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Recent articles by Scott:

Eagle County bans openly-carried firearms on all county property

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to ban the open carrying of firearms on county property. People with concealed-carry permits are exempt, as are law enforcement and licensed security officers. Eagle County... → Read More

Eagle County commissioners hear proposals for two workforce housing projects

Eagle County earlier this year received a $50 million infusion of housing funding. Now officials are working on the best ways to spend the money. The Eagle County commissioners Monday heard two proposals for using... → Read More

Vail Valley lodging down ‘a bit’ from 2021, but travel should nearly match that seen in 2019

Thanksgiving is a big travel holiday, but that doesn’t always equate to more business at ski resorts. Skyler McKinley, the regional director of public affairs at AAA Colorado, said this year’s forecast is for a... → Read More

Eagle County’s airport is getting busier

Things are getting busy at the Eagle County Regional Airport. Passenger numbers are up from both 2021 and 2019 — the year before 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic. And, while total flight operations — all flights into... → Read More

Pay lags in Eagle County despite employee shortage

Eagle County’s workforce isn’t sufficient to fill all the jobs available in the area. But wages still lag behind state averages even as housing costs rise. That was just part of a Tuesday presentation to... → Read More

Vail Village’s Sitzmark Lodge has a new owner for the first time since 1974

First the bad news: The Fritch family no longer owns the Sitzmark Lodge in Vail Village. Now the good news: The new owners have pledged to maintain the spirit the Fritches built over nearly 50 years.... → Read More

Vail Village’s Sitzmark Lodge has a new owner for the first time since 1974

First the bad news: The Fritch family no longer owns the Sitzmark Lodge in Vail Village. Now the good news: The new owners have pledged to maintain the spirit the Fritches built over nearly 50... → Read More

CDOT working to boost the size of its plow driver corps

With Colorado’s mountains on the doorstep of another winter, the Colorado Department of Transportation is working on both short- and long-term plans to keep traffic moving. In a recent interview, Colorado Department of Transportation Director... → Read More

CMC, Eagle County collaborate on new apartments in Edwards

The “speed of government” is often only slightly faster than geologic time. A new housing project in Edwards moved much more quickly. Eagle County and Colorado Mountain College are collaborating on a two-building apartment complex... → Read More

Eagle County approves variances for roads within ranch up Sweetwater Road

A large ranch up Sweetwater Road can proceed with development, thanks to road requirements variances granted by the Eagle County Board of Commissioners. The owners of Hell’s Gate Ranch, an 885-acre parcel, asked for variances... → Read More

New Colorado grant program can help cover electric vehicle charger costs

In the world of grants, there’s usually a lot more interest than money available. That seems to be the case with a new grant program for electric vehicle chargers. The Colorado Energy Office recently announced... → Read More

Eagle County looks at raising pay

The valley’s employee shortage is leading to public and private organizations boosting their pay scales. Eagle County is one of those organizations. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners recently heard requests for pay increases for... → Read More

Camp Hale monument declaration could renew attention on restoration plan

The Oct. 12 designation of Camp Hale as the country’s latest national monument may refocus efforts at a restoration plan for the area. The plan has been around since 2015, drafted by a large stakeholder... → Read More

Eagle County election ballots are in the mail

Ballots across Colorado were put in the mail Monday. You should have yours soon. The post office in Glenwood Springs sent out roughly 32,500 ballots to registered voters in Eagle County. Those ballots can be... → Read More

Eagle County Fairgrounds plan envisions bigger grandstands, RV park, new building

The Eagle County Fairgrounds loses money every year. But are improvements worth the costs? The Eagle County Board of Commissioners recently heard a presentation from Crossroads Consultants about a new master plan for the fairgrounds.... → Read More

Meghan Lukens in her own words: House District 26 candidate spurred to run by interest in education

This fall’s election for State House District 26 features a pair of newcomers to state politics, Democrat Meghan Lukens and Republican Savannah Wolfson. The Vail Daily recently asked both candidates to answer five questions in... → Read More

Vail Valley real estate seeing declines in key market areas

A lot of economic comparisons to 2021 are often skewed. But Eagle County’s real estate market has slowed considerably. The latest data from the Vail Board of Realtors shows some significant dips in several areas,... → Read More

Gas leak in Minturn closes Highway 24 Thursday morning

A Thursday morning gas leak in Minturn closed U.S. Highway 24 — Main Street — for about an hour. There were no injuries. According to Michelle Aguayo, a media relations specialist with Xcel Energy, a... → Read More

Edwards apartment plan in county approval process

There’s a new idea for a piece of land just west of the Gashouse restaurant in Edwards. The latest idea comes from East West Partners, which bought the property earlier this year. Earlier plans have... → Read More

Creek in Edwards gets a new name from the feds

The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced it was changing the names of roughly 650 places, including one in Edwards. The word “squaw” is considered offensive, which has led to the change. In Eagle County, Squaw... → Read More