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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
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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
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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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WOLCOTT — Tyler Grant, an alumnus of Emmitt-Nershi Band and Drew Emmitt Band, brings his Boulder band Grant Farm to the Wolcott Yacht Club tonight to kick off the first FAC of the season. Live music at the Wolcott Yacht Club continues throughout the weekend. David Starr performs on Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday morning,
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VAIL — From “The Mother Lode” to “pure gold,” the musicians involved with the latest incarnation of Great American Taxi promise big rewards for their fans.Back in 2014, the Americana band announced that guitarist and band founder Vince Herman was leaving the band to spend more time on his farm in Oregon and focus on Leftover Salmon. This year, the
Published: June 4, 2015
We all make excuses. Most of the time, they’re pretty harmless. But you could be hurting yourself if you make excuses for not taking action in some areas — and one of those areas is investing.Not investing, or not investing enough, can have serious consequences. In fact, a lot of people are poorly prepared financially for retirement. Consider these figures
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A year has four seasons ... are we positioned for guests no matter what time of year it is? Mountain destinations have to determine how to maintain a balance of business throughout the year, which is critical to the sustainability of our resorts, lodging partners and services such as restaurants, shopping and activities. This was the introduction into a breakout
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VAIL — The town of Vail is advising participants and spectators attending the GoPro Mountain Games this weekend to leave their cars at home and take the bus or ride their bikes to Vail, if possible, as parking will be at full capacity. Check www.eagle county.us or www.vailgov.com for bus schedules.Vail Transit will run express bus service on South Frontage
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VAIL — You know those signs and banners you see during events? Have you ever wonder what happens to them?More than 500,000 tons of billboards are printed and disposed of every year.Vail Valley resident Derek Redd has a better idea. He launched Gili Bags.They’re made from discarded billboards, banners and vinyl mesh. So far, he has three styles for sports
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EAGLE — Now that Eagle has a snazzy new boat ramp on the Eagle River, the community is asking commercial operators to pay to use the facility.Last month, the town sent out a letter to commercial rafting companies in the area noting that they need to sign an agreement if they planned to use the Chambers Park take-out this summer.
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After reading about the recent introduction of the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act, I wanted to publicly thank Rep. Jared Polis for his work protecting Colorado. I bicycle, ski and hike in the Central Mountains and I cherish being able to share the beauty of the area with all my out-of-state visitors.Over the past five years, Rep. Polis has
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My hobby has sent me questing lately to book events. This dovetails with my professional life, and so the two swirl neatly together. What feeds one serves the other.If there is one common truth about writers, it’s that you’ll find our brains in our fingers. We write to understand. In my case to even know what I think.So to understand
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There are probably few readers of this newspaper, or even writers or editors, who could point out which foods in the grocery store have been produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Yet according to the latest polls, nearly everyone — more than 90 percent — of people believe they should have the right to know if their food contains GMOs.
