And now Huskies root for Devils, vice versa

By Chris Freud My favorite part of football?It’s not the quarterback passing. It’s not wicked moves by running backs. Not great catches wide outs or kick returns.I like line play and tackling.When I watch football on Sunday and Monday — nothing against college football, but I’m sort of busy on Saturdays, covering all things preps […]

Local kids explain college prep program to superintendents

By Randy Wyrick AVON — There’s nothing as inspiring as a high school kid who can stand and deliver.Today, three kids from Advancement Via Individual Determination, a local college prep program, will explain it to a statewide confab of 150 or so school superintendents at The Westin Riverfront Resort in Avon.AVID is now preparing 400 […]

Vail shelves plan to regulate ‘decorative’ lights

By scott miller VAIL — Keep your tiki torches and lit-up lawn flamingos. The Vail Town Council Tuesday decided not to regulate decorative outdoor lights.The topic came up at a July work session about possibly regulating “holiday” outdoor lights. Those lights are common in the winter, of course. But town officials had received some complaints […]

BLM seeks volunteers for Sept. 26 project near Eagle

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Volunteers are needed Sept. 26 to help with a project designed to improve wildlife habitat on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property near Eagle.The National Public Lands Day project will involve dismantling barbed wire fencing south of Eagle along Third Gulch. The fence is a hazard to wildlife and it […]

Will Vail really re-do its Town Hall?

By scott miller VAIL — After more than five years of ideas and false starts, Vail officials appear ready to take another shot at replacing the town’s municipal building.The current Town Hall dates to 1970, and the cinder-block structure was never meant to get as old as it has — Vail Town Council member Greg […]

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Young Colors offers kids’ clothing and accessories

By scott miller • Business name: Young Colors. • Location: Beaver Creek Village, next to the Covered Bridge• Date opened: July 10.• Owners: Robert and Donna Prescott.• Contact info: Call 970-423-1008 or email• What goods or services do you provide? We started Young Colors in 1998 with a dream to outfit children in fun, […]

Vail Valley public safety workers recognized

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Seven public safety professionals were recognized by the Eagle County Rotary Clubs of Eagle, Edwards and Vail and the Eagle County Public Safety Council at an awards dinner at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail on Sept. 10. Nominees were recognized for outstanding service to their communities and for their […]

Government Tracker: Vail continues budget talks

By scott miller Board: Vail Town Council, Tuesday afternoon’s work session.Present: Greg Moffet, Ludwig Kurz, Margaret Rogers, Dave Chapin, Dale Bugby and Mayor Andy Daly.Issue: The 2016 town budget, specifically, donations to various projects.Who they talked to: Representatives of the Vail Commission on Special Events, the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum, Town Finance Director Kathleen […]

Mikaela Shiffrin to sign autographs at Westin Riverfront in Avon

By Krista Driscoll The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa will host a special autograph session with resident gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin on Friday, Sept. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m.Vail Valley native Shiffrin, who won Olympic gold in Sochi and is the reigning World Cup slalom champion, will sign ski helmets and race photos for 45 […]

Relax, renew and restore with The Zen Project, presented by Eagle Yoga Fest

By Krista Driscoll Summer’s heat is falling away like golden autumn leaves, and with the new season, there’s softness to the air. The Zen Project, presented by Eagle Yoga Fest, is bringing specific attention to this tangible ease that is present in the weeks before the snow begins to fall. The three-day festival is in […]