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COMMERCE CITY — Never. A. Doubt.The Vail Mountain School soccer team painted everything at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in orange on Tuesday with a 7-0 shellacking of Dawson School during the 2A title game as the Gore Rangers repeated as state champions.“It’s the best final game I could ever ask for,” said senior co-captain Annie Blakslee, who accepted the state
Published: May 24, 2016
Sarcasm can be fun, but in his good-bye to Don Rogers, Paul Kulas (Letters to the Editor, Saturday’s Vail Daily) took an unfair swipe of the Vail Global Energy Forum. It does tilt toward the drilling phenomenon that has yielded us cheap oil and natural gas. One of the primary enabling technologies is more powerful, multi-stage fracking. It’s a big
Published: May 24, 2016
Amelia P. BirchBattle Mountain High SchoolGive a shout out: To Mr. Caudill for making AP Bio livable.Summer plans: Collecting the last Colorado mountain memories I can get by camping, concerts at Red Rocks, and road trips with friends.Where are you headed this fall: First, some time off or gap year to Washington StateIf you’re leaving Eagle County, what will you
Published: May 24, 2016
EDWARDS — Eagle County Health Service District has announced that longtime CEO Fred Morrison will retire on Sunday.Morrison began his career in New Mexico in 1979 as a firefighter and first responder. He moved to the Vail area in 1986 but left briefly to attend Colorado State University, where he received his bachelors in business administration in 1991. Morrison was
Published: May 24, 2016
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley High School is ranked among the nation’s top 10 percent for the fourth straight year by U.S. News & World Report.Eagle Valley was ranked 46th of 468 Colorado high schools, and 1,940th among 19,908 high schools nationally.“Our entire school community is proud to be recognized for the fourth year in a row,” said Greg Doan, Eagle
Published: May 24, 2016
VAIL — Managed parking operations are returning for a new season in Vail and are being implemented for commencement ceremonies at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Ford Park, which will continue with Friday’s Vail Mountain School graduation. Parking options for Friday’s Mountain School event include free, close-in parking in the Ford Park lot on South Frontage Road as well
Published: May 24, 2016
DOTSERO — Flames 20 feet high rallied firefighters from all over the valley to fight a construction site blaze Tuesday afternoon.A cabin under construction in Dotsero caught fire at around 1:44 p.m. The cabin was near a concrete block manufacturing business on the west side of Dotsero, and away from the Dotsero mobile home park, according to the Eagle County
Published: May 24, 2016
This past weekend, members of the Eagle County Schools Board of Education and I shook 413 graduates’ hands — plus one virtual graduate while she stood on the podium at the state track meet— as students of the Class of 2016 completed their secondary education and turned their sights toward college, career or technical training, the workforce or just some
Published: May 24, 2016
The town of Vail has a great opportunity with the proposed KAABOO music and arts festival. But, like most opportunities, there’s also some risk.The founders of KAABOO, which got its start in 2015 in Del Mar, California, have joined with the Vail Valley Foundation to propose a three-day music, art, comedy and food event to take over much of Ford
Published: May 24, 2016
EAGLE COUNTY — For years, people have accused Darryl Bangert of not knowing how to fish. And for the record, he does not know how to fish.But a new development in the summer recreation scene could change that. Nova Guides has sold its rafting and fishing operations to Bangert and his company Sage Outdoor Adventures, adding fishing to the list
Published: May 24, 2016
VAIL — Members of the public are invited to join Eagle County emergency responders May 25 for the 15th annual emergency responder recognition. The activities begin at 9:30 a.m. when participants will gather at Freedom Park in Edwards to line up for a “Ride in Remembrance” event featuring motorcycles, classic cars and emergency response vehicles. The procession will leave Freedom
Published: May 24, 2016
You heard about it. Maybe you saw it. It wasn’t flattering.Just ahead of the recent NFL draft, Laremy Tunsil, the-big-as-all-of-Oxford, Mississippi, offensive tackle, encountered a bit of unwelcome notoriety. Projected by many as a top-three draft pick, what appears to have been an anonymous hacker chose the night of the NFL draft as the occasion to post what was —
Published: May 24, 2016
Nothing says summer like an open-air picnic set to music and served with craft brews. Every year for Memorial Day weekend, Beaver Creek Village transforms into Colorado’s very own backyard barbecue to celebrate the start of a delicious season. “Blues, Brews & BBQ stands out as an annual Memorial Day weekend activity because all the locals are back from mud
