Eagle County, CO

Local airport employee wins state tourism award

Last week, Eagle County resident Chip Tallon was nominated as one of the Top Frontline Tourism Workers of the year by the Colorado tourism industry for his work as a curbside attendant at the Eagle County Regional Airport. Each year, the state tourism office nominates tourism employees who “do an...
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Romer: What are the right regulations for short-term rentals?

Workforce housing has been identified as the top public policy across the Mountain West. We know that housing is a foundational challenge to our community workforce challenges and the livability of Eagle County. Studies including the Mountain Migration Report and Regional Workforce Housing Report have been conducted in recent years....
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Letter: Tell Eagle County to deny Rincon Mine’s appeal

If you care about our rivers, wildlife and people, please write the Eagle County Planning Commission before May 18 at, urging them to deny the Rincon Mine an exception to the Dotsero Community Plan. This project, though slightly changed in its new iteration, is still a hard rock mine near the confluence of the Eagle and Colorado Rivers and is in absolute opposition to the DCP, a plan that Eagle County helped the citizens of Dotsero create for the future of their community.

Students in Gypsum flush squirrel, PETA steps in

GYPSUM, Colo. (KDVR) – Concerning reports connected to the harming of a rodent by several high school students in Gypsum have led to PETA stepping in to offer a helping hand to officials in a Colorado school district. Several students enrolled at Eagle Valley High School allegedly filmed themselves...
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Eagle County Schools contacts parents regarding disturbing squirrel video

A social media video depicting a teen laughing before dropping a squirrel into a toilet and flushing it down allegedly occurred in Eagle County, The Denver Channel reports. Eagle County Schools on Wednesday sent an email to parents regarding a video depicting the drowning of a live squirrel, which is making headlines around the state.

Eagle County to recognize May as Month of the Young Child

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will adopt a resolution at its Tuesday, May 17, meeting proclaiming May as “The Month of the Young Child.” The resolution underscores the fundamental impact of investment in early childhood for Eagle County and its families. The resolution will be considered at...

Letter: Quinton for Holy Cross board

I am writing this letter to publicly support the re-election of Adam Quinton to the Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors. Since meeting Adam shortly after relocating to the Vail Valley from Denver, I have found him to be a very thoughtful and caring member of our community and the Western Slope as a whole. Adam’s education (BA degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, England, with a focus on the Atmosphere) and professional background as a top-ranked Wall Street research analyst who focused on electric utilities make him a perfect candidate to add significant value as a board member. He is analytical, well-spoken and extremely well-informed with respect to global trends in energy and the environment. He also cares deeply about maintaining the quality of life in our mountain community and ensuring that Holy Cross’ workforce and leadership reflects the diversity of the community in which we live.

Vail, Eagle County could see strong summer season for lodging

There are any number of potential pitfalls for the summer tourism season, but the picture at this moment is pretty rosy. The latest regional lodging report from DestiMetrics, a division of Inntopia, covers 17 mountain resort communities in Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. That report notes that the past winter was a big improvement over the winter of 2020-21, and a slight improvement over the previous record season of 2018-19.

Eagle County primary composite ballots now online

The composite ballots for the June 28 Republican and Democratic party primaries are now available on the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s website. Ballots will be mailed June 6 to active registered Republican, Democratic and unaffiliated voters. That date is the last day for voters associated with a party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they want to vote in a different party’s primary.