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Past articles by Scott:

‘Atmospheric river’ puts Eagle County under a winter storm watch from March 14 — 16

Get ready for more snow. The National Weather Service Monday issued a winter storm watch for an area that includes Aspen, Hahn’s Peak and, of course, Vail. The watch issued by the National Weather Service... → Read More

Eagle County residents need to be prepared for property tax sticker shock coming in 2024

Get ready for sticker shock. Property in Colorado every two years is revalued by county assessors across the state. Those values are then used to determine the basis for property taxes. Given the runup in... → Read More

U.S. Forest Service approves Berlaimont Estates access road proposal near Edwards

This story will be updated. The U.S. Forest Service Friday issued a final decision on a road access proposal for Berlaimont Estates, a 680-acre parcel just northwest of Edwards. That parcel is surrounded by Forest... → Read More

ECO Transit seeking grants, using millions in existing reserves

The torrent of federal spending in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may benefit the new Eagle Valley Transportation Authority. But it could take a while. County officials are now looking into how to apply... → Read More

Eagle County 4H programs benefit from the fun at the annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed

Todd Winstead grew up in 4H. Now a dad, Winstead wants to help 4H the way that program helped him. Winstead is president of the committee organizing the annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed, set for... → Read More

Eagle River Fire Protection District will ask voters in May for a property tax increase

The Eagle River Fire Protection District this spring is asking voters for some financial help. The district — which runs from the top of Tennessee Pass to Wolcott, but excludes Vail — at the May... → Read More

Eagle County community packs Brush Creek Pavilion to honor the memory of Kellen Collins

Kellen Collins’ death has shaken those who knew and loved him. Kellen died by suicide Feb. 26, and those who loved him packed Eagle’s Brush Creek Pavilion on Friday to share hugs, tears and stories... → Read More

Here are the biggest Eagle County special districts holding May 2 elections

November isn’t the only election season. May brings elections for special districts, and those votes will be held on May 2. November elections tend to be consolidated on one ballot, with votes counted by the... → Read More

Eagle County airport adds new ride-share service

People using the Eagle County Regional Airport will have another transportation option next ski season. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners this week approved a contract with Turo, a ride-sharing service in which owners rent... → Read More

Eagle County Fair & Rodeo had a good 2022 and is looking for more growth this year

The Eagle County Fair & Rodeo is on a growth curve. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners sat down Tuesday with fair representatives, including director Tanya Dahlseid. Her report detailed increased attendance, as well as... → Read More

West Eagle project takes its next step

The potential West Eagle workforce housing project has taken another step forward. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 21 approved a $75,000 preconstruction agreement with RA Nelson to evaluate the property, and the... → Read More

Eagle County construction industry still busy, despite staffing and other challenges

You already know this if you’ve tried to find a contractor lately: People in the trades are working hard to keep up with demand. Chris Evans, an owner of Evans-Chaffee Construction, said his firm is... → Read More

Front Country Rangers in Eagle County removed 3 tons of trash from US Forest Service land in 2022

The Front Country Rangers, a small crew of U.S. Forest Service employees and interns, stay pretty busy in the summer. District Ranger Leanne Veldhuis and Trish Barrere, both in the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, provided... → Read More

Eagle County’s 2022 real estate ‘dip’ still yielded the second-highest dollar volume in history

A dip in the Eagle County real estate market still resulted in the all-time second-best year in terms of dollar value. The 2022 dollar volume of $3.58 billion was a 16% decline from 2021’s record-shattering... → Read More

Eagle, Gypsum gun shop owners worry about impact of possible gun legislation

Steven Grindel is worried for his business. Grindel is the owner of Alpine Arms, a firearms shop in Eagle. Grindel is particularly worried about a bill, yet to be introduced, that’s been billed as a... → Read More

West End project in Edwards has plans out to a host of local, state, federal agencies, organizations

The West End project in Edwards is in a new phase, and developers are hoping for approval later this year. Project developer East West Partners recently sent referral notices about the nearly 900-page application for... → Read More

Vail’s great snow is boosting lodging business

No matter the promotion, or the on-mountain amenities, ski resorts ultimately depend on the weather. January’s weather produced in a big way. The Vail Valley Partnership, the valley’s chamber of commerce, seeks out group business... → Read More

Co-founder of venture firm focused on climate change solutions says growing up in Eagle County shaped her experience

Growing up in Eagle County has shaped Allison Myers’ love of the natural world. It’s also shaped her new business venture, Buoyant Ventures. Myers and partner Amy Francetic of Chicago are the cofounders and general... → Read More

Eagle County airport is planning for the next 20 years

Eagle County is planning for the next 20 years of operation at the Eagle County Regional Airport. It looks like the facility will get busier in years to come. That effort is required at all... → Read More

Eagle County celebrates its 140th anniversary

Colorado had been a state for seven years before Eagle County was created. The 140th anniversary of that event is Feb. 11, so it’s time to reflect and celebrate. The Eagle County Board of Commissioners... → Read More