Shelby Lynne performs as part of Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival in Avon Saturday

By caramie schnell AVON — Shelby Lynne is grateful. The singer-songwriter’s most recent release — a five-song EP that came out in December 2013 ­— is called “Thanks.” Lynne strives to embody a spirit of gratefulness every day, and she hopes others do the same. “There’s so much to be thankful for,” Lynne said. “We […]

Vail Daily fashion column: Fireworks and fashion for the Fourth

By caramie schnell As we salute the good ‘ol U.S. of A., it’s time to pledge your allegiance to patriotic-inspired looks that will give your Fourth of July soiree a star-spangled panache of its own. Whether you party it up by a mountain lake, sip cocktails on the Solaris terrace or indulge in a festive […]

WhatToDo releases online event listing tool

By Melanie Wong AVON — A free online tool from local events listing company WhatToDo will make it easier for Vail-area event producers to promote their events and streamline their information. The free system allows event producers to list unlimited events on the company’s network of websites using a web portal, then lets them track […]

Vail Daily column: Homeownership makes financial sense

By Edward Stoner Dear Joan, My husband and I are just moving to Eagle County because of my job. We have always wanted to live in this area, so we are very excited to start becoming a part of the community. We are, however, concerned about where we should live in this valley. We have […]

Vail Daily column: Rumors and myths about mortgage financing

By Edward Stoner As a mortgage professional, I spend a lot of time keeping up on my industry. In the past few years, there have been hundreds of changes brought on by dozens of new state and federal laws and regulations. I read online newspapers for my profession, go to webinars, get memos, share gossip […]

Vail Arts Festival celebrates three decades with works from more than 80 artists

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Over 80 artists have been selected to mark the homecoming of the Vail Arts Festival, taking place today through Sunday. The festival returns to the heart of the valley today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its 30th anniversary. Displays of […]

Water & Sanitation chooses new officers

By Melanie Wong VAIL – Rick Sackbauer, Debbie Buckley, and Steve Friedman will serve another two years in their Eagle River Water & Sanitation District leadership positions, with Sackbauer as chair and president of the board, Buckley as secretary, and Friedman as treasurer. The seven directors of the publicly elected board unanimously selected the trio […]

Vail Daily’s guide for the Bravo! Vail novices

By caramie schnell The Bravo! Vail festival is a big one. It spans six weeks and encompasses at least one concert nearly every day of its run. With so many concerts, concertos, solos, soirees, orchestras, octets, clarinets and pianos, it can be hard to know what to see and what to keep your ear out […]

On the Hill: Playing fetch along the Colorado River

By John LaConte On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday. Today’s activity: Playing fetch along the Colorado River [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a GoScope […]

Vail Daily column: Fishing getting better by the day

By Edward Stoner Summer fly-fishing prospects in the Vail Valley are now reaching optimal conditions for local and visiting anglers. Rivers are dropping and clearing and insect hatches are ramping up. As water temperatures rise, trout are becoming more aggressive and feeding predictably throughout the day. With each passing day, anglers are experiencing the best […]