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VAIL — The town has been relatively quiet since the ski lifts closed in April. That ends this week, and in a big way.The GoPro Mountain Games returns to Vail starting Thursday. That four-day weekend will bring dozens of events and activities — and thousands of spectators — to Vail Village.The Mountain Games’ economic impact often depends on where a
Published: June 1, 2015
LAKEWOOD — Christy Sports has announced the launch of Big Agnes’ camping department in the newly remodeled store in Avon.The newly remodeled Christy Sports store added a camping department in order to better serve Vail Valley locals and destination camping enthusiasts. The store will still carry quality outdoor furniture, but now, as part of a new partnership with Big Agnes,
Published: June 1, 2015
Upcoming events• Tuesday: Flo’s birthday.• Wednesday: Free non-medical foot care at Maloit Park Senior Wellness Center, 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Call 970-328-8831 for more information.• Wednesday: Poker game at 1 p.m. at the Golden Eagle Senior Center.• June 10: Nate Goldberg from the Beaver Creek Resort Co. will demonstrate on Nordic walking techniques with pre and post stretches at Maloit Park Senior
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Talking about health insurance may have the same social taboo as publicly talking about religion and politics.America’s health care system can be frustrating at best — especially for those in the middle class. Here in the mountain communities of Colorado, the burden of cost is especially high. As a matter of fact, according to Kaiser Family Foundation information published in
Published: June 1, 2015
For some, taking a test to determine your risk of cancer could be a lifesaver. For others, an inconclusive result could only cause more worry and anxiety. These are just some of the things one must consider when deciding to undergo predictive genetic testing, which is used to identify gene mutations that may put someone at risk for a disease,
Published: June 1, 2015
VAIL — Aria Athletic Club & Spa will host Friday Afternoon Yoga Club this summer. FAYC begins Friday and continues each week through Aug. 29. Classes take place at 5:30 p.m. Practice yoga for an hour and then join your classmates for a free cocktail and 20 percent off food at the Fireside Grill in the Cascade Resort. Each summer, Aria
Published: June 1, 2015
I have learned two hard facts observing fitness culture in the last 18 years. First, 95 percent of all fitness activities and propaganda is completely screwed up. Second, the fattest people spend the most time performing cardio. The people who need to lose weight waste too much time spinning away in the hamster wheel. Treadmills, ellipticals and rowing machines are
Published: June 1, 2015
VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s Vail Whitewater Race Series will continue today featuring an extended course from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to the Vail Whitewater Park in Vail Village. This is the fourth race in the five race series, which is presented by the town of Vail and Howard Head Sports Medicine, with course design by Alpine Quest Sports.
Published: June 1, 2015
GYPSUM — A local couple did not have burglars, as they told police, but they did allegedly have methamphetamine, which the police say they found while they were looking for the burglars.About 3 a.m. Friday, Kaleb Mickley, 31, and Shannon Mickley, 25, of Gypsum, called police to report a trespass in progress.The person who called police stated that the intruders
Published: June 1, 2015
Imagine a former Marine, born and raised here in Happy Valley, who takes it upon himself, via Facebook, to promote an anti-Muslim rally and hold a “Prophet Muhammad cartoon drawing contest” within days “somewhere on Bridge Street.”The picture he uses to promote the protest is of him proudly wearing a T-shirt with the phrase, let’s see, how do I put
Published: June 1, 2015
VAIL — For Denver resident Natalia Ptas, 34, a typical weekend getaway might look like this: driving up to the mountains to meet other friends, renting a VRBO or Airbnb house together, maybe doing a mountain bike race or a big ride, then heading out to find a local restaurant they’ve heard good things about.“When I travel, the most important
Published: June 1, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — SOS Outreach is celebrating the graduation of the youth outdoor outreach program’s high school seniors. The nonprofit congratulates Oliver Pilas and Josue Velasco from Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy; Vladimir Carbajal, Mariah Dermody and Mario Terrazas from Eagle Valley High School; and Rita Gutierrez and Maricruz Cornelio from Battle Mountain High School. These seven students have demonstrated
Published: June 1, 2015
Volunteers are needed for the GoPro Mountain Games biking and running events. Please join us Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, for an exciting volunteer event in the Vail Valley. The GoPro Mountain Games have returned! For more information, email Joanna and Sue at security@vvf.org.
