With history in mind, riders hit Camp Hale

By Chris Freud CAMP HALE — There are a lot of bike races locally, but not many with a history like Wednesday’s.The Camp Hale Hup, the latest in the 2016 VRD Westin Athletic Club Mountain Bike Race Series, took riders through a former World War II training facility that used to house as many as […]

Local siblings competing for more national triathlon titles

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Sibling rivalries seem pointless in the Diemar home.Sure, Jack, Coco or Hayley Diemar could pipe up at dinner with, “I’m a national champion!”But they all are, multiple times.The Diemar trio will be in West Chester, Ohio, this weekend to compete against the best youth and junior triathletes from around the […]

Gun safety group meeting Thursday in Avon

By Ross Leonhart AVON — As part of Every Town for Gun Safety, formed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America was created to advocate for stronger gun laws and policies.The group was formed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting and is mobilizing mothers […]

Vail wants to be a ‘Sustainable Destination’; meeting is Thursday

By scott miller VAIL — The town of Vail and Walking Mountains Science Center invite the public to give feedback on the Vail Sustainable Destination Project during a free lunch and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Grand View room on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Vail […]

Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation had scheduled a highway closure for that date, but, helicopter operations for rockfall mitigation were cancelled due to challenging downdrafts. “Future closures in the canyon will now be scheduled to complete the necessary rockfall […]

One dead in accident near Rifle

By WILL GRANDBOIS A man was ejected and killed Wednesday afternoon after his two-door car rolled over on Interstate 70 near Rifle, according to Rifle Police Chief John Dyer. Eastbound I-70 was closed for about an hour ending shortly after 5 p.m. following the accident. Rifle police, Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of […]

Frisco attorney seeks district attorney job

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Sanam Mehrnia said the District Attorney’s Office is over-criminalizing people, while not providing any resources to help them, and that’s why she’s running for district attorney.Mehrnia, 33, has been a Colorado attorney since 2009. Before that she was with the Arizona federal public defenders office while in law school, handling […]

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Rodeo stars start young with 4-H

By Ross Leonhart The Eagle County Fair and Rodeo dates back to 1939 when hundreds of folks from the region came to the county to share in a day of competition and camaraderie. Along with the ropin’ and wranglin’, the 4-H exhibits featured livestock, arts and crafts. Housed in the Eagle River Center, the 4-H […]

Gypsum condemnation threat draws heated opposition

By Pam Boyd GYPSUM — People get angry at municipal governments when actions related to “condemnation” or “eminent domain” are in play, as Gypsum officials learned Tuesday night.In a 5-1 vote, the council passed an ordinance approved acquisition or condemnation of property belonging to Clearwater Ventures LLC, the entity that owns the land where the […]