Vail, CO

Vail housing purchases make units affordable for locals

The town of Vail this week purchased three homes, bringing the total to nine so far this year. The town bought two units in the Buffehr Creek condos and one in the Columbine West condominiums. The total purchase price was roughly $1.8 million. The total town spending this year on...
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Vail chef shares grilling tips for fish

Sunshine, warmth, friends and family: It’s grill-time. Though there are many year-round grillers — those dedicated citizens who step outside in freezing temps and tend whatever is sizzling away on the grates — summer and fall bring everyone to the open flame. We eschew the long braises and slow cookery of winter’s traditional ingredient lineup, and instead focus on the seeming miracle of ripe produce that needs only a glance of heat and some simple seasoning to shine. And though burgers might be the de facto choice to center the plate, fish is just as easy — and epitomizes the lightness of the season.
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Auto show returns to Vail in September under new name

The 13th annual Vail Concours and Show is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18 in Lionshead Village 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Vail Concours draws a diverse group of automotive enthusiasts displaying cars ranging from contemporary supercars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren) to classic cars and many in between. Owners travel from around the country and from throughout Colorado.
Summit Daily News

Changes likely for Vail’s ski season parking system

VAIL — Parking in Vail during the 2021-22 ski season is widely viewed as a mess. A revamped town committee aims to straighten out the situation, but it won’t be easy. And it will cost more. The Vail Parking and Mobility Task Force used to mostly focus on...

Vail Valley kid chef joins Brazilian food initiative

Local kid chef Nicholas Hornbostel was looking for something a little different to do this summer that would bring together his kitchen skills but also let him give back to his native country of Brazil. Several years ago, Hornbostel’s life was changed forever right after he moved to the Vail...
Aspen Daily News

Eagle County commissioners skeptical about benefits of The Fields

The developers of a 135-unit housing proposal called The Fields in the midvalley will likely have to provide more public benefits than originally proposed if they want to earn approval from Eagle County commissioners. Two of the three commissioners were clear at the conclusion of a three-hour hearing in El...

AB InBev Owned Breckenridge Brewery Sues Founder

Breckenridge Brewery has existed in Breckenridge since 1990. But as has been reported its run as the third oldest brewery in Colorado may have come to an end after the property owner “abruptly and inexplicably” backed out of an agreement to renew the brewery’s lease. But there’s...

So it begins: First snow falls in Colorado

ALMA, Colorado — Reports of the first dusting of snow for the season made their way to the Front Range on Wednesday morning. It was spotted on the peaks near Alma. It is normal for the first dusting to happen in the second half of August. Last year, the...

This Mexican Market in Silverthorne Serves Stellar Tacos and More

There are two things we can all agree on when it comes to a road trip along I-70: The views are fantastic, but the traffic is not. When you need a break from countless brake-lit miles, there’s a small kitchen tucked inside an unassuming storefront just off the highway exit in Silverthorne serving stellar Mexican fare.

Catching up with Jocelyn & Chris before Vail performance

What: Moe’s Original BBQ Hot Summer Nights featuring Jocelyn & Chris. When: August 23 at 6:30 p.m. In a do-it-yourself career that goes back about a decade, Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, who front the band Jocelyn & Chris, have never been ones to sit idle for long. “We’re always...

Vail Rugby Club celebrates 50th anniversary

On Aug. 6, past and present members of the Vail Rugby Club gathered on the iconic Ford Field pitch to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a match against the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby. The long weekend, which included a Thursday afternoon happy hour — “typical of any rugby event,” according to club chairman Bart Cuomo — a Friday golf outing and banquet and Saturday’s game and barbecue, celebrated the sport’s rich tradition in the valley.

Letter: Suzanne Silverthorn’s retirement

I am going to miss Suzanne Silverthorn, and I don’t even live in Vail anymore. But for the 20 years that I did live in Vail, it always seems to me that Suzanne was everywhere. It felt like she was at every meeting I ever went to. You could get an email from her anytime day or night. I never understood how she could possibly be involved in so many things.

Letter: Vail’s bike park needs to do better

I was out at Vail’s bike “park” (if you can call it that) recently and couldn’t help but notice how run down the trails have become. Trails that were fun back in late June have become rutted, mangled messes that are no longer enjoyable, which is comical considering the overly extensive and outrageously costly grooming operations it undertakes in the winter.