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On Friday, Nov. 13, Vail Valley band Skin the Rabbit will perform at the Main Street Grill, 97 Main St., Unit W-101 in the Riverwalk at Edwards. The band plays bluegrass to reggae and everything in between to make you grin like a mule eating briers. Skin the Rabbit is Nick Steingart on mandolin and fiddle, Bob Masters on guitar,
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EDWARDS — On Friday, The Bookworm of Edwards will host Rebecca Cohen and local children for a pajama party, with activities from and inspired by the newest book in Cohen’s PJ’s Backyard Adventures series, “Play at a Paris Playground.”Cohen, who resides in East Vail, said after she published her first book, titled “Fifteen Minutes Outside: 365 Ways to Get Out
Published: November 12, 2015
GYPSUM — Wild William Shakespeare asked the immortal question, “What do women want?”If Shakespeare, with his sonnets, frilly shirts, knickers and knee socks, couldn’t figure it out, then what chance do the rest of us have?Eagle Valley High School’s drama department will help you answer that.If you’re Brennecke Gale, Alissa Barry and Natalie Marner, then women want people to laugh,
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EAGLE COUNTY — Colorado spends up to $78 million each year on standardized testing, and the inaugural results from the PARCC tests taught us that for our $78 million we learned nothing new.Patterns on all standardized tests are also the patterns for PARCC, Thursday’s early results indicate.According to the results:• Affluent white kids still score the highest.• Kids living in
Published: November 12, 2015
You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you’ve associated with an active retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy. Specifically, to
Published: November 12, 2015
’Tis the season to express our gratitude — and we’re fortunate we have quite a bit to be thankful for here in the Vail Valley.Vail’s Opening Day is just one week away, followed by Beaver Creek shortly after. Mother Nature has helped get us off to a good start to the ski season and many locals are hopeful El Nino
Published: November 12, 2015
I drew laughter when I turned 18 and dutifully showed up to register for the draft.“Son, we haven’t done that in years.”I came of age in an interlude. A nation weary of war, particularly one widely viewed as corrupt, had ditched conscription for good. Perhaps wars of choice should run this way, although my father shakes his head. He thinks
Published: November 12, 2015
Mary (Mollie) Christensen Rue, 70, of Littleton, died Nov. 1.She is survived by husband Dean Rue, daughter Elizabeth (Liz) Christensen, son Nicholas (Nick) Christensen, grandchildren Kayla and Colin Christensen, sister Elizabeth (Roger) Freeberg, nieces Cynthia Pougiales, Carrie (Mark) LaRue and Ann (Greg) Sorich.Mollie grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. She had a long career in the sales and marketing
Published: November 12, 2015
Dear friends and neighbors,My sincere thanks to the voters in Vail for electing me to another term on the Town Council. The following items are issues I would like the council to address over the next two years. First would be the Gore Creek situation. The town, Eagle River water and sanitation, CDOT, Eagle River Watershed Council and Eagle County
Published: November 12, 2015
Election season just ended. And election season is once again upon us. 2016 is a big one. Besides selecting a president there are a plethora of national, state and local races. Most of us are eager for change to a political and electoral system more representative and inclusive of all of us, not just the wealthiest 1 percent. There is
Published: November 12, 2015
VAIL — Elections here are usually decided quickly — sometimes as soon as just a couple of hours after the polls close at 7 p.m. This year was different. This year, candidates Dick Cleveland and Ludwig Kurz, both vying for the fourth and final available Vail Town Council seat in this year’s election, had to wait more than a week
Published: November 12, 2015
GYPSUM — The Eagle Valley High School basketball program is launching its 2015-16 season in a big way Friday night.The program’s Midnight Madness event will get under way at 10 p.m. and continue until midnight at the EVHS gym as a fun way to bring together players, families and fans.“This is a new tradition from our new head coach (Chris
