Swift Police Action at Avon Home Depot Highlights Importance of Rapid Response
In the early hours of December 1st, residents of Avon witnessed a testament to the importance of rapid police response when a brief operation unfolded at the local Home Depot. The event began at around 10:15 a.m., with law enforcement acting quickly to secure the area and advising the public to stay clear. Within a mere 15 minutes, the situation was resolved, and the public was able to continue their day with minimal disruption. The specifics surrounding the police operation were not immediately disclosed, leaving the community with a sense of curiosity and concern about the incident.
Snowstorm and Hazardous Conditions Lead to I-70 Closure at Vail Pass
• A snowstorm with heavy winds has caused hazardous conditions on I-70 at Vail Pass, leading to its temporary closure. • The storm has caused traffic to back up into Vail and spill over onto the frontage roads.
One of the Vail Valley’s apartment complexes may become much less affordable in 2 years
The Eagle County Board of Commissioners Monday were told that tax credits are set to expire at the Eagle Villas apartments, a 120-unit complex in the town of Eagle between the Eagle River and the railroad tracks. Those credits, which allow 100 of the apartments to rent at affordable rates to income-qualified tenants, are set to expire at the end of 2025.
These Are The Five Richest Counties in Colorado in 2023
Who doesn't love a good list? Recently, RoadSnacks.com released its annual list of the richest counties in the state of Colorado. The data used to compile this list was formulated by Saturday Night Science and the most recent Census. The data is broken down into median income and median home...
Cottonwood Pass closes for the winter season
Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County from Gypsum to the Roaring Fork Valley is now closed for the remainder of the winter season from mile marker 2.5 in Gypsum to mile marker 12.5, according to a release from Eagle County Government. The road will reopen in April 2024 or when conditions allow.
2 Eagle County water entities opt out of PFAS-related settlements
During a special joint meeting on Nov. 30, the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority both decided to opt out of accepting settlements resulting from class action lawsuits between thousands of United States public water systems against 3M and a collective of companies including DuPont de Nemours, Inc., The Chemours Company, and Corteva, Inc.
Heavy snow, strong wind cancels 3 events, including at men's World Cup super-G
Heavy snow and strong winds all contributed to the cancelation of the Birds of Prey World Cup at Beaver Creek over the weekend. All three races, including the super-G were called off Sunday due to adverse weather conditions. The organization has never had to cancel more than one race in a scheduled weekend due to weather, dating back to its first year hosting international racing in 1981. Last year, the same thing happened to one downhill race as well as 2018. The Birds of Prey event was canceled in 2016 because of unseasonably warm weather and then again in 2020...
As Eagle County’s demand grows for electricity, the area’s main provider says it’s ready to help
Local governments are working to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in a number of ways. Moving more homes and government buildings to electric appliances is one of those tactics. The question, though, is where that electricity will come from. In some cases, adding more electric demand to a facility requires...
Colorado’s runaway truck ramps, fixtures for decades, see renewed focus in campaign for highway safety
On the rising, falling, twisting 90-mile stretch of Interstate 70 from the foothills outside Denver to Vail, truckers can play recorded audio of C.W. McCall — stage name for the late artist who recorded the chart-topping novelty song “Convoy” — talking them through the dangers of Colorado mountain driving.
Heavy snow results in several mountain road closures
Heavy snowfall in the high country resulted in several road closures due to safety concerns from dangerous and slick conditions, as well as low visibility.
Winter's Grip: The Closure of Cottonwood Pass Road and Its Socioeconomic Ripple Effects
As winter blankets Eagle and Garfield counties in a frosty embrace, the familiar closure of Cottonwood Pass Road heralds a seasonal shift that reverberates through the local travel and transportation landscape. The road, an essential conduit from Gypsum to the Roaring Fork Valley, is closed from mile marker 2.5 in Gypsum to mile marker 12.5, as a precaution against the dangers of winter conditions. April awaits its thaw and safe passage, but until then, it is critical for travelers to heed Colorado's chain and traction laws to navigate other routes safely.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.3 and $3.35 in Avon as of 2023-12-04. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Many Eagle County special districts evaluating their 2024 property tax rates and finances
Chief Justin Kirkland and the Gypsum Fire Protection District’s elected board have passed a budget for 2024. But changes may come before the new year dawns. Gypsum Fire, along with most other special districts in the county, is funded almost entirely by property taxes. Changes to how those taxes are calculated can have big impacts on special district budgets.
Police activity in Avon subsides
Police activity around Home Depot in Avon as of 10:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 led law enforcement to ask the public to avoid the area. Activity concluded around 10:30 a.m., though and people may go about their business as usual. This story will be updated.
The future of Vail’s Community Recycling Center is uncertain
Vail’s Community Recycling Center is at a bit of a crossroads as the town grapples with safety and operational concerns surrounding its use and function. The facility was built in the 1990s as a way to introduce recycling in Vail. Today, the site offers disposal for a variety of recycling and waste streams. This includes cardboard, paper, commingled recycling (plastic, glass, aluminum and steel), ski and snowboard recycling, clothing and shoe collection (which goes to Thrifty) and composting.
Noteable Dining Newcomers
Minturn is a tiny town, but between the Minturn Saloon reopening, Eagle River Whisky debuting (see below), and The Rainbow’s End Cafe closing, there’s a lot happening. And now, you can add Crazy Chicken to the list. Like its predecessor, the sports bar-focused spot, which opened in September in the space vacated by BC Backcountry Wings, is all about wings (flavors range from classic Buffalo sauce to lemon poppy seed seasoning), chicken sammies, and smash burgers. The eponymous signature sandwich is a must: garlic aioli, cheese, and fried chicken tossed in your choice of wing sauce.
Skiing and Riding Vail's Back Bowls
Vail is well known for being massive, and its Back Bowls—those wide-open basins that hold deep snow all winter long—are world famous. But are the Bowls really for every skier and rider? If it’s your first time on skis or strapped to a snowboard, probably not. But anyone who can cruise a blue can find something fun in the Back. Bonus: A photo op of the iconic “Legendary Back Bowls” sign can be found at the top of Chairs 4, 5, and 11.
The Minturn Saloon Is Back
When the Minturn Saloon reopened in September after a lengthy renovation, the first question out of everyone’s mouths was, “Is it the same?” Yes, assures Connie Mazza, who co-owns the icon with her stepbrother, Kipp deVeer. It’s the same while also being cleaner, fresher, and updated. But what really matters is that it feels the same.
Colorado wildlife officials aim to reduce hunter crowding, sustain elk herds
As more recreationists are drawn to Colorado public lands, wildlife officials have noted changing patterns in elk herds’ health, population numbers and habitat. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are considering several changes aimed at managing both the elk population and complaints of hunter overcrowding. In presentations to Garfield and...
Letter: Please respect our elk
Article in the Vail Daily about our shrinking elk populations has inspired me to write this letter. I wasn’t aware of the elk in Eagle when I bought my house 20 years ago. Every start of winter in Eagle Ranch brings the arrival of elk to the golf course. It is my favorite thing about living here.