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How to celebrate an artful August

By Jefferson Geiger | Friday, August 7, 2020
A new month means new opportunities for exploring everything Summit County has to offer. This weekend, both virtual and in-person celebrations occur for an art-filled August that appears to be one of the busiest times this summer. The major tentpole is Silverthorne’s First Friday event, called Stroll Along the Blue,... Read More

Rewind and unwind at the Breckenridge drive-in

By Jefferson Geiger | Friday, July 31, 2020
The first drive-in movie I can recall seeing was “The Nutty Professor” with Eddie Murphy. I remember watching it with a friend and his family. The two of us sat in the trunk of their station wagon that was equipped with backward seats.   The style of theater, and car, is rarely seen nowadays. I don’t think it was... Read More

Summit County activities for getting out in the open air

By Jefferson Geiger | Friday, July 24, 2020
Virtual events are all the rage, but you — or your internet bill — may be feeling a little burnt out by Zoom after Zoom call. As long as you properly wear a mask and follow social distancing and good hygiene practices, it’s possible to have some fun nowadays in the open air. If you’ve missed enjoying a picnic at the ... Read More

Top patios and decks to dine outside in Summit County

By Jefferson Geiger | Friday, July 17, 2020
A small silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic is the resurgence of the pedestrian mall and open-air seating. Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, Denver’s 16th Street Mall and Fort Collin’s Old Town were some of my first destinations when I came to Colorado, and I’ve always wanted the concept to catch on more. Now... Read More

Hiking with kids: Tips and tricks to make hiking fun for the whole family

By Sarah Watson | Friday, July 10, 2020
For many nature lovers, their enjoyment of the outdoors originates from childhood experiences spending time outside with family and friends. Summit County is a haven for people who love adventuring into nature, but it is also a place where outdoor passions such as hiking can be passed from parent to child. Hiking can... Read More

An Untold Story of Summit County: Baron’s General Store, 1899-1928

By Erica Ohmes | Thursday, June 4, 2020
Courtesy Summit Historical Society The History of Summit County's First General Store. S, Baron's Big General Store served the citizens of Summit County and tells the story of what everyday life looked like in the first two decades of the 20th century. Solomon Baron was a Jewish merchant who opened S, Baron's Big... Read More