Lacrosse squads record wins

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — And now for the halftime pep talk via FaceTime.Eagle Valley girls lacrosse trailed Durango by three goals on Friday, and then Kailyn Forsberg was on the iPhone.“She had a little chat with them,” Devils coach Stephanie Renzelman said.And the Devils responded, going on to beat the Demons, 17-10.Sarah Cooper ended […]

Lax squads record wins

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — And now for the halftime pep talk via FaceTime.Eagle Valley girls lacrosse trailed Durango by three goals on Friday, and then Kailyn Forsberg was on the iPhone.“She had a little chat with them,” Devils coach Stephanie Renzelmen said.And the Devils responded, going on to beat the Demons, 17-10.Sarah Cooper ended […]

Month of May not as quiet as you think

By scott miller VAIL — Ski resorts used to all but close down when the winter season ended. That isn’t exactly true any more.Based on current bookings, Vail’s lodging occupancy will average about 20 percent from now through the end of May. That doesn’t sound like much, considering weekend occupancy ran at about 98 percent […]

May not as quiet as you think

By scott miller VAIL — Ski resorts used to all but close down when the winter season ended. That isn’t exactly true any more.Based on current bookings, Vail’s lodging occupancy will average about 20 percent from now through the end of May. That doesn’t sound like much, considering that weekend occupancy ran at about 98 […]

Revenue up, skier visits down for Vail Resorts

By Melanie Wong BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts reported modest increases in revenue for the ski season through April 19 compared to last year, with a slight drop in skier visits across the company’s nine mountain resorts.The lastest season metrics compared this season to the prior year period through April 20, 2014, adjusted as if Park […]

High altitude fashion: Prep for your Vail poolside debut

By caramie schnell Nothing screams summer like a super-cute bikini! But, for many alpine fashionistas, the thought of exposing a pasty, white body that may have consumed more Blue Moons that you can count, can be equivalent to, oh, let’s say, doing your taxes or hosting your in-laws for more than three days. The tricky […]

Don’t let Fido blow an ACL in Vail this spring

By caramie schnell Humans aren’t the only animals with tendons and ligaments just begging to be thrown out of whack.I know that sounds like common sense, but pet owners occasionally forget that our dogs, cats, horses and other active animals are prone to the same injuries and ailments we face in the High Country. When […]

If it quacks like a Duck Pond, it’s open space

By Randy Wyrick DOTSERO — Eagle County’s new Duck Pond open space has been a ranch, contractors’ storage yard and SWAT team training site.Now those 55 acres along the Eagle River are open space, and will stay that way.“We’re trying to provide as much access to river as we can. If we can save it […]

Snowmass will add 63 acres of gladed terrain

By scott condon The U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a new High Alpine chairlift at Snowmass also grants Aspen Skiing Co. permission to thin trees in six glades geared for skiers and snowboarders ranging from intermediates to experts.The overall gladed ski terrain within the Snowmass Ski Area boundary will increase from 398 to 461 acres, […]

Aspen’s Boogie’s Diner closes, suit filed over commission

By RICK CARROLL ASPEN — Boogie’s Diner has served its last meal. The corner building that’s housed the popular eatery is under contract to be sold for $27.5 million, and its owner is being sued for unpaid commission.Late Wednesday, Aspen attorney Matt Ferguson, on behalf of Aspen property broker Shlomo Ben-Hamoo, filed suit against Boogie’s […]