All eyes on Middaugh as Xterra comes to town

By Chris Freud BEAVER CREEK — The interesting thing is that local triathlete Josiah Middaugh hasn’t been training for the early races of the Xterra Pro Series, yet he’s still on top of the standings.Middaugh’s been a model of efficiency so far in 2015 with second-place finishes in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, and Pelham, Alabama, […]

Vail, Mexican city open cultural exchange

By scott miller VAIL — Erwit Reichert thinks his home town and Vail can learn a lot from each other. The next year will see how much learning can be done.Vail Mayor Andy Daly Friday joined Mauricio Trejo, mayor of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico in signing a one-year sister city agreement. That agreement, […]

Eagle sales tax collections up nearly 10 percent

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — After years of declines following years of minimal growth, the town of Eagle is reporting sales tax collections through May are up 9.61 percent.Eagle has collected $1.278 million in sales tax through the first five months of this year. By category, restaurant and bar collections are up 10 percent and […]

Eagle eyeing tax hike to fund river project

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Eagle’s leaders envision creation of river park amenities as a major economic development goal for the community. Now it looks like this November, residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on that idea.For the past year, members of the Eagle Town Board have identified development of river park amenities […]

Eagle eying tax hike to fund river project

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Eagle’s leaders envision creation of river park amenities as a major economic development goal for the community. Now it looks like this November, residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on that idea.For the past year, members of the Eagle Town Board have identified development of river park amenities […]

Very Young Composers still has room for summer session

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — About once in a lifetime a kid gets to look a member of the New York Philharmonic right in the eye and boss them around.The Very Young Composers workshop still has room for a few more kids, said Director Conrad Kehn.It’s for any student third grade and up, and you […]

Eagle eyes tax hike to fund river project

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Eagle’s leaders envision creation of river park amenities as a major economic development goal for the community. Now it looks like this November, local citizens will have the opportunity to weigh in on that idea.For the past year, members of the Eagle Town Board have identified development of river park […]

Jeep and wine excursions offer different views of Beaver Creek

By Melanie Wong BEAVER CREEK — It’s not too often that you get the chance to gaze down on the Vail Valley during the summer months from so far up that the buildings, hotels and streets look like a miniature toy set — not without climbing a 12,000-foot peak at least.Beaver Creek’s newest offering, the […]

Kids Adventure Games sees major growth, bigger events this summer

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Many people travel great distances to compete in various races — in the case of the Kids Adventure Games, they’re coming to you.Billy and Helene Mattison, founders of the very popular Vail Kids Adventure Race, are now in their second year of taking the race series on the road. Including […]

Hike smart: Pack and prepare like a pro before checking out Eagle County trails

By Melanie Wong Nate Goldberg, director of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, has some great advice for anyone who wants to tread their boots on the mountain trails this summer: “Pack like a pessimist, and hike like an optimist.” As most know, or learn very quickly, Colorado weather can change dramatically at any time of […]