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Rider Cup fundraising event returns on July 12

By Edward Stoner BEAVER CREEK — This year, the annual Rider Cup charity fundraising event will be held July 12 at the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek. This dinner and dance event will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Items available in the auction include two 2015 Masters golf badges, […]

Watershed council adds staff member

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle River Watershed Council has announced the selection of Doug Serrill as projects and events coordinator, a new position at the Watershed Council. Serrill comes to the Watershed Council from the San Francisco Bay Area. There he managed native plant nurseries and coordinated community-based restoration projects

2 Do: Our picks for today in the Vail Valley

By Edward Stoner 1. Watch a lacrosse game — This year’s Vail Lacrosse Shootout is set to be among the best in the tournament’s 42-year history in Vail, as the Australian national team, the Israeli national team and the New Zealand national team will all be in Vail competing. Today’s matches take place at Edwards […]

Vail Daily travel feature: Myanmar’s sacred sites

By caramie schnell Venturing into the unknown is always daunting. When the unknown has been for the past 50 years one of the world’s most brutal military dictatorships and sorely lacking in tourism infrastructure, the level of anxiety rises. With Myanmar, formerly Burma, opening only recently to the world, information changes rapidly. Stories

Coulter aside, this is becoming a fun World Cup

By Chris Freud Oh, I do love Anne Coulter so. “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay,” the neocon columnist wrote three days ago. Really? Honestly, really? No, seriously … really? ‘The Redneck Riviera’ I watched Thursday’s USA-Germany game in, of all places, an airport bar in [&helli

River series: The state of the river

By Randy Wyrick Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series on the future of water in the West and the Colorado River. Information is from the State of the River meeting, presented by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District. EAGLE COUNTY — Metaphorically speaking, just because Southern California is in the […]

River series: The fight over water

By Randy Wyrick Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on the future of water in the West and the Colorado River. It’s from the State of the River meeting, presented by the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District. EAGLE COUNTY — We live in a semi-arid environment, but we love to […]

Cases of West Nile virus reported all around state

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Much as we loathe them, mosquitos are part of life here, especially following a wet winter. Most of us swat, swear and scratch when beset by the biting bugs. These days, though, it’s a good idea to stay un-bitten if possible, thanks to the possibility of contracting West Nile […]

Vail Daily column: Aerobatics in the Colorado skies

By Edward Stoner The common nighthawk is a medium-sized bird somewhat similar to an owl. Before taking on this species as the subject for a Curious Nature column, I hadn’t given this species much thought. However, I quickly realized that, despite the name, this bird was not all that commonly known. Nighthawks are crepuscular animals, [&hellip

Rooms getting scarce in Vail Valley for holiday weekend

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — If you’re coming to the Vail Valley during the Fourth of July weekend, then there are still a few hotel rooms and condos available. But it could be tough to find a room with a view of Thursday’s fireworks in Avon. Not quite a week from the holiday, rooms […]