Honor hiking etiquette on the trails

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — With three wilderness areas surrounding the Vail Valley, there’s plenty of hikes to explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and also plenty of people hitting the trails. Knowing proper hiking etiquette enhances the experience for everyone out wandering.“The big message is leave no trace,” said Nate Goldberg, director of […]

VIDEO: Talking with longtime Burton man John Damiano at the Blizzard Sale

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte catches up with John Damiano, a longtime Burton employee, and talks fashion and function at the annual Blizzard Sale in Vail Village, which runs through Aug. […]

Vail International Dance Festival company-in-residence BalletX performs July 31

By Krista Driscoll Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Vail Dance.VAIL — For more than a decade, BalletX has stretched ballet beyond traditional boundaries, into a new movement language that fuses classical and contemporary ballet with everything from jazz to hip-hop.The 10 dancers of BalletX all possess a rare combination of impeccable traditional ballet […]

Timothy Standring to speak about 19th century artist Edgar Degas at Vail Symposium

By Krista Driscoll VAIL — Being neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, Edgar Degas worked fearlessly, passionately and determinedly in a vast array of media, from etchings and monotypes to pastels and oils, sculpture and even photography. Visiting Vail to make an introduction to the French artist is Timothy J. […]

20-acre wildfire near Carbondale prompts evacuations

By RANDY ESSEX A wildfire that grew to 20 acres Friday afternoon in the lower Crystal River Valley prompted the evacuation of a housing area and campground and closed Colorado 133.At about 9:30 p.m. the crews concluded fire fighting efforts for the night, leaving an engine, crew and a Pitkin County deputy to patrol the […]

Bank robbed on Glenwood’s bustling Grand Avenue

By RANDY ESSEX As tourists and downtown workers crowded Glenwood Springs sidewalks at 5:30 p.m. Friday, a man robbed a bank at the town’s busiest intersection and fled on foot down Grand Avenue.Police Chief Terry Wilson said a white man “wearing a really odd straw bucket hat and big sunglasses, so he was very concealed,” […]

Cause of Red Table Fire cannot be determined

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The cause of the Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake cannot be definitively determined, according to acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville.The Red Table Fire consumed 26 acres after it was first reported July 13. The blaze was fully contained five days later after response from local, state and […]

Report recommends no Metcalf Drainage trails

By John LaConte AVON — When the idea for more hiking and mountain biking trails in town was proposed on June 15, the community reacted with concern for wildlife.Local resident Dave Petrowski said the Metcalf drainage area, above the hairpin turn on Metcalf Road, is a common area for deer to give birth.“I love the […]

Cause of Red Table Fire can’t be determined

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — The cause of the Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake cannot be definitively determined, according to acting Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville.The Red Table Fire consumed 26 acres after it was first reported July 13. The blaze was fully contained five days later after response from local, state and […]

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Cruising with the Vail Valley Vixens

By Ross Leonhart It’s only their second season, but the Vail Valley Vixens membership is climbing to new heights. This all-female group catering to road and mountain bikers alike welcomes women of all ages and abilities and teaches them something along the way. Recently, the Vail Vixens hosted their biggest group yet during their morning […]