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On October 30, 2015 a Summit County Deputy Sheriff took a report of a stolen Toyota Tundra from a residence in the Breckenridge area of Summit County, Colorado. The victim’s credit card was used at the Frisco Wal-Mart on the morning of October 30, 2015. Surveillance cameras captured video of the male in the tan jacket using the credit card. The two males exited the store together. The male wearing the dark jacket left the Wal-Mart in the stolen Tundra. The male in the tan jacket left the parking lot in a dark colored pickup truck. The Tundra was later recovered by Englewood Police Department. If you have any information regarding the case or the identity of the subjects pictured below, please contact Detective Rob Pearce at 970-423-8925 or email at Robert.Pearce@summitcountyco.gov.
US SKI TEAM NAMED FOR 2015-2016
Copper Mountain announced the 2015-2016 Ski Team in front of a lively group at Coppers Center Village.
The following is the U.S. Ski Team A-Team
David Chodounsky Crested Butte Ski Team : Stacey Cook Mammoth Mountain Ski Team : Travis Ganong Squaw Valley Ski Team : Tim Jitloff Park City Ski Team : Ted Ligety Park City Ski Team : Julia Mancuso Squaw Valley Ski: Team Alice McKennis Rowmark Ski Academy : Bode Miller Carrabassett Valley Academy : Steven Nyman Park City Ski Team/Sundance Ski Team : Laurenne Ross Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation : Mikaela Shiffrin Burke Mountain Academy/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail : Leanne Smith Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team : Resi Stiegler Jackson Hole Ski Club Marco Sullivan Squaw Valley Ski Team : Lindsey Vonn Ski & Snowboard Club Vail/Buck Hill: Andrew Weibrecht New York Ski Education Foundation
VAIL TO OPEN FRIDAY 11/20
Vail Mountain, one of the largest and leading ski resorts in the world, announced the resort will open for the 2015-2016 season on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 with more than 1100 acres of terrain and access from Vail Village and Lionshead. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, skiers and snowboarders will have access to the following lifts and 566 acres of skiable terrain in these areas on VailMountain: Beginner terrain will be offered at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola via the Little Eagle Lift (#15). Vail Mountain lifts will open at 9:00 a.m. throughout the early season to accommodate early-morning operations. Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to observe all posted signs and closures, especially during the early season. The Golden Peak base area and Chair 6 are a designated race training area only and will open to the public at a later date.
SUMMIT MAKES IT 8 STRAIGHT
The Summit Tigers High School Rugby team claimed their 8th straight state title Saturday as they beat Chapparel in the state championship 64-7. The Tigers have not lost a match during the 8 straight titles. Congratulations!
Road Work - Week of 11/15
- Road Work will continue this month on I70 - at MM 231-241. CDOT prepares to get the I70 Express Lanes up and running by mid-December. Drivers going east and westbound may experience delays in the area.
Election Results - County Votes 'YES'
The voters of the Town of Breckenridge approved ballot question 2A to impose a ‘lift ticket tax’ for the purpose of long-term funding for parking and transit solutions, by a vote of 917 yes votes to 185 no votes. Preliminary election results from the Summit County Coordinated Election report 1,102 Breckenridge voters turned in ballots representing 34% of the Town’s registered voters. Breckenridge Town Council has been engaged in finding a long-term solution to parking, traffic and transit problems for a number of years. This past summer, the process involved a Transit and Parking Task Force, a variety of community forums, and other means. In July, a poll of Breckenridge voters conducted confirmed that parking and traffic congestion is a serious problem, and should be a top priority for town leaders. www.townofbreckenridge.com.
- Measure BB - PASS - 77.67% (5,074 votes yes - 1459 votes no / 6533 votes total)
- Measure 1A - PASS - 89.17% (5728 votes yes - 696 voted no / 6424 votes total)
- Measure 2A - PASS - 83.13% (1098 voted yes - 222 voted no / 1320 votes total)
- Measure 5A - PASS - 76.68% (4953 voted yes - 1506 voted no / 6459 votes total)
COLORADO BUSINESS BOOM
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, both nationally and in Colorado, reached all-time record levels during fiscal year 2015 – the period Oct. 1, 2014 – Sept. 30, 2015. Nationally, the agency approved 63,000 7(a) loans totaling $23.6 billion; an increase of 22 percent in number of loans and 23 percent for total dollars. The 504 program saw 5,787 loans approved worth $4.3 billion. In Colorado, 1,754 7(a) and 504 loans, worth $701 million, were approved surpassing the previous year’s record level by 313 loans and $47 million.