Last week’s 10 most-read stories on |

Last week’s 10 most-read stories on

What stories hit it big on last week?Here’s a preview: Early snow falls in Vail | Popular Vail-area backcountry hut burns | Longtime Vail local dies in Intermountain | Vail Resorts: Epic pass up, profits down | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and email your favorite to

10.Vail’s Solaris on pace for 2010Project marketed as the new center of Vail Village set to open next summer 9.Eagle River Station: End is in sightVoters likely to have final say on shopping center; town board schedules final votes on Eagle River Station8.Vail Valley: Missing person located in EdwardsVail Valley woman was missing from home for about an hour-and-a-half7.Bear encounters increase as summer ends in Vail ValleyWhen bruins and humans converge in Vail Valley, it’s usually the animals who pay the price6.Vail Resorts: Epic pass up, profits downSeason passes selling well; lodging revenue dropped more than expected, Vail Resorts says5.Vail Valley: Who controls Battle Mtn. resort?Big projects, ‘private equity’ firms can be a good match4.Dump truck driver dies in Vail Valley wreck49-year-old man killed when his truck rolled over and slid into a grove of trees on Squaw Creek Road3.Longtime Vail local dies in IntermountainFamily, friends say Vail’s Peter Franke was very friendly, always telling jokes2.Popular Vail-area backcountry hut burnsCause of Vail-area hut fire unknown; Fowler-Hilliard Hut was busy in winter and summer1.Early snow falls in VailMore rain, snow due in Vail but first Colorado ski resorts won’t open for at least another month

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