bike to Work Day June 23

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Community members invited to commute by bike and stop by countywide aid stations for a light breakfast, bike tune-ups, bike bingo and coloring contest

Contact: Diana Reznikoff, Info@pantssummitco.org

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Summit County community is invited to participate in Bike to Work Day this Wednesday, June 23. Bike to Work/Wherever Day (BTWD) is an annual countywide event that suppo...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Summit County Reaches Goal of 70% of Community Fully Vaccinated

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Summit County currently ranks third for percentage of fully vaccinated residents among counties in Colorado

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County ranks third among all counties in the state for highest percentage of individuals fully vaccinated. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Summit County Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Open fires are prohibited including campfires, bonfires, and fireworks

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, June 18. The commissioners enacted the change during a...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 12, 2021

County, Fire Districts Urge Caution as First Wildfires of the Season Ignite

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Summit County moves to very high risk of wildfire; conditions not yet met for implementation of Fire Restrictions

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and local fire districts all urge caution as the community entered into wildfire season with the outbreak of multiple fires Thursday and Friday due ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Summit County Issues Amended and Restated Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

Mask requirements will align with the new CDPHE Public Health Order; indoor group requirements will continue for those age 2-11 as they are unable to be vaccinated at this time

Contact: Adam Kisiel, Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Wednesday incorporating the most recent CDPHE Public Health Order. The new local public ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Summit County Board of County Commissioners Proclaim June as Mountain Rescue Awareness Month

Summit County Search & Rescue

Commissioners recognize the significant lifesaving efforts of Summit County Rescue Group as service calls increase drastically during the pandemic

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday in recognition of the significant lifesaving efforts of Summit County Rescue Group (SCRG). The Color...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Summit County Reports Second Lowest COVID-19 Fatality Rate Among Top Healthiest Communities

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Low fatality rate attributed to testing capacity, public health mitigation measures, contact tracing, and vaccination rate

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County ranked ninth among the 25 Top Healthiest Communities in the Nation for 2020. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services scored nearly 3,00...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Board of County Commissioners Launches Wildfire Town Hall Series

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Community Invited to join virtual Town Halls which focus on Forest Health, Wildfire Threat, Preparedness, and Response

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Board of County Commissioners along with partners from the Sheriff’s office, Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District, and the Forest Service will host a virtual Wildfire Town Ha...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Summit Stage Buses Now Operating at 100% Passenger Capacity on Summer Schedule

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Passengers Required to Wear Face Masks in Accordance with Federal Law

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

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage buses are now operating at 100% passenger capacity. Masks (covering the nose and mouth) are required to be worn at all times inside of buses and at transit st...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Summit County Healthy and Safe Swimming Week May 24-30

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Contacts: Steve Prosise 970-668-4071, Dan Hendershott 970-668-4073, Adam Kisiel 970-409-7053 

SUMMIT COUNTY— Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week hi...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Summit County Libraries Announce a New Way Forward: Eliminating Library Overdue Fines

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Contacts: Stephanie Ralph, Library Director, (970) 668 4282, Haley Littleton, President of Board of Trustees, 864-704-0380

SUMMIT COUNTY -- The Summit County Libraries will eliminate barriers to library use by removing library fines. SCL will join librarie...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

Summit County Issues Amended and Restated Public Health Order

Summit County Public Health

Mask Requirements will now align with the Governor’s Executive Order and CDPHE Public Health Order, with added requirements for those age 2-11 that are unable to be vaccinated at this time

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Saturday after receiving the Governor’s updated Executive Order and CDPHE’s u...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Summit County Experiences COVID-19 Death

Summit County Public Health

Summit County counts eight deaths among cases of COVID-19

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has confirmed the death of a Summit County resident due to COVID-19. The 49-year-old unvaccinated male with underlying conditions died on May 4.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Arapahoe Basin and Summit County Public Health Hosting Ski and Walk-Up COVID Vaccine Clinic May 16

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Community members are invited to stop by for vaccination and enjoy a free beverage

Contacts: Katherine Fuller, Communications Manager, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area; Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications, Summit County Government

SUMMIT COUNTY - Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, will host...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Summit County Moves to Level GREEN

