Gender, sexuality and inclusion again come up at Eagle County School District board meeting
Over the past several meetings of the Eagle County School District Board of Education, the topics of gender, sexual orientation and equity have permeated public comment. And on Wednesday, May 24, multiple educators, district employees and community members took to the podium to offer their perspectives on the importance and value of the district’s prioritization of equity and inclusion.
Eagle County, forest officials, energy experts keeping close eye on debt-ceiling deal this week
AVON, Colo. — Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer tourism season in Colorado’s high country, where cities and counties heavily reliant on outdoor recreation dollars on huge swaths of federally owned land are nervously watching Congress wrangle over the debt ceiling. About a third of...
Vail area veterans honored at Memorial Day celebration in Edwards
The 2023 Eagle County Memorial Day Ceremony drew a sizable crowd Monday to the Freedom Park Memorial in Edwards. The event was hosted by the Freedom Park Memorial Committee and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10721, and honored those who sacrificed their lives serving the United States in wars at home and abroad.
Shift Your Ride: E-Bike expansion makes green transportation more accessible
Single-occupancy vehicles, such as small cars and trucks, account for 42 percent of Eagle County’s greenhouse gas emissions. In an effort to reduce this climate pollution, the Eagle County Climate Action Plan established recommended actions, including:. Reduce single-occupancy vehicle commute trips by two days per week;. Create a community-wide...
Habitat for Humanity: Homeownership season
“I started crying in front of my class. … I let them know and they clapped their hands! I can’t believe it! I am so lucky and blessed. Thank you. A big weight is lifted. This changes my life! I am so thankful,” a future Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley homeowner recently recounted.
Letter: Kim Schlaepfer for Holy Cross board
My name is Claire, and I am an Edwards resident. I am writing to strongly encourage the Eagle County community to vote for Kim Schlaepfer for the Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors. I have been working with Kim for almost 2.5 years. I first met her in 2020 when...
Guest column: Failure is not an option in seeking affordable workforce solutions
“Failure is not an option,” said Clark Anderson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Community Builders in Glenwood Springs. “At the same time, when we look at the gap between where we are and where we need to be, failure is the most likely outcome under the circumstances and systems we have in place right now.” Clark’s comments served as an introduction to a panel of County Commissioners representing Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties at a Regional Summit on Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis, which Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley hosted at the Aspen Meadows in March.
Navigating Economic Challenges: A Summer Tourism Preview
According to a recent Travel Weekly article, ski-centric mountain properties across the western US may see a steep slowdown in summer tourism following a successful winter season.
Eagle County School District board approves salary increase that reaches above $50,000 base
On Wednesday, May 24, the Eagle County School District Board of Education unanimously approved a negotiated agreement that will bring the starting salary for certified staff to $50,500. The agreement was reached on Tuesday, May 16, during an annual negotiations meeting between the district and Eagle County Education Association teams....
Eagle Valley Community Foundation’s services are being stretched by inflation, growing demand
Four facts • $3.56: Average meal cost through The Community Market • $2.2 million: Estimated additional funding required to meet food needs in Eagle County. • 11.4%: Increase in food costs from October, 2021 to October, 2022. • The Community Market is a project of the Eagle Valley Community Foundation. Donations can be made through the organization’s website.
Letter: Vote for Kim Schlaepfer for Holy Cross board
Important elections take place outside of the regular spring and fall cycles and the Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors election is currently underway. There are four ways to vote now through June 15 and that information can be found at http://www.holycross.com/elections/. I hope you will be involved in your local energy co-op and exercise your voice and right to vote.
Driving from the Front Range to the Rocky Mountains along I-70 this weekend? Check out this guide to avoid Memorial Day travel spikes.
Memorial Day is expected to be the third-busiest weekend for travel since 2000, according to AAA reports. The organization predicts more than 42.3 million people will travel more than 50 miles to enjoy the holiday weekend, a 7% increase compared to last year, which is about 2.7 million more travelers. Road trips are expected to be up 6% compared to last year, according to AAA.
Why is the veteran important? Winning essays from Eagle County high school students
Editor’s note: Each year, high school students in Eagle County compete in the Voice of Democracy essay contest organized by the VFW Post in Minturn. This year’s essay prompt was: Why is the veteran important? The Vail Daily is running a sampling of winning essays, with permission from the authors, for Monday’s national day of remembrance.
DA looking into death of Eagle County man killed by Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies following conclusion of CBI investigation
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has concluded its report on the death of Eagle County local Joseph Leoni and turned its findings over to the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review. Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Deputies shot and killed Leoni in Edwards on Jan. 31 after responding to...
Summer Traffic Season Begins
The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to expect additional traffic in many areas of the state for the Memorial Day weekend as the summer travel season gets underway. Heavy traffic is anticipated along the Front Range and mountain highways, especially on westbound Interstate 70 on Friday and Saturday,...
Celebration of life for Nick Courtens, who died in Glenwood Canyon paddling accident, set for Friday in Vail
A public celebration of life has been scheduled for Eagle County local Nick Courtens on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail. Courtens, 34, the garden’s curator of plant collections, died in a paddling accident in Glenwood Canyon on Sunday. Garfield County...
Lukens named Mental Health Legislator of the Year
Mental Health Colorado recently issued the following press release on state Rep. Meghan Lukens of Steamboat Springs, whose district includes Eagle County, being awarded the title of Mental Health Legislator of the Year:. Representative Meghan Lukens has been awarded the title of Mental Health Legislator of the Year by Mental...
Pride in the Park keeps growing, includes performance from G Flip
For members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, June marks the celebration of Pride Month. Pride Month was started to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which spurred a movement of queer liberation that continues today. This year, as Eagle County prepares for its annual Pride in the...
Vail Mountain Rescue Group averaged more than 2 missions a week in 2022
You have to love the work if you want to join the Vail Mountain Rescue Group. Group President Scott Beebe and Chief of Staff Emily Cutcliffe on Tuesday gave the Eagle County Board of Commissioners an overview of the organization’s activities and accomplishments in the past year or so.
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