Devils get their revenge against Huskies

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — All. The. Way. Back. The Eagle Valley volleyball team has come full circle, beating Battle Mountain, 22-25, 25-22, 25-13, 26-24, on Thursday night in Edwards to surge into the lead in the Western Slope. “It was awesome. I think we play for more than just what’s in this room obviously,” […]

Prop 105 generates debate at state, local level

By WILL GRANDBOIS EAGLE COUNTY — A lawsuit against Vermont’s first-in-the-nation law requiring genetically modified food to be labeled hasn’t daunted supporters of Colorado Proposition 105, but as Election Day draws closer and ballots arrive in the mail, it remains controversial on both a state and local level. At a debate earlier in the week […]

Hundreds gather to celebrate, honor Jarod Wetherell

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — We’ll start with the finish. Hundreds gathered Thursday at Mountain Standard to celebrate the short and adventurous life of Jarod Wetherell. As a slide show wound down — and everyone in the crowd wished it would not end, because when it did, Jarod’s death would become real — there was […]

Habitat ReStore returns to Eagle

By Edward Stoner EAGLE — After operating out of a temporary retail space and two warehouses for the past eight months, the Habitat ReStore will move back to its previous location at 751 Chambers Ave. in Eagle on Saturday at 10 a.m. The ReStore was displaced earlier in the year after a heavy snowfall, which […]

Vail police officer receives national award

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Vail Police Officer Nicola Erb has been recognized by her peers from across the country for her work at the state and national level to call attention to drug endangered children. She was presented with the Collaborative Leadership Award last week during the annual conference of the National Alliance for […]

Vail giving away trees Friday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The town of Vail’s free tree give-away returns Friday with the annual Trees for Vail event. Residents who show proof of Vail residency or home ownership will be eligible to pick up one free tree to be planted within the town. The give-away will take place from 8 a.m. to […]

Vail environmental plan recognized

By scott miller VAIL — The Town of Vail has been recognized as a recipient of a 2014 SHIFT Sustainability Award for its Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan. The plan includes the community wide recycling ordinance that became effective in July. SHIFT is an annual festival held in Jackson Hole that celebrates the future of conservation. […]

Commissioner candidates consider community programs

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — This week, we pose the following question to the candidates for the Eagle County Board of Commissioners: In what kinds of community programs should the county’s money be invested, including the county’s obligations in health and welfare? What can we afford? Dick Mayne, Republican, District 3 The Eagle County […]

Avon Town Council candidate: Prince brings planning, banking expertise

By John LaConte AVON — Scott Prince has lived in the Vail Valley since 1993 and has been a Wildridge resident since 1998, where his wife Amber and him are raising 9-year-old Henry. An avid outdoorsman and aspiring athlete, Prince has volunteered for the Birds of Prey/Men’s Downhill Talon Crew for the past six years […]

Avon Town Council candidate: Minervini wants to restore public confidence

By John LaConte AVON — John Minervini and his wife, Virginia, have been living and voting in town for the past eight years. They have been married 31 years and their three children are now grown and living away from home. An experienced business executive, Minervini teaches part-time as a business instructor at Colorado Mountain […]