Tips for catching more trout

By Chris Freud Sometimes where you choose to fly-fish can be just as important as the fly you tie on. This lesson is not always an easy one to learn. We’re blessed here at Vail Valley Anglers to have several great trout rivers, endless miles of creeks and a few world-class tailwater streams within an […]

Cordillera to host a USGA qualifier

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — The Cordillera Valley Club will host 46 women golfers in a sectional qualifying competition for the United States Golf Association’s 54th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The event is today with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. Spectators are welcome.“There has been a tremendous response — our largest field ever […]

Preseason rankings are out

By Chris Freud It’s a rite of every season — the CHSAA preseason rankings.They mean absolutely nothing, but could mean something. Yes, that’s somewhat contradictory, yet as former Vail Christian football coach Bob Isbell said, “Rankings don’t score you points.” On the other hand, it might be a guidepost to what may happen this fall.FootballIn […]

VMS, Devils shine in early golf action

By Chris Freud EAGLE-VAIL — The Eagle-Vail Golf Club is surprisingly enough in Eagle-Vail, but Aspen made itself at home there on Thursday at the Battle Mountain Invitational.The Skiers took first place with a team score of 235. Aspen’s JV (237) took second.After that, Eagle-Vail itself won as scores ticked up to finish a busy […]

This year brought a bumper crop of weeds

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Scott Griffin is a man constantly on the move these days — even the long days of summer aren’t quite enough.Griffin the vegetation management specialist for Eagle County. His job is to identify, then kill, patches of invasive weeds. Griffin and his seasonal crew spray, mow, shovel and otherwise […]

Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center concludes 2015 camping season

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — As local kids return to their classrooms, the summer of 2015 is a mere memory.For some lucky youngsters, those memories include magical days shared with equine companions during mountain adventures at Ute Springs Experiential Learning Center.During its second year of programing this summer, Ute Springs served 139 campers at its […]

GOP summer picnic set to feature former Green Beret

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A former Green Beret and current Fox News contributor is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Republican summer picnic.Ben Collins is currently the senior vice president of Conduce Technologies. He served in the military until 2008, completing three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a captain. Collins earned a bachelor’s […]

Vail Daily column: Protecting the county’s future

By scott miller Protecting our community’s scenic beauty includes preserving our community’s remaining ranches. The towns of Vail, Avon, and Beaver Creek and Edwards are all located on former ranches. In all our surrounding counties, public funds have been spent on conserving ranches in addition to creating public access to publicly owned properties. Like other […]

GOP summer picnic to feature former Green Beret

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — A former Green Beret and current Fox News contributor is the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Republican summer picnic.Ben Collins is currently senior vice president of Conduce Technologies. He served in the military until 2008, completing three tours of duty in Afghanistan as a captain. Collins earned a bachelor’s degree […]

Vail Valley Scenery: Empty Bowls filled to help locals

By Melanie Wong EDWARDS — For some people, putting food on the table for their family is a constant challenge.Fortunately, the local Salvation Army is there with a stocked food kitchen to help. Last week, hundreds of people pitched in $20 to help by attending the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Battle Mountain High School. […]