Seaton makes finals at Dew Tour

By John LaConte Vail Valley native and halfpipe skier Taylor Seaton is off to an impressive start this season, winning the Freeski Open in New Zealand, and making finals in both the Grand Prix last weekend and the Dew Tour today beginning at 3 p.m. in Breckenridge. Watch a live stream of the event at […]

Transportation strategy short on funding

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — A new airport interchange would be great, and Edwards residents would surely cheer a new roundabout at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and the Interstate 70 spur road. For now, though, the state-funded roads in the county will have to make do with small-scale improvements. The Colorado Department […]

Beaver Creek opens more lifts

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — Saturday, Beaver Creek Resort skiers and snowboarders will gain 30 more minutes on the slopes when lift operating hours shift to an 8:30 a.m. opening for the remainder of the season. The Elkhorn Lift (No. 14) and Arrow Bahn Express Lift (No. 17) will open, providing uploading options to […]

Edwards 10-year-old wins Uncle Ben’s cooking contest

By caramie schnell EDWARDS — Somewhere around 350 rambunctious elementary school kids cheered on classmate Chloe Hornbostel on Friday morning during a surprise, all-school assembly at Edwards Elementary School. Chloe, 10, was chosen as one of the five national grand prize winners for the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest put on by Uncle Ben’s rice, winning […]

Musical lineup for Apres Avon series announced

By caramie schnell AVON — The town of Avon announced the final musical lineup for Apres Avon, a series of events taking place each day after the races of the FIS 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. The free, 12-day concert and street fair will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. starting Feb. 3-14, 2015. […]

Consider buying from an Eagle County artisan this Christmas season

By caramie schnell Living in the mountains, it’s easy to stress over holiday shopping. While television commercials would have you believe that all of your gift-giving needs can be found neatly stocked on big box store shelves, getting to these national chains is often a several-hour drive. Ordering online is another solution and, while it’s […]

Former county employee faces felony embezzlement charges

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A former Eagle County government employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling $124,239. Brenda Wright, 55, of Gypsum, turned herself in Friday and made her first court appearance at 11 a.m., where she was advised that she faces felony theft charges for embezzling from the Eagle County Clerk and […]

Former Eagle County employee faces felony embezzlement charges

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A former Eagle County government employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling $124,239. Brenda Wright, 55, of Gypsum turned herself in Friday and made her first court appearance at 11 a.m., where she was advised that she faces felony theft charges for embezzling from the Eagle County Clerk and […]

On the Hill: Feel the hard scrape in China Bowl on Vail Mountain

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Expecting a mashed-potatoes like snow consistency from heavy sun, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte ventures into China Bowl and finds anything but. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/114376415″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot using […]

United Way offers prescription card

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Help is here to lower the cost of medicine, thanks to a free drug prescription savings card provided by the United Way of Eagle River Valley! “No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That’s why […]