Guitar legend Steve Vai leads camp in Vail, Aug. 2-6

By Krista Driscoll Next week, guitar legend Steve Vai will bring his second Vai Academy guitar camp — All About the Guitar — to The Arrabelle at Vail Square, with classes, clinics and jams featuring guest instructors from the top echelon of the guitar world. We caught up with Vai to learn more about the […]

Chair 2 work flying by

By John LaConte VAIL — Gondola One and the trails surrounding it reopened to the public July 30 after closing to facilitate helicopter work on Chair 2, Avanti Express. The chairlift is being upgraded to a six-passenger chair. Helicopter work went faster than anticipated, said Sara Lococo with Vail Resorts, and operations on the mountain […]

Federal government may be forced to pay money it owes

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A couple congressional proposals could eliminate federal foot-dragging in paying counties the money they are owed for public land.Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend critical funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.Rep. Scott Tipton, (R-Colo.) made […]

Feds may be forced to pay money they owe

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A couple congressional proposals could eliminate federal foot-dragging in paying counties the money they’re owed for public land.Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo) introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend critical funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.Rep. Scott Tipton, (R-Colo) made a […]

Bookworm of Edwards’ top 10 reads

By Melanie Wong 1. “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee2. “Vail Hiker” by Mary Gilliland3. *Book Of Lena by Judy Elliott Kirby4. “Boys In The Boat” by Daniel James Brown 5. “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr6. “Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah7. “Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford8. “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains” […]

Pearl show comes to Karats this weekend

By Melanie Wong VAIL — It’s hard enough to believe that a clam or oyster could take a tiny piece of sand and create something as strange and beautiful as a pearl. Given that this is in fact the case, it’s not too much of a stretch to buy into the idea that such miracles […]

Oil painter comes to Vail

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Cogswell Gallery presents a solo show with oil painter Darcie Peet, who the gallery has represented for over 10 years. For Peet, it was a love of horses and the West that drew her to Colorado as a child, and again in the early ’60s. For more than 25 years, […]

Darcie Peet paints at Cogswell

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Cogswell Gallery presents a solo show with oil painter Darcie Peet, who the gallery has represented for over 10 years. For Peet, it was a love of horses and the West that drew her to Colorado as a child, and again in the early ’60s. For more than 25 years, […]