The ski season starts at Breckenridge with a beautiful, warm sunny day
By Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE, CO — Gorgeous weather greeted skiers on opening day at Breck on Friday, Nov, 11, but a winter storm is in the forecast for the weekend, with up to a foot of snow possible across some of the favored west and northwest-facing mountain slopes.
SUMMIT COUNTY — This is the video story of the journey of Barton Creek, starting high up in the snowfields of Peak 6 in the Ten Mile Range, and ending in the wetlands and beaver ponds at the intersection of Barton Road and Airport Road just north of the town of Breckenridge.
In the late spring and early summer, the creek becomes a torrent in the snowmelt, and that was especially true this year with the record snowpack. In fact, instead of ending in the wetlands and beaver ponds at the junction of Barton and Airport Roads, this year Barton Creek overflowed its banks onto Airport Road and forced a closure of a small part of the road.
ENGLEWOOD — The road trip reached its southernmost point in Englewood, Florida, where we stayed a few days with family. Exploring the Gulf Coast from the mouth of the Mississippi to the northern border of the Everglades gave us a chance to see a part of the country that’s quite different from our Colorado mountain home.
And for Summit County readers who have been around a while, we met someone you might remember — Louisiana native Andy Cook was cleaning a nice haul of yellowfin tuna at the Venice marina when we rolled up for a seafood dinner. Cook owned and operated Ma’s Po Boy restaurant on Park Avenue in Breckenridge for a couple of years in the min-1990s, until Vail Resorts bought the property. Continue reading “Morning photo: Along the Gulf Coast (part 1)”→
June 17-19 festivities include the Outhouse Races, live music and saloon tour
Story and photos by Jenney Coberly
BRECKENRIDGE — Thanks to a little mistake of inadvertently leaving the town off the maps until 1936, Breckenridge became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom”. In the summer of 1936, Colorado Governor Big Ed Johnson and Breckenridge locals gathered on the Summit County Courthouse lawn, where a U.S. flag was raised, officially welcoming the Town of Breckenridge into the nation.
Kingdom Days celebrates Breckenridge’s unique history and includes a multitude of family-friendly events, including the wildly popular Outhouse Races and a Wild West gunfight on Main Street.
Governor wants to cut permitting time for natural gas well in half, promises measurable I-70 improvements in next 3-4 years
By Bob Berwyn and Jenney Coberly
SUMMIT COUNTY — Creating opportunities for business is the key to Colorado’s economic recovery, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday in Breckenridge, touting a pro-business agenda that includes enhanced broadband access for rural areas and speedy improvements to the I-70 corridor, which he said should be a national priority.
Hickenlooper said oil and gas companies shouldn’t have to wait more than 100 days for drilling permits when they are seeking to develop the state’s energy resources. At the same time, he said companies should pay higher penalties for pollution, suggesting that the fines for spilling fracking fluid should be doubled.