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Blue sky overlook deck overflows with people celebrating the last ski day of the 2015 Vail mountain season in Vail on Sunday.
Townsend Bessent | Townsend@vaildaily.com |

Ski season concludes

With the snowy weather closing Interstate 70 on and off over the weekend, Vail Mountain concluded its 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Sunday.

All operating lifts and decks, along with public restrooms, are now officially closed for the season. Vail Ski Patrol detonated a series of avalanche explosives to signal the end of the season.



Arrowhead fire

Firefighters were able to control a garage fire early Friday morning at an Arrowhead duplex.



The Eagle River Fire Protection District was dispatched to a general fire alarm in Arrowhead. Upon arrival, they found a fully involved fire confined to the garage of the structure. Additional fire units were dispatched immediately. The fire was mostly contained to the garage, although the main part of the home sustained some damage.

No occupants were in the structure. The fire was quickly brought under control and is currently under investigation.

Drug-free rally



Local authorities took their fourth annual stand against 4/20, a day designated to celebrate marijuana, when they offered a drug-free alternative last Sunday, April 19.

“Don’t Get Tied Up With Drugs” was a drug-free alternative to 4/20. The local drug-free event was held at Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District’s Edwards Field House and featured free food, rock climbing and dodgeball tournaments, along with inspirational speakers.

New trail approved

The U.S. Forest Service paved the way for approval of two trails that will connect larger trail networks in Basalt and Gypsum for dirt bikers.

White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams signed a draft decision notice and finding of no significant impact for creation of a singletrack trail between Basalt and Gypsum. The significance of the decision is that the Forest Service worked with environmental groups and dirt bikers to come up with a solution that satisfied both interests.

Best pool nominee

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is one of 20 finalists for a national travel contest: USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Best Hotel Pool.

The 20 nominees were announced at noon Monday, and 10 winners will be chosen based on readers’ votes, which can be submitted once per day, per category. Voting ends 9:59 a.m. May 11. The Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge is the only finalist from Colorado.


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