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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
Published: November 16, 2015
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
Published: November 16, 2015
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
Published: November 16, 2015
Dale Charles Hobson, 53, passed away peacefully at Vail Valley Medical Center, on Thursday surrounded by co-workers and friends. Born May 11, 1962, in Pittsburgh to Jeanette Theresa (Weichelt) Hobson and Robert Bernard Hobson, Dale was an avid skier, German shepherd lover and huge Pittsburgh sports fan. His quick wit and dry humor brought a smile to everyone who knew
Published: November 16, 2015
Upcoming events• Today: “Long Term Care 101” Join us for a seminar and panel of experts in this field, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Call 970-328-8831.• Today: Free blood pressure checks, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11:30 a.m.• Today: Free haircuts, Golden Eagle Senior Center. Appointments start at 1 p.m. Call 970-328-8896 to sign up.• Wednesday:
Published: November 16, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — It’s no secret that kids are under a lot of stress these days. A plethora of standardized school testing and the “Race to Nowhere” phenomenon has created a generation of kids who feel enormous pressure to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.“Defining Mindfulness and Reducing Stress” is this month’s Eat! Chat! Parent! topic Tuesday from
Published: November 16, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County school district wraps up a series of community meetings Tuesday as it tries to figure out how to catch up with a years-long backlog of building maintenance.The school district is creating a facility master plan to address the physical condition and lifespan of existing buildings, identify and prioritize space needs and potential building improvements.The
Published: November 16, 2015
I wanted to take a moment to thank Jason Glass the Eagle County School Superintendent for his forthcoming candor at the Red Sandstone PTO meeting on Nov. 9. As a parent, I was torn on the Colorado Marijuana Legalization Amendment, yet 1.3 million Coloradoans voted to pass it by a mere 55 percent. Knowing that the funds were earmarked for
Published: November 16, 2015
It was all going to be so simple.I sat down at the computer last Friday around noon, mentally prepared to start a column about the silly yet infamous Starbucks Christmas cup issue, when the news came on TV from Paris.The fact that Starbucks was founded and still led today by a Jew was so tempting to have fun with I
Published: November 16, 2015
Thank you to all the parents, friends and church families from across the community that came out to 4 Eagle Ranch for the first Boots & Belts Ball, benefiting Vail Christian Academy. Cowboys and cowgirls enjoyed a good ol’ country barbecue, line danced, bid on auction items, and even watched our kinder and first-grade teachers horse race for a prize.This
Published: November 16, 2015
I wanted to say thank you to all my friends and the people who supported me in my bid for a Vail Town Council seat. I feel very fortunate to have been elected. The close nature of the race made for some exciting times over the past eight days. I want to acknowledge Ludi Kurz for a race well run.
Published: November 16, 2015
There is nothing wrong with group fitness programs, but you need to understand what you’re getting into. I have coached group fitness dynamics for over a decade and have realized like most things in life, you really do get what you pay for. The most appealing benefit of group fitness programs is the financial savings for the consumer. Most group
Published: November 16, 2015
Since its inception, snowboarding has gone from a fringe counterculture sport to an Olympic mainstay as one of the most popular spectator events. It provides a spectacular display of athleticism, requiring as much skill, conditioning, determination and grit as any winter Olympic sport. In 2002 snowboarding joined Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s list of competitive snow sports as a full
Published: November 16, 2015
Barley, hops, water and yeast — that’s what makes a beer, right? Well what about a Belgian witbier with orange peel? How about a dry Japanese rice lager? The all-American (err, maybe partly Belgian now) Budweiser? A barrel-aged imperial oatmeal stout with vanilla, chilies and saffron? Specifically, all of these beers are tied together by their use of adjuncts, broadly
Published: November 17, 2015
In a cocktail world where craft is king, premixed bottles and cans are trying to stand out on liquor store shelves. Kyle Cowen has been the West Vail Liquor Mart spirits buyer for two years. He said sales of premixed cocktails have stayed pretty “flat” in that time — without much increase or decrease — and most people who are
Published: November 17, 2015
With apologies to Independence Day, Thanksgiving is the most authentic of our national holidays. It is the one day when, in the middle of a workweek, we pause our digital devices to gather and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.Oh, and there is football. And, of course, there is wine — usually lots of wine. While
Published: November 17, 2015
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Lost money? Someone was wandering Lionshead Village over the weekend and lost a sum of money. We would like to get it back to the owner. Please call 970-476-2718 with the details. No fishers please!
