Vail hopes to expand race terrain

By scott miller VAIL — Vail Resorts has submitted a proposal to expand Vail Mountain’s race and training terrain at Golden Peak. The proposal, which is subject to U.S. Forest Service approval, includes increasing the size of Vail Mountain’s operational boundary by 68 acres to allow for approximately 41 acres of additional trails, three surface […]

Heavy holiday traffic expected to start Thursday

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — More than 665,000 Coloradans are expected to hit the road this weekend, and it may seem that they’re all headed here. Heavy holiday weekend traffic is expected to begin Thursday, and the Colorado Department is urging a little planning and patience. Last year, westbound travel times on July 3 […]

Bone detectives dig on at Vail construction site

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — About that skeleton found in a Lionshead construction site, we know what it isn’t. “It’s definitely not a Native American,” said Kara Bettis, Eagle County coroner. What it is, though, takes much longer to determine. “It’s never fast; it’s not like CSI. It takes a long time,” Bettis said. Bettis […]

Dinner honors Israel lacrosse team

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Israel’s national lacrosse team makes its Vail debut Thursday in the Vail Lacrosse Shootout. On Friday, Chabad Jewish Center will host a Community Shabbat Dinner to welcome the special visitors from Israel at the Antlers at Vail. “We invite the local and visiting community to join us for a four-course […]

Bravo! Vail: The Fourth and true American music

By Chris Freud VAIL — Happy Fourth of July a day early. As the fireworks go off and the music is played, including Friday’s Bravo! Vail patriotic concert at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater at 2 p.m., it’s always a good time to ask oneself, “What is America?” Ask 100 people, and, odds are, you’re […]

Independence Day, mountain-style

By Melanie Wong if fireworks are actors, Gary Caimano is their director, producer and most ardent fan. During the past two decades, Caimano and his Oklahoma-based outfit Western Enterprises have turned the Avon fireworks show — officially known as FirstBank’s Salute to the USA — into one of the country’s most coveted. Sure, it happens […]

Vail Daily column: Come on, get happy

By Edward Stoner The other day I happened to be down at the Park Meadows mall. As I was just the hired help for the day, my role was really just to drive the car, carry the bags, and pay at checkout time. While in Macy’s I had a pretty cool experience and thought I […]

2 Do: Our picks for activities in the Vail Valley today

By John LaConte 1. Enjoy the first Vail Summer Bluegrass Series concert — The new Vail Summer Bluegrass Series begins tonight, featuring national-level bluegrass talent as well as local and regional acts in support. The concerts will be free with the option to purchase preferred-seating tickets and will occur on select Wednesdays in July and […]

On the Hill: Strawberry Park Lift open at Beaver Creek

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: Taking a scenic ride up the Strawberry Park Express Lift at Beaver Creek, which opened July 1. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ […]