Bulldogs too much for 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 […]

Battle Mountain football wins on Senior Night

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Every senior class has its tale to tell, and then there’s Battle Mountain football’s Class of 2016.The seven, who finished out the home slate on Senior Night on Friday with a 52-12 romp of Coal Ridge in Edwards, went to football hell and back in Huskies’ black and gold in […]

Huskies football wins on Senior Night

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Every senior class has its tale to tell, and then there’s Battle Mountain football’s Class of 2016.The seven, who finished out the home slate on Senior Night on Friday with a 52-12 romp of Coal Ridge in Edwards, went to football hell and back in Huskies’ black and gold in […]

Mustangs rise to the moment, beat Saints

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — After the week’s events, it was reassuring that Vail Christian and West Grand went after it on Friday night in the usual fashion at John Ramunno Field in Gypsum.Just three days after their quarterback John David “J.D.” Guess died in an auto accident, the Mustangs took the field with a […]

Could Dowd Junction accommodate housing?

By scott miller MINTURN — While the upper valley is again in near-crisis mode for workforce housing, there aren’t a lot of options available. One of those options could be at Dowd Junction, eventually.The U.S. Forest Service office is handy to Interstate 70 and along an existing Eagle County transit route. But Meadow Mountain is […]

Kevin Kottenstette: ‘Education is a path out of poverty’

By Randy Wyrick Education is a path out of poverty, says Kevin Kottenstette, who has lived it and seen it.“I come from poverty, and I’m one of nine brothers and sisters. We rose out of poverty through education,” Kottenstette said. “Education is more than a tax-supported industry. It’s a path out of poverty.”Kottenstette is running […]

Could Dowd Junction hold housing?

By scott miller MINTURN — While the upper valley is again in near-crisis mode for workforce housing, there aren’t a lot of options available. One of those options could be at Dowd Junction, eventually.The U.S. Forest Service office is handy to Interstate 70 and along an existing Eagle County transit route. But Meadow Mountain is […]

Carrie Larson: ‘All students deserve a world class education’

By Randy Wyrick Incumbent Carrie Larson has been on the school board for two years, and is running for another two.Larson said she brings passion and perseverance to the job, along with her experience on the school board.“It takes a lot to jump into this,” she said.The school board isn’t the only thing she’s running […]

Sen. Donovan recognized for pro-growth policies

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Last week, Sen. Kerry Donovan was selected as one of the 13 leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.Donovan, a freshman state senator from Vail, was recognized particularly for a bill […]