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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New collegiate baseball league has teams from Vail, Gypsum

By John LaConte

EDWARDS — While Arizona and Florida may be known for their spring training, come summer time, those places aren’t so pleasant for baseball.College players from warm states who are trying to keep their skills up during June and July would much rather be playing here in the mountains, but there was never a for them league in our area. It’s a paradox Joseph LaFebre was well aware of when he decided to start up the Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League this year.Consisting of six teams based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the league began in June …

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County workforce, population are growing

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Employment in Eagle County seems to be getting better for workers, although wages still lag behind state averages.The latest workforce report from Vail Valley Economic Development, an offshoot of the Vail Valley Partnership, has promising news regarding unemployment and growth. The study, which covers 2014 and the first part of 2015, crunches the numbers from an on-line survey of county employers, who responded to a number of questions about topics including staffing levels, hiring, and housing.The survey shows increasing confidence about the valley’s economy and business climate, with several survey participants indicating they intend to expand or …

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Eagle merchant complains town’s info center is unfair competition

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Eagle business owner Jan Rosenthal Townsend is concerned that the Eagle Information Center is peddling more than just information, so Tuesday night she presented those worries to the Eagle Town Board.“I am hoping to make sense of what the Eagle Information Center is,” said Rosenthal Townsend.She said that for 15 years she has been involved in the center operation as one of the consignors who offered merchandize for sale at the site. “Our main interest was the PR value,” said Rosenthal Townsend.But Rosenthal Townsend said earlier this year, she was informed that her consignment deal with the center …

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Eagle officials re-examine leash laws due to incidents

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Eagle loves its dogs, but it wants its canines leashed.This week the Eagle Town Board conducted a preliminary discussion about the community’s animal control rules and the idea of switching over to a “demonstrable voice control” rule for dogs didn’t generate support. Not only did members of the town board state their preference for Eagle’s current leash law, but the town’s new police chief and Eagle County’s new animal services director voiced their support for the leash regulation.Daniel Ettinger, the county’s newly hired animal services boss, said that in a community setting, demonstrable voice command is difficult to …

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Eagle officials re-examine leash laws

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Eagle loves its dogs, but it wants its canines leashed.This week the Eagle Town Board conducted a preliminary discussion about the community’s animal control rules and the idea of switching over to a “demonstrable voice control” rule for dogs didn’t generate support. Not only did members of the town board state their preference for Eagle’s current leash law, but the town’s new police chief and Eagle County’s new animal services director voiced their support for the leash regulation.Daniel Ettinger, the county’s newly hired animal services boss, said that in a community setting, demonstrable voice command is difficult to …

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