U.S. Ski Team athletes turn to crowdfunding to finance their dreams

By Sebastian Foltz BRECKENRIDGE — She’s currently ranked No. 3 in the world in women’s slopestyle by the Association of Freeskiing Professionals. Last year included a trip to Sochi for skier slopestyle’s first appearance in the Winter Olympics, where she finished 10th on the world stage. The year before she finished No. 1 in the […]

Aksel Lund Svindal suffers torn Achilles in Soelden

By Edward Stoner VAIL — One of the top contenders for this year’s World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek has suffered a torn Achilles tendon and is likely out for the season. Aksel Lund Svindal, of Norway, suffered the injury while skiing with his teammates in Soelden, Austria. “We ended the session playing around with a […]

Gypsum man admits sexually assaulting a child

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — A local plumber and grandfather admitted to felony sex assault on a child. Rhett Enlow, 59, pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal attempt to commit sex assault. Enlow owns and operates Call a Plumber. During Wednesday’s hearing, Enlow’s teenaged victim and his father declined to make a statement. For his part, […]

Vail Christian smothers Pikes Peak, 48-0

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — This week’s edition of Vail Christian football is brought to you by the letter “S” and the Nos. 0 and 2. The Saints are infinitely more competent at football than Big Bird as they showed Pikes Peak Christian by a count of 48-0 to clinch their second-straight Central League title […]

Road Trip: Idaho Springs gives visitors a dose of mountain charm

By Krista Driscoll When Bonnie Hammett and her husband moved to Idaho Springs more than 10 years ago, they had planned to stay six months. They’d come so he could work on a project at the Henderson molybdenum mine outside of Empire, and they never left. Hammett said the area is worth at least a […]