Camp Hale proposed as national landmark

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 of their families and friends, amid the remains of Camp Hale’s recreation hall.Perry-Smith smiled, nodded at the senator and declared it “an excellent idea.”Perry-Smith was on Riva Ridge, a 1,500-foot climb the Nazis didn’t think could be done in the daylight. Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division climbed …

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Camp Hale proposed as nation’s first National Historic 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 of their families and friends, amid the remains of Camp Hale’s recreation hall.Perry-Smith smiled, nodded at the senator and declared it “an excellent idea.”Perry-Smith was on Riva Ridge, a 1,500-foot climb the Nazis didn’t think could be done in the daylight. Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division climbed …

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Eagle County, Vail join climate advocacy group

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Vail and Eagle County have joined with seven other Colorado communities, from large to small and east to west, to push for more action to tackle climate change at the state and federal levels. Colorado Communities for Climate Action is this state’s first consortium to represent municipalities and counties in advocating state and federal actions providing the authorities with tools and policy frameworks that communities need to reduce heat-trapping emissions to meet local climate-protection goals and help stabilize our climate.The nine local governments serving as the founding members of the coalition are Eagle County, the town of …

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Vail, county join climate group

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Vail and Eagle County have joined with seven other Colorado communities, from large to small and east to west, to push for more action to tackle climate change at the state and federal levels. Colorado Communities for Climate Action is this state’s first consortium to represent municipalities and counties in advocating state and federal actions providing the authorities with tools and policy frameworks that communities need to reduce heat-trapping emissions to meet local climate-protection goals and help stabilize our climate.The nine local governments serving as the founding members of the coalition are Eagle County, the town of …

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It Takes a Valley childbirth series: Small-town approach to care

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series about the evolution of childbirth and related resources in the Vail Valley. While it may take a valley to raise a child, it takes trust and patience in Vail Valley’s countless medical providers when it comes time to deliver. And while there are some familiar faces still bringing little area residents into the world, much has changed for new moms heading into the hospital for a new addition to the family.The first birthVail Valley Medical Center’s first birth, on Jan. 10, 1980, was an exciting event. Not only was …

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Take a moment to remember on Memorial Day

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Enjoy yourself Monday, laugh with friends and family, but also honor those who make that enjoyment possible.“Take a little time on Memorial Day to honor all veterans of the armed forces who have served our country, and especially to those from Eagle County who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom,” said Pete Thompson, commander of VFW Post 10721 in Minturn.A ceremony honoring the storied 10th Mountain Division — our country’s first “winter soldiers” — is Monday morning at the 10th Mountain Division Memorial atop Tennessee Pass, between Minturn and Leadville. This afternoon, a ceremony honoring veterans and …

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Disc golf growing in Eagle County

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — Discs are flying and chains are ringing as disc golfers rejoice in a new and improved season.Enthusiasts from across the county are showing up in droves at the open disc golf courses in Eagle, Edwards and Avon, while the Vail and Beaver Creek resort courses are waiting for the snow to melt.“It’s huge in this state, and I think Eagle County is really on the verge of embracing it as one of its already impressive list of attractions,” said Steve Klehfoth, president of Flying Eagle Disc Society, an organization promoting the sport in the county and the …

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‘You don’t have to be American to pay tribute’

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE — U.S. troops aren’t just defending Americans from foreign foes, they’re defending freedom, and Monday, a Mexican man with roots in Eagle is honoring those troops for the freedom he and his family enjoy in Eagle County.“My message to people is: You don’t have to be an American to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country,” said Joaquin Garcia, of Eagle.Garcia, a woodworker who came from Guadalajara, Mexico, to work in Eagle in 1995, organized the second annual Western Slope Memorial Day Ride. The group motorcycle ride pays tribute to the fallen soldiers and …

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Sabel finishes ‘great run’ as Vilar director

By Randy Wyrick

BEAVER CREEK — Like many of us, Kris Sabel figured he’d stick around a year, maybe two.When he took the Vilar Performing Arts Center gig, he didn’t know where Beaver Creek was and didn’t ski, so why would he stay?But like many of us, he did.Sabel ran the Vilar Center for almost 18 years before announcing this spring he was leaving his post. Before the Vilar Center, he had spent his career producing shows, not booking them.“When I came here I thought, ‘I’m not going to like this’ because I had been part of putting shows on,” Sabel said.Yet, he …

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Vail’s Buddy Lazier is running his 19th Indianapolis 500, on the 20th anniversary of his 1996 win

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Just think of Buddy as Lucky Lazier. He does.Lazier was racing Indy cars in Phoenix, Ariz., March 1996, when a crash left him with a back broken in 40 places.Two months later he won the Indianapolis 500, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, on arguably racing’s most famous track. That win is often called one of the grittiest performances in sport , any sport – 3 hours, 22 minutes and 46 seconds to complete 200 laps and 800 left turns, 801 left turns if you count the turn into Indy’s Victory Lane. If the smile on his face is …

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