Vail Daily column: Lindsey Vonn relishes record alongside her family

By Edward Stoner As Lindsey Vonn stood atop the podium in the Olympic village of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy this weekend, her smile was broader than ever. With a backdrop of the snow-cloaked Dolomites, the 30-year-old ski racer from Minnesota finally had a chance to breathe. She also had an opportunity to share, surrounded by family […]

Vail Daily column: Lindsey Vonn relishes in record alongside her family

By Edward Stoner As Lindsey Vonn stood atop the podium in the Olympic village of Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy this weekend, her smile was broader than ever. With a backdrop of the snow-cloaked Dolomites, the 30-year-old ski racer from Minnesota finally had a chance to breathe. She also had an opportunity to share, surrounded by family […]

Rooms available for Championships weeks

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — As parties go, the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships will be a big one. And it looks like there’s still space if you’d like to spend a few nights. Some of the valley’s biggest hotels have between a handful and several rooms available during the two weeks of the […]

Eagle-Vail golf course earns eco award

By scott miller EAGLE-VAIL — The Eagle-Vail Golf Course has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary from Audubon International. The two-year certification process requires demonstration of a high degree of environmental quality in seven specific areas, including environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, […]

Eagle County is third in state to get text 911

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Eagle County residents and visitors can now call 9-1-1 and report an emergency — all without saying a word. Eagle County is the third county in the state, along with Pitkin and Larimer counties, to add the text to 9-1-1 service. If someone is in a situation where it isn’t […]

Eagle County third in state to get text 911

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Eagle County residents and visitors can now call 9-1-1 and report an emergency — all without saying a word. Eagle County is the third county in the state, along with Pitkin and Larimer counties, to add the text to 9-1-1 service. If someone is in a situation where it isn’t […]

Ligety comes into World Championships defending three gold medals

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — When Ted Ligety’s parents see their son’s image on all the official graphics for the Birds of Prey World Cup races at Beaver Creek, they can’t help but do a double take. “It’s pretty crazy. It’s sort of surreal I guess,” said Ted’s mom, Cyndi Sharp, glancing at the […]

Franti, friends throwing fundraising party in Vail

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Musician Michael Franti and friends will be throwing the party of the year during Super Bowl weekend, taking the stage to kick off the big game. Tickets and sponsorships are now available for the fundraiser, being held at the Four Seasons in Vail at 3 p.m. Feb. 1, co-hosted by […]

Vail Daily health feature: Sickweather maps track illnesses using social media

By Randy Wyrick Graham Dodge used to lead a team that managed an online crime map. Then he had a baby. OK, his wife actually had the baby, but he was personally involved. Anyway, he was home with the baby and was suffering from a stomach illness. He wanted to figure out if it was […]

Vail Daily column: What elite athletes can teach us about failure

By caramie schnell On Jan. 14, free climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, marking the first free ascent of the most difficult section called the Dawn Wall. The goal was to climb all 32 pitches without falling. If one climber […]