River series: The fight over water

By Randy Wyrick Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the future of water in the West and the Colorado River. It’s from the State of the River meeting, presented by the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District. EAGLE COUNTY — We live in a semi-arid environment, but we love to […]

Cases of West Nile virus reported all around state

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Much as we loathe them, mosquitos are part of life here, especially following a wet winter. Most of us swat, swear and scratch when beset by the biting bugs. These days, though, it’s a good idea to stay un-bitten if possible, thanks to the possibility of contracting West Nile […]

Vail Daily column: Aerobatics in the Colorado skies

By Edward Stoner The common nighthawk is a medium-sized bird somewhat similar to an owl. Before taking on this species as the subject for a Curious Nature column, I hadn’t given this species much thought. However, I quickly realized that, despite the name, this bird was not all that commonly known. Nighthawks are crepuscular animals, […]

Rooms getting scarce in Vail Valley for holiday weekend

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — If you’re coming to the Vail Valley during the Fourth of July weekend, then there are still a few hotel rooms and condos available. But it could be tough to find a room with a view of Thursday’s fireworks in Avon. Not quite a week from the holiday, rooms […]

Habitat home dedication is Sunday

By Edward Stoner GYPSUM — Habitat for Humanity will hold a home dedication ceremony Sunday to honor five new homeowners at the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum. Habitat will recognize these families for their successful partnership with Habitat to build their houses and celebrate their new homes. The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at 99 […]

Vail Mountain opens for evening summer activities

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Evening summer operations started Thursday at Vail Mountain. Every Thursday through Saturday throughout the summer season, the Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for access to evening activities at Adventure Ridge and dinner at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant. Zipline for Kids Adventure […]

Vail survey: More parking, better collaboration

By Melanie Wong VAIL — In a recent community survey of nearly 800 Vail residents, respondents told town officials about their top concerns and priorities for the town. The survey has also been conducted in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and includes both second-homeowners and full-time residents, as well as a handful of people who work […]

Vail Daily column: Freeway to skiing

By Edward Stoner This is about unanticipated consequences that began for skiing in the middle 1950s. That was when Alex Cushing, who owned Squaw Valley in California, put in a bid to host the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in 1960. At the time, Squaw Valley consisted of a handful of houses, three or four […]