Week in Review
Pro Challenge victor
Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen became defending champion of the USA Pro Challenge last Saturday.
He won the Stage 6 Vail Time Trial by 52 seconds with a time of 24 minutes, 26.5 seconds. He crushed his own course record of 25 minutes, 2 seconds.
Land trust, Rotary leaders
Eagle Valley Land Trust named Jim Daus as its new executive director.
Daus replaces Kara Heide, who had held the position since 2009.
Also, Elizabeth Keay was named the new president of the Vail Rotary Club, following Rich Segal.
Beginning spring of 2015, the Colorado Department of Transportation will introduce the Inter-regional Express Bus that will run from Glenwood to Denver and back daily on Interstate 70.
Another route will travel the Interstate 25 corridor.
The state-funded bus will run every week day, year around, with stops in Eagle, the Vail Transporation Center, the Frisco Transit Center and the Denver Federal Center.
A one-way trip from Glenwood will cost $28, while a one-way trip from Vail will cost $17. The bus is one of the simpler ways that the state, together with groups such as the I-70 Coalition, is introducing to help ease traffic on the interstate.
Carbondale restaurant owner Fredy Cabrera pleaded guility last week to the fatal shooting of his stepdaughter’s boyfriend ouside an apartment near Glenwood Springs last summer.
Carbondale’s Dave Clark is an qualifier for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii for the second time.
Clark, 55, overcame breaks in his collarbone to compete in Boulder. He’s broken the collarbone five times.
Company officials say every aspect of Vail management is now focused on attaining the company’s goal of achieving a zero net operating footprint by 2030. Vail Resorts calls the plan their “Commitment to Zero,” and defines it a zero net carbon emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfills, and zero operating impact on forests and natural habitat.