Week In Review

Gray retires

Eagle resident and war hero Carl Gray retired from HAATS — the Colorado Army National Guard’s High Altitude Aviation Training Site — facility at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

Gray earned the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, and dozens of Air Medals flying helicopters in Vietnam. At HAATS, Gray trained most of the current senior aviation officers in the Colorado National Guard.

Shiffrin Wins

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Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin won her first-ever World Cup giant slalom.

The 19-year-old Olympic and World Cup slalom champion won the thrilling race after struggling on the upper part of the course.

Women’s program at Vail

Vail Resorts rolled out some new programs aimed at introducing skiing to female visitors.

The company’s newly launched initiative to get more women into the sport aligns with the programs, which include ladies only lessons and mom-friendly schedules.

Family seeks answers

The family of Illinois resident Meleyna Kistner, 21, have been questioning Colorado State Patrol and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in search for some answers regarding the accident that killed Kistner last August.

Specifically, the family wants to know why Basalt resident Christine Tinner was never given a test for drug or alcohol impairment. Tinner, 46, caused the accident.

Pumpkin spotting

Each October, pumpkins appear mysteriously along the Fryingpan River between Basalt and Ruedi Reservoir.

No one has yet volunteered to spend the night in a local pumpkin patch, waiting for someone to reveal themselves, but “pumpkin spotting” has become a popular tradition in the area.

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