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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Director’s Chair column: Warren Haynes will keep it fresh in Beaver Creek

By Krista Driscoll

BEAVER CREEK — At the Vilar Performing Arts Center, we are always trying to bring our audiences an assortment of new and exciting talent, as well as some of your more well-known, established performers. On Sunday, however, we’re going to host a performer who is a mix of both.Grammy Award-winning artist Warren Haynes, a late but exciting addition to our 2016 Winter Series, has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Despite being part of three of the greatest rock groups in music history — …

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Specialty dinners, new seminars added to Taste of Vail lineup

By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — Taste of Vail organizers recently released two additional programs for the annual event, which runs through Sunday, April 3. A handful of specialty dinners also are offered throughout the festival at some of the resort’s best-known restaurants. SeminarsNew for this year’s event is the Tapas & Albarino Luncheon with Patrick Mata on Thursday, March 31, at noon at bol. Mata, founder of Ole imports, will guide participants through a tasting tour of Spain’s fresh, verdant Galicia region and its star wine, Albarino. Sample traditional Spanish tapas expertly paired with a selection of Albarinos that show the broad range …

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Battle Mountain’s spring musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ runs Thursday through Saturday

By Randy Wyrick

EDWARDS — If the cast of Battle Mountain High School’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” is correct — and they are — there really is no business like show business.“Annie Get Your Gun” opens tonight in the Battle Mountain High School auditorium and runs through Saturday.Shooting starsKaren Munoz is Annie Oakley, and Luis Juarez is Frank Butler, the sharp-shooting star of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.” Wyatt Harwood is spot-on as the showman Buffalo Bill.Munoz asked for any character because anything would be fine. She just loves being on stage and looks like she was born to do it.“I thought about …

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VIDEO: Blank canvas on Vail Mountain

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 Bun Bun Bowl on Vail Mountain, where the 5 inches of new snow Vail recorded this morning 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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