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State law change could help rekindle Vail Valley condo construction

April 24, 2017 — VAIL — Eagle County hemorrhaged more than 6,000 jobs during the Great Recession — many of those in the construction industry — but state lawmakers say a reform package could help jump-start Colorado's lagging condominium-construction business. House Bill 1279 requires a majority of homeowners in […]

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Gypsum trails session nets big response from rec groups

April 23, 2017 — GYPSUM — When they announced plans for an open house to discuss future biking, hiking and motorized trails around the community, Gypsum officials urged residents to attend and offer their expertise regarding the topic. More than 60 interested citizens took them up on that offer. […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Patsy Lou Shankel, 1939-2017

March 22, 2017 — Patsy Lou Shankel passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1939 to Charles and Chloe Wright and from that day forward brought love, life and laughter to all those she touched. Patsy […]

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Gypsum group floats recreation sales tax election idea

March 19, 2017 — The Gypsum Recreation Committee — the citizen group that worked with the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District to bring the community's recreation center online more than a decade ago — has identified $15 million worth of new projects for the community. No funding source […]

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Poised for battle: Eagle fighters head to Denver for state Golden Gloves boxing tournament

March 18, 2017 — Xavier Rios will enter the ring for his first-ever boxing bout next week. The 21-year-old from Gypsum has only been boxing since August, but he's not intimidated by the prospect of traveling to Denver for the state Golden Gloves tournament. He will be fighting in […]

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Two local schools earn statewide academic honors

March 18, 2017 — EAGLE — Two local schools earned statewide honors for soaring academically. Brush Creek Elementary and Eagle County Charter Academy earned achievement awards from the Colorado Department of Education. • Brush Creek earned Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. • Eagle County Charter Academy earned John Irwin Schools […]

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Eagle hires construction manager for river park project

March 16, 2017 — EAGLE – As the Eagle River Park design process ramps up and the whitewater park design nears completion, the town of Eagle has hired a manager to oversee the project. After an extensive interview process and evaluation of project references and applicable experience, the town […]

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Park City, Whistler lead Vail Resorts 2nd Quarter report

March 10, 2017 — VAIL — International visits to mountains owned by Vail Resorts in the United States are down 4 percent compared to last year, but the net income of the ski industry powerhouse's resorts is $149 million, up 27.5 percent from last year's numbers, in large part […]

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Vail Valley snowpack holding steady

March 9, 2017 — VAIL — Before the ski season ends in Eagle County, long range weather models are showing the possibility for a few more snow storms. But even if those storms don't happen, then the snowpack should be sufficient to keep the groomers running nicely through the […]

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Eagle fire district aids firemen in Dodge City

March 7, 2017 — EAGLE — The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is sending a crew of three firefighters and a tactical tender to the area of Dodge City, Kansas, to help battle several fires in the area. A call for assistance came in from the Grand Junction Air […]

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Senior center in Eagle now taking Medicare and Medicaid

March 7, 2017 — EAGLE — A number of years ago, representatives from Augustana Care and Eagle County conducted a series of public meetings with residents age 65 and older to talk about what they needed for long-term care. Many of those folks said they needed affordable nursing care […]

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Locals give thoughts on Eagle River Park design

March 4, 2017 — EAGLE — When members of the Eagle River Park Steering Committee gather next week to continue their design work on the new amenity, they will have plenty of public input to guide their decision making. More than 80 people — including boaters, kayakers, neighbors and […]

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Julie Bergsten lived life with passion

March 2, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — Friends come and go throughout our lives. If Julie Bergsten was your friend, then you had a friend for life. Julie Bergsten died suddenly Feb. 20. Her family and friends are still processing the loss. And this loss is a big one. […]

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Valley Valley recreation: Ski mornings, afternoon golf

March 2, 2017 — GYPSUM — When visitors hit the links at Gypsum Creek Golf Course during the early season, general manager Tom Buzbee frequently offers to shoot a photo of them wearing ski boots and holding golf clubs. "They are all giddy," Buzbee said. Gypsum Creek is now […]

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Gypsum rejects rental project for Stratton Flats

March 1, 2017 — In a 3-3 split vote, the Gypsum Town Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to complete the Stratton Flats neighborhood with construction of rental apartments and townhomes. The proposal drew fiery opposition from residents of the single family homes currently comprising the Stratton Flats neighborhood. […]

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Mountain lion sighting prompts warnings in Gypsum

February 28, 2017 — GYPSUM — When some homeowners in Gypsum's Willowstone development reviewed images from their backyard game camera during the weekend they were startled to see a mountain lion was one of their neighborhood visitors. Gypsum officials sent out warnings during the weekend and again Tuesday morning […]

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Paranoia over pot policy? Pot crackdown talk spooks marijuana industry

February 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary's response to a Skype question Thursday sent shockwaves through Colorado's marijuana industry. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday to expect "greater enforcement" of federal recreational marijuana laws. Spicer's statement flies in the face of the national will. […]

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Revive that New Year’s resolution with the Gypsum Rec Center

February 12, 2017 — GYPSUM — The shine has rubbed off on the new year and many local residents have likely lost enthusiasm for their fitness program resolutions. The Gypsum Recreation Center wants to help everyone revive their resolution appetite. "We always get people who come in starting in […]

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Eagle Valley wrestling sending seven to state

February 11, 2017 — DENVER — Eagle Valley wrestling has a full dance card. The Devils are sending seven to the 3A state meet this week at the Pepsi Center, after an outstanding performance at last weekend's Region 3 Tournament at Denver West High School. Eagle Valley finished second […]

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EVHS Foundation honors school office stalwarts: Gail Eaton, Linda Hatton are latest Hall of Fame inductees

February 10, 2017 — GYPSUM — It's a widely know, if not widely acknowledged, fact that the office staff are the people who really run a school. So in recognition of that dynamic, this year the Eagle Valley High School Foundation honored a pair of long-time front office staff […]

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