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Published: September 1, 2015
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In the early 20th century, musicians began combining Caribbean and African drumming, creating a new sound ingrained in American history: jazz.“Jazz is America’s unique musical art form,” said Owen Hutchinson, development manager for Vail Jazz.The genre has become a quintessential part of American culture, making the Vail Jazz Party, taking place Thursday through Monday, Sept. 7, a fitting way to
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Munich comes to Vail for two weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun emulating the grand tradition of Oktoberfest, the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn.Vail Oktoberfest starts at noon Friday, Sept. 11, in Lionshead with a new oompah-style Friday Afternoon Club, followed by the ceremonial Hacker-Pschorr keg tapping that evening, officially marking the start of Oktoberfest in
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Raise your stein and say “Prost!” at the Sonnenalp Oktoberfest, an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration happening at the Sonnenalp Hotel today from 3 to 9 p.m. The Sonnenalp is collaborating with Hofbrau to transform the front of the hotel into an authentic German beer hall, bringing the energy and charm of Munich straight into the heart of Vail.
Published: September 1, 2015
The little guy was probably having a pretty good day; right up to the point where he was nearly decapitated.Like my mate and me, he was up early on a morning that was clear, cold and provided an amazing sunrise. While my bride and I had eaten before we embarked on our pre-dawn hike, the victim looked to be relishing
Published: September 1, 2015
AVON — The Bible is the best-selling book in human history, but how many people in the Vail Valley are actually reading it? A Gallup survey reports the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in 2008 found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.Eagle River Presbyterian
Published: September 1, 2015
Beatlemania comes to the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek on Saturday, Aug. 29, when “1964”… The Tribute hits the stage. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early ’60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. More than 25 years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft.
Published: September 1, 2015
The Vail Jazz Festival brings local icon Tony Gulizia, with Brian Loftus on drums, and a guest artist to Sweet Basil in Vail Village on Sunday, Aug. 30, for the final weekly soiree of the season. The music runs from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Visit www.vailjazz.org or call 970-479-0175 to learn more.
Published: September 1, 2015
Gregory Porter was barely in kindergarten when he wrote his first song. It went like this:“Once upon a time I had a dream boat/Once upon a time I had a love/Was it just a dream that I did love you …”Sounds pretty sophisticated for a 5-year-old boy, right? Clearly, the Brooklyn-based, California-born singer was onto something big.“I knew nothing about
Published: September 1, 2015
MINTURN — Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Furtado is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele, mixing and matching sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef.“Tony Furtado is
Published: September 1, 2015
Cogswell Gallery will welcome Colorado oil painter Dan Deuter for a special showcase and a live painting demonstration on Friday, Aug. 28. Deuter is nationally recognized for combining his personal experience with historical research to create genuine Western scenes.Born in 1949 in Rees Heights, Deuter was raised in the tradition of a true South Dakota cowboy. He grew up on
Published: September 1, 2015
Renegade Sons will play three gigs in the Eagle County area coming up, starting with a show at Main Street Grill in Edwards at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Renegade Sons are at it again with a concert at Stage Bridge Riverside Amphitheater, with BoozeGrass opening at 9:30 p.m., and the band plays the final Friday
Published: September 1, 2015
VAIL — Consider the scattered state of mind common to many people. Now consider a mud puddle that has been mixed and stirred. Letting the puddle calm and allowing the mud to settle reveals crystal-clear water, just like a day of directed, quiet practice allows the mind to settle, revealing what is most important. This clarity allows the practitioner to
Published: September 1, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — In the 1880s and 1890s, ambitious miners seeking silver and gold swarmed the mountains of Eagle County. The public can learn more about the county’s mining history during the Eagle County Historical Society’s Fulford Night at the Museum on Sept. 10. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the history museum in Eagle.The evening will
Published: September 1, 2015
Anyone who can relate to the fierce commitment of Colorado residents to physical fitness and the great outdoors will appreciate “After the Fall,” the intense and deeply personal memoir by climber and amputee Craig DeMartino. From the first pages, and as quickly as DeMartino peeled off of his anchor 100 feet up on a popular climb in Rocky Mountain National
Published: September 1, 2015
Director Suzanne Crocker can’t be reached on a whim to discuss the screening of her documentary “All the Time in the World,” which will show for free on Wednesday evening at Little Beach Park in Minturn. Crocker lives in the Yukon Wilderness in Alaska. “No Internet access and no phone until Aug. 31,” says her email auto-reply. “Sorry for the
Published: August 31, 2015
“Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History” is overwhelming. Spanning thousands of years, the ambitious story is an account of one marauding band after another sweeping across an island notorious for Mafiaso. Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans, Barbarians, Byzantines and Arabs — you name them and they plundered and terrorized the island.“Sicily” is uphill reading, detailed and full of facts and
Published: August 31, 2015
John McKay and Everett Smith are running from Virginia Beach to the Santa Monica Pier and haven’t had a day off since Des Moines, Iowa, so what did they do when they hit Fairplay?They went trail running.You gotta support people like that.McKay, 46, is a former Eagle County school teacher who’s making his second cross-country trip to lend his hands
Published: August 31, 2015
GEORGETOWN — A jury begins debating Tuesday morning whether Traci Cunningham murdered her mother, a former nun and school teacher.Traci is charged with driving Penelope Cunningham from Aurora to a remote spot 15.2 miles up Gypsum Creek Road and shooting her to death on Thanksgiving Day 2013.“Five shots into the body of Penny — into the torso, into the head.
