Vail Jazz Workshop is sculpting the next generation of stars

By Edward Stoner VAIL — When Isaiah Thompson’s parents decided he “needed a hobby” at the age of 5, unlike many small kids who are led to a piano bench, he did not think it was a chore to sit down and play. Not only did he not dread his weekly classical lessons, he relished […]

Young Gypsum woman found dead in her home

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — A 33-year-old lifelong valley resident was found dead in her home Sunday afternoon. Liza Repasky Lowe, 33, was discovered around 12:50 p.m. Sunday, when Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call. Her death remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, said the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. […]

Vail Daily column: The bittersweet moment of becoming an empty-nester

By Edward Stoner Some of you reading this column will relate as a parent who has gone through the bittersweet event of having your children move out, especially if it is your last child or they were an only child. And every one of us reading these words today has been that child or young […]

Mikaela Shiffrin eyes three events for 2015

By melanie wong AVON — Following a ski training camp in New Zealand, Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin returned home for a brief break before focusing her sights on the 2015 season. The 19 year old is still basking in the glow of a gold medal slalom win at the Sochi Winter Olympics, but now entering the […]

Gourmet on Gore returns Friday through Monday with plenty of palate pleasers

By caramie schnell So much food, so little space. Considering the average human stomach can only hold about a liter of food, it’s important to go into food events like this weekend’s Gourmet on Gore in Vail with either a plan of attack or enough patience to see what everyone is serving before you make […]

Huskies spikers win opener against Coal Ridge

By Chris Freud SILT — And for the first time in the four years Jason Fitzgerald has coached Battle Mountain volleyball, the Huskies won their season opener, taking down Coal Ridge, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, on Tuesday night. In fairness, it really helps not to open with Montrose every year. In fairness, part II, Coal Ridge […]

Eagle cat returns to owner after 4 nights atop a 40-foot pole

By John LaConte EAGLE — It’s a classic moment in community firefighting: A cat is stuck in a tree. Only this time, that tree was a 40-foot utility pole, which means the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District was unable to help. “They really wanted to go up there and get Beatrice,” said Eagle resident Jean […]

Vail Daily column: Junior livestock auction demonstrates determination

By Edward Stoner Editor’s note: This column, submitted by Vail Resorts, showcases the nonprofits that the company supports through its Vail Resorts Echo program. EDWARDS — The culmination of nearly a year’s worth of hard work, determination and fortitude by 4-H Club members was seen at the Eagle County Fair Junior Livestock Auction last month. […]

Vail Daily editorial: An odd election issue

By scott miller There are just three men on Colorado’s death row, but don’t be surprised if the death penalty becomes a significant part of this fall’s gubernatorial campaign. Gov. John Hickenlooper brought attention to the issue in May 2013 when he indefinitely delayed the execution of Nathan Dunlap, a man convicted of the brutal […]

Vail Daily column: ‘Insiders’ join the dialogue

By Edward Stoner Last year, Eagle County School started its first Insider’s Academy. The premise was simple: seven two-hour classes during the course of the school year with each one focused on a particular part of our operations. The outcome was amazing! We had 22 “Insiders” that included PTA and PTO presidents, parents, business owners, […]