Vail homeowners hear good economic news at annual meeting

By Melanie Wong VAIL — A Tuesday update for people who own homes here carried mostly good news, from the overall economy to the strength of the real estate market.The annual meeting of the Vail Homeowners Association — almost always held around the Christmas holiday season — usually brings the town’s business and political leaders […]

Root & Flower in Vail Village offers extensive wine list, eclectic cocktails, ever-changing food menu

By Krista Driscoll Word on the street says there’s a new wine bar in Vail Village. While “wine bar” might be a limited descriptor for a place that touches on nearly every aspect of high-quality food and drink, the light twinkling through the window beyond the lettering of Root & Flower in the newly renovated […]

Osprey at Beaver Creek debuts Fireside Grill, with new chef, new menu

By Krista Driscoll BEAVER CREEK — The Osprey at Beaver Creek recently announced the debut of the resort’s new restaurant, The Osprey Fireside Grill, and the appointment of Conor Shedor to executive chef. Shedor will bring his knowledge and experience with international cuisine to the restaurant’s reimagined menus.“I’m eager to begin this new phase in […]

Eagle Town Board racks up closed-door discussion time

By Pam Boyd EAGLE —The Eagle Town Board spent nearly 12 hours in executive session last year.That’s more than three times the amount of time that the 2013 town board spent behind closed doors and more than six times the amount of time the 2011 board adjourned. It’s also more than twice the amount of […]

Can the pot industry one day rival skiing?

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Skiing is king in the Vail Valley — always has been. But will it always be so? Winter sports will probably always dominate the Vail Valley’s economy. Despite years of effort, the town of Vail collects about 70 percent of its annual sales taxes during the ski season. That […]

VIDEO: Soft snow in Siberia Bowl 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 Siberia Bowl on Vail Mountain, which has received nearly 2 feet of new snow in the last week. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses […]

Eight displaced following Avon grease fire

By Melanie Wong AVON – An unattended pan left on the stove overheated and caused a grease fire, displacing the residents of two Avon apartments last night. At approximately 8 p.m., Eagle River Fire Protection District (ERFPD) was dispatched to a report of a sprinkler flow alarm at the Buffalo Ridge apartments on Swift Gulch […]

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue lands $1M donation

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE – Mountain Valley Horse Rescue has been quietly running a capital campaign since spring 2014.That “yee haw!” you heard was the joyful noise of them busting out of the silent phase, after they got word that the Shaw Family Foundation was granting them $1 million. Their goal is to raise $2 […]

Vail Daily column: How do restraining orders work?

By Melanie Wong In human relationships, sometimes things go bad. Particularly volatile, it seems, are intimate relationships, at times between friends or business partners, but more often when domestic bonds take a turn for the worse. Too often, there is violence and/or threats. Commonly, when a former love finds a new paramour, passions can erupt. […]

Synergy in Avon offers mindfulness-based meditation in Yoga Nidra workshop

By Krista Driscoll AVON — Explore the depths of deep relaxation and tranquility by dropping below your thinking mind and entering a zero-stress zone with the Yoga Nidra workshop on Sunday, Jan. 3, at Synergy Center for Wellness in Avon.According to The American Institute of Stress, stress is the leading cause of disease. It is […]