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Vail, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Nate:

As snow piles up at Vail, more ropes drop and new terrain opens

The early birds get the powder turns — always. That was the case Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, at Vail as skiers and snowboarders who arrived first got dibs on 9 inches of fresh snow that... → Read More

South 133 Fire in Eagle County between Gypsum and Dotsero remains active, estimated at 25 acres

EAGLE COUNTY — At 1:51 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, a quickly-growing fire was reported southeast of Dotsero and was still active that evening. That same day, three different fires broke out in Eagle County.... → Read More

Jared Polis talks end of Roe, LGBTQ rights during visit to Eagle

Jared Polis started his Friday in Glenwood Springs to cut a ribbon for the reopening of a trail to Hanging Lake. He found himself standing next to U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on a day in... → Read More

Vail Resorts expands into Europe with planned takeover of Swiss resort

Vail Resorts is expanding into Europe. The operator of 40 resorts across North America and Australia announced late Sunday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a majority stake in Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG from Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, marking the Colorado-based company’s first strategic investment in a ski resort in Europe.Andermatt-Sedrun is a… → Read More

Vail Resorts launches Epic Pass for next season at $841

Vail Resorts is raising the price of its Epic Pass by about 7% for next season, but its signature pass product is still around $200 less than the Ikon Pass. → Read More

Huskies dump rival Demons in 4A playoff opener

EDWARDS — Seeds and style points don’t matter in the playoffs — only wins. → Read More

Devils fall to Demons in game marred by flags

GYPSUM — The Devils and Demons both wear red, but fans at Hot Stuff Stadium on Friday night saw way too much yellow. → Read More

Polis unveils plans to make Garfield County’s Sweetwater Lake the newest state park

SWEETWATER LAKE — Standing atop a rocky overhang with snowcapped peaks behind him, a pristine mountain lake below and an impossibly blue sky overhead, Gov. Jared Polis quoted American naturalist Henry David Thoreau as he... → Read More

Sailors hold off Devils after storming back

The Sailors settled for a field goal on their ensuing drive after stalling at the Devils’ 9-yard line.After trading possessions, the Devils grabbed their first lead when Erich Petersen took a pitch to the left on a misdirection play that had the Sailors all going the other way and tight-roped down the Devils’ sideline untouched… → Read More

Vail’s Back Bowls to get new quad as part of Vail Resorts’ $320M Epic Lift Upgrade

Ever wanted to lap Sun Down Bowl with only one lift ride? Vail Resorts on Thursday announced an unprecedented number of on-mountain projects planned for the 2022-23 North American season in what will be the company's largest single-year investment in its resorts.The sweeping set of 19 new chairlifts, including 12 high-speed lifts, a new eight-person… → Read More

Devils go the distance, down Thomas Jefferson in double OT

On the very next play, Eagle Valley junior Julius Peterson took a handoff off right tackle and sprinted 58 yards for a touchdown. Geiman then converted the 2-point conversion to knot the game at 14 all.The Devils made it 20-14 just four plays later when senior cornerback Erich Petersen picked off a Lindgren pass that… → Read More

No smoke from Sylvan Fire in Eagle County as containment reaches 68%

EAGLE — The Sylvan Fire near Eagle benefited from rain over the weekend and is 68% contained as of Wednesday, July 7. The only activity on the wildfire that is burning 70 miles southwest of... → Read More

Who’s the real McCoy at Beaver Creek?

Beaver Creek and U.S. Forest Service officials broke ground Thursday on the ski area’s new McCoy Park project, a 250-acre expansion of lift-served terrain that will include two new quads and 17 new trails. → Read More

Sylvan Fire incident team to scale back operations as blaze hits 44% containment

EAGLE — Firefighters are making steady progress on the Sylvan Fire, and the Rocky Mountain Type I Incident Team assigned to the area plans to scale back firefighting personnel by the end of the week.... → Read More

Crews make significant progress on Sylvan Fire despite containment remaining at zero

The Sylvan Fire burning on 3,775 acres — nearly 6 square miles — south of Eagle remains at a containment percentage of zero as of 9 a.m. Saturday morning, June 26, but that doesn’t mean... → Read More

Weather helps calm Sylvan fire, but extinguishing it ‘will take time’

EAGLE — Aided by the weather, the Sylvan Fire burning 70 miles southwest of Summit County did not grow much overnight Wednesday into Thursday. “The weather has been helping us,” said David Boyd, public affairs... → Read More

Eagle County moving to Stage 1 fire restrictions Friday

With more hot, dry weather on the way, Eagle County is moving to Stage 1 fire restrictions starting Friday at 12:01 a.m. → Read More

Vail Resorts to reduce all pass prices by 20 percent

Vail Resorts is turning the clock back on its Epic Pass prices to reward its loyal customers following a trying year. On Monday morning, the resort operator announced that it is lowering the price of its Epic Pass products by 20 percent across the board.The reset takes Epic Pass products back to prices last seen… → Read More

Notes on a pandemic: A year covering COVID-19

My father-in-law, the best journalist I know, joked earlier this month that he didn’t know he’d been social distancing his entire life. It only took a global pandemic for him to realize it. → Read More

Stronger together: How Eagle County’s health care workers rose to the challenge of COVID-19

In the thick of the pandemic, in a year that refused to let up, Caitlyn Gnam started running. An infection preventionist at Vail Health Hospital, Gnam prefers more daring outdoor pursuits: whitewater kayaking, dirt biking,... → Read More