Published: November 12, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — It’s Thursday after school, and a group of fourth- and fifth-grade students huddle around a “Kill-A-Watt” meter diligently recording how much energy a classroom fan consumes when it’s running. At Brush Creek Elementary, fourth-grade science teacher Drew Musser goes above and beyond his regular teaching responsibilities to help this special bunch of students make a difference at
Published: November 12, 2015
EDWARDS — The Art Director’s Club of Denver recently honored Avid Design by nominating one of the local firm’s pieces for Best Illustration in the club’s 2015 annual award show. Nominated PieceThe nominated piece is the 25th anniversary poster for 2015’s Taste of Vail event, which was designed by Avid art director Coni Terrado. Terrado used various digital techniques to
Published: November 12, 2015
DENVER — The long and short of it was that Vail Mountain School soccer ran into a better team in Kent Denver on Thursday during the 3A state semifinals at All-City Stadium in Denver.The defending state-champion Sun Devils topped the Gore Rangers, 2-0, to advance to Saturday’s state final at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park against Fountain Valley or Coal Ridge.It
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With the vast amount of fees, regulations, time constraints and safety issues, it certainly can be “ruff” adding your pet to your travel plans.As a veterinarian in the Vail Valley for many years, I have seen firsthand how many pet owners are unaware of the regulations of pet travel, in addition to the health impacts of changing weather and the
Published: November 13, 2015
For some visitors, hitting up the Vail Valley’s thrift and consignment circuit is part of the vacation experience, while local shoppers come back again and again for the thrill of finding that great item. Of course, it’s also a great way to keep clothing out of landfills and reuse perfectly good items, often for a fraction of the original price.“I
Published: November 13, 2015
Protecting the vital ecosystems of this country has become big business, with large organizations leading the charge, while their armies of outspoken donors grow increasingly insistent. In his book “Good Dirt: Confessions of a Conservationist,” David Morine argues that the modern, large-scale model of conservation means the preservation of natural spaces is not as easy or straightforward as it used
Published: November 13, 2015
On Friday, Nov. 6, St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School and Parish friends and families gathered together creating fellowship during a holiday wine-tasting fundraiser to support technology in the school. Sommeliers guided guests in selecting wines to serve with holiday menus and to have on hand through the new year. Volunteers worked hard to set up tasting rooms throughout the
Published: November 13, 2015
1. “Into Thin Air,” by Jon Krakauer.2. “Moonlight Animals,” by Elizabeth Golding.3. “Crenshaw,” by Kathy Applegate.4. “Book With No Pictures,” by B.J. Novak.5. “Glass Castle,” by Jeannette Walls.6. “Mindfulness Colouring Book,” by Emma Farrarons.7. “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” by J. Ryan Stradal.8. “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder.9. “I Survived the Joplin Tornado,” by Lauren Tarshis.10. “When You Reach
Published: November 13, 2015
Vail artist Nancy Rondeau is having her 11th-annual show at the Vail Public Library Community Room the last two weeks in November. This year, her show features new works in oil and watercolor, combined with selected paintings from earlier years. The paintings in this show feature her expressions of the evergreen presence in our mountain terrain, plus new watercolors of
Published: November 13, 2015
On a summer day 20 years ago, Annah Scully saw her two kids doing what kids do in the summer — nothing, or nuthin’, and to paraphrase former Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, nobody does nuthin’ better than a kid on summer vacation.Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law clearly states that bodies at rest tend to stay at rest until an
Published: November 13, 2015
James Richard Hoza Jr., 62, passed away Nov. 2 in Fort Collins in the comfort of his own home with his children by his side.Jim Hoza was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Gilman to James and Nedra Hoza. Jim graduated from Battle Mountain High School in Minturn, then set off to continue his education at Mesa State University in the
Published: November 13, 2015
