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Middaugh tops podium at Xterra off-road triathlon event in Oak Mountain, Alabama

May 23, 2018 — Eagle-Vail resident Josiah Middaugh earned his first win of the off-road triathlon season Saturday, May 19, at Xterra Oak Mountain in Alabama. The win was Middaugh's fifth in six years in Alabama and earned him 100 points in the Xterra Pan Am Pro series, a

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Complete with a bathroom, new Magic Bus debuts at YouthPower365’s Party in the Park

May 23, 2018 — YouthPower365 celebrated in Eagle County on Saturday, May 12, with a first-ever Party in the Park event. The Party in the Park wrapped up the school year for YouthPower365, while also kicking off the local nonprofit's summer programs. The Vail Valley Foundation's YouthPower365, formerly known

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Senior jazz musicians in Vail

May 23, 2018 — You know your new jazz band is off to a good start when its very formation was an act of improvisation. Peter Littman, 17, has been enjoying jazz for as long as he can remember. At age 6, he became enthralled with the music after

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VIDEO: Sandboarding Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

May 23, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte heads down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park to try out sandboarding and the new GoPro Fusion camera. He struggled with both. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research

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Right place, right time: Wednesday evening farmer’s market coming to Lake Street in Avon

May 22, 2018 — When Derek George looks at Lake Street, he sees the perfect venue for a Farmer's Market. George and his partner at Lettuce Patch Productions, Kerri Thelen, are starting up a Lake Street farmer's market on Wednesday evenings starting June 20. While nearby towns like Minturn,

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2018-19 US moguls team named with 7 of 17 skiers from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail

May 21, 2018 — VAIL — The U.S. Ski Team announced its 2018-19 mogul team nominees on Monday, May 21, and seven of the 17 skiers are Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alumni. Vail native Tess Johnson will enjoy her first year as a member of the squad's A

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In fight with rare cancer CIC-DUX4, Campbell Sullivan just wants to ski

May 21, 2018 — VAIL — With Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alumni regularly making headlines on the World Cup circuit, you may think the program's main goal is to churn out professional athletes. But that's just a byproduct of its true focus — instilling character, courage and commitment

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Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Golden Peak Clubhouse topped off with tree, flag

May 17, 2018 — VAIL — David Viele calls it part celebration, part superstition. When any of the local construction guru's projects reach their highest level, the company celebrates by planting an evergreen tree and an American flag at the highest point. It's called a topping off ceremony, and

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Snowmobile access to National Forest examined in Avon’s Wildridge neighborhood

May 17, 2018 — AVON — The U.S. Forest Service's 2011 travel management plan eliminated access to National Forest land for Wildridge snowmobilers. Since that time, they've been working to get it back, without much success. But a new opportunity has come from an unexpected place — Berlaimont Estates.

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McCoy Park development in Beaver Creek — speak now or forever hold your peace

May 13, 2018 — MINTURN — Comments were mostly favorable toward Beaver Creek's McCoy Park Terrain Development plan at a U.S. Forest Service open house on Wednesday, May 9. The plan aims to add 250 acres of skiable beginner terrain to the McCoy Park area of Beaver Creek, with

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‘We all want this developed’: 13-acre property in east Avon rezoned for more residential

May 10, 2018 — AVON — In an effort to reduce roadblocks to residential development, the Avon Town Council approved a rezoning application from Village at Avon owners on Tuesday, May 8. The rezone applies to planning area F in the Village at Avon — a 13-acre property located

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Sales tax will increase by 1 percent at Eagle-Vail businesses starting Jan. 1

May 9, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL — On January 1, 2019, sales tax on goods and services sold within the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District will increase by 1 percent. For most retailers and service providers, that means a jump from 4.4 percent to 5.4 percent. For marijuana products, the new tax

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Vail skier Marcus Gore, 17, makes U.S. Biathlon development team

May 8, 2018 — VAIL — The U.S. Biathlon team has already announced their 2018-19 team nominations, and there is a local athlete on the list. Indeed, Eagle County ski and shooting fans now have an athlete to watch as 17-year-old Marcus Gore will join the U.S. Biathlon Junior

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US Ski & Snowboard names Brady McNeill coach of the year

May 6, 2018 — VAIL — Brady McNeill has been a snowboard coach with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail for a decade and a half, showing young athletes the full spectrum of snowboarding culture and competition. Along the way, he caught the attention of his peers, who nominated him

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PHOTO: Eagle County fighters readying for LFA 39 in Vail

May 1, 2018 — Eagle County locals Matthew Powers and Ryan Marcinkevich, who train at Inyodo Martial Arts in Edwards, will be among the fighters to have bouts at Dobson Arena in Vail on Friday, May 4, as part of the Legacy Fighting Alliance event LFA 39. Get tickets

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303 Project shines at Tour of the Gila; Eagle-Vail’s Cristhian Ravelo hoping for invite to Colorado Classic

April 30, 2018 — Eagle-Vail cyclist Cristhian Ravelo faced off with the Gila Monster and came out on top. Translation: Ravelo helped a teammate earn a slew of top 10s in one of the most competitive road races in the U.S., the Tour of the Gila. The team, called

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Bet on this year’s Vail Derby Party to be the best yet

April 30, 2018 — This year's Vail Derby party is set to be the best yet. An annual event benefiting Children's Garden of Learning, the Vail Derby Party has found a new home for 2018 at The Remedy Bar in the Four Seasons. Steven Teaver is the beverage manager

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Vail fighter Carmen ‘Sage’ Sawtelle to make amateur debut May 4 in Dobson Arena at LFA 39

April 30, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Born in Vail, Carmen "Sage" Sawtelle left town to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. And in a classic twist of fate, she's headed back right back to Vail for her amateur debut. "It's so ironic, I leave everything to move

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Avon businesses prepare for May 1 plastic bag ban

April 28, 2018 — AVON — An owner of Pizza One in Traer Creek Plaza met with Town of Avon employees last week to ready for the town-wide plastic bag ban going into effect on Tuesday, May 1. He left the meeting with a free bundle of reusable bags

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Kidnapped Grand Junction girl found unharmed; suspect still at large

April 27, 2018 — Authorities found 12-year-old Raeanna Rosencrans on Thursday, April 26, after the 12-year-old was missing for more than 24-hours, the victim of an apparent kidnapping. Grand Junction police department identified 47-year-old Jody Haskin as a person of interest in the case on Thursday; an arrest warrant

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