Valley in brief: Vail Mountain partially opens Friday

By Ross Leonhart VAIL — Vail Mountain will operate Gondola One on June 3-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with limited offerings at the Mid-Vail area. The resort will begin daily summer operations June 10, and will operate both Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola.On-mountain activities will be limited due to snowmelt and […]

Court: Avalanches are an ‘inherent risk’ at state ski areas

By scott miller DENVER — Taft Conlin and Christopher Norris are linked by tragic circumstances. They’re also linked in law.Conlin and Norris both died in ski area avalanches Jan. 22, 2012, Norris at Winter Park, Conlin at Vail. Both were skiing in-bounds at the time. Both families filed suit against the respective ski area operators […]

Fed clues spark markets

By scott miller On Dec. 16 of last year, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate for the first time since 2006. Since then investors have been waiting for the next rate hike and trying to figure out what the end of the “easy money” era would mean for stocks. Now, finally, it appears likely […]

Boutique hostel opening in Minturn

By Ross Leonhart MINTURN — The idea has been tossed around for years, but a local couple have finally brought it to fruition.Ryan Richards and his wife, Nancy, have taken the idea of a hostel and made it a reality with The Bunkhouse in Minturn, where tourists and visitors can stay for as little as […]

Results from Vail Valor Races

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Here are the results from Monday’s Vail Valor Races:Marathon 1 Anne Staeheli 3:40:192 Robert Ranney 3:49:383 Kristin Burke 3:55:434 Othman Doubiany 4:05:295 Anita Fromm 4:07:376 David Jepson 4:09:187 Davis Johnson 4:18:138 Hector Reyes 4:20:159 Gitsel Rangel Serna 4:21:5310 Timothy Powell 4:34:1511 Retima Dangol 4:36:2012 Kenneth Lonnquist 4:46:2813 Johnny Ramos 4:46:5514 […]

Results from Monday’s Valor Races

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Here are the results from Monday’s Valor Races in Vail:Marathon 1 Anne Staeheli 3:40:192 Robert Ranney 3:49:383 Kristin Burke 3:55:434 Othman Doubiany 4:05:295 Anita Fromm 4:07:376 David Jepson 4:09:187 Davis Johnson 4:18:138 Hector Reyes 4:20:159 Gitsel Rangel Serna 4:21:5310 Timothy Powell 4:34:1511 Retima Dangol 4:36:2012 Kenneth Lonnquist 4:46:2813 Johnny Ramos […]

Local Memorial Day ceremonies honor military, emergency responders

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Almost every Memorial Day ceremony includes a prayer for peace, because no one loves peace more than those who have survived war.Rabbi Joel Newman, commander in the Navy Chaplain Corps, was striking in his dress whites as he delivered that prayer Monday afternoon at Freedom Park in Edwards.Monday morning, […]

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail three-peats as Club of Year

By John LaConte VAIL ­— When the Palmer Glacier on Oregon’s Mount Hood saw a devastating melt last summer, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail had to improvise. For years, the club has been training there during August, renting out lanes, setting up gates and race training out of the Timberline Lodge facility. To be successful […]

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail 3-peats as Club of Year

By John LaConte VAIL ­— When the Palmer Glacier on Oregon’s Mount Hood saw a devastating melt last summer, Ski Club Vail had to improvise. For years, the club has been training there during August, renting out lanes, setting up gates and race training out of the Timberline Lodge facility. To be successful in ski […]

Camp Hale proposed as national landscape

By Randy Wyrick CAMP HALE — The birthplace of the famed 10th Mountain Division is also the birthplace of Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry, and Sen. Michael Bennet is trying to declare it a National Historic Landscape.Bennet made the announcement in front of 10th Mountain Division legends Sandy Treat and Crosby Perry-Smith, and a small crowd […]