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MONTROSE — Donnie Leavitt had a genuinely interesting career for Battle Mountain soccer.As a freshman, he was the back-up goalie to Christian Espinoza as the Huskies went on their now-mythological 20-0 state-title run. He became the goalie the next year and won 15 games as the Huskies went to the quarterfinals. Last year, he transitioned to a field player without
Published: August 28, 2015
The 20-foot Pursuit (my old camera boat) was loaded to the Plimsoll mark as we moved away from the launching ramp in Anacortes, Washington. I didn’t know it at the time, but this exploration of the San Juan Islands, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island in this small boat would change my life forever.I had no idea whatsoever that such
Published: August 28, 2015
Editor’s note: 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.Perhaps Vail has reached a tipping point or turned a corner where opportunities to change its recession based
Published: August 28, 2015
VAIL — The Vail Valley Foundation has announced that Bob Ford has taken the role of new chief financial officer for the Avon-based nonprofit, which is in its 34th year of fulfilling its mission to enhance and sustain the spirit of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in athletic, cultural and educational endeavors.“The Vail Valley Foundation’s brand of excellence comes
Published: August 28, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Long-range weather prediction is still an inexact science based on both current patterns and history. Those predictions get more tricky when historical anomalies enter the mix. That’s the case for the coming fall and winter.Meteorologists have long known about El Nino patterns in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador. An El Nino pattern will develop every few
Published: August 28, 2015
EDWARDS — On Sept. 11, Red Ribbon Project will host its annual fundraiser, Positive Prevention at e|town in Edwards, from 5-9 p.m. Funds raised will help support the important education programs in schools and its free HIV testing program. Door prizes and great silent auction items include an Epic ski pass, restaurant gift cards, golf at Red Sky Ranch and
Published: August 28, 2015
AVON — As the population and economy of Eagle County has grown throughout the years, so has the appetite for locally raised food among many Vail Valley residents. Newly opened Colorado Meat Co., located in Avon, hopes to provide an answer to that increasing appetite as the valley’s own cut-to-order butcher shop. The product of local couple Chris Hudgens and
Published: August 28, 2015
Judith Lee Qualls peacefully earned her angel wings and danced her way to heaven on July 18. She was 75 years old.She spent her whole life smiling and encouraged those around her to do the same. Her laughter was contagious and could always be heard.Judy is preceded by her parents Ernie and Juanita Hester and her oldest son Tom.She is
Published: August 28, 2015
AVON — Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, a provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis, has launched an online campaign that encourages people with MS as well as their friends and supporters to take on an activity, attitude or personal mission that they believe they can do. This annual initiative is part of Can Do Day, a campaign
Published: August 28, 2015
Dear Joan, In my opinion, the stock market is always a gamble. My wife and I argue about this all of the time since we do have stock investments. We worry because we have young children and we are trying to have saving​s​ to help them go to college in the next 10 years. Now, ​my wife’s​ parents have ​driven
Published: August 28, 2015
The message knocked twice in the same day, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. I think it might just be the key to everything.Ah, this is why I go to workshops and presentations. Why I hardly ever watch TV anymore.No time, for one, and something else has crept over me. Gets me up before 5:30 most mornings now,
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Former Vail Valley local Christopher Texler, who now lives in Elizabeth, recently attended the Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, home of Space Camp and NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Spaceflight Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions
Published: August 28, 2015
Monte Davis was blown up four times in three weeks while fighting in the Middle East. He looked across 190 yards of water to the green on a playoff hole with the match on the line and smiled as he ignored good advice from a professional golfer — to lay up and play it safe.“I’m a Navy SEAL. We do
Published: August 28, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Beefcake is a major food group for local firefighters.Nate Pierce not only made this year’s Colorado Firefighter Calendar, a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Burn Center, he made the cover.Chip Carney was one of the first local firefighters to make the calendar. Since then, there have been more than a half dozen from departments around the
