Brothers discuss Burton U.S. Open halfpipe

By John LaConte VAIL — Ben Ferguson is keeping a close eye on both the young and the experienced in today’s halfpipe field.His younger brother, 15-year-old Gabe Ferguson, is now a force to be reckoned with in halfpipe snowboarding after making his Burton U.S. Open debut at the event’s first appearance in Vail in 2013.A […]

Bros talking Burton U.S. Open halfpipe

By John LaConte VAIL — Ben Ferguson is keeping a close eye on both the young and the experienced in today’s halfpipe field.His younger brother, 15-year-old Gabe Ferguson, is now a force to be reckoned with in halfpipe snowboarding after making his Burton U.S. Open debut at the event’s first appearance in Vail in 2013.A […]

Yes, it’s time for spring sports

By Chris Freud Happy spring.Doesn’t it feel like spring? Last week, I was interviewing Battle Mountain’s Quintin Cook for his Skimeister Award, and it was sunny. Cook sat in the bleachers posing for a photo shoot. And we said right then, “This is as nice is it’s going to get.”Cook not only can ski, but […]

Jamie Anderson tops slopestyle semifinals

By John LaConte VAIL — By now, the competitors at the Burton U.S. Open are used contending with snowy conditions on the slopestyle course. It has snowed every year the event has been in Vail, but never enough to cancel a competition. Until Wednesday.After getting in a good practice session under clear blue skies in […]

Anderson tops slopestyle semifinals

By John LaConte VAIL — By now, the competitors at the Burton U.S. Open are used contending with snowy conditions on the slopestyle course. It has snowed every year the event has been in Vail, but never enough to cancel a competition. Until Wednesday.After getting in a good practice session under clear blue skies in […]

Mountain rescue dog Rusty dies

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Rusty, a 10-year veteran trailing, scent and cadaver dog with Vail Mountain Rescue Group, died unexpectedly Feb. 3 in Vail. Rusty is survived by Lee Bendel, his handler and rescue partner, and Lee’s wife, Linda. Rusty was born just one year after 9/11, on Sept. 3, 2002. Mindful of […]

Veteran mountain rescue dog Rusty dies

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Rusty, a 10-year veteran trailing, scent, and cadaver dog with Vail Mountain Rescue Group, died unexpectedly Feb. 3 in Vail. Rusty is survived by Lee Bendel, his handler and rescue partner, and Lee’s wife, Linda. Rusty was born just one year after 9/11, on Sept. 3, 2002. Mindful of […]

Company presents plan for Buck Creek in Avon

By John LaConte AVON — In a quick and cordial town hall meeting Monday, developers NexCore Group presented plans to bring a 47,000-square-foot healthcare facility to Buck Creek parcel Lot 1A on the north side of town. Adjacent to that lot, development plans for Buck Creek parcel Lot 1B were also discussed, although, as that’s […]

Company presents Buck Creek plan in Avon

By John LaConte AVON — In a quick and cordial town hall meeting Monday, developers NexCore Group presented plans to bring a 47,000-square-foot healthcare facility to Buck Creek parcel Lot 1A on the north side of town. Adjacent to that lot, development plans for Buck Creek parcel Lot 1B were also discussed, although, as that’s […]

Searching for affordability

By Melanie Wong This is the last article in a three-part series examining the challenges of finding and affording child care in the Vail Valley. Read the other articles at www.vaildaily.com.EAGLE COUNTY — Child care advocate and worker Carrie Benway says the stories she’s heard from kindergarten teachers are striking. These Eagle County teachers report […]