Stolen car and gun found after road rage shooting

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A man who admitted to police that he was the shooter in a road rage incident stuck with his story and pleaded guilty to charges stemming from that incident last week.Manuel Jose Serrano-Lerma, 29, was driving a car stolen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and fired at another motorist with a […]

Kickin’ in the Kids Cook-off

By Randy Wyrick When we last visited with Nicholas Hornbostel, he was having lunch in the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.He had a great time.Besides starting school this week – fifth grade, Edwards Elementary – he’s elbow-to-elbow in the kitchen with Food Network icon Rachel Ray. It’s all part of Rachel Ray’s Kids […]

Frost Creek reports membership surge

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — It’s been a little more than 150 days since the new owners paid $21 million and took over the Adam’s Rib properties southeast of Eagle.Since that time, the Denver-based ownership group led by investor Chad Brue have re-branded the former Adam’s Mountain Country Club as Frost Creek and more than […]

First evidence heard in Cunningham trial

By scott miller GEORGETOWN — Lawyers in the case say one of two things is true about accused murderer Traci Cunningham:Prosecutors say she is a calculating killer who drove her adoptive mother from Aurora to an isolated spot in Eagle County and shot her to death.Her defense attorneys say she didn’t do what she’s accused […]

Business’s disaster benefits community

By scott miller AVON — Life handed lemons to Chris and Brittany Hudgens Wednesday. So they fired up the grill and the smoker.The Hudgens own the Colorado Meat Company, which opened just Monday in Beaver Creek Plaza — across the street to the west of City Market. The business opened Monday, but almost before the […]

Vail Daily column: Exercise gives hope to Parkinson’s patients

By Edward Stoner Parkinson’s disease is a progressive chronic disease in which dopamine-producing neurons, which influence body movement, gradually disappear from the brain, causing movement disorder as well as other less obvious symptoms. It is the second most prevalent neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s, and strikes over 60,000 people in the US each year. The Parkinson […]

Art & Jazz event returns to CMC

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — There’s only one local organization dedicated to the visual arts, and its members will all be in one place beginning Friday.The Vail Valley Art Guild is hosting its second annual show, featuring hundreds of original works of art by more than 70 local artists. They’re hanging on just about every […]

Trumpet player Bria Skonberg makes her Vail debut Thursday

By Melanie Wong VAIL — It’s impossible to guess while hypnotized by her sultry, 1950s-style vocals, red-hot trumpet solos and commanding stage presence, but Bria Skonberg is a “trained extrovert.” Growing up on a farm in the small town of Chilliwack outside of Vancouver, B.C., the 30-year-old fell in love with the trumpet as preteen […]

Discover the wild world of fungi at Eagle’s Mushroom Fest

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Author Eugenia Bone fervently believes that by understanding mushrooms, we can better understand our world.But her search for deeper meaning through mushrooms wasn’t what originally fueled her fascination with fungi.“I got interested in mushrooms because I love to eat them,” she said.No doubt lots of the people who sign up […]