Kelli Duncan, Vail Daily

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Past articles by Kelli:

New wave of COVID cases in Eagle County marked by mild illness

 As Colorado reports a jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases, Eagle County rides its own wave — one that local health experts say is marked by mild illness.The average percentage of the county’s COVID-19 tests that have returned positive results reached 13.9% as of Monday morning, putting us in the red zone of the… → Read More

A look into proposed amendments to Eagle’s 2022 budget

Eagle town staff asked the Town Council to increase the 2022 budget by more than $800,000 in a meeting Tuesday evening. Here is a look into the proposed amendments. → Read More

Arizona man arrested in Eagle County narcotics bust pleads guilty

An Arizona resident arrested in a large drug bust on Interstate 70 in Eagle over the summer pleaded guilty to one felony drug charge in a court hearing Monday afternoon. → Read More

Longtime Eagle resident Glenn Lowe enters Colorado House race

Glenn Lowe, a longtime Eagle resident and “fourth generation Coloradan,” is running to represent Colorado House District 26 because he said the people of the district made him into the man he is today. → Read More

Beaver Creek hit-and-run skier collision leaves teen badly injured

A local 13-year-old was left with a broken clavicle after an adult man hit him while skiing at Beaver Creek on Sunday and then left without exchanging personal information as required by Colorado state statute. → Read More

200 acres of Eagle’s Haymeadow development may be preserved as open space

Another 200 acres of land in Eagle’s Brush Creek Valley could be conserved for local elk and responsible nature lovers, protected from future development. → Read More

Eagle announces new interim town manager

The Eagle Town Council has named Jim White, former town manager of Minturn, as Eagle’s new interim town manager. → Read More

Eagle Town Council approves 2022 budget

The Eagle Town Council unanimously approved the final version of the town’s proposed budget for 2022 after a public hearing on Dec. 14. → Read More

Eagle Town manager accepts new role as head of Colorado Broadband Office

Eagle Town Manager Brandy Reitter has announced that she will resign from her post to accept a new role as the executive director of the statewide Colorado Broadband Office. → Read More

What the omicron variant means for COVID-19 trends heading into the holidays

COVID-19 cases in Eagle County were on a “slow but steady” decline leading up to Thanksgiving but are expected to level out or increase slightly in the coming weeks following the gatherings and travel that come with the holiday season.Cases dropped about 25% over the two weeks leading up to the holiday, although the rate… → Read More

Eagle voters show approval for ballot question authorizing $27M in downtown development bonds

Voters in downtown Eagle showed signs of approving a ballot question from the town’s Downtown Development Authority requesting permission to borrow up to $27 million dollars in tax increment financing bonds. → Read More

Eagle Town Council tables vote on $10M loan to launch next phase of broadband

Eagle Town Council members tabled a vote to take out a $10 million bond to launch the next phase of bringing broadband to town, stressing the need to think things through before taking on such an immense amount of debt.It has been two and a half years since the town voted to bring fiber-optic cable… → Read More

Vail Resorts seeks to settle improper compensation lawsuits while asking for stay in other lawsuit

Vail Resorts has filed a motion to postpone a lawsuit filed by current and former employees alleging improper compensation as it pushes to settle two similar cases in California. → Read More

Eagle County Census data shows growth, downvalley migration

Eagle County officials are in the process of analyzing the county’s raw data from the 2020 U.S. Census and will soon report their findings to county staff and commissioners. Here’s what we know so far. → Read More

Breaking the silence: Domestic violence is an issue that impacts everyone

Awareness months like October, which is earmarked for domestic violence, often come and go without significantly changing our way of thinking. What might it mean if this were different? → Read More

Gypsum man charged in stabbing at River Dance Campground

A Gypsum man has been charged with felony assault and felony menacing after allegedly stabbing another man in the stomach during a fight at River Dance Campground. → Read More

Former Lake County Coroner gets probation after official misconduct conviction

A litany of other charges have been brought against the couple for their alleged negligence in the management of several Colorado funeral homes they owned, including Kent Funeral Home in Gypsum.All six businesses were shut down last year due to allegations of “having an unrefrigerated body, found bags of unlabeled cremains, and an abandoned still… → Read More

Arizona man pleads guilty to drug trafficking along I-70

An Arizona man at the center of a large Interstate 70 drug bust on April Fool’s Day pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell or distribute Wednesday and, at just 20 years old, was sentenced to 11 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.Iran Torres of Phoenix, Arizona, originally… → Read More

Commerce City man arrested in I-70 drug bust will represent himself in court

Zarraga told police that Lujan-Estrada had forced her to smoke meth five times on the trip, had threatened more than once to kill her or burn down her house, and hit her in the face at least once. She now has a protection order against him.She denied having any involvement with the drugs in the… → Read More

Lasagna Love: Locals share the power of a home-cooked meal

The mission of Lasagna Love is simple: give people who are stressed or overwhelmed a break and show love to strangers in your community in the form of a warm, home-cooked meal. → Read More