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Both Directions Of I-70 Closed At Vail Pass Due To Crashes & Hazmat Situation

VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– Several crashes closed a stretch of westbound and eastbound Interstate70 at Vail Pass on Friday night. One crash closed a 10-mile stretch of I-70 from exit 180 East Vail to exit 190 Vail Pass Summit. The Colorado State Patrol says a semi tractor’s saddle tank ruptured and is spilling fuel. Right now, the spill is being contained, and no waterways are affected. Multiple closures on I-70 Vail Pass. Avoid travel if possible. Currently both directions are closed due to multiple crashes and a hazardous material incident. Westbound will be closed at least 2 hours and eastbound has no ETA...
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Vail Daily News

Vail police arrest resident in hit-and-run case

The Vail Police Department has made an arrest in a May 16 hit-and-run incident that injured a town resident. Officers on May 16 responded to and investigated an incident involving a pedestrian who had been struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 501 North Frontage Road. The vehicle and driver left the scene but were located a short time later. The pedestrian, a 25-year-old resident of Vail, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Vail Health Hospital.
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Summit Daily News

Get Wild: Reconnecting Vail Pass

At 10,622 feet elevation, Vail Pass is well known to Colorado drivers and visitors as an amazingly scenic route skirting the southern Gore Range. Construction of this iconic transportation corridor in the late 1970s was a remarkable achievement and marked a turning point in the interstate’s construction from Denver to Utah. Amid growing environmentalism across the nation, the interstate’s design over Vail Pass incorporated environmental and aesthetic considerations for the first time. This shift in mindset resulted in the construction of naturalized and landscaped retaining walls, erosion control measures to protect streams, colors that blended into the landscape, and sculpted bridges to span natural drainages in the interstate’s path.
Summit Daily News

Opinion | Susan Knopf: Appliance romance

Sunday I cut up my wilted Mother’s Day flowers and put them in my Lomi, along with some used tea bags, vegetable peelings and some plant clippings. Monday I had new compost. I remember when I got my first washer and dryer. No more trips to the laundromat. No more quarters to hoard. Laundry bliss. I could put in a wash load when I got home from work. I could put it in the dryer after dinner. I could fold the laundry while watching TV. Laundry nirvana.

Guest opinion: Correcting the Booth Heights narrative

A significant misconception within our community needs to be addressed regarding the proposed development of workforce housing in East Vail. The recent Vail Town Council meeting where the town ultimately voted to begin condemnation proceedings drew an impressive crowd of community members, including Vail Resorts employees, homeowners and citizens concerned for the welfare of bighorn sheep.
Summit Daily News

Dillon seeks applicants for council seat

The Dillon Town Council is seeking its seventh member by an appointment process. Applicants may submit a letter of interest and qualifications to the Dillon Town Clerk via email at, or via letter sent to P.O. Box 8, Dillon, CO, 80435. The deadline for applications is June 1 at 5 p.m.
Summit Daily News

Bob Dylan to perform at Dillon Amphitheater on July 3; Tickets go on sale Friday

Bob Dylan’s career has lasted the better part of 50 years — bringing songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and more — to audiences around the world. Summit County guests will hear his music live this July at the Dillon Amphitheater for his Rough And Rowdy Ways Tour.

Dynafit Boneyard Boogie 13K & 5K Trail Run postponed

Incoming weather has effected local sporting events in addition to CHSAA postseason competitions. Vail Recreation announced that, due to “current and forecasted snow and rain in the town of Eagle” the 2022 Boneyard Boogie 13k and 5k trail run scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The event, the first in the 2022 Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series, has been moved to June 4 in the same location.

Vail Design Review Board OKs East Vail project changes

The Vail Design Review Board Wednesday approved a handful of changes to the East Vail Workforce Housing Subdivision, a project better known as Booth Heights. “We’re approving what’s been put in front of us,” Board member Erin Iba said, adding that the current board was weighing in on changes to a project approved in 2019 by a previous board. Iba noted that she hears resident comments about the project nearly every day while walking her dog, but noted that the board Wednesday was acting only in regard to town design standards.

Town of Vail and High Five Access Media Win 2022 Hometown Media Award

High Five Access Media, took first place in the Informational Talk Show Series category in the 2022 Hometown Media Awards from the Alliance for Community Media Foundation. Town of Vail partnered with High Five Access Media to create the informational videos to promote native and sustainable landscaping to replace some of Vail’s in-person education events during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-part series featured experts from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Colorado Department of Agriculture, and ET Irrigation to educate viewers about native plant species for mountain areas, controlling pests without the use of chemicals and optimizing irrigation systems for water-efficiency. The video series can be viewed on High Five Access Media’s website.

Rebuilt Custom Home Is A Standout At Colorado’s Beaver Creek Ski Resort

If black diamond ski runs such as the Birds of Prey and Raptor downhill courses give you an adrenaline rush, you’ve come to the right place: Beaver Creek, Colorado. But the regular stop on World Cup circuit is not just for thrill-seekers and pros; the 150-trail resort – made up of the villages of Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead – is also ideal for beginners, casual skiers, mogul seekers and powder fans. Vail Resorts owns and operates the ever-expanding skiable terrain, which is serviced by high-speed chairlifts.

I-70 closed in both directions at Vail Pass

I-70 at Vail Pass is closed in both directions as a May storm blasts the Western Slope. The eastbound closure is due to a crash at exit 176 and was reported at about 7 p.m. A crashed tractor-trailer truck closed the westbound lanes at about 5 p.m. The high mountains...