Mascarenas, Hojer win bouldering World Cup

By Melanie Wong VAIL — Gray skies, chilly temps and an occasional drizzle didn’t deter a crowd of about 2,000 spectators from cheering on some of the world’s top climbers at the ISFC Bouldering World Cup finals on Saturday.The crowd cheered on 17-year-old Colorado Springs native Megan Mascarenas as she climbed to the biggest win […]

Jacksons top freestyle competition at GoPro Mountain Games

By John LaConte VAIL — If the athlete who has the most fun is the true winner in freestyle kayaking, it was no surprise to see the Jacksons on top on Saturday.Smiling throughout their runs, the brother-sister duo of Dane and Emily Jackson retained their familiar first-place position Saturday at the GoPro Mountain Games Freestyle […]

Avon’s Brent Redden wins Ultimate River Challenge

By John LaConte VAIL — They are two of the world’s best whitewater freestyle kayakers, both fresh from finishing in the top five in Thursday’s Steep Creek Championship whitewater kayak race — one first, one third. Each has paddled off cliffs big enough to make most of the rest of us nervous just watching on […]

Rafter dies on Colorado River near Grizzly Creek

By Randy Essex GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A man died Saturday after falling from a raft into the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office said.A news release said Garfield County deputies responded to a call at 12:38 p.m. from a person who reported that a man had fallen from the raft east […]

Grotts, Dong fastest through the muddy course

By John LaConte VAIL — A little mud and a lot of elevation gain made for a tough day of mountain bike racing at the GoPro Mountain Games.Defending champion Howard Grotts, fresh off World Cup competition, won his third Gerber Golden Axe, as well as $3,000, against a difficult field.On the women’s side, Evelyn Dong […]

Grotts, Dong fastest through the mud

By John LaConte VAIL — A little mud and a lot of elevation gain made for a tough day of mountain bike racing at the GoPro Mountain Games.Defending champion Howard Grotts, fresh off World Cup competition, won his third Gerber Golden Axe, as well as $3,000, against a difficult field.On the women’s side, Evelyn Dong […]

Airport plane crash victim ID’d as Delta County man

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — A Delta County man died Friday afternoon when his single-engine experimental plane crashed into the front of a hangar at the Eagle County airport.Karl Hipp, 68, of Crawford, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Kara Bettis, Eagle County coroner.Another person, a female, was injured and taken by ambulance to […]

New summer college baseball league begins games Tuesday

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Beginning Tuesday, you’ll hear the crack of a wood baseball bat whacking a horsehide ball in the sunshine, as God intended.The Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League opens league play with six teams packed with college players from around the country, representing six Colorado communities including Vail […]

New summer collegiate baseball league begins play Tuesday

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE COUNTY — Beginning Tuesday, you’ll hear the crack of a wood baseball bat whacking a horsehide ball in the sunshine, as God intended.The Mountain West Summer Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League opens league play with six teams packed with college players from around the country, representing six Colorado communities including Vail […]

Colorado reservoirs coordinate to provide peak flows for endangered fish

By Alli Langley SUMMIT COUNTY — For much of the spring, operators of reservoirs above the Upper Colorado River said the skies had not been generous enough to allow them to release surplus water that would help endangered fish.U.S. Bureau of Reclamation hydrologist Ron Thomasson, who manages Green Mountain Reservoir operations in northern Summit County, […]