Making the picks for the men at Worlds

By Chris Freud This is really stupid. (By the way, they teach you in journalism school that your lead should bring the reader into the story, so, perhaps, this wasn’t my best opening to a story.) Really, the following is a stupid idea, hopelessly misguided, genuine folly. Yes, these are my predictions for the men […]

SSCV freestylers start well on Nor-Am circuit

By Chris Freud VAIL — Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freestyle skiers have been competing in the 2015 FIS North America Cup Tour in Deer Valley, Utah, and Apex, British Columbia. The Nor-Am Tour features athletes competing just below the World Cup level who have qualified to compete. If the winner of the tour is […]

Vail Daily obituary: Kam Mohajer, 1953-2015

By Melanie Wong Kam Mohajer passed away on Tuesday, the 27th of January, 2015 at his home in Houston. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Garza-Mohajer, and two sons, Chris and Jack Mohajer. Kam was born in April 29, 1953 in Mashad, Iran. He came to America to attend the University of Houston in […]

Harned to lead Keller Williams’ area offices

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise in North America, has announced that Joan Harned has been appointed operating principal for Keller Williams Mountain Properties in the Vail Valley. Harned has been a successful luxury, as well as ranch broker in the Vail Valley for 29 years, and as […]

Vail Daily column: Freedom of religion or special treatment?

By Melanie Wong A Michigan woman who claimed her rights were violated when she was required to remove her headscarf to have her mug shot taken will test the extent of the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty. Malak Kazan was arrested for driving with a suspended license due to outstanding traffic tickets. During her […]

Spring hours coming to Vail Mountain on Feb. 13

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Vail Mountain will move to its full spring operating schedule beginning Friday, Feb. 13. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at […]

Spring hours coming to Vail Mountain

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Vail Mountain will move to its full spring operating schedule beginning Friday, Feb. 13. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at […]

On the Hill: Interesting day at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Awaiting snow but not seeing any, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from Windisch Way on Vail Mountain, heading from lower Avanti to Gopher Hill. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope […]

Eagle Valley Middle School earns Governor’s award

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE – A local middle school is among Colorado’s best academic achievers for the fourth straight year. Eagle Valley Middle School won another Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. The award is based largely on the state’s standardized testing, and EVMS scores have improved markedly for each of the last four years. “We are […]

Middle school earns Governor’s award

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE – A local middle school is among Colorado’s best academic achievers for the fourth straight year. Eagle Valley Middle School won another Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. The award is based largely on the state’s standardized testing, and EVMS scores have improved markedly for each of the last four years. “We are […]