Freedom Park parking lot set to be closed through October

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — The parking lot at Freedom Park in Edwards will be closed for maintenance and construction improvements until early October. So if you’re headed to WECMRD’s Edwards Field House or the playing fields, just think of the stroll across the street as part of your warmup. For the next few months, […]

Westin completes big renovation

By scott miller AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain — originally opened in fall 2008 — has completed a major Spa Anjali renovation that includes a new reception area and relaxation lounge, along with a greatly expanded salon, spa boutique and Howard Head Sports Medicine facilities. The resort’s popular […]

Flamenco fusion concert set for Thursday at Avon’s Nottingham Park

By caramie schnell AVON — The Bravo! Vail festival is extending its wide-ranging programming to the town of Avon with two free concerts that bring world music to Nottingham Park. In its first year, the new Avon Presents: Bravo! Vail series features two evening concerts: Flamenco Fusion with Tito del Barrio Malaga on Thursday, and […]

Eagle County’s adventurous eats

By caramie schnell Well, do you dare me? It’s a divine delicacy, you say? Fine, a foodie’s gotta do what a foodie’s gotta do. A lot of these ingredients would not be edible as raw, or even remotely appetizing on their own, so what this cuisine really comes down to is how the flavors and […]

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

By John LaConte 1. See Architecture in Motion with Diavolo at the Vilar — Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, watch Diavolo explore the relationship between the danger of our environment and the fragility of the human body using everyday movement, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and […]

On the Hill: The Dunk ‘N Dash returns

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: Checking out Avon’s Dunk ‘N Dash biathlon [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/100205926″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a […]

Vail, medical center look at parking

By scott miller VAIL — If Vail Valley Medical Center is going to expand in Vail, it’s going to need more parking. To do that, the medical center may need some help from the town of Vail. For the last couple of years, town and medical center officials have been talking about the hospital’s future […]

Colorado River claims two victims in separate incidents

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Two bodies were pulled from the Colorado River on Saturday, one near northern Eagle County and another in Garfield County. Boaters from Avon and Glenwood Springs were rafting the river Saturday afternoon, and as they cleared the Needles Eye Rapids between Pumphouse and Radium, they spotted two inflatable rubber […]

Colorado River claims two victims

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Two bodies were pulled from the Colorado River Saturday, one near northern Eagle County and another in Garfield County. Boaters from Avon and Glenwood Springs were rafting the river Saturday afternoon, and as they cleared the Needles Eye Rapids between Pumphouse and Radium, they spotted two inflatable rubber canoes […]

Eagle Valley teacher and coach among 3 killed in car crash

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — A local high school coach and teacher is one of three people killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Southwest Colorado. Garrett LaForce was killed when the vehicle in which he was riding went off the road and rolled several times down a steep embankment. LaForce taught technology and industrial […]