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#TributeToPepi: How to contribute

August 20, 2019

Vail lost a legend on August 17, 2019. Pepi Gramshammer was Vail’s first professional skier and had lived here since Vail’s inception as a ski resort in 1962. There is a ski run named after...


Ryan Daniels memorial set for Thursday in EagleVail

August 20, 2019

A celebration of life memorial service will be held Thursday for Ryan Benjamin Kirby-Daniels. Daniels went missing on May 22 and was found in the Eagle River on July 26. The time and cause of...



Obituary: Pepi Gramshammer, 1932 – 2019

August 19, 2019

The evening skies over Vail and Beaver Creek will glow especially bright from now on as Austrian legend and Vail pioneer Pepi Gramshammer has left his beloved valley for a higher place. Gramshammer passed away August...






Obituary: Vincent N. Cook, July 18, 1934 – Aug. 3, 2019

August 9, 2019

Vincent was born in Lead, South Dakota. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Kathleen and their three children; Vincent Jr. (Michele) of Westminster, Colorado, Mary Therese Chacho (Michael) of Golden, Colorado, and...


Obituary: Kent Mackey Harrison

August 6, 2019

Kent Mackey Harrison, 40, of Vail, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 26, 2019, from injuries sustained in a motorhome accident near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He was born on May 10, 1979, in Warren,...



Obituary: Joseph Scott Griego

July 29, 2019

Joseph Scott Griego passed away after battling cancer on Saturday, July 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.  Joseph was born January 19, 1989, in Salida, Colorado, to Scott and Cathy Griego. He was the...


Obituary: Eleanor Valdez

July 23, 2019

Eleanor Valdez, 92, of Avon, Colorado, passed away on July 18, 2019, in Salida, Colorado. She was born on February 27, 1927, in El Rito, New Mexico, to Jose Maria and Genoveva (Griego) Vigil. She...


Obituary: Ken O’Bryan

July 20, 2019

Ken O’Bryan, 60, died unexpectedly in his home on the morning of Sunday, July 14. Ken was born on October 30, 1958. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Carroll High School in...


Obituary: Charles ‘Charlie’ Allan Gillis III

July 11, 2019

Charles “Charlie” Allan Gillis III, known for his positive spirit, passed away on July 3. He had lived and worked in Eagle County for over 20 years. Charlie was the oldest of six children. He...



Obituary: Claude Loyd Gerard

July 10, 2019

Claude Loyd Gerard passed away peacefully at the Glenwood Springs Health Care on Sunday evening, July 7, 2019. Claude was born in Gilman, Colorado, to Loyd A. Gerard and Ora E. (Carr) weighing in at...


Obituary: David Wesley Driver

July 9, 2019

A Celebration of Life will be held for David Wesley Driver, who passed on February 7, 2019, at the age of 55. It will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. with a...