Prevent major house fires this winter season

By Melanie Wong VAIL — In the past month, Vail has seen two major home fires, including one that resulted in the total loss of 11 condo units — an uncommon occurrence in a small resort town. Both fires were in the West Vail area, in buildings that are believed to be of 1970s construction. […]

Beaver Creek’s Stone Creek Chutes opening Monday

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — Holiday skiers and snowboarders will receive an early gift Monday when Beaver Creek Resort opens all of Stone Creek Chutes, portions of Royal Elk Glade and trails in Arrowhead, thanks to the consistent recent snowfall which has dropped nearly 2 feet in the past week, bringing the resort’s season […]

Vail Daily column: The origins of hope

By Edward Stoner In 1996, a young wife and mother was sick. She had been diagnosed with cancer. Her name was Cindy Nash. She and her husband, Curt, were well known and well loved in our community. They had a beautiful toddler named Montana. When her friends learned that she was ill, a group quickly […]

Vail Daily column: Chairlift lessons on the law

By Edward Stoner A sixth sense triggers your internal powder alarm and you groggily raise the blinds to bask in the glory of a sea of white. The morning routine is expedited and soon you find yourself amongst the hordes descending upon the resort. Despite your early arrival, the line is already out of the […]

Slifer Designs, Nina McLemore join forces

By scott miller VAIL — Beth Slifer and Nina McLemore are collaborating on Slifer Designs @ Nina McLemore, a shared space at 183 Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village. Slifer Designs is a home store that has become a must-see to many locals, visitors and second-home owners. It’s here that Beth Slifer and her buying […]

Problem-solving court celebrates five years of helping people stay clean and sober

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Katharine Sullivan can be a force of nature, and like all such forces you’d better be prepared to meet it. Eagle County Court Judge Sullivan and the problem-solving court program is five years old. Time flies when you’re having fun, and when you’re sober enough to focus on it. Alternative […]

Actively Green 2015 ambassador profile: Ronny Smith

By Edward Stoner Editor’s note: This is a weekly spotlight that celebrates a local person who works for an Actively Green 2015 participating sustainable business. Name: Ronny Smith. Job: Store manager, West Vail Liquor Mart. Why become Actively Green certified? We realized the benefits to overall operations, waste reduction and being a part of something […]

On the Hill: Heavens open over Vail

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 feels divine inspiration in a very high-energy episode of On the Hill – Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 at Riva Ridge on Vail Mountain. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] […]

Vail Daily obituary: Rosalie Trujillo, 1936-2014

By Edward Stoner Rosalie Trujillo, 78, of Avon, passed away Dec. 16. A visitation will be held Sunday at St. Patrick Parish Church in Minturn from 5-6 p.m. with a rosary service to follow at 6 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at St. Patrick Parish Church at 10 a.m. with […]

On the Hill: Snow starting to fall 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 takes a fun Sunday morning tree run down Double Diamond at Beaver Creek as snow begins to fall. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: […]