Minturn, CO

Vail Pass reopened eastbound following Tuesday morning closure

UPDATE 12:37 p.m.: The road has reopened, please drive safely. I-70 at Vail Pass is under a safety closure, according to an EC Alert sent out at 10:36 a.m. Tuesday. There is no estimated time of reopening. Stormy conditions led to increased travel hazards Tuesday morning as Eagle County was...
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Avon Police Department to honor current and retiring officers

The Avon Police Department will be promoting one of its sergeants and honoring a master police officer in his retirement at Tuesday’s Avon Town Council meeting. Chief of Police Greg Daly will also present chiefs community partnership awards to those that supported the department’s National Night Out activities in August.
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Obituary: Marilyn Greenspan

Marilyn Greenspan, 84, of Newport News, Virginia, Rockland County, New York, Edwards, Colorado and Augusta, Georgia died in her home, peacefully and in her sleep, on October 22, 2021. Marilyn was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 21, 1937. She graduated valedictorian from Newport News High School and earned...
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Vail considers stream corridor protection ordinance

Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission is considering a new, two-part ordinance designed to restore and protect Gore Creek and its tributaries. First, the proposed ordinance would establish a 10-foot “no-mow-zone” along streams and creeks in Vail, according to a recent press release from the town. It would also have connotations...

Letter: A tale of two incumbents

Incumbents Brian Stockmar and Travis Coggin are running for re-election. Each have a track record. Coggin’s record includes voting against the advice of multiple, hired wildlife experts in order to advance a development that has the highest likelihood of causing the demise of local wildlife. Coggins voted to accept an inaccurate and insufficient traffic report involving a major interstate exit with implications for pedestrians and emergency vehicle access.

Jackknifed Semi That Took Out Guardrail In Icy Conditions Led To I-70 Closure

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4) – A semi jackknifed on icy Interstate 70 in Colorado’s high country on Sunday morning and took out 30 feet of guardrail. The emergency response in Summit County near the Silverthorne exit led to a closure of I-70 for at least an hour afterwards. (credit: CDOT) Snow fell during the overnight hours and was still falling when the crash happened. Cars were stopped just after 9 a.m. on I-70. (credit: CBS) No one was hurt. At 9:15 a.m. cars were stopped on the interstate close to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels. Meteorologist Chris Spears said there was a brief period of heavy snow in the area, but widespread snowfall in the high country had mostly passed at that time. By 10:30 a.m. the interstate was back open.

Letter: Juan Peña for school board

I am writing to support Juan Peña for Eagle County School District Board of Education. I also strongly support Kelly Alter, Lelia Conlin, Dan Reynolds, and Michelle Stecher. Juan Pena is the perfect example of a parent that has consistently been highly involved in the Eagle County School District since his oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2009.
Denver Post

David Lesh found guilty of illegal snowmobiling at Keystone Resort

David Lesh’s love of media attention finally caught up with him and played a role Friday in his conviction on two federal petty offenses. Lesh was found guilty of riding a snowmobile illegally at a terrain park at Keystone Resort on April 24, 2020, and of undertaking an unauthorized commercial venture on national forestland.

Eagle County ballots slowly being returned

People seem to be waiting to return their mail ballots this year, but that’s not unusual. According to data from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, only about 10% of ballots mailed out earlier this month have been returned. Eagle County is tracking with that statewide number. More than 35,000...

Letter: Middleton, Hansen, Staufer, Stockmar for Vail council

“Do good for the environment and do right by acting with integrity” is Vail Resorts code of ethics and business conduct. “Grow a vibrant, diverse economy and community and preserve our surrounding natural environment, providing our citizens and guest with exceptional service and an abundance of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities” is the town of Vail mission statement.
Summit Daily News

Storm to bring up to 3 inches of snow Tuesday

Another round of light snow will fall across Summit County on Tuesday, Oct. 26. National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Koopmeiners said snow will start falling after dawn Tuesday and will continue into the evening, tapering off by midnight. He said the storm is expected to bring a light dusting to town and up to 3 inches at higher elevations.
Summit Daily News

CDOT resumes I-70 paving project between Frisco and Silverthorne Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies will resume a repaving project on Interstate 70 westbound between Silverthorne and Frisco Monday, Oct. 25. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. This work schedule is expected to last through the end...
Summit Daily News

Breckenridge aims to improve enforcement of short-term rental complaints

The town of Breckenridge has received 121 complaints about short-term rentals this year, and as the town continues to make changes to its rental policies it’s looking to be more proactive in enforcing regulations. Of the complaints the town received this year, 78 were related to noise, 17 were related...