Published: May 24, 2016
EDWARDS — Colorado chef and restaurateur Kelly Liken, a James Beard Award nominee, Top Chef alum and Food Network Iron Chef competitor, will open her newest restaurant concept, Harvest By Kelly Liken, in June in the Singletree neighborhood of Edwards.Sample dishes include smoked rocky mountain trout with frisee, crisp potatoes, kalamata olives, haricot vert, hard cooked egg and sherry-balsamic vinaigrette;
Published: May 24, 2016
John Sutcliffe has been a soldier, a ranchhand, an artist, an investor, a hotelier, restaurateur, raconteur and a winemaker. But one visit to his eponymous vineyard tucked into the farthest corner of Southwest Colorado proves that he is a pioneer.Choosing to make wine a mile above sea level, in a water-starved canyon filled with sagebrush and mountain lion, and where
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Actually, it was 20 years ago this Sunday, and it wasn’t Sgt. Pepper, but the proverbial son of Vail, Buddy Lazier, who “taught the band to play” and won the Indianapolis 500.Many of you are already aware of this particular bit of local trivia, but for the uninitiated or forgetful, understand that Buddy’s 1996 victory raised the bar for gutsy
Published: May 23, 2016
EAGLE COUNTY — As the weather warms and summer approaches, it’s just about time for market season. This year’s markets will look familiar, but, as in most years, there are some noticeable and subtle changes coming.The biggest change is coming to Minturn, where a street improvement project will delay the start of that market until July 2.Sage Pierson’s Sticky Fingers
Published: May 23, 2016
Upcoming events• Tuesday: Blood pressure and blood sugar checks at the Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. No sign up necessary.• Wednesday: Tea & Topics, Gypsum Public Library, 1 p.m. “High Elevation Archaeology: Eagle County’s 6,000 Year Legacy” with Melissa Elkins, of Metcalf Archaeological Consultants Inc.• Wednesday: Blood pressure and blood sugar checks performed by Eagle County paramedics at Maloit
Published: May 23, 2016
EAGLE — After Calvin Trudeau, 16, competed in his first enduro race, he was officially addicted.“I’d been cross-country racing pretty seriously for about a year, and after trying enduro, I just wanted to do more,” said the Battle Mountain High School junior. “It tests your fitness, and really pushes your downhilling. There’s nothing like being in that zone for five
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Learn energy healing in a Reiki I Workshop in Avon the weekend of June 3-5. Reiki master Susan Chiocchi will teach the basics of hands-on methods for sending energy healing. A brief overview of the history of reiki, what is unique to reiki as a healing modality and how it can be used will be covered. Classes will be at
Published: May 23, 2016
Try standing up with your feet turned out. At first, you’ll feel tension on the sides of your hips. In time, you may feel a burn. Now try walking around this way. Feel all that pressure in your big toes? Imagine hiking this way or riding a bike. Imagine what it would do to your knees on up through your
Published: May 23, 2016
CHICAGO — A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. It’s a remarkable advance for patients who until recently faced dismal chances of living for more than a few months. About 40 percent of melanoma patients in the study were still alive three years
Published: May 23, 2016
AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is celebrating National Running Day with the Westin Riverfront Run with a View 5K on Wednesday, June 1. Free and open to the public, this 5K walk/run will leave from The Westin’s Gondola Plaza at noon.Join Westin run concierge Tamara Donelson and Athletic Club supervisor Heather Pugh on the course, which will
Published: May 23, 2016
The “First season shows express lane benefits” headline, in the Monday Vail Daily issue, was a story quoting our Democratic state senator positively responding to supposed toll lane benefits. The story, sadly missing a balance of reality, was all roses.As a candidate for House District 26 in Colorado, I conducted a survey of some 33 people in Eagle and Routt
Published: May 23, 2016
Christian AppsBattle Mountain High SchoolFavorite moment from any school year: Winning the skiing state championships for the second year in a row and getting second at the league track meet in pole vault.Give a shout out: To my teachers for keeping me involved and interested in my classes throughout my life. Without the great teachers I have had, I would
Published: May 23, 2016
