Happy Lake Powell Day!

Dateline:  Thursday, March 14th 2019 – some celebrate this as “Pi Day” – you know [ 3.14159…]

ECT believes this year – it should be called “Happy Lake Powell Day”.

If you look closely at the photo from December 9th you can see folks have been happily skiing directly under this Vail Ski Resort signage…The clearance was about 5 feet at that time.

Now a little over 3 months – you cannot possible ski under the same sign.

(keep scrolling down – click on the photo to enlarge it)


With the exception of a few inches of snow from the night before…the snow under this trail sign is packed in very tight.

If Spring 2019 ever arrives…and the Spring Runoff flows – Gore Creek, into Eagle River, into the Colorado River – then into Lake Powell and possibly Lake Meade courtesy of the Glen Canyon Dam.  You guess is as good as the ECT’s – how much will Lake Powell rise with this years Spring Runoff.



Happy News – we can all agree on! Yeah!

Finally – It’s not always easy looking for some Eagle County, Colorado “Happy News” these days…especially if you live in the Town of Avon…

Here’s how to check this News out…

Likely, if you drive Eastbound (I-70) out of Eagle…you may have noticed the newly extended Paved Eagle County Bike Trail out the right side of your passenger window.  The County’s (ECO Trails) Paved Bike Path (years long) Goal is to connect the top of Vail Pass…to the entrance to the Glenwood Canyon just west of Dotsero – along I-70.


The County is hard at work (now – yeah! in February) to make that continuing plan a reality.  Just a bit west of Wolcott along the Eagle River a new Bike Bridge has been installed this  Valentines Day week – February 2019!  It’s official name is the “ECO Trails – Horn Ranch Pedestrian Bridge”.  You can see it now installed across the Eagle River driving on I-70 – eastbound just before Wolcott.

Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry reports to the ECT that – special thanks are due to Wolcott residences Dave and Sue Mott – who allowed the storage of the new Steel Bridge on their land – until the Construction Crews working the project were ready.  The months earlier purchase and storage of the new Steel Bridge – helped prevent any price inflation due to Steel Tariff fears…Construction Crews also reportedly happy with the work (now/February) at an otherwise slow construction time of year…Taxpayers get a break…Construction crews have some work…and local Bikers, Walkers, Runners, Hikers and Strollers…all have something to look forward to this Spring.   Happy News indeed!




Early Vail Ski Conditions? Try the Aspen Grove indicator…

It all started at about 5:30PM on September 28th, 2007


For the last (11) years running…from the same spot – at the same time of day – ECT has photographed the same Aspen Grove…This especially dry (2018) summer have the Aspens changing and falling much earlier.


Now – what can be shown for the early ski conditions at Vail – vis-à-vis the changing Aspens on September 28th….2012 Aspens and Mid-Vail (not open yet on December 9th 2012)  Another dry summer.


2014 was BY FAR the Best Early Ski conditions at Vail – by December 13th 2014 Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Ski Basin were open…Photo of Pete’s Chair in Blue Sky Basin.


2016 was a better than average early ski conditions with Vail’s Tea Cup Lift (west side of China Bowl) running on December 3rd 2016…


What will early Season 2018 bring for early Ski Conditions?  We’ll have to see…

Only in our Fishwrap–from Pink Vail

Ms. Hoffman – someone here…may need your help!


Maybe it’s just us here are the ECT.

Pink Vail (from last weekend) seeks to raise money to help find a cure for Cancer…Right?

The ECT thinks that perhaps more than the threat of Cancer here in Eagle County, needs to be cured…

ECT just not sure how a man quite capable of growing a beard…while wearing a ladies bra dressed in his (pink underwear?) is going to cure anything.

Perhaps his current “life coach” told (him?) dancing with more ladies might improve his self esteem and self image.  ECT thinks he maybe trying to frighten young children with his dancing…

We don’t know.  ECT just hopes this guys “life coach” is different than the one former U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist – Bruce Jenner chose…

ECT Tip:   Local Dads…you might want to think twice about introducing young family members – to the “Team Revolution Power Yogis”….not withstanding the Yogis questionable dancing skills.   Sheesh…

PS  – Photos and Story Credit goes to our local Fishwrap

Media Pin of the Championships!

What can the ECT say?  Well…this is our favorite Media Pin of the 2015 Championships!

A real collectors item if you ask us!  Commemorating the Triumph of Paid Print Advertising – over Investigative Reporting and Journalistic Accuracy…


Here is a case in point from last week – Feb. 2015:


40,000 Readers a Day?  Really?  ECT doesn’t think so…

U.S. Census Bureau says…their most recent estimate (2013) is 52,460 people living in Eagle County, Colorado.  Just (Click On) the graphic below to go to that U.S. Census Bureau web page…


1 – Consider the FACT that:   Eagle County Citizens living in (Basalt and El Jebel) live in the Roaring Folk River Valley – they’ll most likely read the Aspen Times and/or the Glenwood Springs, Post Independent, RIGHT?

2 – Now consider the population of all our Eagle County, Elementary School Kids…a very small portion of kids that might read the Fishwrap…

3 – Now consider Eagle County’s growing Population of folks that don’t call English their first language…

4 – To be FAIR – some of the folks that read the Fishwrap don’t live here (may own property here) and read it (online) because they can…How many of those folks are reading the Fishwrap every day?

ECT believes it is far more likely that, “40,000 readers a day” – spans THE ENTIRE (Swift Communications – VD Parent Company) newspaper geography of Eagle County, Summit County, Garfield and Pitkin Counties (combined).


Part 2 UPDATE:   Little Chance of this Colorado story being reported locally – so the ECT will link you to the Denver Post story – Just (Click On) the graphic below to go to the Denver Post story….


One more thing, Don – we do like our Media Pin (above) they Best!

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