Track and field results for Huskies, Devils and Saints

By Chris Freud

Battle MountainWarrior InvitationalBoys1,600 — 3. Alexis Aguirre, 4:40.61; 6. Jake Borel, 4:46.84.110 hurdles — 2. Demetrius Parrish, 15.72.300 hurdles — 2. Demetrius Parrish, 40.99.1,600 — 8. Battle Mountain, 3:38.773,200 — 3. Battle Mountain 8:20.01High jump — T3. Chance Archuleta and Demetrius Parrish, 5-8.Long jump — 7. Demetrius Parrish, 19-4.Shot put — 7. Jack Skidmore, 42-11.75.Girls400 — 5. Gabby Trueblood, 1:04.63.800 — 2. Naomi Harding, 2:24.60; 4. Alex Raichart, 2:27.16.1,600 — 2. Rychelle Denardo, 5:36.35; 3. Kalea Fahrney, 5:37.19; 4. Elizabeth Constien, 5:37.29.3,200 — 5. Rychelle Denardo, 11:54.02; 6. Elizabeth Constien, 11:54.82Medley — 2. Battle Mountain, 1:59.621,600 relay — 2. Battle …

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March real estate sales in valley bounce back

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — After a shaky start to the calendar year, real estate sales across the Vail Valley rebounded in March, according the market analysis done by Land Title Guarantee Co.The month of March doubled February’s sale volume with nearly $160 million. Transactions nearly doubled also, with 145 sales in March.“I think what happened is just because of the up and down of the stock market, and different things happening in the world, people were a little on edge in January and February,” said Jim Flaum, of Slifer, Smith & Frampton.Strong DollarInternational buyers, especially from Mexico, were also hesitant to …

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National Park Service maps show the country’s quietest places are without water, humans

By Randy Wyrick

You’ve been driving for a while and haven’t seen another vehicle in several minutes. You stop because it seems like a good idea.The “whump” of your car door echoes away as you step out and close it.Suddenly, you’re embraced by it.“Listen to that,” you say quietly.“What?” says your traveling companion. “I don’t hear anything.”“Exactly,” you whisper. “Listen to how quiet it is.”Mapping quietAway from the din of the digital age, you can find quiet if you know where to look.The National Park Service made that a little easier when the agency mapped quiet, both the way it is now, and …

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March real estate sales bounce back

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — After a shaky start to the calendar year, real estate sales across the valley rebounded in March, according the market analysis done by Land Title Guarantee Co.The month of March doubled February’s sale volume with nearly $160 million. Transactions nearly doubled also, with 145 sales in March.“I think what happened is just because of the up and down of the stock market, and different things happening in the world, people were a little on edge in January and February,” said Jim Flaum, of Slifer, Smith & Frampton.International buyers, especially from Mexico, were also hesitant to enter the …

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Vail Lax Jam heads downvalley this year

By John LaConte

EAGLE COUNTY — Attracting hundreds of 8- to 14-year-old boys and girls from all over the state, the 2016 Vail Lax Jam hits town next weekend. Tournament play will take place next Saturday and Sunday in Edwards, Eagle and Gypsum. The tournament has been taking place for a while here in Eagle County, but this year is only the second year that the Vail Valley Lacrosse Club will be running it. Last year, the tournament attracted 64 teams and took place mainly in Edwards, at Freedom Park, Singletree and Battle Mountain High School. This year, the tournament has grown by …

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Sheriff’s Office looking into graffiti mischief

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE-VAIL — There won’t be any “HAHA” or “LOL” if the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office catches the person involved in criminal mischief incidents involving graffiti during the past year.“Basically to us, they look like they’re from the same person because we’re finding the same style, colors and words in various places,” said Amber Mulson-Barrett, of the Sheriff’s Office.Most of the graffiti occurred on Colorado Department of Transportation and Union Pacific property along U.S. Highway 6. The vandalism primarily includes bring pink, green, blue and purple colors with the words “MEMO,” “ME,” “HAHA,” “LOL” and “FUTUREFUTUREFUTURE,” among other things.Damages to underpasses, …

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Vail travel feature: Favorable exchange rate makes travel to Quebec a no-brainer

By Krista Driscoll

It’s a province in a foreign country, yet it’s safe, close by and politically stable and the exchange rate is 80 cents to the U.S. dollar. What’s not to like?Like the British who vanquished the French, Quebec, Canada — or Kebec, as it is pronounced from its Algonquin origins — has enticed North Americans since Revolutionaries attempted to lure volunteers, then Prohibition revelers came in search of good times, followed four decades later by Vietnam draft evaders. MontrealMontreal is a vibrant, young, energetic city. It is home to four universities. At the entrance to McGill University, with an enrollment of …

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The first look at state track and field qualifying

By Chris Freud

Weather continues to plague the spring sports season, but that does not slow the track and field calendar.Battle Mountain’s trip to Valor Christian on Friday was postponed until Monday by snow, but the fact remains that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, only two more weeks to qualify for state.For 4A Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley the top 18 and ties get berths. (The ties get particularly crowded in the jumping events.) For 2A Vail Christian, the top nine in track events and the top 12 in field disciplines receive invites. With the caveat that there’s …

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Vail Valley fundraising effort nets trail help

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — A reduced budget and limited personnel makes 2.3 million acres of White River National Forest a challenge for the U.S. Forest Service rangers to maintain.After watching this national trend for the past couple of years and seeing how other areas across the country attempt to cope with it, the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association hatched the Adopt a Ranger plan to fund two new positions focused on local trails, one of them being a Forest Service job.“Ideally this is going to keep the trails that get a lot of use in much better shape,” said Bill Hoblitzell, …

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Fourth-graders going for a walk in our national park

By Ross Leonhart

VAIL — For some fourth-graders at June Creek Elementary School, the annual overnight field trip to the Colorado National Monument can be a daunting experience away from home.“It’s a scary thing the first night,” said Thomas van Cleave, a fourth-grade teacher at June Creek and a member of SOS Outreach. “By the third night, they’re walking with confidence through the camp and they’re not really happy about going home the next day.”The annual Parks-4-Kids program is celebrating 100 years of national parks, and SOS Outreach stepped in to help fund the four-day trip for June Creek students beginning Tuesday by …

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