Vail Symposium unveils winter 2015 programs

By caramie schnell The Vail Symposium begins its season on Dec. 18 with a panel to discuss the economic and environmental impacts of fracking in western Colorado and in the nation. The fracking program opens a season that will tackle difficult geopolitical issues, along with presenting a variety of adventure, financial and consciousness programs. “This […]

Photo: Scenic tree at nighttime in Wolcott

By Edward Stoner WOLCOTT — Ever noticed this unique tree in Wolcott? Local photographer Rick Spitzer got a great photo of it recently. Here’s the story behind the photo: “There is a tree that grows beside a rock in a meadow near Wolcott that caught my eye many years ago. I have photographed it a […]

EC Twins to perform New Year’s Eve in Vail

By caramie schnell VAIL — The EC Twins will perform on New Year’s Eve at Mid-Vail on Vail Mountain as part of Decimo, a nightclub-style event that Vail Resorts started last year. For $300, you can ring in the New Year on a dance floor located at Mid Vail with entertainment, VIP tables and bottle […]

Two die in I-70 accident near Parachute as they help change a tire

By WILL GRANDBOIS GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A fatal accident near Parachute this morning lead to a westbound closure on Interstate 70. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident occurred on a curve about three miles west of town. Two men were helping another person change a tire when they were struck by a truck. […]

Williams elected secretary of state, beats Neguse

By Edward Stoner DENVER — Republican Wayne Williams has won an open contest for the position of secretary of state, which oversees Colorado elections. Williams is El Paso County’s clerk and recorder. He defeated Democrat Joe Neguse, who serves on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Williams replaces Republican Scott Gessler, who resigned for […]

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wins second term

By Edward Stoner DENVER — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has won a second term in office, narrowly defeating Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a campaign that had the incumbent on the ropes for his positions on the death penalty and gun-control legislation. The contest was Hickenlooper’s toughest of his career, and although he stumbled […]

Van Beek likely winner in sheriff’s race

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Republican James van Beek is the new Eagle County sheriff … probably. Van Beek was leading Democrat Daric Harvey by 60 votes when unofficial totals were posted at 12:30 a.m. However, Eagle County Clerk & Recorder Teak Simonton said 150 ballots remain to be counted from military personnel serving […]

Democrats retain commissioner seats

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — At first, Kathy Chandler-Henry had doubts about campaigning for the Eagle County commissioner’s seat she was appointed to fill in 2013. But after she started walking neighborhoods and knocking on doors, she came to like the process. Chandler-Henry will get another chance to campaign in 2016, if she chooses. […]

Donovan claims victory in Senate District 5 race

By melanie wong VAIL — The last 24 hours have been a nail-biting day for Democrat Kerry Donovan of Vail. At around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the final votes were counted, confirming that Donovan would represent Colorado State Senate District 5, which includes Delta, Lake, Chaffee, Gunnison, Eagle, Pitkin and Hinsdale counties, beating out opponent, […]

Donovan pulls ahead in Senate District 5 race

By melanie wong EAGLE COUNTY — In a tightly contested state Senate race, Democrat Kerry Donovan of Vail pulled ahead of Republican Don Suppes of Orchard City as late vote counts came in Wednesday morning. Donovan led by a margin of about 750 votes to represent Colorado State Senate District 5, which includes Delta, Lake, […]