Edwards siblings both finalists in Uncle Ben’s cooking contest

By caramie schnell EDWARDS — There are two burgeoning television chefs living in Edwards: Nicholas Hornbostel, age 9, and his sister, Chloe, 10. The siblings were chosen as two of the top 25 finalists in the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest put on by Uncle Ben’s rice. And now they’re competing against each other and the […]

Vail Daily Column: Journey to the North Pole

A few weeks ago, after a few busy days in Minneapolis, I was returning back to Denver on an early 6 a.m. flight. Normally at that time of the morning, because I’ve been up since 4 a.m., I don’t pay much attention to those sitting next to me. Flying for me (and for many of […]

Vail powder forecast: A foot of snow expected Saturday-Monday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Forecasters are calling for a round of snow this weekend to coincide with the opening of Vail Mountain Friday. “Vail could not have timed their opening day on Friday any better because after a sunny start to the season, snow will start to fall on Saturday night and should continue […]

Gay couples seek licenses after Montana ban falls

By By LISA BAUMANN Associated Pres HELENA, Mont. — Gay couples were expected to line up for marriage licenses Thursday at county courthouses across Montana after a federal judge tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. At least two counties — Missoula and Park — started issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Wednesday, while […]

U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain to open full course Thursday

By Sebastian Foltz COPPER MOUNTAIN — It may not have happened quite as early as the team had hoped, but better late than never was the feeling at Copper Mountain Resort on Wednesday. Officials at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper announced that they will be able to open their full top-to-bottom early […]

Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

By By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated BUFFALO, N.Y. — A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area. But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn’t the only worry. […]

Market improving for beetle-killed trees

By Staff Reports PUEBLO, Colo. — Rising timber prices are improving the market for trees killed by spruce beetles in the Rio Grande National Forest. The Pueblo Chieftain reported Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/oago4by ) two high-capacity sawmills have opened in Colorado and Wyoming after the U.S. Forest Service said enough timber would be available to make them […]

Government tracker: Will Vail get a permanent skate park?

By scott miller Board: Vail Town Council, Nov. 18 evening meeting. Present: Jenn Bruno, Greg Moffet, Ludwig Kurz, Mayor Andy Daly, Margaret Rogers, Dave Chapin. Absent: Dale Bugby. Issue: A proposal for a permanent skate park in Vail. Who they talked to: Cameron Chaney. Chaney, a sophomore at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, earlier this […]

El Jebel teen bandit gets six years

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE – Rodrigo Ivan Aguilar was 17 years old when he stormed into El Jebel Liquors and robbed, threatening the panic-stricken clerk with a gun and a butcher knife. Aguilar is now 18 and will be at least 24 when he’s released from custody after admitting he committed the crime. On Wednesday, […]