Vail Daily column: Spin doctors ruling the airwaves

By Edward Stoner Why do so many groups waste our time attempting to put positive spins on such negative situations?I mean, seriously, what is the actual point?All of the “lipstick on a pig” metaphors mean diddly unless we, as a national consciousness, are willing to understand the truth behind the make-believe curtain of goodness that […]

Vail Daily column: Alzheimer’s and supplements

By Edward Stoner Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part column on Alzheimer’s disease.I would like to preface the following information by stating, supplements will not cure or keep Alzheimer’s disease from occurring. However, they may assist in mitigating the development of the disease.In my last article, I presented quite a bit […]

Locals win national rafting title

By John LaConte SALIDA — Hailing from Eagle County, the 9 Ball team of whitewater rafters won the six-person national championships Saturday. In addition to the glory of calling themselves the best in the U.S., the win also qualifies the locals to compete in the 2017 World Championships on the Yoshino River in Japan.“It was […]

Hundreds gather to celebrate Bud Gates

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Hundreds came to say goodbye Monday to George “Bud” Gates: husband, father, rancher, public servant and unabashed Christian.They prayed, they sang —“What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.” They laughed, they cried, they broke bread together — all the things families do when […]

Bike to Work Day is set to take place Wednesday

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Wednesday, June 22, is Colorado Bike to Work Day and people are encouraged to bike ride or walk to work that day. The citizen volunteer ECO Trails Committee, along with Pedal Power, the towns of Gypsum, Eagle, Avon and Vail and several other local businesses are supporting this event […]

Vail tree giveaway ends Friday

By scott miller VAIL —The town of Vail is sponsoring the distribution and giveaway of 100 native tree and shrub species as part of the annual Trees for Vail program. Through June 24 — or until all the trees are gone — Vail residents or property owners who show proof of Vail residency will be […]

Hundreds celebrate Bud Gates

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Hundreds came to say goodbye Monday to George “Bud” Gates: husband, father, rancher, public servant and unabashed Christian.They prayed, they sang —“What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.” They laughed, they cried, they broke bread together — all the things families do when […]

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Wednesday, June 22, is Colorado Bike to Work Day and people are encouraged to bike ride or walk to work that day. The citizen volunteer ECO Trails Committee, along with Pedal Power, the towns of Gypsum, Eagle, Avon and Vail and several other local businesses are supporting this event […]

Eagle set to debate judge’s discretionary fines practice

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — When someone runs afoul of the municipal rules in Eagle, chances are that indiscretion will end up helping out a needy kid or senior citizen in the community.That’s the way things have worked since Eagle Municipal Judge Buck Allen took over the bench in 1999 and that’s the way the […]

Vail’s new skate park up and on the grind

By John LaConte VAIL — By now you may have heard the kick and pop of skateboards in the Lionshead Village parking structure.It’s a beautiful sound, especially for those who have seen the park through from design to grind. Located inside the structure in space between parking areas which was previously unused, the skate park […]