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 […]