Public invited to Vail housing project forum

By scott miller VAIL — Town officials have been talking for months about what Vail’s latest for-sale affordable housing project should look like. Now it’s time for resident to weigh in.The town will hold an open house meeting on Thursday to talk about what should be built on the 3.6-acre Chamonix site in West Vail, […]

Eagle County Schools cancel Tuesday classes due to weather

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County Schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 2, due to weather. After-school and evening activities are also canceled.All staff should stay home unless otherwise directed to report by their supervisor, the school district said.Please check www.eagleschools.net later for updates about rescheduled events. … Source:: Vail Daily Feed       

Another 10-20 inches of snow expected for Vail

By Edward Stoner VAIL — A winter storm warning is in effect for Vail, with 10-20 inches of snow expected through Tuesday morning.Vail Mountain reported 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours as of Monday at 5 a.m., with 22 inches in past seven days.Beaver Creek reported 4 inches new, with 19 […]

Housing meeting spotlights problems

By scott miller EDWARDS — Soup and sandwiches will generally get people to turn out on a Thursday night. But it takes talk about housing to fill a room.The Eagle County commissioners Thursday hosted the first of what they say will be several “community conversations” about housing and other topics. A group of people ranging […]

Slideshow: Mountain lion near Edwards

By Edward Stoner A mountain lion walks along a hillside near Squaw Creek Road in Edwards on Wednesday. Local photographer Rick Spitzer spotted the cat from the road and photographed it from about 150 feet away. Mountain lions — generally elusive — have been spotted across the county this winter and have killed three dogs […]

VIDEO: Blizzard not letting up at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: During heavy powder conditions, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Siberia Bowl on Vail Mountain which has seen a foot and a half of new snow in the last 36 […]

Slideshow: Mountain lion in Edwards area

By Edward Stoner A mountain lion walks along a hillside near Squaw Creek Road in Edwards on Wednesday. Local photographer Rick Spitzer spotted the cat from the road and photographed it from about 150 feet away. Mountain lions — generally elusive — have been spotted across the county this winter and have killed three dogs […]

Vail health column: The great altitude debate: Hydration versus oxygen

By Krista Driscoll Visitors to the Vail Valley quite frequently confuse the symptoms of dehydration with those of high-altitude sickness, especially at 5,000 to 8,000 feet, where dehydration is responsible for far more illness than oxygen insufficiency. Never the less, when the symptoms of headache, fatigue, nausea, lightheadedness and muscle soreness set in, vacationers inundated […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks about technology addiction Thursday in Edwards

By Krista Driscoll Chances are that on the gondola this morning, the bus ride into town or maybe even in the neighboring car during the commute, at least one person was fiddling with his or her cellphone. Mindless, compulsive, obnoxious or necessary, the relationship that the world’s population has developed with its cellphones is one […]

Marolt brothers Skiing at the highest extremes

By Edward Stoner The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure and features a treasure trove of ski history […]