Snow in the forecast

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — Early next week, a storm will bring fresh powder to Vail and Beaver Creek mountains, according to meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow.com.Most snowfall during the past 10 days has been focused in the Pacific Northwest and along the West Coast, but the coming storms are expected to move inland.At […]

How to be a ‘ski bum’: David Shearon chooses quality of life over money in the bank

By Krista Driscoll Editor’s note: This is the third article of a four-part series about Vail residents who have managed to balance careers with the “ski bum” lifestyle. It isn’t rare that David Shearon is staring down a three-digit bank account.“Right now, it is about quality of life over money in the bank,” Shearon said. […]

Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett bring classic Texas rock to Beaver Creek

By Krista Driscoll If you know anything about Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett, you probably know about the front porch. If you don’t, here’s the story: Back in the day, when Lovett and Keen were attending Texas A&M, Keen played and sang bluegrass music with a little four-piece band of fellow Aggies who called […]

Guitar virtuoso Warren Haynes coming to Beaver Creek

By Krista Driscoll BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center this week announced the addition of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Warren Haynes to its winter season on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the […]

VIDEO: First tracks at Vail under cloudy skies

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 Northwoods at Vail Mountain with a few members of the Vail Daily crew under cloudy skies. Vail Daily reporter Ross Leonhart is filming with […]

‘My favorite year, so far’

By Randy Wyrick DURANGO — A year ago, Bob Pietrack couldn’t get a return phone call from anyone but his mom.On Thursday, he did two TV interviews, a few print interviews, a couple of radio calls — and he still had to prepare his Fort Lewis College Skyhawks men’s basketball team for the Rocky Mountain […]

Shredding for the White House

By Randy Wyrick Mark Stewart is a conservative Democrat running for president because, “My Democrat Party is whacked.”“I’m a Democrat because the Democrats need the most help,” he said.Ski Country campaignAnd he’s running the best campaign ever.He started in New Hampshire because he’s from New Haven, Connecticut. He headed west to campaign in Colorado and […]