Published: November 17, 2015
The Skating Club of Vail and the Vail Recreation District invite you to a skating open house today from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Meet our club skaters and coaches, and learn about the Skating Club of Vail and Holiday Show. There will be free skating and rentals. Refreshments will be provided.
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EAGLE COUNTY — SkiTownConnect launched last week, allowing locals and newcomers to Eagle County with like interests to easily connect with one another through the social networking app. It is available for both iPhone and Android on the Apple App and Google Play stores. Either can be accessed by logging onto www.skitownconnect.com.The goal with SkiTownConnect is to take the anxiety
Published: November 17, 2015
EAGLE — After a special executive session held Monday morning, the Eagle Town Board has suspended Town Manager Jon Stavney and reportedly launched the process to terminate his employment.A sparsely worded statement issued late Monday afternoon said the town board had “voted unanimously to suspend Jon Stavney from his position as town manager and town treasurer with full pay and
Published: November 16, 2015
EAGLE — Doing the same thing the same way all the time makes you consistent. If you’re an alleged criminal, it also makes you easier to catch.Cynthia Johnson faces 27 felony counts, so far, after she allegedly forged drivers licenses and other identification, used forged credit cards to get cash from local banks and was part of a group of
Published: November 17, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — We all know about the high price of real estate in the Vail Valley. But there are property owners in the valley who bought just a little slice of their vacation homes.Whether you call it time share, fractional ownership or residence clubs, there are hundreds of units in the valley owned by thousands of people. And those
Published: November 17, 2015
In the first part of this short series, we defined patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets as protections to various kinds of “intellectual property” and, in turn, defined intellectual property as any product of the human intellect. Patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets protect their owners from unauthorized use of their intellectual property by others. Patents, we determined, apply to
Published: November 17, 2015
VAIL — It didn’t take long Tuesday for the new Vail Town Council to pick a new mayor — Dave Chapin.With former Mayor Andy Daly ineligible to run for a third consecutive term on council, Vail was going to have a new mayor. And speculation had been swirling through the town’s political types since the Nov. 3 election, and particularly
Published: November 17, 2015
EAGLE — Eric Hill, of the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, remembers spending some cold, snowy nights in the company of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jaimie Jursevics as they braved icy conditions along Interstate 70 at accident scenes.“She was also good to be around when you were on a scene. She would always have a big smile on her face,”
Published: November 17, 2015
GYPSUM — Local residents are definitely enjoying the fact that they are paying less at the pump, but a decrease in fuel prices have affected the town of Gypsum’s sales tax receipts for 2015.Not that the folks at Gypsum Town Hall are complaining, really. When aviators purchase fuel at the Eagle County Regional Airport, they pay a sales tax to
Published: November 17, 2015
VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced this year’s winners of the Physician of the Year, Clinical Excellence and Rising Star awards, presented to doctors Dan Brajtbord, Bernard Riberdy and Kristen Ickes, respectively. The awards were presented at the hospital’s annual Physician Recognition event.“(Vail Valley Medical Center’s) success has always been, in large part, due to our impeccable medical
Published: November 17, 2015
VAIL — In the month of giving back and giving thanks, Aria Athletic Club at the Vail Cascade are showing their appreciation with an exhibition squash match featuring squash champions Todd Harrity and David Ramsden-Wood, with all proceeds benefiting Vail Veterans Program, Eagle Valley Humane Society and Children’s Hospital Colorado.On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., watch U.S.
