Vail Daily travel feature: Pints and pools in Pagosa Springs

By caramie schnell “On your marks … get set … go!” The race announcer yelled through his hand-held megaphone as we stood in Town Park, Pagosa Springs. It was an anticlimactic moment. Around me, racers wearing elephant ears and tutus, superhero costumes and some decidedly creepy zombie makeup sauntered over to their cruiser bikes. I […]

Eagle Valley volleyball places second at Regis tournament

By Chris Freud DENVER — Hey, Eagle Valley volleyball, you wanna pick on somebody your own size? The Devils jumped into the deep end this weekend in the silver division of the Regis Jesuit Jam Tournament and went 3-1, finishing second. In the process, the Devils beat 3A Kent Denver in four games, and then […]

Vail Christian football smacks Plateau Valley, 38-8

By Chris Freud COLBRAN — There really is no need to block a punt if you can just tackle the guy instead. Vail Christian’s Alex Davis had the big play on special teams early and the Saints rolled to a 38-8 season opening win on Saturday afternoon in Colbran. Vail Christian’s defense pushed the Cowboys […]

Battle Mountain sparks, downs Delta, 6-0

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Need a jump-start? Battle Mountain soccer’s Edgardo Rodriguez came off the bench on Saturday, and assisted the first two goals and scored another as the Huskies bounced Delta, 6-0, in Edwards to start the season 2-0. “Coach told me that he wanted me to come onto the field and score […]

Devils blank Demons

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — Eagle Valley soccer capped what turned into a very good week by blanking Glenwood Springs, 3-0, in its 4A Slope opener on Saturday at Hot Stuff Stadium. Aaron Ledezma got pulled down in the box for a penalty kick to start things. He slotted his shot to the left side […]

Vail Daily column: Joining the discussion on mountain health care

By Melanie Wong Next month, one of my direct reports at Kaiser Permanente, Maureen McDonald, will head to Vail to participate in the Vail Living Well Forum for Optimum Health. This Forum comes at an exciting time for Kaiser Permanente. Last May, we announced our intention to bring our care delivery and coverage model to […]

Vail Daily column: The sunflower: A common summer sight

By Edward Stoner As we enjoy the final few weeks of summer here in the Vail Valley, let’s take the time to pay homage to what is unequivocally a primary image of the season — the sunflower. You can probably picture this familiar plant now — a tall stalk topped with a ray of bright […]

No fault in ski collision case

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A ski instructor was injured in a collision on Beaver Creek mountain, but the jury said the defendant in a civil trial was not liable for those injuries. Dan Sheffield, a retired Denver attorney and Beaver Creek ski instructor, sued a Mexico City family for injuries he said he suffered […]

Fight in Vail bar puts man back behind bars

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Matthew Knetzer admitted in court to breaking into vehicles and stealing things. Four days later, he was back in jail after he allegedly got in a bar fight and spit on a Vail police officer and a firefighter. That alleged act is a felony, and Knetzer remains a guest […]

Adventure on two wheels: A 100-miler in tropical heat

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Those of us who have congregated in the Colorado Rocky Mountains tend to share qualities such as a deep passion for the great outdoors, a sense of adventure and contentment in a mild climate. Our valley is full of athletic ability that thrives in mild to moderate temperatures. So […]