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Section of Grand Avenue bridge collapses during Glenwood Springs demolition work

August 16, 2017 — No one was hurt during the unexpected incident Tuesday night (VIDEO in story). Crews at the south end of the bridge were pulling a girder out of the bridge after 8 p.m. Tuesday when it got hung up on an anchor on a middle pier.

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Bustang’s west route ridership up 77 percent, statewide up 52 percent

August 15, 2017 — DENVER — Horace Greeley admonished Americans to "Go West," and many of us are using Bustang to do it. Ridership on Bustang's west route between Denver and Glenwood Springs surged by 77 percent in its second year. It's up 52 percent statewide. "Bustang has provided […]

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Eagle County dumps Wells Fargo, says FirstBank is a better business choice

August 15, 2017 — EAGLE — Eagle County's decision to dump Wells Fargo and bank with FirstBank had nothing to do with Wells Fargo's growing woes. It is just good business, said Teak Simonton, Eagle County treasurer. "In business, it's always good practice to review your service providers, and […]

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School expansion in Gypsum will force out mobile home park residents

August 6, 2017 — GYPSUM — More than a dozen families are being evicted from a Gypsum mobile home park so Eagle County Schools can build athletic facilities and a parking lot at Eagle Valley High School.More than a dozen families are being evicted from a trailer park in […]

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Vail avalanche death case on hold as judge denies motion to disqualify himself

July 27, 2017 — EAGLE — Colorado's Supreme Court will decide if the judge in a teenager's skier-death case will be replaced. Thirteen-year-old Taft Conlin died Jan. 22, 2012, in an avalanche on Prima Cornice on the front side of Vail Mountain. A civil suit brought by Conlin's parents […]

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Gypsum approves Spring Creek Village housing proposal at Stratton Flats

July 26, 2017 — GYPSUM — Six months after a 3-3 split vote when they rejected Polar Star Development's new plan for the Stratton Flats neighborhood, members of the Gypsum Town Council have unanimously approved the developer's tweaked proposal for the property. Polar Star has rechristened its proposal as […]

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Eagle Ranch Golf Course employees help bee population with onsite apiary

July 23, 2017 — EAGLE — When thinking about large-scale environmental concerns, issues such as global warming and deforestation often overshadow the tiny honeybee. But the rapid decline of the bee population will eventually lead to a problem much bigger than climate change or fewer trees. Bees are an […]

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Eagle cemetery launches columbaria wall construction

June 11, 2017 — EAGLE — Sunset View Cemetery is one of the most scenic and peaceful places in town. For that reason, residents have likely noticed the presence of heavy equipment at work at the southern side of the site. Crews are building a columbaria wall and small […]

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Gypsum’s Creekside Grill finds success where many others failed

May 14, 2017 — With its expansive veranda offering some of the Vail Valley's most panoramic vistas and its appealing indoor dining area anchored by a central fireplace, it was always a mystery why so many restaurateurs failed at the Gypsum Creek Golf Clubhouse. Five years ago, that changed […]

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Motocross track project north of Gypsum steps forward with $150,000 grant

May 14, 2017 — GYPSUM — The Rocky Mountain Sport Riders' effort to build a motocross park in the Gypsum area took a big step forward on Tuesday when the group netted a $150,000 grant from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Off-Highway Vehicle Program. The award represents Colorado Parks […]

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Vail Valley’s ‘court of last resort’ celebrates success, scholarships

May 12, 2017 — EAGLE — A local civic group is extending its scholarship reach beyond traditional college to provide a lift for people turning their lives from addiction to action. Five more people graduated Judge Katharine Sullivan's problem-solving courts earlier this week, during National Drug Court Month. The […]

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Eagle approves Abrams Creek connector open space bike and pedestrian trail

May 11, 2017 — EAGLE — Five years after it was a hot topic in Eagle, mountain bikers will soon have a new trail to connect the Third Gulch and Abrams Gulch areas. This week, the Eagle Town Board approved both a change in the allowed uses for the […]

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Town of Eagle pledges to keep river park off Barnes Ranch land

May 10, 2017 — EAGLE — Plans for the Eagle River Park will proceed without including property from the Barnes Ranch. After an executive session Tuesday night, members of the Eagle Town Board directed staff to pursue a workable alternative that keeps development off the Barnes parcel. Phyllis Johnson, […]

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Eagle considers upping $500,000 contribution to Brush Creek open space deal

May 10, 2017 — EAGLE — The town of Eagle is ready to take on its part of the Hardscrabble Ranch open space purchase. In fact, the town is looking at upping the amount it contributes from $500,000 to $600,000, with an additional caveat that if 2017 proves to […]

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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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