Blue River, CO

114 pounds of pure fentanyl powder discovered in vehicle on I-70

Last month troopers with the Colorado State Patrol made what they believe is the biggest fentanyl bust on a highway in the United States. 114 pounds of pure fentanyl powder was recovered.It happened on June 20 on Interstate 70 near Georgetown.According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the amount recovered by authorities is enough to kill more than 25 million people if it were ingested. The driver was pulled over on June 6. So far the details surrounding who might have been arrested haven't been revealed. 
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Obituary: Kara Fegen Woods

Kara, a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister. A great friend. Kara will be desperately missed. Born in New York City, Kara grew up in Norwalk, Ohio. She graduated from New York University. Kara moved to Vail in 1993, planning to spend a year teaching skiing and then move back...
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Mountain Fish House & Oyster Bar opens in Edwards

No need to hop on a plane to the coast, the new Mountain Fish House and Oyster Bar is bringing the seafood to you. The brainchild of longtime restaurateurs Brian Nolan and Lily Doran, the new eatery aims to be your seaside getaway in a quaint mountain town. “I’ve always...

Golfer Jack Nicklaus’s Former Rocky Mountain Cabin Is Listed for $8.5 Million

A stunning mountainside escape that used to belong to golf legend Jack Nicklaus has hit the market for $8.5 million. Jack Niklaus is a retired golf champion and esteemed golf course designer. Having designed some of the most prestigious courses all over the world, it should come as no surprise that his former home is also a total dream. Located in the exclusive Beaver Creek resort area of Colorado, the cabin sits on the mountain so that the owners and lucky guests can ski directly in and out of the home until their heart’s content.

Ask a Broker: What do recent interest rate increases mean for the Vail market?

Question: With recent interest rate increases, it feels like there is a lot of uncertainty in the market right now. Is that true of the Vail market?. The Vail Valley isn’t just one market but a series of micro-markets, and what’s happening for luxury properties ($10 million and up) is not the same as what’s happening below $2 million. These markets can be determined both by location and product type, (single-family homes versus condo, etc.), and the forces that drive these micro-markets vary in terms of their sensitivity to interest rates and the declining equity markets.

Obituary: Andres “Dre” Lozano

Our beloved Andres Gregorio Lozano “Dre” gained his heavenly wings on June 24, 2022. Dre was born on October 21, 2000 in Vail, Colorado to Taneshia & Oscar Lozano. Born and raised in Eagle County, he attended school K-12 where he graduated with the class of 2019 from Eagle Valley High School. Dre had a smile that could instantly cheer you up. He was a young man of many talents. Never could do one thing too long without wanting to try something new and exciting. But nothing excited him more than the honor of being not only a son and brother but a daddy. His pride and joy. He was the proudest girl dad around. In his free time Dre loved anything outdoors. Most of all Dre loved being around his family and close friends. He was always so excited for the weekend to come just to get together and plan what he was cooking and who was coming. He loved people, especially his people. Dre is survived by his parents, Taneshia & Oscar Lozano, Brothers, Angelo Lozano (Victoria), Antwon Lozano and Amani Lozano. Daughter, Layanna Lozano, Love of his life/Girlfriend Allie Rivera, Nephews, Mateo and Messiah Lozano, Grandparents, Brenda & Greg Esparsen, Maura Lozano, Great-Grandma’s Placida Esparsen and Ada Montoya, along with numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Vail holding lottery for two deed-restricted homes

The town of Vail is preparing to accept applications from qualified applicants for the sale of two homes in separate housing lotteries on the same day. The homes, a townhome in West Vail and a condominium in East Vail, are deed-restricted with sales prices of $635,000 each, well below market value. Applications for both lotteries are available from the town of Vail and are due by 3 p.m. July 14.

Live music this week: July 4 celebrations, Regina Spektor and more

This week’s explosive lineup of live music got off to a rousing start with legendary singer/songwriter and CCR founder John Fogerty at the Vilar Center and Kings of Soul belting out the kinds of rhythms and melodies they’re named after at Ford Amphitheater. And the sonic celebration continues tonight — and all throughout the week. Here’s your guide to a groovin’ good time.

Dotsero Mobile Home Park will sell to an outside buyer

The residents of the Dotsero Mobile Home Park had 90 days to rally together and make a multi-million dollar bid to purchase the park they call home. That effort came to a disappointing end last week when landowner Jim Condit rejected their $5.8 million offer in favor of an all-cash offer from an unidentified outside buyer.

Public Libraries Announce Free English As a Second Language Summer Classes

The Learning Source, a nonprofit educational provider has announced its Free Summer Semester English As a Second Language (ESL) Classes for Chaffee and Lake Counties. Provided in partnership with local libraries, the summer semester intensive classes begin July 11 and classes are available to adults in Chaffee and Lake counties.

Vail Lacrosse Shootout days 5 and 6

Vail Shootout Remaining Games Elite Men & Women: July 1 - 4 Men’s Masters (30 & over): July 1 – 3 The two local U19 girls teams participating in the Lacrosse Shootout met on Tuesday in the second game of tournament play for both teams. Stash took down 10th Mountain Lacrosse 1-0.

Vail Jazz Festival returns

The Vail Jazz Festival is back for its 28th summer, with free performances every Sunday and paid shows every Thursday from now through Aug. 21. Each year, the Vail Jazz Festival brings a variety of performances and education offerings to the valley, curated by festival founder Howard Stone and led by executive director Amanda Blevins. 16 shows featuring local, national and international musicians will take place during the summer months, capped off by the five-day Vail Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend.

5 Colorado Locations Make the Top List for Snowiest Towns

We might have had a below-average winter in Colorado when it comes to snowfall, but that didn't stop Mother Nature from dropping feet of snow on some locations in Colorado. According to Meteorologist, Cory Reppenhagen, Colorado towns took up 25 percent of the top 20 snowiest small towns in America. The list of the top 20 small towns includes the upper peninsula of Michigan and Alaska.

Former Vail Golf Club superintendent and assistant have blossomed since leaving valley

Golf has brought Jim Myers and Chris Chase all over the world. Myers, the certified golf course superintendent at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland — which hosts the longest-running non-major tournament on the LPGA tour as well as one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf events in North America —and Chase, who has worked as a certified golf superintendent in Hong Kong for the last 15 years, have played on five continents and 30 different countries.

Miss Colorado to attend Vail America Days parade

Keep your eyes peeled for Miss Colorado at this year’s Vail America Days parade. Miss Savannah Cavanaugh just won the crown at the Pace Center in Parker, Colorado in June. The 25-year-old has been living in Edwards and works remotely in strategy for Dell Technologies and started competing in the Miss Colorado competitions when she was 22.

Letter: Vail Resorts’ letter has one glaring omission

I would like to thank the Vail Daily for publishing Vail Resorts’ letter to the Town Council as I have been perplexed about the continuing stand-off with our Vail Town Council. This letter is utter pabulum. Vail Resorts now claims to be extremely interested in affordable housing — read...