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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The state skiing honor roll

By Chris Freud

Boys Skimeister1 Quintin Cook, Battle Mountain2 Elliot Shaw, Middle Park3 Logan Ramsay, Summit4 Mike Skladnowski, Clear Creek5 Kyle Ciccarelli, Middle ParkGirls Skimeister 1 Haley Frischholz, Battle Mountain2 Natalie Platil, Evergreen3 Zoe Braun, Eagle Valley4 Brynn Mehan, Eagle Valley5 Angelina Inman, Clear CreekBoys classic league champs1 Middle Park 4662 Battle Mountain 463T3 Steamboat Springs 406T3 CRMS 406Girls classic league champs1 Aspen 4722 Battle Mountain 4573 Steamboat Springs 425Boys GS league champs1 Evergreen 5042 Battle Mountain 5033 Steamboat Springs 470Girls GS league champs1 Evergreen 5052 Battle Mountain 4943 Aspen 481Boys skate league champs1 Summit 4832 Battle Mountain 459.53 Middle Park 452.5Girls skate league champs1 Battle Mountain 4862 Steamboat Springs 4593 Aspen 412Boys slalom league champs1 Steamboat Springs 5142 Battle Mountain 5053 Evergreen 501.5Girls slalom league …

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Saints boys beat Hotchkiss; next stop regionals

By Chris Freud

DEBEQUE — Happy bounce-back Saturday.Vail Christian boys basketball rebounded from a tough loss to Cedaredge during Friday night’s District 5 Tournament semifinals with a 52-45 victory over Hotchkiss on Saturday to take third place in the tourney.“Third place in this (district). I wouldn’t have guessed that at the beginning of the year,” Saints coach Sheldon Kuhns said. “We’re pretty happy with that.”The Saints (16-6) were in the driver’s seat most of the way. Vail Christian led 40-26 after three quarters.Logan Raitt busted out for 22 points, while David Caballero career high 10 points coming off the bench.Alex Davis, still nursing …

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