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Past articles by Randy:

Ski town, get down: In Vail’s early days, the local watering holes were as important as the skiing

Over the years, a slew of popular bars have graced the streets of Vail. Everyone, especially in the early days, took comfort in a local watering hole to catch up, complain and and have a… → Read More

Fire activity in Gypsum causes road closures, home evacuations in Chatfield Corners area

A fire has been reported in Gypsum’s Chatfield Corners neighborhood at the corner of Valley Road and Cottonwood Pass Road. The road is closed at Dagget Ln and Cottonwood Pass, as well as at Valley... → Read More

Former DA candidate calls out Heidi McCollum for falsely playing ‘first female’ card

The race for district attorney in Colorado’s 5th Judicial District has created the first dust-up of this local campaign season. Democrats Heidi McCollum and Braden Angel are vying for their party’s nomination. In a campaign... → Read More

Honoring real heroes in a virtual ceremony on Memorial Day

As Boy Scouts from around Eagle County planted flags by the gravestones of local military veterans, they reverently placed a flag, stepped back, read the name on the grave marker aloud and saluted. → Read More

Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail reopens

VAIL — The Colorado Snowsports Museum is reopening after months of COVID-19 induced closure. Like many openings, the museum’s will be limited, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. “We’re thrilled to be reopening and welcoming people to... → Read More

Cordelia ‘Cordy’ Leyba-Lovato celebrates her 100th birthday on Mother’s Day

Like all mothers, Cordelia Leyba-Lovato has been many things in her long life. She has just been doing them longer than most. → Read More

Vail plasma donor helped save Denver doctor’s life

Two hours after he received convalescent plasma, Dr. Christopher Ciarallo could get out of bed, his fever broke and he could walk around. He left the hospital the next day. → Read More

California triple murder suspect caught in Vail Valley after high-speed chase

Eagle County authorities Thursday caught a triple-murder suspect from California following a high-speed chase. Louis Gabriel Lucero, age 35, of California, allegedly stole a small pickup truck in Dotsero. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the stolen... → Read More

June Creek Elementary School could close due to shrinking enrollment

A 30% drop in elementary school student enrollment in the eastern half of Eagle County, plus a projected 10% state funding cut could mean that an up-valley elementary school would be closed. A school district... → Read More

Leave young wildlife alone, wildlife experts say

Kate Sheldon watched with alarm as a neighbor’s off-leash dog separated about three dozen elk cows and calves from their herd. → Read More

Molly’s new game combats COVID isolation through worldwide online community

Molly Bloom and her husband Devin Effinger have lived through meteoric successes, spectacular crashes, and built better lives from the wreckage. And now they’ve launched One World Group, a hybrid podcast featuring celebrities and experts... → Read More

Smaller snowpack may be the new normal

The good news: Colorado’s snowpack is normal. The bad news: Normal isn’t what it used to be. Snowpack in the Colorado River Basin — which includes Eagle County — is 104% of normal even though... → Read More

COVID-19 cutting crime rates and inmate numbers

EAGLE — Quarantines cut crime rates.Jail populations around Colorado’s Fifth Judicial District — Summit, Eagle, Lake and Clear Creek counties — are down an average of 43%, a combination → Read More

Vail Valley, statewide gun sales background check requests soar

Along with other non-perishable items, Coloradans are stocking up on guns. “It’s not just toilet paper and handy wipes,” Eagle attorney Terry Quinn said. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says in the last week it... → Read More

Vail Resorts faces potential lawsuit from family of skier who died on chairlift

The children of a New Jersey man who died on a Vail Mountain ski lift have hired a Denver law firm to pursue litigation against Vail Resorts. Jason Varnish’s three children hired Burg Simpson to... → Read More

Glenwood Canyon reopens after rockslide causes closure Saturday afternoon

UPDATE: The road reopened at approximately 5:20 p.m., according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. —- The season’s first rockslide road closure hit Glenwood Canyon Saturday afternoon. Both westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed... → Read More

Mexican visitors to Vail suspected of taking coronavirus home with them

A group of about 400 Mexicans who visited Vail during the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships in late February are suspected of taking coronavirus with them when they returned home. According to reports from Bloomberg... → Read More

Vail Valley rail line eyed for shipping crude oil from Utah

A railroad line through the Vail Valley could carry up to 400,000 barrels a day of Utah crude oil headed to Gulf Coast refineries. According to industry reports, Union Pacific is negotiating with Rio Grande... → Read More

Study finds cannabis use increasing among American seniors

While marijuana use among young people has remained steady, it’s up among American seniors, according to a new analysis. Doctors Joseph J. Palamar and Benjamin Han surveyed 14,896 people and found that among Americans 65... → Read More

Taxpayer tab tops $28K in district attorney’s dismissed petty offense case against the sheriff

EAGLE — Eagle County taxpayers paid $28,481.73 just in defense attorney fees for District Attorney Bruce Brown’s petty offense case against the sheriff. That total for Brown’s case against Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek... → Read More