Battle Mountain sparks, downs Delta, 6-0

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Need a jump-start? Battle Mountain soccer’s Edgardo Rodriguez came off the bench on Saturday, and assisted the first two goals and scored another as the Huskies bounced Delta, 6-0, in Edwards to start the season 2-0. “Coach told me that he wanted me to come onto the field and score […]

Devils blank Demons

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — Eagle Valley soccer capped what turned into a very good week by blanking Glenwood Springs, 3-0, in its 4A Slope opener on Saturday at Hot Stuff Stadium. Aaron Ledezma got pulled down in the box for a penalty kick to start things. He slotted his shot to the left side […]

Vail Daily column: The sunflower: A common summer sight

By Edward Stoner As we enjoy the final few weeks of summer here in the Vail Valley, let’s take the time to pay homage to what is unequivocally a primary image of the season — the sunflower. You can probably picture this familiar plant now — a tall stalk topped with a ray of bright […]

No fault in ski collision case

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A ski instructor was injured in a collision on Beaver Creek mountain, but the jury said the defendant in a civil trial was not liable for those injuries. Dan Sheffield, a retired Denver attorney and Beaver Creek ski instructor, sued a Mexico City family for injuries he said he suffered […]

Fight in Vail bar puts man back behind bars

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Matthew Knetzer admitted in court to breaking into vehicles and stealing things. Four days later, he was back in jail after he allegedly got in a bar fight and spit on a Vail police officer and a firefighter. That alleged act is a felony, and Knetzer remains a guest […]

Adventure on two wheels: A 100-miler in tropical heat

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Those of us who have congregated in the Colorado Rocky Mountains tend to share qualities such as a deep passion for the great outdoors, a sense of adventure and contentment in a mild climate. Our valley is full of athletic ability that thrives in mild to moderate temperatures. So […]

Eagle Valley pops Vista Peak in opener, 41-21

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — It’s an election year and nothing is as it appears, like Vista Peak coming into Eagle Valley’s Hot Stuff Stadium ranked ahead of the Devils … They left ranked in some other order as Eagle Valley defeated the Bisons, 41-21. For the first four minutes, the Bisons and Devils beat […]

Huskies open season with a bang; snap skid

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Anyone remember the last time Battle Mountain football had a pick-six? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? And so the Huskies’ Noah Shamis streaked down the east sideline 92 yards for a touchdown after picking off Middle Park quarterback Dalton Tucker, starting Battle Mountain on its way to a 58-0 win over the […]

Vail Daily column: Land conservation, partnerships, and you

By Edward Stoner A community is made stronger by its members’ ability to work together in partnerships. As the new director of Eagle Valley Land Trust, one of the things that attracted me to Eagle County was the amount of collaboration that takes place here. Whether it is a group of real estate developers partnering […]