What U.S. Women’s Soccer teaches us about preps

By Chris Freud So, the one of the biggest locks for gold at the Rio Olympics went bust as the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team lost to Sweden, 2-1, and, 4-3, on penalty kicks on Friday.About the only more surprising thing that could haven would be for men’s basketball, the latest incarnation of “The Dream Team,” […]

Hopper time: Break it down

By Chris Freud Each year during late summer on the rivers around Vail, many anglers and the trout they are targeting begin to focus on the annual grasshopper hatch. This year, the hopper fishing has already been good and it will continue to produce good dry fly-fishing for anglers on the Eagle, Colorado and Roaring […]

Council seeks input on proposed tax hike

By scott miller VAIL — The Vail Town Council is seeking public input on a potential November ballot question to increase the town’s current 4 percent lift ticket tax. The discussion will take place during the Tuesday evening town council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The item is […]

Council seeks tax hike input

By scott miller VAIL — The Vail Town Council is seeking public input on a potential November ballot question to increase the town’s current 4 percent lift ticket tax. The discussion will take place during the Tuesday evening town council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The item is […]

Vail council seeks tax hike input Tuesday

By scott miller VAIL — The Vail Town Council is seeking public input on a potential November ballot question to increase the town’s current 4 percent lift ticket tax. The discussion will take place during the Aug. 16 evening town council meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The item […]

Eagle fire chief arrested, charged with stealing $120,000 from city of Sterling

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Greater Eagle Fire Department’s recently hired fire chief was arrested Thursday night, charged with stealing more than $120,000 from the city of Sterling between 2010 and 2015.Kurt Vogel, and his wife, Hope, face felony charges of theft, attempt to influence a public servant, official misconduct and forgery, according to a […]

Hotel, housing planned for Roost Lodge site in Vail

By scott miller VAIL — Vail needs hotel rooms, apartments and parking. A Chicago-area developer believes he can deliver healthy doses of all three to the town, perhaps as soon as late 2018.The Harp Group, a Chicago-area hospitality development company, has for a few years owned roughly two acres of property in West Vail, the […]

Building bridges: Battle Mountain grad working in Rwanda with Bridges to Prosperity

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — In a world with too many walls, Brooke Segerberg is building bridges.The Battle Mountain High School Class of 2007 alumna is in Rwanda working as an engineer for Bridges to Prosperity, a nonprofit serving on an international level. “Working in any developing country has its ups and downs,” Segerberg […]

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Peck, Fairchild celebrate real-life fairy tale

By Ross Leonhart In ballet, the pas de deux literally means “step of two,” where a pair of dancers are on stage together performing a rehearsed routine. In a grande pas de deux there are five parts: the entree, adagio, two variations and the coda, and during this dance, the pair of dancers almost become […]

Donald Trump to stump in Aspen

By RICK CARROLL Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Aspen on Aug. 25 for a private fundraiser commanding as much as $25,000 per couple.The Pitkin County Republicans made the announcement Thursday in an email blast.“The fundraiser will be primarily for the Republican National Committee and for Trump,” said Pitkin County […]