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 saw improvements in human responses to bad days.In the wake of that bad season two winters ago — and loud complaints from town councils, chambers of commerce and, of course, drivers stuck in traffic — state transportation officials in 2014 put together a long list of new tactics …

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Wounded Colorado state trooper thanks hospital workers

By WILL GRANDBOIS

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — It takes a village to save a life.In the case of Colorado State Trooper Eugene Hofacker, it started with fellow Trooper Shane Gosnell, who returned fire when convicted felon Thomas Ornelas shot Hofacker on the side of Interstate 70 on May 8, 2014. Then Sgt. Coby Smart was first to the scene and put pressure on the wound to Hofacker’s leg. Paramedics sped him to Valley View Hospital, where a host of nurses and doctors helped to stabilize him and begin repairing the damage to his femoral artery — to say nothing of the lab and radiology …

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Vail offers tips for an enjoyable Fourth of July celebration

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — Vail America Days organizers are ready to welcome guests and area residents this week for the Fourth of July holiday which includes Vail’s popular parade and fireworks display on Saturday, plus a full weekend of activities. Those who gather in Vail and throughout the county are being asked to be mindful that fire restrictions could be enacted at any time for Vail, Eagle County and other surrounding public lands. In addition, all personal fireworks are banned in Vail. Public parking and event accessArrive early on Saturday to enjoy free parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking garages. …

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The Revivalists perform a free show in Vail Tuesday

By caramie schnell

A few years ago, The Revivalists got the chance to open a show for the Radiators, a group that throughout a history that began in 1978, became one of the most popular and enduring bands to ever emerge from New Orleans. As another New Orleans band hoping to stay together for the long run, Revivalists bassist George Gekas had a specific question for Radiators guitarist/singer Dave Malone.“I remember I was talking to Mr. Malone, Dave, and I asked ‘How have you guys done it, been able to stay together this long?” Gekas recalled in an a recent phone interview. “‘He …

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Greek fireworks may come July 5

By scott miller

Be ready for fireworks July 5 — in Greece, anyway. After being at loggerheads for five months, the tussle between Greece’s government and its creditors has been turned over to a third party — the Greek people.On July 5, Greeks will go to the polls to vote on the latest, and apparently final, proposal that would increase taxes and raise the retirement age. The referendum, effectively a vote on whether or not Greece will stay in the European Union, was announced in a televised speech by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday morning during which he called the troika’s offer …

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On the Hill: Ride the GolfBoard

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 reports from the Starting Hearts fundraiser at the Vail Golf Club and takes a spin on the Golfboard, an innovation that won best new golf product of 2014 at the PGA Merchandising show. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, and wears socks and gloves from Colorado company Kind Design. Get 20% off your orders at Go-Scope.com and/or kinddesign.co by using the following promo code: vaildaily20 …

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