Eagle County Sheriff's Office
Cops on skis keep the peace at Vail and Beaver Creek. But they’re more likely to lend a friendly mitten.
One-of-a-kind patrols have been a fixture at Eagle County ski areas for 16 years, though loss of lift privileges may be the biggest incentive for safe behavior.
Eagle County mountaineer killed in avalanche outside Beaver Creek is 12th fatality this season
Gary Smith, an indefatigable explorer who introduced countless skiers to the backcountry, was skiing with a friend in Sanctuary Chute when he was caught in an avalanche Monday.
Skier killed in East Vail avalanche identified as longtime local John Kuo
John Kuo, known as "Johnny Tsunami," regularly skied the easy-to-access East Vail zone beyond the boundary of the Vail ski area.
Prosecutors drop official misconduct charge against Eagle County’s sheriff, saying they can’t prove the case
James van Beek was indicted after an investigation by his district attorney, Bruce Brown. Van Beek’s lawyer said the misunderstanding could have been resolved over a cup of coffee.