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Rec center redo creates new mecca for fitness

During Friday morning's coffee talk inside the newly renovated Breckenridge Recreation Center, the town mayor detailed what one piece of the $17 million redo, a new indoor turf field, could mean for one demographic. "If your kids play any of the sort of more normal sports, they're always at a disadv


CASA of the Continental Divide seeking volunteers

People are being encouraged to become an advocate for abused or neglected children in the community through the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Continental Divide program. That's because CASA of the Continental Divide is seeking new volunteers to advocate for children in the court system in


Silverthorne officials aren't sweating a sales-tax slip this fall

Silverthorne's sales tax receipts slipped in a month-over-month comparison for the first time this year in October, the most recent month for which figures were available due to the holidays. However, a town finance official attributed that to an assessment that inflated the numbers in October 2016,

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Summit Stage set to add Park County commuter bus with stops in Alma and Fairplay

Summit Stage will soon be rolling out a bus route from Breckenridge to Alma and Fairplay in neighboring Park County, part of an emerging five-year operations plan that could significantly change the free bus system's routes for the first time in years. Summit Stage, which is run by the county govern

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Starting Hearts hosts annual All You Need is Heart screening event Feb. 9

AVON - The sixth annual Starting Hearts All You Need is Heart event will take place at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards on Friday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event is held in collaboration with Vail Health, which will provide doctors, nurses and equipment to serve attendees, including scre

VAIL DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Letter: What's the point of traction laws if CDOT, state patrol don't enforce them?

I am writing this letter in hopes that someone, anyone, at the Colorado Department of Transportation will see these comments and think long and hard about the management of Interstate 70 during storms. On Friday, Jan. 12, all the traffic issues and closures were created by CDOT's complete mismanagem

VAIL DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

'The backcountry is never closed': The Bookworm hosts two avalanche forecasters Jan. 18

Cost: $10, includes appetizers. More information: Call 970-926-READ or visit http://www.bookwormofedwards.com. Winter finally arrived with snow to the Vail Valley. As more terrain opens, there is a rising risk of avalanches in the backcountry. Two avalanche forecasters, and the authors of the book "


Concussions and the code: Vail Mountain Safety and Vail Health step up National Safety Month efforts

When Vail won the National Ski Areas Association award for Best Safety Program in 2017, you knew that meant the resort was going to do something extra special for the 2018 National Safety Month. That month is now underway, and if you haven't been taking advantage of the great prizes, free swag and,

VAIL DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

2 women turn selves in following release of video showing shoplifting suspects at Winter Haven Walmart

WINTER HAVEN - Two Lake Placid women turned themselves in at the Winter Haven Police Department following publication of a video link in The Ledger and on social media showing two women shoplifting in a Walmart at 7450 Cypress Garden Blvd. on Jan. 8. According to the Winter Haven Police Department,

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-15 17:40:59

Student running for District 3 in School Board race

BARTOW - Kala Ivy Tedder, a senior at George Jenkins High School, is challenging incumbent Hazel Sellers for the District 3 seat on the Polk County School Board. Tedder, 18, joins Sarah Fortney, a science teacher at Stambaugh Middle School, in attempting to oust Sellers, a retired teacher who is ser

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-16 01:36:52

Haines City 1oman killed after car hits utility pole

HAINES CITY - A Haines City woman was killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported about 8:05 p.m., deputies went to a crash at 3135 Baker Dairy Road in Haines City. The sheriff's office stated a gray 2005 Honda Civic, driven by Jimminy Sanon, 22, of Haines Cit

THE LEDGER - 2018-01-15 00:08:37

Bluegrass fans not deterred by weather

LAKE ALFRED - The wind and the cold may have dampened attendance, but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of some 1,000 people who came to Lake Alfred on Saturday for a lot of bluegrass music and a little barbecue - or vice versa. "We had doubts about the weather, but we came because Lake Alfred is such


FHP: Kissimmee man dies after Jeep flips in Poinciana

POINCIANA, Fla. - A Kissimmee man is dead after his Jeep left the road and flipped in Poinciana Saturday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Luis Garcia, 36, was a driving a 2000 Jeep SUV around 10 p.m. south on Bordeaux Road when he left the road and flipped over near the intersection of Marqu

WFTV - 2018-01-14 17:27:53

One dead, one injured after shooting at Lorna Doone Park, OPD says

A person is dead after a shooting at Lorna Doone Park next to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, authorities said. The Orlando Police Department is at the scene of a deadly shooting at Lorna Doone Park. Authorities said they responded to the shooting near 1500 block of West Church Street at approxim

WESH - 2018-01-15 03:13:00

1 dead, 1 injured after shooting at park near Camping World Stadium, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man is dead and another is injured after a shooting at Lorna Doone Park near Camping World Stadium Sunday afternoon, the Orlando Police Department said. Police arrived at the park at 1519 Church Street around 4:10 p.m. to find a man shot dead and another man shot in the leg. Read

WFTV - 2018-01-14 22:31:44

Pittsfield standoff at hotel ends, man surrenders peacefully

PITTSFIELD - A man threatening suicide at a local hotel resulted in a four-hour standoff with police Sunday. Police with the Berkshire County Special Response Team were eventually able to talk the man into surrendering peacefully. He was taken to the hospital for mental health treatment, Sgt. Nichol

MASSLIVE.COM - 2018-01-14 23:31:18

Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching out Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of

IBERKSHIRES.COM - 2018-01-14 18:01:27

Former Sen. Benjamin Downing chats about life after the Senate and the issues that captured him then - and now

PITTSFIELD - After a decade representing 52 communities, former state Sen. Benjamin Downing, all of 35, decided in 2016 to head for the private sector. After his term ended last year, he did just that, but remains involved in issues he was passionate about while in office. Now 36, Downing is vice

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 00:09:19

Letter: Reader grateful for 'candles of hope'

Posted Monday, January 15, 2018 4:45 pm To the editor: Thanks, Berkshire Eagle, for publishing articles that provide "candles of hope" even in times when we start to feel overwhelmed with actions and events about us that undermine years of progress. In his Jan. 7 article "Ambitious vision for the

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-15 21:45:18

Alcombright receives peacemaker award at 25th annual MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshire

NORTH ADAMS - With the memory of perhaps the nation's greatest civil rights leader to inspire them, roughly 300 people fanned out across Northern Berkshire County to help their friends and neighbors. The 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service again drew volunteers to the Venable Gymnasiu

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2018-01-16 01:12:18