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The reason you aren’t allowed to swim in Dillon Reservoir may surprise you

By Lindsey Toomer, The Summit Daily Water-contact sports, such as swimming, scuba diving, water skiing and wakeboarding, are all prohibited in Dillon Reservoir — but why? Basically, because the water is too cold, making it dangerous for recreationists. The reservoir is owned and managed by Denver Water, which means all decisions relating to the body […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Dog searches Colorado mountains for bees, the canaries in the coal mine for climate change

By Lindsey Toomer, Summit Daily FRISCO — Jacqueline Staab found a way to combine her two passions in her conservation research efforts: bees and dogs. Staab’s dog Darwin was trained as a conservation detection dog to seek out bumblebees and their nests, and Staab said he’s the only conservation dog in the country that specializes […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

Summit County ahead of schedule when it comes to vaccine distribution

By Libby Stanford, The Summit Daily News As other counties across the state struggle to roll out vaccination programs, Summit County is receiving praise for its approach to distribution. At a Summit County Board of Health meeting Tuesday, Jan. 5, officials shared how the county’s drive-thru method for distributing the vaccine has received attention across […]

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Summit County sheriff hires civilian commander to oversee police reform measures

By Sawyer D’Argonne, The Summit Daily News The Summit County Sheriff’s Office hired a new civilian commander to oversee the implementation of police reform measures passed by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year. The Sheriff’s Office swore in Christopher Walton on Nov. 18 to serve as the commander of the new Support Services Division, a […]

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Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

By Sawyer D’Argonne, The Summit Daily FRISCO — Colorado again retained its macabre status as the country’s most dangerous state for avalanches, according data collected by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Since at least 1950, the amount of avalanche deaths in Colorado have far surpassed that of any other state, and the most recent avalanche […]