Locals find glory at Youth Olympics in Norway

By John LaConte OSLO, Norway — Both stoked and succinct, Jake Pates said he was excited to be an Olympic champion on Sunday.And after receiving a score of 93 in the snowboarding halfpipe competition at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games, it’s a title he has now earned.The Youth Olympic Games are the greatest innovation […]

Groups seek to link Vail Valley’s soft trails

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Backcountry adventure today requires skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles. But when the snow melts and the weather warms, getting into the backcountry can require only a good pair of shoes — if you know where to go.Momentum is building to improve the Vail Valley’s network of soft-surface trails. The goal […]

Groups seek to link valley’s soft trails

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Backcountry adventure today requires skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles. But when the snow melts and the weather warms, getting into the backcountry can require only a good pair of shoes — if you know where to go.Momentum is building to improve the Vail Valley’s network of soft-surface trails. The goal […]

Mountain bike dog attack case ends with $1 million settlement

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Renee Legro topped the final hill of a Camp Hale mountain bike race, and found herself riding in the middle of a herd of sheep.If you’re a Great Pyrenees guard dog, a human on a bike looks like a predator among your sheep, and you kill predators.Legro was attacked […]

Eagle Valley Library District offers Reading Buddies Program

By Krista Driscoll AVON — The Reading Buddies Program pairs teen volunteers (grades nine through 12) with younger children (grades one through three) for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week for eight weeks. Big Buddies receive training at the beginning of the program and throughout the session. In addition to helping a […]

Best-selling author Bill Bryson comes to Vilar Center in Beaver Creek

By Krista Driscoll In the world of writers, Bill Bryson is a man for all seasons. It’s a combination of his curiosity, keen observations and joy of discovery that, at once, entertains and educates readers worldwide. He’s written books on subjects from science, travel and the English language to the history of the home, always […]

VIDEO: Valentine’s Day run down Gold Dust 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 Gold Dust at Beaver Creek with snow clouds looming and a chance of snow into the afternoon and evening. Vail Daily reporter Ross Leonhart […]