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‘We knew it was arson’; Vail’s 1998 arson fires at Two Elk were the country’s ‘worst eco-terrorist attack’

October 18, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series recalling the eco-terrorist attack 20 years ago at the top of Vail Mountain. In the Saturday, Oct. 20, Vail Daily: The community fights back. VAIL — Firefighters knew it was arson before they were on

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Top 5 things to do around the Vail Valley this weekend

October 18, 2018 — Enjoy skiing and riding this weekend! While you're finding all your gear, see if any of it is worthy of the 49th annual Vail Ski Swap. Or take part in charitable events like the Walk to End Alzheimer's, Breast Cancer Awareness Month events or shop at the Habitat ReStore's popular pop-up shop to support Habitat for Humanity.

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Vail Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 20

October 18, 2018 — EAGLE — Edwards resident Melinda Gladitsch can personally attest to the cruelty of Alzheimer's disease. "I lost my mother about a year ago to Alzheimer's," Gladitsch said. "I should say that she passed away last year, but really I lost her several years before that."

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Town of Minturn is asking voters for a use tax on construction materials

October 18, 2018 — MINTURN — The Vail Valley's second-oldest town has long been strapped for cash, especially for capital projects. Voters this fall are being asked to create a capital fund by creating a use tax on building materials. Minturn Mayor Matt Scherr said if voters agree, the

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Fire is burning north of Dotsero, near Sweetwater resort

October 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — A wildfire burning approximately two miles north/northwest of Sweetwater Lake had consumed more than 80 acres by late afternoon on Thursday, Oct. 18. The fire is actually burning in Garfield County in the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, but the only road access

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Standoff near Breckenridge between police and armed suspect

October 18, 2018 — The Summit County Sheriff's Office is currently engaged in a standoff with an armed suspect in unincorporated Summit County, just outside of Breckenridge. The Summit County SWAT Team has set up barricades surrounding a house on the 500 block of Shekel Lane, just north of

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‘To recreate what a contest can be’: Dew Tour superpipe designer describes inspiration behind re-imagined course

October 18, 2018 — Elliot Cone and the team at Snow Park Technologies hope they are reimagining what halfpipe contests can be with their new plans for the Dew Tour superpipe. Come Dec. 13-16 at Breckenridge Ski Resort, the annual superpipe event will have a different look and feel

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Polis column: Washington can’t ignore the majesty of our mountains

October 18, 2018 — Anyone who has explored Rocky Mountain National Park or Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests has witnessed the vastness of the skies, the height of the mountains, and the splendor of the wildlife. These treasures are humbling, a reminder that we are truly blessed to share

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Eagle-Vail hosts cross-country regionals

October 17, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL — By all indications, the Battle Mountain parents will not have to shovel snow when the Region 1 Cross-Country Meet starts on Thursday, Oct. 18, with the boys racing at 2 p.m. and the girls at 2:45 p.m. at the Willow Creek Par-3 in

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Eagle County’s Hardscrabble Ranch open space plan moves toward final adoption in November

October 17, 2018 — EAGLE — The public comment period for the Hardscrabble Ranch open space property is now closed, and Eagle County staff is working to refine the management plan for the 1,540-acre site in preparation for a Tuesday, Nov. 13, final adoption. This week, the Eagle County

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Tipton, one of Eagle County’s congressional representatives, seeks new term

October 17, 2018 — Editor's note: Find more election coverage at http://www.vaildaily.com/election. EAGLE COUNTY — Scott Tipton represents the geographically largest district in Congress. Wherever you are in the district, it's a long way to Washington, D.C. Tipton, a Republican from Cortez, represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. First elected

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Hahnewald barn’s proposed first move would cost $390K, take up 12 parking spaces in downtown Avon

October 17, 2018 — AVON — About 20 members of the public and a dog joined the town's planning commission and historic preservation committee to see options for moving the Hahnewald family barn on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The more than 100-year-old barn must be torn down or moved off

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Aspen girl speaks out in video about alleged rape

October 17, 2018 — A 16-year-old local girl who says she was raped by two Aspen acquaintances has brought the #MeToo movement directly to the heart of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. Paige Quist posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to YouTube late last week in which she says she wants

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Mick Van Slyke eyes housing, transit in Avon council run

October 17, 2018 — Editor's note: Find previous Avon Town Council candidate profiles at http://www.vail daily.com. The fact that Avon just celebrated its 40th anniversary was a milestone not lost on Mick Van Slyke. "It has made me reflect on my 21 years living, and working here, and Avon's

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Moose population grows exponentially, challenging RMNP officials

October 17, 2018 — Moose are a fundamental part of living in Colorado’s High Country, but an ever expanding population of the large animals poses unique challenges that officials from Rocky Mountain National Park hope to illuminate with a newly implemented research project. Historically, there is a significant disagreement

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Proposition 112 seeks greater oil and gas buffer zone on Colorado landscape

October 17, 2018 — Voters across Colorado are posed with a question on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, mail ballot that would reshape the oil and gas industry throughout the state. The initiative, Proposition 112, seeks to push the minimum setback requirements for new oil and gas developments to at

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Colorado’s Proposition 111 goes after payday lender interest rates

October 17, 2018 — Proposition 111 has not garnered nearly the same amount of media attention as some of the bigger statewide ballot initiatives that seek new regulations on conducting business in Colorado. But many of the arguments are the same when it comes to the proposal to place

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Amendment 74 seeks to protect property rights

October 17, 2018 — Among a bevy of proposed amendments to the Colorado Constitution appearing on the November ballot — there are nine, in total — voters will decide the fate of Amendment 74, which deals with compensation for property owners whose property values have been negatively affected by

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Amendments Y and Z aiming to make redistricting less political

October 17, 2018 — Colorado may have found a way to make drawing up congressional and legislative districts almost non-political, and now it’s up to voters statewide to decide whether they want to test the theory. Amendments Y and Z on the state ballot have earned the endorsement of

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Colorado River District leaders to discuss idea of mandatory water cuts across state

October 17, 2018 — How Colorado may respond to a growing call to reduce water uses on the Colorado River system will be the subject of a robust discussion today in Glenwood Springs as the Colorado River District board gathers for its fall quarterly meeting. Andy Mueller, the district’s

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