Vail pioneer Dick Bass dies in Dallas

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Dick Bass not only helped found Vail, he was the first person to ascend the Seven Summits.Bass died Sunday in Dallas. He was 85.Bass was one of the two legendary Bass brothers who played such a major role in founding and building Vail.Dick and his brother Harry did not disagree […]

United adds winter flight

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Winter guests flying to the Vail Valley from Chicago this coming ski season will have something they haven’t had in a while — airlines competing for their business.Eagle County Regional Airport officials Monday announced that United Airlines will provide weekend service through peak periods of the 2015 — 2016 […]

Crash on Highway 6 kills Edwards resident

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — An Edwards man died when a concrete pumping truck crossed into the oncoming lane of U.S. Highway 6 and collided head-on with the van he was driving.Sergio Armando Ordonez Morales, 29, died of multiple injuries he suffered in an accident late last Thursday afternoon.At about 5:21 p.m., Anthony Chase, 47, […]

Vail bridge players head to Berlin

By Melanie Wong BERLIN, GERMANY — Bill Multack, Sherry Fardie and Jerry Lesnick are Vail residents who frequently play at the Vail Valley Bridge Club, directed by Marcia and Tom McCalden. However, this week, the players will be playing in Berlin, Germany, where they will represent the United States in the Masters Bridge Competition in […]

Highway 6 crash kills Edwards man

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — An Edwards man died when a concrete pumping truck crossed into the oncoming lane of Highway 6, and collided head-on with the van he was driving.Sergio Armando Ordonez Morales, 29, died of multiple injuries he suffered in an accident late last Thursday afternoon.About 5:21 p.m., Anthony Chase, 47, was driving […]

Part 2: Homegrown talent at Vail’s Dance Festival

By Melanie Wong Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about Colorado-influenced performers at the Vail International Dance Festival. Read the first article at www.vaildaily.com.VAIL — While Colorado might be known for its action sports and craft brews, it is also a state that has supported and produced a number of top […]

Faces and Places features photos from 40 countries

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Peter Behrent has been everywhere and photographed everything, so “Faces and Places” is apt title for his photo show. Behrent’s show is 65 images, some large photos printed on canvas, as well as many prints.“It’s an eclectic collection,” he said. “It’s a combination of landscapes, animals, portraits. It’s a wide-ranging […]

Rainy season greens lawns, and weeds

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — We’ve all had to keep ponchos, sweaters and long pants handy for more of this summer than usual. But that’s — mostly — a good thing.According to Noah Newman at the Colorado Climate Center in Fort Collins, Eagle County’s rainfall totals since April are between 110 and 130 percent […]