SC Dial 3

Level Green restrictions take effect on May 5, 2021

Summit County Moves to Level GREEN as COVID-19 Cases Decline and Number of Fully Vaccinated Continues to Grow

Level Green restrictions take effect on May 5, 2021

Contact:          Scott Vargo, Summit County Manag...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Summit County Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Real Property Notices of Valuation Mailed May 3

Real Property Form

Residential property values increase in 2021, reflecting a strong real-estate market

Contact: Frank Celico, Summit County Assessor, 970-453-3492

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Assessor’s Office will mail out notices of valuation (NOVs) to all property owners on Monday, May 3 and will also post all NOVs on the Assesso...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Summit County Issues Amended and Restated Public Health Order

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Capacity limits outlined for mass indoor gatherings in Level Green on local dial framework

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

 SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Wednesday. The new public health order contains additional information on capacity ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

CDPHE Mobile Vaccine Clinic to Make First Stop in Summit County this Weekend

CDPHE COVID Vaccine Bus

Vaccine bus will provide free walk-up COVID vaccinations Saturday through Tuesday

Contacts: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be hosting mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Summit Stage Now Operating on Summer Schedule with Increased Capacity

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Riders can find schedule and route information on the Summit Stage website

Contact: Teddy Wilkinson, Transit Director, (970) 668-4162

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit Stage has switched over operation to its Summer bus schedule for 2021, starting on April 18, which includes extended evening service hours, and Copper route moving t...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Summit County Local Dial Framework and Capacity Increases Take Effect Tomorrow

SC Dial 3

County will have the ability to move to Level Green and 100% capacity as soon as 70% of residents are fully vaccinated or Level Green incidence metrics are met

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Thursday to align with the updated Colorado Department of Public Health and Environ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

CDPHE Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine after FDA and CDC Announcement

Summit County Public Health

Risk of side effects from Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine extremely low

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced Tuesday that out of an abundance of caution, providers are being required to temporaril...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

State Moves Summit County to Level Orange Due to Rising Case Numbers

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Level Orange restrictions will take effect on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 a.m.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Government received official notification from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Monday that the state will be mov...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak at Alpine Dance Academy Due to Students’ Failure to Follow Prevention Efforts

Summit County Public Health

Public Health investigating 21 cases among dance students and close contacts

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County 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...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Summit County Extends Public Health Order through April 30

Summit County Public Health

All prior requirements and restrictions will remain in place

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health issued an amended and restated Public Health Order Tuesday. The new public health order contains no substantive changes over the previ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Summit County at Risk of Moving to Level Orange on New State Dial 3.0 Due to Rising Case Numbers

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Public Health officials urge residents to continue precautions as new outbreaks due to variants are identified

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released the latest update to Colorado’s COVID-19 dial framework on Tuesday: Dial 3.0. ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Summit County Hosts State Sponsored Vaccine Clinic for Restaurant Workers

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Nearly 500 Summit County essential workers vaccinated today as part of clinic

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), in partnership with Summit County Public Health, held a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Summit Stage bus barn in Frisco today, offering 500 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Phase 1B.4 will be Eligible for COVID Vaccine Starting March 19

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Coloradans age 50 and older, frontline essential workers, people with high-risk conditions, continuation of operations for state government, and continuity of local government are encouraged to register with PrepMod.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced Friday that it will allow local public health agencies to begin vac...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Summit County Amends Public Health Order and Extends 5 Star Alcohol Sales, Possession & Consumption

Summit County Public Health

Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply at any time for 5 Star certification in order to operate in Level Blue capacity limits, alcohol sales, possession and consumption hours.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

Summit County Public Health released an amended public health order that provides updates to the COVID-19 dial framework and 5 Star last call.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Summit County Experiences 2 COVID-19 Deaths in Past 6 Weeks

Summit County Public Health

Summit County counts seven deaths among cases of COVID-19.

