Bulldogs sweep Huskies

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Palisade boys basketball head coach Jeremiah Baskins yelled, “Settle down,” early in the second half of Friday night’s game against Battle Mountain, and that seemed to do the trick. The Bulldogs came away with a 62-47 victory over the Huskies behind a 12-1 run in the third quarter. Palisade led, […]

Voters deciding Avon’s Skier Building fate

By scott miller AVON — Voters here will decide Tuesday whether or not the town can use a specific kind of financing to buy a new town hall. That financing, called certificates of participation, allows a town to borrow money and pay it back from existing revenue sources. That financing is a common way towns […]

Voters deciding ‘Skier Building’ fate

By scott miller AVON — Voters here will decide Tuesday whether or not the town can use a specific kind of financing to buy a new town hall. That financing, called “certificates of participation,” allows a town to borrow money and pay it back from existing revenue sources. That financing is a common way towns […]

Telling them to reach for the stars

By Melanie Wong AVON — Marleen Martinez remembers the first time she was told she couldn’t become an engineer. Martinez, who grew up in rural Washington state and wanted to be an astronaut since age 5, said she was told in her late teens, “You won’t get into engineering school. Your grades aren’t good enough.” […]

November/December Vail Mountain Rescue missions

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — In the months of November and December, Vail Mountain Rescue Group was called out 14 times. Below are summaries of the most significant of those missions. • At 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Vail Mountain Rescue Group dispatched five members to assist deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in […]

Early beginnings in Vail

By Edward Stoner Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is naming six people to its first Wall of Excellence in the Athlete Category and four people to its Leader Category on Feb. 7 at the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Among the Athlete Category nominees are Chad Fleischer and Jeff Gorsuch. Chad Fleischer Having recently relocated to […]

Vail cell, wireless service improved

By scott miller VAIL — In the first weeks of 2013, restaurant owner Ron Riley was frustrated enough with cell phone service in town over the Christmas holidays that he launched a crusade to change it. Two years later, changes have been made, and the town seems ready to handle the technology load coming to […]

Hospital plan review schedule announced

By scott miller VAIL — A series of public meetings to finalize the review and adoption of the Vail Valley Medical Center Master Facility Plan has been scheduled by the Vail Community Development Department. The next meeting is set for Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., when the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission will complete its […]

Be a winter outdoor detective

By Edward Stoner Sometimes being a naturalist is a lot like being a detective. One of the main requirements is to be overly observant of the world around me while looking for clues in the form of interesting specimens, sign and stages in the forest to share with participants on my programs. This is especially […]

Vail clubhouse opponents win appeal in state court

By scott miller VAIL — A lawsuit attempting to stop construction of a new clubhouse at the Vail Golf Club has gained new life, thanks to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Opponents of the clubhouse plan were last year rebuffed in District Court in Eagle, when District Court Judge Paul Dunkleman ruled that clubhouse opponents […]