Letter to the editor: Blaming the housing ‘crisis’ on short-term rentals is wrong
In the Summit Daily News article about Gov. Polis signing bills addressing housing issues in Colorado, it says that the Governor said, “The short-term rental market directly impacts the residential market for long-term rentals, especially in Summit, Eagle and Routt counties.” And it said, “The former Days Inn is emblematic of the larger housing crisis facing Colorado mountain towns, as short-term rentals occupy a greater percentage of housing inventory, pushing out long-term renters.” (Emphasis added).
Vail Golf Club announces Operation 36 program
The Vail Golf Club is thrilled to announce the Operation 36 program, designed to restructure the way youth golfers learn, practice and play the game. Open to ages 6 to 17, this innovative program aims to provide golfers of all skill levels with an engaging learning experience that fosters growth, improvement and a deeper understanding of the game. Register now at operation36.golf.
Swan Mountain Road to Undergo Essential Maintenance, Full Closure Planned for June 12th in Summit County, Colorado
Swan Mountain Road in Summit County, Colorado, will be fully closed on June 12, 2023, for extensive paving and pothole maintenance. The Department of Public Works said the work was essential to prolong the life of the roadway and ensure safer and more efficient travel for local residents and visitors.
Designing a studio for Vail's Artist-In-Residency program
Earlier this year, the proposed studio building for the Art in Public Places Artist in Residency program received preliminary approval from the Vail Town Council, and AIPP coordinator Molly Eppard anticipates that it will debut in the summer of 2024. Located in a flat meadow overlooking Gore Creek in Ford...
Years after being paralyzed in a backcountry accident on Vail Pass, Colorado sit skier Trevor Kennison finds redemption in ‘Full Circle’
In 2014, at the age of 22, Trevor Kennison hit a 40-foot jump in the backcountry near Vail Pass, went sideways and landed on his back, paralyzing him from the waist down. He said ultimately, the accident changed his life for the better. “You can look at an event like...
Local woman launches Vail Valley Tennis League
Participating in league-play tennis used to require traveling through Glenwood Canyon. Stephanie Bee has changed that. “With the threat of mudslides due to the burn scars in that area and constant concerns over I-70 closures, I had a vision to bring ladies league tennis to the Vail Valley,” the coordinator of the all-new Vail Valley Tennis League stated. “My mission was focused on bringing together some of the exceptional tennis clubs we have right here.”
Minor Found Dead in Colorado River After Their Boat Capsized During Rafting Trip
The child — whose identity has not been made public — was wearing a life vest at the time of the incident, authorities said
Hundreds gather in Vail to embrace the life of Emily Franciose
EAST VAIL — Emily Franciose’s greatest gift was her ability to bring people together. It was pure magic. At least that’s how Henry Prince, one of Franciose’s teenage friends, described it Sunday while speaking to an overflow audience at Vail Mountain School’s auditorium during a memorial for Emily.
Dog rescued after 5 weeks in the woods
It's the kind of Colorado story that usually does not have a happy ending. This one does, which makes it so special. After 5 weeks, Mike Krugman said he had all but given up hope that his dog, Riley, was going to come home alive. He said the dog simply never came back after he let him out for dinner April 8. "The next morning I got on my snowshoes because we had just had a big dump of snow and started looking and discovered on the south end of the property, the fence wasn't there anymore," Krugman said. He worked with the...
City by City: Red Cliff, Sturgeon Lake, Carlton
Red Cliff- The Red Cliff Chippewa Housing Authority and Ginanda Gikendaasomin Red Cliff Library have partnered up for a unique job fair. Called Legendary Success: The Unconventional Opportunity Fair, the event will allow local residents a chance to visit 20 vendors and breakout sessions to learn and try out various trades. Sessions will cover building resumes, managing income, military career opportunities and more. The fair will be held at Legendary Waters Event Center on Wednesday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center receives $94,000 Grant
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center received a grant of $94,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund program. The grant will support the purchase of equipment for HRRMC’s South Park Health Care clinic in Fairplay. A new x-ray machine, as...
Summertime Top 5 Events
VAIL FARMERS MARKET & ART SHOW The valley’s biggest (and certainly most crowded) farmers market floods Vail Village’s East Meadow Drive with a sea of humanity mobbing more than 100 tented stalls selling everything from doughnuts hot out of the fryer to doodles (caricatures, not dogs) to elk antlers for your Bernedoodle. Don’t miss: The market’s family-style farm-to-table dinner series (dates/times were TBD at press time). Sundays, June 18–Oct 8, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Letter to the editor: Second-home owners should have a say in Keystone’s future
This coming week, the charter writers for Keystone, which is set to become Summit County’s newest town, will write the section on who will be able to vote in special elections. Will they follow the Colorado voting laws and limit the vote to only the 1,300 registered voters, of...
Summit Co. Sheriff's Boat Rangers get new rescue boat after Colorado's deadliest year on the water
Already, Colorado has seen a few water-related deaths on rivers mostly, but Summit County Sheriff's Boat Rangers are now taking the chance to preach good safety on Lake Dillon and all Colorado bodies of water ahead of the major boating season. "Last year we broke the record in Colorado for the number of water-related drownings, we are up to 42," Kevin Kelble, SCSO Boat ranger said. "The previous one was in the high 30s and we went into the 40s and it is a trend that we are not happy with."This year they've got a brand new rescue boat, that not...
A global audience gathers to remember the life of Dr. Richard Steadman￼
VAIL — On Sunday, June 4, on what would have been his 86th birthday, friends and family of Dr. J. Richard “Steady” Steadman gathered at the Ford Amphitheater in Vail to celebrate his life and legacy. Steadman died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Vail...
Eagle County’s airport master plan envisions big changes and has already drawn opposition
Planners are going through a host of ideas about the future of the Eagle County Regional Airport. Some are already raising eyebrows. Planners, including Jviation and the Guesler architecture firm, are working on what the airport and its users may need over the next 20 years or so. Much of...
What is HAPE? How people in the mountains can still fall ill to mountain sickness
Many people are familiar with altitude sickness and the effect it has on the body, but many people often fail to realize that there is a severe form of altitude sickness that even people living at higher elevations can fall ill to. High altitude pulmonary edema — commonly referred to...
The Eagle Valley Trail is 1.7 miles closer to completion with new $2.6M Dotsero segment
When complete, the Eagle Valley Trail will run 63 miles from the top of Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon. When complete, a cyclist will be able to ride off-highway from Breckenridge to Aspen. The 1.7-mile Dotsero trail segment allows riders to stay off roads from Horn Ranch to Glenwood Canyon.
Flash flood watch in effect for area north of Silverthorne near Lower Blue River
The valley running north of Silverthorne and through Heeney is under a flash flood watch. Heavy rainfall forecast for the area could trigger flash flooding and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars, the National Weather Service warns. Strong thunderstorms will be capable of producing up to 1 inch of rain in a 30-minute span, meteorologists warn.
Could increasing council, mayor compensation boost diversity of Vail Town Council?
Vail Town Council is considering increasing council member compensation for the first time in 16 years. It would also be the first time that the town has increased the mayor’s pay since 1998. Currently, council members receive $635 a month for their service and the mayor receives $1,000 a...
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