Editor's note: This article was updated on March 16 to reflect that the two new confirmed deaths were among cases of COVID-19 and not due to COVID-19.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health  

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Heavy Traffic Expected in Frisco this Thursday

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As Summit County Public Health prepares to conduct another large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Thursday, March 11, motorists should plan for heavy traffic in and around the Town of Frisco from 9am through 4pm

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health has announced another large-scale vaccination clinic for this Thursday, which will provide 1,200 vaccines to our community. Much like this past Friday, heavy traffic congestion will be experienced in a...

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Posted on: March 7, 2021

Summit County Expands 5 Star Program to Include Indoor Events

Summit County Public Health

Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply at any time for 5 Star certification in order to operate in Level Blue capacity limits

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health announced Thursday that due to declining COVID case numbers, the county would be expanding the 5 Star program to include indoor events...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

5 Star Businesses Allowed to Operate in Level Blue

Summit County Public Health

Colorado has reached its goal to vaccinate 70% of residents 70 and older allowing 5 Star businesses to operate under Level Blue capacity restrictions effective immediately

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials submitted a request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to move 5 Star certified businesses ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Phase 1B.3 will be Eligible for COVID Vaccine Starting March 5

Summit County Public Health

Coloradans age 60 and older, frontline essential workers in grocery and agriculture, individuals age 16-59 with two or more high-risk conditions are encouraged to register with PrepMod

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced Friday that it will allow local public health agencies to begin vaccinations of Phase 1B.3 individuals ages 60 and older, frontline essential workers in ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Summit County Moving to Level Yellow due to Declining COVID Case Numbers

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State Dial Level Yellow restrictions go into effect Friday

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health officials submitted a request Wednesday to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to move from Level Orange ...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Summit County Adopts Vaccine Registration System

Summit County Public Health

Pre-registration process will replace SC Alert for eligible residents to obtain appointments at next week’s drive-through clinic

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health Officials announced Thursday that the county will be adopting the PrepMod registration system utilized by many counties across the State of Colorado for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Summit County Receives Limited Allocation of Vaccine

Summit County Public Health

Educators and Coloradans age 65 and older continue to be eligible for vaccine appointments this week

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Public Health Officials announced today that their request for 2000 doses of vaccine for the week of Feb. 15 was not fulfilled by the State. The community will be receiving 310 first doses of vaccine. Saint Anthony ...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Summit County Extends Public Health Order through March 31

Summit County Public Health

Includes Updated Requirements for Businesses under Summit County 5 Star Certification Program

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Summit County Offering COVID-19 Vaccine to Phase 1B.2

Summit County Public Health

Educators and Coloradans age 65 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments starting this week

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), announced that it will allow local public health agencies to begin vaccinations of Phase 1B.2 individuals ages 65 and older, along with Pre-K-12 educators and lice...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Summit County Updates 5 Star Program Guidelines to Align with Dial 2.0

Summit County Public Health

Businesses invited to attend Town Hall on Wednesday regarding changes and the application process.

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

SUMMIT COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Governor’s office last week announced a new State COVID-19 Dial.  The DIAL is the tool that dr...

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Posted on: February 6, 2021

Summit County Residents Test Positive for Covid-19 Variants

SC Public Health 3c

Community urged to take extra precautions to protect against these strains

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

State Releases COVID-19 Dial 2.0

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Changes to dial framework will go into effect on Saturday

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Director of Communications

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

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Creating a Safe Super Bowl LV Experience

Super Bowl Suggestions

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

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

Studies show that gatherings are th...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Summit County Expands 5 Star Program Allowances

SC Public Health 3c

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Summit County Issues Amended Public Health Order

SC Public Health 3c

Includes Updates to Requirements for Short-Term Lodging Operations

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Summit County receives $591,709 in Small Business Relief Funding from State of Colorado Program

CONTACT: Marty Ferris, Finance Director

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County received notification from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs that the County would be the recipient of $591,709 in Small Business Relief.  These funds were autho...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Summit County New Commissioners Sworn in

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Beginning of a new era in Summit County Government

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

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

SC Public Health 3c

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

State Updates Vaccination Guidance for Adults 70 Years and Older

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

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

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

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

SC Vaccination Drive Through

Online registration opens today for appointments this week

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: January 4, 2021

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

Register for Summit County Alert

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Governor to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions in Summit County

Summit County Public Health

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 30, 2020

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

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

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

Earlier today, S...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Announces COVID-19 Death

SC Public Health 3c

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

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

COVID Vaccination residents

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

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Seeks Planning Commissioners

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

Contact: April Kroner, Planning Director

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

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Summit County Preserves Historic Ida Belle Mine Property

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

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

Contact: Brian Lorch, Director of Open Space & Trails

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Summit County to Open 5 Star Program to Fitness Centers

Photo of seniors in a yoga class.