Glenn “Chip” Bartsch Jr. was called to his eternal rest on Oct. 26, having succumbed to chemotherapy toxicity.Chip was born in Neubrucke, West Germany, on Aug. 22, 1965 (his father was stationed there as an U.S. army officer). Chip’s given name was Glenn Jr., hence the nickname “Chip” to avoid confusion in the household between father and son. He both
Published: November 13, 2015
VAIL — The roads were clear and the grass was green when the Vail Valley went to sleep on Tuesday night, but Wednesday morning brought nearly half a foot of snow to both Vail and Beaver Creek — and it kept coming through the morning.The snowstorm and frigid temperatures this week have provided a boost for both resorts as they
Published: November 13, 2015
Last summer, when CDOT announced a new bus service from Glenwood Springs to Denver, I should have been happy. The Bustang meant fewer cars on the road and more public transport options. And I would have been happy, if on the same day I read about Bustang service I had not come across a story on Japan’s new maglev train
Published: November 13, 2015
EDWARDS — As Kaiser Permanente prepares to expand health care services to Colorado mountain communities, the health plan this week announced a new agreement with one of the largest medical groups in Eagle County.Colorado Mountain Medical will offer primary and specialty care services to Kaiser Permanente members in the mountain service area starting in January. Colorado Mountain Medical’s network of
Published: November 13, 2015
We wanted to provide some clarity regarding the $150,000 Youth Foundation request that was made to the School Board on Oct. 28. For fiscal year 2016, we are currently focused on securing funding streams for a $383,000 expansion of programming to better serve students in the 2015-16 school year. The $55,000 that was approved for Youth Foundation at the school
Published: November 13, 2015
How to succeed in local politics without really trying:In 1996, I started participating in community meetings called Vail Tomorrow. Prior to that, I ran a property management firm for 10 years, in which no matter how much you saved associations money all they wanted to talk about was dog s--- and parking.I served eight years as an Eagle County commissioner,
Published: November 13, 2015
And then there was one.Eagle Valley football, go east, young men.The last local team left in the postseason, the Devils open the 3A football playoffs at Roosevelt today at 1 p.m.First off, I didn’t cut and paste the phrase of “Eagle Valley at Roosevelt” from last season, even though this is a rematch. Of course, one doesn’t need to remind
Published: November 13, 2015
If you are one of those people who bought your property in early 2007, paid top dollar and did not have a big down payment, then you might still be somewhat underwater in your mortgage if you have not found a way to refinance under HARP, the Home Affordable Modification Program. HARP allows homeowners with loans closed prior to April
Published: November 13, 2015
Dear Joan, I keep hearing on the news and reading in The Denver Post how there is such a seasonal rental shortage​ for employees in the mountain resort towns​. It seems to be worse in Steamboat and Breckenridge, but presuming we have some​ of the ​same shortage issues here, how does that affect the value of my real estate here?
Published: November 13, 2015
VAIL — The Town of Vail is transitioning to its winter snow removal operations this week. As such, no on-street parking will be available within the town through April 12, 2016. Throughout the winter season, the Vail Public Works Department is prepared to maintain Vail’s frontage roads and residential streets in a timely manner during and following each snowstorm. However,
Published: November 13, 2015
EAGLE — If Eagle has a signature dish, such as Boston’s baked beans or Kansas City’s barbecued ribs, it is arguably the Methodist ladies’ homemade chicken noodle soup.For more than three decades, the women of the Eagle Community United Methodist Church have been mixing, rolling and drying their famed noodles and stewing scads of chickens to prepare the lunchtime offering
Published: November 13, 2015
The Oct. 15 editorial by Don Rogers entitled “Our two valleys” makes an erroneous assumption. Mr. Rogers states that students “living in poverty” might have parents that “do not fully understand the value of an education in America.” Given the focus of the article, he must be referring to Eagle County’s Hispanic/Latino community. I would like to know how Mr.
