Local GOP sponsors candidate town hall

By scott miller EAGLE — Eagle County Republicans will sponsor the first of two town hall meetings Thursday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Eagle County building.Using a new format for presenting candidates and their positions, the first event will highlight the races for Fifth Judicial District Attorney and Colorado House of Representatives […]

Oceans of fun

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Dr. Tom Hackett had never felt better.Yeah, he was exhausted from swimming 28.5 miles across the Ka’iwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii, through the pitch black night. And sure, his arms and shoulders are still sore, and the jellyfish stings all over his body are still fresh, as […]

Parenting program Thursday

By scott miller EDWARDS — Parenting is one of the hardest jobs — and it’s unpaid. Every time a parent thinks they have it figured out, their child(ren) enter a new phase which leaves parents scratching their heads. There are solutions, courtesy of the Eagle River Youth Coalition.Coalition executive director Michelle Stecher said there are […]

Vail Daily column: Trump’s education policy approach

By Edward Stoner This summer, I wrote a piece criticizing both major party candidates for the lack of detail on their positions related to Pre-K through grade 12 education policy. As the election draws near and more details emerge, it makes sense to review where both candidates stand. As Eagle County Schools’ superintendent, I’m not […]

The Broncos are 2-0, but don’t celebrate yet

By Chris Freud So I’m at a high school sports event last week and a guy in Broncos jersey says, “So, what happened?”The Broncos had beaten the Panthers in Week 1, and I was clearly a moron for saying in this space before the season started that the Denver would not make the playoffs. And […]

Even Ford supercars can’t outrun radar

By Randy Wyrick AVON — No matter how fast the Ford GT prototype might be, it still cannot outrun police radar.Three of Ford’s new supercars were clocked at well above the posted speed limit, and found their way into the loving arms of Johnny Law. In fact, they were feeling a bunch of love from […]

Even Ford supercars can’t outrun the fuzz

By Randy Wyrick AVON — No matter how fast the Ford GT prototype might be, it still cannot outrun police radar.Three of Ford’s new supercars were clocked at well above the posted speed limit in Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday morning, and found their way into the loving arms of Johnny Law. In fact, they were […]

Commissioners still want to fund child care program

By scott miller EAGLE — The Eagle County commissioners want to spend $1.82 million a year on childcare programs, and have started sifting through the budget to find it.“We need to be deliberate about how we do this, and what the county’s role is,” said commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry.A $75,000 study — $50,000 from the county […]