Published: August 26, 2015
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley volleyball had a rough opener on Thursday night, falling to Grand Junction Central, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, in nonconference play in Gypsum.“We have a very young team,” Devils coach Lindsey Myers said. “We have a new rotation, and we’re trying out a lot of new things. We need to work on our basic ball control, but we’ll
Published: August 27, 2015
GYPSUM — As a public-service announcement, we remind you that 4A Western Slope soccer teams play each other twice in a season.And Eagle Valley can take consolation in that after Glenwood Springs came away with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over the Devils on Thursday night at Gypsum’s John Ramunno Field.“I don’t know,” senior Cameron Horning said of his game-winner in
Published: August 27, 2015
The Duck Race marks the end of summer in Vail and, even if you’ve already bought a duck, buy another one. Here’s why.The money raised through the sale of those rubber ducks helps the local Rotary Club fund a variety of scholarships for young people in the Vail Valley. Skeptics might argue that buying one duck is unlikely to make
Published: August 27, 2015
Thank you to all who participated in the debate regarding the Vail Valley Foundation’s request of the town of Avon to use the West Avon Preserve for an enduro mountain bike race as part of the GoPro Mountain Games. This parcel of land is protected by a conservation easement held by the Eagle Valley Land Trust. EVLT did not have
Published: August 27, 2015
AVON — The Avon Town Council said thanks but no thanks to hosting a pair of GoPro Mountain Games events.The Vail Valley Foundation wanted to run an enduro mountain-bike race on the West Avon Preserve. The Town Council voted 6-1 against it. When the vote was finally cast Tuesday, many in the room applauded.Along with the bike race, the Town
Published: August 27, 2015
AVON — Macy’s and Can Do Multiple Sclerosis invite customers to participate in Macy’s 10th annual national Shop For A Cause charity shopping event Saturday. Macy’s Shop for a Cause is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country.“Macy’s
Published: August 27, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Episode 14 of The Community Project airs Friday at 2 p.m. on Public Access TV 5 and the Web.This hip, fun and informative program, hosted by Holly Trickel, will feature “The Haps for September,” “Around Town with Jake Wolf” talking about the new Avon Live! concert series, and the hilarious movie review segment with DJ Scratch ‘N
Published: August 27, 2015
For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may be more prone to make decisions based on short-term market movements — so how can you stay calm?First of all,
Published: August 27, 2015
Kids are back in school, and our educators are back at work filling these young brains with skills and knowledge that will serve them well now and into the future. We’re fortunate to have a strong school system, both public and private, serving the needs of both primary and secondary education. Most would agree (who wouldn’t?) that education and a
Published: August 27, 2015
EAGLE — With survey results in hand showing strong local support for a sales tax increase to fund a river park project in town, members of the Eagle Town Board have unanimously voted to take the proposal to the voters.But they did decide to present it at an election later, rather than sooner — as in April 2016 versus this
Published: August 27, 2015
EDWARDS — Vail Christian Academy recently announced the hiring of four new educators for the 2015-16 school year. Offering kindergarten through eighth grade, the school has added Suzanne Johnson for physical education and the expanding O2 Outdoor Education program; Karla Smith for third grade; Allison Hansen for fourth grade; and Kristen Hubler for fifth grade. “We are thrilled to welcome
Published: August 27, 2015
The summer fishing season is winding down in Vail Valley, but the trout are still biting on local rivers and creeks. With the end of the busy summer season, area fisheries are now seeing less pressure than in recent weeks. Anglers will find an easier time locating good fishing spots to wade into on the Eagle River and less boats
Published: August 27, 2015
Men’s Pro Elite1. Josiah Middaugh 1:06:162. Jake Wells 1:08:04 3. Jay Henry 1:08:29 4. Cristhian Ravelo 1:08:30 5. Michael Friedberg 1:12:48 Women’s Pro Elite1. Gretchen Reeves 1:21:55 2. Marlee Dixon 1:22:25 3. Tamara Donelson 1:22:42 4. Ezra Smith 1:25:49Men’s Expert1. J. Camilo Ricon Ravelo 1:12:14 2. Shaun Martin 1:13:203. Quintin Cook 1:14:12 4. Luke Vickerman 1:17:225. Jonas Root 1:18:46 6. James Ellis 1:19:08 7.
