Author Helen Thorpe discusses women in the military at Women’s Foundation

By Melanie Wong VAIL — On a whim, one of board members of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado invited a group of wounded veterans to the nonprofit’s 2013 annual luncheon. She had no idea the women in uniform would be such a hit. The women drew such interest and a standing ovation from the audience […]

Vail Village Welcome Center relocates for renovation

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Beginning Friday, the Vail Village Welcome Center will be operated from a temporary location to accommodate a $1.5 million renovation of the facility, which is located on the top deck of the Vail Transportation Center. The renovation includes a 250 square foot expansion of the building’s east side to accommodate […]

Answerland: What’s that construction job in Avon?

By scott miller Q: What is all the construction at the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 6 and Avon Road, as well as on the other side of the river at Hurd Lane and Avon Road? A: Matt Pielsticker, the town of Avon’s planning manager, replies: “The construction along Avon Road and U.S. Highway 6 […]

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek hosts Mahre twins in February

By scott miller BEAVER CREEK — During the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, former Olympians Phil and Steve Mahre will provide resort guests at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek with unique skiing and socializing experiences. Guests will be able to get to know gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve on a personal level […]

Vail Daily column: Teamwork accelerates success

By Edward Stoner While I was facilitating a team meeting earlier this week, the people in the room had an “a-ha” moment that will change the course and culture of the company and also accelerate their success. It wasn’t anything so profound, it was simply just a realization that they could accomplish more as a […]

Avon to elect four council members

By scott miller AVON — Voters will elect at least three new Avon Town Council members this fall, and the town will have a new mayor. Current mayor Rich Carroll has served two four-year terms and is prohibited from running for a third. The same is true for council member Dave Dantas. Current council member […]

Vail Performing Arts Academy puts on two productions this weekend

By caramie schnell Colin Meiring’s creative process thrives on stimulation. As artistic director and choreographer for this summer’s simultaneous productions put on by the Vail Performing Arts Academy (VPAA), Meiring said two shows have been better than one. “For my ADD brain, it has been fantastic,” he said. “I have been able to keep busy […]

Martha Graham Dance Company brings both classic and brand new works to Vail Thursday

By caramie schnell VAIL — When the impact of a dance company’s namesake on modern dance is compared to that of Pablo Picasso’s on painting and Frank Lloyd Wright’s on architecture, it’s not surprising that many audiences arrive to a performance by the Martha Graham Dance Company expecting a pleasant little educational experience on the […]

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

By John LaConte 1. See the Restless Creature — The 2014 Vail International Dance Festival continues at the Vilar Performing Arts Center tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a collection of ballets created specially for celebrated ballerina Wendy Whelan. The project began in Vail in 2012 with the pairing of Whelan and Brian Brooks in a […]

On the Hill: Cool clouds over Vail

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