Shiffrin conquers Aspen World Cup slalom

By Chris Freud ASPEN — Finally. The streak is over.Mikaela Shiffrin broke the international grip on ski racing in Aspen with a demonstrative victory Saturday in the World Cup slalom at Aspen Mountain.Shiffrin, who nearly won Friday’s giant slalom, left no doubt Saturday when she dominated both slalom runs.No late-race flubs this time.Shiffrin, the three-time […]

Program offers free energy improvements

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — We all know about the cost of living in mountain resort areas. Home lighting and heating can be a particular surprise for newcomers. A new program for lower-middle-income residents aims to help ease that particular strain.The local Energy Smart Colorado program — a joint effort that includes several other […]

Vail Daily column: Feeders help birds brave the winter

By Edward Stoner Winter, oh winter, you’re almost here.Let’s raise up our glasses for a frosty Colorado cheer!We cheer to skiing, mittens, cocoa and more,But one more thing we cannot ignore —Our birds that stay and brave the cold Are in need of our help, is what I am told. So here is this article […]

Shiffrin uses blazing final run to win World Cup slalom

By By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer ASPEN, Colo. — Mikaela Shiffrin shook off the disappointment of a fall the day before and turned in two blistering runs to win a World Cup slalom by 3.07 seconds Saturday, the largest margin of victory in the history of the women’s discipline. The reigning Olympic and world […]

Vail Daily travel: Southern coastlines, cuisine and estates in Savannah and Charleston

By Krista Driscoll Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part travel series about Charleston, South Carolina. Read the first article at www.vaildaily.com.Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, may be located in different states, but when it comes to coastlines, cuisine and estates seeped in Southern charm, the borderlines begin to blur.Life along […]

Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Homebrew Competition accepting entries

By Krista Driscoll Each January, Vail’s Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival brings dozens of brewers and hundreds of artfully crafted beers to the valley, but it’s not all about the pros. The festival also hosts an annual Homebrew Competition — with a small twist.“Our competition is unique to homebrew competitions because we limit it […]

On the Hill: Powder day at Beaver Creek

By Ross Leonhart On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Ross Leonhart reports from the opening of Centennial at Beaver Creek with snow falling Saturday morning. … Source:: Vail Daily Feed