Avon residents work to save historic barn

By scott miller AVON — Before Avon became an incorporated town in the early 1980s, the place at the base of Beaver Creek was a ranching community. Now residents are trying to preserve one of the last vestiges of the days before the ski industry came to town.A barn built by Albert and Frances Hahnewald […]

Cycling adventures: Riding from Venice to Umbria

By Melanie Wong Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series about a Frisco cyclist’s month-long bike tour in Italy. Read the first article of the series at www.vaildaily.com. The first article chronicles Rob Philippe and his wife Valerie’s bike tour from Bolzano, Italy, to Venice, where this article continues.If Venice is sinking […]

Huskies and Devils start quickly at state site

By Chris Freud COLORADO SPRINGS — They started here. They hope to end it here.Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley cross-country got a look at the new state course and posted some great results at Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs on Friday.The Huskies and Devils competed in different races in Friday’s opener, but both had […]

College receives $4.3 million grant for student support

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Thousands of at-risk college students in rural Colorado will receive financial and academic support over the next five years, thanks to an expanded federal TRIO grant that will empower Colorado Mountain College to provide even more support services throughout its six-county district.College administrators learned recently that their previous $2.2 […]

Huskies dump Delta, 6-0; Eagle Valley next

By Chris Freud DELTA — Welcome home, Battle Mountain soccer, sort of.The Huskies finished up their western swing with a nice 6-0 thumping in their league opener at Delta on Saturday.Combined with a 1-0 nonconference win at Montrose, Battle Mountain had a good weekend to start off the season.“Four goal scorers and a clean sheet,” […]

Huskies soccer wins opener at Montrose, 1-0

By Chris Freud MONTROSE — Donnie Leavitt’s had a genuinely interesting career for Battle Mountain soccer.As a freshman, he was the back-up goalie to Christian Espinoza as the Huskies went on their now-mythological 20-0 state-title run. He became the goalie the next year, and won 15 games as the Huskies went to the quarterfinals. Last […]

Pacific Ocean waters hold key to snow year

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Long-range weather prediction is still an inexact science based on both current patterns and history. Those predictions get more tricky when historical anomalies enter the mix. That’s the case for the coming fall and winter.Meteorologists have long known about El Nino patterns in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador. […]

Pacific waters hold key to snow year

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Long-range weather prediction is still an inexact science based on both current patterns and history. Those predictions get more tricky when historical anomalies enter the mix. That’s the case for the coming fall and winter.Meteorologists have long known about “El Nino” patterns in the Pacific Ocean west of Ecuador. […]