Vail Daily travel story: On-and-off the beaten path in the Caymans

By Lauren Glendenning the feeling of silky smooth sand between your toes as you walk from your beach chair to the 85-degree salt water is the Holy Grail of beach vacations. Tropical destinations offer it all over the world, from the Maldives to Bali to the Florida Keys. But the accessibility and remoteness of the […]

Candidates share views about water storage

By scott miller Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of emailed questions to the candidates for District 26 in the Colorado House of Representatives, incumbent Diane Mitsch Bush and challenger Chuck McConnell. This week’s question is: Does Western Colorado need more water storage in the form of reservoirs? What’s the best way […]

Vail Daily column: Plants are casting seeds all around us

By Edward Stoner Maybe you’ve been counting down since the summer solstice, or maybe you felt it in the rainy chills last month while watching the USA Pro Challenge or maybe you are still waiting for the aspens to boldly state it: Fall is coming. Duh, you say. So what? Fall is a time of […]

State House candidates square off in 2nd debate

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Chuck McConnell and Diane Mitsch Bush appear to prove that you can disagree, but you don’t have to be disagreeable about it. And, oh my, how they disagree on almost every issue. McConnell, a Republican, is challenging Mitsch Bush, a Democrat, for the District 26 seat in the Colorado House […]

State Senate candidates spar, create clear distinctions

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE – Vast differences exist between two state Senate candidate, and they made them clear in a televised debate. Republican Don Suppes and Democrat Kerry Donovan squared off Thursday for their second debate of the political season. Not invited to the debate was Lee Mulcahy, a Libertarian from Aspen. Suppes and Donovan […]

Huskies cross-country goes low at Liberty Bell

By Chris Freud LITTLETON — Everybody limbo. How low can you go? Quite low as it turns out. Battle Mountain cross-country’s boys made some history on Friday at the Liberty Bell, putting five runners under 17 minutes in one meet for the first time in the history of the program. And yes, that includes the […]

Devils puts a hurt on Basalt Longhorns, 34-9

By Chris Freud BASALT — Riley Rowles did not score a touchdown and everything was just fine for Eagle Valley football on Friday night in a 34-9 thumping of Basalt. No disrespect is intended toward young master Rowles. It’s just a beautiful thing for Eagle Valley, now 3-0, to have options. “That’s so huge,” Devils […]

Steamboat survives Battle Mountain, 24-14

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Mitch McCannon does a lot of things for Steamboat Springs, but punt he does not. But he was the kicker in the punt formation on fourth-and-10 from the Battle Mountain 42-yard line, it was indeed a fake. McCannon got seven yards and, more importantly, a facemask penalty to get a […]

Saints bury Nederland to remain unbeaten

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — The Vail Christian Saints’ defense showed Nederland why it’s called the Blue Crush. When it was over, the Saints marched to a 48-12 win over the Nederland Panthers and a 3-0 record. Nederland didn’t pick up a first down until the first minute of the second half, which was followed […]

Chris Anthony youth project brings 10th Mountain movie to 10,000 students

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — The first 400 of the approximately 10,000 kids who will see “Climb to Glory” this fall enjoyed the Warren Miller Entertainment film this week. Local resident and extreme skier Chris Anthony, who stars in the award-winning documentary, is bringing it to schools throughout Colorado as part of his nonprofit […]