The week’s top 10 stories from the Vail Daily |

The week’s top 10 stories from the Vail Daily

Here are the top 10 most-read stories on for the week:

1. Missouri developer buys Leadville’s historic rail yard, plans mixed-use community

A Missouri developer with a longtime love of Leadville has purchased the former rail yard at the city’s entrance with plans for a 250-home mixed-use community.

2. Both lanes reopen after accident on I-70 westbound between Wolcott, Eagle

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 70 were reopen as of 8:40 p.m. Friday after a camper rollover between Wolcott and Eagle earlier in the evening. The accident was at westbound mile marker 151.

3. No injuries in Gypsum house fire

Firefighters drew high praise for their quick response to a Cotton Ranch house fire Sunday afternoon.

4. Snowboarder charged $260K in damages from collision at Keystone won’t have to pay

After a two-day trial last week, a Summit County jury ordered Ferguson to pay $263,454.44 in damages, which will cover Dubert’s medical expenses and compensate him for missing months of work as a paramedic due to the injury.

5. Two truck wrecks on the same spot hamper I-70 traffic for hours

Two minutes after crews finished clearing a pickup truck/camper crash that had backed up westbound I-70 traffic for eight miles Friday evening, a semi truck hauling exotic cars slammed into the back of a CDOT truck parked on the shoulder in the same spot a few miles east of Eagle.

6. Beaver Creek winter parking options take shape

Skiers and snowboarders across the valley are gearing up for another winter season, and they’re also planning how they will get to Beaver Creek while waiting to see what the town of Avon and surrounding businesses decide to do.

7. Fraser man found dead while camping

A man was found dead on Oct. 25 at a camp site on Vasquez Road in Winter Park.

8. Johnstown man who died at Broncos game Monday leaves behind wife, five children

The man who fell 60 feet from a stair railing at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Monday night and died has been identified as a Johnstown man. Friends and family have started a GoFundMe account to help his wife and five children.

9. Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek asks campaign vandals to knock off defacing other people’s signs

Thou shalt not destroy thy opponent’s campaign signs, says Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek. It’s against the law, no matter how much you disdain someone else’s candidate.

10. Avon police put down deer injured by hunter

On Monday, a hunter was doing his due diligence in tracking a large deer he shot in the wildlife area surrounding Avon, but the shot was critical, not fatal, and the animal began making its way toward town.

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