What's Happening in Summit County
The Town of Frisco has holiday festivities and Wassail, as merchants create their own recipes competing for Best Wassail of 2013! Your vote determines the winner. This Thursday is a Free day at the Frisco Adventure Park, with free Nordic Skiing, Tubing and Scenic Sleigh Rides, make reservations! Friday, it's Victorian Wassail Night at the Museum at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum. From 4 to 7:00, it’s a community open house with hot chocolate, cookies and wassail. Saturday, Breakfast with Santa - 8:30 to 11 am, hosted by Backcountry Brewery, then a Visit with Santa at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum from 11 to 12:30. Santa Dash for Cash begins at 3 on Frisco’s Main Street. Sunday,the 15th is the final day of voting for your favorite wassail recipe in Frisco.
Professional athletes from around the world are descending upon the Park Lane and Freeway terrain parks to train for and compete in the 2013 Dew Tour Mountain Championships.
Breck is the only winter stop of the Dew Tour, and from Dec. 12-15 world class freeskiers and snowboarders will compete in this official Olympic selection event. Events include ski and snowboard superpipe and slopestyle on Breck’s world-renowned, award winning Freeway park and pipe. With the addition of slopestyle to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the Dew Tour brings increased excitement as American athletes battle for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.
Vail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns for its seventh consecutive year on December 9-15, 2013. Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day, and après parties and free live concerts by night!
VAIL SNOW DAZE SPONSOR EXPO VILLAGE: December 13-15, 2013
VAIL SNOW DAZE LIVE CONCERTS: December 13-14, 2013
Rebelution with opener MiM0SA Friday, December 13. Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park
Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Matisyahu, Saturday, December 14. Venue opens at 6 p.m., music begins at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park
Tom Fricke and Leon Littlebird hit the snow on the Krystal 93 SnowShow, our 11th year of bringing you lifestyle fun from various ski areas and resorts around Colorado Ski Country USA. Tune in Saturday and Sunday mornings between 8am and 9am for the Krystal 93 SnowShow, presented in part by Bighorn Toyota in Glenwood Springs and Peak One Express. This season, Tom and Leon are sporting FlyLow Gear, Kastle Skis and Apex Ski Boots.
The Rocky Mountain Life
Powder Day in Summit County
Lucky locals and visitors were treated to early season powder days this week in Summit County. With many resorts registering around a foot of new snow from Tuesday through Thursday morning the skiing has been spectacular for early December. At left a skier crushes some fresh lines at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Arapahoe Basin
After 2 days of snow in the mountains ski areas kept dropping ropes and opening new terrain. At right a Ski Patroller from Loveland Ski Area tests out the South Chutes to make sure all is good for paying guests. I'd say it looks "okay". More snow predicted this weekend for mountains from the San Juan's and north to the I-70 corridor. Get out there and take advantage of the early season snow, rope drops and pre-holiday lack of crowds. Photo Credit: Loveland Ski Area
Breckenridge clocked in with 11 inches of fresh snow out of the most recent storm providing some excellent turns this week. Peak 9 skied really well first thing Wednesday morning and rumor has it that 6 Chair and E Chair will open in the near future. December skiing has been great across all of Summit and Eagle County resorts. Look for Vail to open more terrain this weekend as well. Photo Credit: Breckenridge Ski Resort
What's Happening At Krystal 93
Surf's Up Summit County
Thanks to all those who participated in Surf's Up Summit County. Keep it on Krystal 93 to find out how to win the next trip. Plus if you want a Costa Rican Surf Getaway check out our friends at Sunset Surf Dominical.
Apres Ski with Krystal 93!
Join Krystal 93 at Pug Ryan's Steakhouse & Brewery for apres ski parties every month thru the winter... Tom Fricke is your party host with prizes...concert tickets for New Year's Eve holiday shows with Umphrey's McGee and String Cheese Incident, plus rec center passes, lift tickets, Point6 ski socks, and a GeigerRig Hydration Pack. Join Krystal 93 at Pug's for apres ski parties, the only place to sign-up for custom skis from ScottyBob Ski Works in Silverton, given away at our final apres party in April. See you at the next apres party on Wednesday, December 18th from 5-7pm.
