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Past articles by Ali:

Avon seeks solutions by joining collective legal effort to improve Postal Service

Earlier this month, a coalition of Colorado’s mountain communities announced it was hiring a legal team from Kaplan Kirsh Rockwell amid widespread challenges with the United States Postal Service. With Crested Butte leading the way,... → Read More

Eagle County School District plans for end of COVID relief funding

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state government deployed various relief funds to help businesses, public entities and organizations survive. For public K-12 schools, the majority of these funds came from... → Read More

Red Sandstone Elementary in Vail seeks solutions to traffic issues

Red Sandstone Elementary School in Vail has seen a steady increase in enrollment over the past few years, and with it, the traffic at school pick-up and drop-off has steadily risen as well. At the... → Read More

Steward Vail gets repositioned as a ‘Stewardship Roadmap’ in latest iteration

The Vail Town Council on Tuesday got its latest look at the draft Steward Vail plan, providing feedback on the plan’s actions, goals, and strategies as well as the metrics by which the town will... → Read More

A new deal for Vail’s $152 million redevelopment of Timber Ridge

Vail Town Council’s latest look at the Timber Ridge redevelopment project will include a recently proposed deal structure meant to break down the estimated $152 million price tag into bite-sized pieces. This deal structure not... → Read More

Town of Vail data shows record-high visitation days in February

February was a banner month for the town of Vail in terms of visitation. Both in comparison to the previous ski season as well as prior months this ski season, the town is seeing more... → Read More

Shift e-bikes to return this spring with more bikes in more communities

The Shift regional e-bike program is returning to Eagle County this summer, with more bikes, more stations and more communities participating. The program initially launched in June 2022 with 90 bikes parked at 20 stations... → Read More

School board approves adjustments to next year’s school calendar

Eagle County School District students could have a later-than-expected start to the 2023-24 school year as the district aims to provide additional, uninterrupted time for teacher professional development. The new start date was approved —... → Read More

Court vacates town of Vail jury trial against Moffet, Tiga Advertising

The Eagle County District Court vacated the pending jury trial dates for the town of Vail case against former Town Council member Greg Moffet and his firm, Tiga Advertising. The trial will be postponed to... → Read More

Bennet, Hickenlooper invite Postal Service leadership to witness challenges first-hand

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper sent a letter to the United States Postal Service’s top leadership, inviting them to visit to experience the service and delivery challenges facing many communities’... → Read More

Vail Health celebrates opening of the Wiegers Mental Health Clinic in Edwards

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Vail Health and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health celebrated the opening of its newest facility, the Wiegers Mental Health Clinic in Edwards. This outpatient behavioral health clinic opened to patients Jan. 11... → Read More

Red Sandstone Elementary among Colorado schools to receive threat on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Vail Police Department assessed a possible threat at Red Sandstone Elementary School. No threat was found and all staff and students at the school were reported safe. “This morning, several... → Read More

Mountain Family opens new clinic in Avon’s Chapel Square

Mountain Family Health Clinics’ new location in Avon’s Chapel Square is officially open to patients. The clinic — which relocated from its Edwards location — will provide affordable dental, medical and behavioral health services to... → Read More

Judge issues judgments in favor of Vail in dispute with former Town Council member Greg Moffet, advertising firm

On Friday, Feb. 17, Eagle County District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman issued several judgments in the town of Vail’s case against former Council member Greg Moffet and his firm, Tiga Advertising. The judge ruled that... → Read More

Vail estimates revenue loss of $50,000 after parking system goes down

A number of lucky skiers, guests and residents got free parking in Vail on Saturday, Feb. 4, when the town experienced an outage of its parking system. The town experienced a widespread outage of the... → Read More

Vail plots pedestrian safety improvements in highly trafficked areas

The town of Vail has budgeted $1.95 million over the next three years to design and install pedestrian safety improvements in high-pedestrian areas such as Vail Village, Lionshead Village, Dobson Ice Arena and Ford Park.... → Read More

Vail Fire responds to small gas spill in Gore Creek in West Vail

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Vail Fire Department responded to a call concerning a hazmat spill in Gore Creek in West Vail’s Stephens Park. The call came in yesterday afternoon from a resident who was... → Read More

Why local schools in Eagle County are in session this President’s Day

This year, local families may notice something new about the Eagle County School District calendar: students have to report to school on President’s Day. In previous years, the district’s mid-winter break fell over the President’s... → Read More

How the passage of a Colorado bill could bring workforce housing to Dowd Junction

A parcel of land in Dowd Junction was the inspiration behind the first Colorado Senate bill introduced in 2023. And, if passed, the land will serve as the proof of concept for a new pathway... → Read More

Will three bills adequately address Colorado’s educator shortage?

With the start of Colorado’s 2023 Legislative session in January came a batch of bill proposals aimed at creating solutions for some of education’s greatest challenges. And, at the top of that list is the... → Read More