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A leadership training professional asked this question in a seminar I attended several years ago. We could not say family or job (and this discussion was definitely not about love interests). I was stumped. I sat there for a few seconds, looking blankly at the woman. Then I glanced around my table to see how others were responding. A couple
Published: February 19, 2014
What is a caucus? More specifically, what is a precinct caucus? That’s what we’re about to experience in the state. Republicans and Democrats follow the same process, which is mandated and regulated by state law. I will be doing several columns on the series of events that starts with the Republican Caucus on March 4 and ends with the Republican
Published: February 19, 2014
VAIL — Putting just about anything new along Vail’s frontage roads is a tricky proposition. A project that will include a lot of excavation, several retaining walls of various height and, probably, a pair of roundabouts is trickier still. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday heard an update about the progress of that project — an underpass beneath Interstate 70
Published: February 19, 2014
Editor’s note: This is the first in a monthly series of columns on topics associated with domestic violence and sexual assault written by members of the Bright Future Foundation. What started as a grass roots organization in 1983 has now grown into a best-practice domestic violence and sexual assault service organization that has gained respect on both a local and
Published: February 19, 2014
BEAVER CREEK — A man charged with stabbing someone in the back during a fight will also face drug charges, investigators said Wednesday. Eagle County Sheriff’s investigators burned a little shoe leather and found a backpack witnesses say Chase Allen Speegle and Aliyah Dolores McVay brought to a party Saturday night in Beaver Creek’s Tarnes employee housing apartments. Witnesses say
Published: February 19, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — The Olympics are big business for television, and the Sochi Games are feeding a voracious appetite from networks around the world for live sports programming. Some numbers from IOC managing director of television and marketing services: — 464: Channels globally that broadcast Sochi Olympics coverage, nearly double the 240 that broadcast the Vancouver Games. — 102,000: Number
Published: February 19, 2014
The skies overhead dotted with jets and the booming noise from aircraft are the heralds of the President’s Day weekend in Eagle and Gypsum. This week is one of the year’s busiest out at the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE). Many East coast school kids have the week off. Families planning ski vacations at Vail and Beaver Creek book their
Published: February 19, 2014
There’s no news too small for the Home Page column. Contact Pam Boyd at pboyd@eagle valley enterprise or call 970-328-6656 ext. 4. Eagle Farmers Market needs committee members While the Eagle Town Park venue has been approved and some marketing money has been set aside, the Eagle Farmers Market needs some organizing committee members before the event can proceed for
Published: February 19, 2014
1 YEAR AGO Week of Feb. 21, 2013 Eagle River Station developers said that they were actively working on the project and were hoping to break ground on the new Interstate 70 interchange in 2014. Voters had approved the project in an early spring election. The Eagle Town Board has amended the rules so that a senior care facility could
Published: February 19, 2014
Eagle Valley High School has the following sports competitions and events coming up this week. Come out and support the home team - the Eagle Valley Devils. The high school is located at 641 Valley Road in Gypsum. February Break Eagle Valley High School will be closed for its winter break the week of February 17-21. ACT Prep at EVHS
Published: February 19, 2014
Celebrity chef event The Roaring Fork Valley’s local celebrity chef Susie Jimenez is hosting Imagine 2 on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Carbondale. The event benefits the River Bridge Regional Center, a child advocacy center based in Glenwood Springs serving the four counties of Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield, and Rio Blanco. River Bridge uses a multidisciplinary approach
Published: February 19, 2014
Smoked a bowl A 23-year-old Edwards man was stopped for a driving violation. When the deputy approached the vehicle, a strong smell of marijuana came from the car. The deputy called for an ARIDE (Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) certified deputy for assistance. The second deputy arrived and the man consented to roadside maneuvers. The man admitted to having “smoked
Published: February 19, 2014
Name: Taylor Minet Slaugh How do you know me?: I am the administrator for the Eagle Chamber. I live in: Eagle. In high school I was…. the diplomat. If I was a t-shirt, I would be (fabric, color, any print?)… cotton with grey and white horizontal stripes. What’s the best thing about your town? The people and the sense of
Published: February 19, 2014
Home town Olympic favorite Mikaela Shiffrin has arrived in Sochi and will compete in her best event, the slalom, on Friday. She arrived in Sochi on Friday night and by Saturday afternoon already had done a segment with Natalie Morales of NBC’s “Today” show. She is likely to be featured prominently in the network’s coverage.Last year, Shiffrin had a breakout
Published: February 19, 2014
Every five years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts public meetings to gather comment about the state’s big-game hunting season structure. This time around local hunters won’t have to travel far to participate. The CPW will host one of its regional big game hunting structure meetings in Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle County
Published: February 19, 2014
Thursday, Feb. 20 Lunch and Learn: Noon. Eagle Town Hall. Eagle Chamber of Commerce workshop titled “Listen your way to Success.” School Holiday Matinee: 2 p.m. Eagle Public Library. Free showing of “Epic.” Business after Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Luigi’s Pastahouse in Eagle. Eagle Chamber of Commerce monthly mixer. Food, drinks, raffle and networking. All are welcome. Wednesday, Feb.
