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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We welcomed the world in 2015

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — While the rest of the world’s trip to hell in a handbasket seems to have found a new, faster speed in 2015, life in the Vail Valley was really pretty good — with a sprinkling of the weird, the unpleasant and the downright awful.With that in mind, here’s a look back at the year that was, with advance notice that something important will almost surely be left out — with no malice intended. So let’s start with the cool stuff that came our way in 2015.Welcoming the worldOur valley, and particularly the tireless folks at the Vail …

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Vail offers tips for safe New Year’s celebrations

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — New Year’s Eve in Vail will include bus service enhancements and the presence of police and fire personnel to ensure that a safe and fun atmosphere is provided for residents and guests. For the fourth consecutive year, the town will be rescinding an overnight curfew and eliminating late-night checkpoints in Vail Village due to the long-term success of its public safety campaign. Police Chief Dwight Henninger says additional foot patrols in the pedestrian areas will be used to maintain a family-friendly environment during the holiday. Increased bus service will also be in place with Vail Transit and ECO …

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Vail offers tips for safe New Year’s Eve celebration

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — New Year’s Eve in Vail will include bus service enhancements and the presence of police and fire personnel to ensure that a safe and fun atmosphere is provided for residents and guests. For the fourth consecutive year, the town will be rescinding an overnight curfew and eliminating late-night checkpoints in Vail Village due to the long-term success of its public safety campaign. Police Chief Dwight Henninger says additional foot patrols in the pedestrian areas will be used to maintain a family-friendly environment during the holiday. Increased bus service will also be in place with Vail Transit and ECO …

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Pedal Power Snowshoe Adventure Series continues Saturday, Jan. 2, in Eagle-Vail

By Krista Driscoll

EAGLE-VAIL — The second race in Pedal Power Snowshoe Adventure Series, the Pazzo’s/K.O. Eagle-Vail Holiday 5K/10K, will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. Racers will meet prior to the start at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion, located off of U.S. Highway 6 & 24 in Eagle-Vail.The Pazzo’s snowshoe event takes place on a woodsy technical course with short, steep ups and fast downs through the trees flanking the Eagle-Vail area. Racers can kick it out as they hit great open stretches on the flats. According to race organizer Bruce Kelly, it is consistently one of the most popular events of the series.“Each …

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Ninth-annual Vail Winterfest Ice Theater continues screening family-friendly flicks

By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — The Triumph Winterfest Ice Theater returned to Vail this winter, premiering on Dec. 23. The theater was conceived and introduced by Art in Public Places during the 2012-13 winter season to celebrate Vail’s 50th anniversary and was inspired by summertime outdoor cinemas.Ice sculptor Paul Wertin has transformed the creekside park with seating and a theater screen to create this free, family-friendly cinematic experience in ice. Lounge on oversized ice chairs and a couch while enjoying the scenic Gore Creek during the day and film projections on a screen created in ice during the evening. The theater, which featured …

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VIDEO: Another snowy day in Vail

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 Sun Up Bowl on Vail Mountain, which has received over a foot of new snow in the last week. 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 events in Vail: Establishments across the valley celebrate the arrival of 2016

By Krista Driscoll

It’s time for New Year’s Eve shenanigans, and in the Vail Valley, that means indulgent meals, Champagne toasts and rocking into the wee hours. Haven’t finalized your plans? Browse this list of mountain dinners and parties. Contact the individual restaurants or venues for more information or to make reservations; many seatings may be sold out.Avon• Agave (1060 W. Beaver Creek Blvd., 970-748-8666) is throwing a 21-and-older locals New Year’s Eve bash, with DJ Nevada Lee, Gibby and special guests entertaining the masses with dance music and beats to boot. Doors open for the party at 9 p.m., with $2 select …

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