Didn’t see story in Vail Daily
Vail, CO, Colorado
On Monday, law enforcement from Avon, Vail and Eagle County spread through Eagle-Vail.
Some of the officers wore military-style combat boots and camouflage fatigues under bulletproof vests. Others wore a more SWAT-like uniform with a black shirt and bold, yellow
A half-dozen patrol cars sat idle with their lights flashing on U.S. Highway 6 for a large part of the afternoon, just two miles from the Vail Daily.
These men (and presumably women) were searching the mountainside above Eagle-Vail looking for a young man who was rumored to be suicidal.
Later, a policeman exiting the woods via my backyard reported that the man was safely in custody.
I turned to the Vail Daily on Tuesday morning to learn more about the events that happened in my backyard (literally). I am surprised to find no mention of this bit of local news.
In fact, the most pressing piece of local news I can find is titled “Don’t feed, touch foxes in Eagle.” What role does the Vail Daily hope to fill when a multi-agency manhunt doesn’t make the news and a wildlife service bulletin headlines it?
Editor’s note: The report on the incident was published Tuesday online and Wednesday in print. The holiday-level staffing focused on the Memorial Day events Monday, rightly or wrongly. The Daily was the only news organization to cover the episode.
Wildfires have become more numerous, bigger and more destructive in the past 40 years. That’s a big deal in a town surrounded by public land.