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Soft cuffs and Gorilla tape were ‘consensual’ for San Diego man accused of attempted murder

February 20, 2018 — EAGLE — The soft cuffs and Gorilla tape with which a San Diego man allegedly bound his girlfriend were consensual, his attorney claimed during their first court appearance Tuesday, Feb. 20, on attempted murder allegations. Local defense attorney Jim Little said the Friday night, Feb.

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Miracles happen: EVHS students raise $25K to make leukemia patient’s wish come true

February 20, 2018 — Miracles happen, sometimes in as little as a minute, which is one explanation for Eagle Valley High School students pouring almost $5,000 into a great cause in one minute. The cause is 7-year-old Scarlett Jones, who's fighting leukemia, and winning. Scarlett asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Colorado Mountain College reduces bachelors class pricing to $80 per credit hour

February 18, 2018 — EDWARDS — Colorado Mountain College slashed the cost of its bachelor's-level courses by almost one-fourth, something no college has done. CMC is already the third-most-affordable bachelor's degree in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education. However, recently the CMC board of trustees reduced

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San Diego man allegedly zip-tied his girlfriend, tried to strangle her in Vail lodge, faces attempted murder

February 17, 2018 — Updates with additional information VAIL — A California man is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend to death after he tied her hands behind her back with police-style flex-cuff zip ties. Martin Ian Goodman, 54, from San Diego, California, is booked on charges of

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Florida man’s lost ashes claimed by friend who’ll spread them in Vail’s Back Bowls

February 16, 2018 — VAIL — This is a happy ending story about one man's end, and his circuitous route to Vail's famous Back Bowls. Ray Flow and Darrell McCall were friends for almost 60 years and skied Vail for at least half of that. Flow and his family

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Edwards murder suspects want separate trials, prosecutors want them tried together

February 16, 2018 — EAGLE — The District Attorney's Office wants one trial for both people charged with murdering a beloved Edwards woman. Their defense attorneys want them to stand trial separately. In a short hearing Friday afternoon, Feb. 16, District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman said he would decide

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Guilty verdict in 12 minutes: Jury convicts Martin Arroyo of assault, stalking

February 15, 2018 — EAGLE — Martin Arroyo lived in a storage unit when he left hundreds of profane and threatening voicemails and texts on a Roaring Fork Valley woman's phone. A jury took between 12 and 14 minutes to send him to another type of storage unit, state

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Leash: It’s the law. Most places in Eagle County require you to keep your dog under control

February 15, 2018 — EAGLE — Off-leash dogs cost local law enforcement hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours, time they could be spending doing actual law enforcement. In Avon, for example, police officers in 2016 responded to calls about off-leash dogs 1,150 times — mostly in

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Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand ‘Why?’

February 15, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders "what happens next?" and finds out. For example, he wanted to know whether ski racers switching from skinny slalom skis to fat skis for overall skiing affected their race

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Assault, harassment trial begins: Man allegedly left dozens of profane messages on victim’s voicemail

February 14, 2018 — EAGLE — An assault and harassment trial involving a couple began, ironically, on Valentine's Day. "Today may be Valentine's Day, but this is not a love story. It's a story about a romance that went horribly wrong," Prosecutor Cathleen Noone said in her opening statement

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Olympic visions: Locals rubbing elbows with the world’s best winter athletes (photos)

February 14, 2018 —

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Vail Veterans Program names Lindsay Humphreys its new executive director

February 13, 2018 — VAIL — Lindsay Humphreys will follow a legend, and the legend will help her along. Humphreys is the Vail Veterans Program's new executive director. Group founder Cheryl Jensen is handing over the reins; Humphreys' first day was Monday, Feb. 12. Jensen is sticking around as

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Mother admits to vehicular homicide in crash that killed two of her girls

February 12, 2018 — EAGLE — Jenny Figaszewski rushed around her crashed black 1998 BMW, the blood of her dead children splattered on her clothes. "My children are dead!" she screamed at Colorado State Patrol troopers after the 2016 accident, as she frantically asked to use a cell phone.

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Alleged murderers plotted their rampage in Pilgrim Downs death, charges say

February 12, 2018 — EAGLE — Two Denver residents are accused of strangling a beloved Edwards woman to death, as well as planning and conspiring ahead of time commit the murder. Jacob Taylor White, 23, and Leigha Paige Ackerson, 24, each face eight felony charges for allegedly murdering Catherine

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Eagle County BoCC sued over affordable housing, land use decision in Roaring Fork project

February 11, 2018 — BASALT — Two of the three Eagle County Commissioners are accused of violating the county's own affordable housing and land use regulations, in a lawsuit by a Roaring Fork Valley group. In its response, Eagle County denied all the allegations, and is asking that Save

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Climate fighters look local with community compact, away from inflamed federal rhetoric

February 10, 2018 — AURORA — Washington, D.C. is a dumpster fire, so if you want to save the planet, start with your community. "The most exciting work in the country is going on in Colorado," said Daniel Kreeger, executive director of the Association of Climate Change Officers based

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Northwest Colorado Regional Sportsmen’s Roundtable set Feb. 15 for Eagle

February 10, 2018 — EAGLE — Sportsmen and women have questions, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will try to answer them in this year's first roundtable discussion. Twice each year, Roundtable members hold meetings across the state's four wildlife management regions, giving hunters and anglers the opportunity to attend

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VVF’s YouthPower365 ‘Dollars for Scholars’ program adds three scholarships

February 9, 2018 — AVON — The Vail Valley Foundation announced three new scholarships for local high school graduates. The Vail Valley Foundation's YouthPower365 Dollars for Scholars scholarship program now also includes: • The Tom Bashford Dream Builders Scholarship. • The Explorers Scholarship. • The Vail Heath Employee Dependent

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Airport terminal to remain open during $34 million renovation, facelift

February 9, 2018 — GYPSUM — An airport is still a hole in the sky through which money falls, and more than $34 million will land in Gypsum this year to upgrade and renovate the Eagle County Regional Airport terminal, part of $55 million in recent airport upgrades that

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Tang’s ‘Whatever is good for the valley’ drove VVF’s educational efforts

February 8, 2018 — VAIL — Oscar Tang looked around a Vail Valley Foundation board meeting and decided two things: 1. He was on this board because he had been fortunate. 2. He had been fortunate because of his education. Good people had taught him. Everyone, he decided, should

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