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EDWARDS — Parenting is one of the hardest jobs — and it's unpaid. Every time a parent thinks they have it figured out, their child(ren) enter a new phase which leaves parents scratching their heads. There are solutions, courtesy of the Eagle River Youth Coalition.Coalition executive director Michelle Stecher said there are two programs this year to help parents. ...read more

This summer, I wrote a piece criticizing both major party candidates for the lack of detail on their positions related to PreK-12 education policy. As the election draws near and more details emerge, it makes sense to review where both candidates stand. As Eagle County Schools' superintendent, I'm not able to take a position on either candidate, or anything else on the ballot for that matter. However, ...read more

EAGLE — Eagle County Republicans will sponsor the first of two town hall meetings Thursday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Eagle County building.Using a new format for presenting candidates and their positions, the first event will highlight the races for Fifth Judicial District Attorney and Colorado House of Representatives District 26. The evening will be moderated by Randy Wyrick of the Vail Daily staff. ...read more

EAGLE COUNTY — Dr. Tom Hackett had never felt better.Yeah, he was exhausted from swimming 28.5 miles across the Ka'iwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii, through the pitch black night. And sure, his arms and shoulders are still sore, and the jellyfish stings all over his body are still fresh, as are the welts from swimming into the electric shark shield. And, of course, he was ...read more

So I'm at a high school sports event last week and a guy in Broncos jersey says, “So, what happened?”The Broncos had beaten the Panthers in Week 1, and I was clearly a moron for saying in this space before the season started that the Denver would not make the playoffs. And after the Broncos beat the Colts last weekend, there are doubtless more local football fans ...read more

So I'm at a high school sports event last week and a guy in Broncos jersey says, “So, what happened?”The Broncos had beaten the Panthers in Week 1, and I was clearly a moron for saying in this space before the season started that the Denver would not make the playoffs. And after the Broncos beat the Colts last weekend, there are doubtless more local football fans ...read more

AVON — No matter how fast the Ford GT prototype might be, it still cannot outrun police radar.Three of Ford's new supercars were clocked at well above the posted speed limit in Glenwood Canyon on Tuesday morning, and found their way into the loving arms of Johnny Law. In fact, they were feeling a bunch of love from a lot of Johnny Laws from the Avon police ...read more

AVON — No matter how fast the Ford GT prototype might be, it still cannot outrun police radar.Three of Ford's new supercars were clocked at well above the posted speed limit, and found their way into the loving arms of Johnny Law. In fact, they were feeling a bunch of love from a lot of Johnny Laws from the Avon police department, the Eagle County Sheriff's office ...read more

If you've ever tried to grow tomatoes up at this altitude, then you're probably familiar with disappointment as the climate offers a short and challenging growing season. Luckily, the Vail Famers Market & Art Show brings in a colorful bounty from regional farms each week. What started out 15 years ago with a few booths has ...read more

EAGLE — The Eagle County commissioners want to spend $1.82 million a year on childcare programs, and have started sifting through the budget to find it.“We need to be deliberate about how we do this, and what the county's role is,” said commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry.A $75,000 study — $50,000 from the county and $25,000 ...read more

Our weather has been great lately. People are outside cycling, running, playing in the rivers, and golfing. Summer is an amazing time to be outside. However, winter is around the corner and with its onset comes flu season, and, of course, your annual flu shot.But the flu shot is not for everyone. While the flu shot has been proven to help fend off the flu, many people ...read more

Editor's note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That's why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did.VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before they left the lobby as they checked in at The Lodge at Vail ...read more

Editor's note: This Vail Veterans Program caregivers group preferred to be a quoted as a group, a request the Vail Daily was happy to oblige. That's why all the quotes are “they said” — because they all did.VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the Adorable Dozen were teary-eyed best friends before they left the lobby as they checked in at The Lodge at Vail ...read more

EAGLE — The town of Eagle is seeking applications from members of the public to serve on a volunteer committee to support the implementation of the Eagle River Park and the Eagle River Corridor Plan.Members of the nine-member committee will be ambassadors for the project throughout the Eagle County community and will assist in private fundraising efforts. Committee members will be appointed by the Eagle Town Board ...read more

GYPSUM — Denver Broncos Von Miller, a poultry science major at Texas A&M, is probably the biggest chicken fan in the state of Colorado.But if there was chicken super fan crown for folks from the Eagle Valley, Anne Coequyt would definitely be in the running. However, judging by the turnout at the Gypsum Town Council meeting earlier this week, Coequyt would have lots of competition.Dozens of chicken ...read more

GYPSUM — Denver Broncos Von Miller, a poultry science major at Texas A&M, is probably the biggest chicken fan in the state of Colorado.But if there was chicken super fan crown for folks from the Eagle Valley, Anne Coequyt would definitely be in the running. However, judging by the turnout at the Gypsum Town Council meeting earlier this week, Coequyt would have lots of competition.Dozens of chicken ...read more

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