Gregg Rippy spent three hours in a Copper Mountain parking lot last month waiting for Interstate 70 to reopen during a snowstorm. It was one of the Glenwood Springs civic leader’s longest delays in years among his frequent trips to Denver.Through the winter, Carbondale’s Bob and Joyce Rankin, state lawmaker and State Board of Education member, respectively, decided against coming
Published: May 19, 2016
On a recent trip, my wife and I happened upon a kiddie playground replete with swings, horizontal monkey bars, slides of various sizes, a whirl, etc.The playground was vacant but as we walked we spied a series of warning signs alerting people to the dangers that lurked within the playground’s confines. There were 19 separate warnings telling children “not to
Published: May 22, 2016
GYPSUM — No longer forced to bunk with both his siblings, Salvador Lopez will have an easier time concentrating on his goals, such as the Guardian Scholars program.The Lopezs — 16-year-old Salvador, 14-year-old Luis, 10-year-old Diane and their parents, Yolanda and Salvador — were among six local families to celebrate the dedication of their new homes Saturday in the Stratton
Published: May 22, 2016
I’m reaching out to express my extreme gratitude for the care provided for my dad by the staff of Vail Valley Medical Center in 2015. My dad, Gary Brandenburg, incurred a heart attack on the ski slopes last winter. He is a healthy man and it was a shock to our family when we heard the news here in Dallas.
Published: May 22, 2016
For all of the disparate languages spoken globally, there are only two that really matter: the voices of reason and the rantings of the irrational. We are all fluent in both languages, sometimes utilizing each in the same sentence, like a Spanglish linguistic mashup. However, the roots of these dichotomous dialects are vastly different. To paraphrase Tolstoy, all rational discussions
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In some places, loving where you live is a mindset; in other places, namely here, it’s easy to love where you live, whether it’s a sprawling oasis on the golf course or a townhome near the bus line. No matter where — or what — your home is, it’s important to have a few pieces you simply love to have
Published: May 22, 2016
AVON — The Vail Valley Art Guild is currently exhibiting a show titled “Black and White,” featuring art and photography, which will run through June 12 at the Art of the Valley Gallery in Avon. Thirteen artists and photographers have works on display.Until the early 1980s, most American newspapers were printed in black and white. Advertising art, cartoons and photographs
Published: May 22, 2016
Coloradans like to do it all, and it can be difficult to choose between that concert you’ve been dying to see and a weekend of hiking or biking. But why should you have to choose? We curated three summer weekend trips that bring you the best of Colorado’s culinary, cultural and outdoor offerings. That way, you can have the best
Published: May 22, 2016
“Great!”Does this word grate on your nerves when presidential campaigners use it? Or, does “great” invigorate your spirit, building pride in the U.S.?“Great” connects with some voters but repels others. A buzz word, “great” either turns-on or turns-off voters, depending on its political spin. “They treat this loaded word as if it were a piece of glass to look at,”
Published: May 22, 2016
VAIL — Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater was filled with promise as graduating Battle Mountain High School seniors walked across the stage Saturday afternoon during the school’s 56th commencement ceremony.“Graduation is a time to reflect on yesterday, appreciate today and look to the future,” Dr. Lourra Barthuly, school principal, told the graduates and the packed venue overflowed onto the sunny lawn.The
Published: May 22, 2016
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley High School’s Class of 2016 is a spirited group, and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is their emotional anthem … because they’re a great class and it’s a great song, that’s why.So, Principal Greg Doan invited Mr. Diamond to perform that song at Saturday’s Eagle Valley commencement. And why not?“We’ve had Bill Gates, NFL Hall of Famer
Published: May 22, 2016
Glenwood Springs High School senior Olivia Dixon walks to school, and has for the last four years, but Thursday she walked out the owner of a 2007 Ford Fusion.This was the second year that Glenwood Springs Ford and the high school administration teamed up to reward a student with a car. Requirements to be entered in the drawing included a
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DENVER — There’s the expression “Better to be lucky than good.”For Eagle Valley’s Charise Crabb at the state track and field meet, she was lucky and good.The Devils junior had a sub-par outing in the preliminaries in the 100-meter hurdles, yet made the finals when a hurdler was disqualified for a false start. And to her credit, Crabb took advantage
Published: May 21, 2016
