Walking Mountains buys Sweetwater Creek parcels

By scott miller AVON — Walking Mountains Science Center has purchased 224 acres of property along Sweetwater Creek near Dotsero from Vail Mountain School. As a result of the sale, Walking Mountains will be able to expand access to educational programming for local students. Over the past two decades, Vail Mountain School has used the […]

Fundraiser for injured trooper set for Friday

By scott miller EDWARDS — What does it take to be a police officer? It is something many of us never take the time to consider. I surely didn’t realize all that it entails until I started working on a fundraiser for local Colorado State Patrol Trooper Eugene Hofacker.State patrol troopers rarely travel together. Thankfully, […]

Record school enrollment expected this year

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — For the first time, more than 7,000 blessings from above are expected to show up for classes in the local public school system when school starts next week.“We expect record enrollment, cracking 7,000 students for the first time,” said Jason Glass, superintendent of Eagle County Schools.The district’s licensed staff […]

Celebrating with service

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Gerald Gallegos was known for hard work and deep dedication to service.Gallegos founded the company that bears his name 45 years ago. He didn’t live to see the anniversary — he died in 2010 — but the company, and his legacy, are both thriving today.As the current leadership of […]

Longtime local David LeVine passes at age 91

By scott miller David LeVine passed away peacefully at home Sunday at the age of 91. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Barbara LeVine, and his children Susan (and Bill) Wolff and Rob (and Evelyn Pinney) LeVine. He was preceded in death many years ago by his sister Missy and daughter […]

Paddle Yoga Colorado offers a unique and challenging workout

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Yoga classes can at times feel stifling and sometimes even competitive. No one wants to look like a slacker in the studio mirror. But, paddleboard yoga drives away any of these negative emotions in a beautiful, natural space. Because of its uncontrolled water environment, the playing field is leveled. […]

Community fund sale returns for 51st year

By Randy Wyrick MINTURN — Imagine Carl Sagan repeating “billions and billions” as he strolls around the Eagle Valley Community Fund Auction & Rummage Sale.It’s 14 rooms stuffed with wonderful stuff, and all for a great cause.People start lining up at 6 a.m. Saturday’s stampede starts at 6:45 a.m.It’s still one of the social events […]