Published: August 27, 2015
Mining silver and gold out of the hills around Fulford in the 1890s required brains, brawn and often a burro. Meet some mining camp characters and hear the facts about this Eagle County boom town at the Eagle County Historical Society’s Fulford Night at the Museum on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the historical museum in Eagle from 5:30 to 8:30
Published: August 27, 2015
EDWARDS — There’s no time like the present to update your house — anything from de-cluttering, rearranging furniture and painting a bright, fresh color to a significant remodel. Sometimes, though, the hardest part is just knowing where to start: What works with my home, what will deliver the biggest bang for the buck, how long will it take and should
Published: August 27, 2015
RICKI AND THE FLASH | Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – in “Ricki and the Flash.” In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets
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The Vilar Performing Arts Center invites Beatles fans to scream when 1964 … The Tribute hits the stage on Saturday at 8 p.m. Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the “best Beatles tribute on Earth,” 1964 ... The Tribute takes its audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts
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Jerry & Joy will play the second to last Friday Afternoon Club show on the patio at Maya in The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon. Jerry Hermosillo and Joy Jaeger are the big voices of the big Denver funk band Thumpin’. When they are not playing to crowds of dancing fans, they also enjoy exploring their vast musical
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1. “Genesis Code,” by Jamie Metzl2. “Vail Hiker,” by Mary Ellen Gilliland3. “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains,” by Vera Stucky Evenson4. “Circling the Sun,” by Paula McLain 5. “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo6. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr7. “Boys in the Boat,” by Anthony Doerr8. “Ultra Mindset,” by Travis Macy9. “Nightingale,” by
Published: August 27, 2015
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It’s tough being a teen. It’s even tougher if you’re a young person with an intellectual and developmental disability. Best Buddies, founded in 1989 by Anthony Shriver, is an international organization that addresses kids who oftentimes have problems fitting in because of their differences. His solution? Give them a peer, a buddy, to help guide and support them through the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Sessh will play Friday Afternoon Club at Eagle’s Nest on Vail Mountain on Friday, Aug. 28. Bursting with energy, emotion and unpredictable experimentation, the Colorado-based trio tears open the artistic envelope, bringing both nuance and eclectic strength to its funk-livetronica-oriented repertoire. Rooted in New Orleans funk, the band’s sound is both atmospheric and ambitious, without losing its pedal-to-the-metal power.
Published: August 27, 2015
The absolute, ironclad, No. 1 important rule when considering foraging for food is to never, ever eat something you can’t positively identify. With that said, step onto a local hiking trail, bike path or into a backyard and find yourself surrounded by copious amounts of wild edibles — nutritionally dense, tended by Mother Nature and just waiting for you to
Published: August 27, 2015
EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy will serve a stretch in the jail where he used to put criminals.Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, was sentenced to 180 days in jail — 90 days straight and the rest work release — after he pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanors, trespassing and misdemeanor assault. Hay struck the plea deal with
Published: August 26, 2015
BEAVER CREEK — The Beaver Creek Blast was a blast on Wednesday as the Vail Recreation District’s Athletic Club at The Westin Vail Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series wrapped its season.“I’m really happy with how the season as a whole went,” the VRD’s Beth Pappas said. “We had a lot of good participation and energy. It was really fun
Published: August 26, 2015
GRAND JUNCTION — Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain golf had good showings at Tuesday’s Warrior Invitational at the Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction. The Devils were third with a score of 239 strokes, while the Huskies were fourth (245). The local teams were only behind 5A Fruita Monument (225) and Grand Junction (231).Eagle Valley’s Tanner Caldarola tied for
Published: August 26, 2015
AVON — The Vail Valley Partnership and the High Country Human Resource Association recently announced the launch of MyPartner Career Network, a trailing spouse initiative designed to make it easier for local businesses to recruit and retain specialized employees by taking a broader approach to community integration and support.MyPartner Career Network allows local businesses to collaborate to help find employment,
Published: August 26, 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.MISS: From a reader to those cheatin’ spouses from the Happy Valley with accounts in the infamously hacked Ashley Madison website. A techie friend reported 2,277 of ’em. Sounds a little high even if frisky husbands and wives are hardly
Published: August 26, 2015
So the other day I received an email from a local merchant who shared their initial experiences with trying to make a change in their business based on some of the information they had found in my previous columns. They were particularly focused on creating a positive work environment where people felt empowered and respected, and where customers felt appreciated.
