Category Archives: Summit County

Exiled from Main Street in Breckenridge

Why did slightly counter-cultural Breckenridge boot cannabis off Main Street and into the “green-light district?” Most —but not all—other Colorado mountain towns have also been wary. Continue reading

Posted in Breckenridge, Eagle, Frisco, Marijuana, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, Telluride | Tagged , , | 75 Comments

Notes from Colorado’s cannabis frontier

Vail remains on the sidelines, Aspen rejected a new tax, governor frets about THC dangers on young minds. These and other notes about cannabis from Colorado’s mountains towns. Continue reading

Posted in Aspen, Breckenridge, Mountain towns, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, Vail | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

SWEEP study of managed toll lanes

For crowded highways, such as I-70 between Denver and Summit County, managed toll lanes are better than general access lanes at alleviating congestion. Continue reading

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Mountain town statistics for 2013

Mountain resort towns of the West speak more or less the same language. And sometimes they have numbers that echo across valleys. Here are a few I gleaned during 2013. Continue reading

Posted in Aspen, Breckenridge, Climate change, Park City, Skiing, Summit County, Vail, Wildfire | 1 Comment

Dillon Dam and shouts in the past

Lead Denver lawyer Glenn Saunders was infuriated that Dillon Reservoir would not have senior storage rights. But the tunnel that carries that water to Denver bears the name of a lawyer with a gentler approach. Continue reading

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