Ever on the move Cook is the Skimeister

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Quintin Cook’s first attempt at Nordic skiing wasn’t pretty.“I got on skis and I remember pulling once and going right to my face,” Cook said.He’s gotten much better at it. He is a very good alpine skier. And, perhaps most importantly, he can juggle a hectic life. Roll it all […]

Valley lodging revenue may set new record

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — It’s been nearly a decade since the Vail Valley’s last boom went bust. But this winter may be the season the valley’s lodging industry sets a new high-water mark.According to the latest report from Destimetrics, a Denver-area consulting firm that tracks resort lodging data, the 2014-15 ski season may […]

Lodging revenue may set new record

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — It’s been nearly a decade since the Vail Valley’s last boom went bust. But this winter may be the season the valley’s lodging industry sets a new high-water mark.According to the latest report from Destimetrics, a Denver-area consulting firm that tracks resort lodging data, the 2014-15 ski season may […]

10th Mountain soldiers, then and now

By Melanie Wong VAIL — World War II veteran Hugh Evans still remembers how difficult some training days were at Camp Hale. He had grown up skiing and rock climbing in California, but that still didn’t prepare him for the rigors of training with the 10th Mountain Division.“There were about 2,000 soldiers at the division […]

Vail Daily earns state press awards

By scott miller DENVER — The Vail Daily and Eagle Valley Enterprise did well during the annual awards competitions hosted by the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado branch of the Associated Press. Here’s a quick rundown of the awards:Vail Daily• Don Sidle: Best Editorial Cartoons, first and second place (“Finally, some good news”; “Summerholics […]

Betty Ford gardens help catalog rare plant species

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, nestled along the banks of Gore Creek, is considered the premier alpine botanical gardens in the country. Yet aside from providing an ecological sanctuary for visitors, the gardens also peruse important horticultural examination. “It’s more than just a pretty garden,” said Nicola Ripley, the executive director […]

Alpine Gardens help catalog rare plant species

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Nestled along the banks of Gore Creek, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is considered the premier alpine botanical gardens in the country. Yet aside from providing an ecological sanctuary for visitors, the gardens also peruse important horticultural examination. “It’s more than just a pretty garden,” said Nicola Ripley, the executive director […]

Vail Valley businesses sought for career fair

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Schools, Eagle County Rotary Clubs, and the Vail Valley Partnership are seeking businesses to participate in the 2015 Eagle County Career Fair for students and business. They are looking for 100 companies to be part of this event. Exhibitor space is limited. The fair will take […]

Meet Walt Longmire tonight

By Melanie Wong EDWARDS — Get your cowboy boots on, grab your hat and get ready to meet the new sheriff in town — the fictional Sheriff Walt Longmire of the mystery series by American novelist Craig Johnson, that is.The first book of the mystery series, “Cold Dish,” is the One Book, One Valley selection […]

Learn about a treatment for Parkinson’s disease in Edwards Thursday

By Randy Wyrick If you’re old enough to remember Howard Cosell’s microphone shaking, you know what Parkinson’s disease looks like.But what if there was a way to make the tremors stop or at least control them?This week, the local Parkinson’s support group will hear from a neurologist who has been successfully treating Parkinson’s patients with […]