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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Fourth-graders going for a walk in the 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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Fourth-graders going for a walk in the 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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Police searching for theft suspect involved in 3 heists

By Ross Leonhart

BEAVER CREEK — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect linked to three separate thefts of items totaling $5,371.On April 24, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of three stolen items from sportswear store Kjus in Beaver Creek Village. Later that day, deputies received another report of several liquor bottles missing from the Golden Eagle Inn Restaurant.On April 28, deputies were called for nine Spyder jackets reported stolen from the Park Hyatt the same day the other thefts occurred.A Park Hyatt employee reported witnessing a suspicious person grabbing a large black bag out of the bushes …

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There’s something about Myreh

By John LaConte

It was supposed to be the bookend on a dream season on Vail Mountain, but for ski instructor Myreh Luallen, Closing Day turned into a nightmare. No one is certain what happened, but when local Brian Little found her, it looked like she had hit a fence post.“She was in a bad situation,” Little said.He called Ski Patrol and assisted in her rescue. She was admitted to the Vail Valley Medical Center and quickly transferred to a spinal surgery specialist in Denver. She had skull fractures, spinal fractures, eight broken ribs, a fractured scapula, fractured clavicle and multiple facial fractures.“It …

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Police searching for theft suspect

By Ross Leonhart

BEAVER CREEK — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect linked to three separate thefts of items totaling $5,371.On April 24, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of three stolen items from sportswear store Kjus in Beaver Creek Village. Later that day, deputies received another report of several liquor bottles missing from the Golden Eagle Inn Restaurant.On April 28, deputies were called for nine Spyder jackets reported stolen from the Park Hyatt the same day the other thefts occurred.A Park Hyatt employee reported witnessing a suspicious person grabbing a large black bag out of the bushes …

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Vail Recreation District set to elect directors Tuesday

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s special district election takes place on Tuesday. Voters will elect two directors to the district’s board to serve a four-year term.The polling place election will take place at the Grand View Room on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Eligible voters include anyone registered to vote in Colorado who also is a resident of the district or the owner of taxable real or personal property in the district’s boundaries.The five candidates running for two board of director seats are Stephen “Cone” Connolly, Rodney Johnson, Roland J. Kjesbo, …

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Vail Recreation District electing directors Tuesday

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s special district election takes place on Tuesday. Voters will elect two directors to the district’s board to serve a four-year term.The polling place election will take place at the Grand View Room on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Eligible voters include anyone registered to vote in Colorado who also is a resident of the district or the owner of taxable real or personal property in the district’s boundaries.The five candidates running for two board of director seats are Stephen “Cone” Connolly, Rodney Johnson, Roland J. Kjesbo, …

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