Crunch time nears for Vail Valley high school teams

By Chris Freud Welcome to the most glorious sports time of the year. College football and the NFL are going great guns. We have arrived at the baseball playoffs, and it will be a stress-free postseason, as long as the Dodgers go down to ignominious defeat.And we are in crunch time for high school sports.Here’s […]

Questions loom for high school teams as crunch time nears

By Chris Freud Welcome to the most glorious sports time of the year. College football and the NFL are going great guns. We have arrived at the baseball playoffs, and it will be a stress-free postseason, as long as the Dodgers go down to ignominious defeat.And, we are in crunch time for high school sports.The […]

School board candidates square off about funding

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — It’s money that matters, and how to get more of it and where to spend it were hot topics at Tuesday’s school board candidate forum.No money will be spent on board member salaries, though. They don’t get paid, not one thin dime. They do this for free.Still, nine people are […]

School board candidates square off about funding, facilities

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — It’s money that matters, and how to get more of it and where to spend it were hot topics Tuesday’s school board candidate forum.No money will be spent on board member salaries, though. They don’t get paid, not one thin dime. They do this for free.Still, nine people are running […]

Shuttle company unveils year ‘round service

By scott miller VAIL — Peak 1 Express has announced that the company has extended its shuttle service to include the fall season. After extending service for the summer season this year, the company now offers transportation services 365 days a year.Peak 1 Express has been offering transportation between Denver International Airport and all Summit […]

Masters racer Charlie Hauser prepares for his first season in the 80-84 age class

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — Masters racing joins together people of all ages for two reasons: Camaraderie and competition.It’s an infectious atmosphere that can bring about a rebirth of sorts for the skier who once enjoyed skiing the resort’s many runs, but now craves more. Its participants seek “to reach their best beyond the […]

Local Masters racer prepares for his first season in the 80-85 age class

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — Masters racing joins together people of all ages for two reasons: Camaraderie and competition.It’s an infectious atmosphere that can bring about a rebirth of sorts for the skier who once enjoyed skiing the resort’s many runs, but now craves more. Its participants seek “to reach their best beyond the […]

Man — and woman — up for annual Man of the Cliff competition

By Krista Driscoll Ladies, grab your flannel. Gentlemen, groom that facial hair. It’s time, once again, to crown the Man of the Cliff. This event, which is best described as a lumberjack competition with elements of World’s Strongest Man and the Highland Games thrown into it, is about more than burly men throwing large objects. […]

Bonfire Dub’s ‘Pilot’ comes out Friday on Immersive Records; release party Thursday

By Krista Driscoll EAGLE-VAIL — Denver and Vail Valley-based roots-folk-rock band Bonfire Dub will release “Pilot” on Friday, the group’s second single this year on Immersive Records. The single, produced by Immersive’s Steven Vidaic, will be available digitally at all major online retailers. Accompanying the release will be a music video, directed by Jesse Borrell […]

Alpine Quest Sports to host AT, tele gear swap this weekend

By Krista Driscoll EDWARDS — Alpine Quest Sports is hosting its inaugural backcountry ski swap this weekend, Friday through Sunday. The swap will include skis, boots and bindings for alpine touring, telemark and splitboarding, as well as last year’s new gear at closeout pricing. “We have seen a huge increase in demand for this equipment […]