State election season starts with caucuses

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — While the political season seems like it never stops these days, Colorado’s election year kicks off in earnest Tuesday when members of the state’s two main political parties meet around the county to talk politics. But Republicans won’t be doing much about presidential politics. Kaye Ferry, chairwoman of the Eagle County Republican Party, said she’s been getting a lot of calls from party members who want to come out Tuesday to voice their preference for president. But those decisions won’t be made, if at all, until the party’s state convention in April.Here’s how it works: Party members …

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County presentation outlines some of its accomplishments in the last year

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — The Eagle County commissioners hosted their annual State of the County presentation earlier this month, and they say the state of the county is pretty good.Sure, the county has the same money hassles we all do — there’s never enough of it to do everything they want to do.The commissioners celebrated what they did last year, and the people who actually did the work.“You are our most important asset,” said Brent McFall, county manager, told the assembled county staff. “That’s the key to being a high performing organization.”The county took a tax revenue hit when property values plummeted …

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Eagle City Market expansion to begin May 1

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — It’s welcome news for downvalley residents and the community’s coffers — the expansion/remodel of Eagle’s City Market grocery story is slated to begin May 1.Eagle’s existing City Market is a 41,000-square-foot structure and the expansion plan will up size the grocery story to nearly 57,000 square feet. Additionally, the plan will reorganize the main entry and redesign the store’s parking area.“It will certainly enhance the shopping experience for our customers,” said Kelli McGannon, company spokesperson for City Market. “It’s pretty exciting that they have a groundbreaking date in mind in May,” said Eagle town board member Anne McKibbin. …

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No vote until April on Minturn land exchange

By Ross Leonhart

MINTURN — The Town Council will not be voting Wednesday on whether or not it will send a letter of support to the U.S. Forest Service for a land exchange with Crave Community Co. However, the conversation will be continued at Wednesdays Town Council meeting at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.The council will be expressing the town’s goals as well as concerns with the proposed development concept. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to hear the Town Council’s future plans and voice any questions and/or concerns with the project.Members of Crave Community Co. will also be at the …

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No vote this week on Minturn land exchange

By Ross Leonhart

MINTURN — The Town Council will not be voting Wednesday on whether or not it will send a letter of support to the U.S. Forest Service for a land exchange with Crave Community Co. However, the conversation will be continued at Wednesdays Town Council meeting at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.The council will be expressing the town’s goals as well as concerns with the proposed development concept. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to hear the Town Council’s future plans and voice any questions and/or concerns with the project.Members of Crave Community Co. will also be at the …

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Burton U.S. Open in Vail brings free concerts from GRiZ, Big Grams and more

By Krista Driscoll

Just like a blue-sky powder day isn’t complete without your favorite playlist jamming through your headphones, the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships aren’t complete without some high-energy live concerts as a soundtrack to the competition.This year’s Open doesn’t disappoint, with a lineup that includes both established headliners and up-and-coming performers, including GRiZ, Big Grams, The Bright Light Social Hour and The Sheepdogs. The spring competition has earned a reputation among the athletes as a don’t-miss event, not only because of the snowboarding but also for its young, upbeat atmosphere. “The Burton U.S. Open probably has the most fun environment out …

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Gagnon wins combined event, injured Vonn takes 13th

By Staff Reports

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra — Hampered by a fractured left knee, Lindsey Vonn managed to extend her overall World Cup lead by placing 13th in an Alpine combined event on Sunday, while Marie-Michele Gagnon of Canada took the win. Wearing braces on both knees, the American led the competition after the super-G portion but posted only the 23rd time in the slalom run to finish 1.93 seconds behind Gagnon. Vonn’s main rival for the overall title, Lara Gut of Switzerland, straddled a gate in the slalom and didn’t finish, allowing the four-time champion to extend her lead to 28 points. “Yesterday, …

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Vonn leads combined event, day after fracturing left knee

By Staff Reports

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra — Lindsey Vonn posted the fastest time in the first run of a women’s World Cup Alpine combined event, one day after fracturing her left knee in a super-G crash. Wearing braces on both knees, the American timed 57.04 seconds in the super-G run on the Aliga course to lead American teammate Laurenne Ross and Sweden’s Kajsa Kling, who both came 0.26 behind. Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia was 0.41 back in fourth, while Lara Gut of Switzerland was fifth and had 0.43 to make up in the slalom run later Sunday. Vonn leads Gut by eight points …

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