On the Hill: Road biking with Paralympians

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: Road biking with pro Paralympians Greta Neimanas and Jonathan Copsey [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/103378700″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is […]

Busy weekend ahead in Eagle County

By caramie schnell EAGLE COUNTY — Marisa Selvy remembers a time, not long ago, when the third weekend in August was oddly dead. As co-owner and vice president of marketing at Crazy Mountain Brewery, Selvy saw an opportunity: That neglected weekend was the near-perfect time to host a local beer festival made for brewers, by […]

The Soul Mountain Music Festival is back — this time in Beaver Creek

By caramie schnell BEAVER CREEK — Even music born and bred in big cities needs a breath of fresh air, if only for one weekend. It’s the can’t-miss concept behind the Soul Mountain Music Festival, a two-day ode to the sultry, soul-filled world of rhythm and blues. After going on hiatus last summer, the festival […]

Saints’ Gould takes down Gypsum Creek

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — Vail Christian’s Cooper Gould describes his relationship with the Gypsum Creek Golf Course as “love-hate.” But it’s really got to be leaning toward the love side lately. After shooting a 71 to win the 3A regional title last fall at the Pete Dye course, the Saints senior returned on Wednesday […]

Riders survive, conquer Davos Dash

By Chris Freud VAIL — It’s not just you. Really. We’ve got proof. “It’s the hardest thing I do all summer as far as just a brutal gut-wrenching effort,” Jay Henry said. “There’s no other race that hurts quite like this one.” There. Feel better? That’s the guy who won Wednesday’s Davos Dash in 17 […]

Funding up slightly as new school year begins

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — After Colorado lawmakers cut $1 billion statewide from schools during the recession, Eagle County schools open this week with a drop back in their bucket. When the recession hit, the school district was forced to slash its budget by 22 percent and shed 90 jobs and $9 million in two […]

Vail Daily column: Vail Living Well convenes health researchers, experts

By Melanie Wong Ask me what my favorite month is, and I’ll tell you it’s September. Not that I would ever wish away my cycling-loving summer (biking is still beautiful in September!), but the start of fall presents a clarity that’s often hard to pinpoint — a crisp and decisive shift of seasons, focus and […]

Vail Daily column: Rotarians work to make positive impact in community

By Edward Stoner Here in the mountains, it can sometimes be a little too easy to forget that we are part of a community. In fact, the idea of community is precisely what many of us came here to escape — at least to some extent. You can disappear into the mountains, hideout in the […]

Vail Daily column: Looking for the good and creating joy

By Edward Stoner The past five weeks have been extremely busy for me and have included several flights and two cross-country road trips. Albeit I managed to sneak in a vacation at the beach, I was unable to heed my own advice and completely disconnect from work to revel in the sun and sand. However, […]