Vail Daily column: A plea for potholes

By Edward Stoner We’ve been talking for decades now about spending billions of dollars to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. With money that could go to education, say, a consensus of community leaders would throw it all at a train or monorail, widening Interstate 70, anything that speeds visitors here and back to Denver […]

Ballroom Spectacular returns to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for the second-to-last night of the dance festival

By caramie schnell VAIL — Friday night’s Ballroom Spectacular program is packed. Five couples will perform 25 pieces over the course of the evening. And all the types of ballroom will be represented: Tango, waltz, swing, cha cha, samba, waltz, mambo, foxtrot, rumba, cabaret, bolero and more. “The Ballroom night is tradition at the dance […]

This weekend’s Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival offers more than one way to sip and sample

By caramie schnell This weekend’s Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is designed with connoisseurs of taste in mind. It won’t be hard to sip, savor and fill up your plate with a variety of flavors both familiar and unknown. Starting today and continuing until Sunday, the festival offers the best cuisine Beaver Creek has […]

Vail Daily column: The two most important words in business

By Edward Stoner We’re all busy. Everyone is focused on doing their thing — much of which has a positive impact on others. We focus on moving forward, we relentlessly strive to reach our goals, focusing our efforts on providing the very best guest service and top-notch experience to our visitors. Most everyone is giving […]

Vail Daily column: Your legacy is in your hands

By Edward Stoner Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? Month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a […]

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

By John LaConte 1. Take the first-ever Lionshead public art tour — The Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places will be offering the first-ever free tour of Lionshead and its public art today. The morning begins with coffee and treats at the opening reception for the Community Collective Exhibition and continues with viewing the […]

On the Hill: Evening float with Turtle Tubing

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: Turtle Tubing the Colorado River from Dotsero to Bair Ranch [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is […]

Golfers open season at Battlement Mesa today

By Chris Freud OK, it’s not a tradition unlike any other like the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. But the boys golf season on the Western Slope always starts at Battlement Mesa in Parachute with the admonition — don’t go left on Nos. 11, 12 and 13. Nerves and birdies should be abundant today. Whether you’re […]

Wedding ring lost on Vail Mountain reunited with owner

By randy wyrick VAIL — Dave lost his wedding ring five years ago atop Vail Mountain, but he didn’t lose Sue. Yesterday, Dave and his wedding ring were back together, with Sue. “We’re so excited to announce that we found the owner of the missing wedding ring,” Vail Resorts said Wednesday in a statement. David […]

Vail Valley Medical Center stops parking structure plan

By scott miller VAIL — Another potential deal has fallen through between the town of Vail and the town’s medical providers. This time, the potential project was a 250-space Vail Valley Medical parking structure on the western part of the town’s municipal center property. Medical center CEO Doris Kirchner made the announcement Tuesday, thanking town […]