County Republicans begin presidential process

By Ross Leonhart EDWARDS — County Republicans from 30 precincts filled the Battle Mountain High School cafeteria on Tuesday night.Eagle County Republicans, instead of taking a straw poll for presidential candidate preference, elected delegates and alternates for the county assembly as well as precinct captains and discussed resolutions to be forwarded to the state to […]

Eagle County feels the Bern

By John LaConte EDWARDS — You know it’s a ski town caucus when it begins with the ringing of a cowbell.Democrat voters gathered in standing-room-only crowds across the county on Tuesday to express support for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. In the end, the party had 623 in favor or Sanders, 344 in favor of […]

Future stars shine brightly at Junior Jam

By Ross Leonhart VAIL — Remember the name: Judd Henkes. The 14-year-old from La Jolla, California, won the boy’s Junior Jam at the halfpipe in Golden Peak on Tuesday, earning a spot in the semifinals with the pros on Thursday. “It’s going to be cool,” Henkes said. “I’m going to step up my run a […]

Future stars shine at Junior Jam

By Ross Leonhart VAIL — Remember the name: Judd Henkes. The 14-year-old from La Jolla, California, won the boy’s Junior Jam at the halfpipe in Golden Peak on Tuesday, earning a spot in the semifinals with the pros on Thursday. “It’s going to be cool,” Henkes said. “I’m going to step up my run a […]

Battle Mountain sweeps Skimeister Awards

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Battle Mountain’s Skimeisters are nothing if not meticulous.Haley Frischholz and Quintin Cook were checking out their aforementioned awards on Tuesday, trying to figure out when was the last time a pair of Huskies won titles in the same year.Though there are some gaps in the award’s history, this winter would […]

Slopestyle competition starts Wednesday at the Burton US Open

By John LaConte VAIL — Golden Peak is now Golden Peaks, with three mountains of snow set up to test the world’s best snowboarders beginning today at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.Those snow mountains, visible from much of town, are actually jumps in a slopestyle course of Olympian proportions, which snowmakers in Vail have […]

Rankin asks state about Cottonwood upgrade

By John Stroud Two area elected officials would like to see the state take a look at its potential role in upgrading Cottonwood Pass between Garfield and Eagle counties to serve as a year-round alternative to Interstate 70 during Glenwood Canyon closures.“I have asked some of the transportation folks here at the capitol to at […]

Michael Cacioppo declares his candidacy for Colorado House

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Michael Cacioppo says of all the candidates for Colorado House District 26 — and with him throwing his hat in that ring there are now two — he’s the only one who sued a Hollywood company for pouring pollutants into the Eagle River.Cacioppo said he’s running because so many people […]

Cacioppo declares candidacy for Colorado House

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Michael Cacioppo says of all the candidates for Colorado House District 26 — and with him throwing his hat in that ring there are now two — he’s the only one who sued a Hollywood company for pouring pollutants into the Eagle River.Cacioppo said he’s running because so many people […]

Cacioppo declares candidacy for Colorado House of Representatives

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Michael Cacioppo says of all the candidates for Colorado House District 26 — and with him throwing his hat in that ring there are now two — he’s the only one who sued a Hollywood company for pouring pollutants into the Eagle River.Cacioppo said he’s running because so many people […]