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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Call it a test drive.Eagle Valley golf took top honors of the four local high schools at the Steamboat Springs Invitational on Thursday at the Haymaker Golf Club, the site of both the 3A and 4A regional tournaments on Sept. 22.The Devils finished fourth with 241 strokes behind Grand Junction (222), Steamboat (231) and Montrose (232).Eagle Valley’s
Published: September 3, 2015
GYPSUM — It is no longer a rivalry simply by geography. It officially means something on the pitch and in the 4A Slope table.Eagle Valley boys soccer, after downing Battle Mountain last fall, 2-0, for its first win against its Eagle County rival since 1999, informed everyone it wasn’t a fluke. The Devils made it two in a row over
Published: September 3, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Across Eagle County this holiday weekend, you’ll find local firefighters from up and down the valley a little out of their element. Instead of at the station or in their engines, they’ll be standing on busy corners or in front of the supermarket holding empty boots.The goal of the annual event, which starts today and goes through
Published: September 3, 2015
VAIL — For the second year, the U.S. Forest Service, Vail Resorts and town of Vail have worked together to accommodate access for hunters heading up Mill Creek Road on Vail Mountain. This access provides limited parking and drop-off spaces to the east of the bottom of Gondola One, accessed from Vail Road and the Mill Creek Tunnel or via
Published: September 3, 2015
EAGLE — Earlier this year, the Eagle County commissioners agreed to let the town of Eagle develop a plan for the truck parking area just west of Chambers Park.This week, the town presented its preliminary plans for the site, and the commissioners liked what they saw.The town is working toward a sales tax increase election in April to partially fund
Published: September 3, 2015
It felt like the whole community showed up last Friday night at the Eagle Ranch Pavilion.Upvalley, downvalley, teens, millennials, elders, newcomers, folks here since before the ski hills. People I hadn’t seen in years, people I’d seen yesterday, plenty I’d never met, at least not that I remember. They crossed ethnic and demographic lines, though this was a decidedly local
Published: September 3, 2015
Board: Vail Town Council, Tuesday’s work session and regular meeting.Present: Jenn Bruno, Greg Moffet, Mayor Pro Tem Ludwig Kurz, Margaret Rogers, Dave Chapin, Dale Bugby.Absent: Mayor Andy Daly.Issue: Contract award for Vail Golf Club clubhouse renovation project.How they voted: 5-1, with Bugby opposed.What it means: The council approved a contract with Evans Chaffee Construction Group for $8.175 million for an
Published: September 3, 2015
MINTURN — On Oct. 3-4, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, in partnership with the Forest Service Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District and the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association, is seeking about 100 volunteers to help provide improvements to the Minturn Mile trail.The Minturn Mile leads from Vail to the town of Minturn and has become an increasingly popular trail
Published: September 3, 2015
Everyone is interested in features, the proverbial “bells and whistles” that help differentiate our favorite products or services from the competition. Features focus on what a product or service will do.When you “sell features,” you essentially describe some element of your product or service in the hope that the customer will be suitably impressed. For example, “our destination has 10,000
Published: September 3, 2015
In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this volatility?For one thing, you’ll find it useful to know the probable causes of the market gyrations. Most experts cite global fears about China’s economic slowdown, falling oil prices and anticipation
Published: September 3, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — In the months of July and August, Vail Mountain Rescue Group was called out 22 times. Below are summaries of the most significant of those missions.At 6 p.m. July 4, Vail Mountain Rescue Group dispatched team members to carry out a hiker who was injured in the Missouri Lakes backcountry. After evacuating the injured hiker to an
Published: September 3, 2015
Kudos to Joe McHugh for raising the alarm on the growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain (Letters to the Editor, Wednesday’s Vail Daily). It is not just a lack of enforcement. VR has its marketing machine in high gear to sell the maximum number of Epic Passes possible and then some, virtually guaranteeing more accidents and near misses.There is
Published: September 3, 2015
Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included.HIT: To a problem that’s really not — overflow parking in Vail to the frontage roads. Almost any town in America would kill for this to be their big problem.HIT: To the notion of a roundabout at the main Edwards
Published: September 3, 2015
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While running uphill at Arrowhead during an interval training session on Monday, several of us shed our outer clothing along the side of the trail expecting to pick it up on our way back down. This occurred between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. Unfortunately, some well intentioned soul picked up our items for us and has not turned them in, yet.