Published: June 1, 2015
By now you may be planning your summer family getaway — and one might think that by living in the mountains we would automatically spend quality time with the kids outdoors, right? Well, sometimes it takes getting into a new place to explore, reboot the family dynamic and reconnect with the great outdoors around us.To do this, you can still
Published: June 2, 2015
On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  VIDEO: Local kayaking legend Ken Hoeve takes viewers through the Slurry Pipe Rapids in Gilman Gorge, a class 5+ kayaking run and one of the most difficult sections of creek in Colorado. [iframe src="//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/mzg4dy59gj" width="640" height="388"/]
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DENVER — Sporting a beard and sparkly black pants, Neil Diamond proved that at 74, “he’s still got it”: namely his deep voice coupled with the swagger and charm that makes the ladies swoon. At least that seemed to be the overarching sentiment overhead from at least four different women who giddily shrilled those words as they exited Denver’s Pepsi
Published: June 2, 2015
Emily Bruell is far from the first gay student, openly or otherwise, to attend Roaring Fork High School. But she is the first to come out publicly in her valedictorian speech to a standing ovation.Bruell, 17, a straight A student bound for Bates College in Maine, seized the opportunity Saturday to make a point about labels, punctuating it with a
Published: June 2, 2015
EAGLE — Eagle Town Park will once again be the place to be on Thursday nights this summer as the Moe’s Original BBQ’s ShowDown Town free concert series returns to Eagle. The free concerts will kick off July 2 at 6:30 p.m. with Tori Pater and the Dyrty Byrds, a classically driven, Southern-influenced rock ‘n’ roll band with a Rocky
Published: June 2, 2015
EDWARDS — Conscious Transformation Groups are a free monthly gathering designed to help people connect with like-minded individuals who are focused on their personal and professional fulfillment. Each meeting consists of a Conscious Transformation teaching, a tool or meditation and an opportunity to create a simple, practical plan for daily life. This supportive environment is a space for people to
Published: June 2, 2015
There’s no real shocker here — avocado pairs delightfully with a rich and meaty chili.But I decided to pair them in a fresh way that is just right for summer grilling season. Rather than simply whip up a pot of chili and scatter some diced avocado over it, I decided to spoon mounds of chili into pitted avocado halves, top
Published: June 2, 2015
Editor’s note: High altitude makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Dessert insurance, that’s how I view pound cake. With one in the freezer, you’re ready for anything. Serve it toasted or plain,
Published: June 2, 2015
VAIL — After 25 years, we lovingly put a red ribbon around our Vail Valley scrapbook of memories and descended to the lower altitude of our original home, Denver. It was like retirement in reverse as we traded the inspirational tranquility of the mountains for the vibrant nonstop energy of downtown Denver.A few years before we decided to move to
Published: June 2, 2015
DENVER — The Bustang even has that new idea smell, to go with its new car smell. The 13-bus statewide bus system rolled out Tuesday for its maiden voyage, a cruise through Denver. The first state-owned and operated starts rolling in earnest Monday, July 13. They’ll be in Vail for a demonstration next Thursday, if you want to see for
Published: June 2, 2015
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a six-part series.Our local high schoolers have just graduated. Full of hope and promise, they are about to be unleashed upon the wider world. But what does it mean, legally, to be 18? Notwithstanding the rightful thrill of new adulthood, beware, the corners are a little sharper now.This series is intended to
Published: June 2, 2015
AVON — The Vail Valley Foundation has announced Tom Boyd as the new director of public relations and communications. He replaces outgoing vice president of communications John Dakin, who held the post for 28 years.Boyd brings 15 years of media experience to the job, including work as a media specialist at Olympic events in Torino, Vancouver, Innsbruck and Nanjing. He
Published: June 2, 2015
BEAVER CREEK — Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa has been awarded Hyatt’s Donald N. Pritzker Award for Hotel Team of the Year. Criteria for winning this award include overall achievement in the financial success of the property, outstanding guest service, creation of a positive work environment and overall display of leadership qualities that are valued by Hyatt, including creativity, initiative, high-energy,
Published: June 2, 2015
VAIL — Kristin Yantis, principal of Malen Yantis Public Relations, announced that the firm recently was awarded three prestigious awards for its work on the Vail summer account. Yantis also took home an individual accolade from the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.The firm earned three gold awards in the annual Hermes Creative Awards for its work
Published: June 2, 2015
GYPSUM — Leaders in Gypsum want to know what residents’ vision for the community looks like. That’s why they have launched a process called Vision for Gypsum’s Future. In addition to seeking general opinions about community attributes, the effort will also solicit focused input about a future potential downtown area in the community.“The town of Gypsum is anticipated to grow
Published: June 2, 2015
June greetings to everyone in Eagle County and Routt County!On May 6, the first session of the 70th Colorado General Assembly adjourned. Even with split chamber control, when we worked together, putting aside petty, partisan politics, we were able to pass some bills that will improve life for all Coloradans. We balanced our budget as required by law, while adding
Published: June 2, 2015
The term “innovation” is tossed around a lot in discussions on education reform. Indeed, it is difficult to argue with those who push for more innovation in education. The term conjures up images of industry pioneers, scribbling down seemingly crazy ideas and experimenting before that “Eureka!” moment, where the revolution occurs and everything changes from that beautiful moment forward. Where
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Please join Unity of the Mountains at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday in their new home in the Community Room at the Miller Ranch Community Center at 25 Mill Loft Road in Edwards. It’s easy to find and there’s plenty of parking, and an elevator, too, if it’s difficult to negotiate the stairs. It’s east of Battle Mountain High School or
Published: June 2, 2015
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Dolores Scott, daughter of Cregan Ortner and Ryan Scott, of Steamboat Springs, was born on May 18 at 12:19 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 and 3/4 inches long. Dolores’ grandparents are Julie Seracuse, of Eagle; Steven Scott, of Indianapolis; and Christopher and Kate Nordloh, of Cincinnati.