Published: August 26, 2015
I’ve been looking for two months for a place to live. There have been two common problems that have now led me to live with my gracious friends until I find a place — I have a dog and raising prices to an unfair rate. It’s been four years since moving to this valley, and it has gotten worse and
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE — As local kids return to their classrooms, the summer of 2015 is a mere memory.For some lucky youngsters, those memories include magical days shared with equine companions during mountain adventures at Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center.During its second year of programing this summer, Ute Springs served 139 campers at its site located southeast of Eagle along Salt Creek
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE — Hannah Larkins, the owner/operator of Eagle’s new dance studio, passionately believes that there is more to dance than people think.In the words of Peter Townside, found on her website, Larkins maintains “Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.”So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Larkins’s dance philosophy is embedded right there in
Published: August 26, 2015
1 year agoWeek of Aug. 28, 2014The Porchlight Players performed their fall musical “Nunsense.”Circle A Auto opened in Eagle.The Eagle County Historical Society presented a Minturn Cemetery Tour with local actors portraying characters ranging from train engineers to bootleggers.Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen became the defending champion of the USA Pro Challenge. He won the Stage 6 Vail Time Trial by
Published: August 26, 2015
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EAGLE COUNTY — Ride-sharing services — most notably Uber and Lyft — have shaken up the transportation business in many of the country’s major cities. But the services’ impact in the mountains has so far been limited. Uber is trying to change that, but faces a number of challenges.Uber is an app-driven service that combines drivers with passengers, providing rides
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Kailyn Forsberg has had all kinds of emotional support, for which she is grateful.Your work isn’t through, though.The community is again rallying around the Forsberg family, this time to begin helping them deal with an avalanche of medical bills that followed Kailyn’s spinal injury last spring.The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is hosting a benefit Friday in Eagle’s
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE — It’s been a little more than 150 days since the new owners paid $21 million and took over the Adam’s Rib properties southeast of Eagle.Since that time, the Denver-based ownership group led by investor Chad Brue have re-branded the former Adam’s Mountain Country Club as Frost Creek and more than tripled the number of club memberships. Additionally, the
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Edwards (boosted by Vail); Glenwood Springs, with help from its wealthy upvalley neighbors; and Breckenridge are among the 10 richest small towns in America, according to a new Bloomberg Business analysis. Edwards was ranked second, with Breckenridge fifth and Glenwood Springs seventh. Steamboat Springs was ninth and Durango was 16th. This ranking, based on measures of household
Published: August 26, 2015
VAIL — Speaking at the Colorado Water Congress’ summer meeting in Vail this week, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet said it would take an “all-of-the-above” strategy to meet Colorado’s future water needs.“The bottom line for me is that we’ve got to look at water a little bit like we look at energy in Colorado,” said Bennet, a Democrat who was elected
Published: August 26, 2015
When we last visited with Nicholas Hornbostel, he was having lunch in the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.He had a great time.Besides starting school this week – fifth grade, Edwards Elementary – he’s elbow-to-elbow in the kitchen with Food Network icon Rachel Ray. It’s all part of Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook-Off on the Food Network. The first episode
Published: August 26, 2015
Margaret Mead may have said it best: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”I’ve always loved this concept and am fortunate to have met several amazing locals who daily demonstrate Mead’s observation.A couple of years ago, I wrote about three such people: Dr. David Paul,
Published: August 26, 2015
We wanted to express our sincere thanks to all of the first responders who helped extinguish the fire Sunday evening at our next-door neighbor’s home. Every one of the people we met were kind, professional and concerned for the well being of everyone affected. It was amazing to see the coordinated efforts among all of the various firefighters, paramedics, fire
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE — Geoff Grimmer, the principal at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and a 10-year veteran of Eagle County Schools, will be the newest member of the Eagle Town Board.Tuesday night, Grimmer was selected from a field of eight candidates to succeed member Luis Benitez, who was elected to the town board in 2014 and is leaving the community to
Published: August 26, 2015
