Vail Daily column: A Halloween story from Colorado’s past

By Edward Stoner In the state of Colorado In the year of seventy-four They crossed the San Juan Mountains Growing hungry to the core. Their guide was Alferd Packer And they trusted him too long: For his character was weak And his appetite was strong. — From “The Ballad of Alferd Packer,” by Phil Ochs. […]

Bravo! Vail season boosts economy by $17.1M

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Bravo! Vail reported this week that its 2014 season brought a $17.1 million direct economic impact to Eagle County. The economic impact figure reflects more than $689,000 in sales tax revenue for all of the towns and Eagle County, while the balance of the $17.1 million directly affected local businesses. […]

Vail Daily obituary: Dan J. Cady

By Edward Stoner Dan J. Cady, 72, of Centennial, and one of the original professional ski patrolman at Vail for the opening season, passed away Sunday. His wife, Marla, and son, Tanner, were at his side. Born in Longmont but raised in Salida by his parents, Jack and Jerry, he loved the mountains. Dan enjoyed […]

Arn Menconi to leave SOS Outreach

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — The board of directors of SOS Outreach, the youth development nonprofit, said Thursday that its founder and executive director, Arn Menconi, will leave the organization. Menconi, who founded the organization 21 years ago and oversaw its growth to 31 resorts nationwide, has decided the time is right to move […]

Having a nervous breakdown? I just had one

By Chris Freud At 4:54 p.m., I bought my carrot sticks from the City Market. I eat carrot sticks or fruit salad for lunch because my father died of a heart attack at the age of 64 in 2006. I’m pretty sure Pop is OK with the fact that he is in the great scotch […]

Youth Foundation expands reach among Eagle Valley’s kids

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — It’s a bright, sunny Tuesday morning, and instead of playing outside, a group of 3- to 5-year-olds is learning the sounds of the alphabet on board the Magic School Bus. For many of the children, it’s the first time they’ve had any formal schooling, — even if it is […]

Rough season for Eagle County renters

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Vail ski instructor Stephen Fusco loves most things about his job — but one part he dreads is the prospect of finding winter housing. “It’s probably my least favorite thing about my job,” said Fusco, who is returning to Vail for his fourth season. “Actually doing my job is the […]

Vail parking passes on sale Monday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Season parking passes will be ready for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday on the lower level of the Vail Municipal Building. There are five discount pass types available, plus an incremental rate structure for value cards. Rates are unchanged from the previous season. The town’s parking pass sales […]