Recounting Nepal’s

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Vail Valley native Jon Kedrowski has been on Mount Everest for two of its deadliest days, but somehow emerged without a scratch.He was in Base Camp around noon on April 15, when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hammered Nepal. An avalanche of glacial ice and compressed air blasted through, devastating everything […]

Monsignor Bob Kinkel leaving St. Clare

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — When Monsignor Bob Kinkel came to St. Clare’s 10 years ago, he wasn’t sure how he’d live with a school.Now he’s not sure how he’ll live without one.“I jumped in and learned how to do this. I’m still learning,” Kinkel said.It helped that he learned from the best. Sister Marirose […]

Land swap idea stirs community

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — Forest Ranger Dave Neely wasn’t surprised to receive an influx of feedback after a Forest Service land swap idea was floated in Minturn.The idea, proposed at the Minturn Town Council’s regular meeting June 3, would see a privately owned parcel of land near Red Cliff, known as Battle Mountain, […]

County’s raise razed by higher healthcare costs

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — You know how you sometimes get a raise, but the extra money is already spent because of increasing costs?That’s how it goes with Eagle County’s government.Because of increasing property values (18 percent since the last appraisal), your property taxes and the county’s property tax revenue will be about $2 million […]

County’s raise razed by healthcare costs

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — You know how you sometimes get a raise, but the extra money is already spent because of increasing costs?That’s how it goes with Eagle County’s government.Because of increasing property values (18 percent since the last appraisal), your property taxes and the county’s property tax revenue will be about $2 million […]

Walking Mountain locations open for summer

By Edward Stoner AVON — Walking Mountains Science Center’s three facilities opened for the summer Saturday.In addition to its summer science camps for kids, Walking Mountains is also offering a variety of adult programming, guided hikes, and family programs at three locations all summer long. New this year, the majority of programs will be available […]

Walking Mountains programs included 3,500 kids this year

By Edward Stoner AVON — Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle County Schools partnership continues to grow. Every school year thousands of students visit a Walking Mountains Science Center location to awaken a sense of wonder through outdoor science education. A new partnership with Eagle County Schools for the 2014-15 school year allowed even more […]

Walking Mountain programs included 3,500 students this year

By Edward Stoner AVON — Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle County Schools partnership continues to grow. Every school year thousands of students visit a Walking Mountains Science Center location to awaken a sense of wonder through outdoor science education. A new partnership with Eagle County Schools for the 2014-15 school year allowed even more […]