Why the Broncos aren’t making the playoffs

By Chris Freud The Denver Broncos will not repeat as Super Bowl champions.Only three teams have repeated in the last 25 years — the evil Cowboys, Elway’s Broncos, and, certainly in local eyes, the evil Patriots. And the Pats last did it 12 years ago. The NFL is all about parity and makes it all […]

Here’s why the Broncos aren’t making the playoffs

By Chris Freud The Denver Broncos will not repeat as Super Bowl champions.Only three teams have repeated in the last 25 years — the evil Cowboys, Elway’s Broncos, and, certainly in local eyes, the evil Patriots. And the Pats last did it 12 years ago. The NFL is all about parity and makes it all […]

Bustang expands mountain bus service between Vail, Denver

By scott miller DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is increasing its bus service on the Interstate 70 mountain corridor. Beginning Sept. 11, Bustang will begin providing more options and flexibility for travelers by offering supplemental service between Vail and Denver. Expanding the west Bustang line reflects the department’s continued effort to connect Coloradans […]

Supreme Court will hear Aspen bag-fee case

By RICK CARROLL The Colorado Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will entertain arguments from a nonprofit that claims the city’s 20-cent charge on disposable paper bags at Aspen’s two supermarket should have gone to voters.Both the Colorado Court of Appeals and the 9th Judicial District Judge previously ruled that the fee is constitutional and did […]

Avon man sentenced for selling cocaine

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Charlie Ross is not in the Philippines, so at least he has that in his favor.Ross, 46, pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution and will spend three years in a Colorado prison. It could be worse. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered drug dealers shot. So far, around 2,500 have […]

Vail Valley hovers near ‘red flag’ fire risk

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — With fall weather creeping into the valley, fire danger usually rises. That danger has spiked this week.The National Weather Service Tuesday issued a red flag fire warning for much of northwest Colorado. That warning is issued due to “critical fire weather conditions.” This week, those conditions came about due […]

Vail Symposium to host ‘Perils of Human Trafficking’ event Thursday

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Here are couple things you probably didn’t know about human trafficking, but should:• There are approximately between 20 million and 30 million slaves in the world today and, according to the U.S. State Department.• 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year.• Of these people, 80 percent […]

The perils of human trafficking

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Here are couple things you probably didn’t know about human trafficking, but should:• There are approximately between 20 million and 30 million slaves in the world today and, according to the U.S. State Department.• 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year.• Of these people, 80 percent […]

Hanging Lake Trail closed Saturday for maintenance

By Ross Leonhart EAGLE COUNTY — Members from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will host their annual Hanging Lake Trail workday on Saturday to help the U.S. Forest Service with maintenance. The trail will be closed to hikers.Approximately 130,000 visitors climb the 1.2 miles to see the lake every year, and that number is on the […]

Lost Solar fire following natural course

By Ross Leonhart MEEKER — Smoke from the Lost Solar fire is visible in Eagle County as it has grown in acreage since Tuesday due to weather and conditions to about 2,024 acres.The fire has been burning since Aug. 8, and due to its remote location in the Flat Tops Wilderness and its natural ignition, […]