Published: August 31, 2015
Why do crazy people hell-bent on suicide feel obligated to murder a few others first? I don’t see what’s wrong with simply eliminating the middle-man and just killing themselves without all the extraneous bother.Anger management issues, powder kegs about to explode, TV anchors, anchor babies, megalomaniac Trump, shifty Clinton, downright crazy Carson; the absurdity of it all is sometimes hard
Published: August 31, 2015
Upcoming events:Wednesday: Poker game at the Golden Eagle senior center, 1 p.m. Monday: Caregiver Support Group meeting usually held at the Eagle Public Library will be canceled due to Labor Day holiday.Monday: County offices will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday. Exercise class at the Golden Eagle Senior Center will also be canceled.Sept. 30: Know the 10 Signs.
Published: August 31, 2015
EDWARDS — Homestead resident Tania Landauer remembers the time when the main Edwards intersection consisted of a stop sign, the Gashouse and a gas station. On Thursday, she was looking at potential plans for the spot that could include a roundabout, new sidewalks and widened lanes, as Eagle County and the Colorado Department of Transportation begin to look at ways
Published: August 31, 2015
Some of you may remember the famous lead-in line from the Monty Python series: ”And now for something completely different.” It seems Hollywood knows more about picking presidential candidates and possibly the presidential winner than all the political talking heads. Consider many believed Donald Trump was a flash in the pan who would never release his financials and would “flame
Published: August 31, 2015
Ray Pankuch, beloved husband and best friend, has ended his earthly journey peacefully with his wife by his side. Saddened by Ray’s passing, he was coping with his illness for such a long time. He was truly amazing how he dealt with it all with such grace, dignity and unending humor. He truly lived the rest of his life as
Published: August 31, 2015
EAGLE — The Forsberg family is thankful they’re not going through this alone.More than 800 people showed up for Friday’s Caring for Kailyn event, hosted by the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.Kailyn Forsberg’s thought kept rolling around their heads, “Could you imagine going through this without friends?” No, and the Forsberg’s don’t have to imagine it either.Kailyn, 15, said she was
Published: August 31, 2015
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GYPSUM — When Gypsum residents envision the future of their community, they would really like it to feature a discernible downtown area.Gypsum’s leaders have released results from the Vision Gypsum’s Future Downtown Survey conducted earlier this year by participants of the Regional Institute of Health and Environmental Leadership program, in partnership with the town. When asked if they thought Gypsum
Published: August 30, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — At the beginning of each summer, when the last bell rings and students head out of their classroom for the last time, teachers know that some kids won’t pick up a book or practice a single math skill the entire summer. While some head to summer camps or continue learning at home, those with no educational activities
Published: August 30, 2015
VAIL — There is a backside to the immigration crisis is Europe. While boats of immigrants are found marooned at sea or crowds of immigrants are spotted illegally crossing borders, there are many more who have been forced from their homes but are unable to seek refuge on safer shores. Remaining in their own volatile countries, these people are called
Published: August 30, 2015
The original title of this commentary was “If you like your part-time job, then you can keep it,” but space constraints obliged me to shorten it. Fact: Real job growth in America is at its lowest level in 30 years, and regardless of what the spinmeisters in Washington would have us believe, a true measure of employment must account for
Published: August 30, 2015
As it happens, I have amassed a readership for this Open Bar column. It is both humbling and thrilling to not only know that people are tuning in to my musings, but that they reach out to comment on thoughts that resonated with them. One such reader appreciated the sentiments in my last column regarding the outsized power of the
Published: August 30, 2015
“Would you do it for free?”The old man threw out the question almost casually. Alan Watts was in my ears, and I found myself starting to argue with him, as most oppressively reasonable people would.It’s just not reasonable to expect that every aspect of life should be enlightening. Our work, less so perhaps. In fact, the reasonable person would immediately
Published: August 30, 2015
AVON — Before Avon became an incorporated town in the early 1980s, the place at the base of Beaver Creek was a ranching community. Now residents are trying to preserve one of the last vestiges of the days before the ski industry came to town.A barn built by Albert and Frances Hahnewald more than 100 years ago is perhaps the
Published: August 30, 2015
In late July, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh lavishly praised Donald Trump. He’s a fan of “The Donald” because Trump acts the part of a decisive boss. Rush riffed about how he and Trump hate to collaborate with others. Like an ancient Greek god on Mount Olympus, Rush in his studio makes political judgments, condemns those who disagree with him
Published: August 30, 2015
To date, I have listened to all forms of social commentary on this topic, controversial and politically sensitive as it is, and decided to address it as a historical perspective from three angles.1. Definition, causes and statistics.2. Rising costs.3. Obama: Does he have a solution?1. Warren Buffett says humbly: “There’s class warfare all right, but it’s my class, the rich,
Published: August 30, 2015
Dan Buchanan can’t walk, but that hasn’t stopped him from flying. More than 30 years ago, Buchanan, a resident of Dayton, Nevada, was busy pursuing his private pilot’s license and logging his thrills soaring off mountaintops in a hang glider in Lake Tahoe, California, when an accident changed the course of his life.“I got hurt flying in a storm,” Buchanan
Published: August 30, 2015
Our forests are dying. The situation seems epidemic — with impacts to our economy and our landscape. What caused it, and can we fix it?Infestation by bark beetles is the primary mechanism of tree death. These native insects have been burrowing under tree bark for millions of years, usually targeting trees that are already stressed. Attacking beetles bore through the
Published: August 30, 2015
Staying on top of trends, knowing what will be the next hot accessory and keeping the showroom’s inventory unique and exciting requires traveling. Luckily, we love to hit the road! Our buying team has traveled the country this year to track down eye-catching and alluring accessories and furnishings. It’s been particularly fun adding to our ever-growing list of personal items.