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VAIL — While many assume marijuana sales have been totally prohibited in town, the truth is the final decision on the issue still has not been made.Since the state of Colorado began allowing retail marijuana operations last year, the town of Vail has been under a moratorium banning them. That moratorium, however, is only temporary and is set to expire
Published: June 2, 2015
EDWARDS — The Riverwalk at Edwards is home to a new four-part concert series called Riverwalk First Fridays. Held in Edwards’ scenic new gathering place for community functions and entertainment — the Riverwalk Backyard Amphitheater — First Fridays will bring together local merchants and jazz greats from the Front Range for four iterations of great music, local beer, wine, food
Published: June 3, 2015
EAGLE-VAIL — Thousands of people will be here to play during this weekend’s GoPro Mountain Games.Among them are Eddy Smith and the 507, and you’ll want to catch them if you can. They’re coming all the way from England to play blues, rock and soul tonight at the Route 6 Cafe, and Saturday night at the Vail Ale House.If you’re
Published: June 3, 2015
AVON — This summer, Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon offers Summer Science Camps, week-long day camps for students entering first through eighth grade. There are also single day experiences for first and second graders through the Earth Explorers program.Walking Mountains offers camps out of the Science Center in Avon and Brush Creek Elementary School in Eagle. From Creek Critters
Published: June 3, 2015
BEAVER CREEK — Chef Riley Romanin is opening a new “rotisserie gastro pub” restaurant in Beaver Creek on Friday. Revolution, located in the Beaver Creek Lodge in the former Rocks Modern Grill space, will showcase the best rotisserie techniques from around the world, Riley said. The spit-roasted meats range from porchetta to picanha, traditional Brazilian sirloin cap steak; “every Brazilian
Published: June 3, 2015
VAIL — A handful of guests were evacuated from a Lionshead hotel for a couple hours, as Vail firefighters doused a small blaze that started in one of the units’ mechanical room.At 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Vail firefighters responded to a call from the Lodge at Lionshead, where some combustible items — pillows and paper — caught fire. They were stored
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VAIL — Here are the results from Tuesday’s Vail Whitewater Series on Gore Creek:Kayak 1 Brent Redden 4:102 Derrick Dreyer 4:123 Mongo Reeder 4:134 Ken Hoeve 4:135 Tim Kennedy 4:176 Robert Prechtl 4:287 Billy Mattison 4:288 Brian Alt 4:339 Josh Sibley 4:3410 Brian Counselman 4:3511 John Bailey 4:3612 Kyle Gosnell 4:3813 Wyatt Alt 4:4114 Jessica Cook 4:4115 Andreas Bauer 4:5016 Quinn Strauch 4:52Raft 1 Redden/Kincel 4:452 Seelig/Paula 4:483 Birk/Birk 4:554 Williams/Prechtl 5:025 Welch/Gorski 5:056 Buddy/Tuttle 5:117 Knowles/Lindsay 5:37SUP 1 Dan Gavere 4:172 Brent Redden 4:223 Bradley
Published: June 3, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — The memorial for local resident Kai Conroy will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Terra Bistro in Vail. The public is welcome to attend and share memories of the mother of two who touched the lives, and bodies, of many as a longtime massage therapist in the valley.Kai’s husband, Neil Conroy, said while his wife
Published: June 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: From reader Pat Hammon to the lilacs in Eagle this year. “I cannot recall them ever being so full and colorful. If you have a moment, then take a lilac tour through old town Eagle and you will be
Published: June 3, 2015
AVON — The Vail Valley Partnership has been selected as a finalist for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ 2015 Chamber of the Year competition, sponsored by WebLink International.The finalists are: • Category 5: Association of Washington Business (Washington), Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce (Nebraska), Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Georgia).• Category 4: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce (Tennessee), Commerce
Published: June 3, 2015
So the other day I saw a statistic that caught my attention, “Data shows that the population between the ages of 19 and 30 have only read one book in the past 12 months, and that book was Facebook.” Now obviously this is not true, it was just someone trying to make a point and having some fun with our
Published: June 3, 2015
For Brendan Olson, life brought him mountains to climb. Brendan died on Saturday after a fall from a rock climb in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. He was 47. Mountains brought Brendan a greater force in life. They posed profound questions for him and induced a spirit of adventure.Brendan leaves behind his daughter, 15-year-old Camille, his son, 11-year-old Nicholas, wife Virginia
