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Discuss history, controversy of conservation and preservation at Vail event April 25

April 23, 2018 — VAIL — The Town of Vail and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will sponsor another installment in the Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, April 25, in the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees get a free lunch while listening to Pete Wadden, town

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Rural Philanthropy Days connects grant-makers, grant-seekers; info session May 8 in Avon

April 23, 2018 — AVON — The Community Resource Center and the Anschutz Family Foundation will host an outreach meeting Tuesday, May 8, in Avon to educate the community about the June 2019 Western Slope Rural Philanthropy Days conference, which serves Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Mesa and Pitkin counties. The

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Funding applications open for Eagle County’s Neighborhood Partnership Program

April 23, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County's Neighborhood Partnership Program is now accepting applications. The program provides assistance in developing small-scale projects for less than $10,000 on public property and/or neighborhood common areas, supporting the public improvement initiatives of local organizations. There are no deadlines for the

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Senior calendar: Upcoming events for senior citizens, April 24-30

April 23, 2018 — • Tuesday, April 24: Eagle County Caregiver/Memory Loss Support group for family members, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Eagle River Presbyterian Church. RSVP to 970 904-8667. • Tuesday, April 24: Shallow water aqua tone, 10 to 11 a.m., Avon Recreation Center; cost is $2. • Tuesday,

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Bipartisan legislation could bring more competition to rural Western Slope health care markets

April 23, 2018 — It's an issue that's been studied to death, but the problem seems very clear: Health insurance premiums on the individual marketplace on Colorado's Western Slope are insanely high and part of a trifecta of economic forces crippling small businesses and entrepreneurs. Coupled with the high

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Children and chaos: Don’t strive for perfection (column)

April 23, 2018 — Youth sports have changed a great deal over the decades. The group of boys kicking around a ball in the park has evolved into club-level soccer teams who are sponsored by Nike and traveling the world. Undoubtedly, many of these changes have led to increased

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Taft Conlin skier death lawsuit against Vail Resorts to begin June 11; family claims VR was negligent, VR denies it

April 23, 2018 — EAGLE — More than 2,330 days from the day Taft Conlin died in an in-bounds avalanche on Vail Mountain, his family will finally have its days in court. Conlin, who would have graduated Vail Mountain School last year, was 13 years old on Jan. 22,

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In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

April 23, 2018 — DENVER — Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post's logo. No reporters work out of the building any more, only executives of Digital First Media, whose cuts at the Post triggered an unusual plea from the

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Some Pitkin County residents would rather switch than fight with Eagle County

April 23, 2018 — Eagle County's approval last year of the controversial Tree Farm project in El Jebel spurred review of development rules in response to public reaction, but some midvalley residents are looking for a clean break instead. A nonprofit organization called Our Valley Our Voice has resurrected

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Proposed law would limit access to juvenile autopsy records

April 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A piece of legislation being considered by state lawmakers aims to keep juvenile autopsy reports from being made available to the public, including the media. The lawmakers who introduced the bill have expressed concerns over the privacy of families of children who

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Southern Colorado wildfire that burned 42,795 acres caused by humans and investigators want to know how

April 23, 2018 — The wildfire that burned across 42,795 acres of grass and brush southeast of Colorado Springs was human-caused, authorities confirmed Sunday, and investigators are trying to determine whether it was deliberate. And firefighters along Colorado’s Front Range are anticipating one of the most difficult wildfire seasons

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Walking Mountains tours help public understand proper recycling practices (video)

April 22, 2018 — In honor of Earth Day, get a behind the scenes look at the Eagle County Solid and Recycling Facility. Walking Mountains Science Center teams up with the county to help people understand where their trash goes and how to properly recycle to ensure that the waste is taken care of in the most cost effective and environmentally sound manner.

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John Dowling of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail named moguls coach of the year

April 22, 2018 — VAIL — Team USA sent eight moguls skiers to Pyeongchang this year, and four came through the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail program and coach John Dowling. But that's not what earned Dowling the coveted Freestyle Domestic Coach of the Year award from U.S. Ski

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Caller demands cryptocurrency ransom in fake Vail bomb threat, second local threat in two weeks

April 22, 2018 — VAIL — A man threatened to blow up a West Vail apartment if he wasn't paid a $20,000 ransom in cryptocurrency. The fake bomb threat closed a West Vail street for three hours Saturday night, April 21. The caller used a hacked phone to call

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Vail Valley’s housing problem is obvious, but answers are harder to find; here’s a list of projects currently in the works

April 22, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Housing has always been in short supply in the Vail Valley. Today, there's less available housing, and it's becoming more expensive. Eagle County's government last year hired Rees Consulting Inc. and Williford LLC to conduct a thorough assessment of the county's housing

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The weather a little better, Huskies second at Dakota

April 21, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — The good news is that Battle Mountain track and field found better weather on Saturday, April 21, at the Dakota Ridge Invitational than it did during its home meet. In fairness, that wasn't a high bar. In chilly conditions down at Lakewood, the

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Eagle’s Broadway Station will bring commercial, residential to Eagle’s downtown

April 21, 2018 — EAGLE — A unique project will bring thousands of feet of commercial space and a couple dozen affordable apartments to downtown. Broadway Station will replace two buildings along Broadway in downtown Eagle, adding 6,374 square feet of commercial space and 22 studio apartments. Supporters see

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Curious Nature: Earth Day reminds us that we’re all united by the planet Earth (column)

April 21, 2018 — April 22 is a day when, for nearly 50 years, countries around the world celebrate, show support for and acknowledge the single most unifying entity for all of humanity: planet Earth. Aptly named Earth Day, this global holiday, recognized by 192 countries, celebrates a landmark

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Eagle County special districts face dropping revenues tied to state’s Gallagher Amendment

April 21, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Colorado's booming Front Range housing market may seem far removed from Eagle County's emergency services operations, but the two are inextricably bound together by ties contained in the Gallagher Amendment. And as they look ahead to 2018, those ties are really chaffing

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Eagle Valley track and field impresses on Front Range at Fairview Invitational

April 20, 2018 — BROOMFIELD — One cannot directly quote Eagle Valley track and field coach Jeff Shroll on Joslin Blair's performance in the 1,600 at the Fairview Invitational in Broomfield on Thursday, April 26. We'll just say he said, "Holy cow." Blair ran the 1,600 in 5 minutes,

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