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Boureas is performing world jazz and soul at the Main St. Grill today at 10 p.m. with Thomas Haupt on classical guitar with live loops and Todd Anders Johnson on cajole and vocals — think Gypsy Kings meets Michael Franti. The show is free and there will be a raffle by Swany Gloves.
Published: September 3, 2015
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EAGLE COUNTY — Fulford, the mining camp at the foot of New York Mountain that boomed in the 1880s through the early 1900s, has long been a topic of fascination for local residents. In 1896, when the gold and silver mining boom was at its peak, close to 300 people made their homes in Fulford. The bustling camp had two
Published: September 3, 2015
What does a snail’s world look like? Why are fireflies disappearing? In the midst of drought and blazes, how will California farmers and ranchers survive? What will our forests look like after the pine-beetle infestation is over?These may not have been questions most people have ever asked, but they’re topics that several environmental filmmakers have dedicated their time to, and
Published: September 3, 2015
EDWARDS — Adult coloring books have been a welcomed trend recently. People around the world have been unleashing their inner child, breaking out their colored pencils and letting stress fade away as they work with the intricate and beautiful designs. Inspired by this creative phenomenon, The Bookworm of Edwards will be hosting an exclusive Coloring and Cocktails event today at
Published: September 3, 2015
The Coles Whalen Trio will play the last Friday Afternoon Club of the summer season at Maya in the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa on Friday, Sept. 4. This Denver trio features singer-songwriter Coles Whalen, who injects a smooth blues and folk-inspired attitude into the ears of every audience she performs for. She leaves the sweet melodies of her four
Published: September 3, 2015
BEAVER CREEK — Paderewski Fine Art in Beaver Creek will welcome Grant Hacking as the gallery’s artist in residence this weekend. Hacking’s exceptional knowledge of animal anatomy and ability to portray atmospheric landscapes originates from his upbringing in his native South Africa. Extensive travel eventually led him to reside in South Carolina and, finally, the mountains of New Hampshire, where
Published: September 3, 2015
The dateline was Eagle-Vail, and Battle Mountain football won in Week 2 against Soroco, 42-0, on Sept. 5, 1997, my first story for the Vail Daily.Princess Diana’s funeral got the cover.I’m still a little peeved by that.In that first fall, Eagle Valley football, coached by some guy named John Ramunno, made the 2A state playoffs, but 3A Battle Mountain beat
Published: September 2, 2015
GEORGETOWN — Traci Cunningham, 29, will end her life in prison, and as awful as that might be, the beginning of her life might be worse.“The child was subjected to things that are unspeakable and was probably not loved until she met someone with unconditional love to give. Penny Cunningham gave that love, and gave and gave and gave,” said
Published: September 2, 2015
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EAGLE COUNTY — By the middle of next summer, Eagle County’s medical services will have expanded significantly, with new facilities from Colorado-based Centura Health and managed care giant Kaiser Permanente. Vail Valley Medical Center is also in the midst of a major expansion that is slated to be finished in 2019.Influx of careCentura Health has already broken ground on an
Published: September 2, 2015
EDWARDS — If you’re old enough to remember Howard Cosell’s microphone shaking, you know what Parkinson’s disease looks like.But what if there was a way to make the tremors stop or at least control them?People with Parkinson’s have abnormal electrical function in the bottom of their brain. Deep brain stimulation therapy helps correct those electrical functions, says Medtronics, a medical
Published: September 2, 2015
1 year agoWeek of Sept. 4, 2014The town of Eagle netted a $41,00 grant from Greater Outdoors Colorado to help pay for a new rafting ramp at Chambers Park.In support of Trooper Eugene Hofacker, who sustained serious gunshot injuries after he pulled over to help a stopped motorist who turned out to be a dangerous felon, the Colorado State Patrol
Published: September 2, 2015
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EAGLE — Eagle Police Chief Joe Staufer has seen his share of emergency situations during his law enforcement career, but during the early morning hours Tuesday, he was part of an experience he will never forget when he delivered his baby daughter at Mile Marker 140 of the Gypsum Interstate 70 exit.Staufer called the experience “amazing, yet terrifying.” The series
Published: September 2, 2015
Fulford, the mining camp that boomed in Eagle County in the late 1800s, has long been a source of fascination for local residents. The ghost town turned summer cabin community has a history that is laced with tales of lost gold mines and adventurous pioneers.The Eagle County Historical Society will host a “Fulford Night at the Museum” on Thursday, Sept.
