Huskies girls cross-country take second at state; boys claim third

By Chris Freud COLORADO SPRINGS – To motivate Battle Mountain cross-country before Saturday’s state meet in Colorado Springs, the Huskies brought back some alumni.Erika Ghent and John O’Neill, both members of previous state champion teams at Battle Mountain, sent a message.“They told us that you run for each other,” Huskies senior Ethan Pence said. “You […]

Zdechlik is golden and VMS goes to quarters

By Chris Freud EAST VAIL — “Where’s the defibrillator,” Vail Mountain School soccer coach Pete Petrovski asked after his team’s 3A second-round state playoff game on Saturday at Bandoni Alumni Field.There’s no need for that, Coach, after Eric Zdechlik scored during the ninth minute of overtime on likely one of the more ugly golden goals […]

Goudy, Warnick square off for CMC board seat

By WILL GRANDBOIS GLENWOOD SPRINGS — With four CMC board positions up for election, the sole contested race is in District 2, which covers most of Glenwood Springs and Basalt as well as part of Carbondale.Incumbent Kathy Goudy came to the area in 1999 as the executive director of Aspen Legal Services. She later took […]

Cost complicates Vail forest thinning

By scott miller VAIL — While the pine beetle infestation that killed countless trees around Vail has largely run its course, the damage remains, and that damage could be catastrophically dangerous.Dead timber is standing, on the ground and leaning against live trees throughout the forests around Vail, particularly on the south side of Interstate 70. […]

Ullr Fest raises $16k for CAIC

By John LaConte MILLER RANCH — Parties are like people, some are just destined for greater things. The Hanagans’ friendly neighborhood gathering known as Ullr Fest is one of those parties. Now six years into the annual October event, the couple is having a moment that might be something like what Oprah Winfrey felt that […]

Penny & Sparrow play Underground Sound Series concert at Vilar Center

By Krista Driscoll Andy Baxter met Kyle Jahnke when they were in college at the University of Texas at Austin, well before either thought of pursuing music as a vocation.“We were on completely different career paths, neither of which involved music,” Baxter said. “Kyle got his masters in epidemiology, with a biology undergrad. I have […]

Palisade Bulldogs too much for Eagle Valley Devils

By Chris Freud GRAND JUNCTION — Tanner Pratt’s abilities within the offense of Palisade’s football team has been on display all season, and that certainly didn’t change against Eagle Valley on Friday.Pratt found the end zone one a 15-yard reception and a 7-yard run during the first half, giving the Bulldogs an insurmountable lead from […]

Bulldogs overcome Eagle Valley

By Chris Freud GRAND JUNCTION — Tanner Pratt’s abilities within the offense of Palisade’s football team has been on display all season, and that certainly didn’t change against Eagle Valley on Friday.Pratt found the end zone one a 15-yard reception and a 7-yard run during the first half, giving the Bulldogs an insurmountable lead from […]