The next stop is state for this golfing quartet

By Chris Freud STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — And then there were four.Eagle Valley’s, Barrett Jones, come on down. After a 74 on Tuesday at Haymaker Golf Club in Steamboat Springs at regionals, the Devils sophomore qualified for the 4A state tournament at the Fox Hills Club in Longmont Oct. 5 and 6.Meanwhile, Vail Mountain School golf, […]

Yogi, my golf game and marching orders for this week

By Chris Freud We dedicate the column to late great Yogi Berra, one of the greatest catchers ever whose persona likely overwhelmed those skills.I often hear from coaches that I am in no position to judge sports because I don’t play them. This doesn’t pass the sniff test. That said, I play the card this […]

Flying the 14ers

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Garrett Fisher flies his own plane and takes pictures of the Rocky Mountains, from New Mexico to Montana, photographing mountains, glaciers and other topography, because topography is photogenic and flying is fun.Yup, he knows how lucky he is.Fisher is back in the air, taking thousands of photographs for more photo […]

Community survey: Residents love Avon

By John LaConte AVON — The Town Council seems to know its community pretty well.After hearing a breakdown of their community survey Tuesday night from Brian Sanderoff, of Research & Polling Inc., the Avon Town Council found that the results justified a recently completed walkability study taken on by the town and mesh well with […]

Outlier Offroad Festival debuts in Vail Friday

By Melanie Wong When it comes to mountain biking, Colorado has had a longtime love affair with the sport. But when it comes to having a spot on the map as far as major mountain-biking festivals and industry events, such as the Sea Otter Classic, Crankworx or Interbike, the Centennial State is largely left out […]

Steve McGrew performs at Comedy Night at the Bowlmor in Eagle on Saturday

By Krista Driscoll EAGLE — Whether plying his craft on comedy stages across the country, cruise ships on the high seas or on some of television’s biggest comedy showcases, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew has been slinging his Southern-fried humor for the past 30 years in clubs throughout the country, large and small, in backwaters and major […]

European nymphing catching on

By John LaConte AVON — With 30 years in the business, John Packer of Fly Fishing Outfitters thought he had seen everything. And then he saw the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships, which took place here in Eagle County about a month ago. “These kids were pulling 30 fish out of a hole that I […]