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Minturn eyes water-rate hikes

October 25, 2019

Facing millions of dollars in water infrastructure needs, Minturn is forging ahead with a plan to significantly increase water rates over the next 10 years while relying on growth to make the numbers work.



Gorsuch Ski Cafe opening on Bridge Street in Vail

October 19, 2019

VAIL — One of Vail’s most prominent retail spaces will soon re-open with one of Vail’s most prominent names attached to it. Gorsuch Ski Cafe will open in December at 254 Bridge St. in Vail...


Minturn, Battle Mountain mull split

October 18, 2019

After 11 rocky years together, Minturn and a developer that once aimed to provide tens of millions of dollars in benefits to the town took a tentative step toward a separation this week.


Eagle County bike-shares spreading

October 6, 2019

In Eagle County, governments are now looking to introduce or expand various types of bike-share programs, including electric-bike shares.


Vail Resorts revenues up for fiscal year

September 26, 2019

In an earnings call Thursday, Vail Resorts reported a profit of $301.2 million for the fiscal year, with increased revenues and visitation across its growing collection of resorts. Total mountain net revenue increased 13.5%, to about $2 billion, for the year, which ended July 31.



Will Minturn get smaller?

September 24, 2019

MINTURN — After two key deals fell apart in recent months, a developer that proposed to build 712 homes in Minturn is now asking that the land be removed from the town. The owner of...







Minturn bike park campaign kicks off Thursday

September 4, 2019

Local trail advocates have a new vision: A bike park filled with trails, jumps, a pump track and a race course where riders of all abilities and families can gather — a new kind of recreational amenity for the upper valley.



Village at Avon project awakens

August 24, 2019

Work began last week in preparation for a new 240-unit apartment complex in Avon. t's the first major construction on the Traer Creek property in 13 years, since the completion of the Traer Creek Plaza building.


Minturn prepares for de-annexation

August 23, 2019

With a key water deal denied, the Battle Mountain developer and the town of Minturn are planning to meet next week to discuss the future of the Bolts Lake property.


Minturn’s new sidewalks finally becoming reality

August 18, 2019

MINTURN — After decades of visions and years of planning, Minturn’s main thoroughfare is getting a major facelift. Sidewalks are being extended on Main Street through the south part of Minturn, providing a safe connection...


Settlements reached in Avon water tank litigation

August 17, 2019

The Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, the Traer Creek developer and various contractors have reached a settlement in a three-year legal fight over a failed 2 million gallon water tank that was meant to serve the development.