Vail Film Fest returns with more than 70 films

By Melanie Wong In the opening scene of “Nerdgasm,” actor and performer Tom Lenk isn’t afraid to say what many may be thinking about film festivals:“Anyone that’s watching this movie either already knows me, is related to me or is at a film festival and they’re just happy that no sea mammals are going to […]

The season wrap for the men’s US Ski Team

By Chris Freud OK, onto Ted, Travis, Steve, Andrew, Marco, Tim, Jared and yes, Bode.We broke down the season for the U.S. Ski Team women on Wednesday, so it’s the gents’ turn today.First off, Bode Miller. I have always had the mantra of never writing this guy off because I did so after the 2006 […]

The season wrap for the men’s ski team

By Chris Freud OK, onto Ted, Travis, Steve, Andrew, Marco, Tim, Jared and yes, Bode.We broke down the season for the U.S. Ski Team women on Wednesday, so it’s the gents’ turn today.First off, Bode Miller. I have always had the mantra of never writing this guy off because I did so after the 2006 […]

Healthy, beetle-kill forests pose similar risks

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — As big swaths of area forests turned red, then brown, then gray over the past decade or so, people have looked at the dead trees and wondered what damage a large wildfire might bring. According to a new study from the University of Colorado, large wildfires are just about […]

Beaver Creek Ski Patrol tryouts are Saturday

By Melanie Wong BEAVER CREEK — Beaver Creek Ski Patrol is seeking ambitious expert skiers and telemark skiers to participate in the annual ski test this Saturday, March 28. The team is comprised of experienced skiers who like to help people in an active outdoor work environment, and the ski test provides interested participants with […]

Vail Daily obituary: Elizabeth (Betsey) Burbank Sink, 1941-2015

By Melanie Wong Betsey Sink, 73, passed away March 25, 2015, at Wingate of East Longmeadow with her loving family by her side in the early morning hours. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Betsey was the daughter of the late Daniel E. Burbank Jr. and Elizabeth (Gahan) Burbank. She graduated from Longmeadow High School and Colby […]

Gearing up to go beyond the bounds

By Melanie Wong As the sun moves higher in the sky and the snow changes its chemistry, I too go through a transition of sorts. This time of year marks the date when that I pack up my gear and head away from the resorts and into the wilderness. Soon I will be standing on […]

Church in Avon hosting wedding exposition today

By scott miller AVON — As ski season gives way to wedding season in the Vail Valley, there are many iconic locations for nuptials. Unfortunately, most of them are likely already booked through the peak summer months.Eagle River Presbyterian Church is not one of those booked-to-capacity venues. The church, near the Eagle River in Avon, […]

Church hosts wedding expo today

By scott miller AVON — As ski season gives way to wedding season in the Vail Valley, there are many iconic locations for nuptials. Unfortunately, most of them are likely already booked through the peak summer months.Eagle River Presbyterian Church is not one of those booked-to-capacity venues. The church, near the Eagle River on Avon, […]