Faces of 2015: Getting to know the U.S. Ski Team

By Edward Stoner

Editor’s note: Vail/Beaver Creek is hosting the Alpine World Ski Championships Feb. 2-15. Here’s a look at most of the U.S. Ski Team members, many of whom will be competing here in February. Andrew Weibrecht Favorite race course: Beaver Creek downhill. Pre-race ritual: I run every training run and every run all summer in training and try to keep consistent for the race. Before the race, it’s breathing and relaxation techniques. Item you can’t travel without: Flip-flops. Celebrity crush: Mila Kunis. Travis Ganong Favorite race course: Kitzbuhel, Austria, downhill. It’s kind of the Super Bowl of ski racing. It’s the …

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Valley residents look ahead to new year

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — On New Year’s Eve every year, choruses of “Auld Lang Syne” ring through the valley as this community raises glasses to times past — a tradition alongside countdowns, kisses, hoots and hollers for times to come. We toast to those “days of long ago” and the futures in front of us. To those we have lost, where we’ve been and what we’ve seen; to who we will meet, where we’ll go and what we’ll do. COMMUNITY CELEBRATION We speak of resolutions, goals and dreams. Read on to hear what some members of the Vail Valley community have …

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Steadman groups name new CEO

By scott miller

VAIL — Dan Drawbaugh, who brings more than 30 years of experience as an executive at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been named chief executive officer of both The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Dr. Marc Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and Co-Chairman of the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Gary Peterson, who has served as president and CEO since June 2014, will remain onboard as the research institute’s vice president of strategic initiatives. Peterson will focus on industry relationships and commercialization opportunities. “We’ve embarked upon an …

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Nighttime I-70 closures at Idaho Springs

By scott miller

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and Mountain Corridor Constructors will implement full overnight Interstate 70 closures to complete abutment work and initial girder setting for the new bridge over I-70 at Exit 240 starting Jan. 1 through Jan. 5. These closures are scheduled to occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., depending on traffic. Motorists will use the on and off ramps in both directions at Exit 240 to continuously move around the closure. Motorists traveling home to Denver on eastbound I-70 will may observe prep work beginning at 8 p.m. with the full closure beginning …

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Vail offers winter safety tips

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — With the season’s accumulating snowfall and falling temperatures, Vail Fire and Emergency Services is asking residents and guests to do their part in keeping everyone safe from winter hazards this holiday as follows: • Vail is once again experiencing a heavy snow season — unfortunately, the shoveling and plowing of the snow results in fire hydrants that become buried. If you’re a property owner, please help Vail Fire & Emergency Services and the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District by keeping all fire hydrants located on your property free and clear of any snow. In the event of …

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New Vail parking option added for some pass holders

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — Beginning Tuesday, an additional parking option will be available to pink and green pass holders along the North Frontage Road across from the Middle Creek Village Apartments. The 35 spaces will be used to help offset the temporary closure of the soccer field which will be unavailable for permit parking from Jan. 2 through March 22 to accommodate the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February and the Burton US Snowboarding Championships in March. Vehicles must display the appropriate placard to access the permit-only Frontage Road parking, which will be available daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. …

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Avon Road improvements complete

By Edward Stoner

AVON— Timed with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, the town of Avon has invested in improvements to enhance safety, energy efficiency and streetscape elements on Avon Road, its main roadway and thoroughfare to Beaver Creek Resort. Signalized pedestrian crossings were installed at three major crosswalks and all roadway streetlights were upgraded to LED-lighting, which consumes less electrical energy and is more cost efficient to maintain. The project included replacement of 32 150-watt induction streetlights light poles and the permanent removal of an additional 14 poles with 75-watt LED lights. The result is an energy savings of 15,111 kilowatt hours …

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Avon Road improvements complete

By Edward Stoner

AVON— Timed with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, the town of Avon has invested in improvements to enhance safety, energy efficiency and streetscape elements on Avon Road, its main roadway and thoroughfare to Beaver Creek Resort. Signalized pedestrian crossings were installed at three major crosswalks and all roadway streetlights were upgraded to LED-lighting, which consumes less electrical energy and is more cost efficient to maintain. The project included replacement of 32 150-watt induction streetlights light poles, and the permanent removal of an additional 14 poles with 75-watt LED lights. The result is an energy savings of 15,111 kilowatt hours …

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Berkshire welcomes new broker

By scott miller

VAIL — Mia Sypniewski recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a broker associate in the company’s Villa Montane office in Beaver Creek. The announcement was made by Michael Slevin, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. Sypniewski began her Vail experience in 2001 during her time at the University of Colorado. A native of Texas, after graduating from the Leeds School of Business with a degree in finance and management, Sypniewski and her husband, Quinn, made the cross-country move to the East Coast. Quickly realizing that Colorado was exactly where they needed to be to raise their two young children, …

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Berkshire Hathaway welcomes new broker

By scott miller

VAIL — Mia Sypniewski recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a broker associate in the company’s Villa Montane office in Beaver Creek. The announcement was made by Michael Slevin, president, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties. Sypniewski began her Vail experience in 2001 during her time at the University of Colorado. A native of Texas, after graduating from the Leeds School of Business with a degree in finance and management, Sypniewski and her husband, Quinn, made the cross country move to the East Coast. Quickly realizing that Colorado was exactly where they needed to be to raise their two young children, …

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