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Past articles by Ash:

Female police officers make an impact valley-wide

When asked to picture a police officer, many might conjure an image of a tall, strong man in uniform. However, female police officers throughout the valley subvert expectations, proudly vowing to serve and protect their... → Read More

Correcting the record on proposed change to Second Gulch Trail’s 50-inch access law

At the Feb. 27 Eagle Town Council Meeting, the town’s Open Space and Recreation Director Brian Lieberman presented a recommendation from the Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee to increase the motorized width limit of... → Read More

Proposed widening of Second Gulch Trail in Eagle for side-by-side access stirs up locals

With major trail reroute and restoration projects slotted for later this year in the Hardscrabble area located between Eagle and Gypsum, discussions of modifying motor vehicle access arose at the Feb. 27 Eagle Town Council meeting. Members... → Read More

Two new members sit on Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission

Two vacancies on Eagle’s Planning and Zoning Commission were recently filled by Weston Gleiss and Keith Montag. The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission leads the department, which works to “provide safe, efficient and orderly development... → Read More

Local police take to the powder for patrol

Spotting an in-uniform officer on skis may seem out of the ordinary, but at Vail and Beaver Creek, officers from agencies valley-wide have been taking to the slopes for patrol for years. While on the... → Read More

The behind-the-scenes operations of Eagle County detentions

While other law enforcement professionals in the valley are out on patrol, in the courthouse or out and about engaging with the community, certain individuals work with people behind bars at the Eagle County Jail. ... → Read More

Marshall Burrow leaves a legacy of safety and service

Marshall Burrow was a former Vail Resorts Mountain Safety Patrol supervisor and a Vail Fire and Emergency Services seasonal wildland firefighter who passed away on May 3, 2022. In his memory, Burrow’s family and friends... → Read More

Eagle County woman reported missing, authorities seek suspect in alleged domestic violence incident

Eagle County resident Norma Bustos Teran called in sick to work last Friday and hasn’t been seen since. Law enforcement officials are concerned for the 59-year-old woman’s safety for various reasons, including that she was... → Read More

Gov. Polis appoints Jonathan Shamis of Leadville to 5th Judicial District bench

Jonathan Shamis of Leadville has been appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to fill the Eagle County vacancy in the 5th Judicial District Court following the retirement of Judge Mark Thompson. Shamis was previously a Lake... → Read More

Eagle hires Melissa Daruna as assistant town manager

Eagle has hired Melissa Daruna, who has spent the past four years leading Keep It Colorado, a statewide conservation nonprofit, as its assistant town manager. In November, Eagle embarked on the search for an assistant... → Read More

Wildlife Trail Ambassador Program’s new campaign aims to change perspective on wildlife

In Eagle, wildlife and humans exist within each other’s backyards. With that coexistence comes a sense of responsibility for residents to respect and protect surrounding wildlife. Through education and jarring imagery, a new wildlife campaign... → Read More

Hardscrabble trails under review and set for improvement

Alongside the Hardscrabble Trails Coalition and the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, Eagle’s Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee is gearing up to propose major improvements to Eagle Trails within the Bureau of Land Management... → Read More

Eagle Police officer commended for rescuing man from Eagle River after crash on I-70

Megan Heil of the Eagle Police Department jumped into action on the afternoon of Jan. 2 as soon as she noticed something was wrong on her way to work. Thankfully, being in the right place... → Read More

Presales begin for first phase of residences at Haymeadow in Eagle

Eagle residents have first dibs on the first units set to be built at Haymeadow, the sprawling 200-acre development that was first approved by the town back in 2014. A part of the new development... → Read More

Wanderlust Dogs in Eagle set to expand operations

Nearly at its 10-year mark, Wanderlust Dogs has all paws on deck for its 8,500-square-foot expansion. On April 1, what once was Wanderlust Dog Ranch will debut its new building and new branding. Now Wanderlust... → Read More

Civil trial involving Gypsum contractor over disagreements in Leadville development gets underway

On Monday, what is expected to be a weeklong jury trial got underway at the Eagle County Justice Center in Judge Paul Dunkleman’s district courtroom. A six-person jury will hear the case in a civil... → Read More

Kids, Cops and Hoops offers opportunity to play with police

Since 2010, Avon Police officers have laced up sneakers to shoot hoops with children within the community. Still meeting every Tuesday, Avon Police Department’s Kids, Cops and Hoops program is seeking more youth in fourth... → Read More

Avon Police Department’s Al Zepeda recognized for Special Olympics work

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Avon Police Officer Al Zepeda was presented the 2023 State Directors Individual Award by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a facet of Special Olympics Colorado. Zepeda was honored for his extensive... → Read More

Surveillance shows theft from unlocked cars in Edwards

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, in social media post, said there has been an influx of thefts that could have likely been prevented by ensuring vehicles were locked. Among them are a series of thefts... → Read More

Nominating commission selects candidates for 5th Judicial District Court vacancy

The nominating commission for the 5th Judicial District has announced two candidates have been selected for possible appointment to the district court’s judiciary vacancy: Courtney Holm of Edwards and Jonathan Shamis of Leadville. Mark Thompson... → Read More