Comedy Night returns to The Back Bowl in Eagle Saturday

By caramie schnell

EAGLE — Somewhere between the his first couple of years doing standup in his hometown of Denver, Troy Parker thought it might be best to finish one of his childhood goals, just in case “this comedy thing” worked out. So, between gigs and even on days of appearances around town, Parker would settle into a stack of books at law school. Perhaps that’s an explanation for his keen observational skills and his ability to weave those observations in the hilarious delivery that has earned Parker, who appears this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Back Bowl in Eagle, two first-place …

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The New York Philharmonic returns to Vail for its 12th residency

By Chris Freud

OK, we’ll admit it. When the New York Philharmonic comes to town to cap the Bravo! Vail festival each summer, many come because it is THE New York Philharmonic. It’s as much of a social event as a concert — to see and be seen. We’re fine with that because people-watching is an essential part of the concert-going experience. Yet it is also the fact that it is THE New York Philharmonic that attracts the music enthusiast. Truth be told, it’s not a matter of the New York Philharmonic playing “better” than the festival’s two other residents, the Dallas Symphony …

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2 Do: Our picks for top activities in the Vail Valley today

By Edward Stoner

1. Check the Bravo! Vail Celtic Jam in Avon – Tonight in Nottingham Park, enjoy the energy of the Colcannon Irish Ensemble for free starting at 6 p.m. Authentic and joyous, Colcannon’s distinctive, contemporary musical style keeps in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music. It’s the second of two free Bravo! Vail concerts to take place amid the stunning backdrop of Nottingham Lake, so catch tonight’s show or you’ll have to wait till next year for another opportunity like this. 2. See Jeff Brinkman in Minturn – Tonight at the Little Beach Amphitheater in Minturn, …

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On the Hill: Take a ride with the Mayor of Mountain Biking

By John LaConte

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday. Today’s activity: Mountain biking down the Pool and Ice Rink and Haymaker trails in Eagle [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/100964621″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a GoScope Extreme 2X Telescoping pole mount, get 30% off your order at Go-Scope.com by using the following promo code: goscopevaildaily Report: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte enjoys a cruise down a couple of the new trails in Eagle, Colorado, with the man …

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Stone Creek to implement Singapore math this fall

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Stone Creek Charter School raised $325,000 and will spend the money on math, music, art, and foreign language. Stone Creek landed a $75,000 donation from the Harold W. & Mary Louise Shaw Foundation. They’ll use that money to restore the school’s music program and enhance the school’s finances. “We are pleased to support Stone Creek Charter School and its efforts to provide a music curriculum for students in the Vail Valley,” said Sally Veitch. The school raised over $250,000 in donations from school families and fundraisers during the 2013-14 school year. The school will use some of …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses

By Edward Stoner

Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included. HIT: To Vail Valley Medical Center and the town of Vail working together to improve parking for the hospital. Another structure off the frontage road by Town Hall makes sense, and certainly would be a big improvement over the traffic and crowded conditions at the entrance to the hospital. MISS: To a summer of too much tragedy already with another auto accident claiming another precious young life, this time Eagle Valley High School teacher and coach Garrette LaForce. He …

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Form in Edwards offers personalized training, bike fit services

By Melanie Wong

EDWARDS — Form Attainment Studio in Edwards (formerly FitLoft) celebrates a new name and the same customized services with a Stretch and Ride event on July 26. The studio, which specializes in endurance fitness, bicycle fitting and functional training, will host a free event that starts with a stretching session and continues with group rides for various abilities led by Form trainers. Stretching led by Form neighbor Laina Eskin, of Align Vail physical therapy, starts at 7 a.m., and the ride rolling out around 8 a.m. “We are changing our name, but still offering the same great customized services,” said …

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Vail attaches strings to funding of flights

By scott miller

VAIL — When Air Canada announced last year it would bring winter service to the Eagle County Regional Airport, it was seen as something of a gift. This season, it’s time to pay. Most airlines that start new routes ask communities for “revenue guarantees” so they won’t lose money on those routes. Air Canada doesn’t usually ask for those guarantees, but it did lose money on its first season of service to Eagle County. The airline recently informed county airport officials that it would need a $115,000 revenue guarantee to continue even scaled-back service to the valley. Without it, the …

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