EAGLE — Eagle Police Chief Joe Staufer has seen his share of emergency situations during his law enforcement career, but during the early morning hours Tuesday, he was part of an experience he will never forget when he delivered his baby daughter at Mile Marker 140 of the Gypsum Interstate 70 exit.Staufer called the experience “amazing, yet terrifying.” The series
Published: August 26, 2015
One Moment, a nonprofit organization that offers support to families affected by pregnancy and early infant loss, is sponsoring its third annual Walk For Hope from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The event is a remembrance ceremony and a walk to celebrate the babies that have touched our lives and will
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VAIL — At 2:07 a.m. Tuesday, Vail Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call from a man reporting his wife was in labor. They were pulled over on the side of Interstate 70 at the Gypsum off-ramp, exit 140. The dispatcher, Kelly Klein, assisted the caller, Eagle Police Chief Joey Staufer, in delivering his first child, a healthy baby
Published: August 26, 2015
GYPSUM — A team always wants to make a statement in its opener.Eagle Valley softball did just that on Tuesday afternoon at the Gypsum Sports Complex, overcoming a 3-0 deficit and defeating Basalt, 13-3, in six innings. The visiting Longhorns drubbed the Devils twice — 15-1 and 16-6 — last season by the 10-run rule, so Eagle Valley was quite
Published: August 25, 2015
EAGLE-VAIL — A 41-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she shot a firearm in a residential area.At about 5:30 p.m., the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the River Run Apartments in Eagle-Vail on the report of shots fired. The reporting party stated that he had a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, Jennifer Clark. During the altercation, Clark
Published: August 25, 2015
After years of planning, Vail Valley Medical Center on Saturday broke ground on its future — an ambitious expansion and renovation program.The details are too numerous for this space, but high points include a new entrance, a new emergency department and an overall better use of space in the oft-expanded facility. Residents and tourists alike will appreciate the plan’s ultimate
Published: August 25, 2015
BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts will invest approximately $110 million to $115 million in resort improvements for the upcoming 2015-16 ski season, bringing its five-year resort investment total to more than $500 million. The centerpiece of this plan is linking Park City and Canyons resorts in Utah, transforming the two resorts into one and completing a number of upgrades to the
Published: August 25, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — This isn’t the best time for a big correction in the stock market. But it’s far from the worst.Global stock markets lost value again Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all finishing in the red. In the past week, the Dow has lost more than 1,700 points. It, along with
Published: August 25, 2015
Everyone likes a good show. Everyone likes to be amused and entertained. Even in the courtroom. Sick as it may be, think O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman and the recent James Holmes trial. And while a case before the court may be gripping in its own right, the performance of the attorneys counts for something too.One of our assignments
Published: August 25, 2015
I am too young to know the “retirement” that used to be equated with a big party and a gold watch. Times have changed and the term “retirement” has been redefined. It’ll never be the same.More than likely, the last generation to enjoy pension plans, going away parties and gold watches were those of the Silent Generation; people born between
Published: August 25, 2015
This past week, two national organizations released opinion polling results on education policy. While the topics were quite similar and both polls were conducted using best practices around sampling and polling methodology, the results were quite different.The first poll was conducted by Education Next, a think-tank and ed-policy journal housed at Harvard. EdNext generally sides with the education reform movement
Published: August 25, 2015
VAIL — A fire in a residence on Ptarmigan Road in the golf course neighborhood was quickly contained Monday night. At approximately 9:20 p.m., Vail Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to investigate an odor in a residence at 1027 Ptarmigan Road. The odor was reported by the residents, who had just returned home. Upon arrival, crews found a small
Published: August 25, 2015
EAGLE — The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is re-examining its organizational structure, and on Tuesday residents will have the opportunity to give their opinions regarding the organization.According to Elizabeth M. Aviles, the district has contracted with Emergency Service Consulting International to conduct a study. She said the work will follow the SWOT — strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats — model.
Published: August 25, 2015
I recently stood in line at the Edwards post office on a Saturday for over half an hour of the two hours it is open for business to try to mail a package .When I arrived the line was already out the door and there was just one attendant at the counter. The other person that I saw was just
Published: August 25, 2015

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