Residents split on Vail Trail idea

By scott miller

VAIL — The first question at a Vail-sponsored open house about trails brought the only unanimous response. Everyone at the meeting uses town and area trails. After that, agreement was harder to find.Town officials held the open house to provide updates about efforts to bolster the valley’s trail system, both for paved and unpaved, or “soft” trails. But most of the people who filled the Grand View meeting room atop the Lionshead parking structure were there to learn about, and talk about, the Vail Trail.Today, the Vail Trail is a narrow path that meanders between Golden Peak and the Vail …

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Can the Vail Trail find common ground?

By scott miller

VAIL — The first question at a Vail-sponsored open house about trails brought the only unanimous response. Everyone at the meeting uses town and area trails. After that, agreement was harder to find.Town officials held the open house to provide updates about efforts to bolster the valley’s trail system, both for paved and unpaved, or “soft” trails. But most of the people who filled the Grand View meeting room atop the Lionshead parking structure were there to learn about, and talk about, the Vail Trail.Today, the Vail Trail is a narrow path that meanders between Golden Peak and the Vail …

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Burton US Open brings back Junior Jam

By John LaConte

VAIL — One of Shaun White’s first big introductions to the world of snowboarding was the Junior Jam, a kids-only event that used to be part of the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. White participated in the event as a kid and caught the eyes of Burton, a company he would go on to represent for many profitable years. In the U.S. Open’s many changes over the years, the Junior Jam became lost in the shuffle. Some fans missed it. “The Junior Jam was always my favorite,” said Michael Cohen, who watched the Junior Jam every year starting in 1995 …

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Burton bringing back the Junior Jam

By John LaConte

VAIL — One of Shaun White’s first big introductions to the world of snowboarding was the Junior Jam, a kids-only event that used to be part of the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.White participated in the event as a kid and caught the eyes of Burton, a company he would go on to represent for many profitable years. In the U.S. Open’s many changes over the years, the Junior Jam became lost in the shuffle. Some fans missed it.“The Junior Jam was always my favorite,” said Michael Cohen, who watched the Junior Jam every year starting in 1995 when the …

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Vail community meeting set for March 8

By scott miller

VAIL — Major milestones from 2015 and key focus areas for the future will headline Vail’s Annual Community Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. March 8 at Donovan Pavilion. The gathering is hosted by the Vail Town Council and town staff. Full-time and part-time residents, business owners, property owners, employees and others interested in the state of the community are encouraged to attend. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with informational displays on a variety of topics of community interest. The evening’s program will begin at 5:15 p.m. with an introduction and welcome by Town Manager Stan Zemler followed by …

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Oil fuels market volatility

By scott miller

Once again, the major United States stock indexes were volatile, rising and falling sharply with the price of crude oil. For the second week straight, the price of oil finished up, as did the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq. The yield on the 10-year Treasury also rose slightly as the move by investors to safe havens slowed.The price of crude jumped on Monday after the International Energy Agency said that even though it didn’t expect oil prices to recover until 2017, global inventories would shrink over that time. Prices tumbled the next day, however, after …

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VIDEO: Vail abuzz with pros like Peetu

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 reporter John LaConte takes a lap through the Golden Peak terrain park with Olympic silver medalist Peetu Piiroinen of Finland. Pro snowboarders from around the world are currently in Vail warming up for the Burton US Open, which begins Wednesday. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is riding a snowboard from Minturn-based Weston Backcountry in today’s video. LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, get 20% off yours at Go-Scope.com by using promo code: vaildaily20 …

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Nayla Tawa almost died in Kyrgyzstan, now she’s back to finish her film

By Randy Wyrick

If someone had asked adventurer and filmmaker Nayla Tawa a few years ago about her most memorable travel experience, she might have mentioned walking on glaciers in Patagonia, maybe salsa dancing in Cuba.Today, she’d tell you about the time she nearly died in a Kyrgyzstan car crash, but didn’t. There were tears, screams and utter terror, but also smiles, laughter and love, she said.“It might seem strange to view my near-death experience as memorable. Yet, I would not trade it for anything,” Tawa said. “It truly was a unique opportunity to grow and learn in a way that few will …

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Metropolitan Opera’s Rising Stars come to Beaver Creek on Wednesday, March 2

By Krista Driscoll

BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center will present an evening of arias, duets and ensembles by some of opera’s greatest composers in the Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert on Wednesday at 6:30p.m. For one evening only, a truly remarkable roster of young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers will perform an engaging array of music from opera’s history. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading …

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State election season starts with caucuses

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — While the political season seems like it never stops these days, Colorado’s election year kicks off in earnest Tuesday when members of the state’s two main political parties meet around the county to talk politics. But Republicans won’t be doing much about presidential politics. Kaye Ferry, chairwoman of the Eagle County Republican Party, said she’s been getting a lot of calls from party members who want to come out Tuesday to voice their preference for president. But those decisions won’t be made, if at all, until the party’s state convention in April.Here’s how it works: Party members …

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