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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]