Vail bartender is Colorado’s ‘Most Imaginative Bartender’

By caramie schnell VAIL — Tacy Rowland doesn’t like banana flavor. But that didn’t stop the Vail bartender from incorporating banana liqueur into a cocktail at a recent cocktail competition in Las Vegas, showing that she’s a consumate professional when it comes to her craft. Each year Bombay Sapphire and GQ magazine team up to […]

Vail Veterans Program welcomes winter group to town

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Lt. Col. Dr. Donald Gejewski laughs and cries at the same time when he talks about his “guys.” Gejewski is in town with dozens of wounded warriors and their families for a Vail Veterans Program session, and found himself at the rim if Blue Sky Basin asking himself how a […]

Former deputy faces sex assault trial

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy will face trial on three counts of sexual assault, a District Court judge ruled Thursday. Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, was so incapacitated that he had to be helped from an Eagle bar by two women, one of whom later accused him of raping her, […]

Colorado Gives Day successful for Eagle County

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — Phones were ringing, postcards were handed on the streets and social media blasts peppered feeds around the state. By the end of the day on Tuesday, more than 100,000 Coloradans had turned out to support state nonprofits by donating on Colorado Gives Day. The fundraising day, sponsored by First […]

Electrical fire at Safeway in West Vail causes brief closure

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to the Safeway grocery store, 2131 North Frontage Road in West Vail, at 1:20 a.m. today following the report of a structure fire in the store. Upon arrival, responders found the store full of smoke and approximately 10 employees standing outside […]

Oakenfold, EC Twins, Stafford Brothers and more coming to Vail for Decimo events

By caramie schnell VAIL — This week, Vail Mountain announced the complete entertainment lineup for Decimo, the resort’s newest mountaintop nightclub experience. This event returns for six nights this winter featuring entertainment from world-renowned acts. “Following the sold-out debut of Decimo last year, we’re thrilled to announce the full entertainment lineup as we bring this […]

On the Hill: Sun Down Bowl late to open due to variable conditions

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte waits out a delayed opening of Sun Down Bowl on the Wildwood side and cruises the Ptarmigan Ridge to the far reaches of the resort boundary. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ […]

On the Hill: Cruise down Sawbuck with sunny skies at Beaver Creek

By Ross Leonhart On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter/copy chief Ross Leonhart checks out the conditions over toward Bachelor Gulch on Sawbuck under sunny skies. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″ in the last week. […]