Federal grant to fund resurfacing at airport

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Airports are a hole in the sky through which money falls, and $8.53 million just fell on the Eagle County Regional Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the airport $8,532,153 to resurface the runway apron — the big concrete area where commercial aircraft park adjacent to the airport terminal gates. […]

Coroner candidates trade barbs, accusations Tuesday

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — If Tuesday’s debate is any indication — and it is — this fall’s bare knuckles political brawl will be the coroner’s race. Challenger Sue Franciose says incumbent coroner Kara Bettis isn’t doing everything possible to ensure organ and tissue donation. Bettis disagrees, saying it’s not as simple as her […]

Vail Daily column: Tough questions, simple answers

By Edward Stoner So the other day, I was part of a circular conversation. You know the kind I mean, right? The conversations that go round and round, circling the airport but never landing. The conversations where people jockeying for position, taking conversations down a rabbit hole or go so far in an attempt to […]

Colorado-based dancers bring a taste of Americana to the world of alpine ski racing

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — It’s unlike any cheerleading squad you’ve ever seen. On a warm, nearly cloudless Sunday afternoon in mid-September — the definition of Indian summer in the Rockies — auditions for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships cheerleading squad were minutes away. A small cadre of judges, photographers and videographers milled […]

Audition to sing national anthem at Alpine World Championships

By caramie schnell VAIL — Show off your vocal prowess and your national pride Sunday as the 2015 Festivals Committee conducts a public audition to recruit candidates to sing the national anthem during the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships in February. Round one of the auditions gets underway at 11 a.m. in front of Annie’s […]

On the Trail: Vail’s North Trail

By John LaConte On the Trail, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, features a different Vail Valley trail twice per week. SEE MORE VAIL VALLEY TRAIL VIDEOS THE NORTH TRAIL Difficulty: Expert (for mountain bikers) Total Climb: 2,500 feet. Total distance: 12 miles. Trailheads: Davos, Buffehr Creek, Sandstone […]

Tuesday’s soccer wrap

By Chris Freud FARMER’S KORNER — And the plot thickens. Summit County threw the 4A Slope soccer race into further disarray, topping the Huskies, 2-1, on Tuesday night up on Farmer’s Korner. The Tigers’ Thomas DeBonville had both goals for the Tigers. Battle Mountain’s Logan Ruark buried a free kick during the second half for […]

Tuesday’s volleyball wrap

By Chris Freud GLENWOOD SPRINGS — LaRose Currie came off the bench with 12 kills to help the University of Nebraska-Kearney defeat Fort Hays State in five games on Tuesday night. OK, kudos to the Battle Mountain alumna, but the current set of Huskies spikers are on a bit of a roll, too. Battle Mountain […]

Saints, Gore Rangers sending teams to state

By Chris Freud DURANGO — Vail did well at Tuesday’s regional tournament down at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango. More specifically, Vail Christian edged Vail Mountain School for second place, 246-252, but who really cares? Both the Saints and Gore Rangers are sending teams to state — Cooper Gould, Tony Clark and Mason Daniels for […]

Commissioner candidates offer visions for Eagle County

By scott miller EAGLE — There are three seats on the Eagle County Board of Commissioners. Two of them are up for election this fall. The four candidates shared their view about the county’s present and its future in the commissioners’ meeting room on Tuesday in Eagle. The evening started with Republican Courtney Holm and […]