Vail neighborhood picnics begin July 22

By scott miller

VAIL — The town of Vail’s 15th annual neighborhood picnic series has two events this year. The first is Tuesday at Bighorn Park in East Vail. The second is Aug. 12 at Donovan Pavilion. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide residents an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about community issues. The picnic Tuesday at Bighorn Park will be hosted by the Vail Town Council and representatives from the public works department. Picnickers will hear information on the …

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Hospice volunteer training to be held in Glenwood Springs

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — Hospice of the Valley will host comprehensive training sessions for volunteers in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties on Monday, Wednesday, July 28 and July 30 at Good Shepherd Church, 1630 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The four required evening sessions, to occur on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m., are offered to participants who would like to be of comfort to those with a terminal illness. TRAINING TOPICS Training topics will include: dispelling hospice myths, how to be a good listener, care and comfort measures, guidelines for spiritual care, family systems and understanding grief and bereavement. Sean …

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New candidate is running for Eagle County surveyor

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The race for the Eagle County surveyor’s job is no longer a one-man affair. With incumbent surveyor Dan Corcoran retiring, Ted Archibeque, of Eagle, a Republican who ran for the office in 2010, looked like he wouldn’t have an opponent. But Teak Simonton, Eagle County’s clerk and recorder, announced this week that Kelly Miller has submitted enough petition signatures to earn a place on the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate. Simonton said Miller was required to submit 264 valid signatures to earn a place on the ballot and submitted more than 300. ABOUT KELLY MILLER Miller is …

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Vail Daily column: Wisdom takes a vacation

By Edward Stoner

“Common sense takes a vacation” probably makes more sense, but “wisdom” just sounds so much smarter doesn’t it? Most times I am usually never being accused of having either, wisdom or common sense that is, however I do believe it is fair for me to share my exploits and adventures while on my current vacation where wisdom and common sense came took some time off right alongside of me. FAMILY BEACH TIME Almost every year since I moved to Colorado, I have been blessed enough to be able to bring my family back to the New Jersey beach, more commonly …

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Running series continues with Half Marathon

By Chris Freud

VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s 2014 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues on Sunday with the La Sportiva Vail Half Marathon. Named Most Scenic Race in 2010 by readers of Colorado Runner magazine, the 13-mile run will test local, regional and national runners with a climb from Golden Peak up to the top of Vail Mountain’s summit and finishing at Eagle’s Nest with a climb of more than 3,000 vertical feet. The race, which is presented by the Vail Valley Medical Center, begins at 8 a.m. at Golden Peak adjacent to the Children’s Ski School building and …

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Vail Valley ad agency honored

By scott miller

EDWARDS — Hill Aevium, an Edwards-based advertising agency, recently received recognition from Summit International and the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International organization. Out of more than 5,000 submissions from 24 countries, Hill Aevium was named a bronze winner in the 2014 Summit Creative Awards for its creative work for Bravo! Vail under the Complete Branding Campaign category. Winners were selected in a range of categories from print and broadcast to emerging and social media. Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International also presented Hill Aevium with a bronze Adrian Award for its campaign completed in 2013 for Bravo! Vail. The …

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Vail Resorts wins award for Epic Race

By Edward Stoner

BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts was awarded Best Overall Use of Social Media by an Attraction in the 2014 Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel and Tourism (SMITTY) Awards. The award recognizes the company’s Epic Race to Ski the World and the engagement that the program drove across several of Vail Resorts’ social media channels. Each year, the Travel + Leisure SMITTY awards recognize companies in the travel and tourism industry that use social media in the best and most innovative ways. A jury of digital insiders and travel professionals reviewed hundreds of submissions and named winners and runners-up in …

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Vail recycling program underway

By ANTHONY THORNTON

VAIL — On July 1, the town of Vail’s new recycling program went into effect after months of planning — now with the policy part finalized, the new challenge comes with putting the program into action. The new campaign, dubbed Love Vail, makes recycling mandatory in town and offers residents and businesses rebates for bin purchases and hauling fees. The Love Vail message seemed to resonate most strongly across the town, said Kristen Bertuglia, Vail’s environmental sustainability coordinator “Green for the sake of being green didn’t resonate,” she said. “Everyone had a different idea and opinion of environmental sustainability law, …

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Tony DeSare brings young flare to jazz classics in Vail debut Thursday

By caramie schnell

VAIL — Just as comfortable covering Pharrell as he is old standards from the Great American Songbook, Tony DeSare has a talent for putting his own style stamp on just about anything. As evidenced by winning first place in the 2013 USA Songwriting Contest, the 37-year-old New Yorker is a solid composer, too. En route to becoming the next Harry Connick Jr., DeSare cannot remember a time that he didn’t love music. “My dad played guitar and sang in the house every night. I started on violin when I was 8 years old. I fell in love with the piano …

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Comedian Brian Regan returns to Beaver Creek Thursday

By Randy Wyrick

BEAVER CREEK — Comedy is like anything else. It’s work to make it look effortless. Take Brian Regan, for instance. He talks about kids, cholesterol, doughnuts, Disney World, how many Fig Newtons to eat in one sitting and, of course, a flock of moosen … the stuff of life. Like this: “I’m wearing new contacts. I just had my prescription changed after six years. You ever wait that long? Then you get new lenses; you’re like: ‘Man, I coulda been seeing things!’ How can instantly improved vision not be at the top of your to do list?” Regan works at …

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