Every year, as part of a tradition spanning nearly 5 decades, an iconic tree is selected from a National forest to journey to Washington D.C. where it graces the west lawn of the Capitol during the holiday season. This year marks the third that Colorado will provide the Capitol Chistmas Tree and on Wednesday, it will make a tour stop in Dillon.
The 73 foot tall, 74 year old Englemann Spruce, selected from several candidates identified by staff at the Blanco Ranger District in the White River National Forest was harvested Friday, November 2nd from the permit area of Ripple Creek Lodge and transported to nearby Meeker for a kick-off celebration. It will then spend several weeks on the road making approximately 30 stops at military bases and communities before arriving at the Capitol just after Thanksgiving. The tree stops in downtown Dillon on Wednesday, November 7th where it will be on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..
November 3, 2012
At the end of March, Frisco Colorado’s sales tax collections increased for the second month in a row in 2012. Growth was 4.5 % over March 2011, following 7.3 % growth in February compared to the same month the year prior.
A bright spot is hotels and inns given the rough winter. That category has been growing in the 30 % range all year. Real estate investment fees are another bright spot in the town’s income. They’re up 30 % over 2011. Additionally revenue at the Frisco Adventure Park increased nearly 33 % over the first quarter of of 2011.
May 18, 2012
Summit County took another step toward becoming a world capital of action sports when the Frisco Pennisula Bike Park opened recently.
The park’s three flow trails and pump track anchor a sprawling $ 6,000,000 playground that includes a day lodge, mountain bike trail, disk golf course, pickleball court, nordic skiing track, tubing hill and skateboard park.
Supported in part by a $ 200,000 Great Outdoors Colorado grant, the Frisco bike park was designed by local riders who spent the last 8 months building the trails and jumps.
Out of more than 7800 state parks around the country which maintain 44,000 miles of trail and 220,000 campsites, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area made the top five in Outside Online’s recently released rankings.
The Arkansas River is home to hundreds of thousands of rafters from Summit County locals and visitors alike and is located only 45 minutes from Breckenridge and Frisco and sits on the valley floor at the base of the Collegiate Range.