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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Sun for the weak and Vail Mountain lax wins

By Chris Freud

EAST VAIL — Let it snow, baby.Vail Mountain School lacrosse apparently doesn’t care for nice, sunny weather that allegedly accompanies so-called spring sports.“We play much better when it’s snowing,” Vail Mountain School coach Matt Felser said. “Our first game against Eagle (Valley) in a snowstorm was the best we’ve played all year. As soon as the snow started flying here in the fourth quarter , that’s when we started making our comeback.”The Gore Rangers erased a 7-4 fourth-quarter deficit with a rally in a whiteout at Bandoni Alumni Field on Tuesday for a 10-8 win against Summit County.Want a powder …

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Tuesday’s preps wrap

By Chris Freud

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Eagle Valley baseball let its bats do the talking in a doubleheader sweep of Steamboat Springs on Tuesday, downing the Sailors, 13-3, and 22-4.That puts the Devils at 4-0 in the 4A Slope in a stop-and start season. Eagle Valley, not by design, was off all of last week, with postponed games against Montrose and Battle Mountain.“It was huge,” Devils manager Jesse Meryhew said. “It’s baseball. Breaks (in the schedule) can be a curse. It was good to see the guys on the field and swinging the bats.”The Devils broke open the lidlifter with a five-run third. …

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Breaking news: Vail extends 2016 season

By John LaConte

VAIL — Vail Mountain has extended their ski season by one week, with closing day now scheduled for Sunday, April 17. The announcement was made Tuesday evening as snow was falling on Vail Mountain. The news was greeted buzz from around the world over the Internet, and much local excitement across the county. Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick learned of the extension right as it was announced, and said the economic impact of Vail Mountain being open is felt from one end of the valley to the other. “It’s like the tap is open when the lifts are running,” he said. …

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Construction resumes on I-70 bridge project

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Work began again on the Interstate 70 bridge improvements project in Eagle-Vail on Monday, with bridge rehabilitation work on westbound I-70. Before the completion of the project in mid-June, crews will replace joints on the westbound I-70 bridge, conduct slope and ditch paving in the area and reset the median to its pre-construction configuration. The focus of this Colorado Department of Transportation project consists of repairing and rehabilitating both the eastbound and westbound bridge structures located at approximately milepost 168.7, at the point where I-70 crosses over both the Eagle River and U.S. Highway 6. Work includes …

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Work to resume on I-70 bridge project

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — Work will resume on the Interstate 70 bridge improvements project, in Eagle-Vail. The project is scheduled to kick off March 28, with bridge rehabilitation work on westbound I-70. Before the completion of the project in mid-June, crews will replace joints on the westbound I-70 bridge, conduct slope and ditch paving in the area and reset the median to its pre-construction configuration. The focus of this Colorado Department of Transportation project consists of repairing and rehabilitating both the eastbound and westbound bridge structures located at approximately milepost 168.7, at the point where I-70 crosses over both the Eagle …

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Vail man marries high school sweetheart after 33 years apart

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE-VAIL — John Hulleberg married his high school sweetheart, which joyfully happens sometimes, but not like this.Hulleberg is over-the-moon happily married to Patricia Capelle from Sainte Catherine, France.They met 33 years ago when he was a foreign exchange student in Lille, France. They lost touch after high school, got back in touch a couple years ago, and she traveled to the Vail Valley to marry him on Feb. 18.Love will find a way, even though it sometimes takes the scenic route.So cool in schoolIt was 1982 when Hulleberg graduated New Canaan High School in Connecticut, where he was a mighty …

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VIDEO: Storm headed for Vail

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 Eagle’s Nest Ridge on Vail Mountain, where a storm is visible, heading towards Vail from the southwest. 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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