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County’s raise razed by higher healthcare costs (1)

June 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE — You know how you sometimes get a raise, but the extra money is already spent because of increasing costs?That’s how it goes with Eagle County’s government.Because of increasing …

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Colorado’s Bustang bus system to connect Vail, Summit County and Glenwood Springs (2)

June 2, 2015 — 

DENVER — The Bustang even has that new idea smell, to go with its new car smell. The 13-bus statewide bus system rolled out Tuesday for its maiden voyage, a …

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Sage grouse regulations draw praise, protest (3)

May 30, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — New federal regulations could put the greater sage grouse on the road to recovery, but it could cost thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.The Obama administration’s …

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Daron Dylan Wint allegedly murders Vail Colorado-connected family (4)

May 28, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The tentacles of a gruesome Washington, D.C. quadruple murder case reach into Eagle County.Savvas Savopoulos, 46; Amy Savopoulos, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, …

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Vail man among Everest’s dead (5)

May 26, 2015 — 

VAIL — A Vail man is among those killed in Mount Everest Base Camp by earthquake-triggered avalanches.Tom Taplin, 61, had been part of Vail since the 1960s, when his family …

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Education bills top Donovan’s trifecta (6)

May 13, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Most days it’s good to be Kerry Donovan, and Wednesday it was great.Sen. Donovan saw three of her bills signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper during …

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The hell of the Holocaust (7)

May 2, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about Holocaust survivor Magda Herzberger and her amazing life. The Vail Daily is republishing these stories in honor of …

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Of life, death and love (8)

May 1, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series about Holocaust survivor Magda Herzberger and her amazing life. The Vail Daily is republishing these stories in honor of …

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Part 2: Vail’s Tom Steinberg describes liberation of Dachau (9)

April 29, 2015 — 

This is the second in a series commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, near the end of World War II. Tom Steinberg, who became Vail’s …

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70 years ago, Dr. Tom Steinberg was among troops who liberated Dachau (10)

April 28, 2015 — 

This is the first part of a series marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of death camps toward the end of World War II. Tom Steinberg was among the …

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Tipton’s bill aims to protect water rights from the feds (11)

April 21, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. congressman representing Colorado’s entire Western Slope reintroduced a bill last week that prohibits the federal government from taking water rights without paying for them.Rep. Scott Tipton …

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Marijuana by the Numbers: 10 numbers about pot in Colorado that don’t include 4-20 (12)

April 19, 2015 — 

Most Coloradans probably know that 4-20 — April 20 — has become the day for celebrating marijuana. Although the origin is still debated, four-twenty is probably the most popular numeric …

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Roaring Fork man faces 18 charges in January mule deer poaching (13)

April 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE - If the average male mule deer weighs around 200 pounds, and John Aaron Golman is convicted on all 18 criminal charges stemming from allegedly poaching four mule deer, …

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Boston bombing victims focusing on the positive (14)

March 5, 2015 — 

VAIL — Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are Bostonian to their very marrow and were enjoying the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off mere feet from them.The young …

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Gallegos apprenticeship building local talent in skilled trades (15)

February 17, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Marcus Martinez likes his job enough to show up for work on his 21st birthday, which is more responsible than most of us were.Martinez and several others …

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Woman left for dead in Breckenridge snowbank; police search for hit-and-run suspect (16)

December 29, 2014 — 

At St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Laura Hamilton met with a doctor Monday afternoon to talk about the impacts of her brain injury. Then she did physical therapy. …

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Burns man shoots, kills masked assailant (17)

December 17, 2014 — 

BURNS — A gun-wielding ski-masked intruder was shot and killed when a break-in turned deadly in this rural community. Brooks Hampton, 32, kicked in Douglas Behrends’ front door and threatened …

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Rifle woman killed in I-70 rollover (18)

December 16, 2014 — 

A 60-year-old Rifle woman died of injuries sustained in a rollover on Interstate 70 Tuesday morning, according to a Colorado State Patrol press release. The woman appears to have lost …

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Fire shuts down Gypsum biomass plant (19)

December 13, 2014 — 

GYPSUM – Kelly Bretta says she’s not a fan of the biomass plant next to her home, but that didn’t stop her from strapping on an orange safety vest during …

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Former county employee faces felony embezzlement charges (20)

December 12, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County government employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling $124,239. Brenda Wright, 55, of Gypsum, turned herself in Friday and made her first court …

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