Vonn, Shiffrin officially named for Worlds

By Chris Freud PARK CITY, Utah — And to absolutely no one’s surprise, Vail’s Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, along with Ted Ligety, were named to compete in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek next week by the U.S. Ski Team on Wednesday during a telephone news conference from Park City, Utah. In […]

In Denver, ski industry experts ponder business uncertainties

By Lauren Glendenning DENVER — The state of the ski and snowboard industry in the United States is that it’s changing. Some of that change is good, some bad, but overall the industry has serious challenges ahead including climate change, an aging customer base and aging infrastructure, to name a few. Industry leaders gathered at […]

Woman brings bag of poo to Avon council meeting

By scott miller AVON — During the public discussion about the Avon Town Council’s cancellation of its purchase contract for the Skier Building, one local resident spoke about her displeasure with the way the town manages the facilities it has now. The woman, who lives near Nottingham Park, called the park a “freak show” of […]

Eagle fire board axes another chief

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Eagle’s fire district board fired its second chief in three years, and this one infuriated volunteer firefighters so much that three resigned on the spot and several others said they’d be gone by the end of the week. While several of now-former chief John Patterson’s supporters spoke on his behalf, […]

Vail offers tips for transportation for championships

By scott miller VAIL — With the start of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships almost at hand, the town of Vail has several tips to help skiers and spectators enjoy the festivities. Getting to Vail Use public transportation or carpool to Vail, as parking will be limited. Free spectator buses will be running […]

Vail Valley Cares grant applications now available

By scott miller EAGLE — Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops are again offering grants for local nonprofit organizations located within Eagle County and adjoining communities that provide benefits to Eagle County residents and workers. Vail Valley Cares grants provide funding for organizations that address basic human needs, protect individuals and families, assist individuals and families […]

Avon council approves summer events funding

By scott miller AVON — One summer festival is returning to town this year, and another, new event will bring a big helping of Latin culture and music. The Avon Town Council on Tuesday agreed to provide about $128,000 in funding for the second year of Flavors of Colorado. That event, set for July 24-26, […]

Vail Valley Cares applications available

By scott miller EAGLE — Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops are again offering grants for local non-profit organizations located within Eagle County and adjoining communities that provide benefits to Eagle County residents and workers. Vail Valley Cares grants provide funding for organizations that address basic human needs, protect individuals and families,assist individuals and families in […]

Avon council approves event funding

By scott miller AVON — One summer festival is returning to town this year, and another, new, event will bring a big helping of Latin culture and music. The Avon Town Council Tuesday agreed to provide about $128,000 in funding for the second year of “Flavors of Colorado.” That event, set for July 24-26, will […]

Avon ‘Video Stadium’ opens Feb. 2

By scott miller AVON — Bigger is not necessarily better, except perhaps where “big” screens for sporting events are concerned. The town of Avon will serve as the post-race transition into Vail’s evening festivities for the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Après Avon – A Street Fair of Music, Tastings and Spontaneity during the 2015 […]