Published: November 17, 2015
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley soccer handed out a lot of hardware last week, yet another sign of the program’s emergence in 2015.The Devils had five players on the all-league team, be they first team or honorable mention. Eagle Valley had five selections in the past two years combined.That’s the coaches of the Slope acknowledging that Eagle Valley is a major
Published: November 17, 2015
Last week, it was important to honor​ and recognize​ those ​military personnel ​who serve our country. As ​volunteer ​coordinator for the Veterans Awareness Week programs in the valley’s schools, I​, in turn, had the privilege to serve those veterans. I ​would like to thank everyone involved for making ​last week ​the best one yet!Thank you to the band and music
Published: November 17, 2015
Your article on secondhand finds in the Saturday Vail Daily was very well done, and interesting to read. I do feel that I should add my disappointment that there was no mention of the oldest and maybe largest “secondhand finds” offerings in the county — the yearly Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale in Minturn! Granted, we are only open
Published: November 17, 2015
I just participated in my first Vail Town Council meeting as a newly elected council member. It is an honor and a privilege to serve my community in this role and I want to express my gratitude to all of the Vail voters, friends and neighbors who voted for me in the election. During my campaign, many Vail community members
Published: November 17, 2015
Last week (and at long last), the Colorado Department of Education released statewide results of the new English language arts and math tests students took this past spring. Individual student, school and district-level data will be made public in December. The statewide results of the tests (known as PARCC, after the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)
Published: November 17, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Merchant ski passes used to be a common sight at Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek. Then along came the Epic Pass.Before the Epic Pass — and the 2008 national economic meltdown — local chambers of commerce did a booming business in membership. At one time, the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce had more than 350 members, many
Published: November 17, 2015
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EDWARDS — Three all-state, seven all-league, one Slope Player of the Year and one Slope Coach of the Year.Given all of that, one would think that Battle Mountain soccer had a pretty solid year. With their fourth state quarterfinals appearance in five years, a 15-3 mark and another league title, Huskies soccer did just fine and it’s reflected in the
Published: November 17, 2015
Every 51 minutes someone in the United States dies in a car accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the country. In 2014, 395 Eagle County residents were charged with DUI or DWAI, clocking an average
Published: November 18, 2015
EAGLE — The Bowlmor Cafe & Lounge, located in The Back Bowl in Eagle, will host comedian John Novosad, better known throughout the comedy world as Hippieman, when Comedy Night at the Bowlmor returns Saturday at 8 p.m.Hippieman is a veteran of both stand-up and sketch comedy. He has achieved acclaim on some of the biggest stages throughout the country,
Published: November 18, 2015
VAIL — A Vail event since the inaugural tasting and lone seminar at 8150 and the Hubcap Brewery in March 2001, the 16th annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival will be held at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa Jan. 7-9.Tickets for the event went on sale in September. The food-pairing events were sold out in 10 seconds, and VIP
Published: November 18, 2015
VAIL — Blue Moose Pizza will kick off a season of celebrations today to commemorate the restaurant’s 20th anniversary of serving hand-tossed, New York-style pizza in the Vail Valley. First opened in Beaver Creek in 1995, the anniversary festivities will include 95-cent drafts and select 95-cent slices served all day long, with additional events and specials continuing throughout the winter
Published: November 18, 2015
EDWARDS — It’s not every day that you are assured of intelligent conversation on a night out, but at The Bookworm of Edwards, the odds are good. The independent bookshop is offering a speed-dating-style event with local authors to discuss their books, inspirations and publishing journeys today.Authors seeking readers include Mimi Pockross, Karen Wyatt, Judi Kirby, Leslea Wahl and Chuck
Published: November 18, 2015
Vail Honeywagon and Walking Mountains Science Center have teamed up and invited other local businesses and organizations to host a recycling awareness, education and collection event at the Honeywagon Recycling Center in Avon, just south of Walmart, today from noon to 5 p.m. Items you can bring to recycle include clothing, paper for shredding, small appliances, electronics, scrap metal and
Published: November 18, 2015
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Someone was wandering Lionshead Village over the weekend and lost a sum of money. We would like to get it back to the owner. Please call 970-476-2718 with the details. No fishers please!
