Burton US Open’s webcast is as good as the real thing

By John LaConte VAIL — If you can’t make finals today or Saturday at the Burton U.S. Open, you can have the next-best thing streaming live throughout the day.Burton’s webcast, available at burton.com/uso, takes you to the slopes of Golden Peak with incredible camera angles, wonderful commentary and the all-important instant replay.And there are songs.“Jack […]

The webcast is as good as the real thing

By John LaConte VAIL — If you can’t make finals today or Saturday at the Burton U.S. Open, you can have the next-best thing streaming live throughout the day.Burton’s webcast, available at burton.com/uso, takes you to the slopes of Golden Peak with incredible camera angles, wonderful commentary and the all-important instant replay.And there are songs.“Jack […]

Devils thump Summit, 6-1

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — And that’s how you start a season.Despite not much outdoor practice and the usual cold temperatures that come with so-called spring sports, Eagle Valley soccer started the 2015 season with a bang, blasting Summit County, 6-1, at Hot Stuff Stadium in Gypsum on Thursday.“That was an epic way to start […]

Looks like a big field for today’s slopestyle finals

By John LaConte VAIL — With the men’s slopestyle qualifiers canceled on Wednesday due to weather, an interesting contest will be underway today in the finals at the Burton U.S. Open.The entire semifinal field will battle it out in a one-shot format, where the athletes will get two attempts to put down their best run, […]

Big field for today’s slopestyle finals

By John LaConte VAIL — With the men’s slopestyle qualifiers canceled on Wednesday due to weather, an interesting contest will be underway today in the finals at the Burton U.S. Open.The entire semifinal field will battle it out in a one-shot format, where the athletes will get two attempts to put down their best run, […]

Ben Ferguson, Chloe Kim top halfpipe semis

By John LaConte VAIL — Watching the halfpipe run that landed Ben Ferguson on top of the leaderboard today, one would assume it was his amplitude that earned him the highest score on the day.That was this year’s X Games’ halfpipe winner, Danny Davis’ assumption.“Fergie went big and did the tricks that people want to […]

From golden-era hip-hop to indie folk, Burton U.S. Open brings a slew of free concerts to Vail

By Melanie Wong there are few sports that seem so deeply bonded with music as snowboarding. Think about it: A tennis match is dead quiet except for the grunts of the competitors. Golf? They even have signs telling attendees to hush up. Football and basketball have tunes to pump you up, but they’re not integral […]

Boston bombing victims focusing on the positive

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are Bostonian to their very marrow and were enjoying the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off mere feet from them.The young married couple are in Vail with the Vail Veterans Program. As the accused bomber’s trial began this week, Kensky and Downes are […]

Boston bombing victims focusing on what’s finest

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes are Bostonian to their very marrow, and were enjoying the Boston Marathon when the first bomb went off mere feet from them.The young married couple are in Vail with the Vail Veterans Program. As the accused bomber’s trial began this week, Kensky and Downes are […]

Reserved parking at Vail in future?

By scott miller Board: Vail Town Council, March 3 afternoon and evening meetings.Present: Jenn Bruno, Greg Moffet, Ludwig Kurz, Margaret Rogers, Dave Chapin, Dale Bugby, Mayor Andy Daly.Issue: Discussion about a trial program that would allow people to make parking reservations in town structures.Who they talked to: Town public works director Greg Hall.What they talked […]