Small fire contained in equipment building at airport

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — At about 5 p.m., Eagle County Regional Airport Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting was dispatched to a small fire at the airport. Preliminary investigations indicate the small fire started in one of the rooftop air handling units on the airport’s new Snow Removal Equipment building.The fire was quickly contained […]

Track and field: The first look at the state 18

By Chris Freud The breaking news in track and field is that we have a new addition to the community — Logan William Parish, born on Tuesday. Kelli and Rob Parish are halfway to a relay team. Riley Walker Parish, be nice to your younger brother.Congratulations to all.With that noted, we break out our first […]

On the Hill: Snow falling in 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 correspondent John LaConte cruises through the falling snow in Vail on the afternoon of Thursday, April 16, and details how things are working on Vail Mountain for the final few days […]

Winter air passenger traffic increased

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — The local airport welcomed more passengers in fewer seats this winter season.The Eagle Air Alliance will know how many more in a few days, but passenger numbers are up, said Mike Brown, president of the Air Alliance’s board of directors.However, we do know that the number of seats flying […]

Walking Mountains announces summer backcountry hiking schedule

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Walking Mountains Science Center and the Vail Recreation District’s backcountry hiking program kicks off in early June and continues through the beginning of October. The series will travel the valley from Uneva Peak to Mount Thomas and everywhere in between. Full-day hikes are on Tuesdays and Friday and cost […]

Minturn council member accused of impropriety

By John LaConte MINTURN — Residents learned this week the town has granted a temporary lease to councilman John Rosenfeld to use of town-owned land for his gardening business.The deal, worked out between Rosenfeld and Town Manager Willy Powell, allows Rosenfeld to begin construction of a greenhouse on town-owned land near Cemetery Road in South […]

Trail Jam set for Saturday in Eagle

By Edward Stoner EAGLE — Trail Jam returns to Eagle on Saturday. The event is open to bikers, runners, hikers, walkers and anyone who likes to get out and get dirty on the trails. Details include:• Hit the trails in Eagle anytime between now and 5 p.m. Saturday.• Post pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter […]

Portugal. The Man kicks off Spring Back to Vail festivities

By caramie schnell The members of Portugal. The Man got a bit of a gut check on a cross-country flight in March. Last month, following a pair of shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas, the members of Portugal. The Man hopped a flight to South Africa. Ten minutes into the flight, the plane was forced […]

Eagle Valley Music and Comics celebrates eighth annual Record Store Day on Saturday

By Randy Wyrick MINTURN — On Saturday, we salute the Old School — Record Store Day.If you’re going to celebrate it, and you should, then celebrate it locally at Eagle Valley Music & Comics.Eagle Valley Music & Comics has been in business 31 years. Tom Robbins worked there six years before he bought the store.If […]

Author/adventurer visits Edwards bookstore Friday

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Adventurer and author David Roberts scaled a sheer rock wall in eastern Utah along with two of his colleagues, searching for knowledge and wisdom, or at least a little information about the Fremont people who used to live there.That’s the thing about information: Sometimes what you learn puts you right […]