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  • Vail woman who claimed she was tied up and left in dumpster made story up, police say

    04/12/2018 9:38:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 4/12/2018 | Blair Miller
    VAIL, Colo. – Vail police say they are no longer looking for suspects in the case of a woman who claimed someone zip-tied her and tossed her into a dumpster – because they say she made the story up. Linnea Hayda, 31, now faces charges of false reporting to police, tampering with evidence and attempting to influence a public servant in the case. According to police, they’d found Hayda in a dumpster with various injuries around 5:30 a.m. on March 27. They’d originally said her hands and feet were zip-tied, though she had managed to escape from some of them....
  • Federal Land Grab Comes to California at Vail Lake

    04/30/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/30/14 | Kristin Tate
    Americans have become increasingly concerned about the federal government's seizure of privately-held lands and property, especially after the Cliven Bundy incident in Nevada. Now another land owner, Bill Johnson of Temecula, California, claims his property at Vail Lake, the largest privately-owned lake in California, is being threatened by the county, state, and federal governments. Johnson purchased 11,000 acres of land in Riverside County over 17 years ago, including Vail Lake, encompassing over 1,000 square surface acres of water. Now Johnson claims various levels of government are trying to seize the property, using intimidation under the guise of environmental concerns. Johnson...
  • Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names

    10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | October 11, 2013 | Bryan Denson
    Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes – in Colorado, Oregon and California – as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001. ... the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison....
  • Wake Up, America [re:Huntingdon Life Sciences/SHAC/ Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Lib FR (E]

    03/04/2002 4:19:38 PM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 8 replies · 722+ views
    Consumer ^ | March 4, 2002
    "Arson, vandalism, burglary, grand larceny, firebombing, kidnapping, slander, conspiracy, computer crimes, and theft. If you think this sounds like a rap sheet for a hardened, malicious criminal, you would be close. It's your local neighborhood animal lover and tree hugger gone berserk," ex-Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.) writes. And columnist Todd Wilkinson notes, "Because involved individuals are anonymous, they could be anyone. Parents, teachers, church volunteers, your neighbor or even your partner could be involved." SHAC, a violent anti-medical research organization that has harassed and beaten individuals linked with Huntingdon Life Sciences, now says it will extend its campaign or terror ...
  • Michelle Obama Goes Skiing in Colorado

    02/19/2011 12:32:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | February 19, 2011 | Keith Koeffler
    First Lady Michelle Obama is on “a private family trip” in Colorado where she is skiing with daughters Sasha and Malia, according to an administration official.“The First Lady and several close friends are chaperoning their children on a ski trip,” the official told the press pool reporter who is following President Obama today.Reports coming out of Colorado say she arrived Friday night and is staying at the Sebastian Hotel on Vail Mountain. Rooms start at $605 per night for a room with two queen beds and head north of $2,000 for multi-bedroom suites.Here’s a description from the hotel’s website: For...
  • Obama accused of 'double standards' as family go skiing after telling Americans to sacrifice

    02/20/2011 9:54:50 AM PST · by Innovative · 119 replies
    UK Mail Online ^ | 20 Feb 2011 | David Gardner
    Full title: Obama accused of 'double standards' as family go skiing just days after telling Americans to sacrifice their own holidays (shortenend to fit within word limit) President Obama has been accused of having double standards after appealing for Americans to sacrifice their holidays just days before his wife and children went on a costly skiing trip. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are said to be on a 'private family trip' to Colorado for Presidents' Day Weekend... Although the Obamas will pay for a portion of the skiing trip, taxpayers will still shoulder many of the...
  • Michelle Obama's Vail meal becomes talk-show topic (Claims meal was only 600 calories)

    02/22/2011 5:18:09 AM PST · by FTJM · 56 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | 2/21/11 | Randy Wyrick
    Some conservative bloggers and talk-show hosts act like the short rib in Michelle Obama's dinner entree was, like Adam's, extracted from them personally. The first lady, in Vail with her daughters and some friends for the Presidents Day weekend, dined at Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village Saturday night, enjoying a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale. So, of course, some people are taking the short view of the short rib. A braised short rib is a relatively lean cut of beef, braised with most of the fat...
  • Michelle Obama's big 'sacrifces' on her Vail vacation

    02/21/2011 7:38:16 AM PST · by FTJM · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/21/11 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It has been almost a month and a half since the Obama family returned from 10 days in Oahu. With all the breastfeeding advice she's been giving out lately, an exhausted First Lady is long overdue for some R & R. Relinquishing her role as tireless workaholic, Michelle decided to revisit last year's mother/daughter ski trip to the Ski Liberty Resort in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania. Only this year, the Obama women have taken to the slopes in Vail, Colorado on a "private family trip" accompanied by "several close friends." When unveiling his budget, Michelle's husband reminded Americans, "Everybody's going to...
  • Michelle Obama in Vail for weekend (Joe BiteMe visits Key Largo)

    02/19/2011 10:47:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | 2/18/11 | Randy Wyrick
    Michelle Obama in Vail for weekendRandy Wyrick Friday, February 18, 2011 VAIL, Colorado — First lady Michelle Obama is among the Presidents Day weekend crowd. Obama arrived Friday night for a weekend of skiing in Vail and Beaver Creek, according to local sources. A motorcade of about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers, traveled from the Eagle County Regional Airport to Vail on Friday night, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Roads were temporarily blocked to make way for the motorcade in Eagle. The motorcade entered an underground garage beneath the Sebastian hotel in Vail...
  • Police: Man punched skier on Beaver Creek (41-yr old man punches 14-yr old girl)

    12/21/2010 2:25:30 PM PST · by rawhide · 42 replies · 2+ views
    vail ^ | Monday, December 20, 2010 | Sarah Mausolf
    VAIL — Police have charged a man with child abuse for allegedly punching a 14-year-old girl in the face Friday on Beaver Creek Mountain, Eagle County Sheriff's Office Lt. Mike McWilliam said in a statement. The Sheriff's Office gave Scott Filler, 41, of Decatur, Ga., a summons to appear in court for misdemeanor child abuse, McWilliam said. The 14-year-old girl from Mexico had been skiing on a beginner run, which Beaver Creek officials have identified as Haymaker trail, with a ski school class when she swerved to avoid a skier who had fallen in front of her, the statement said....
  • Alleged Vail shooter has PTSD, lawyer says in court

    11/09/2009 7:07:03 PM PST · by frankenMonkey · 13 replies · 1,086+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/09/2009 | Beth Potter
    VAIL — A Vail man faces first-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed a man outside a Vail bar over the weekend, Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said today in a court hearing. Richard "Rossi" Moreau, 63, is being held without bond in the Eagle County Jail. He is expected to be formally charged in a Dec. 1 hearing, Hurlbert said. His attorney, Reed Owens, said Moreau has met with jail doctors. Owens said he wants to make sure Moreau can get the medication he takes for post-traumatic stress disorder while he is jailed. "We may have...
  • Bear Opens Car Door, Climbs Inside ( Video )( Colorado )

    08/29/2009 8:32:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 1,241+ views
    CBS4 ^ | Aug 28, 2009
    Police departments in the high country report a rash of bears breaking into cars and homes this summer. Penny Turilli captured video of a bear walking up to her car, parked in her driveway outside her Vail home. The animal opened the door and climbed inside...
  • Vail's ‘Dumb and Dumber' robber returned to Australia

    08/06/2009 7:01:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 468+ views
    vail daily ^ | August 5, 2009 | Edward Stoner
    Luke Carroll, half of the so-called “Dumb and Dumber” duo that robbed a Vail Village bank in 2005, was returned to his home country of Australia this week, immigration officials said Wednesday. Carroll was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the WestStar Bank heist, in which he and friend Anthony Prince made off with about $130,000, only to be arrested a day later. Seasonal ski shop employees Carroll and Prince made headlines for their blunders during and after the robbery. As they robbed the bank using BB guns, they wore name tags from their ski shop...
  • Skier Suffers Exposure- Man Left Dangling Pantless After Vail Lift Mishap

    01/06/2009 7:05:32 AM PST · by Red Boots · 83 replies · 4,362+ views
    JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning.
  • OPERATION BACKFIRE Help Find Four Eco-Terrorists

    11/19/2008 4:41:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 819+ views
    FBI.GOV ^ | November 19, 2008 | FBI.GOV
    We need your help in locating these four fugitives. Click on their names or photographs to see their wanted posters. It has been 10 years since a group known as “The Family” torched a ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $26 million in damage and drawing international attention to eco-terrorists—those who break the law in the name of the environment and animal rights. Since that time, we’ve joined our federal, local, and state law enforcement partners in establishing Operation Backfire to bring these criminals to justice. Our efforts have been successful, but four individuals under indictment remain at large. At...
  • Vail: Beetle battle begins again this summer

    05/15/2008 8:32:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 392+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | May 14, 2008 | Edward Stoner
    Crews will cut trees on more than 200 acres around Vail this summer in their continuing efforts to battle the pine beetle epidemic. This summer’s work will continue to create a ribbon of “defensible space” around the town that seeks to prevent the spread of fire... “It’s to protect lives, homes and property from the effects of catastrophic wildfire,” ... The work is part of the Vail Valley Forest Health Project, a multi-year effort coordinated by the Forest Service that seeks to combat the pine beetle infestation from East Vail to Edwards. The mountain pine beetle epidemic has killed up...
  • One dead in 50-car pileup on Vail Pass

    03/31/2008 2:20:17 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 42 replies · 2,315+ views
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | March 31, 2008 | Staff Report
    A 50-vehicle pileup has closed I-70 in both directions at mile marker 195 on Vail Pass. The initial accident occurred on the westbound side of I-70 at mile marker 189 in Eagle County. The eastbound lane has also been closed at this time to allow emergency vehicles to access the scene. According to dispatch, there are numerous injuries and several possible amputations. There has been a mutual aid request for backup and many patients are being transported to St. Anthony's Summit Medical Center for treatment. "So far we have one patient in critical condition and two more patients just arrived...
  • Ski crash lawsuit stirs backlash(suing an 8-year old)

    12/27/2007 7:32:53 PM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 26 replies · 472+ views
    People upset over a man who sued an 8-year-old boy and his father over a Colorado ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said. David Pfahler and Marlene Ambrogio left their Allentown, Pa., home for the holidays because angry people tied up their phone lines with repeated, automated calls since news reports of the lawsuit, attorney Jim Chalat said Monday. Some sent angry e-mails and calls to Chalat's Denver law firm, while others called Reader's Digest, where Pfahler works, and demanded he be fired, the Rocky Mountain News reported. The couple...
  • Timber to be burned Wednesday in Vail

    11/07/2007 10:06:28 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 109+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | November 7, 2007
    About 20 piles of downed pine and aspen trees will be burned Wednesday and Thursday ... The trees were cut down this fall by crews building a buffer between the forest and neighborhoods to prevent the spread of wildfires. Once more snow falls, some of the 250 piles of timber remaining on the upper bench of Donovan Park will be burned.
  • Lots of logs, not enough loggers

    11/07/2007 1:21:09 PM PST · by george76 · 51 replies · 180+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | February 1, 2005 | Cliff Thompson
    When the U.S. Forest Service received no bids on two small timber sales in Eagle County earlier this year, the agency's local rangers encountered what is becoming a problem throughout the intermountain West. The federal agency got a lesson in market economics and the three-way tug of war over lumber in national forests. There were no bidders for the timber "salvage" sales designed to remove trees killed by infesting pine beetles. The Forest Service also wants to sell the dead trees so they won't add extra fuel to wildfires. The glut of dead trees is occurring at a time when...