LOCAL NEWS PAGE
BRONCOS WIN SUPER BOWL 50
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For the third time in franchise history, the Denver Broncos can call themselves Super Bowl champions. The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50. Bronco Linebacker Von Miller collected 6 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a couple of forced fumbles as he was named Super Bowl MVP. The Broncos will celebrate with a parade in downtown Denver Tuesday February 9th. The festivities will start at 10 in the morning at Civic Center Park. Following that - then the official parade is expected to start around noon at Union Station. GO BRONCOS!
MARDI GRAS IN BRECK
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Mardi Gras in Breckenridge is set to kick off Breckenridge style Tuesday February 9 with a parade on main street start at 4:30. Followed by the parade there will be a Mardi Gras party at Main Street Station located at 505 S. Main Street. There will be live music, hurricanes, gumbo, dancing, and more! For more information regarding the Mardi Gras festivities, you can click on the following link http://www.gobreck.com/events/mardi-gras
MINERS SWEEP BUCKS
The Breckenridge Bucks (22-14) lost all three of their weekend games against the Pikes Peak Miners (29-5). The Bucks hit the road Thursday to play the first of their three weekend games. The Bucks kept things competitive Thursday night as both teams needed overtime and a shootout to decide the outcome. The Bucks would end up losing 5-4. Saturday and Sunday were different stories - the Miners outscored the Bucks 8-2 during Saturday's match-up and things continued to get worse Sunday as the Miners dominated the ice to beat the Bucks 7-3. The Bucks will now look towards this weekend's match-up against the one-win Glacier Yetis. For tickets and more information click on the following link -http://breckenridgebucks.com
I-70 EXPRESS LANE CLOSURE
During the week of February 7, CDOT will be conducting road work on the I-70 Express Lane between mile-markers 241-232. Drivers expect slight delays as the Express Lane will see occasional closures. Construction is expected to end daily at 6pm. For more on the I70 Express Lane click on the following link https://www.codot.gov/programs/expresslanes
U.S. Forest Service reminds visitors that avalanche season is underway
Agency working to educate public to help reduce deaths, injury
The avalanche season is underway across much of the U.S. with a series of sizable storms bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds to the western mountains. The snow is falling on a weak, existing snowpack, creating dangerous conditions. High avalanche danger and avalanche warnings exist for the western slope of Colorado as well as parts of Washington, Idaho and Montana. Avalanches cause more fatalities than any other natural hazard on Forest Service lands. Each winter, about 30 people die in an avalanche while skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling in backcountry. To help mitigate this danger, the Forest Service operates a network of local avalanche centers across the country. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center provides current conditions in Colorado’s high country from November through May. Before you go out, take the basic precautions by getting the forecast from http://avalanche.state.co.us/ .
ULLR FEST - SHOT SKI
The Breckenridge Distillery hosted another world record breaking shot ski to start off the 53rd annual Ullr Fest Parade. An estimated 831 people participated in this year's drinking ritual. Unfortunately Guinness World Records do not recognize alcohol related events, but never the less, this year's unofficial record breaking shot-ski was still something to marvel. To end curiosity - the alcoholic beverage of choice was peppermint schnapps AND the length was 1,301 feet.