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There are many opportunities to exhibit your talents at the 76th Eagle County Fair & Rodeo. It is easy to enter and the county fair is a great place to showcase your work. All residents can be a contestant by entering an exhibit in the Open Class division. Like an old-fashioned county fair, the Eagle County Fair’s exhibits include quilts,
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We love the GoPro Mountain Games. It’s a glorious collection of individuals for whom self-preservation is purely theoretical.Sure, there are a significant number of normal people wandering around. Connie and Jeremy Rummel are in town on vacation from Iowa, which is where normalcy lives. To their great credit, they were encouraging their kids, Tayten and Ryley to try some wonderfully
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VAIL — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is coming to Vail this Father’s Day weekend, June 19. Misty is bringing her Dream in Gold volleyball camp to Vail as part of the 43rd annual Vail King of the Mountain volleyball tournament, which takes place June 19-21.May-Treanor was the most prolific defender in the world throughout three straight Olympics with
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Saving for retirement cannot take place in a vacuum. Whether you are just starting out, nearing retirement or already enjoying those golden years, it’s important to be aware of the risks we all face. That’s where a retirement plan comes in — it helps you identify risks to your retirement assets and formulate strategies for addressing them.Risk is usually defined
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VAIL — GoPro and Vail Resorts have announced the renewal of a three-year partnership that establishes GoPro as the official camera of Vail Resorts. The deal includes the integration of the GoPro brand and product in retail stores, marketing collateral, promotional materials, sponsorships, camera demos and on-site event activations as well as on Vail Resorts’ social marketing platforms.“Vail Resorts and
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Lucy Grewe, former Vail Valley resident, has moved into her eternal home with her Lord Jesus on May 19 at age 76. She lived here for 17 years, working at Manor Vail and Eagle County and enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing with her sons Paul (Mary), of Eagle, and Peter (Tammy), formerly of Gypsum, and her five grandchildren, Katy, Matthew,
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Each June, the GoPro Mountain Games brings together bikers, climbers, kayakers, slackliners and other athletes, as well as people who simply want to marvel at the talent on display and enjoy free live music. That’s why diversification is key when it comes time to plan the music each year, said Dave Dressman, the director of sponsorships for the Vail Valley
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Kremmling Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment of five new commercial special recreation permits or permit modifications along the Colorado River in Grand and Eagle counties.Under the proposed action, BLM will issue two new permits for float boating and three modifications to existing permits for shuttling. “Commercial outfitters play a
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Not going to make it to workOn May 29, an Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol, driving westbound on Cooley Mesa Road at approximately 7:45 a.m. when he clocked a pickup truck traveling at approximately 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The deputy turned around and pulled over the driver. The man said he was headed to work.
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Snagged speederAn Eagle Police officer was monitoring speeds along the school zone at Sylvan Lake Road and Eagle Ranch Road at around 3:30 p.m. May 21 when he clocked a vehicle traveling at 31 mph in the 20 mph zone.The officer pulled over the driver, who produced an Alabama driver’s license. The man said he was rushing to get to
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1 year agoWeek of June 5, 2014During a formal hearing on the matter, local citizens who circulated petitions calling for a referendum regarding Eagle’s proposed Haymeadow project acknowledged that they made some procedural errors. However, the citizens adamantly contended that those mistakes were minor and throwing out the petitions would thwart the stated desire of town residents to cast ballots
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It’s been years since the town of Eagle has reported a double digit increase in sales tax receipts together with a double digit figure for new residential building permits.But maybe 2015 will be the year that breaks the pattern.For the first quarter of 2015, Eagle recorded an 11.6 percent increase in sales tax collections and issued five new residential building
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Eagle Baptist Church will mark an important milestone Sunday, June 7, when the congregation gathers to celebrate its 40th anniversary.On Sunday, June 8, 1975 Pastor Bruce Dunsdon and his wife Katie held the first service for the church. A small band of believers gathered together for the occasion. Since that time, services have been held every Sunday morning, as well
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There’s no news too small for the Home Page column. Please send submissions to pboyd@eaglevalleyenterprise.com. For more information, contact Pam Boyd at 970-328-6656 Ext. 4
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Buttercup wanted to thank the kind, concerned citizen who turned her over to Officer Claussen at the Vail Police Department! “I was following the fox scent and found I had gone through the hole in the fence! My mom was so happy to pick me up not long after you found me! You can come visit anytime,” Buttercup said.
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Americana-rock band The Silent Comedy opens for G. Love & Special Sauce at Checkpoint Charlie in Vail Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman started the band to capture the feeling of the bar culture they worked in and the revival meetings they grew up attending. The outcome is an experience that has been described as “a
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VAIL — Davis Hermes is 15 years old and does all the regular teenage kid stuff.Except for this.He loves walking on small straps suspended above rivers and cliffs.It’s called highlining — part of the slacklining world — and his mom, Amy, says she’s fine with it.“Instead of a soccer mom, I’m a slacklining mom,” she said.She was saying this as
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Our story begins in northern India more than 1,500 years ago when a small group of Hindi people began migrating from their homeland. Over centuries they made their way through the Balkans to Eastern Europe and ultimately throughout the world. They are the Roma or Romani people, known as Gypsies, a term many feel is used pejoratively against a people
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G. Love & Special Sauce will bring laid-back, bluesy-rock music to the GoPro Mountain Games Saturday night. The band is made up of Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love; Jeffrey Clemens on drums; and Jim Prescott on bass. They’ll perform a free show at Checkpoint Charlie around 7:45 p.m., following opening band The Silent Comedy.
