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Activated during disasters and emergencies to provide critical public information. Administered by the Summit County Office of Emergency Management.

Jun 26

Forest Service Fuels Reduction Work In Miners Creek and Peak 7 Neighborhood

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM by Jason Lederer

Possible 30 Minute Trail Closure Due to Fire Mitigation Work
Visitors to the Miner’s Creek area near Frisco, which include the popular Bill’s Ranch, Peaks, and Masontown trails, should be aware that this summer they may encounter Forest Service staff working to create defensible space and fuel breaks to protect against potential wildfires. Temporary trail closures of up to 30 minutes should be expected when Forest Service staff are taking down trees close to the Bill’s Ranch, Peaks, and Masontown trails.
Logging Traffic in Peak 7 Neighborhood
 Visitors may also encounter logging traffic on Barton Road and Blue Ridge Road in Breckenridge as work begins on fuel breaks west of Airport Road on 43 acres of National Forest Syst
em and Summit County lands. Crews are also working fuel breaks on 4.5 acres of National Forest System land near the Peak 7 neighborhood in Breckenridge on the north side of Ski Hill Road, directly west of Protector Circle.
Peak 7
Summit County Stronger Futures Fund
The projects, funded in part by Summit County Strong Future funds, are part of the Good Neighbor Authority program between the Colorado State Forest Service and U.S. Forest Service, which facilitates important fuels and forest projects across jurisdictional boundaries. Passed by Summit County voters in November 2018, the Strong Future Fund provides about $1 million per year for wildfire mitigation programs and strategies, including fuel breaks around neighborhoods, hazardous fuels reduction, wildfire prevention patrols, public education on fire restrictions, cistern installation, road upgrades for firefighting equipment access, and other strategies.

Fuels Reduction Work Schedule
Work on all of these projects is expected throughout the summer and may occur Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm.

More Information
For more information, please contact the White River National Forest – Dillon Ranger District at 970-468-5400.
Jun 23

The 2020 Census and Second Homes

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 8:54 AM by Nicole Valentine

Do you own a second home or short-term rental property in Summit County that is unoccupied or short-term rented the majority of time?  

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May 21

CTC & COVID-19 Interview Series

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 2:50 PM by Jason Lederer

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting each of us in different ways. Communities that Care (CTC) is working with Summit County to launch a series of short, weekly videos featuring guest speakers from throughout the community. These short videos, recorded in both English and Spanish, discuss everything from opportunities and resources for youth, to recreating safety on local trails. Tune in weekly to learn more.

Summit County Communities that Care, formerly known as Healthy Futures Initiative, is an evidence based prevention planning system designed to bring community members and community partners together to address youth substance use. CTC implements evidence-based prevention strategies to address Summit County's unique risk and protective factors. Functioning as a community coalition, CTC consists of a key leader board, a community board, and a youth coalition who drive the progression of our work.