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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Vail homeowners hear good economic news at annual meeting

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — A Tuesday update for people who own homes here carried mostly good news, from the overall economy to the strength of the real estate market.The annual meeting of the Vail Homeowners Association — almost always held around the Christmas holiday season — usually brings the town’s business and political leaders to talk about the state of the town and the mountain. This year was no exception, with presentations by longtime Vail businessman Harry Frampton, Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer Chris Jarnot and Vail Mountain Senior Director of Operations Elizabeth Howe and Vail Mayor Dave Chapin.Frampton, one of the …

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Root & Flower in Vail Village offers extensive wine list, eclectic cocktails, ever-changing food menu

By Krista Driscoll

Word on the street says there’s a new wine bar in Vail Village. While “wine bar” might be a limited descriptor for a place that touches on nearly every aspect of high-quality food and drink, the light twinkling through the window beyond the lettering of Root & Flower in the newly renovated space on Wall Street confirms the speculation. The product of locals Samantha Biszantz and Jeremy Campbell, Root & Flower offers a comprehensive wine-by-the-glass menu, a creative and eclectic mix of cocktails, liquors and spirits and an ever-changing food list that serves as a reason to visit in its …

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Osprey at Beaver Creek debuts Fireside Grill, with new chef, new menu

By Krista Driscoll

BEAVER CREEK — The Osprey at Beaver Creek recently announced the debut of the resort’s new restaurant, The Osprey Fireside Grill, and the appointment of Conor Shedor to executive chef. Shedor will bring his knowledge and experience with international cuisine to the restaurant’s reimagined menus.“I’m eager to begin this new phase in my career at one of Beaver Creek’s most admired properties, especially with the evolution of The Osprey Lounge to The Osprey Fireside Grill,” Shedor said. “I am excited to work with the team to bring fresh culinary ideas and dishes true to the spirit of The Osprey and …

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