Published: August 30, 2015
Even though this growing season got off to bumpy start with drenching rains and hail, it’s about time to start the harvest. There are some harvesting tips below, but before you go there, take a minute to think about the return on investment from your garden. What’s the dollars and cents payback on those hours of composting, planting, weeding and
Published: August 30, 2015
Colorado State University Extension will host a workshop titled Canning at Altitude at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. Learn about the most up-to-date recommendations for preserving fresh foods safely at high altitude, including the guidelines about the how and why for each preservation method and which method best suits your needs. The workshop focuses on canning safety and the difference
Published: August 30, 2015
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[iframe width=”560” height=”315” src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/-VUUcR9t-oE” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe]VAIL — Change those five words — “We’ve never done that before” — to “That’s gonna be so awesome!” and you have the basic premise behind Uplift, a Christian music festival.It’s next Sunday in Vail’s Ford Amphitheater.The goal is not complicated.“To bring our community together, to lift up the name of Jesus and reach the
Published: August 30, 2015
Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series about a Frisco cyclist’s month-long bike tour in Italy. Read the first article of the series at www.vaildaily.com. The first article chronicles Rob Philippe and his wife Valerie’s bike tour from Bolzano, Italy, to Venice, where this article continues.If Venice is sinking into the lagoon, it is because of the
Published: August 29, 2015
Long before the Walkman (remember it?) and the digital music players of today, there were jukeboxes — in essence, coin-operated phonograph players (remember records?). They came into use in the 1930s, and at the height of their popularity in the mid-1940s, three-quarters of all American records made their way into the ubiquitous jukeboxes, which were found in bars, taverns, pool
Published: August 29, 2015
Dear Neil: I am a married, working mother with two young children. My husband and I constantly argue, usually because he spends very little time with me. His work and study take about 80 hours per week, and he has had little involvement in raising our second child. Despite the fact that I earn more than him and do almost
Published: August 29, 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS — They started here. They hope to end it here.Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley cross-country got a look at the new state course and posted some great results at Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs on Friday.The Huskies and Devils competed in different races in Friday’s opener, but both had significant moments, which make them think that they’ll
Published: August 29, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — The number of luxury homes sold (sales over $1 million) in the resort market of Eagle County showed signs of balance, according to a July luxury market report by LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.In July, Eagle County communities saw an especially high volume of activity due to an increased number of visitors and second-home owners in town, LIV
Published: August 29, 2015
EAGLE COUNTY — Thousands of at-risk college students in rural Colorado will receive financial and academic support over the next five years, thanks to an expanded federal TRIO grant that will empower Colorado Mountain College to provide even more support services throughout its six-county district.College administrators learned recently that their previous $2.2 million Student Support Services grant, which serves students
Published: August 29, 2015
The chase is on! A Raven swoops while the Eagle dodges just out of reach. The Eagle pulls forward and is gaining yardage quickly. Another Raven cuts across, pushing the Eagle towards the edge. They are neck in neck, the Eagle dives ... touchdown!In nature, we often see smaller birds following and pestering larger birds. I have seen ravens chasing
Published: August 29, 2015
DELTA — Welcome home, Battle Mountain soccer, sort of.The Huskies finished up their western swing with a nice 6-0 thumping in their league opener at Delta on Saturday.Combined with a 1-0 nonconference win at Montrose, Battle Mountain had a good weekend to start off the season.“Four goal scorers and a clean sheet,” Huskies coach David Cope, referring to his team’s
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The fifth Judicial District Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Fund announces the availability of grant funds for the 2016 grant year. Applications are available at www.da5.us and are due Sept. 30. For more information or questions, please email Wendi Rowles at WRowles@da5.us.
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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

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