On the Hill: Crazy weather at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow reporter John LaConte reports from Eagle’s Nest Ridge which was seeing some strange weather conditions including sun and really dark clouds. VAIL OFFICIAL REPORT: 8″ new snow in the last week […]

Firefighters contain wildland fire in northwest Eagle County

By Edward Stoner SWEETWATER — Firefighters contained a wildland fire that broke out Friday afternoon in northwest Eagle County.At about 1:15 p.m., Vail dispatch received a report of a wildland fire on Sweetwater Road.The caller said that they had lost control of their agricultural burn when it became wind driven and moved into a grass […]

Local water supply for summer OK, for now

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The snow is pretty thin on the front side of Vail Mountain. But there’s still a good bit of snow elsewhere, and that’s good news for the valley’s summer water supply, even as drought continues to grip much of the state.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Snotel measurement on Vail […]

Local water supplies are OK, for now

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The snow is pretty thin on the front side of Vail Mountain. But there’s still a good bit of snow elsewhere, and that’s good news for the valley’s summer water supplies, even as drought continues to grip much of the state.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Snotel” measurement side on […]

Sommelier Josh Wesson leads Taste of Vail seminar Saturday

By Melanie Wong At Taste of Vail today, sommelier Josh Wesson will present a seminar — titled “Many Sips to Enlightenment” — that will have guests eating, drinking and thinking about the blending of food and wine; what works best and why. “One of the points that I’m going to make, is that there’s no […]

Warm-weather activity already in full stride

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Tom Buzbee has been happy to be a novelty — it’s been great for business.Buzbee is the general manager of the Gypsum Creek Golf Course. That course is not much higher than Gypsum’s posted elevation of 6,312 feet and sits squarely in what the Ute Indians once called the […]

I-70 tire bill passes Senate

By scott miller DENVER — The Colorado Senate on Friday gave yet another level of approval to a bill that would require winter motorists on Interstate 70 to either have adequate tires or carry traction devices. But the bill’s future remains uncertain.The bill was first introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives by Diane Mitsch […]

Tire bill passes Senate, may still fail

By scott miller DENVER — The Colorado Senate Friday gave yet another level of approval to a bill that would require winter motorists on Interstate 70 to either have adequate tires or carry traction devices. But the bill’s future remains uncertain.The bill was first introduced in the Colorado House of Representatives by Diane Mitsch Bush, […]