Final ShowDown Town concert in Eagle is Thursday

By caramie schnell VAIL — The free ShowDown Town concert series in Eagle hosts one last show tonight at 6:30 p.m. with the Drunken Hearts. The Drunken Hearts’ honest brand of alternative mountain music resonates with folks. The band infuses spirited vocals with guitar, upright bass, drums, fiddle and banjo. The band has played with […]

Vail Daily column: When strengths become weakness

By Edward Stoner Maybe you have heard about this philosophy before, and then again maybe you have not. So it may come as a shock to your system or thought process. The philosophy is this, sometimes and overdeveloped strength can actually become our biggest weakness or Achilles heel. An example might be the professional sales […]

Grammy-nominated Italian songstress makes Vail debut

By caramie schnell VAIL — Roberta Gambarini has the unique ability to play her vocal chords the way other musicians might play the piano or saxophone. Much like the pianist’s or saxophonist’s fingers dance up and down the keys, going from high to low in fast, magical harmony, the Italian singer skillfully leaps from one […]

On the Hill: Practice wet longboarding

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: Longboard practice session in the rain in Vail [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with […]

American Carpenter wins Stage 2; Howes second again

By Edward Stoner MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE — The USA Pro Challenge took a bizarre turn Tuesday afternoon when officials halted Stage 2 from Aspen to Mount Crested Butte for about five minutes after heavy rain created dangerous road conditions just outside of Crested Butte on the descent from Kebler Pass. American Robin Carpenter had a […]

Water in the West: Water breathes life into Western Slope economies

By Lauren Glendenning This is the third part in a four-part series about water in the West as it relates to the Colorado Water Plan. Nathan Fey’s passion for kayaking led him to a passionate career in river conservation and water quality issues. As the Colorado stewardship director for American Whitewater, a nonprofit that works […]

What’s in Red Sandstone school’s future?

By scott miller VAIL — Town and officials from Eagle County Schools started the long conversation this week about the future of Vail’s only public school. After surviving a round of budget cuts a few years ago, district officials say Red Sandstone Elementary School’s future is secure for the foreseeable future. In fact, the school […]