Tag Archives: Vail

Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

Posted in Mountain towns | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rain chaser for intense Colorado runoff

If winter was so-so except for its exceptional heat, peak runoff in Colorado rivers last week was nonetheless a sight to behold. Continue reading

Posted in Colorado, Vail, Water | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Vail’s ambivalence about I-70

I-70 has always been a mixed blessing for Vail, Colorado. Now comes a proposal for a sound wall on a portion of the highway, but not all residents think the reduced noise would be worth it. Continue reading

Posted in Interstate 70, Mountain towns, Vail | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Vail looks beyond Baby Boomers

Vail’s elected officials study demographic trends, global warming predictions and other statistics as they try to prepare for a life and economy after Baby Boomers. Continue reading

Posted in Mountain towns, Vail | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Notes from Colorado’s cannabis frontier

Vail remains on the sidelines, Aspen rejected a new tax, governor frets about THC dangers on young minds. These and other notes about cannabis from Colorado’s mountains towns. Continue reading

Posted in Aspen, Breckenridge, Mountain towns, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, Vail | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Creating a new water normal in mountain towns

Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”

Continue reading

Posted in Aspen, Breckenridge, Colorado, Mountain towns, Vail, Water | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Funding platform for Vail direct flights

Eagle County Regional Airport is a major conduit for high-end destination guests into the Vail Valley, but could a new funding platform expand the flights? Continue reading

Posted in Aspen, Jackson Hole, Mountain towns, Steamboat Springs, Telluride, Vail | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Funding platform for Vail direct flights

Vail and wildfire risk to homes

If potential for fire was always theoretically evident in Vail, first the bark beetle epidemic and then the fires along Colorado’s Front Range have made that potential less abstract.
Continue reading

Posted in Jackson Hole, Vail, Wildfire | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Vail and wildfire risk to homes