Mountain Pulse: Helmet usage increases across US ski resorts

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — Some call them hard hats; others call them brain buckets. Whatever the term, helmets are proving to be hip across the nation.According to the National Ski Areas Association, helmet usage has increased for the 13th straight year, from 25 percent of skiers and snowboarders using helmets in 2002 to […]

Eagle Valley at Battle Mountain hoops, Round 2

By Chris Freud One of the great traditions of all things Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley is that the two schools are constantly shadowboxing each other.The first question I get after a game from any Battle Mountain coach or player, regardless the sport, is, “How did Eagle Valley do?” (And vice-versa.)If every kid in this […]

Meetings to deal with school district funding

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — The school district has said clearly and repeatedly that it needs more money and will likely ask you for it.Determining how much and how it would be spent is the goal of four town hall meetings scheduled over the next two weeks.“As we consider the viability of a possible bond […]

Schools’ town hall meetings to deal with maintenance, money

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — The school district has said clearly and repeatedly that it needs more money, and would likely ask you for it.Determining how much and how it would be spent is the goal of four town hall meetings scheduled over the next two weeks.“As we consider the viability of a possible bond […]

Hospital CEO explains expansion plans

By scott miller AVON — Vail Valley Medical Center has started been renovated and re-arranged any number of times in its 50 years. Now, work has begun on the biggest expansion yet, a $200 million, four-year project at the hospital’s main campus in Vail.Vail Valley Medical Center CEO Doris Kirchner every year hosts several “state […]

Vail Daily Hits and Misses

By Edward Stoner Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included.MISS: From a reader to “allowing your dog to chase wildlife.”HIT: To the Broncos clawing their way to another Super Bowl. Just enough offense and just enough defense, and there you go. […]

Government Tracker: Minturn delays term-limit discussion

By Ross Leonhart Board: Minturn Town Council, evening meeting, Jan. 20.Present: George Brodin, Shelley Bellm, Earle Bidez, Jason Osborne, John Rosenfeld, Matt Scherr and Mayor Hawkeye Flaherty.Issue: Term limits for mayor and council members.What they talked about: While all of the council members are for term limits, the majority concluded that there is not enough […]

Vail Daily column: Good news for skiers, and good news for rivers

By Edward Stoner An assumption could be made that Coloradans are more attuned to their weather surroundings than are most other people in the country. That’s why the words “El Nino” inspire such a sense of hope and anticipation when uttered to the wishful ears of ski-hungry Coloradans. Instead of visions of sugarplums, it’s visions […]

Vail sking feature: Tips and tricks to most past the skier’s plateau

By Phil Lindeman Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on building skills and breaking bad habits.It’s happened to everyone. For the first time since you stepped on snow, you’ve reached the limit of your skiing knowledge and just can’t seem to get better. It happens to beginners and experts and […]

Eagle Public Library hosts teen writing workshop with Heather Sappenfield

By Krista Driscoll EAGLE — Teens, is there a type of story you crave? When you finish reading one, do you search for another like it? Or is there a type of story you wish someone had written? Local award-winning author Heather Sappenfield will reveal how authors create story elements you love, and then show […]