Plan could connect Avon’s emergency services

By John LaConte AVON — An area north of Interstate 70 in town could one day host fire, police and medical services if a development plan announced Wednesday is realized. An introduction to the project is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday at the Avon Town Council Chambers.The joint safety facilities would be housed on […]

Plan could connect police, fire, medical services in Avon

By John LaConte AVON — An area north of I-70 in town could one day host fire, police and medical services if a development plan announced Wednesday is realized. An introduction to the project is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Monday at the Avon Town Council Chambers.The joint safety facilities would be housed on a […]

World Cup ski races hitting homestretch

By Chris Freud We can all sleep better at night now.The Austrian Ski Team has recovered its honor. Now, of course, it wasn’t like the Alpine Republic fared poorly at the recent FIS Alpine World Ski Championships here earlier this month, anything but. The red, white and red won the medal count handily with five […]

World Cup races hit homestretch

By Chris Freud We can all sleep better at night now.The Austrian Ski Team has recovered its honor. Now, of course, it wasn’t like the Alpine Republic fared poorly at the recent FIS Alpine World Ski Championships here earlier this month, anything but. The red, white, red won the medal count handily with five golds, […]

Local climber makes nationals

By Chris Freud Recently the USA Climbing ABS Youth National Championships for bouldering were in Madison, Wisconsin, and Avon’ Benji Dantas represented the Vail Athletic Club Climbing Team for his first bouldering national championships. He came in fourth place for the 11-and-under division and received an invitation to the USA Climbing Youth Team, a first […]

Truck crash closes I-70 for hours

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — A tractor-trailer truck jackknifed Wednesday afternoon across the width of westbound Interstate 70, about five miles west of the Vail Pass summit. There were no injuries, but the accident closed the highway for several hours.Vail Fire Chief Mark Novak said the westbound lanes of the highway were closed from […]

Spring Back to Vail’s free music lineup announced

By Edward Stoner VAIL — This year’s Spring Back to Vail, taking place April 17-19, will feature free live concerts from Portugal. The Man, Trampled by Turtles and The Greyboy Allstars, and, of course, the annual World Pond Skimming Championships on Closing Day, April 19.“Spring continues to be one of the best times to visit […]

Spring Back to Vail lineup announced

By Edward Stoner VAIL — This year’s Spring Back to Vail, April 17-19, will feature free live concerts from Portugal. The Man, Trampled by Turtles, and The Greyboy Allstars, and of course the annual World Pond Skimming Championships on closing day, April 19.“Spring continues to be one of the best times to visit Vail,” said […]

Man sentenced to nearly a year in Avon hit-and-run

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Michael Glass created two justice system firsts: one, when he fell into a tearful embrace with his victim in a hit and run asking for forgiveness; and two, in an earlier instance when he asked the judge to put him back in jail.He got both.Glass was sentenced to almost a […]

Man sentenced to nearly a year in Avon hit and run

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Michael Glass created two justice system firsts, one when he fell into a tearful embrace with his victim in a hit and run asking for forgiveness, and an earlier instance when he asked the judge to put him back in jail.He got both.Glass was sentenced to almost a year in […]