Published: June 3, 2015
EAGLE — The western route in and out of Eagle is set to change Friday.On Friday, traffic along U.S. Highway 6 west of Eagle will shift over to the temporary lanes built specifically to handle motorists while the existing Depression era bridge over Brush Creek is replaced. A temporary bridge structure has also been placed at the site.“The last two
Published: June 3, 2015
Last winter, 400 of my new friends and I built and serviced a couple of solid ice roads euphemistically called race courses on 50-plus-degree pitches that would worry anything but a bird. They’re built on runs named for rapacious birds with vice grip-powered knives for feet euphemistically called talons. Talon became our totem. We are the Talon Crew.But it’s over,
Published: June 3, 2015
The 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run occurred on May 22 and wouldn’t have been a success without the help of people and sponsors from our community. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following people for their time and support by participating in the 2015 Eagle County Special Olympics Torch Run.Our sponsors Four Seasons Resorts and Residence,
Published: June 3, 2015
VAIL — Vail Mountain kicks off summer operations on Friday. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will operate for weekend scenic rides Friday through Sunday, and will move to daily summer operations beginning June 12. For opening weekend, Adventure Ridge at Eagle’s Nest will offer activities including the Zip Flyer,
Published: June 3, 2015
MINTURN — Battle Mountain Development announced it needs the town’s help in exploring a possible land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service: Battle Mountain for Meadow Mountain. The company plans to submit an exchange proposal to the Forest Service within the next month or two, Tim McGuire with Battle Mountain Development told the Minturn Town Council Wednesday evening. The Forest
Published: June 3, 2015
Less than a decade ago, many of the events taking place at this year’s GoPro Mountain Games weren’t even considered sports. Back then, if you’d told someone you were going to catch the stand-up paddleboard in the morning and then head over to see the slacklining competition in the afternoon, fellow festival-goers would’ve probably given you a confused look.The debut
Published: June 4, 2015
VAIL — The GoPro Mountain Games begin today with a bigger Thursday schedule than competitors and fans are used to seeing.In addition to the usual first-day kayaking action on Homestake Creek near Red Cliff, today will also host the freestyle kayak qualifiers at the Vail Whitewater Park under the International Bridge and the first few waves of DockDogs competition will
Published: June 4, 2015
8:30 a.m.• DockDogs Outdoor Big Air practice, Golden Peak• Free Yoga Time, Mountain Plaza9 a.m.• Bouldering World Cup Male qualifier, Mountain Plaza10 a.m. • DockDogs Outdoor Big Air Wave 3, Golden Peak• GoPro Training Sessions, 10:30 a.m. • SUP Yoga at River Town, Meadow Drive11 a.m. • Gerber Gear Town opens, International Bridge• KIND Adventure Village opens, Golden Peak •
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For Brendan Olson, life brought him mountains to climb. Brendan died on Saturday, May 30 after a fall from a rock climb in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. He was 47. A celebration of life memorial service has been scheduled for 5p.m., Saturday, June 6 at Little Beach Park in Minturn. Following the memorial, friends and family will gather at the
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1. “Ungoverned Children,” by Vail Valley students2. “Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventure: Beaver Creek,” by Elyssa Pallai and Ken Nager3. “Vail Hiker: New Edition,” by Mary Gilliland4. “Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown 5. “Alchemist: 25th Anniversary Edition,” by Paul Coelho6. “Ecology of Colorado,” by Allen B. Crockett7. “Moonlight Animals,” by Elizabeth Golding8. “Wives of Los Alamos,” by
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EDWARDS — The fifth annual EdFest celebrates international craft beer culture with more than 65 craft breweries offering microbrews from around the world. EdFest promises summer fun for the whole community with gourmet bites from local vendors and food trucks, wares from Colorado purveyors and live music by the nationally-renowned band Drive-By Truckers. EdFest is brought to Edwards by Crazy
Published: June 4, 2015
The Indigo Girls have been added to the Rendezvous Music Festival lineup. The festival takes place in Beaver Creek Sept. 11 and 12 and includes John Oates, Chris Stapleton and many more. The American folk rock duo will perform on the evening of Sept. 12 at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Tickets for just the Indigo Girls are $65. Festival weekend
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