Published: February 19, 2014
Lunch and Learn Details: Presented by the Eagle Chamber of Commerce. This month’s topic is “Listen your way to Success.” When: Thursday, Feb. 20 Time: Noon Where: Eagle Town Hall Details: Session is free for chamber members and $10 for non-members. School Holiday Matinee What: Free showing of the movie “Epic”for kids during Eagle County Schools’ February break When: Thursday,
Published: February 19, 2014
Gypsum residents who have an opinion about accessory dwelling units, often called mother-in-law apartments, are running out of time to officially comment about the issue. The town of Gypsum’s citizen committee, formed to assist the town council in deciding where ADUs should or should not be allowed, is hosting its final meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. The session
Published: February 19, 2014
Unwelcome ‘guest’ The manager of a local motel contacted Eagle Police to report a suspicious person inside the lodge. The manager noted the man was not a paying guest at the lodge. He provided a description of the individual, saying he was approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with shaggy black hair wearing black clothing and red shoes. When the
Published: February 19, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity to thank a number of Eagle Chamber of Commerce members who showed great generosity to me during my recent illness. As a local business owner and Eagle Chamber of Commerce member, I can personally tell you the Chamber is more than a business organization. While I was ill, several members of the Eagle
Published: February 19, 2014
Several book-loving organizations will host a lineup of events for this year’s “One Book, One Valley” initiative culmintating with a visit from the author of the selected book. One Book, One Valley is a valleywide reading and discussion program that encourages all residents to read the same book at the same time to create a community book club. This year’s
Published: February 19, 2014
NORTH DAKOTA, MONTANA There’s now a brilliant, low-cost way to start a newspaper smack in the middle of nowhere: Just open up a Facebook page or two, and share what you know and what you’d like to know more about. Ask local readers to pitch in with Smartphone photos and tips, and voilà! You’re in business, though it’s community you’re
Published: February 19, 2014
As you look southeast from the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink, the Brush Creek Valley expands and a large meadow is positioned for development. How will the residents of this new neighborhood get to their homes and who is going to pay for the needed traffic improvements? How will the existing town absorb the added costs and responsibilities associated with
Published: February 19, 2014
ALPINE SKIING Men Giant Slalom GOLD—Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah SILVER—Steve Missillier, France BRONZE—Alexis Pinturault, France ——— BIATHLON Mixed Relay GOLD—Norway (Tora Berger, Tiril Eckhoff, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Emil Hegle Svendsen) SILVER—Czech Republic (Veronika Vitkova, Gabriela Soukalova, Jaroslav Soukup, Ondrej Moravec) BRONZE—Italy (Dorothea Wierer, Karin Oberhofer, Dominik Windisch, Lukas Hofer) ——— BOBSLEIGH Women GOLD—Canada (Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse) SILVER—United States
Published: February 19, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — Leave it to a skier from California to perfectly capture the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympics. With the competition finished, Julia Mancuso decided to grab some waves. With the temperatures in Sochi balmy once again on Wednesday, Mancuso did some surfing in the Black Sea. She got some help from an NBC reporter to locate a
Published: February 19, 2014
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, last week Young Life members took part in several themed games including rugby kisses (on the cheek), and a dating game show. Along with these games, we sung songs and were entertained in countless ways with the help of our leaders. Take a moment to imagine what our world would be like if everyone around you
Published: February 19, 2014
The Eagle Valley ski teams chalked up a strong season for 2013-14. Every single member from the boys nordic team qualified for state and as a whole, th boys squad took third overall at state. On the girls side of nordic, four of the five who qualified for state were freshmen who had never attempted nordic skiing before this season.
