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Habitat home dedication is Sunday

By Edward Stoner GYPSUM — Habitat for Humanity will hold a home dedication ceremony Sunday to honor five new homeowners at the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum. Habitat will recognize these families for their successful partnership with Habitat to build their houses and celebrate their new homes. The celebration begins at 2 p.m. at 99 [&hell

Vail Mountain opens for evening summer activities

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Evening summer operations started Thursday at Vail Mountain. Every Thursday through Saturday throughout the summer season, the Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for access to evening activities at Adventure Ridge and dinner at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant. Zipline for Kids Adventure [&hellip

Vail survey: More parking, better collaboration

By Melanie Wong VAIL — In a recent community survey of nearly 800 Vail residents, respondents told town officials about their top concerns and priorities for the town. The survey has also been conducted in 2007, 2010 and 2012 and includes both second-homeowners and full-time residents, as well as a handful of people who work […]

Vail Daily column: Freeway to skiing

By Edward Stoner This is about unanticipated consequences that began for skiing in the middle 1950s. That was when Alex Cushing, who owned Squaw Valley in California, put in a bid to host the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in 1960. At the time, Squaw Valley consisted of a handful of houses, three or four […]

Shelby Lynne performs as part of Reds, Whites & Brews American Made Festival in Avon Saturday

By caramie schnell AVON — Shelby Lynne is grateful. The singer-songwriter’s most recent release — a five-song EP that came out in December 2013 ­— is called “Thanks.” Lynne strives to embody a spirit of gratefulness every day, and she hopes others do the same. “There’s so much to be thankful for,” Lynne said. “We [&hell

Vail Daily fashion column: Fireworks and fashion for the Fourth

By caramie schnell As we salute the good ‘ol U.S. of A., it’s time to pledge your allegiance to patriotic-inspired looks that will give your Fourth of July soiree a star-spangled panache of its own. Whether you party it up by a mountain lake, sip cocktails on the Solaris terrace or indulge in a festive […]

WhatToDo releases online event listing tool

By Melanie Wong AVON — A free online tool from local events listing company WhatToDo will make it easier for Vail-area event producers to promote their events and streamline their information. The free system allows event producers to list unlimited events on the company’s network of websites using a web portal, then lets them track [&helli

Vail Daily column: Homeownership makes financial sense

By Edward Stoner Dear Joan, My husband and I are just moving to Eagle County because of my job. We have always wanted to live in this area, so we are very excited to start becoming a part of the community. We are, however, concerned about where we should live in this valley. We have […]

Vail Daily column: Rumors and myths about mortgage financing

By Edward Stoner As a mortgage professional, I spend a lot of time keeping up on my industry. In the past few years, there have been hundreds of changes brought on by dozens of new state and federal laws and regulations. I read online newspapers for my profession, go to webinars, get memos, share gossip […]

Vail Arts Festival celebrates three decades with works from more than 80 artists

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Over 80 artists have been selected to mark the homecoming of the Vail Arts Festival, taking place today through Sunday. The festival returns to the heart of the valley today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its 30th anniversary. Displays of […]