Oil rises, eurozone spending falls

By scott miller The globe’s financial leaders gathered in Washington D.C. last week for the conclaves hosted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While they were meeting on Friday, stock markets at home and abroad were battered because of the continued economic malaise and rising anxiety, yet again, over the possibility […]

Get in shape for your summer exploits, Eagle County

By caramie schnell The quieter days of April and May offer a good time to focus on yourself. Rather than just sneaking in the usual 30-minute gym routine, or sticking to your walk-run-or-hike standard, how about trying something new? After a busy season, there’s finally some time to take a breath and reassess your fitness […]

Dr. Fred Distelhorst, 86, got his 100 days again

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Dr. Fred Distelhorst smiled as he rode up Vail Mountain on his way to another 100-day season.Distelhorst is 86 years old.When we caught up with him Friday morning, he had 98 days and was anxious to get up there, enjoy some fresh snow, and get his 100.“Usually I make 120 […]

Vail Mountain announces summer operations schedule

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Vail Mountain has announced the resort’s summer 2015 operating dates. Beginning June 5, Vail’s Gondola One and Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open for summer operations according to the following schedules:Gondola One• Weekends only: June 5-7, Sept. 4-7, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday […]

Utah man arrested after video of violent cat beating

By Staff Reports SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has been arrested after video footage showed him violently beating a house cat. Authorities say 19-year-old Jordan Lindquist of Saratoga Springs was taken into custody Friday on a felony animal cruelty charge. Police called it torture and said they’re surprised the cat survived the attack. […]

Highway cleanup set for Saturday in Eagle County

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — With the early thaw this year, our roadways and medians are already snow-free. This means that the trash and debris that’s been accumulating for months is now front and center, an eye-sore throughout the county. The annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup is a project of the Eagle River Watershed […]

On the Hill: Closing day party 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 correspondent John LaConte reports from the top of Vail Mountain on closing day as crowds gather to celebrate the 2014-15 season. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, […]

Son of Middle Creek race added to mountain-bike series

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s Athletic Club at the Westin Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Town Series will return for its for the 32nd year this summer in late May. The schedule is set and will offer racers ages 8 and older an action-packed summer featuring seven races throughout the Vail Valley […]