Published: February 19, 2014
On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Vail's ski conditions every day.  VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding through Ski and Snowboard Club Vail's world-renowned trailing facility on Vail Mountain.  [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/87128750" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] On
Published: February 19, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — The United States’ hockey team is getting exactly what it wanted. Another shot at Canada. Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the Americans went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday to earn a spot in the semifinals for the third time in four Olympics. The U.S. went on
Published: February 19, 2014
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EDWARDS — Colorado is one of the most popular outdoor and adventure destinations in not only the U.S., but the world. World-class winter and summer leisure activities have stemmed a tourism industry worth more than $17 billion to the state, leaving companies to grab for every piece of the market they can get. The product of this “grab it while
Published: February 19, 2014
EAGLE — Making his fourth appearance at The Bowlmor will be Denver comic, Vinnie Montez, followed by award-winning sports journalist, Sam Adams. Montez has a loud and boisterous style, with insight that brings a observational flavor to his act. Critics call him a “compact ball of energy waiting to explode with humor,” and he is a regular opener at the
Published: February 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Nearly three out of four U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn’t budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds. Though even most preschoolers consume some caffeine-containing products, their average was the amount
Published: February 19, 2014
Adam Hybl Heller, 46, of Longmont, died Feb. 8 in a skiing accident. He was born in Rye, N.Y., on March 17, 1967, and attended Rye High School and the University of Colorado Boulder for undergraduate and law school. He is survived by his beloved of 18 years, Kelly Custer; parents Zdena Hyblova Heller and Gilbert Heller, of Connecticut; sister
Published: February 19, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ted Ligety, his family, his friends, his coaches and his fans all breathed a collective sign of relief. Ligety demolished the competition and won the gold medal Wednesday in the discipline he dominates on the alpine skiing World Cup circuit. It’s what everyone expected to happen. But ski racing, being ski racing, is unpredictable. A straddled
Published: February 19, 2014
Editor’s Note: We’re featuring some local Olympians and their favorite Olympic moments. If you have suggestions, send them to rwyrick@vaildaily.com VAIL — Cindy Nelson loves to open her Olympic mail because it reminds her, “Once an Olympian, always an Olympian.” “That always makes me smile. It’s always true,” Nelson said. Nelson is a four-time Olympian and competed in three Games.
Published: February 19, 2014
Do you or someone you know have interest in serving on the Eagle County Conservation District Board of Supervisors? There are four positions up for election on May 6. Nominations are being accepted until today. For more information, call 970-230-0844 or go to eaglecountycd.org.
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Working early in the morning typically means a breakfast of convenience, but convenience sometimes sacrifices health and flavor. We all know (and research proves), that people who eat a satisfying morning meal tend to eat less calories throughout the day. I notice when ski season hits, my days tend to be filled up with family, work, life and skiing or
Published: February 19, 2014
VAIL — An evening of fine wine and gourmet cuisine with mark the third event of the Sonnenalp wine dinner series on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Ludwig’s restaurant. Sonnenalp’s head sommelier, Jarrett Quint, has selected wines from the Koehler-Ruprecht winery, accompanied by a multi-course menu hand crafted by executive chef Florian Schwarz. “These wine dinners have become a favorite to
Published: February 19, 2014
VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter/copy chief Ross Leonhart delivers his daily snow conditions report while snowboarding down Larkspur at Beaver Creek. Ross Leonhart uses a GoPro Hero2 action camera. Send comments and suggestions to onthehill@vaildaily.com. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/87101710" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Beaver Creek official report: 0" overnight, 1" in last 48 hours and 3" in last week. Weather: Partly cloudy with
Published: February 19, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Bode Miller’s Sochi Olympics are over, one race earlier than he had hoped. Given that he’ll be 40 by the time the 2018 Games roll around, the American’s Olympic career might very well be done, too. Miller will skip the last event on the Alpine schedule, the slalom, after tweaking his surgically repaired left knee while
