Local stores celebrating Small Business Saturday

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — Black Friday and the following days are a busy time for many large, national retailers, but in Eagle County, a number of locally owned businesses are taking back part of the shopping week with Small Business Saturday.The campaign began in 2010 by American Express to show support for the […]

Local stores celebrate Small Business Saturday

By Melanie Wong EAGLE COUNTY — Black Friday and the following days are a busy time for many large, national retailers, but in Eagle County, a number of locally owned businesses are taking back part of the shopping week with Small Business Saturday.The campaign began in 2010 by American Express to show support for the […]

Avon to spend $35,000 re-creating Woodstock

By John LaConte AVON — Ever wonder what it would have been like to attend Woodstock? The town of Avon approved $35,000 in seed funding and use of the Avon Performance Pavilion at Harry A. Nottingham Park for a two-day festival called Coverstock Music & Art Festival to be held June 25-26. Coverstock, a tribute […]

Officials: Leak posed no danger to creek

By scott miller VAIL — This is a story that sounds much worse than it turned out to be: A stormwater drain pipe near Lionshead was found in October to be leaking diluted sewage into Gore Creek. That leak took weeks to isolate, but has now been stopped.Here’s what happened:During a river cleanup in September, […]

Mikaela Shiffrin’s GS victory slips away in Aspen

By DALE STRODE ASPEN — Close. So close.How close?Just two gates.Mikaela Shiffrin had victory and history in her grasp Friday afternoon in Aspen, charging to an apparent win in the World Cup giant slalom.But Shiffrin leaned in between the second and third gates from the finish line, slipping down on her side as she lost […]

Gut wins giant slalom as Shiffrin crashes near finish

By By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer ASPEN — Mikaela Shiffrin was just a few turns from winning a World Cup race at home for the first time. Shiffrin sensed victory. The crowd sensed victory. Even her competitors were basically resigned to her victory. And then she caught an edge and went down with the […]

Vonn: Fall in Aspen giant slalom was ‘super annoying’

By scott condon Lindsey Vonn took a hard fall but escaped injury on her first run of the women’s World Cup giant slalom in Aspen today, putting an abrupt end to her weekend.Vonn had previously said she wouldn’t ski the slalom races on Saturday and Sunday.She was more than half way through the course when […]

On the Hill: Great conditions at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Ledges run on Vail Mountain. Vail received a trace dusting of snow overnight, as well as snow during the day on Thursday, making […]

Vail Biff America column: Sunday service, Monday battles

By Krista Driscoll It would usually begin with an insult or some harsh words, perhaps a few shoves, and then someone would throw the first punch. Often, there would be no second punch, as friends, teachers, coaches would intercede. Mostly, it was little more than adolescent bravado and posturing.Occasionally, it would go down like in […]