Published: September 2, 2015
EAGLE — Faced with a massive project to relocate the SourceGas transmission line that currently runs underneath a sizable swath of the Eagle Ranch neighborhood, Eagle officials don’t particularly like any of the routes proposed to date.Instead, they would like the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and SourceGas to consider a different alignment that moves the pipe away from existing
Published: September 2, 2015
GYPSUM — When Gypsum residents envision the future of their community, they would really like it to feature a discernible downtown area.Gypsum’s leaders have released results from the Vision Gypsum’s Future Downtown Survey conducted earlier this year by participants of the Regional Institute of Health and Environmental Leadership program, in partnership with the town. When asked if they thought Gypsum
Published: September 2, 2015
EAGLE — With survey results in hand showing strong local support for a sales tax increase to fund a river park project in town, members of the Eagle Town Board have unanimously voted to take the proposal to the voters.But they did decide to present it at an election later, rather than sooner — as in April 2016 versus this
Published: September 2, 2015
EAGLE — Geoff Grimmer, the principal at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and a 10-year veteran of Eagle County Schools, will be the newest member of the Eagle Town Board.Tuesday night, Grimmer was selected from a field of eight candidates to succeed member Luis Benitez, who was elected to the town board in 2014 and is leaving the community to
Published: September 2, 2015
BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts will invest approximately $110 million to $115 million in resort improvements for the upcoming 2015-16 ski season, bringing its five-year resort investment total to more than $500 million. The centerpiece of this plan is linking Park City and Canyons resorts in Utah, transforming the two resorts into one and completing a number of upgrades to the
Published: September 2, 2015
MINTURN — Vi Brown was helping pack up the last bit of her last Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale. She was standing out front of the building in Minturn’s Maloit Park, letting her mind wander back over decades of stuff that rolled in and out of those doors, all the friends she made and all the good they did.In
Published: September 2, 2015
Tom’s firing was partly my fault. I walked in on something going down between Tom and Bruce. Interrupted, Tom muttered, “I guess some people might consider that sexual harassment” before walking out the door. I asked what happened and Bruce replied, “Tom touched me.” Turns out, Tom had been giving Bruce unwelcome shoulder massages for a while. Bruce was too
Published: September 2, 2015
VAIL — The board of directors for the Vail Valley Business Women are currently preparing for their Membership Open House. The event will take place at The Remedy Bar at The Four Seasons in Vail on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and is free to attend.The open house is designed to provide business women who are curious about joining
Published: September 2, 2015
This is so much more than a golf story, so stay with me on this one, OK?You see, one of my favorite things about golf season is having the opportunity to participate and play in fundraising events. These are tournaments set up to help large and small charities alike raise money in a fun and competitive way. Now if you
Published: September 2, 2015
VAIL — Luca Rodoni wasn’t one of those musical prodigies who sat down at his first piano lesson as a small boy and started playing a symphony.“When I was young, I hated it,” says the high school senior, one of 12 teenagers selected from a massive pool of applicants to partake in this week’s Vail Jazz Workshop. “I went to
Published: September 2, 2015
I must say that the Rev. Van Ens is a source of socio-liberal concepts regarding all things political. “The majority of Americans are too intelligent to elect a president who acts like a monarch.” Incredible! The good reverend actually penned this in his article of Aug. 30. To put this pronouncement in context, Van Ens went on to say, “There’s
Published: September 2, 2015
EAGLE-VAIL — The annual four-course Harvest Dinner, hosted by Grouse Mountain Grill and served family-style in the Eagle-Vail Community Garden, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. The dinner begins with passed hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., with family-style seating at long community tables, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated: 15 percent to the Community Garden and 85
Published: September 2, 2015