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

County Open Space Program Celebrates Success in Uniquely Challenging Year

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Summit County Receives 5 Star Program Approval from State

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Restaurants that complete the application and certification process may open immediately

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Summit County Launches 5 Star Program

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Summit County Extends Public Health Order through January 19

SC Public Health 3c

Includes Requirements for Businesses under Summit County 5 Star Certification Program

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 15, 2020

New Report Gleans Lessons Learned From Toxic Mine Cleanup

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

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Vail Health COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in Breckenridge

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Testing available for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients by appointment

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Breckenridge Grand Vacations

SC Public Health 3c

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: December 8, 2020

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

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Summit County Public Health

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Summit County Announces Small Business Grant Program

A local business with a closed sign in the window.

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

Contact: Martina Ferris, Finance Director

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Summit Stage Hosts Open House on Future of Transit

Photo of a bus pulling away from a bus stop.

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

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

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

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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

Hand Pile Burning

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

Summit County Public Health

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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Summit County Government
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

Get tested if sick

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

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 6, 2020

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

Summit County Public Health

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Summit County Expands COVID-19 Testing Capacity

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: November 4, 2020

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

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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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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Virtual Business Forum Scheduled for October 30

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

Contact: April Kroner, Summit County Planning Director

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Advanced Dermatology

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 28, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 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

Summit County Public Health

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 25, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Peak 8 Properties

Summit County Public Health

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

Summit Stage eBuses

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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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Summit County Government

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at UPS

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Summit County Hosts Flu Vaccination Drive

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Ollie’s

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Summit County Encourages Residents to Celebrate Safely this Halloween

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Briar Rose Chophouse

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 3, 2020

Summit County Hosts Virtual Town Hall

Downtown Breckenridge

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Summit County Lifts Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

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

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

Contact: Scott Vargo, County Manager

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Summit County Extends Public Health Order

Child at the doctor's office

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Aspen Trees to Protect Communities from Wildfire

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

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

Contact

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 26, 2020

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Summit County Commits to 100% Clean Vehicle Future

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

Contacts: Michael Wurzel, Sustainability Coordinator

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Summit Middle School

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Mountain Lyon Cafe

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Silverthorne restaurant reports two cases among employees and has temporarily closed

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Commissioners Proclaim October to be Conflict Resolution Month

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Summit County Commissioners encourage residents to utilize community resources to resolve conflicts in constructive ways

Contact: Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier, 970-471-2298 

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County Tuesday. In doing so, the board joins with individuals an...

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Summit County Ranks Among Top 10 Healthiest Communities

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at BHH Partners

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 18, 2020

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

A ballot drop box at the County Courthouse

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 16, 2020

CDPHE Announces New Dial Framework for Reopenings

CDPHE Dial

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Target

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Dillon Reservoir Recreational Pathway Detour Starts Monday, September 28

Dillon Dam Road Recpath

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Breckenridge Rental Unit

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Summit County Opens Shooting Range to Law Enforcement

Shooting range entrance

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

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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

Bike to Work Day Aid Station

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

Contact: Christine Zenel, Open Space & Trails. 970-668-4065

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2020 Bike to Work Day on Tuesday, Sept 22 ...

