Our first rundown of the new preps season

By Chris Freud The dateline was Eagle-Vail, and Battle Mountain football won in Week 2 against Soroco, 42-0, on Sept. 5, 1997, my first story for the Vail Daily.Princess Diana’s funeral got the cover.I’m still a little peeved by that.In that first fall, Eagle Valley football, coached by some guy named John Ramunno, made the […]

Pattern of abuse does not excuse Cunningham murder, DA says

By Randy Wyrick GEORGETOWN — Traci Cunningham, 29, will end her life in prison, and as awful as that might be, the beginning of her life might be worse.“The child was subjected to things that are unspeakable and was probably not loved until she met someone with unconditional love to give. Penny Cunningham gave that […]

Centura Health, Kaiser announce plans for facilities in valley as VVMC builds new wing

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — By the middle of next summer, Eagle County’s medical services will have expanded significantly, with new facilities from Colorado-based Centura Health and managed care giant Kaiser Permanente. Vail Valley Medical Center is also in the midst of a major expansion that is slated to be finished in 2019.Influx of […]

Deep Brain Stimulation therapy offers help, hope for Parkinson’s sufferers

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — If you’re old enough to remember Howard Cosell’s microphone shaking, you know what Parkinson’s disease looks like.But what if there was a way to make the tremors stop or at least control them?People with Parkinson’s have abnormal electrical function in the bottom of their brain. Deep brain stimulation therapy helps […]

Anonymous donor delivers $30,000 to rummage sale

By Randy Wyrick MINTURN — Vi Brown was helping pack up the last bit of her last Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale. She was standing out front of the building in Minturn’s Maloit Park, letting her mind wander back over decades of stuff that rolled in and out of those doors, all the friends […]

Anonymous donor delivers check for $30,000

By Randy Wyrick MINTURN — Vi Brown was helping pack up the last bit of her last Eagle Valley Community Fund rummage sale. She was standing out front of the building in Minturn’s Maloit Park, letting her mind wander back over decades of stuff that rolled in and out of those doors, all the friends […]

Vail Jazz Workshop hosts 12 of the nation’s top teenage musicians

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Luca Rodoni wasn’t one of those musical prodigies who sat down at his first piano lesson as a small boy and started playing a symphony.“When I was young, I hated it,” says the high school senior, one of 12 teenagers selected from a massive pool of applicants to partake in […]

Eagle-Vail Community Garden announces 2015 Harvest Dinner

By Krista Driscoll EAGLE-VAIL — The annual four-course Harvest Dinner, hosted by Grouse Mountain Grill and served family-style in the Eagle-Vail Community Garden, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. The dinner begins with passed hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., with family-style seating at long community tables, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated: […]

Vail’s Gourmet on Gore culinary festival is all about planning, logistics

By Krista Driscoll What does 30 pounds of butter look like? Roughly the weight of the average beagle, it’s 120 sticks, which if carefully stacked end on end would be taller than most of the buildings in Vail Village. That 30 pounds of butter also equates to about 1,000 cupcakes, the minimum number that Lauren […]

Italian wine importer part in vin48 restaurant’s Summer Tasting Series

By Krista Driscoll AVON — Importer Rich Southwick, of Enotec Imports, will visit vin48 today as part of the restaurant’s Summer Tasting Series. Southwick will pour select Italian wines from his portfolio. “Enotec Imports is an Italian fine-wine import company representing boutique and mid-size, family-owned and operated wineries,” he said. “Our focus is on quality […]