Saints log big wins against West Grand

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — It’s a fun night of basketball when two guys dressed in neon orange and green from head to toe aren’t the most unusual people in the stands.Anyone notice the tall guy in the southwest corner of the bleachers?Yep, the Vail Christian boys basketball team had Duke’s Christian Laettner in attendance […]

Huskies defeat Bears in overtime thriller

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Seniors, thank your family, friends, teachers and your underclassmen.On a night celebrating Battle Mountain’s six seniors (and team manager, Jimmy Le), it was junior Devin Huffman connecting with junior Miles Joersz for the game-winning basket at the rim as time expired in overtime, giving the Huskies the win, 44-43.“To see […]

Youth athlete is ready to compete in Norway

By Edward Stoner OSLO, Norway — Local student Paula Cooper is representing the U.S. at the Youth Olympic Games in Norway, the only female from the U.S. to compete in the ski halfpipe competition on Sunday. She attends Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and skis for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. She is writing dispatches […]

Vail Mountain to extend operating hours today

By scott miller VAIL — Vail Mountain will transition to its spring operating schedule beginning Feb. 13. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. […]

Youth athletes ready to compete in Norway

By Edward Stoner OSLO, Norway — Local student Paula Cooper is representing the U.S. at the Youth Olympic Games in Norway, the only female from the U.S. to compete in the ski halfpipe competition on Sunday. She attends Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and skis for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. She is writing dispatches […]

Vail seeks to fill board vacancies

By scott miller VAIL — The Town of Vail is seeking community members to fill vacancies on three citizen boards. Openings exist on the Planning and Environmental Commission, Design Review Board and Art in Public Places Board. Applications for the planning and design review vacancies are due to the town by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. […]

Vail hotel pays $1 million sex harassment settlement

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — The owners and managers of a Vail hotel agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle a sexual harassment case.Vail Run’s $1 million settlement will be split between eight employees, the result of lawsuit filed on their behalf by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. At least two of those […]

Vail Mountain to extend operating hours

By scott miller VAIL — Vail Mountain will transition to its spring operating schedule beginning Feb. 13. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. […]

Mountain lions: Powerful but elusive

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Mountain lion — what other predator in our neighborhood would conjure up so many images? What would frighten you more on a trail? A bear or a lion? Most people I have talked to emphatically said the mountain lion would be the bigger threat.In reality your chances of being […]

Short-term lodging cuts into long-term housing stock

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — This may be the tightest winter in recent memory for long-term rental housing. An improving economy has driven demand, but supply is shrinking as more property owners decide to convert their units to short-term rentals.The success of online rental sites including VRBO, AirBnB and HomeAway continues to lure property […]