Published: February 19, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — Finland eliminated Russia from the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with a 3-1 victory Wednesday, putting a stunning end to the Russians’ enormous expectations at home. Teemu Selanne scored an early goal and Tuukka Rask made 37 saves as Finland crushed the Russians’ dreams of winning hockey gold in front of their own fans. Russian teams have won
Published: February 19, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Ted Ligety has created his own, unique way of skiing. And now, he’s in pretty elite company. Carving turns like nobody else, Ligety established a huge first-run lead and then comfortably held on to win the giant slalom at the Sochi Games on Wednesday, becoming the first American man to win two Olympic gold medals in
Published: February 19, 2014
Welcome to the hate-mail edition of the world-of-preps column. As state skiing progressed last week, Eagle Valley parents sent me indignant emails titled, “There are two high schools in the county.” They went on with the usual claptrap of what an awful person I am and how biased I am for all things Battle Mountain. Well, actually there are four
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — As the wet snow continued to fall Tuesday at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Center, David Wise called an audible. The big “Sochi run” that he had planned for months, that he was dying to throw down in halfpipe skiing’s Olympic debut, was out due to deteriorating conditions. So was the “B” run. The pipe was so
Published: February 18, 2014
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So easy to do Everyone is always talking about ways to conserve energy. Sometimes we just don’t make the extra effort to do it. With one flick of a switch, we can save so much energy. If there is enough light coming in through a window, the lights should be off to conserve energy. More than 25 percent of energy
Published: February 18, 2014
Corporate rule Watching from the sidelines, I noted a disturbing trend in our society. I’m not at all certain most of my fellow citizens realize the danger it represents to our collective future. When I bring it up, I’m usually greeted with a resigned shrug of the shoulders. The problem seems too big to face. I say it is an
Published: February 18, 2014
Beginning in 2008 as part of state Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado undertook a major effort to redesign state academic standards in 10 content areas from preschool through the 12th grade. The reasons for this change were to update and uniformly raise expectations for all students in the state so that our students graduated college- and career-ready. Along the way, Colorado
Published: February 18, 2014
Wheaton College student Brooke Bowles, of Eagle, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. Bowles is majoring in business and economics. Dean’s list honors are earned at Wheaton by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on the 4.0 scale. Wheaton College is located in Wheaton, Ill.
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Come out to Red Mountain Grill tonight for a whale of a deal at Hump Night from 8:30 p.m. to close. There will be discounted beverages with happy hour food prices as well. We now have pool tables and video games. For more information, call 970-748-1010 or visit redmountain grill.com.
Published: February 18, 2014
Editor’s note: The Red Ribbon Project is sensitive about the identity of the students and schools they work in. Therefore, real names are not included in this story. Martin sits slouched at the table, resentful that he’s in this “stupid class.” He is the only student not eating lunch, stating, “The food sucks here.” The first half of the hour-long
Published: February 18, 2014
Myers Noell, of Miami Shores, Fla., passed away peacefully on Jan. 23 surrounded by family. Another member of the Greatest Generation is gone, having set a fine example for those who knew and loved him. Born Oct. 15, 1924, in Louisville, Ky., Myers went to South Florida at an early age. He learned very young the beauty of Biscayne Bay
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — An American track star is two runs from Olympic history. No, not her. Lauryn Williams, who had never pushed a bobsled or even sat inside one until just six months ago, and teammate Elana Meyers lead in USA-1 at the halfway point of women’s Olympic bobsled. They completed two drives down the Sanki Sliding Center track
Published: February 18, 2014
Climate change became an official Winter Olympic issue in 1998 in the wake of the Nagano Games. The four subsequent host cities, including Sochi, have made strides to address climate change and reduce or offset their greenhouse gas emissions. However, the Games and the athletes that participate in them have been unwittingly preparing for climate change over their 90-year history.
