Soccer wrap: Everyone wins

By Chris Freud PALISADE — She had it all the way.Battle Mountain senior Julia Mills came on the pitch on Friday in Palisade and her first touch resulted in a goal.“It was pretty funny,” Mills said. “It was a god ball by Emily (Cope).”And the Huskies were on their way to a 3-0 win over […]

2A soccer wrap: Vails win

By Chris Freud PARACHUTE — Winning’s kind of contagious.And Vail Christian is starting to get the feeling. The Saints picked up their third win of the year on Thursday, taking three points at Grand Valley by a count of 5-2.The Saints are 3-6, thank you.“We got that big win against Basalt and that just build […]

Devils celebrate seniors, notch 11th win

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — This was a first.Eagle Valley girls soccer had a group hug … at halftime.The Devils were honoring their two seniors, Madison Baxter and Mariel Gutierrez, during the traditional ceremony at Hot Stuff Stadium in Gypsum, and after the photos and flowers, everyone hugged.It wasn’t premature celebration. The Devils led Delta, […]

Woman who admitted stealing from teens wants to wait to begin her one-year jail sentence

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Holly Sandoval wants to wait the weekend before she goes to jail.The prosecutors handling the case were unmoved. They want her in jail by Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline.Sandoval, 49, of Eagle, admitted she stole thousands of dollars from a charity for teens.Judge Paul Dunkelman sentenced her Wednesday to a year […]

Part of Gore Creek closed in Vail for bridge repairs

By scott miller VAIL — Gore Creek has been temporarily closed to boating from the Pulis Bridge, located at the intersection of South Frontage Road and Vail Valley Drive, west to the down-stream side of the Covered Bridge effective immediately due to safety hazards associated with repairs to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. The […]

Part of Gore Creek closed in Vail

By scott miller VAIL — Gore Creek has been temporarily closed to boating from the Pulis Bridge, located at the intersection of South Frontage Road and Vail Valley Drive, west to the down-stream side of the Covered Bridge effective immediately due to safety hazards associated with repairs to the Covered Bridge in Vail Village. The […]

Backcountry skiers taking advantage of the stable spring snowpack

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Melting snow isn’t always a bad thing for a ski town.While ski resorts have bemoaned the unseasonably warm temperatures and dirt-covered slopes, backcountry enthusiasts have taken advantage of the stable snowpack.Come spring and warm temperatures, the unpredictable winter snow avalanches tend to disappear, meaning it’s time to get after the […]

GoPro Games expand with more events

By melanie wong VAIL — Just when we thought Vail’s GoPro Mountain Games were all grown up, organizers of the summer outdoor festival announced the addition of several new — and innovative — events.The GoPro Games has ushered in the summer season for 15 years now, bringing mountain events such as mountain biking, trail running, […]

GoPro expands with more events, extra day

By melanie wong VAIL — Just when we thought Vail’s GoPro Games were all grown up, organizers of the summer outdoor festival announced the addition of several new — and innovative — events.The GoPro Mountain Games has ushered in the summer season for 15 years now, bringing mountain events such as mountain biking, trail running, […]

Vail Christian High School students present Tony Awards musical revue

By Randy Wyrick As good as the musical numbers are in Vail Christian High School’s musical revue, the shtick between the numbers might be better.Vail Christian is presenting a Tony Awards-style musical revue hosted by Larkin Smith and Stuart McDonald, who are hilarious.The cast of 20 performers will present about a dozen numbers from three […]