Suzanne Vega performs Sunday in Beaver Creek’s Vilar Center

By Randy Wyrick For such a soft voice, Suzanne Vega makes a big statement. The singer-songwriter plays Sunday in Beaver Creek’s Vilar Performing Arts Center, part of the Underground Sound series. Vega sings, dances, performs and generally delights audiences. But above all she’s a writer. These days she’s promoting her own songbook that she’s reworking […]

Phallic gourds replace iPad tortoises on roof of Aspen Art Museum

By Andrew Travers A pair of suggestive concrete sculptures of squashes have filled the space once occupied by three much-ballyhooed iPad-clad tortoises in the rooftop sculpture garden of the Aspen Art Museum, in the new downtown building’s first exhibition changes since it opened in August. The cast concrete sculptures by London-based artist Sarah Lucas, named […]

Gypsum benefit to feature training in tactical gunfighting

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — Tyler Koski is competing for an international jujitsu title and there’s no silent auction – and nothing else silent – about the way he’s raising the money. Tyler and his dad Rob are teaching tactical gun fighting and Krav Maga, the Israeli hand-to-hand combat system. What you’ll learn Tyler will […]

Two elk killed in Highway 82 accident

By Andre Salvail ASPEN — A Thursday morning accident in the eastbound lane of Highway 82 in the Shale Bluffs area led to nearly three hours of problems for motorists traveling upvalley. The accident occurred at about 6:50 a.m. when one or more vehicles hit two elk near mile marker 35, according to the Pitkin […]

Twitter maps show Summit as only county in Colorado to favor Seattle Seahawks over Broncos

By Sebastian Foltz According to a recent Twitter map ranking NFL fan allegiance by county, it appears Summit might have unwittingly welcomed Seattle’s Twelfth Man into its midst in substantial numbers. The social media site reported this week that 44.6 percent of users who follow an NFL team in the county follow the Seattle Seahawks, […]

Eagle Valley officially postseason-bound

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — Eagle Valley volleyball senior Jaimee Rindy said it at her team’s home opener back on Sept. 4. “This is the year we win league and go to state,” the middle-blocker said after the Devils beat Grand Valley. And, seven weeks later, Eagle Valley got the first part of that statement […]

Photos: Partial solar eclipse

By Edward Stoner AVON — On Thursday, a partial solar eclipse occurred beginning around 3:20 p.m. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun. This is a partial eclipse, meaning that it will only obscure part of the sun, in this case it was about 45 percent of […]

Happy Orange Day to VMS, and go everyone

By Chris Freud I just want it noted that I’m still doing my job here despite the fact that there might be a cool team in the World Series. I really should be getting a medal for this. More accurately, my co-workers should be getting a medal for this. Here’s an orange-and-black rundown of some […]

Women’s alpine World Cup starts without favorite

By By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Pr SOELDEN, Austria — With four different winners over the past four years, the women’s Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots. […]

Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor

By By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associate SALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online. National Park Service agents have found the images at five parks in California, Utah and Oregon so […]