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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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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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Independent Nick Thomas taking on the two-party system in run for Congress

October 15, 2018 — Independent candidate Nick Thomas says he represents the biggest voting block in Colorado's 2nd Congressional district. Indeed, with 209,000 registered non-affiliated voters to the 175,000 Democrat and 133,000 Republican registered residents in the 2nd, Thomas' status as an Independent may indeed capture the most voters

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130 Eagle County volunteers log 1,001 hours building Everkrisp hiking and biking trail

October 15, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Local volunteers celebrated another successful season of work on the new Everkrisp hiking and biking trail between Eagle-Vail and Minturn on Saturday, Oct. 13. A massive effort, the trail represents the first new trail construction to take place on U.S. Forest Service

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Avon council denies, then tables, candidate Tom Ruemmler’s solar roof project

October 14, 2018 — AVON — A solar roof project from local Tom Ruemmler is facing more delays after the Avon Town Council voted 4-2 in favor of tabling his application on Oct. 9. Before tabling the application, the council voted 4-2 against the project, with council members Sarah

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In Avon, a controversial move will be discussed in building which was the subject of a controversial move

October 13, 2018 — AVON — The Skier Building has a new name: Town Hall. The building will host its first public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 5 p.m. Town staff began moving in last week as the space, located at 100 Mikaela Way, is ready to

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Avon candidate Tom Ruemmler’s solar project will find him in front of the council he hopes to join

October 8, 2018 — AVON — If Tom Ruemmler's run for council is successful, he'll probably have to recuse himself from any further discussion on this project. The longtime valley resident and licensed contractor has a history of success with solar projects dating back to the 1970s, but he's

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1,200 mountain bikers visit Eagle for Conference Championships on Haymaker Trail

October 7, 2018 — EAGLE — The local high school mountain biking teams continued their dominance on Sunday, Oct. 7, with another undefeated performance, sweeping the top spots in their conference. The Colorado High School Cycling League brings together teams from across the state every other weekend each fall

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Vail Valley Cup brings thousands of soccer players to town for ‘stay and play’ tournament

October 6, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Soccer games took place at every available location in Vail and the Eagle River Valley on Saturday, Oct. 6, with 150 teams competing in the 2018 Vail Valley Cup. With each team guaranteed a minimum of three matches in the tournament, soccer

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Colorado 2nd Congressional District Republican candidate Peter Yu hopes to add ‘customer service’ to the title of Representative

October 6, 2018 — Editor's note: The Vail Daily will introduce readers to candidates for statewide political office as they campaign in the region. This is Republican Peter Yu, running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. VAIL — Peter Yu says

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Traction sand to be removed from Black Gore Creek basin more often thanks to new efforts

October 5, 2018 — VAIL — The last time the so-called "Basin of Last Resort" was cleaned, the cost came in at more than $1 million. The year was 2009. Nine years later, the Colorado Department of Transportation is cleaning out the Black Gore Creek sediment basin for about

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Weston Snowboards to be featured in new film “Yugen;” local premiere is Friday in Minturn

October 4, 2018 — MINTURN — For snowboarders, the advent of the splitboard opened up a new world of possibilities. Chilean mountaineer Rafael Pease made that discovery six years ago and set out to explore some of the hard-to-reach places of the globe that were once unattainable for snowboarders.

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Avon candidate Ruemmler’s suggestions improved carbon monoxide testing in town

October 3, 2018 — Editor's note: Keep reading the Vail Daily this week for more Avon Town Council candidate profiles. Find previous profiles at http://www.vaildaily.com. The following is a Q&A with Tom Ruemmler, candidate for Avon Town Council. VAIL DAILY: What made you decide to run for council? TOM

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As ballot grows in Colorado, attention spans shrink

October 3, 2018 — EDWARDS — If you're a Colorado voter, you've got a lot to learn. That's the message from Count Me In!, a non-partisan civic engagement group which visited Eagle County on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in an effort to encourage more participation in the many propositions and

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Libertarian candidate Roger Barris running to represent 2nd Congressional District

September 25, 2018 — Editor's note: The Vail Daily will introduce readers to candidates for statewide political office as they campaign in the region. This is Libertarian Roger Barris, running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado's 2nd Congressional District. EAGLE COUNTY — Some say

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Chico Thuon wants to set example of service in run for Avon Town Council

September 24, 2018 — Editor's note: Keep reading the Vail Daily next week for more Avon Town Council candidate profiles. Find previous profiles at http://www.vaildaily.com. Longtime Avon resident Chico Thuon is running for town council on a premise he wants to teach his three children: You get what you

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Tamra Nottingham Underwood, fourth generation resident, running for council in Avon

September 20, 2018 — Editor's note: Keep reading the Vail Daily in the coming weeks for more Avon Town Council candidate profiles. Find previous profiles at http://www.vaildaily.com. The daughter of Nancy and Mauri Nottingham, Tamra Nottingham Underwood is a fourth-generation Avon resident who has lived in the Vail and

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Town Council candidate Adrienne Perer seeks to bring business perspective to Avon

September 19, 2018 — Editor's note: Keep reading the Vail Daily this week and next week for more Avon Town Council candidate profiles. Find previous profiles at http://www.vaildaily.com. Adrienne Perer is a local business owner and mother of two who is running for Avon Town Council. Her motivation to

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Scott Prince cites action, experience in Avon council re-election campaign

September 18, 2018 — Editor's note: Keep reading the Vail Daily this week and next week for more Avon Town Council candidate profiles. Find previous profiles at http://www.vaildaily.com. Elected in 2014, council member Scott Prince is seeking re-election to continue a commitment to public service that spans 10 years,

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Eagle County Open Space celebrates new motocross park in Gypsum

September 17, 2018 — GYPSUM — Action sports athlete Windham Miller, of Edwards, starting riding a dirt bike when he was 3. And for the next 18 years, his family was on a constant mission to find him a place to practice. Motocross families across the state share similar

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