Home sales strong — at $800,000 and less

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — After a slow-ish start to the year, the county’s real estate market seems to have rebounded. But more sales are generating dollar volume roughly equivalent to numbers recorded in 2015.According to the most recent data from Land Title Guarantee Co., transactions were fairly strong, compared to 2015, but dollar […]

Country’s best rafters will use Mountain Games as a tune up for national championships

By John LaConte VAIL ­— El Chupacabra is hungry.The local rafting duo is going for the win in the GoPro Mountain Games R2 downriver sprint this weekend, which happens to be the weekend before the six-man (R6) national championships in Salida.To get the win, the El Chupacabra team will have to take down last year’s […]

Vail to consider e-bike pilot program

By scott miller VAIL — The Vail Town Council will consider first reading of an ordinance that would allow the operation of electric assisted bicycles on designated recreation paths in Vail on a trial basis during its Tuesday meeting. Ordinance No. 9 is listed as action item 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at […]

Road work to cause delays in, near Vail

By scott miller VAIL — Aside from the underpass project between the main and west Vail Interstate 70 interchanges, the Colorado Department of Transportation has a couple of other projects in the area.On Tuesday and Wednesday, work on a new truck chain-up station will close the right shoulder on eastbound I-70 between the main and […]

Open house will discuss East Vail interchange

By scott miller VAIL — An open house is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Town of Vail Municipal Building to discuss proposed water quality projects and potential landscape improvements for the East Vail I-70 interchange. The town has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation for this project, as […]

Local inventor shows off innovative grilling system

By scott miller VAIL — Local residents Jan Strauch and his wife, Deborah Worley, are the founders of Charless Grilling Systems LLC, a locally owned company that is bringing to market a new outdoor barbecue grill with patented vertical-grilling technology. The inventors claims the grill totally eliminates flare-ups common in most other competitive models. The […]

Commercial real estate slows a bit in the valley

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Real estate stories are usually about residential areas — that’s where most of us live. But most of us work in commercial areas. That market is facing a few mild headwinds.According to a recent report from NAI Mountain Commercial, vacancies are ticking up in Vail, Avon and Beaver Creek. […]

Battle Mountain speech and debate team members are headed to the national meet

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Battle Mountain is a speech and debate school. Everyone else is just trying to keep up.A Battle Mountain speech and debater has qualified for the nationals three straight years. This year’s four-person contingent — Luke McKeever and Brooke Weller in duo interpretation, Hailea Stone in original oratory, and Sam Litt […]

Vail Christian excited about new headmaster

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — A new hand will be on the helm at Vail Christian High School.Steve O’Neill will replace outgoing headmaster Jeremy Lowe, who is headed to Dallas to take over Prince of Peace Christian School.O’Neill will oversee all operations beginning in August, for the Edwards-based school, which serves 160 students in grades […]

Firebird ‘not a typical’ USA Cycling event

By John LaConte EAGLE — The first USA Cycling sanctioned races to happen here in a while took place this weekend, representing another advancement in the area’s biking capacity.The Eagle Outside Festival’s Firebird race on Hardscrabble Mountain doubled as Colorado’s state championship cross-country race on Sunday. Top honors went to Howard Grotts, of Durango, and […]