AVON — Importer Rich Southwick, of Enotec Imports, will visit vin48 today as part of the restaurant’s Summer Tasting Series. Southwick will pour select Italian wines from his portfolio. “Enotec Imports is an Italian fine-wine import company representing boutique and mid-size, family-owned and operated wineries,” he said. “Our focus is on quality wines of distinction, soul and tradition that reflect
Published: September 2, 2015
AVON — As the days grow shorter and the evening chill sets in, harvesting season reaches its peak. Whether from our gardens or from the wild, finding delicious uses for our edible bounty can be invigorating but tedious. On a freezing, mid-winter night, what better way to experience a burst of summer than to open up a can of tomatoes
Published: September 2, 2015
What does 30 pounds of butter look like? Roughly the weight of the average beagle, it’s 120 sticks, which if carefully stacked end on end would be taller than most of the buildings in Vail Village. That 30 pounds of butter also equates to about 1,000 cupcakes, the minimum number that Lauren Smith, owner of Mountain Cupcakes, expects to crank
Published: September 2, 2015
Tickets for the iconic Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival go on sale today at 10 a.m. The festival weekend is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 9, and will once again be held at the Vail Cascade Resort in Vail. The featured brewmasters, dinner hosts and seminar presenters for the festival came together earlier this year than
Published: September 2, 2015
On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte catches up with angler Brad Dunkle as he fishes the Eagle River in Eagle-Vail, Colorado.   [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/69978677?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a
Published: September 2, 2015
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley soccer bounced back in a big way, blanking Coal Ridge, 3-0, on Tuesday evening at John Ramunno Field.This was the just the right tonic after what could have been a devastating loss last week to Glenwood Springs during overtime.“It’s early in the season and it would be easy to find excuses,” Devils coach Bratzo Horruitiner said.Against
Published: September 1, 2015
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain volleyball is very much in that stage where all players should be wearing tags that read, “Hello, my name is …”However, the Huskies ran into a team in a similar situation — Coal Ridge — in their season opener on Tuesday night and dispatched the Titans, 25-15, 25-19, 25-17.“We’ve had to go back to some of
Published: September 1, 2015
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Demecio Fresquez, 75, of Gypsum, formerly of Red Cliff, passed away on Friday.A visitation will be held on Thursday at St. Patrick Parish in Minturn from 6 to 7 p.m. with a rosary service beginning at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at St. Patrick Parish at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Greenwood
Published: September 1, 2015
You might reasonably think an operating agreement has to do with doctors, scrubbed-clean surgical suites and anesthesia. You might ponder whether one has something to do with a disclaimer you sign with a trembling hand before you agree to undergo the knife. Yikes. But, nah, not so much. Instead, an operating agreement has not a whit to do with your
Published: September 1, 2015
Vail faces another threat to the quality of the Vail experience, and that is the serious and growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain in the winter. It appears that Vail Resorts is unwilling to really crack down on the perpetrators of this threat for fear of damaging the “Vail experience” for visitors. While VR can point to the growing
Published: September 1, 2015
The Cycle Effect would like to thank Vail Resorts EpicPromise and CME for their generous donation of a 15-passenger Ford E350 van. The Cycle Effect fits into a key EpicPromise criterion ­youth development by helping young girls to develop confidence and life skills through the sport of mountain biking. With its rapid growth of 300 percent in one year in
Published: September 1, 2015
In light of the current events, it is time for Colorado to eliminate the death penalty. I am and I remain a proponent of the death penalty, however, as I and most of us followed the James Holmes story from shots to sentencing, I have never witnessed a crime more appropriately deserving of execution. If a death penalty is not
Published: September 1, 2015
Vail volunteers needed. Top four volunteers will receive tickets to almost every Vail event, most with VIP access; TOV gold parking pass; Vail Resorts ski pass; paid family medical benefits; season golf pass; $8,000 per year cash for one to two days per week. Must be a full-time Vail resident 18 years of age and registered to vote in Vail.
