The stretch of I-70 from Silverthorne to Denver is particularly treacherous, with tight turns, steep climbs and sharp descents.
Census data shows people moving into Fairplay from outside the county at three times the state average.
Snowstorms and wind have caused large and dangerous avalanches, some of which have covered I-70 in snow and closed the highway. And it may keep coming.
Summit County downgraded its fire restrictions to Stage 1 on Tuesday morning after a special session vote.
The residents of about 180 homes out of the 1,900 evacuated because of the 416 Fire returned home today.
The fire is throwing sparks and embers very close to structures in the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods.
While transgender people have seen dramatic social changes in recent years, access to health care remains a concern.
Right now the red foliage on mountainsides around the Summit County town of Frisco looks almost seasonal. Except here the trees aren't turning, they're dying, devastated by the pine bark beetle.
The Colorado Court of Appeals says Summit County has the authority to ban open pit cyanide gold mining. The decision favors local control over state mining regulations.