Federal government may be forced to pay money it owes

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A couple congressional proposals could eliminate federal foot-dragging in paying counties the money they are owed for public land.Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend critical funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.Rep. Scott Tipton, (R-Colo.) made […]

Feds may be forced to pay money they owe

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A couple congressional proposals could eliminate federal foot-dragging in paying counties the money they’re owed for public land.Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo) introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend critical funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program.Rep. Scott Tipton, (R-Colo) made a […]

Low wages in high places: U.S. proposes big pay hike for state sheepherders

By I-News MEEKER — The anglers and bikers traveling to the mountains slowed their cars to a crawl as hundreds of sheep flocked the country road north of Meeker. Ahead, a sheepherder on horseback surveyed the animals and behind them, the man’s small camper, or “campito,” was hidden by trees. From Moffat to Alamosa counties, […]

Bookworm of Edwards’ top 10 reads

By Melanie Wong 1. “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee2. “Vail Hiker” by Mary Gilliland3. *Book Of Lena by Judy Elliott Kirby4. “Boys In The Boat” by Daniel James Brown 5. “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr6. “Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah7. “Secret Garden” by Johanna Basford8. “Mushrooms of the Rocky Mountains” […]

Husband-wife duo to paint at Beaver Creek

By Melanie Wong BEAVER CREEK — Opposites not only attract, they create unimaginable beauty together. Artists Wendy Schaefer-Miles and Kevin D. Miles are a unique husband and wife team. They work together, painting side by side on the same canvas, enhancing one another’s styles to create unforgettable paintings.They have collaborated on more than 3,000 paintings […]

New York Philharmonic closes out Bravo! Vail residency today

By Melanie Wong VAIL – One was simmering with the passion of a man carrying the weight of the world. One was shining with the joyous promise of youth. When the world-renowned New York Philharmonic wraps up its 2015 Bravo! Vail Music Festival season on Friday, it’s with a two-part program capturing and contrasting two […]

New York Philharmonic closes out its Bravo! Vail residency

By Melanie Wong VAIL – One was simmering with the passion of a man carrying the weight of the world. One was shining with the joyous promise of youth. When the world-renowned New York Philharmonic wraps up its 2015 Bravo! Vail Music Festival season on Friday, it’s with a two-part program capturing and contrasting two […]