Vail Daily Hits and Misses

By Edward Stoner Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included.MISS: From reader Brett Johnson “to reader Reid Griebling, who claims that gaper day was a MISS. Sir if what you say is true, should we then also cater to every wealthy […]

Vail Valley welcomes new summer events

By Melanie Wong VAIL — This summer, the Vail Valley’s ever-busier slate of events welcomes several new festivals and tournaments. At the same time, some mainstay events are expected to grow and add some major highlights to their summer schedule.New events include: Fly-fishing championships in August in Vail, the addition of a farmers market in […]

Students from Eagle County work to reduce energy usage

By Edward Stoner AVON — A grant from Vail Resorts Epic Promise has allowed Walking Mountains Science Center to engage Eagle County students in the Eco-Schools program. As part of this program, student leaders help reduce energy use, water consumption and waste to help our schools become more sustainable.Schools in the U.S. can be big […]

Students work to reduce energy usage

By Edward Stoner AVON — A grant from Vail Resorts Epic Promise has allowed Walking Mountains Science Center to engage Eagle County students in the eco-schools program. As part of this program, student leaders help reduce energy use, water consumption and waste to help our schools become more sustainable.Schools in the US can be big […]

Cycle Effect Trail Jam celebrates opening of Eagle trails

By Cindy Ramunno It’s been a long winter … so it feels like a great time to celebrate the official opening of the town of Eagle’s open space amenities with the Cycle Effect Trail Jam this weekend.Make plans to spend this Saturday, April 18, at the 2nd Annual Trail Jam season opener. Organizers plan to […]

Video: Lee’s Way, Avon trails reopen today

By John LaConte On the Trail, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.SEE MORE VAIL VALLEY TRAIL VIDEOSLEE’S WAYSuitable for: Mountain biking, trail runningDifficulty: ExpertTotal descent: 880 feetTotal distance: Two milesUpper trailhead: Beaver Creek Point, parking available Description:The town’s new Lee’s Way trail, located in the West Avon Preserve, […]

Utah ski instructor dies after crashing into pole

By Staff Reports PARK CITY, Utah — A Utah ski instructor has died after crashing into a pole. Park City police said 42-year-old Rafal “Rafi” Uzieblo was in the Deer Valley Resort skiing with his wife, family and friends around 2:30 p.m. Sunday when he crashed into a lift tower pole. He was pronounced dead […]

Colorado snow tire requirement deflates in Senate

By Staff Reports DENVER — Colorado drivers won’t be required to get snow tires to drive on Interstate 70 next winter, after all. The state Senate voted Tuesday to deflate a proposal to require motorists without four-wheel drive to use snow tires or carry chains or cables during winter months on the state’s main east-west […]

Colorado reviews water, fire outlook as snow falls behind

By Staff Reports DENVER — Colorado officials are updating the outlook for spring and summer water supplies as the mountain snowpack falls behind normal and wildfire danger increases. The state Water Availability Task Force will discuss the prognosis Wednesday. In the western Colorado mountains, the snowpack that feeds the Colorado River ranged from 40 to […]