Vail Daily column: Burning to be better

By Edward Stoner With each new job, I aim to be the best ever. That’s my personal quest, under all the “help the community,” “develop our individuals,” “forge a team,” “build the business,” all that stuff. Scrape the fuzz away, rub the bare steel shiny, and there’s just me. And that one thing. Don’t get […]

Local Mark Vetter sets a world record for between-the-legs bowling

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Mark Vetter’s bowling world record is Colorado’s best rolling since voters legalized pot. Vetter set a new world record for bowling between his legs, and he’s probably the only world record holder you know. It’s not weird. It’s unique, and it will take a perfect game to break Vetter’s world-record […]

USA Pro Challenge celebration, including free ice cream and a movie, set for Friday in Vail

By caramie schnell VAIL — Once again, the Vail Time Trial will descend upon Vail Village, offering the most unique, and often game-changing, stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. in Solaris Plaza. To celebrate the return of “America’s Race,” the Vail Valley Foundation and town of Vail will host […]

The Eagle Wild Mushroom and Wine Weekend set for Friday through Sunday

By caramie schnell EAGLE — Try as he might, mushroom guru Ken Kassenbrock can’t quite sway his family to become full-on, die-hard foragers. It’s not that the Kassenbrock clan gets squeamish about fungi. It’s almost the opposite: When the lifelong biology professor convinces his siblings to join him on a mushroom hunt, they get in […]

On the Hill: Riding Vail Mountain’s Radio Flyer trail

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: Mountain Biking down Vail Mountain’s Radio Flyer trail [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with […]

VMS golf second at Rifle

By Chris Freud RIFLE — For some reason Vail Christian’s Cooper Gould did not win Wednesday’s Rifle Invitational. The senior finished second in the 3A ranks and third overall, shooting a 74 behind Steamboat Springs’ Will Firestone (72) and Aspen’s Will Hazen (73). Doubtless, Gould will be punished for this grave transgression by having to […]

Driver in fatal Edwards crash charged with vehicular homicide

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A Pueblo man was drunk and driving 140 mph on a narrow Edwards road when he crashed, killing one man and injuring two others, prosecutors say. Prosecutors waited until Monday to charge Emmanuel Villeda, 25, so he could recover from his own injuries in the June 9 crash near the […]

12-year-old aims to raise $1,000 for Shaw Cancer Center with drink stand

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Sometimes life gives you lemons — so 12-year-old Taylor Cave decided to set up a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to help people fighting cancer. Taylor, who is entering seventh grade, has already donated more to cancer research and support than the vast majority of adults. The philanthropic-minded middle […]

Trucker seriously injured in collision with I-70 bridge near Dotsero

By Randy Wyrick DOTSERO — A Grand Junction man was seriously injured Tuesday night when the bed of the dump truck he was driving was in the up position and crashed into an Interstate 70 bridge. About 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Steven Bounds, 53, was driving a large construction dump truck eastbound on U.S. Highway 6 […]

Vail hosts blood drive Thursday

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Of the 5 million-plus people living in Colorado, most are eligible to donate blood — but only about 4 percent of those people actually do so. The Bonfils Blood Center and town of Vail are giving potential donors a chance to give blood on Thursday at a community blood drive. […]