Published: February 18, 2014
VAIL — For those willing to go a little farther than a ski resort, both in distance and in risk, the rewards in the backcountry can be exhilarating. Mike Thompson knows the feeling all too well, and has almost lost his life for it. Thompson lives in Colorado Springs now but once called Vail and the surrounding mountain ranges his
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — David Wise soared through sleet and snow and ended up with gold — a mighty nice present to bring home to his daughter. Skiing with a heart-shaped rock he got from his wife and in front of a crowd waving pictures of his 2-year-old girl, Nayeli, the 23-year-old from Reno, Nev., overcame sloppy conditions to win
Published: February 18, 2014
Men’s Halfpipe Final Ranking 1. David Wise, Northstar, Calif., (92.00; 3.40) 92.00. 2. Mike Riddle, Canada, (71.40; 90.60) 90.60. 3. Kevin Rolland, France, (88.60; 29.80) 88.60. 4. Josiah Wells, New Zealand, (85.60; 78.40) 85.60. 5. Noah Bowman, Canada, (80.40; 82.60) 82.60. 6. Beau-James Wells, New Zealand, (62.00; 80.00) 80.00. 7. Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, Colo., (68.60; 79.40) 79.40. 8. Antti-Jussi
Published: February 18, 2014
On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.   VIDEO: Vail Daily managing editor and 'On the Hill' creator Ed Stoner delivers a report from the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia.  [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/87006248" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"]
Published: February 18, 2014
VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter/copy chief Ross Leonhart delivers his daily snow conditions report while snowboarding down Larkspur at Beaver Creek. Ross Leonhart uses a GoPro Hero2 action camera. Send comments and suggestions to onthehill@vaildaily.com. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/87007011" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] Beaver Creek official report: 0" overnight, 1" in last 48 hours and 3" in last week. Weather: Sunny skies and
Published: February 18, 2014
TUESDAY, FEB. 18 NBC 2-4 P.M. — Men’s Speedskating - 10,000 Gold Medal Final; Men’s Nordic Combined - Individual K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final 7-10:30 P.M. — Women’s Alpine Skiing - Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final; Men’s Freestyle Skiing - Halfpipe Gold Medal Final; Women’s Bobsled - Competition; Women’s Short Track - 3000 Relay Gold Medal Final 12-1 A.M.
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — When things were not going all that well for Julia Mancuso during pre-Olympic races a few months ago, she was fairly certain these would be her last Winter Games. After one bronze medal — and some inspiration from 36-year-old U.S. teammate Bode Miller — Mancuso wouldn’t rule out giving it another try at the next Olympics
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The men were always going to be overshadowed by the women leading into the ski jumping competition at the Sochi Olympics. After all, male athletes had flown off the jumping hill for 80 years at the Winter Games before women were finally allowed to compete. Once in Russia, though, more than one intriguing story line developed:
Published: February 18, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Justin Dorey of Canada and reigning world champion David Wise of the U.S. are through to the men’s Olympic halfpipe skiing finals. Dorey posted the top score in qualifying on Tuesday, laying down 91.60 in his first run to lead a field of 12 skiers into the medal round. Wise was second with a score of
Published: February 18, 2014
On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Vail's ski conditions every day.  VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte delivers his daily GoPro conditions report while snowboarding down The Meadows on Vail Mountain  [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/87004813" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"] On the Hill is shot with a
Published: February 18, 2014
Fondue virgins, take note. There are rules when it comes to fondue, and you best pay attention, otherwise prepare to pucker up or ante up, depending on your gender. “Tradition says that if a man loses his item in the pot, he buys the next round of drinks. If a woman loses her item in the pot, she must kiss
Published: February 18, 2014
On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing the Olympics in Sochi, Russia.   VIDEO: Vail Daily managing editor and 'On the Hill' creator Ed Stoner delivers a report from the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia.  [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/86949369" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"]
Published: February 18, 2014
VAIL — The banner said “We love Heidi,” but you didn’t need to read it to know that was the case. Welcoming hometown Olympian Heidi Kloser back to Vail on Monday were a collection of people who have known the 21-year-old mogul skier her whole life and whose faces were brimming with pride as she thanked them for being there.
Published: February 17, 2014
Seeing as how it was Valentine’s Day on Friday, some of us are probably still in a sugar coma from eating all the candy and chocolates we received. While it’s normal to eat more sweets on Cupid’s holiday, many Americans eat too much sugar on a regular basis. Overdoing our sugar intake can lead not only to cavities but is
Published: February 17, 2014
VAIL — Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., but it can be prevented. In recognition of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) American Heart Month, the Vail Vitality Center and several of their partners are offering heart-friendly education, fitness and therapy options throughout the month of February. Wednesday, feb. 19: Vail Valley
Published: February 17, 2014
EDWARDS — There was wrestling practice on Monday at Battle Mountain, and that in itself is news. For the first time since 2011, the Huskies (please note the plural) were working out because Battle Mountain’s Jesus Morales (126 pounds) and Alex Ramirez (195 pounds) qualified during this past weekend’s regional tournament for the state tourney, which begins Thursday at the
Published: February 17, 2014
EAGLE-VAIL — Mikaela Shiffrin’s home town, the small community of Eagle-Vail, is gathering to watch the U.S. Olympic athlete race in the alpine slalom on Friday at Route 6 Cafe from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The 18-year-old skiing sensation has made international headlines in this season’s World Cup races and has taken center stage in the world of sports media.