The 13th annual Huskies and Heroes golf tournament, a fundraiser for the football team and to honor our military heroes from Ft. Carson, will be held on June 10. It is $500 per foursome. The community is invited to play, sponsor a soldier and donate silent auction items. Come join coach Lohrey and the Battle Mountain High School boys for
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For many, summertime means relaxing with a good book on a sandy beach or in between cool sheets after a day of adventuring. First-time author Leigh Hearon has written the inaugural book in what is sure to be a captivating mystery series for just such moments. “Reining in Murder” will have Dick Francis fans thrilled, with Hearon introducing Annie Carson,
Published: May 21, 2016
PAONIA — Colorado’s summer season is here, and to celebrate, the winemakers of Paonia and Hotchkiss have created North Fork Uncorked, a special tasting event for newly released wines. Festivities, hosted by each of the wineries of the West Elks American Viticulture Area, will be held throughout the area, including wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, music, picnics and winemaker
Published: May 21, 2016
Dear reader, I have been fooled by a system. The swimsuit pictured on the advertisement on my social media newsfeed was elegant, totally my style and the price was right. Fast forward almost a month later to when the suit finally arrives, in a plastic bag within a plastic bag within a plastic bag and I read that it was
Published: May 21, 2016
Dear Neil: I live in a community where there are five men for every woman. Yet when a close friend of mine and myself open ourselves to a possible relationship with one of these men, things go wrong. My friend and I have open hearts, are strong women, we have substance, we both have professional careers, we are good listeners
Published: May 21, 2016
EDWARDS — Staff from Alpine Arts Center will be at e|town kitchen + bar hosting two Cocktails & Canvas sessions, one at 5 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday to support this year’s kids and youth summer art camp scholarships. In addition to the Cocktails & Canvas events, e|town will be donating 10 percent of the evening’s food and
Published: May 21, 2016
Raymond Leslie McMahan, precious father, dearest brother, outstanding uncle and faithful friend, passed in his sleep on March 30 at age 73. Ray was born in Williams, Arizona, on June 5, 1943, to Leslie Raymond McMahan and Anita Ada McMahan. He graduated from Globe High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from University of Arizona in
Published: May 21, 2016
I have been an enthusiastic wine drinker since a semester spent in France as a college student. This sense of appreciation was reinforced by subsequent work and travel throughout Europe, including a number of years spent employed by an Italian company in the Veneto region — home to the carefree, easy-to-drink Soave, the round and luscious Valpolicella and the dark,
Published: May 21, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series about the lecturers featured at this year’s Colorado State University Extension Vegetable Gardening Lecture and Plant Sale series. Find more resources at www.eaglecounty.us/csu.Did you know that lettuce and potatoes were grown in the Eagle River Valley for at least 100 years? For a long time, the area around Avon
Published: May 21, 2016
DENVER — Day 2 of state track and field saw all three local schools record podium finishes in Denver.Battle Mountain’s Elizabeth Constien finished ninth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11 minutes, 32.49 seconds. Kaela Fahrney took 16th in that same race in 12:05.87.The Huskies’ 1,600 girls relay team made it through preliminaries. Gabby Trueblood, Alex Raichart, Melissa
Published: May 20, 2016
DENVER — It’s a rule — Vail Christian does pole vault.Cooper Daniels repeated as the 2A state pole-vault champion and Taylor Alexander returned to her throne with her third state crown in four years on Friday at the state track and field meet in Denver.And that made for a grand finale for the school’s vaulting coach, Charlie Alexander, who is
Published: May 20, 2016
The U.S. Forest Service is citing poverty as a reason to close more of our already-neglected campgrounds, particularly the few remaining rustic, less-developed locations in the valley. This is a lie. The Forest Service has a perfectly massive budget already, except it is siphoned off into central administration, corporate subsidy, boondoggle facilities and firefighting. The methodical restriction of simple unmediated
Published: May 20, 2016
Top 10 reasons why (Don) Rogers is outta here.10. The readers are dying.9. Has become an embarrassment to the community — walks around aimlessly mumbling, “ERS, ERS, ERS.”8. Has suffered the ultimate indignity — he’s a snowboarder and is terrible at it.7. It’s the only way to escape from that kook Cacioppo.6. Salary has gone way down, duties have gone