Published: September 1, 2015
The other night I went out on our deck overlooking Booth Creek Park. It was so dark I saw nothing. Nothing, but the stars and the evergreens and mountains hulking against the sky. This is how dark Booth Creek Park should remain after Vail’s redesign and redevelopment of the 3-acre parcel is completed next fall. It’s a terrible idea to
Published: September 1, 2015
Quality vs. quantityVail faces another threat to the quality of the Vail experience, and that is the serious and growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain in the winter. It appears that Vail Resorts is unwilling to really crack down on the perpetrators of this threat for fear of damaging the “Vail experience” for visitors. While VR can point to
Published: September 1, 2015
On the eve of the beginning of this school year, the teaching staff at one of our community elementary schools took an unusual approach to kicking things off. While there was plenty to do in terms of planning and last minute set-up of places like classrooms and libraries, the staff at Gypsum Elementary School took to the streets of their
Published: September 1, 2015
It was August of 1980 when I came to work for the Gallegos Corporation. Taking a break from the restaurant industry in the Vail Valley, I took Gerald Gallegos up on his offer to come work with him for a season. At the time there were only 24 employees. After my second day I wasn’t sure I’d make it for
Published: September 1, 2015
It is hard to imagine the 24-7 schedule of the hard-working ranching families all around us. Their days are punctuated by searing heat, blue skies, blizzards, downpours, good hay cuttings, long days in the saddle and fresh food on the table. Many of these ranchers are looking to future generations to carry on their important work of providing our food
Published: September 1, 2015
GEORGETOWN — In one of Traci Cunningham’s first hearings, District Attorney Bruce Brown said she drove her mother to an isolated spot 15 miles south of Gypsum, and as her mother was running for her life, shot her to death.After a 10-day trial, a jury took less than three hours to agree with him.Cunningham is guilty of first-degree murder, the
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In the early 20th century, musicians began combining Caribbean and African drumming, creating a new sound ingrained in American history: jazz.“Jazz is America’s unique musical art form,” said Owen Hutchinson, development manager for Vail Jazz.The genre has become a quintessential part of American culture, making the Vail Jazz Party, taking place Thursday through Monday, Sept. 7, a fitting way to
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Munich comes to Vail for two weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun emulating the grand tradition of Oktoberfest, the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn.Vail Oktoberfest starts at noon Friday, Sept. 11, in Lionshead with a new oompah-style Friday Afternoon Club, followed by the ceremonial Hacker-Pschorr keg tapping that evening, officially marking the start of Oktoberfest in
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Raise your stein and say “Prost!” at the Sonnenalp Oktoberfest, an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration happening at the Sonnenalp Hotel today from 3 to 9 p.m. The Sonnenalp is collaborating with Hofbrau to transform the front of the hotel into an authentic German beer hall, bringing the energy and charm of Munich straight into the heart of Vail.
Published: September 1, 2015
The little guy was probably having a pretty good day; right up to the point where he was nearly decapitated.Like my mate and me, he was up early on a morning that was clear, cold and provided an amazing sunrise. While my bride and I had eaten before we embarked on our pre-dawn hike, the victim looked to be relishing
Published: September 1, 2015
AVON — The Bible is the best-selling book in human history, but how many people in the Vail Valley are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in 2008 found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.Eagle River Presbyterian
Published: September 1, 2015
Beatlemania comes to the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Saturday, Aug. 29, when “1964”… The Tribute hits the stage. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early ’60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. More than 25 years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft.
Published: September 1, 2015
The Vail Jazz Festival brings local icon Tony Gulizia, with Brian Loftus on drums, and a guest artist to Sweet Basil in Vail Village on Sunday, Aug. 30, for the final weekly soiree of the season. The music runs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Visit www.vailjazz.org or call 970-479-0175 to learn more.