Published: November 18, 2015
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VAIL — Due to early-season work on the mountain, uphill travel on Vail Mountain is limited to Simba on the west end of the mountain, which can be accessed from Lionshead, throughout Thursday.Once the mountain opens Friday, uphill travel will continue to be limited to Simba and is not permitted between the operating hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Published: November 18, 2015
AVON — Do you have items in your house collecting dust because you don’t want to throw them in the landfill but you don’t know how or where to properly recycle them? Have you ever wondered why recycling rules vary so much from town to town and state to state? Vail Honeywagon on Thursday is partnering with Walking Mountains Science
Published: November 18, 2015
[iframe src=”http://media.swiftcom.com/assets/VailDaily/Docs/2016budget.pptx” width=”660” style=”border:0px;”]EAGLE — The good news is that Eagle County government will have $2.8 million more to spend next year.The bad news is that every dime and more will be consumed by increased healthcare costs — around $3 million.The county’s public health and human services costs will run about a $1 million general fund deficit next year. That
Published: November 18, 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: From a reader to the idea of a ski instructors union at Beaver Creek. “They could use a united voice.”HIT: To a town with Mayor Bone. Congratulations to Dave Chapin, filling some big shoes in Vail.HIT: To the town
Published: November 18, 2015
I keep getting asked to help explain to friends what I think is happening and what to do about this endless war.It’s not that there’s an Illuminati that makes the decisions on how the world is run. It’s just that like the person who likes the corner office and parking spot, our representatives like power. And corporations like profit and
Published: November 18, 2015
EAST VAIL — Where’s Jeanne Macsata when you need her?The Vail Mountain School teacher and queen of orange did the team introductions for the school’s soccer playoff games, and her services are needed here.In one form or another, pretty much all of the Gore Rangers’ starting lineup took home postseason honors.The coach jumpsThere are always gripes with postseason awards, and
Published: November 18, 2015
I’m deeply concerned with the turn our country is making towards intolerance and fear. Many of our governors are now refusing to cooperate with plans to accept Syrian refugees into our country. Some are even suggesting a religious test for entry and other completely un-American and heartless ideas. Sure, out of thousands and thousands of refugees, who by definition, are
Published: November 18, 2015
I share with many other Eagle residents great appreciation for the work that Jon Stavney has been performing for the town.To me, he has been an even-handed, capable and professional administrator that has been serving the town of Eagle and its board effectively and competently.Yet in an apparent unanimous vote, the Board of Trustees has suspended him from his position,
Published: November 18, 2015
EDWARDS — The volleyball season continues for Taylor Alexander.Not only is the Vail Christian senior outside hitter an all-league selection, but she’s taking her talents to Arvada West on Saturday for the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Game. The 2A ladies play at 10:30 a.m.Alexander, setter Remy Beveridge and outside Ciara Heiden are first-teamers for the Gore League, while
Published: November 18, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — A bit like a new colt, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s regional bus service, Bustang, started haltingly. But the service now seems ready to run.State officials this week announced weekend service would be added to the current Interstate 70 route starting Saturday. That service features 50-passenger buses outfitted with conveniences ranging from restrooms to Wi-Fi service and
Published: November 18, 2015
While it may be generally accepted that most caregivers are women, there is a growing amount of males who are choosing to take on the caregiving role not only within their own family, but also as a career. Some studies indicate that male caregivers may account for more than a third or more of the caregiving population.Just 15 years ago,
Published: November 18, 2015
VAIL — The winter season is off to a good start with several large storms bringing unusually heavy snowfall to much of the state.“It’s been a great start to the season,” said Nate Mitchell, a Vail ski instructor and backcountry enthusiast. “We’ve been getting in reliable turns for a couple weeks now. The trick is to know where to look.”In
Published: November 18, 2015
VAIL — Paid parking in Vail’s parking structures and outlying lots begins Friday to coincide with the start of Vail Mountain’s ski and snowboard season. Parking passes are available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays throughout the season on the lower level of the Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road. Bring proof of eligibility
Published: November 18, 2015
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Unity of the Mountains is hosting a Thanksgiving potluck dinner following the special Thanksgiving service at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Miller Ranch Community Center in Edwards. Rev. Kathy Young will give the message with Robert Anderson supplying the music. All are welcome! Bring a friend and a dish to share. For more information, call 970-376-1231.
Published: November 19, 2015
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