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Letter: Let’s help each other save precious lives
Your article concerning nine deployments of Narcan at a Vail concert dramatically demonstrates the growing opioid crisis we are experiencing across the nation. According to a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, by 2021, 1 of every 22 deaths in the United States was attributable to unintentional opioid toxicity, underscoring the urgent need to support people at risk of substance-related harm, particularly men, younger adults, and adolescents.
Letter: Respecting elk and deer
The presence of humans and off-leash dogs is affecting the wintering elk and deer at the Eagle Ranch golf course. The town has now established a leash requirement. There will still be some loose dogs as well as fat tire bikers there, and on the closed trails in the area.
3 eighth graders receive scholarships from Vail Christian High School
Vail Christian High School announced on Wednesday the 2024 recipients of its annual academic and arts scholarships: the Honor Scholarship and the Heart of an Artist Scholarship. Gwen Middleton and Aidian O’Shaughnessy were named to join the high school’s class of 2028 as recipients of the Honor Scholarship and the...
A deal is being built for the Eagle Villas apartments so the units can remain affordable
With the clock ticking on affordability at the Eagle Villas apartment complex in Eagle, it looks like a deal is being put together that will keep rents relatively low. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to a brace of documents creating a partnership with Denver-based Ulysses Development Group, a firm that specializes in affordable housing.
Summit County Coroner’s Office identifies 19-year-old who died in crash on Colorado Highway 9
The Summit County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman who died in a single-vehicle car crash on Colorado Highway 9 north of Silverthorne on Monday, Feb. 26. Gwyneth Williams, 19, of Denver, died in the crash, Summit County Coroner Amber Flenniken said. The crash, which occurred around 9:40 a.m., closed the highway for about four hours that day.
Dog partially buried in avalanche that seriously injured two skiers in Colorado
A large avalanche resulted in serious injuries for two backcountry skiers on February 23, with a dog also getting caught in the slide. Per a report on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website, the soft slab avalanche was unintentionally triggered by the skiers in the area of Pitkin Creek, with a provided map indicating that this is located just east of Vail, near Vail Pass.
Avon plans to build 700 units of affordable housing. Where will residents get their water?
As Avon prepares to annex the nearly 100-acre State Board of Land Commissioners property that borders the east end of town to build 700 units of affordable housing, a question arises: Where will water service come from?. The town is a member of the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority, which...
New Vail Resorts Chairlift-Fall Lawsuit Examines Culpability of Lift Operators
Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app. It’s any parent’s worst nightmare: You’re riding on a chairlift behind your child when you see them start to slip from the lift. What would you do? Frantically try to get the lift operator’s attention? Yell to them to hold on? Jump off after them?
Paramedic mourned after death during Colorado rescue
First responders in Eagle County are mourning the loss of one of their own after a paramedic died while responding to a backcountry rescue. FOX31's Talya Cunningham hears more about the late Steve Zuckerman.
Which Eagle County town saw the greatest average increase in property taxes, and which saw the smallest?
The post-COVID real estate boom drove a sharp increase in Eagle County’s assessed value. That’s led to an increase in property taxes, but the amount of that increase depends on where you live. Calculating increases also depends on figuring the difference in assessed values between 2022 and 2023,...
Avon's Second Net-Zero Building Expo Scheduled for April 2024
The Town of Avon will host the second Net-Zero Building Expo at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa on April 8, 2024. The free event will focus on energy-efficient construction and feature exhibitors such as Energy Smart Colorado, Intramountain Retrofit LLC, and RA Nelson.
VIDEO: Snowy end to February in Beaver Creek
Join ON THE HILL host Sean Naylor for a live conditions report from Beaver Creek during a mid-week powder day in late February.
Eagle County Paramedic Services will host Denver Health Paramedic School satellite program
Brandon Daruna, Chief Executive Officer of Eagle County Paramedic Services, has announced that the organization has entered into an agreement with the Denver Health Paramedic Division. Through the partnership, Eagle County Paramedic Services will serve as a satellite site for the Denver Health Paramedic School program, allowing aspiring paramedics in...
Opinion: Resort Towns Must Take Action to Keep Housing Affordable
Vail, Colorado is one of the state's most popular — and now most expensive — resort towns. | Kevin Ruck / Adobe Stock. In an opinion piece in Governing, Rodney M. Milton Jr. argues that resort towns in states like Colorado “need to get serious” about housing affordability for their residents.
Massive Colorado mountain town estate goes to auction
A 40,348-square-foot mansion on 56 acres in Vail is going to auction. With spectacular mountain views, a Chihuly chandelier, cinema-style home theater, ice cream parlor, 12-space car barn and much more, the estate is featured at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, and bidding starts March 6, with the auction concluding live on March 21 at Sotheby’s New York.
Eagle County’s Bright Future Foundation has helped families for the past 40 years
The valley’s leading advocate for domestic violence prevention and care is celebrating a special birthday in 2024. The Bright Future Foundation turns 40 this year. In that time, trained volunteers have answered more than 10,000 calls to the crisis line. In 2023, more than 900 calls came in. The group, originally called the Women’s Resource Center, has always tried to help. That used to be more difficult, particularly for those who needed to quickly get out of an abusive situation.
Culture high: Vacation atmosphere fuels elevated substance use in ski towns, public health reports show
Summit County's tourist-driven economy drives substance use rates above state and national averages, investigation reveals. When he moved to Summit County, Eric Turner said he became immersed in a party that didn’t seem to end. Like many before him, the Columbus, Ohio native was drawn to the mountains for...
Experience Vail's Top 3 Must-Visit Pubs: A Guide
This article presents a tour of three notable pubs in Vail. Have you had the chance to visit any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Minturn Town Seeks Engineering Proposals for Bellm Bridge Study: Impact on Local Residents
Minturn Town has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a feasibility study on the Bellm Bridge. The RFP is seeking an engineer to evaluate the bridge's condition and suggest design, construction, and funding options for a new bridge. The study will explore rehabilitation and replacement options, with the goal of finding the most cost-effective, long-term solution.
Savor the Flavor: Vail's Top Three Pizzas Worth Your Palate
This article presents three exceptional pizza places in Vail. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below: