Eagle County

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Coroner clarifies circumstances of New Jersey man’s death on Vail chairlift

It was previously reported that Jason Varnish's death came after he fell through a gap in a chair

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Aurora, Colorado Springs own water near Leadville. They may need to redraw a wilderness area to access it.

The first step for the Front Range cities, which want to act on their decades-old water rights, is to drill test bores for a proposed dam that would flood a Holy Cross Wilderness access road

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products

The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts of life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Conservationists hope to tap Land and Water Conservation Fund to preserve land and water on Sweetwater

Historic Sweetwater Lake and 488 acres of land around it near Dotsero has been in the sights of residential developers. But now it could be saved for public access.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

The Eagle County sheriff has been indicted for official misconduct. He says the district attorney misinterpreted the law.

James van Beek is accused of one count of official misconduct relating to his office’s spending