Honor hiking etiquette on the trails

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — With three wilderness areas surrounding the Vail Valley, there’s plenty of hikes to explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and also plenty of people hitting the trails. Knowing proper hiking etiquette enhances the experience for everyone out wandering.“The big message is leave no trace,” said Nate Goldberg, director of […]

20-acre wildfire near Carbondale prompts evacuations

By RANDY ESSEX A wildfire that grew to 20 acres Friday afternoon in the lower Crystal River Valley prompted the evacuation of a housing area and campground and closed Colorado 133.At about 9:30 p.m. the crews concluded fire fighting efforts for the night, leaving an engine, crew and a Pitkin County deputy to patrol the […]

Bank robbed on Glenwood’s bustling Grand Avenue

By RANDY ESSEX As tourists and downtown workers crowded Glenwood Springs sidewalks at 5:30 p.m. Friday, a man robbed a bank at the town’s busiest intersection and fled on foot down Grand Avenue.Police Chief Terry Wilson said a white man “wearing a really odd straw bucket hat and big sunglasses, so he was very concealed,” […]

Cause of Red Table Fire cannot be determined

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The cause of the Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake cannot be definitively determined, according to acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville.The Red Table Fire consumed 26 acres after it was first reported July 13. The blaze was fully contained five days later after response from local, state and […]

Report recommends no Metcalf Drainage trails

By John LaConte AVON — When the idea for more hiking and mountain biking trails in town was proposed on June 15, the community reacted with concern for wildlife.Local resident Dave Petrowski said the Metcalf drainage area, above the hairpin turn on Metcalf Road, is a common area for deer to give birth.“I love the […]

Cause of Red Table Fire can’t be determined

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The cause of the Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake cannot be definitively determined, according to acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville.The Red Table Fire consumed 26 acres after it was first reported July 13. The blaze was fully contained five days later after response from local, state and […]