And the fall season is off to a flying start

By Chris Freud We’ve had all of about four days of high school sports and we already have some bubbling issues. To the Batmobile, everyone.Devils soccerFrom a writing standpoint, the one thing about which I smacked my head after I filed the story of Eagle Valley nipping Battle Mountain, 2-1, on Tuesday night was that […]

Vail Mountain School unveils new turf field

By Chris Freud VAIL — Vail Mountain School officially opened the new Bandoni Alumni Field on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to kick off the Gore Rangers’ home opener against the Battle Mountain boys soccer team. Head of school Mike Imperi, along with VMS students Colin Glackin, Drew Johnson, Dylan Levine, and Theo Marston, cut […]

Pro, con statements sought for ballots

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County will ask voters to consider a 0.3 percent sales tax to support affordable housing, as well as the expansion of the open space program to allow for trail construction and bonding authority to complete the Eagle Valley Trail.County officials are now soliciting pro and con statements on […]

Pro, con ballot issues statements sought

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County will ask voters to consider a .3 percent sales tax to support affordable housing, as well as the expansion of the open space program to allow for trail construction and bonding authority to complete the Eagle Valley Trail.County officials are now soliciting pro and con statements on […]

Harrison Fast’s body coming home after fatal crash last March in Switzerland

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Harrison Fast lived up to his name, right to the end.Fast, 28, a local parasailer and speed flyer, went missing March 26 when he and some friends were speed flying in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region — pronounced “Young Frau,” a 11,333-foot peak. Speed flying involves flying a small fabric wing […]

Can Vail deed-restrict 1,000 units in 10 years?

By scott miller VAIL — Housing here has always been a problem. Now, Vail’s planning staff and members of the town’s housing authority think they have a way to fundamentally change the town’s approach.The Vail Town Council at its Sept. 6 meeting will get its first in-depth look at a comprehensive housing plan called “Vail […]

Two more women sue Vail doctor claiming false MS diagnoses

By Edward Stoner DENVER — Two more women have filed separate federal civil lawsuits against a former Vail doctor, joining a growing number of his former patients claiming he misdiagnosed them with incurable multiple sclerosis and then treated them for years with invasive medications that caused severe side effects.Lawsuits on behalf of Christine Henson and […]

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Linger on Sundays with brunch at La Tour

By Ross Leonhart When’s the last time you went to brunch? In a world where we try to fit in as many events and activities in one day, it may seem a bit strange to slow things down a bit and enjoy, even linger, during mealtime. But that’s the beauty of brunch. It’s meant to […]

County commissioners will ask voters two tax questions

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Eagle County voters, they’re all yours.At Tuesday’s meeting, the county commissioners put two tax questions on the November ballot:A sales tax projected to generate $5.4 million annually for workforce housing if passed.Voter approval to borrow up to $19.95 million to finish the Eagle County Trail from Vail Pass to Dotsero, […]

Local Taylor Seaton talks ‘The Perfect Hip,’ upcoming season preparations

By John LaConte Avon resident Taylor Seaton will leave for New Zealand this week to begin preparations for the upcoming competition season. The 26-year-old halfpipe skier has been starting his competition seasons in New Zealand for 10 consecutive years now, and he says last season was his best yet, participating in events like X Games, […]