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Eagle Flight Days was fun for all in downvalley town (photo gallery)

June 23, 2018 —

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Fire in Glenwood Springs’ Oak Meadows subdivision moving to mop-up stage

June 23, 2018 — A wildfire that burned around 40 acres, threatened homes and prompted evacuations in the Oak Meadows subdivision south of Glenwood Springs late Friday, June 22, settled down that night and was absent of any flare-ups on Saturday. Extra firefighting resources were on standby Saturday as

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Austin Stauffer new fitness director at the Athletic Club at The Westin in Avon

June 23, 2018 — AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa Avon, Vail Valley has named Austin Stauffer the new fitness director at the Athletic Club at The Westin. Stauffer is responsible for all club operations, including building the membership community, delivering high levels of service and creating

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Fourth-annual Sherpa Foundation benefit June 28 goes straight to the heart of Nepal

June 23, 2018 — VAIL — The more you do, the more you see that needs to be done. Local businessman Pemba Sherpa started the Sherpa Foundation after earthquakes in his native Nepal killed thousands and left tens of thousands homeless. Thanks to generous support from the Vail Valley

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Van Ens: Bible opens the door to immigrants; Trump administration slams it shut (column)

June 23, 2018 — One of the Bible's central teachings is: Welcome strangers, exiles, aliens, sojourners — biblical synonyms for "immigrants." Contrast this scriptural nonnegotiable with President Donald Trump's administration seven-week program of separating nearly 2,000 immigrant children from their families. Hospitality toward immigrants dominates the Old Testament. Lutheran

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Kincade: Remembering who we are: A valley where there is no place for hate (column)

June 23, 2018 — When I first moved to Vail nearly 40 years ago, we all called it Happy Valley, but it's true now as it was then that it's not always happy for everyone. Like any community, we have our challenges. What I love about ours is that,

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Explore Rifle Falls and fish hatchery Friday, June 29, with the Eagle River Watershed Council

June 23, 2018 — RIFLE — The Eagle River Watershed Council invites the community to learn the ins and outs of the Rifle Fish Hatchery on Friday, June 29. The hatchery produces cold-water species, including fingerling and catchable rainbow, cutthroat, brook and brown trout. It is also the largest

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Author Mark Sullivan keynote for The Literacy Project luncheon fundraiser, June 26

June 23, 2018 — VAIL — On Tuesday, June 26, The Literacy Project of Eagle County will welcome New York Times No. 1 best-selling author Mark Sullivan to speak at the Four Seasons in Vail. Sullivan is the acclaimed author of 18 novels, including the New York Times No.

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Curious Nature: Wildflower season is upon us; here’s what to look for (column)

June 23, 2018 — "Harrington's penstemon," I call to my friends. I stop the truck. It's late May, and I have been driving slowly in a sage-oak plant community south of Eagle. Our quest: to find wildflowers. Upon closer inspection, the two exerted stamens confirm it is, indeed, a

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Cope: Lots of surprise successes, including the video assistant referees, so far at World Cup (column)

June 22, 2018 — Heading into the second weekend of games, this World Cup has revealed itself to be an entertaining and thrilling spectacle. We've now seen everyone play at least one game, and most teams have played twice. This weekend features some great matchups — Mexico will try

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Vail’s Art in Public Places program unveils ‘Hodgepodge,’ a Stickwork installment by Patrick Dougherty at Ford Park

June 22, 2018 —

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Fire forcing evacuations in part of Oak Meadows outside Glenwood Springs

June 22, 2018 — UPDATE 9:10 p.m., Friday, June 22, press briefing – According to Garfield County Sheriff's PIO Walt Stowe, the call reporting the fire first came in between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Evacuations were suggested by command staff on the scene, but were not order by the sheriff.

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Microsurface project continues through June 29 in Wildridge neighborhood of Avon

June 22, 2018 — AVON — Through Friday, June 29, the town of Avon will be constructing street improvements in the Wildridge neighborhood on Long Spur, Fox Lane, Draw Spur, Little Point, June Point, North Point, Flat Point, Coyote Ridge, Ferret Lane, Long Sun Lane, Beaver Creek Point, O'Neal

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Advanced high school math students complete CMC classes in calculus, differential equations

June 22, 2018 — EDWARDS — In many high schools, calculus is the highest level of mathematics students can take. This year, 11 Eagle County high school students took Calculus III and Differential Equations. These college-level classes were offered through Colorado Mountain College as part of the concurrent enrollment

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Gypsum expands economic efforts to include local experts

June 22, 2018 — GYPSUM — As Gypsum's leaders look to expand the town's economic reach, they figured expertise within the community could come in handy. According to Gypsum Town Manager Jeremy Reitmann, up to this point, town staff and members of the town council have headed up Gypsum

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Obituary: Jackson ‘Jack’ Payne Ballard, May 20, 1997, to May 18, 2018

June 22, 2018 — We lost one of the good ones. Jackson "Jack" Payne Ballard passed away Friday, May 18, two days shy of his 21st birthday, after a long fight with a rare genetic disease. He was surrounded by his family. Jack was born May 20, 1997, in

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After liberating Nazi camps in WWII, Herb Rubinstein smiled through life. His memorial service is Monday

June 22, 2018 — Editor's note: The Vail Daily has interviewed Herb Rubinstein numerous times about a wide variety of subjects. His quotes in this story are pulled from that material. EDWARDS — Herb Rubinstein, a Jewish kid from Brooklyn, helped liberate Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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Vail Town Council gives initial OK to housing fund boost, with reservations

June 22, 2018 — VAIL — The Vail InDeed program has been successful beyond expectations. The problem now is keeping it going. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday, June 19, approved on first reading a supplemental budget that puts another $1.5 million into the town's housing fund. That fund

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Your voice counts when you vote, and I’m voting for Diane Mitsch Bush (letter)

June 22, 2018 — I am voting for Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress because she is a good listener and she shares my values. Being a careful listener helps her represent the diverse people who live on the western slope. Over the 10 years I spent representing Eagle County

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Menconi: Elect a true activist to Congress to represent Colorado’s 3rd District (column)

June 22, 2018 — Follow the money, and you see who and what runs America. What are some of the federal government's five biggest benefactors? 1. Finance and banking 2. Military and security complex 3. Oil and gas 4. Big pharma 5. Big agriculture I have an MBA. I

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