Fourth of July week: ‘It’s like Christmas’

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — We all talk about the Christmas through New Year’s holiday period, Presidents Day weekend, spring break and Easter — all high points on the ski season calendar — as peak times in the Vail Valley. But summer has one of those “full-up” holidays, and it’s the Fourth of July. […]

River series: The toll of drought

By Randy Wyrick Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on the future of water in the West and the Colorado River. It’s from the State of the River meeting, presented by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. Wendy Ryan stood in front of a room packed with water professionals and […]

Town of Avon swears in new councilman

By John LaConte AVON — For Matt Gennett, now is a perfect time to join the town council. The Wildridge resident and former town planner is now an official member of Avon’s government after Judge Buck Allen swore him in on Tuesday. Gennett, who is now a planner for the town of Silverthorne, ran for […]

Watershed council adds staff member

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle River Watershed Council has announced the selection of Doug Serrill as projects and events coordinator, a new position at the Watershed Council. Serrill comes to the Watershed Council from the San Francisco Bay Area. There he managed native plant nurseries and coordinated community-based restoration projects for Save The […]

Rider Cup fundraising event returns on July 12

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — This year, the annual Rider Cup charity fundraising event will be held July 12 at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek. This dinner and dance event will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Items available in the auction include two 2015 Masters golf badges, […]

PR specialists introduce real estate-focused firm

By Melanie Wong EDWARDS — For public relations specialists Patricia Peeples and Jens Werner, the big realization came while working on The Ascent, a luxury development at the base of Beaver Creek. The development had been a victim of the economic crash, and the brand new residences sat vacant for a few years until a […]

2 Do: Our picks for today in the Vail Valley

By Edward Stoner 1. Watch a lacrosse game — This year’s Vail Lacrosse Shootout is set to be among the best in the tournament’s 42-year history in Vail, as the Australian national team, the Israeli national team and the New Zealand national team will all be in Vail competing. Today’s matches take place at Edwards […]

Vail Daily travel feature: Myanmar’s sacred sites

By caramie schnell Venturing into the unknown is always daunting. When the unknown has been for the past 50 years one of the world’s most brutal military dictatorships and sorely lacking in tourism infrastructure, the level of anxiety rises. With Myanmar, formerly Burma, opening only recently to the world, information changes rapidly. Stories abound of […]

Coulter aside, this is becoming a fun World Cup

By Chris Freud Oh, I do love Anne Coulter so. “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay,” the neocon columnist wrote three days ago. Really? Honestly, really? No, seriously … really? ‘The Redneck Riviera’ I watched Thursday’s USA-Germany game in, of all places, an airport bar in […]