Vail Veterans Program caregivers session cares for those who care for our heroes

By Randy Wyrick

Editor’s note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That’s why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did.VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before they left the lobby as they checked in at The Lodge at Vail recently.“We can express ourselves to each other, because only we know each other,” they said.Fourteen women were in town last week with the Vail Veterans Program session — all caregivers for combat veterans …

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‘Life after tragedy’

By Randy Wyrick

Editor’s note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That’s why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did.VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before they left the lobby as they checked in at The Lodge at Vail recently.“We can express ourselves to each other, because only we know each other,” they said.Fourteen women were in town last week with the Vail Veterans Program session — all caregivers for combat veterans …

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Should you get a flu shot?

By scott miller

Our weather has been great lately. People are outside cycling, running, playing in the rivers, and golfing. Summer is an amazing time to be outside. However, winter is around the corner and with its onset comes flu season, and, of course, your annual flu shot.But the flu shot is not for everyone. While the flu shot has been proven to help fend off the flu, many people are not sold on its efficacy and safety. For these people, there are options available that can aid in reducing the chances of catching the flu. First and foremost, the number one thing …

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Eagle seeking volunteers for river park committee

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — The town of Eagle is seeking applications from members of the public to serve on a volunteer committee to support the implementation of the Eagle River Park and the Eagle River Corridor Plan.Members of the nine-member committee will be ambassadors for the project throughout the Eagle County community and will assist in private fundraising efforts. Committee members will be appointed by the Eagle Town Board and will be supported by the town’s Eagle River Corridor Plan project coordinator, a selected town trustee and additional town of Eagle staff. “We are looking for individuals throughout Eagle and the county …

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Dozens of Gypsum residents implore Town Council to ease hen ban

By Pam Boyd

GYPSUM — Denver Broncos Von Miller, a poultry science major at Texas A&M, is probably the biggest chicken fan in the state of Colorado.But if there was chicken super fan crown for folks from the Eagle Valley, Anne Coequyt would definitely be in the running. However, judging by the turnout at the Gypsum Town Council meeting earlier this week, Coequyt would have lots of competition.Dozens of chicken supporters responded to a plea from Coequyt to attend the meeting and crowded the Gypsum Town Hall last Tuesday. They implored the community’s leaders to reconsider Gypsum’s backyard poultry ban.Backyard chickens have been …

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Cheerleading for chickens

By Pam Boyd

GYPSUM — Denver Broncos Von Miller, a poultry science major at Texas A&M, is probably the biggest chicken fan in the state of Colorado.But if there was chicken super fan crown for folks from the Eagle Valley, Anne Coequyt would definitely be in the running. However, judging by the turnout at the Gypsum Town Council meeting earlier this week, Coequyt would have lots of competition.Dozens of chicken supporters responded to a plea from Coequyt to attend the meeting and crowded the Gypsum Town Hall last Tuesday. They implored the community’s leaders to reconsider Gypsum’s backyard poultry ban.Backyard chickens have been …

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Local climate change mitigation plan heats up

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — Climate change isn’t just affecting our environment, it’s costing us money. That’s just one of the many reasons a group of more than 30 local stakeholders representing towns, businesses and schools is working on a climate change action plan to mitigate the effects of climate change here in Eagle County.Currently, per capita, we use more 30 percent more energy in the Vail Valley than in the average American community. Among the goals of the climate action plan is to get Eagle County down to the average or below.The action plan took on a study that details where …

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The Colorado Grand’s annual Councours d’non Elegance packs Lionshead Plaza

By scott miller

VAIL — There’s a lot to appreciate about the Colorado Grand, particularly the $4.5 million or so the annual event has raised for charity and scholarships. But to a dedicated gearhead, the most special thing is the fact these cars are driven.Like they do every year, the Colorado Grand set out from Vail Sept. 13 and returned Friday. In between, the cars, drivers, mechanics and other members of the rolling cavalcade drove about 1,000 miles through the Colorado High Country. They did this in cars built before 1960. Many of those cars were rare when new. Today, they’re rolling history, …

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Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy celebrates its 10th anniversary

By Randy Wyrick

MINTURN — Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy students competed in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Sochi, which is good.However, Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy tends to stress the academy and academics part of its name as much as skiing and snowboarding, which is better.Here’s why: Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy’s ACT scores averaged 26 for the last four years, behind only a couple charter schools in Boulder. The state averages 21. U.S. News and World Report named it one of the nation’s top high schools.They treat every kid like an Olympian and they fuel those dreams, said Vail Ski …

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Americans hit podium at World Championship

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Spain defended its fly-fishing crown at the 36th annual FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship on Saturday, with France taking second and the U.S. finishing third.In the individual standings, Americans Lance Egan and Pat Weiss took third and fourth, respectively, with Julien Daguillanes, of France, winning and Jordi Cortina, of Spain, taking second. The Americans had four finishers in the top 15, an unprecedented achievement for the team that finished last at the World Fly Fishing Championship in 1997 and has been steadily improving since then.Egan said he was able to finish well by fishing making the most …

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