Published: November 14, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — When local Ray Kyle won the Iron Fly in February, he was coming off months of training.The Iron Fly is to anglers what the Iron Chef is to cooks, where competitors are given a bag of various materials and must create a masterpiece using what they’re given. The secret to Kyle’s success was not unique to fly-fishing,
Published: November 14, 2015
Why won’t sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy. It is a gem of a joke: succinct, biting (pun intended), cute, and hinting that even the most dastardly creatures have a code of conduct. Simply classic. My new favorite take on this trope, found after scouring the Internet, goes like this: “Why are lawyers like nuclear weapons? If one side has one,
Published: November 14, 2015
At this time of year at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, much is under way “For the Kids” to prepare them for the season and the future. In addition to the daily conditioning and getting ready to get on snow later this month or in November, it is the primary time of year for SSCV athletes to work with their
Published: November 14, 2015
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.Some see Vail’s overflow parking as a measure of success; others see it as an unpreparedness to deal with Vail’s
Published: November 14, 2015
Hundreds of millions of people have read the Hollywood sign as they came in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport. In the early days of the sign, the 1920s, it read Hollywoodland and was illuminated by thousands of electric light bulbs. Each letter was approximately 40 feet high and made of sheet metal attached to telephone poles. The
Published: November 14, 2015
As president of the Cordillera Property Owners Association, I wanted to reflect on a number of positives that the Vail Valley may not know about us.With more than 7,000 acres, Cordillera offers five neighborhoods, four golf courses, multiple restaurants and spectacular mountain views, all combined with an impressive list of activities and amenities. I’ve lived in Cordillera since 2006 with
Published: November 14, 2015
Dear Neil: I am married to a wonderful and loving wife, and I love her very much. But all is not happy with us because of our sex life. My wife says she is no longer interested in sex and that she doesn’t want anything to do with it anymore. I have tried to talk with her, but all she
Published: November 14, 2015
EAGLE — The seventh annual Winter Market & Holiday Fair returns to Eagle on Saturday showcasing locally, regionally and nationally hand-crafted items.Santa will be there, and you should, too. More than 50 vendors have signed up so far, with more on the way.“You’re buying from local people, so it’s great for them and it’s good for our local economy,” said
Published: November 14, 2015
Thomas Jefferson defined himself as a “Virginian” in his writing and conversation. He fiercely protected local identity and refrained from calling himself an “American.” Jefferson’s colleagues likewise defined themselves, referring to home turf and delineating personal identity as a resident of New Hampshire or Pennsylvania. Because these patriots were suspicious of getting lost in foggy national identity, they pursued local
Published: November 14, 2015
Today is America Recycles Day, and we pay homage to all who sort and set out the bins, with the accompanying question: “Honey, is today our recycling day?” Every single can or bottle makes a difference — so thank you recyclers for doing your part!That said, we have work to do. Every day about 200 tons of waste is delivered
Published: November 14, 2015
VAIL — Bravo! Vail’s After-School Piano Program, a hands-on and engaging music education initiative, enrolled 112 students for the 2015-16 academic year. The 20-week program is offered for $100 to students grades second through eighth at seven locations throughout Eagle and Lake counties. Approximately 40 percent of students are receiving partial or full scholarships to participate in the program. Additionally,
Published: November 14, 2015
Long before Vail’s event calendar was colored in full by professionally organized events, it was the amateurs who had their way with planning and living out their own kind of fun, by the locals, for the locals — and anyone else who dared to join in on the fun.In the ’70s, ’80s and into the ’90s, Vail was filled with
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VAIL — Golden Peak is now hosting a handful of the fastest ski racers in the world for training.The Vail Mountain venue is one half of the best November training opportunities in the world for pro skiers, with Copper Mountain being the other half. The speed skiers are usually focused around Copper while the technical skiers train at Golden Peak.
Published: November 14, 2015
As soon as the Thanksgiving dinner is done, many people are ready to throw the switch on their outdoor holiday lights. If that is your plan, then get organized now. Here are a few tips to consider.Simpler is betterWhether it is the time and effort you put in to the project, the expense incurred or how the display will ultimately
Published: November 15, 2015
Vail’s thickly lit evergreens brighten spirits as winter days become shorter and darker. Festivals featuring magical winter characters take center stage at Beaver Creek. At home, it seems natural to extend the invigorating holiday spirit through your own creative trimmings, beginning with fall’s inviting hues of red, orange and yellow and transitioning into December’s glimmering silvers, golds, bright reds and
Published: November 15, 2015
While the West has transformed and evolved greatly since the pioneer days, mining laws remain largely unchanged. Hardrock mining and extraction is, to this day, governed by President Ulysses S. Grant’s General Mining Law of 1872. Five U.S. Senators, including Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, have introduced the Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2015 in an attempt to reform
Published: November 15, 2015