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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

SC smoke

Affected area includes Summit County and neighboring counties

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator - Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Summit County Enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

Grizzly Creek Fire

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

Contact: Julie Sutor, Director of Communications

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summit County Air Quality

SC Air Quality

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator - Public Health

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Summit Chamber Hosts Business Leadership Forum with Summit County Public Health

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

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Summit County Shooting Range Reduces Hours and Launches Sound Study

The Summit County Shooting Range

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

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

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

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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Summit County Government
Posted on: August 4, 2020

New Data Provide Insights Into COVID-19 Activity Among Visitors

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

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

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

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Summit County Government
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Summit County Launches Enhanced COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Chart from the Dashboard showing daily positive cases

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

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Public Health

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

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Summit County Issues Amended and Restated Public Health Order

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Summit County Government
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

Contact:

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

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Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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

Contact:

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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Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government
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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Additional Info... Summit County Government

News Flash

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Pet and Livestock Owners Need Animal Evacuation Plans

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  August 17, 2020

Contact: Jesslyn Swirka, (970) 668-4192

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

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

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  July 23, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS THE PUBLIC TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR 

AND 

LOCK UP VEHICLES AND VALUABLES

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Open Blue River

Blue River Trail

Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River have significantly decreased.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 16, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Contact: Kim Jardim

(970) 262-7305

kjardim@silverthorne.org 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE OPEN BLUE RI...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 14, 2020

Boating Accident Death in Dillon Reservoir

Colorado State Parks Evidence Recovery Team

On June 13, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a storm cell blew in from the southwest producing winds in excess of 40 mph and 4 foot waves on Dillon Reservoir, causing multiple boats to capsize.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 14, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

BOATING ACCIDENT DEATH IN DILLON RESERVOIR 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On June 13, 2020, at approxi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Sheriff Responds to Dialogue on Use of Force

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons

As your Sheriff, I take a strong stand with the professional and caring men and women of law enforcement who keep our community safe 24 hours a day.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Una carta abierta a nuestra comunidad del Condado de Summit

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Los recientes acontecimientos nacionales han vuelto a destacar una relación tensa entre las autoridades policiales y las comunidades a las que han jurado servir y proteger.

Una carta abierta a nuestra comunidad del Condado de Summit

    

Los recientes acontecimientos nacionales han vuelto a destacar una relación tensa entre las autoridades policiales y las comunidades a las que han jurado ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

Recent national events have, again, highlighted a strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to serve and protect.

An open letter to our Summit County community.

Recent national events have, again, highlighted a strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to serve and protect.  These events have naturally and appropriately...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Close Blue River

Swift Water Safety Training

Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River are to be increased up to 1,000 cfs today, June 1, 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  June 1, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

Contact: Kristina Nayden

(970) 513-4886

knayden@silverthorne.org

SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE CLOSE BLUE RIVER

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Sheriff Administrative Office Hours Resume

Summit County Sheriff's Office will Resume IdentoGO Fingerprint Services

Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will resume regular business hours.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 19, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS RESUME

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Summit Coun...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession Details

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession Parking Map

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy a celebratory motorcade procession to honor the Class of 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 18, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 PROCESSION DETAILS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Thursday, May 2...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Save the Date for the Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession

Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons and the Town of Breckenridge announces the SAVE THE DATE of May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Breckenridge Main Street for the public to celebrate the graduating Summit High School Seniors Class of 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SUMMIT COUNTY SENIOR CLASS OF 2020 PROCESSION

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: May 8, 2020

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner in Summit County Announced

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Awards Scholarship to Anna Tomlinson

Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, is pleased to announce that Summit High School Senior Anna Tomlinson is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  May 8, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl 

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IN SUMMIT COUNTY ANNOUNCED

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO –...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Sheriff's Office Responds to Citizen Questions About Public Health Order Violations

Mount Quandary Trailhead

Since the first Summit County Public Health Order was signed by the Public Health Director on March 17, 2020, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office has continued to respond to the numerous complaints from the public about violations.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 29, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO CITIZEN QUESTIONS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER VIOLATIONS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, C...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Summit County Animal Control Reminder on Rabies

Protect Your Pets Against Rabies

Warmer weather is on the way and with that more wildlife encounters. Are you aware of which animals in Summit County are rabies carriers? Do you know what to do if your animal brings one in the house?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  April 28th, 2020

Contact: Jesslyn Swirka

(970) 668-4192

Jesslyn.Swirka@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL REMINDER ON RABIES

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Sheriff's Office Reminds Public About Dangers of Melting Ice

