Week In Review
Vail and Beaver Creek kicked off the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships with opening ceremonies Monday night.
The next two weeks are expected to bring many spectators to the events, including many visitors and celebrities. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships have been held four times on American soil. Vail and Beaver Creek have hosted three of those events.
Locals head up U.S. Ski Team
Vail’s Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, were officially named to compete for the U.S. Ski Team in the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek.
Bode Miller was also named to the team, a sign that he hopes his back is healthy enough to race.
Eagle Valley Middle School won the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award.
The local middle school is among Colorado’s best academic achievers for the fourth straight year. The award is based largely on the state’s standardized testing, and EVMS scores have improved markedly for each of the last four years.
Weed arrests climb
Marijuana related arrests increased during 2014 in Garfield County’s two biggest communities, with the majority of citations for underage consumption.
Glenwood Springs Police issued 38 out of 56 marijuana related citations to juveniles last year, compared to 35 out of 51 in 2013. In Rifle, the figures were 14 out of 20 in 2013 and 22 out of 38 in 2014.
A coach for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club was arrested on sexual-assault and incest charges stemming from a series of alleged incidents more than 15 years ago, authorities said.
Glenwood Springs resident William Montag, 67, who is the father of reality TV star Heidi Montag, will soon be extradited from Pitkin County Jail to Arapahoe County to answer the charges, said Capt. Larry Etheridge, of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
More than a decade and a half ago, Kobe Bryant came to the Vail Valley quietly. Fourteen months later, he left the same way. In the middle was … well … a media circus.