Maryland man survives ‘widow maker’ heart attack thanks to Vail man’s quick CPR

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — It had to be a miracle.There isn’t really a better explanation for how Peter Roskovich, of Salisbury, Maryland, survived a heart attack that caused him to lose consciousness and stop breathing on Vail Mountain, where he was snowboarding last week.The athletic, adventurous 50-year-old was in Vail with his nephew and […]

No one injured in contained blaze at Bellyache residence

By John LaConte WOLCOTT — A family of four was evacuated without injury Tuesday after a fire in their chimney filled the Bellyache area home with smoke. The Eagle River Fire Protection District was dispatched at 9:40 p.m. Upon arrival they discovered a working fire in the chimney of a wood burning fireplace insert, with […]

‘More than music’ festival proposed in Vail

By scott miller VAIL — This town and popular culture often have an uneasy relationship — as any number of concert-related police reports will confirm. A festival proposed for the summer of 2017 may alter that relationship.The Vail Valley Foundation has been working since the fall of 2015 with Bryan Gordon and other founders of […]

None injured in contained Bellyache chimney blaze

By John LaConte WOLCOTT — A family of four was evacuated without injury Tuesday after a fire in their chimney filled the Bellyache area home with smoke. The Eagle River Fire Protection District was dispatched at 9:40 p.m. Upon arrival they discovered a working fire in the chimney of a wood burning fireplace insert, with […]

GoPro Mountain Games adds enduro bike race in Eagle

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The GoPro Mountain Games are expanding this year, both in Vail and outside of town.The Vail Valley Foundation, the event organizer, Wednesday announced some new locations for the games — set this year for June 9-12. In Vail, there will be a new focus on expanding events into Lionshead […]

Donovan hosts Edwards event Saturday

By scott miller EDWARDS — State Sen Kerry Donovan will host a Saturday town hall in Edwards. Donovan will give an update on recent happenings at the Capitol and answer constituent questions. The event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the lecture hall at the Colorado Mountain College Edwards campus. … Source:: […]

Vail Daily column: College connects with vets

By Edward Stoner Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 2,300 veterans in Eagle County? This means that 4.5 percent of our county’s population has served in the military; this is only slightly smaller than the percentage of our population that is under the age of […]

Summer running series introduces new race

By Chris Freud VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s 2016 La Sportiva Trail Running Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield returns for its 20th season this summer with new courses and dates. As one of the oldest trail running series in Colorado, the seven-race series will feature singletrack, mountain roads and doubletrack […]

Devils fall to Indians in nonconference game

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — As The Shirelles taught us, “Mama said there’d be days like this.”Eagle Valley baseball can attest to that after Montrose scored 17 runs in the third inning as the Indians cruised to a 21-2 nonconference win on Wednesday over the Devils.The glass-is-half-full approach is that all the garbage is out […]

Beaver Creek to offer 1,200 acres until close

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — For the final week of winter operations at Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek is offering 1,196 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain on the mountain, including Rose Bowl and trails accessed from Birds of Prey Lift (No. 9), and Grouse Mountain Express (No. 10). Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy […]