Drug bust on I-70 near Gypsum yields 13 pounds of fentanyl pills
On Wednesday, March 8, the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team contacted a vehicle that was headed east on Interstate 70 near Gypsum for traffic violations. After the multi-jurisdictional team’s responders observed further criminal activity, a K-9 unit was deployed. According to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office media release Friday, the K-9 alerted his handler near the back door on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Time Machine: 40 years ago, Ravinos find new location after being banished from Vail Mountain
Vail was nearly at capacity as Easter and Spring Break crowds arrived in town. “100 percent is about as full as something gets, and the Vail Valley is very close to that this week,” the Vail Daily reported. “A combination of a traditional spring break week, along with Holy Week, the week before Easter, has filled rooms throughout the Vail Valley. Add in the annual Vail Film Festival, and this week could be the high-water mark for the entire ski season.”
Ask Eartha: It’s time for spring cleaning, so what do I do with all of these skis and snowboards?
Dear Eartha, it’s time for spring cleaning. I’m inundated with old skis and snowboards. Can I donate these? What are my options?. Spring has officially arrived, and, if you’re like me, you’ve got the itch to jumpstart your spring-cleaning projects and declutter your gear while transitioning to the new season. Funny enough, questions about donating skis and snowboards are one of the top inquiries fielded by the folks at the High Country Conservation Center.
Reducing wildlife collisions
An organization called Roaring Fork Safe Passages has raised the funds needed to commence a study on prioritizing where improvements would reduce wildlife and vehicle collisions. The analysis will build on recently completed studies to identify priority highway segments for reducing collisions and improve opportunities for wildlife movement on Highways...
Summit County commissioners to vote on noise ordinance changes
The Summit Board of County Commissioners will weigh changes to the county’s noise ordinance in an upcoming April meeting. Commissioners held a first hearing and discussion on the changes during a March 14 meeting where Deputy County Attorney Keely Ambrose described the effort as a clean up to existing legislation. She said the changes would improve enforcement and clarify rules that have been in place for 23 years.
The runway to Project Funway: Eagle County schools host their own spin-offs before the main event
While the Education Foundation of Eagle County’s Project Funway has been a predominant event in the valley for over a decade, in recent years local schools have begun to duplicate it, bringing fashion design into their curriculum. Project Funway is one of EFEC’s largest fundraisers each year, enabling it...
Summit County’s housing market continues to see transactions slow down as prices remain high
The number of homes sold in Summit County is continuing to decrease each month, a trend that has held since last year. But home prices are remaining record high, according to February real estate data. The findings come as brokers have been predicting a slight shift in the housing market,...
Eagle and Habitat for Humanity receive $1.1M grant for 3rd Street affordable housing project
Colorado’s Affordable Housing Development Incentives Grant Program has awarded the town of Eagle a $1.1 million grant to assist with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley’s 16-unit 3rd Street housing project. Based on the project’s overall competitiveness and alignment with the grant timeline, the town of Eagle and Habitat...
Obituary: Arch McGill
Ready Fire Aim Don’t overthink it, act and adjust it. Arch lived his life with positive action in everything he did. Born in Minnesota and retired in Vail in1989. He was an Air Force Russian linguist and crypto analyst in the Korean War, an executive at IBM, AT&T, and Rothschild Venture Capital, a lover of Bravo, 1st president of CCR, board member of Steadman-Hawkins Foundation, motorcycled around the world and practiced daily on Huey, Dewey and Louie which primed him for winning US Canadian Master’s Downhill Championship when he was 65.
‘Bob’s Dollar Store’: Frisco to remove local man’s eccentrically decorated shipping container
All manner of knick-knacks hang from a wood-paneled shipping container at the edge of Bob Kessler’s property on the Galena Street Alley in Frisco. A red childrens bicycle sits above the entrance. Metal fencing decorates the edge of the roof. Old bottles, birdhouses, antique snowshoes and a sign that reads, “Just Another Day In Paradise” hang from the side.
EagleVail Property Owners Association election leads to controversy after a winning candidate drops out following vote
The EagleVail Property Owners Association held its annual election for three board seats on Feb. 17, 2023. However, shortly after votes were tallied, a candidate withdrew, leaving one spot open, to which the board appointed a new director from the slate of candidates. However, for two of the candidates who...
Ravinos ski and snowboard club celebrates 50 years in Vail
The Ravinos ski and snowboard club patched in six new members on Friday in a celebration dating back to the 1972-73 season in Vail. After watching dozens of people attempt backflips and double backflips on a step-down gap known as the wailer in the First Steps area of the mountain, six new members were given their “colors” — patches to wear on their backs from Ravinos Rocky Mountain Chapter President Rob Bak.
$800K worth of cocaine seized in Summit County
According to SCSO, the cocaine tested positive for both cocaine and fentanyl.
Habitat for Humanity: We can all be builders
For those of you who have volunteered at a Habitat Build Day, you know that you are often joined on the job site by a Habitat family contributing to their required volunteer hours. On a day last fall, we were joined by 7-year-old Brianna who shared what she was most...
SpeakUp ReachOut to bring 5Points Adventure Film Festival on the Road to Riverwalk Theater in Edwards
What: Free screening of a selection of films from 5Points Adventure Film Festival on the Road. When: March 29 at 6:30-8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: Register at SpeakUpReachOut.org/educational-events/5point – Seats are limited, and registration required. Ages: Those 13+ or under 13 accompanied by a parent or...
Journey to the top of Everest: Summit resident prepares to embark on quest to climb illustrious peak
While living in Summit County, it is common to hear about people’s escapades up local and nearby mountains. Locals and visitors alike will often spend the majority of the late spring and early fall bagging peaks for the adventure and stories that come with climbing into the thin mountain air.
Route 6 Cafe: fun times and great food
When Ollie Holdstock searched the U.S. in the early 1980s looking for a place to call home, the Vail community welcomed him with open arms. And that’s exactly what he wants to do for both locals and tourists: Create a comfortable, welcoming, fun and entertaining restaurant to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a place to meet for open-mic nights, karaoke, live music and games.
Letter: Why guests aren’t returning to on-mountain dining
It’s no wonder Vail Mountain guests aren’t returning to on-mountain eating. The prices are too high and the food isn’t good enough. When I gripe about the prices, I ask myself, “How much would I pay someone to carry this food up the mountain?” And that makes me feel better about paying so much. But it’s hard to get past the quality of the food.
A vote this month could make Keystone Colorado’s newest town. For residents, it’s brought excitement, skepticism and uncertainty
The results of an all-mail ballot election set to end in less than two weeks could make Keystone Colorado’s newest town. Just over 900 registered voters in the area could determine if the resort community will join the ranks of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne as a home-rule municipality or remain governed by Summit County officials as an unincorporated area.
‘A special place’: Blue Valley land exchange temporarily postponed after more than a dozen protests were submitted to the Bureau of Land Management
A deal that would exchange parcels of private and public land in Summit and Grand counties has been temporarily postponed while more than a dozen protests submitted to the Bureau of Land Management are resolved. The exchange would give nine parcels of public land totaling 1,489 acres to Blue Valley...
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