Fresh Tracks Tuesday
New tracks this week include songs from Railroad Earth, U2, Boy & Bear and Phoenix. Tune-in or stream the songs on our Fresh Tracks page. The Beatles 'Live at the BBC 2' will be featured on the Krystal Concert this week.
25th Silver Anniversary
All through 2013, Krystal 93 has been celebrating our 25th year of brodcasting to our local community in the Colorado mountains. The owners, staff and management of Krystal 93 would like to Thank You for supporting true, live & local radio in Summit County and the Vail Valley. We're looking forward to having you with us for the next 25 years for the latest local info, ranging from road & weather conditions to events and activities. Thanks for celebrating our Silver Anniversary at Krystal 93!
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Today's Top Local News Stories
Charges Filed against Traci Cunningham
Formal charges were filed today by the District Attorney’s Office against 28 year old Traci Cunningham, who is currently being held in the Eagle County jail for the November 29th murder of her mother, Penelope Sue Cunningham. Traci Cunningham is charged with First Degree Murder-After Deliberation, First Degree Murder-Extreme Indifference, Tampering with Physical Evidence-Effort to Destroy that evidence.
The charges are accompanied by sentence enhancements of Violent Crime-Use of a Weapon and Violent Crime-Causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death. At this time the District Attorney has not filed a request to seek the death penalty.
Penelope Sue Cunningham was found already deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds around 9:00am on Friday, November 29, 2013 on Gypsum Creek Road. Cunningham, who went by “Penny” was a former nun who had adopted her daughter, Traci, and who still resided with her daughter in Aurora. Penny was also an Elementary School Social Studies teacher with Denver Public Schools. Traci was arrested the following day after Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies began to suspect that she was involved with the crime. She remains the only suspect, and is in jail on a one million dollar bond.
Pile Burning again Today
Forest Service crews burning log piles in Harrigan Meadow near the Sierra Bosque neighbhorhood again today. Smoke and flames may be visible from Colorado 9, Sierra Bosque and homes near Ute Pass and Acorn Creek. The piles will be allowed to burn overnight.
Missing Reindeer Found
Thursday evening, December 5th, Santa had arrived in Dillon with one of his reindeer for Dillon’s annual lighting celebration. Amidst all the excitement for the season, and while Santa was inside the La Riva building visiting all the children, the reindeer jumped the enclosure, leading everyone on a healthy jog and sight-seeing trip through town. Wanting to make sure he got in all the sights of Dillon, and the most fun, swimming across Dillon Reservoir to the Roberts Tunnel, the reindeer wandered throughout the night and most of the next day taking in the beauty of the area. Finally seeing enough in this trip and after Santa brought some of his other reindeer to see the area, the sight-seer decided to return to his friends assisted by Dillon Police Officer Bryan Wagner and Summit County Animal Control Officer JJ Swirka. The reindeer are now in preparation for the upcoming flight around the world on Christmas Eve. The reindeers made a promise to return next year to again add to the season’s festivities and delight of Children.
Silverthorne Town Manager Resigns
Kevin Batchelder has informed the Town of Silverthorne he is resigning from his position as Town Manager, effective January 2nd. He stated: "He wanted to pursue other professional and personal challenges. An interim management plan was established by the town to address that announcement. Upon his departure on January 2nd, Assistant Town Manager, Ryan Hyland will serve as Interim Town Manager, and Community Develiopment Director Mark Leidal will serve as the Interim Assistant Town Manager.
Highway info not on SCAlerts for 2014
On January 1st, SCAlert will stop sending highway messages pertaining to I-70, and US Highways 6, 9 and 91. But not to worry, Krystal 93 will continue to provide all the information that SCAlerts will stop providing as of January 1st Krystal 93 working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation has always given you road and traffic information faster than anyone, including SCAlerts. Just listen over the air at 93.1FM in the Vail Valley, 93.9FM in Summit County, online at Krystal93.com or follow us on Twitter. We have been and always will be your highway information station…Krystal 93.