Vail Mountain lacrosse nips Eagle Valley, 7-6

By Chris Freud EAST VAIL — New rivalry, anyone?Eagle Valley and Battle Mountain will always have their thing. Vail Mountain School has Vail Christian in some sports and Aspen in others.But if Wednesday’s boys lacrosse game was any indication, the Gore Rangers and the Devils may be onto something. VMS came away with a thrilling […]

Huskies baseball shocks Summit on Senior Day

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — It’s been maddening. It’s come in stops and starts, but Battle Mountain baseball may just have turned a corner on Wednesday.Not only was it Senior Day, but the Huskies came out and topped Summit County with a six-run sixth for a 6-4 win over the Tigers in Edwards.Boys and girls, […]

Boys lax: Aspen wins first skirmish with Battle Mtn.

By DALE STRODE ASPEN — The Skiers earned another home game.The Aspen High School boys lacrosse team clinched the Western Division of the Mountain Conference on Wednesday afternoon with a tense 5-3 victory in a rivalry-worthy match against Battle Mountain at Aspen School District Stadium.The Skiers, 10-2 overall and 6-0 in conference, will have the […]

Woman’s Porsche license plate aids in Aspen shoplifting arrest

By RICK CARROLL Authorities arrested a part-time Woody Creek resident Tuesday night on suspicion of shoplifting from a high-end Aspen clothing store more than two years ago.Pitkin County Deputy Ryan Turner apprehended Jillian Epstein White, 59, at 6:45 p.m. at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport on an Aspen Police Department warrant. White was released from jail at […]

Vail Daily Hits and Misses

By Edward Stoner Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to to be included.HIT: From reader Lenny Bloom “to the town of Vail street sweepers for getting the shoulders of the local roads cleared and swept of gravel and debris. As a road cyclist, I […]

Local woman gets jail for stealing from teens

By randy wyrick EAGLE — Prosecutors insisted Holly Sandoval should go to jail for embezzling thousands of dollars from local high school students.“The People are adamant about a term of incarceration,” said Heidi McCollum, the assistant district attorney handling the case.Judge Paul Dunkelman agreed, sentencing Sandoval to a year in jail and four years probation, […]

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame announces new class

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame has announced the election of four sport builders and athletes and one pioneer of the ski industry to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in October.Elected from a deserving group of 15 finalists, the Class of 2015 includes sport builders and […]

Eagle artist has devoted 25 years to his craft

By caramie schnell Eagle artist Mark Lemon often times packs up his paint, canvases and brushes and goes west (and south) during mud season, visiting Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, his “usual stomping grounds,” he says. He’s drawn to the arid desert landscape, punctuated by craggy canyons and small, rugged mountain ranges. While he almost […]

Frustrated Colorado technophobe ‘kills’ computer, gets citation

By Staff Reports COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For killing the source of his frustration and abandoning the body in an alley, a Colorado man could be considered lucky for just receiving a citation — except his victim was his computer. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports ( ) that 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was slapped with a […]

GOP-sponsored fetal homicide bill gets first hearing

By Staff Reports DENVER — Republican legislation to make the killing of a fetus a homicide in certain cases is getting its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. State lawmakers have considered the idea before, without agreement on how to pass such a law without infringing on abortion rights. The latest proposal being heard Wednesday […]