On January 14, we reported about the tragic death of Sean Teater, the third official ski-resort casualty of the season. This weekend, unfortunately, that number increased by one: A thus-far-unidentified 46-year-old man died while skiing at Keystone, despite wearing a helmet. We've got details abou ... More >>
A federal judge in Oregon has sentenced environmental activist Rebecca Rubin to five years behind bars -- and to read a Malcom Gladwell book -- for her role in setting several fires, including a 1998 act of arson in Vail that caused $12 million in damage. As a member of a radical environmental grou ... More >>
A tribute to ice, snow and light, Paul Wertin's temporary sculpture "Arches" opens tonight at the seventh annual Triumph Winterfest in Vail, when it will be illuminated with LED lights at dusk. Wertin began carving the icy structure from 120 blocks of ice earlier this month, creating a seventy-foot ... More >>
Last week, Telluride officially approved sales of recreational cannabis, joining a majority of other tourism-reliant ski towns around the state that have given an okay to the ganja. Telluride took one of the easiest routes to retail-weed approval possible, with the city council voting in an applicat ... More >>
On Friday, we reported about the tragic death of a snowboarder in an avalanche near Vail Pass; see our original coverage below. The victim has now been identified as Mark McCarron, 38, of Westminster. As part of its original release, the Eagle Police Department noted that McCarron and friends accom ... More >>
Restaurant Kelly Liken, 12 Vail in Vail, is kicking-off Cochon 555 tonight with a six-course, collaborative menu from five Colorado chefs: Jason Harrison of Four Seasons Resort, Jeff Osaka of twelve , Alex Seidel of Fruition, Lon Symensma of ChoLon and Cochon 555 founder Brady Lowe. See also: - Den ... More >>
Here's where the pig puns start: Two years ago, at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, five Colorado chefs -- Alex Seidel (Fruition and Fruition Farms); Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food & Wine); Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken); Frank Bonanno (Bonanno Concepts); and Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euc ... More >>
Tonight at the Bluebird Theater, Kraddy is kicking off an eight-night Colorado run with Ana Sia that will include stops in Crested Butte, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Ft. Collins, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride -- in that order. Tonight is the only night in Denver, so you know it's going t ... More >>
We'll cut to the chase: Movies are one of this planet's greatest pleasures, and there's nothing quite like seeing a film at a real theater. Show and Tell would like to share that experience with you, so keep reading to find out how how you can win twenty free passes to any Hollywood Theater by answe ... More >>
The thirteenth annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival got tapped yesterday in Vail, and it runs through Saturday, January 12. This winter fest -- which takes place at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa -- features some of the most unique and rare (and strongest) craft beers in the country. Se ... More >>
The Vail Valley Foundation's 2012 Korbel American Ski Classic gets underway today at 4:30 p.m. with the Volvo Legends of Skiing Giant Slalom competition on Vail's Golden Peak, followed by a free concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring G. Love and Special Sauce, marking the 30th anniversary of "America's orig ... More >>
For close to a decade, Dave Simonett has stuck with Trampled by Turtles for all the ups and downs. From just a mere thought of starting a band to selling out venues across the country, the Minnesota-born bluegrass quintet is steadily amassing a legion of fans across the country with a sound that inc ... More >>
Update: For the second time in less than a week, a skier has been killed while schussing the slopes at Keystone. The death brings the total skier deaths this year in Colorado to eleven, just six shy of a macabre record set in 2008.
If you're looking for an excuse to head for the hills (we know you're not going for the snow!), Vail's annual Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival should do the trick. The celebration started yesterday and continues through tomorrow; events include homebrew demonstrations, a brewmaster's din ... More >>
FacebookCrazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards is the latest Colorado beer maker to undergo a major expansion, doubling the size of its brewery, adding high-speed canning and bottling lines, and hiring at least seven employees. All told, the Vail-area brewery, which was founded in 2010 by Kevin Se ... More >>
Lori Midson"My family owned a casket company in New Jersey, which has nothing to do with anything, except that even people who own casket companies have to eat," quips Stephen Lo Iacano, a Jersey native who, in 1987, moved to Vail, a town, he says, that doesn't know its meatballs from its ma ... More >>
If you nerded out on the EpicMix app while skiing or snowboarding at the Vail Resorts last season and love to boast on Facebook about just how sick your "sick days" are by posting photos and status updates from the mountain, then EpicMix 2.0 is just for you, adding EpicMix Photo and new socia ... More >>
There is no Mardi Gras parade in Denver, but you don't have to trek all the way to our nation's Francophone capitals (namely St. Louis and New Orleans) for some marching madness tomorrow. CarniVail, which started yesterday and goes through the end of the week, hits the streets of Vail tomorr ... More >>
This, we think, could be a golden opportunity to plant a wet, sloppy kiss on the hot guy (or girl) standing behind you in line, with whom you then make messy burrito love. All metro area Qdoba Mexican Grill locations (with the exception of the Vail store, which opens Monday) are making that ... More >>
Why should you get out of Denver and head for the hills this weekend? Let me count the ways.
And the finalists are...Last night, participants in the Western Governors' Association confab at the Curtis Hotel got a sneak preview of models from the five finalists in an international design competition to build a special wildlife bridge over West Vail Pass -- and each entry was a pretty ... More >>
The Hunnicutts used their winnings on their own home.Giving away a home in Vail has proven to be harder than Steve Michonski expected. Michonski is a board member for The Vail Academy, as well as director of the home raffle, which is intended to raise funds for the school. But while a press ... More >>
It was a busy weekend in Denver. Some highlights: • Lipgloss, a Friday-night party at La Rumba, was even crunkier than usual. • Suite 200 hosted what they called a "Model Night," apparently giving our photographer cart blanche to ignore every Y chromosome in the room. • Git Some got ... More >>
New Belgium Brewing's Peter Bouckaert and the Vail Cascade's chef Adam Votaw share a brew.Tonight, the Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival will kick off in Vail with a stellar lineup of breweries, some of which are even offering specialty brews for the tenth annual installment of the f ... More >>
Julie Cunningham.Most articles about the arrest of Richard "Rossi" Moreau, who's been accused of murder in a Saturday night shooting in Vail that left one person dead and three injured, have noted how rare such incidents have been in the ski community. Reference this Vail Daily report, which ... More >>
Among Colorado ski towns, Vail gets ragged on for being totally, painfully fake. Unfortunately, the town can now boast of hosting an Old-West tradition that rivals Aspen and Telluride would probably rather do without: the drunken-bar shootout.At 7:30 on Saturday, 63-year-old Richard "Rossi" Morea ... More >>
Pete Marczyk, self-described "Hooch Hound" and owner of Marczyk Fine Foods (770 East 17th Avenue), took his "Drinking with Pete" series on the road over the weekend, to Taste of Vail. Watch the video above, and see the rest of his videos at marczykfinefoods.com.
Lori Midson Taste of Vail mountaintop picnic What restaurant in its right mind would serve a dessert called "tropical panna cotta" at a mountaintop picnic, high above the town of Vail, in a raging blizzard? Seriously. What kind of dumbass would play such a cruel joke on all ... More >>
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