Westin in Avon names new general manager

By scott miller AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain has announced that it has promoted Kristen Pryor to serve as general manager of the resort.With nearly 20 years of hospitality sales experience, Pryor has served as The Westin Riverfront’s director of sales and marketing since the resort’s pre-opening in […]

Avon Westin names new general manager

By scott miller AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain has announced that it has promoted Kristen Pryor to serve as general manager of the resort.With nearly 20 years of hospitality sales experience, Pryor has served as The Westin Riverfront’s director of sales and marketing since the resort’s pre-opening in […]

Vail trail running race series continues Sunday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s 2015 La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series continues Sunday with the 39th running of the La Sportiva Vail HillClimb. A featured race of the 2015 La Sportiva Mountain Cup, the race will test local, regional and national runners with an approximately 7.5 mile climb from […]

Edwards Spur Road design work begins

By Edward Stoner EDWARDS — Eagle County and the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin the design process for phase II of the Interstate 70 interchange upgrade project in Edwards with a public meeting Thursday. The project will encompass roadway improvements along the Edwards Spur Road from Miller Ranch Road to U.S. Highway 6, including […]

Annual Salute to the USA returns to Avon on Friday

By Edward Stoner AVON — The 29th annual Salute to the USA will be held in Harry A. Nottingham Park on Friday.Festivities start at 5 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:45 p.m. There will be live performance art, including stilt walkers, fire jugglers, magicians, clowns and live statues interacting with the crowd throughout the evening. […]

Vail Resorts closes Perisher deal

By scott miller BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts has announced that the company has closed on the acquisition of its first international mountain resort, Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, for total cash consideration of $134.8 million. Perisher is the largest and most visited ski resort in Australia, and is relatively close to the […]

Local drinking water receives high marks

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Drinking water provided by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority is high quality, according to the recently released 2014 Consumer Confidence Reports.The reports are required by federal regulations and detail how water is collected from its natural source, treated to be safe […]

Retro cocktails popular at Vail area restaurants

By Melanie Wong In an age of molecular mixology and ever-more exotic ingredients, those who belly up to the bar might be noticing a new kind of libation — the retro cocktail.Yes, as much as bartenders like to play around with foams and purees that you’d be loathe to make at home, there’s also a […]

On the Hill: Still skating barefoot at 56

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte is joined by longtime Vail local Ernie Crates, an old skater from back in the day who can still carve up the pavement like the kids […]

Smarter drivers, better systems aid I-70 safety

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The winter of 2013-14 was a bad one for weekend traffic on Interstate 70, partly due to weather and partly because the Colorado Department of Transportation needed to adjust the way it deals with traffic during busy ski weekends. We can’t do much about the weather, but last winter […]