Shop like a gearhound for winter

By Melanie Wong It’s the curse of alpine addicts the world over: New gear is expensive — ridiculously expensive. And that’s not just colloquial wisdom. Let the numbers do the talking: During the 2013-14 season, the trade group Snowsports Industries America reported skiers and boarders spent roughly $2.8 billion on hard and soft goods. It […]

Gypsum man charged with theft of lost bank bag

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — This is about a bag full of blunders. About 2:20 p.m., last Tuesday, a Bonfire Brewery employee we’ll call Bonfire Boy left the Bonfire Brewery warehouse on Chambers Avenue in Eagle and headed toward the bank, which works out well because he was hauling a bank bag. That bank bag […]

Vail Golf Club to close for season Sunday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The Vail Golf Club will close Sunday for the season to allow golf maintenance crews to prepare the course for winter and ready the greens, fairways and tee boxes for next season. The Vail Coal Bucket Classic will return in November, weather permitting. Once the Vail Golf Club closes the […]

Vail Daily food feature: Falling for hard cider

By caramie schnell Hard cider— the drink of choice when our forefathers were facing off with the Brits — is experiencing a rise in popularity in today’s market and, unlike powdered wigs, it’s a welcome return. Hard cider is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, though other countries including France and Spain have been […]

Is Vail Valley’s home market ready for a bounce?

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The local real estate market continues to strengthen from the depths of the local and national economic slump, but that recovery can be slow at times. Looking at the most recent numbers from Land Title Guarantee Co., which tracks completed sales recorded with Eagle County, August was a good […]

Vail Christian in the running for cash, concert

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Vail Christian High School is shooting for a share in millions of dollars, and maybe a private concert by Grammy nominated The Band Perry. VCHS is the only high school in the county participating in Celebrate My Drive, designed to reduce car crashes, the No. 1 killer of teens. A […]

Vail Daily column: The heart of a teacher

By Edward Stoner Much attention is given to the subject of “motivating” teachers. Politically popular approaches include treating teachers like proverbial donkeys — using “carrots” and “sticks” to motivate them. Carrots include merit-pay approaches, which seek to offer a few hundred (or even a few thousand) dollars to “incent” teachers into somehow unleashing the great […]

Coroner IDs body found near Rifle

By WILL GRANDBOIS RIFLE — A body discovered in the Fravert area northwest of Rifle earlier this month has been identified by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office as that of Jeremiah J. Michaelis of Rifle. A 23-year-old Rifle resident of the same name was arrested in Grand Junction earlier this year and accused of passing […]

Vail Resorts introduces online platform for lift tickets

By Edward Stoner BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts on Tuesday introduced EpicDay Lift Tickets, an online and mobile platform to purchase daily lift tickets at the guaranteed lowest price for Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone and other VR resorts across the country. EpicDay Lift Tickets encompass all advanced purchase lift ticket transactions, providing the lowest […]

Hospital welcomes new foundation president

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Daniel Pennington, who will serve as president of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation. “Dan brings 25 years of invaluable experience in philanthropy, nonprofit business, and healthcare leadership to VVMC,” said President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “As we embark on building […]