Battle Mountain outlasts Devils in five

By Chris Freud

GYPSUM — For those who did not suffer some form of cardiac incident during Saturday’s Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley volleyball game, the Huskies came away with a dramatic 25-27, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18, 15-10 victory over the Devils in Gypsum. Trite as it sounds, neither team deserved to come away with a loss from this epic. “It’s exactly why we play the game,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “I couldn’t be more proud of my girls and their team. That’s great volleyball for our valley, and to know that Steamboat’s in the mix, too, this should be a real fun league.” Battle …

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Volunteers help build valley trail system

By John LaConte

WILDRIDGE — Trails in the West Avon Preserve are now much closer to having full connectivity thanks to the efforts of 270 workers at Vail Resorts’ volunteer day. An annual event here in the valley, this year the Vail Resorts work day was part of the company’s new EpicPromise effort, where volunteers aimed to complete 13 trail, habitat or school restoration projects across the U.S. and Jamaica on Saturday. “Capitalizing on Vail Resorts’ Epic brand, EpicPromise will become an integrated part of the guest experience from its dedicated website, EpicPromise.com, to Ski and Ride School, to on-mountain educational signage,” the …

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Vail Mountain School blanks CRMS Oysters

By Chris Freud

EAST VAIL — These aren’t the games that will be seen on ESPN Classic. In fact, Vail Mountain School soccer’s 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rocky Mountain School on Saturday at lore-filled Bandoni Alumni Field was pretty much no contest. But this one and a 6-0 thumping of Rifle on Thursday are what a team with playoff and league-title aspirations need to do. VMS is 2-0 in the 3A Slope, having not dropped points nor surrendering a goal, the later being one of the league’s tiebreakers. Against the visiting Oysters, Andres Milmo, Liam Hurley and Charlie Aziz scored their first …

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Judge to allow punitive damages in Conlin case

By Randy Wyrick

BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts could be forced to pay punitive damages if they lose a lawsuit in the death of a local teenager. Broomfield District Court Judge Chris Melonakis ruled that Taft Conlin’s parents could ask for punitive damages if a jury decides in their favor in the 2012 death of their son. Their attorney, Jim Heckbert with Burg Simpson said the best way to punish a corporation that cannot be jailed is to hit them in their pocketbook. “The judge ruled to allow punitive damages as punishment to make sure someone doesn’t do something like it again,” Heckbert said. …

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No. 3 Bears too much for Eagle Valley, 35-12

By Chris Freud

RIFLE — Eagle Valley’s football team had its chances to hang with third-ranked Rifle at Bears Stadium on Friday night. Brock Clark’s effort helped ensure the Devils never caught up. Clark, the Bears’ senior running back, rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns to go with an interception on defense during the Bears’ 35-12 victory in the Class 3A Western Slope League opener for both teams. Rifle finished with 381 rushing yards and 414 yards of total offense against the Devils (3-1 overall, 0-1 league). The Devils twice had moments where it looked like they would hang with the Bears, …

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Battle Moutain soccer, Vail Christian spikers nab wins

By Chris Freud

PALISADE — At halftime of Friday’s Battle Mountain-Palisade game, Huskies coaches David Cope and Allie O’Neill said nothing. On the other hand, Battle Mountain center-back Eli Stephens eventually had quite a bit to say. “He basically stood up an said, ‘This isn’t acceptable,’” Cope said. “’Remember the first time we played (Palisade, a 9-0 win). Let’s do what makes us a good team.’ He was great. We’ve been waiting for a senior to stand up.” That fired up the Huskies who broke a 1-1 halftime tie and turned it into a 5-1 victory at Palisade. Uriel Lopez, Tony Luevano, Edgardo …

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Devils, Huskies cross-country fast at Glenwood

By Chris Freud

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Hey, cross-country runners, it’s only one month until regionals. Yes time flies, and so does Eagle Valley cross-country. The Devils boys were fourth and the ladies sixth at Friday’s Demon Invite at Glenwood Springs. Eagle Valley’s Brandon Sheard had a big race, finishing second for the Devils. That’s a hop for him within the team’s usual placing. A little competition within a team is always a good thing. But there was bigger theme of the day for the red and black. “With our two, three, four and five runners we had a 38-second split between those four …

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College to offer wedding and event planner course

By Edward Stoner

EDWARDS — Colorado Mountain College has partnered with Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute, a nationally recognized training program for the wedding and event planning industry, to offer a wedding and event planning certification course. Classes will be held on Mondays from Sept. 29 through Dec. 8 at the college’s Edwards campus and taught by Hollie Johnson Hawkins, an event professional in the Vail Valley for 17 years. Hawkins also has a private business, Events by Hollie, which oversees weddings and events nationwide. The class covers the basic fundamentals of planning, orchestrating and delivering social events, including contracts, pricing formulas, marketing strategies …

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Avon looks to purchase new Town Hall for $3.2M

By Edward Stoner

AVON — Next Tuesday, the Avon Town Council will begin the public review process for the purchase of what is commonly called “The Skier Building” for a new Town Hall. Located at 140 West Beaver Creek Boulevard, the prominent stone and stucco three-story structure sits on Avon’s Pedestrian Mall. Town Manager Virginia Egger has signed a purchase and sale agreement in the amount of $3.2 million for the property, subject to Town Council approval. The estimated cost to finish the building is $2.5 million. Certificates of participation are proposed for the total costs of the acquisition and construction. Funding will …

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Free cannabis dinner takes Libertarian campaigns to whole new kind of high

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Libertarian candidates for the state Legislature are taking their campaigns to a new high. Lee Mulcahy for State Senate is hosting a fine dining cannabis exploration in the Vail Sonnenalp’s Garmisch-Munich room. “My populist campaign is about government overreach and making government work for the people,” Mulcahy said. Mulcahy is running to represent Colorado’s state Senate District 5, seven counties including Eagle and Pitkin. The longtime Aspen resident will be biking over with friends from Basalt. Thom Haupt is running for the state House District 26 seat, Eagle and Routt counties. Sunday’s Fine Dining Exploration will educate diners …

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