Local golfers making moves at Steamboat

By Chris Freud STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If one believes in reading the tea leaves, there were some very good signs for Vail Mountain, Vail Christian and Eagle Valley golf on Thursday up at the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs. The host Sailors won the event with 224 strokes, which is of no concern to […]

Fishing remains steady as autumn arrives in valley

By Chris Freud The first signs of fall are in the air with cooler night time temperatures and some color beginning to show in the leaves. With Labor Day weekend in the rearview mirror and kids returning to school, the unofficial end of summer has arrived and local trout streams are much less crowded than […]

County approves solar electric project funding

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A new county solar/electric project will save $10,000 a month and take 11 years to pay off, county officials said. Active Energies in Minturn won the bid to install 276 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. The project will cost about […]

Vail Daily column: Make the right moves to leave a legacy to grandchildren

By Edward Stoner On Monday, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them. […]

Vail Daily column: Big issues impact your business

By Edward Stoner As a society, we are captivated with big ideas. Last week in this space, I shared the story about the Eagle County road and bridge crew that didn’t just plow snow — they helped our economy work by getting people to work. This way of thinking about our daily jobs and tasks […]

Timber Ridge Village lease approved by Town Council

By scott miller VAIL — The eastern half of Timber Ridge is now Lion’s Ridge, and 113 new apartments will be built there. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday approved the details of a ground lease with the project developers, Gary Gorman and longtime Vail resident Jen Wright. The project will build 113 new apartments […]

Injured Beaver Creek skier returns home

By Melanie Wong AVON — Long after most people have stopped thinking about the previous ski season, Avon resident Jeff Kovacik finally returned home from his last time on the slopes. Kovacik was severely injured and paralyzed from the neck down in a hit-and-run accident while skiing at Beaver Creek on April 8. After the […]

Locals rallying for a benefit to help fifth-generation ranching family

By Randy Wyrick BURNS — Kendra and Keith Scott’s family is so pure-hearted that after a load of bad hay killed 163 cattle in about three days, their reaction was to be thankful no one else was affected. You gotta help people like that. On Saturday, you can. Some friends are hosting a benefit potluck, […]

Vail Oktoberfest kicks off in Lionshead Friday, continues through Sunday

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Munich comes to the Lionshead Village Friday through Sunday to officially kick-off the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn in Vail: Oktoberfest. The event will see a full weekend of authentic Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests, keg bowling […]

September brings plenty of fun events to Eagle County

By Melanie Wong follow a late-summer rainbow to the end of its spectrum and see if you spot some gold … leaves. As mornings get crisper and the season’s colors start to change, we know that autumn is on its way, but there are plenty of days left before the foliage falls. So pack an […]