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If your art is going to say something, say something big.Zio Ziegler does.Ziegler is a muralist and a rocketing talent in the art world whose sweeping works adorn the campus walls of Google, Facebook, and places all over the San Francisco Bay Area.And now Vail’s GoPro Mountain Games.Ziegler is painting in the heart of Vail Village Saturday and Sunday. He
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AVON — A lone gunman robbed a pizza store and fled with a small amount of cash during the early morning hours Tuesday.Police say the man walked into the Domino’s pizza store around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and threatened two employees with a gun. The two were the only ones in the place, and were closing up, Avon police said.Brandishing his
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Golf is as dumb as skiing, but you can do it wearing less clothes.When the Yellowstone Club in Montana was invented, it became the world’s only private ski and golf club. I was very lucky when I got the job to just hang around and ski with potential members, and Tom Weiskopf was chosen to design and build a golf
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Dear Joan, Do you foresee a change in the real estate market here in the near future? We live on the Front Range but have always loved Vail. Years ago, we bought a tiny condo in Vail and have loved using it weekends for skiing and summers for hiking and golfing. We have now reached a stage in life where
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If you have applied for mortgage financing recently, then you can attest to the fact that the process is quite complex in the current regulatory and economic environment. I can further attest to this as a loan officer who is entrenched in the residential real estate finance business. It seems as though no two lending scenarios are quite the same
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GYPSUM — Five more success stories will be added Saturday to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley will dedicate five more homes, bringing their total to 56 since 1995.“We are excited to help make the dream of safe, affordable homeownership a reality for five more deserving Eagle County families,” said John Welaj, executive director of Habitat
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EAGLE — Eagle Baptist Church will mark an important milestone Sunday, when the congregation gathers to celebrate its 40th anniversary.On June 8, 1975 Pastor Bruce Dunsdon and his wife, Katie, held the first service for the church. A small band of believers gathered together for the occasion. Since that time, services have been held every Sunday morning, as well as
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RED CLIFF — Dane Jackson said he opted for a slower run with less mistakes in the finals at Thursday’s Steep Creek Championship.For a minute and a half or so, it looked like it wasn’t going to pay off.Gerd Serrasolses, of Spain, was lightning fast on the run, ahead of Jackson by 3 seconds heading into the rapid called “Baby
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VAIL — Meet Rowdy when he’s relaxing with his owners, Kathy and Greg Willis, and you wouldn’t guess by his mellow personality that he’s a champion jumper. “People will say, ‘He’s not very rowdy,’ but if you get him near a pool or he smells a pool, he’ll get so excited,” said Kathy Willis. “He has an on and off
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The senior adults at the Golden Eagle Senior Center and the Eagle County Healthy Aging Program would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful fifth-graders from the classes of Ms. Forsyth and Ms. Jennings at Eagle Valley Elementary School. Every Thursday, a group of mature, friendly, helpful students would arrive at the senior center ready to help
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When you have a secretary of state with a personal multi-billion dollar “cookie jar” under the pseudonym of a “foundation,” you have a classic conflict of interest and an avaricious temptation. Personally, where this so-named “foundation” enjoys a tax exempt IRS status with the trustee thereof being a nationally recognized liberal that also enjoys a “most favored taxpayer” status with
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To Scott Fitzwilliams, White River National Forest supervisor:This is preposterous (“Big land swap idea floated in Minturn,” Thursday’s Vail Daily)! It is inconceivable the U.S. Forest Service has allowed this conversation to progress this far. Three decades ago the U.S. Forest Service successfully created Meadow Mountain as a magnificent “in our back yard” habitat for wildlife and easily accessible area
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GYPSUM — A small experimental plane crashed into the front of a hangar at the Eagle County airport Friday afternoon, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said.The plane, a Rebel experimental aircraft, was headed east when it touched down on the runway at about 4:50 p.m. Friday, witnesses said.Witnesses said after the plane touched down, it went into the
