The Bookworm of Edwards hosts release party for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

By Krista Driscoll

EDWARDS — Muggles around the world have been eagerly anticipating a chance to return to the magical world of Harry Potter. That chance will arrive on Sunday, with the release of the eighth story, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”The Bookworm of Edwards is home to some of the most dedicated Muggles in the Vail Valley. In fact, the staff is throwing a release party at 7 a.m., with free breakfast and butter beer served to those who arrive at the party dressed as any Hogwarts character.The new book is a bound version of the script for “Harry Potter and …

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Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center panel to speak at the Vail Symposium, July 30

By Krista Driscoll

EDWARDS — The conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration is the mission of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, an internationally recognized leader in researching and developing future cancer treatments. On Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, five Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists, moderated by Dr. Patricia Hardenbergh, of Shaw Regional Cancer Center, will discuss precisely what is on the horizon in terms of cancer prevention, screening and treatments. “Cancer as a disease has, in some way, touched everyone,” said Dale Mosier, chairman of the Vail Symposium Board of …

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Artist-in-residence Isabella Boylston leads Vail International Dance Festival Opening Night

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Vail Dance.For Isabella Boylston, performing at the Vail International Dance Festival feels like coming home. It’s not simply that she fell in love with ballet while studying at The Boulder Ballet, or the memory of her husband proposing to her three years ago at the 2013 festival. It’s about Boylston’s present and future challenges at the festival, namely collaborating with different dancers and companies as this year’s artist-in-residence.“It’s a huge honor, especially considering the past artists who were artists-in-residence,” Boylston said. “They’re all dancers that I admire so much.”In this season’s role, “she …

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Very Young Composers celebrating 10 years of growing music in the Vail Valley

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Jon Deak is one of the world’s most accomplished musicians and composers. He’s tall, which was handy during his 40-year career as principal bassist with the New York Philharmonic. Still, he has never stood as tall as when he bends to help children compose music.Deak founded Very Young Composers 20 years ago and brought it to Vail 10 years ago with the New York Philharmonic’s summer residency. It’s presented by the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365. The program is now in scores of cities and a dozen countries. Deak travels to them all, paying attention to each child.Mark Twain …

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Can Vail balance locals, second home owners?

By scott miller

VAIL — A mid-May evening drive through most neighborhoods shows most homes with their lights on. The same drive in Vail would be different and darker.Vail has long struggled with the number of homes in town owned by people who don’t spend most of their time there. In the 1990s, the touted number was 75 percent or so. The intervening years have improved the situation, but not by much.The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2014, indicates that just one-third of all the town’s housing units are occupied by full-time residents. That’s down from the 1990s, but …

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It’s music that matters

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Jon Deak is one of the world’s most accomplished musicians and composers. He’s tall, which was handy during his 40-year career as principal bassist with the New York Philharmonic. Still, he has never stood as tall as when he bends to help children compose music.Deak founded Very Young Composers 20 years ago and brought it to Vail 10 years ago with the New York Philharmonic’s summer residency. It’s presented by the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365. The program is now in scores of cities and a dozen countries. Deak travels to them all, paying attention to each child.Mark Twain …

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Can Vail balance locals, second homes?

By scott miller

VAIL — A mid-May evening drive through most neighborhoods shows most homes with their lights on. The same drive in Vail would be different, and darker.Vail long has struggled with the number of homes in town owned by people who don’t spend most of their time there. In the 1990s, the touted number was 75 percent or so. The intervening years have improved the situation, but not by much.The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2014, indicates that just one-third of all the town’s housing units are occupied by full-time residents. That’s down from the 1990s, but …

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Glenwood resident ID’d as victim of I-70 rollover

By Randy Essex

Daniel Jacob Kobrin, 39, of Glenwood Springs was the person killed Wednesday after being ejected from his vehicle on Interstate 70 in Rifle, the Garfield County coroner said Thursday.Coroner Robert Glassmire said that Kobrin’s relatives told him that Korbin was born and raised in Hotchkiss, had recently lived in Portland, Oregon, and was living in Glenwood. He died of multiple injuries, Glassmire said in a news release. Law enforcement was still investigating a possible cause, but it appeared that the vehicle, a 2013 Jaguar XKR, went off the interstate, then back onto the road before rolling several times, Rifle Police …

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Vail Valley Cares holds its annual grant awards breakfast, giving $300,000 to 34 local nonprofit groups

By scott miller

AVON — Here’s something you should do this week: Donate something to or buy something from one of Vail Valley Cares’ Thrifty Shoppe locations. Those donations or dollars go a long way in the community.Vail Valley Cares — a nonprofit Christian assistance organization — held its annual grant award breakfast at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church on Wednesday. There, the nonprofit group gave $300,000 to 34 local nonprofit groups. Those groups provide services, from suicide awareness training to meals for seniors to financial and other support for local families facing hard times.This year’s grant awards actually came to $299,600. To …

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‘I don’t know anyplace else that does this’

By scott miller

AVON — Here’s something you should do this week: Donate something to or buy something from one of Vail Valley Cares’ Thrifty Shoppe locations. Those donations or dollars go a long way in the community.Vail Valley Cares — a nonprofit Christian assistance organization — held its annual grant award breakfast at the Eagle River Presbyterian Church on Wednesday. There, the nonprofit group gave $300,000 to 34 local nonprofit groups. Those groups provide services, from suicide awareness training to meals for seniors to financial and other support for local families facing hard times.This year’s grant awards actually came to $299,600. To …

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