Published: September 1, 2015
Gregory Porter was barely in kindergarten when he wrote his first song. It went like this:“Once upon a time I had a dream boat/Once upon a time I had a love/Was it just a dream that I did love you …”Sounds pretty sophisticated for a 5-year-old boy, right? Clearly, the Brooklyn-based, California-born singer was onto something big.“I knew nothing about
Published: September 1, 2015
MINTURN — Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele, mixing and matching sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.“Tony Furtado is
Published: September 1, 2015
Cogswell Gallery will welcome Colorado oil painter Dan Deuter for a special showcase and a live painting demonstration on Friday, Aug. 28. Deuter is nationally recognized for combining his personal experience with historical research to create genuine Western scenes.Born in 1949 in Rees Heights, Deuter was raised in the tradition of a true South Dakota cowboy. He grew up on
Published: September 1, 2015
Renegade Sons will play three gigs in the Eagle County area coming up, starting with a show at Main Street Grill in Edwards at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Renegade Sons are at it again with a concert at Stage Bridge Riverside Amphitheater, with BoozeGrass opening at 9:30 p.m., and the band plays the final Friday
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Consider the scattered state of mind common to many people. Now consider a mud puddle that has been mixed and stirred. Letting the puddle calm and allowing the mud to settle reveals crystal-clear water, just like a day of directed, quiet practice allows the mind to settle, revealing what is most important. This clarity allows the practitioner to
Published: September 1, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — In the 1880s and 1890s, ambitious miners seeking silver and gold swarmed the mountains of Eagle County. The public can learn more about the county’s mining history during the Eagle County Historical Society’s Fulford Night at the Museum on Sept. 10. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the history museum in Eagle.The evening will
Published: September 1, 2015
Anyone who can relate to the fierce commitment of Colorado residents to physical fitness and the great outdoors will appreciate “After the Fall,” the intense and deeply personal memoir by climber and amputee Craig DeMartino. From the first pages, and as quickly as DeMartino peeled off of his anchor 100 feet up on a popular climb in Rocky Mountain National
Published: September 1, 2015
Director Suzanne Crocker can’t be reached on a whim to discuss the screening of her documentary “All the Time in the World,” which will show for free on Wednesday evening at Little Beach Park in Minturn. Crocker lives in the Yukon Wilderness in Alaska. “No Internet access and no phone until Aug. 31,” says her email auto-reply. “Sorry for the
Published: August 31, 2015
“Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History” is overwhelming. Spanning thousands of years, the ambitious story is an account of one marauding band after another sweeping across an island notorious for Mafiaso. Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines and Arabs — you name them and they plundered and terrorized the island.“Sicily” is uphill reading, detailed and full of facts and
Published: August 31, 2015
John McKay and Everett Smith are running from Virginia Beach to the Santa Monica Pier and haven’t had a day off since Des Moines, Iowa, so what did they do when they hit Fairplay?They went trail running.You gotta support people like that.McKay, 46, is a former Eagle County school teacher who’s making his second cross-country trip to lend his hands
Published: August 31, 2015
GEORGETOWN — A jury begins debating Tuesday morning whether Traci Cunningham murdered her mother, a former nun and school teacher.Traci is charged with driving Penelope Cunningham from Aurora to a remote spot 15.2 miles up Gypsum Creek Road and shooting her to death on Thanksgiving Day 2013.“Five shots into the body of Penny — into the torso, into the head.
Published: August 31, 2015
Why do crazy people hell-bent on suicide feel obligated to murder a few others first? I don’t see what’s wrong with simply eliminating the middle-man and just killing themselves without all the extraneous bother.Anger management issues, powder kegs about to explode, TV anchors, anchor babies, megalomaniac Trump, shifty Clinton, downright crazy Carson; the absurdity of it all is sometimes hard
Published: August 31, 2015
Upcoming events:Wednesday: Poker game at the Golden Eagle senior center, 1 p.m. Monday: Caregiver Support Group meeting usually held at the Eagle Public Library will be canceled due to Labor Day holiday.Monday: County offices will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday. Exercise class at the Golden Eagle Senior Center will also be canceled.Sept. 30: Know the 10 Signs.
Published: August 31, 2015
EDWARDS — Homestead resident Tania Landauer remembers the time when the main Edwards intersection consisted of a stop sign, the Gashouse and a gas station. On Thursday, she was looking at potential plans for the spot that could include a roundabout, new sidewalks and widened lanes, as Eagle County and the Colorado Department of Transportation begin to look at ways
Published: August 31, 2015
Some of you may remember the famous lead-in line from the Monty Python series: ”And now for something completely different.” It seems Hollywood knows more about picking presidential candidates and possibly the presidential winner than all the political talking heads. Consider many believed Donald Trump was a flash in the pan who would never release his financials and would “flame
Published: August 31, 2015
Ray Pankuch, beloved husband and best friend, has ended his earthly journey peacefully with his wife by his side. Saddened by Ray’s passing, he was coping with his illness for such a long time. He was truly amazing how he dealt with it all with such grace, dignity and unending humor. He truly lived the rest of his life as
Published: August 31, 2015
EAGLE — The Forsberg family is thankful they’re not going through this alone.More than 800 people showed up for Friday’s Caring for Kailyn event, hosted by the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.Kailyn Forsberg’s thought kept rolling around their heads, “Could you imagine going through this without friends?” No, and the Forsberg’s don’t have to imagine it either.Kailyn, 15, said she was
Published: August 31, 2015

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