On the Hill: Join in the cleanup

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain are inviting community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for June 11. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte gives us a taste of what it’s like to […]

Moses Gonzales retiring from Vail police

By scott miller VAIL — After 14 years with the Vail Police Department, officer Moses Gonzales is retiring effective today. Gonzales has been a code enforcement officer since 2001 and also served with the Vail Recreation District. He’s known for his community service efforts throughout the years, including:• Organizing the annual county-wide Make a Difference […]

Biliteracy becomes a star in local schools

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Chase and Taylor Keep spent years schlepping up and down the Interstate between Gypsum and Edwards, so they could be part of Berry Creek Middle School’s Spanish immersion program.OK, every parent who has ever schlepped knows that really means they drove the kids, which is good because it’s time […]

Vail Symposium’s lineup includes adventure and nutrition programs, film screenings and more

By caramie schnell Lifelong learning sums up the goals of The Vail Symposium quite succinctly. This summer, curators, best-selling authors, award-winning filmmakers, doctors, nutritionists, physiologists and consciousness experts — among others — will lead programs that cover a variety of topics: adventure, geopolitical hot topic issues, nutrition, film screenings, alternative approaches to health and wellness, […]

‘Round up usual suspects’ for state soccer awards

By Chris Freud It really does feel like I rewrite some articles, but sometimes they’re fun to rewrite.State soccer awards came out on Saturday, and, as Claude Rains said, “Round up the usual suspects.” (Kids, you should know from what movie that came. The answer follows.)At 4A, Eagle Valley’s Mariel Gutierrez was a slam-dunk first-teamer. […]

‘Round up the usual suspects’ for state soccer awards

By Chris Freud It really does feel like I rewrite some articles, but sometimes they’re fun to rewrite.State soccer awards came out on Saturday, and, as Claude Rains said, “Round up the usual suspects.” (Kids, you should know from what movie that came. The answer follows.)At 4A, Eagle Valley’s Mariel Gutierrez was a slam-dunk first-teamer. […]

Sage grouse regulations draw praise, protest

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — New federal regulations could put the greater sage grouse on the road to recovery, but it could cost thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.The Obama administration’s plans aim to conserve the bird’s habitat, but limit oil and natural gas drilling.Eagle County is at the southern edge of the […]

Eagle County’s X factor

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — This year, local residents have an athlete to cheer for at the Summer X Games.Nicole Bradford of McCoy, a Colorado native and Avon business owner, will compete in the X Games EnduroCross competition in Austin, Texas, on Friday after receiving her invite several weeks ago.It won’t be her first […]

Celebrating the Class of 2015

By Randy Wyrick Raymundo Rios CruzSchool: Battle Mountain High SchoolFavorite school moment from any year: Going on the hut trip for environmental science.Give a shout out: To my family and friends. Also to all the awesome teachers at BMHS.Summer plans: Work and enjoy the summer.Where are you headed this fall: Montana State University.If you’re leaving […]

Tots in the Garden kicks off Tuesday at Eagle-Vail Community Garden

By caramie schnell EAGLE-VAIL — The Eagle-Vail Community Gardens second annual Tots In The Garden program, open to all Vail Valley children between the ages of 3 and 7, begins Tuesday. The program takes place select Tuesdays this summer.“We started this program last year and had so much fun with it,” said Christy Beidel, president […]