The life of a donation

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — Phil Carter points to a wall of garbage bags piled all the way up to the ceiling and spilling forward toward the entrance. “Those are just from the last couple days,” said the Thrifty Shop manager. “We sort donations all day getting things hung and tagged. We have three […]

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Find relaxation at Simply Massage Vail

By scott miller • Business name: Simply Massage Vail. • Location: Inside the Holiday Inn in West Vail. • Date opened: 2008. • Owner: Karen Taylor. • Contact info: Call 970-476-7223 or go to What goods or services do you provide? Our therapists are trained in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, injury, pre/post natal massage, […]

Annual business forum slated to happen July 22

By scott miller VAIL — The Vail Valley Partnership will host the eighth annual Vail Valley Business Forum July 22 at the Four Seasons Resort Vail from 8:30 to 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “Regional Challenges, Local Solutions.” Attendees will gain access to the latest ideas and information in the areas of regional economic […]

Bravo! artistic director’s contract renewed

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Bravo! Vail has announced the contract renewal of Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott for an additional three years, through the 2016 season. McDermott, a concert pianist and recording artist who performs extensively worldwide, was appointed artistic director in 2011. “I am so proud and privileged to be part of this spectacular […]

Vail Daily column: Debate continues over role of women in military

By Melanie Wong In December of 1970, a United States Air Force transport plane touched down at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base in Saigon, Vietnam. Thus began the “re-education” of five college girls from Colorado State University. Nothing in our Midwestern upbringings had prepared us for what was about to transpire. On Dec. 1, […]

Vail Daily column: Shrine Pass: A ride through history

By Edward Stoner The gently rolling 10.8 miles of Shrine Pass Road are graced daily by bikers, hikers, jeepers, four-wheelers and hunters. Even in the winter, its rolling hills and dales are dotted daily by cross country skiers, hikers on snowshoe and snowmobilers. Shrine Pass is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, with its […]

Vail’s Leever named to board of U.S. Ski Team foundation

By Edward Stoner PARK CITY, Utah — The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation has named two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the board are Daniel Leever, of Palm Beach, Fla., and Vail, and Lynn D. Bleil, of Park City, Utah. The announcement was made by Foundation President Greg Boester, an Olympic […]

Vail Daily column: Pressures threaten Colorado River’s health

By Edward Stoner While most people would consider it blessing enough to have just one incredible asset like the Eagle River flowing right through their communities, Eagle County residents are lucky to live in close proximity to two remarkable rivers. The Colorado River flows through Eagle County for 55 miles and is known locally as […]

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

By Edward Stoner 1. Enjoy Art on the Rockies — Art on the Rockies will show work from 115 fine artists at the CMC campus in Edwards today. Poster artist Santiago Michelak will display his impressive paintings of meticulous, romantic oils of trains, vehicles and vintage Volkswagens and motorcycles. Richard Hall’s return this year with […]

Stand-up paddleboard tours begin at Sylvan Lake

By Melanie Wong EAGLE — Timberline Tours, the valley’s oldest whitewater outfitter, has begun offering the area’s only still-water, stand-up paddleboard tours at Sylvan Lake State Park, south of Eagle. “This is the perfect location to introduce people to this fantastic sport,” said Timberline Tours owner Greg Kelchner. “The pristine location up the Brush Creek […]