Cold temps could cause water damage to homes

By Melanie Wong

VAIL —As cold temperatures continue in the high country, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District reminds residents and businesses to protect water meters and supply lines from low temperatures to prevent freezing. A frozen meter or water line may burst and can result in water damage to a property.Lack of water in your home or business during cold weather is likely due to pipes frozen within the property. If you believe your pipes are frozen, then the quickest solution is to call a plumber. If your residence or business experiences a service line break, then immediately turn off the master …

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Cold temps could cause water damage

By Melanie Wong

VAIL – As cold temperatures continue in the High Country, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District reminds residents and businesses to protect water meters and supply lines from low temperatures to prevent freezing. A frozen meter or water line may burst and can result in water damage to a property.Lack of water in your home or business during cold weather is likely due to pipes frozen within the property. If you believe your pipes are frozen, the quickest solution is to call a plumber. If your residence or business experiences a service line break, immediately shut off the master water …

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Ski areas win water fight

By Randy Wyrick

WASHINGTON — The latest potential federal water grab may have dried up Wednesday morning when the U.S. Forest Service threw in the towel.Ski area operators and ranchers say the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management had been trying to force them to turn over their private water rights — without compensation — before the agencies would renew their permits to do business.The Forest Service insisted that water rights established on National Forest land should be tied to the land, and that the federal government should own those water rights. The Forest Service said the policy is designed to …

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Ski areas win water fight with US Forest Service

By Randy Wyrick

WASHINGTON — The latest potential federal water grab may have dried up Wednesday morning when the U.S. Forest Service threw in the towel.Ski area operators and ranchers say the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management had been trying to force them to turn over their private water rights — without compensation — before the agencies would renew their permits to do business.The Forest Service insisted that water rights established on National Forest land should be tied to the land, and that the federal government should own those water rights. The Forest Service said the policy is designed to …

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Ski areas win water fight with feds

By Randy Wyrick

WASHINGTON — The latest potential federal water grab may have dried up Wednesday morning when the Forest Service threw in the towel.Ski area operators and ranchers say the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management had been trying to force them to turn over their private water rights — without compensation — before the agencies would renew their permits to do business.The Forest Service insisted that water rights established on National Forest land should be tied to the land, and that the federal government should own those water rights. The Forest Service says the policy is designed to keep …

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Where to ski — and ride — now

By Edward Stoner

Beaver Creek Mountain:EVERYDAY TRAILCentennial (Willy’s Face)The main lift out of Beaver Creek is the Centennial Express Lift. The trail beneath the “Chondola” is well maintained throughout the season, as it is usually the first thing people see as they ride the chairlift, or gondola, for the first time. Riding up each morning, it is too hard to resist. It’s fast. It’s steep. It ends at the village. It’s the go-to run every day at “the Beav.”POWDER DAYUpper Stone Creek Chutes Located on the easternmost part of Beaver Creek, the Stone Creek Chutes are some of the most extreme terrain on …

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VIDEO: Fresh snow in Rasputins

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 Rasputins Revenge on Vail Mountain, which has recorded 5 inches of new snow in the last 48 hours. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, get 20% off yours at Go-Scope.com by using promo code vaildaily20 …

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New Year’s resolution: Don’t miss a thing in the Vail Valley in 2016

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series about New Year’s resolutions, running daily through Tuesday.Ending a year means taking stock of the previous 12 months while simultaneously looking toward the next 365 days. This can take the form of wishful thinking, calendar scanning and, perhaps, making resolutions. Approximately 45 percent of Americans will make resolutions for the new year, though only about 8 percent of those who make resolutions actually succeed, according to a government survey. However, what if one of your resolutions was easy to achieve?This year, make it your goal to experience the best of …

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Our bright kids shine

By Randy Wyrick

AVON — Relax, our future is in good hands.The Youth Foundation’s Lindsey Myers put a bunch of their college scholarship winners in a room Tuesday morning, and collectively they answered that age old question, “What’s wrong with kids these days?”The answer: Not one thing.The event brought together scholarship recipients and donors, who were very anxious to meet one another. David Garcia wanted to thank people for the hand up. He’s also thankful for the Youth Foundation keeping tabs on him, and others like him, while he’s in college. Garcia is a freshman at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, majoring …

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Youth Foundation gives dollars for scholars

By Randy Wyrick

AVON — Relax, our future is in good hands.The Youth Foundation’s Lindsey Myers put a bunch of their college scholarship winners in a room Tuesday morning, and collectively they answered that age old question, “What’s wrong with kids these days?”The answer: Not one thing.The event brought together scholarship recipients and donors, who were very anxious to meet one another. David Garcia wanted to thank people for the hand up. He’s also thankful for the Youth Foundation keeping tabs on him, and others like him, while he’s in college. Garcia is a freshman at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, majoring …

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