Curry retires from Colorado Mountain College

By Edward Stoner EDWARDS — Dr. Peggy Curry, campus vice president at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards, is retiring after 12 years at the helm of the college’s Eagle County campus. “We are most grateful for Peggy’s passion in leading the campus through a period of substantial growth,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president of […]

Grammy-winning conguero returns to Jazz at Vail Square Thursday

By caramie schnell VAIL — If Poncho Sanchez can promise one thing of his live shows, then it is that “you are guaranteed to have a good time.” No matter how many times you may have seen the conga-thumping band leader over the years, one thing that’s guaranteed is never seeing the same show twice. […]

Bonfire Dub kicks off ShowDown Town concert series in Eagle Thursday

By caramie schnell EAGLE — Bonfire Dub takes the stage Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Eagle Town Park in Eagle to kick off the first free concert in the Moe’s Original ShowDown Town summer concert series. The group’s sounds have become this summer’s staple for concert- and festival-goers throughout Colorado. Bonfire Dub began as […]

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

By John LaConte 1. Experience “Fantasia” with live music — The soundtrack to Disney’s 1940 cinematic classic “Fantasia” was originally recorded by The Philadelphia Orchestra, captivating audiences worldwide, and tonight at 6 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, you can hear The Philadelphia Orchestra play the soundtrack live as Bravo! Vail presents […]

On the Hill: Wildflowers in full bloom

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 the wildflowers in Vail [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a GoScope […]

Beaver Creek’s new lift takes shape

By Melanie Wong BEAVER CREEK — The slopes of Beaver Creek were buzzing with activity on Tuesday, but not with skiers and bikes. Instead, large construction equipment rumbled up the catwalks and a helicopter swooped up and down the front face of the mountain as crews installed towers for the resort’s new combi lift. The […]

Avon man gets probation for armed standoff with police

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — An Avon man was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from an armed all-night standoff with local police. Brent Schoen, 40, kept police at bay all night when he locked himself in his apartment with a shotgun. The incident ended peacefully when he surrendered around […]

Advocate recognized for work with Eagle County domestic violence victims

By Melanie Wong AVON — Hope Flores, a victim advocate at Bright Future Foundation in Avon, has been awarded the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Victim Advocate. She accepted the award at the Colorado Advocacy In Action Conference in Vail in June. The conference is a joint effort of the […]

Vail Daily column: ‘Soldier Girls’ author talks about brave women in Vail

By Melanie Wong A chance at a better life often leads both women and men down unexpected paths. As The Women’s Foundation of Colorado has studied, a better life comes from helping women and girls reach their full potential through educational opportunity, economic security and poverty reduction, employment and earnings, personal safety and women’s leadership. […]