Published: February 17, 2014
Cathy began her journey in Glenwood Springs on Dec. 3, 1952. She passed away on Feb. 7. She loved traveling and worked whatever jobs it took to get to where she wanted. She had a heart of gold. She left behind her mother, Elizabeth Lovato; three sisters; two brothers; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and
Published: February 17, 2014
Dr. Arthur Leonard Nacht, a longtime resident of Colorado Springs and Edwards, died Dec. 20. Grave-site services were at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Scottsdale, Ariz. Born in the Bronx on Sept. 30, 1929, Dr. Nacht graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1954. He spent two years in the United States Air Force Dental Service before moving to
Published: February 17, 2014
AVON — Witnesses held down a stabbing suspect at a party until police could arrive to arrest him, police said. Chase Allen Speegle, 19, is in jail after a party at the Tarnes employee housing went bad. He and his girlfriend, Aliyah Dolores McVay, 18, went to a party in one of the Tarnes buildings carrying a tan backpack and
Published: February 17, 2014
AVON — Yoga therapy can be incredibly helpful for improving athletic performance, preventing athletic injury and returning athletes to their sport post-injury. As part of Synergy’s new Yoga for Healing program, Meredith Abbott, certified yoga teacher and barefoot training specialist, will be conducting a workshop on functional yoga and barefoot training on Saturday afternoon. Abbott’s yoga therapy is based on
Published: February 17, 2014
I once read this at a sports therapy clinic: “Great nutrition makes a good athlete great. Poor nutrition makes a great athlete good.” This begs the question, “So what is great nutrition?” Is it more protein shakes and vitamin supplements? More eggs in your smoothie? And what other factors need to be considered for athletic performance? Raising athletes and being
Published: February 17, 2014
Cranky about grooming policy Re: Matt Sloan’s letter (Feb. 11): Many of us full-time residents have complained about lack of good grooming this year and no grooming during the day. I consider myself a very good skier, even at the age of 75. However, I am off the slopes before noon these days. No, not because I am too old
Published: February 17, 2014
Loophole harms veterans President Obama enunciated certain principles to be followed by the military pension reform commission. Chief among those was that the commission do nothing to alter the current retirement system for those already serving, retired or in the process of retiring. He then signed into law an act, Bipartisan Budget Act, that violated those principles. There was clearly
Published: February 17, 2014
… Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. Yeah, I know it’s supposed to be 20 years, and yes, it was a week ago last Sunday if you insist upon being anal about it, but I finally found time to watch “Beatles: The Night That Changed America.” Commemorating their first “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance on Feb. 9, 1964, a full
Published: February 17, 2014
EAGLE — Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts public meetings every five years to gather comments about the state’s big-game hunting season structure. This time around, local hunters won’t have to travel far to participate. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host one of its regional big-game hunting structure meetings in Eagle on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle
Published: February 17, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — Hotel guests are walking, unchecked, past unused metal detectors. Security guards are no longer poking around at the pockets and ankles of every single person entering Olympic facilities. Tangerines and bottles of Coke are making it through security barriers that banned them two weeks ago. For all the warnings that security in Sochi would be invasive and
Published: February 17, 2014
SOCHI, Russia — American skier Bode Miller is responding to criticism of an NBC post-race interview by saying it was a “crazy emotional moment.” The interview, conducted after Miller won a bronze medal in the men’s super-G ski race, turned to his emotions given the passing of his younger brother, Chelone, who died last year. A visibly emotional Miller began
Published: February 17, 2014
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Gus Kenworthy’s party back in Colorado to celebrate his silver medal in men’s slopestyle skiing is going to have to wait. He’s still waiting for Russia to let the dogs out. No, seriously. The 22-year-old who lives in Telluride, Colo., was scheduled to return home from Sochi on Monday, nearly a week after Kenworthy was part
Published: February 17, 2014

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