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VAIL — You know the new Friday evening whitewater event is off to a successful start when the very first rafters flip their boat and the crowds explode.With slopestyle mountain biking no longer at the GoPro Mountain Games, Raft Cross filled the big Friday night slot in the program this year, and locals Jason Rittmiller and JJ Pacheco provided the
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VAIL — The GoPro Mountain Games have really gone to the dogs.That’s a good thing — just as the multitude of owners and their dogs of all shapes, sizes and ability gathered at Golden Peak on Friday afternoon for the Rocky Dog Trail Run. Participants ran or walked either a trail 5K or 1 mile on Vail Mountain as part
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VAIL — It’s time to rid your home of those unwanted computers and other electronics. The town of Vail is hosting its annual electronics recycling event in Vail from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Paper shredding is also available for residents who wish to shred their confidential documents in an environmentally friendly manner.The annual Get the Lead Out event
Published: June 6, 2015
SUMMIT COUNTY — For much of the spring, operators of reservoirs above the Upper Colorado River said the skies had not been generous enough to allow them to release surplus water that would help endangered fish.U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hydrologist Ron Thomasson, who manages Green Mountain Reservoir operations in northern Summit County, said as much about the warm, dry weather
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VAIL — Vail Fire and Emergency Services will again provide a free curbside chipping service to assist property owners with defensible space on private property. The service began Tuesday and includes chipping for branches, logs and small trees up to 15 inches in diameter. Slash must be stacked neatly in piles no larger than 5-feet-by-5-feet-by-5-feet per pile. Property owners are
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Get buzzed about summer gardening! We are not talking about juniper gin or elderberry wine here, but native bee friendly landscapes. Here in the Eagle Valley, we have a plethora of stunning fauna that can add beauty to your yard while helping to sustain vital bee populations. Here are the top 10 reasons to plant a native bee friendly garden:1.
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Spunky. Lighthearted. Excited. These characteristics illustrate Gretchen Pavelich, recent eighth-grade graduate of St. Clare of Assisi. With an impressive schedule filled with numerous athletic and academic pursuits, Pavelich exemplifies the character of many traditional leaders through nontraditional avenues. Gretchen follows her passions and paves the way for others to break molds and pursue what makes them happy.In sixth grade, Gretchen
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Political conservatives re-write U.S. history to make Thomas Jefferson a bit player. Ronald Reagan stars in the lead role. The right wing co-opted this strategy from the Texas Board of Education. Douglas and Jefferson counties in Colorado have boards of education whose majority rubberstamps the Texas gameplan of downplaying Jefferson’s role. Instead, they hype Ronald Reagan’s presidential achievements.Why are they
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EAGLE COUNTY — Beginning Tuesday, you’ll hear the crack of a wood baseball bat whacking a horsehide ball in the sunshine, as God intended.The Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League opens league play with six teams packed with college players from around the country, representing six Colorado communities including Vail and Eagle/Gypsum.ROLE MODELSA few of them still need
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MINTURN — The town now has a full-time patrol officer on the beat.Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Cusick is the town’s primary patrol officer as of May 16.“My entire patrolling shift will be within town limits,” Cusick said at a public meeting May 20.A former member of the town of Eagle police department before transferring to the Sheriff’s Department a
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GYPSUM — A Delta County man died Friday afternoon when his single-engine experimental plane crashed into the front of a hangar at the Eagle County Regional Airport.Karl Hipp, 68, of Crawford, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Kara Bettis, Eagle County coroner.Another person, a female, was injured and taken by ambulance to the Vail Valley Medical Center. Hipp and
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College baseball players from across the country will converge on six Colorado communities this month for the inaugural season of the Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League. Communities hosting teams in the new league include Vail, Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs and Summit County. The teams will be made up of players who are either
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