Vail Mountain School soccer keeps rolling

By Chris Freud

EAST VAIL — If you score three goals, then fans usually throw their hats onto the playing surface.Sorry, it was too cold during the Vail Mountain School’s 6-0 win over Vail Christian on Thursday at Bandoni Alumni Field in East Vail.Emma Hall and Sydney Sappenfield, sans chapeaux, did the honors as the Gore Rangers moved their record to 4-0.Though this game was decided early, there’s no reason to hand the Vail Mountain School a second-straight 2A state title, nor should Vail Christian give up on the season.Like Barca?The Gore Rangers are doing everything they should be doing given their schedule …

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Vail Mountain School soccer keeps rolling along

By Chris Freud

EAST VAIL — If you score three goals, fans usually throw their hats onto the playing surface.Sorry, it was too cold during the Vail Mountain School’s 6-0 win over Vail Christian on Thursday at Bandoni Alumni Field in East Vail.Emma Hall and Sydney Sappenfield, sans chapeaux, did the honors as the Gore Rangers moved their record to 4-0.Though this game was decided early, there’s no reason to hand the Vail Mountain School a second-straight 2A state title, nor should Vail Christian give up on the season.Like Barca?The Gore Rangers are doing everything they should be doing given their schedule so …

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VIDEO: Vail trees good as it gets

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Old Nine Line on Vail Mountain, where the 10 inches of snow Vail has recorded over the last 48 hours can be found untracked. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is riding a snowboard from Minturn-based Weston Backcountry in today’s video. LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, get 20% off yours at Go-Scope.com by using promo code: vaildaily20 …

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VIDEO: Vail trees good as it gets

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Old Nine Line on Vail Mountain, where the 10 inches of snow Vail has recorded over the last 48 hours can be found untracked. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is riding a snowboard from Minturn-based Weston Backcountry in today’s video. LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, get 20% off yours at Go-Scope.com by using promo code: vaildaily20 …

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Steve Lewis teaches nuance of real olive oil at Taste of Vail seminar

By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — Steve Lewis is all about olive oil. He can differentiate between the tastes, the smells, how you should cook with it, how it should be stored, etc.“Olive oil smells like vegetables, it smells like fruit,” Lewis said enthusiastically. “It’s very clean, it’s very fresh-smelling. And it’s very vibrant. A lot of times, commercial oils have a different odor, which you don’t notice if you’re just pouring it into a pan. But if you sit there and really smell it out of a wine glass, you can notice if it’s really fresh.”And that’s what Lewis, owner of Denver-based Giuliana …

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Battle Mountain baseball stuns Montrose, 6-5

By Chris Freud

EAGLE — The end is near, and it’s a good thing. Embrace the apocalypse, people.Battle Mountain baseball beat Montrose, 6-5, on Wednesday at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. (By the way, this is not a premature Vail Daily April Fools story. This really happened.)This would be Huskies baseball’s biggest win since, well, there’s really no equivalent.“I think it’s one of the best wins we’ve had,” Huskies junior Hunter Meier said. “I’m honestly speechless because of how well this team has come together. We know we can come together, play our butts off and win. It’s one of the best things in …

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Kids quiz candidates

By scott miller

GYPSUM — Town Council candidates usually face the public in various forums before election day. Tuesday, most of the candidates for the Gypsum Town Council and the Eagle Town Board met some young potential voters.Eagle Valley High School teacher Weston Gleiss pulled most of this year’s senior class into the school’s auditorium to meet candidates and learn a bit about what prompts people to run for those jobs. But the students also got to question the candidates about issues ranging from marijuana to traffic to poverty.“You’re asking way harder questions than the adults at a forum three weeks ago,” Eagle …

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Red Cliff election is Tuesday

By Ross Leonhart

RED CLIFF — When residents head to the poll at Town Hall on Tuesday, they will see one name on the ballot for mayor and six names for four board of trustees seats. But some candidates have pulled out, according to Barb Smith, the town’s administrator and clerk.Since the ballots had to be submitted and printed months ago, some candidates have since decided they don’t want one of the trustee positions, Smith said. However, she has received little confirmation from the candidates on their positions, she said.Anushka Bales is running unopposed for mayor. Jake Spears, Jay Raiola, Valerie Blevins, Lorenzo …

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Local schools face $12M maintenance shortfall

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Local school buildings need at least $12 million in repairs right now, and that number could quadruple if the repairs are postponed much longer, say Eagle County School District officials.When the state slashed school funding beginning in 2010, the local school board was forced to cut $14 million and 90 jobs throughout three years. If a maintenance or replacement project could be postponed, it was, said Tessa Kirchner, who joined the board in 2008, just as the board began wrestling with what and whom to cut.The time is up for postponing those repairs, Kirchner said.“To put these …

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Four vie for spots on the Gypsum Town Council

By Pam Boyd

GYPSUM — Voters here have a short list of candidates to select in the April 5 Gypsum Town Council election, with four candidates seeking three available seats. Here’s a look at those candidates, thanks to their responses to emailed questions.Beric ChristiansonOccupation: Retired financial and retail real estate executive. Also, had positions as a chief financial officer, head of direct marketing and five years as a chemical engineer. Served in the United States Army. Discharged as a captain. Owned a home in Gypsum since 1998. Served on the Gypsum town council since 2012.What made you decide to run for the Gypsum …

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