Van Garderen wins Vail Time Trial

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Aspen’s Tejay van Garderen extended his overall lead in the USA Pro Challenge on Saturday in convincing fashion. Van Garderen, who is the defending champion, won the Stage 6 Vail Time Trial by 52 seconds with a time of 24 minutes, 26.5 seconds. He crushed his own course record of […]

Vail Daily column: Vail hospital launches employee volunteer program

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Margaret Brammer makes daily positive impacts on the lives of cancer patients and their families as Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s social worker, yet she jumped at the opportunity to participate in Vail Valley Medical Center’s new Corporate Volunteer Program. In its first year, the Corporate Volunteer Program awarded 10 Vail […]

Local broker named to national group

By scott miller VAIL — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, has announced that Michael Slevin was named to the company’s national “REthink” Council. The council is an initiative that brings together young agents and affiliates to generate fresh ideas and discuss insights, issues and trends happening in […]

Keay named president of Vail Rotary Club

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Elizabeth Keay took office in July as the new president of Vail Rotary Club, following Rich Segal. In 2015, Vail Rotary will celebrate the milestone of its 45th year of community involvement in the Vail Valley. When asked about the challenges for her year-long term as president, Keay said […]

Eagle Valley Land Trust names Daus executive director

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle Valley Land Trust has named Jim Daus as its new executive director. Daus replaces Kara Heide, who held the position since 2009. “Jim is a terrific addition to the Eagle Valley Land Trust team and has extensive experience conserving land,” said Dan Godec, president of EVLT. Daus […]

Vail Mountain Rescue puts some fun into fundraising

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Like most local non-profits, Vail Mountain Rescue has been hosting silent auctions almost since the invention of silence. They figured there must be a better way to raise money. There is. “One of the problems with volunteer organizations is that they’re constantly scrambling for money,” said Dan Smith, president […]

Erik Steinberg returns to coach new Ski Club Vail program

By John LaConte VAIL — To say Erik Steinberg is excited about returning to Vail would be an understatement. The man feels like he’s staring down a starting gate. “I owe so much to Ski Club Vail, it’s been a part of every part of my life,” Steinberg said Friday amid moving here. Steinberg’s latest […]

Vail Daily column: Hairstreak is a colorful Colorado native

By Edward Stoner Thanks to teacher Melinda Terry and her fourth-grade Wheeling Elementary class in Aurora, the hairstreak butterfly our named as our state insect in 1996. The Colorado hairstreak captivates the eye with its dominant vivacious purple coloration that turns into wide black-to-brown bordered wings with orange spots near the bottom of the wing. […]

Answerland: Do I need a fungi gathering permit?

By Melanie Wong Q: Do I need a permit to forage for mushrooms on U.S. Forest Service land? A: Eagle County is drawing growing number of amateur mycologists (someone who studies fungi), particularly those who enjoy searching the mountains and forests for the edible varieties. Most of these foragers are gathering the floor-dwellers for their […]

KOTA making 2015 longboards

By John LaConte VAIL — Longboarding and ski racing have more in common than you think, and a new board from Colorado manufacturer KOTA celebrates the biggest ski racing event the U.S. has seen in a decade and a half with a 2015 tribute graphic emblazoned on the deck. KOTA owner Mike Maloney says the […]