Published: May 20, 2016
The Vail Valley is a truly amazing place to live and work, except for one huge void: The lack of adequate employee housing.I moved to the area in 2010 and have lived in six apartments in just as many years. Finding affordable housing in Eagle County is getting increasingly difficult. Not only does it affect my family’s living situation, but
Published: May 20, 2016
VAIL — Seniors from the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy Class of 2016 officially graduated on Friday at Donovan Pavilion.The Class of 2016 launched the middle school at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in 2009, and while not many of the 10 who walked on Friday were part of that original sixth-grade class, the significance of their graduation was
Published: May 20, 2016
WOLCOTT — You knew when a metal band started hammering power chords to crank out a rock rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance,” Red Canyon High School’s and World Academy’s commencement was going to be freakin’ awesome.And it was.From Randy Martinez’ saxophone solo on our national anthem to the finale with Alice Cooper belting “School’s Out” from the sound system, Friday’s
Published: May 20, 2016
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Vail Homeowners Association Newsletter. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is available at www.vailhomeowners.com.In behind-the-scenes maneuvering, plans have been quietly underway since the fall of 2015 to bring a supersized three-day
Published: May 20, 2016
Two summers ago, Joel Gratz was with his wife on a sunrise ascent of the ever-popular Summit County 14er Grays Peak.Upon completing the picturesque trek, enjoying some time atop the ninth-highest mountain in the state and deciding to head down between 10 and 11 a.m., the couple settled on a mental diversion. They began counting the number of people still
Published: May 20, 2016
Dear Joan, We are buying a new home and although we are very excited, we have been consistently surprised with new costs that we had not taken into account. Now that we are near to closing on the home, the builder said we don’t need to pay for a home inspector’s services since we will do a punch list and
Published: May 20, 2016
Buying a home anywhere is a challenge for most people, and sorting out the myths from reality as to what is required can be a challenge as well.As the real estate market seems clearly on the road to recovery and it’s the season when locals are moving around, one of the questions I hear most often is: “How much do
Published: May 20, 2016
Set between Vail and Lionshead villages, 330 Beaver Dam Circle was originally built in 1977. It was remodeled in 1992, and it underwent another renovation recently by Gregg and Co. Builders. The coveted plot is on the water, between a private pond and Gore Creek. “The property was one of the only beachfront properties in Vail,” said Tommy Gregg, vice
Published: May 20, 2016
For many, summertime in Colorado evokes images of vibrant vegetation and beautiful flowering plants carpeting our landscapes. One of the most rare and fascinating of these plants is Harrington’s Penstemon, or Penstemon harringtonii. Have you ever spotted one? The public is invited to join Eagle Valley Land Trust for a free, guided hike on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 to
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The season of longer daylight is almost here, which means more time for outdoor adventure. A few industry experts — Cedar Davidson, of Alpine Quest Sports in Edwards; Kelcey Everson, of Ptarmigan Sports in Edwards; Matt Sprecher, of Minturn Anglers in Minturn; and Paul Previtali, of High Gear Cyclery in Avon — explain what they are excited about for summer
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Music on the Mountain, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s free mountaintop concert series, is back for its eighth year. Visitors can ride the tram or bus free from the floor of the Roaring Fork Valley with the donation of a canned food item for the LiftUp community food pantry. The concerts are held on top of Iron Mountain
Published: May 20, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the United States’ deep divide on the topic. Trump and other top Republicans will speak at the National Rifle Association convention Friday in Louisville, where organizers are trying to unite gun-rights voters by painting Clinton
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The fastest women’s pursuit team in track cycling just got a whole lot faster. Not by a small margin, either. USA Cycling and bike maker Felt unveiled a revolutionary bike more than two years in the making Friday, one that should make the record-setting Americans the odds-on favorites for gold at the Rio Olympics. The bike takes into consideration the
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