School district seeking input about facilities plan

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County school district wraps up a series of community meetings Tuesday as it tries to figure out how to catch up with a years-long backlog of building maintenance.The school district is creating a facility master plan to address the physical condition and lifespan of existing buildings, identify […]

Session can help ease parent/teen stress

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — It’s no secret that kids are under a lot of stress these days. A plethora of standardized school testing and the “Race to Nowhere” phenomenon has created a generation of kids who feel enormous pressure to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.“Defining Mindfulness and Reducing Stress” is […]

Snowstorm boosts Vail’s upcoming opening day

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Vail Mountain’s opening day looks like it’s going to be a good one — at least for those who take care of themselves on the roads.Another big snowstorm rolled through the Vail Valley Monday, leaving anywhere from a few to several inches of snow, with more on the way […]

Eagle Town Board suspends manager

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — After a special executive session held Monday morning, the Eagle Town Board has suspended Town Manager Jon Stavney and reportedly launched the process to terminate his employment.A sparsely worded statement issued late Monday afternoon said the town board had “voted unanimously to suspend Jon Stavney from his position as town […]

Vail health feature: Diet is just as important as exercise to a man’s health

By Krista Driscoll Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-part series on men’s health.You can’t exercise away a bad diet. “You literally are what you eat,” said Dr. Dennis Lipton, an internist at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “Your body takes your food and turns it into the muscles, bones, blood vessels […]

Homestake Peak School Lower School Drama Club presents Disney’s ‘The AristoCats Kids’

By Krista Driscoll EAGLE-VAIL — On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Homestake Peak School Lower School Drama Club will present Disney’s production of “The AristoCats Kids.” For the past several weeks, 26 children in grades three through five have been rehearsing diligently for this one-time, 30-minute, all-ages musical performance. In Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids,” Madame’s jealous […]

Vail offers battery recycling free of cost through Friday

By Melanie Wong VAIL — In honor of America Recycles Day, the Town of Vail will be accepting alkaline batteries to be recycled for free this week. Batteries may be dropped off at the Community Development Department offices, 75 S. Frontage Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. […]

Vail offers free battery recycling

By Melanie Wong VAIL — In honor of America Recycles Day, the Town of Vail will be accepting alkaline batteries to be recycled for free this week. Batteries may be dropped off at the Community Development Department offices, 75 S. Frontage Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. […]