‘Merry New Year’ — how we cover prep sports

By Chris Freud As Eddie Murphy would say, “Merry New Year.”Here’s your scary thought with regard to the upcoming school year — every kid I’ll be covering was born after I started working here on Sept. 4, 1997, so the youngsters probably don’t get, “Merry New Year.”It was time before cell phones, when coaches actually […]

Sylvan Lake State Park offers something for everyone

By Edward Stoner EAGLE — Known for an idyllic balance of tranquility and outdoor activities, Sylvan Lake State Park, located just outside of Eagle, offers something for everyone and is a scenic place to spend a day by the water.Ron Gray, a longtime local of Glenwood Springs, explains the draw of the park as he […]

Colorado State BMX Series stops in Eagle

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Sunday’s BMX action in Eagle accomplishes the proverbial something-for-everyone goal.For those who follow the sport, top riders from around Colorado will be tackling the Eagle course. For those who dabble in BMX, there is the chance to compete. For future riders, there is a Strider event and finally, for spectators, […]

Colorado State BMX Series makes its Eagle stop Sunday

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Sunday’s BMX action in Eagle accomplishes the proverbial something-for-everyone goal.For those who follow the sport, top riders from around Colorado will be tackling the Eagle course. For those who dabble in BMX, there is the chance to compete. For future riders, there is a Strider event and finally, for spectators, […]

Safety facility open house is Wednesday

By scott miller AVON — The town of Avon and Eagle River Fire Protection District will host a Wednesday public presentation/open house at the Avon Town Council Chambers to present a proposed new public safety facility design to the community. Members of the public are invited to join town and district officials, Avon Police Chief […]

Avon public safety facility open house is Wednesday

By scott miller AVON — The town of Avon and Eagle River Fire Protection District will host a Wednesday public presentation/open house at the Avon Town Council Chambers to present a proposed new public safety facility design to the community. Members of the public are invited to join town and district officials, Avon Police Chief […]

Vail Valley home sales spiked in June

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The recovery of the local real estate market has continued into the summer, thanks in large part to almost boom-level sales in June — which recorded yearly bests in both dollar volume and unit sales.In all, 219 units sold in June for a total of $225.9 million. Both those […]

Vail Daily column: Love can’t be defined or confined

By Melanie Wong The last time I spoke to Robert, he had just finished changing his wife Mary’s diaper. He told me this with no trace of self-pity but rather to share one of the remaining intimacies of a couple still very much in love.She learned of her sickness on her 49th birthday. With drugs […]

Summer adventure camp inspires cancer patients

By Melanie Wong VAIL — As kids pack up and head to sleepaway camps for outdoor adventures, arts, crafts and a little Kumbaya, some of Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s patients have left their families, friends and doctors behind for a week of adult summer camp in the idyllic setting of the 7 W Guest Ranch […]

Adventure camp inspires cancer patients

By Melanie Wong VAIL — As kids pack up and head to sleepaway camps for outdoor adventures, arts, crafts and a little Kumbaya, some of Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s patients have left their families, friends and doctors behind for a week of adult summer camp in the idyllic setting of the 7 W Guest Ranch […]