Expert Burger serves up craft concoctions in Eagle

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — When you get right down to it, is there anything more tasty than a truly great hamburger?Chris McKinzie doesn’t think so, and he is betting there are plenty of people out there who will agree with him once they sample the menu at his new restaurant — Expert Burger in […]

GoPro Mountain Games popular and growing

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The GoPro Mountain Games have become a Vail tradition over the past 14 years. This year’s festival of boating, cycling, climbing and other human-powered activities was a record-setter.According to a report released this week by the Vail Valley Foundation, which runs the event, attendance for the 2015 Mountain Games […]

Eagle resident on trial for cruelty to animals

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A local man says a dog that he and his girlfriend owned suffocated when its muzzle became stuck in a snack bag.However, prosecutors say Ryan Slater beat the dog to death and are charging him with aggravated cruelty to animals and domestic violence, both felonies.Slater’s four-day trial started Tuesday morning.Sweet […]

Eagle County detective leads Conejos County fraud sting

By Randy Wyrick CONEJOS – The long arm of Eagle County’s law enforcement reached into Conejos County and came away with five arrests, including three of the top people in that county’s Social Services department.Lt. Dan Loya, a detective with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, led an investigation of the Conejos County’s Department of Social […]

Eagle County detective leads Conejos County welfare fraud sting

By Randy Wyrick CONEJOS – The long arm of Eagle County’s law enforcement reached into Conejos County and came away with five arrests, including three of the top people in that county’s social services department.Lt. Dan Loya, a detective with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, led an investigation of the Conejos County’s Department of Social […]

Wrongful death trial moved to Eagle County

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — The ski company’s request was granted when a judge moved a wrongful death trial to Eagle County.Judge C. Scott Crabtree granted Vail Resorts’ request to move the wrongful death trial stemming from Taft Conlin’s death from Broomfield to Eagle County.Local District Court Judge Fred Gannett will handle the case in […]

Foundations raising money for injured trooper

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation has offered to match dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000 to help local charities through their Live Local & Give Local Summer Match Madness. The Vail Valley Charitable Fund recently gave a grant to local Colorado State Patrol Trooper, Eugene Hofacker, to help with medical […]

Will Greeks accept austerity?

By scott miller So much for the voice of the people — and the nerves of investors. Just a week after Greek voters loudly rejected an austerity plan at the urging of their prime minister, the very same man, Alex Tsipras, submitted a proposal.This proposal was almost identical to that of his creditors, seemingly motivated […]

Avon wrapping up town manager inquiry

By John LaConte AVON — An inquiry into complaints against the town manager wrapped up in June, concluding that nothing illegal has taken place.Town Manager Virginia Egger’s management style has, however, resulted in an uncomfortable workplace environment for many and diverged from best personnel management practices in a few critical areas, Mayor Jennie Fancher wrote […]

Vail Valley makes list of best places to start business

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — NerdWallet, a consumer-finance education website, recently released a list of the 85 best Colorado towns and cities to start a business. The Vail Valley placed three communities in the top 25 — Vail, Gypsum and Avon.To determine the rankings, NerdWallet examined 85 places in Colorado with populations of 5,000 […]