For more than 100 years, hot springs in Colorado have attracted vast numbers of visitors to their healing, relaxing and intriguing waters. In Colorado, we are fortunate to have both artificial and natural hot springs. The artificial ones, usually found at resorts, are similar to hot tubs and the waters are commonly pumped from the ground into artificial pools. We
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Jan Garrett and J.D. Martin will offer their inspirational message and heart-opening music at Unity of the Mountains on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Martin has written five No. 1 hit singles for such luminaries as Reba McEntire, Peter Cetera and Kathy Mattea. Garrett has toured with Steve Martin and John Denver, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show.” Unity of
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Attention businesses of Eagle! Be a part of our inaugural Eagle WassailFest from Dec. 3-5. Eagle WassailFest invites you to offer patrons samples of your own special wassail for a chance to be deemed the Eagle Wassail-Meister! For more information on this fun event, please visit www.eaglechamber.co and click on the events page or contact Taun at 970-688-4577. Registration is
Published: November 15, 2015
Hitler rose to power by, among other things, promising to make Germany great again. He was considered a buffoon and madman by many of his peers who thought him unelectable. He created a common enemy for Germans to rally against by demonizing Jews. This is Donald Trump. The only difference is that this time we’re “deporting” immigrants. Seventy million people
Published: November 15, 2015
Fifty million-plus to train five unvetted Muslim soldiers to join the fight in Syria. Fifty million plus to construct a gas station in the Middle East that ordinarily would cost no more than 500 thousand. “No boots on the ground” in the Levant to fight thousands of ISIL terrorists who have crossed the Obama “red line,” but now we send
Published: November 15, 2015
The other day I was reading an article advocating for government mandated paid maternity leave. Normally this isn’t a topic I would comment on; after all, my wife and I are a bit outside the demographic where this subject may be an issue. However what piqued my interest was how this relatively obscure writer made clear that government mandated paid
Published: November 15, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — The union that’s trying to organize Beaver Creek ski instructors scored a resounding victory in Telluride.Telluride’s ski patrol voted 50-1 last week to ratify their first union contract with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ Communication Workers of America.Tie vote in TaosTaos Ski Valley’s ski patrol voted Wednesday whether to unionize. That vote
Published: November 15, 2015
AVON — The town issued a press release earlier this week that said the council was expected to approve a design for a new police station on Tuesday.Those expectations proved to be false, however, when — following hours of deliberation — the council tabled the effort after failing to come to an agreement with the Eagle River Fire and Protection
Published: November 15, 2015
GYPSUM — It was 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, and David Graham was adjusting the water flow to the cooling towers at the biomass plant in Gypsum. He thought he saw flames reflected in the windshield of a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck. When he turned, he saw he was right.The conveyor belt that delivers huge piles of wood
Published: November 15, 2015
VAIL — In honor of America Recycles Day, the Town of Vail will be accepting alkaline batteries to be recycled for free this week. Batteries may be dropped off at the Community Development Department offices, 75 S. Frontage Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. To assist with processing, please attach clear tape
Published: November 16, 2015
EAGLE-VAIL — Children in Homestake Peak School’s lower school drama club will present Disney’s production of “The Aristocats Kids” today in the school’s auditorium. For the past several weeks, 26 children in grades three through five have been rehearsing diligently for this one-time, 30-minute, all-ages musical performance. In Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids,” Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her
Published: November 16, 2015
The Eagle River Fire Protection District is partnering with the Vail Valley Medical Center and Vail Brewing Co. for Eat, Drink and Be Manly, taking place at the brewery at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event strives to raise awareness about the fight against prostate cancer, and all proceeds will benefit the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. For attendees 21
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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on men’s health.You can’t exercise away a bad diet. “You literally are what you eat,” said Dr. Dennis Lipton, an internist at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “Your body takes your food and turns it into the muscles, bones, blood vessels and every other cell that your body is
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This story has corrected a couple of facts regarding the Vail Nordic Center.EAGLE COUNTY — Vail Mountain’s Opening Day looks like it’s going to be a good one — at least for those who take care of themselves on the roads.Another big snowstorm rolled through the Vail Valley on Monday, leaving several inches of snow, with more predicted to fall
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Brian Charles Olmsted, 51, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Edwards, passed away Oct. 30.Born Jan. 29, 1964, in Ankara, Turkey, Brian lived in and traveled to many countries during his childhood. After graduating with honors from Smokey Hill High School in Aurora, Brian continued his education in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. While attending CU, Brian enjoyed
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