Ice Melting at the Snake River

With the onset of spring thaw in the high country, the Summit County Sheriff’s office reminds the public of the dangers of melting ice in and around Summit County waterways.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 22, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC ABOUT DANGERS OF MELTING ICE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – With the ...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 19, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Welfare Check

On April 18, 2020 at approximately 5:05 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies began investigating the report of a suicidal woman who was armed with a handgun in the Wildernest subdivision in unincorporated Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 19, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES WELFARE CHECK

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Sheriff Uses Existing Authority to Manage Trailhead Usage

Trailhead Parking Sign

Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons extends his appreciation to the public for respecting the Public Health Order for social distancing in respect to trailhead usage to access the National Forest.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  April 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF USES EXISTING AUTHORITY TO MANAGE TRAILHEAD USAGE

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – Summit County Sheriff,...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 31, 2020

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 31, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS THE PUBLIC TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOR 

AND 

LOCK UP VEHICLES AND VALUABLES

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Adaptation to COVID-19

In compliance with the public health order issued by the Summit County Board of County Commissioners that Summit County minimize social contact, the Animal Shelter will be providing modified service until further notice.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Sheriff's Office Adaptation to COVID-19

In response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be adapting how we do business.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 15, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADAPTATION TO COVID-19

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Keystone Ski Resort

On March 9, 2020 at approximately 3:25 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-one year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing in the trees off the side of a ski run at Keystone Ski Resort

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 10, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT KEYSTONE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On March 9, 2020 at appr...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: March 7, 2020

Sheriff's Office Investigates Skier Collision at Keystone Resort

On March 7, 2020, at approximately 1:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a collision involving two snowboarders.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 7, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES SKIER COLLISION AT KEYSTONE RESORT 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &nda...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Breckenridge Ski Resort

On February 7, 2020 at approximately 3:47 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-six year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing at the bottom of a ski trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  February 10, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES SKIER DEATH AT BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On February 7, 20...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Summit County Animal Control Supervisor JJ Swirka Becomes a Tester/Observer for Alliance Therapy Dog

JJ Swirka and Oakley

Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) is a volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy through animal-assisted activities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    

Date:  January 31, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SUPERVISOR JJ SWIRKA BECOMES A TESTER/OBSERVER FOR ALLIANCE THERAPY DOGS

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: January 7, 2020

County Sheriff's of Colorado Scholarship Program

Sheriff FitzSimons awards the 2019 Summit County Leadership Scholarship

On January 7, 2020, Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons announced that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Summit County student next spring.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  January 7, 2020

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On January 7, 2020, Sheriff Jaime FitzSi...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Sheriff's Office Investigates Armed Robbery in Keystone

On December 22, 2019, at approximately 5:58 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check for a screaming male at the Slopeside Condominiums, 1211 W. Keystone Road in the Mountain House area of Keystone.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 23, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES ARMED ROBBERY IN KEYSTONE 

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – O...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Sheriff Investigates Unattended Skier Death at Keystone Resort

On December 16, 2019 at approximately 11:50 a.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sixty-five year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing on a ski run at Keystone Ski Resort.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 16, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SHERIFF INVESTIGATES UNATTENDED SKIER DEATH AT KEYSTONE RESORT

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 16...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Property Damage In Bill's Ranch Neighborhood

On December 10, 2019, at approximately 4:15 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Bills Ranch Neighborhood in unincorporated Summit County near Frisco for multiple reports of property damage.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 11, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

PROPERTY DAMAGE IN BILL’S RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On December 10, 2019, at approx...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: December 1, 2019

Disturbance in Dillon Valley Condominium Results in Shooting

On November 30, 2019 at approximately 8:25 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance in a condominium in Dillon Valley.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  December 1, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

DISTURBANCE IN DILLON VALLEY CONDOMINIUM RESULTS IN SHOOTING

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Summit County Sheriff's Office
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes during this holiday season. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  November 22, 2019

Contact: Erin Opsahl

(970) 423-8901

Erin.Opsahl@SummitCountyCO.Gov

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REMINDS PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

    SUMMIT COUNTY, CO &n...

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Summit County Sheriff's Office