New school year brings record enrollment

By randy wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — All sorts of numbers will be up as local students head back to class today. But life for students and teachers will be a little different this school year, in keeping with incremental changes Eagle County Schools has been making in instruction for the past few years.Once upon a […]

New CMC bachelor’s degrees aim to support local hiring

By RANDY ESSEX EAGLE COUNTY — Cierra Austin wants to teach elementary school. Thanks to one of two new bachelor’s degrees offered by Colorado Mountain College this fall, the New Castle resident won’t have to relocate to get that degree. And she may wind up with a local teaching job.Austin has been working toward an […]

The leader

By Randy Wyrick You wanted Scott Ward at the controls, whether it was Air Force One or Battle Mountain High School’s Husky football team.Ward piloted both successfully.Ward was always the leader as he moved through his too-short life, from local high school football at Battle Mountain, to commanding thousands of people in the Air Force, […]

Eagle River Cleanup event is Sept. 12

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — As the rivers begin to calm and seasons start to change, the Eagle River Watershed Council is gearing up for its 21st annual Eagle River Cleanup on Sept. 12. The tradition began in 1994 when Trout Unlimited organized the first Eagle River Cleanup. There were two tents and 24 […]

‘You are truly my hero’

By Randy Wyrick It was a lifetime ago that United States Marine Evenor Herrera died serving the country he loved, his nieces’ and nephews’ entire lifetimes.His family and friends gathered in Eagle to remember and celebrate his life, on the 10th anniversary of his death, on August 10, 2005.Evenor’s brother, Balmore, and his sister, Stella, […]

World title

By Randy Wyrick It’s good to wade home waters.Team USA is the two-time defending World Youth Fly Fishing champions and has won three of the past four world team titles.This week, however, is the first time the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship has been contested in the United States. They were in Poland last year, […]

Vail’s tourist types change in late summer

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Family life revolves around the school calendar. And as family schedules go, so goes the calendar in resort areas.With the state’s biggest school districts — along with districts in major out-of-state markets in Dallas and Houston — back in school, the Vail Valley sees a change in its visitors […]

Trail crew leader training is this weekend in Minturn

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association has arranged for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to conduct a trail crew leader training class in Minturn on Saturday and Sunday.The event takes place at the Ski & Snowboard Academy at Maloit Park in Minturn. The cost is $80.Participants who complete this course […]

Pro Challenge skips valley

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Professional cycling has a long history in the Vail Valley, but not this year. The USA Pro Challenge, a race series now in its fifth year, is for the first time skipping Eagle County. That loss will be felt, but tempered by the reality of an already-busy summer schedule.At […]

Eagle River Cleanup event set for Sept. 12

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — As the rivers begin to calm and seasons start to change, the Eagle River Watershed Council is gearing up for its 21st annual Eagle River Cleanup on Sept. 12. The tradition began in 1994 when Trout Unlimited organized the first Eagle River Cleanup. There were two tents and 24 […]