Editor’s note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
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1. Dog recovering after mountain lion attack near Keystone
Furgus — a 14-month-old Australian shepherd and black-mouth cur mix — likes to hunt the voles that dig tunnels through Shawne and Shannon Leach’s yard near the edge of the Keystone Ranch Golf Course. But this past weekend, the hunter became the hunted.
On Saturday, Jan. 27, a mountain lion attacked Furgus in his backyard. Yet, somehow, his owners tracked down the mountain lion — coming face to face with the cat — and rescued their pet.
— Ryan Spencer
2. Heavy traffic forecast for I-70 as 3 of Colorado’s most popular winter events converge
Three of Colorado’s most popular winter events — Breckenridge’s annual International Snow Sculpture Championship, Vail’s Freestyle Competition and the X Games in Aspen — are all happening this weekend.
These events, in addition to the usual ski traffic, will lead to heavy traffic and lengthy travel times along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor.
— Ryan Spencer
3. Man dies at Breckenridge Ski Resort while skiing intermediate run
A man is dead after falling in the trees near Duke’s Run at Breckenridge Ski Resort Thursday, Feb. 1, according to Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
— Andrew Maciejewski
4. ‘We were paralyzed’: Silverthorne officials debrief the MLK weekend traffic frenzy
Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend brought traffic issues that local officials described to be of a “magnitude that we’ve not seen before.”
Silverthorne Town Council rehashed the event at its Wednesday, Jan. 24, meeting and discussed what went wrong and what can be done to prevent a similar event.
— Kit Geary
5. Research shows Breckenridge residents are hesitant to promote living there
A recent community survey aimed at gauging the quality of life in Breckenridge showed residents would recommend visiting the town, but they wouldn’t necessarily recommend living there.
The survey conducted by market research agency RRC Associates showed only 22% of residents promoted the idea of recommending living in the town to a family or friend, which is 6% drop from a 2021 survey. At least 46% fell into the detractor category when asked if they would recommend living in Breckenridge while 32% remained passive in their responses.
— Kit Geary