Vail Christian soccer beats Rifle for its first win

By Chris Freud RIFLE — Vail Christian soccer roared into the win column with a 4-1 victory in Rifle on Tuesday.The Saints have been battling snowouts, injuries and a lack of practice time, so this one felt good.“We just had to get over the hump,” Saints coach Barbara Wilson said. “Now that we have gotten […]

Saints beat Rifle, 4-1

By Chris Freud RIFLE — Vail Christian soccer roared into the win column with a 4-1 victory in Rifle on Tuesday.The Saints have been battling snowouts, injuries and a lack of practice time, so this one felt good.“We just had to get over the hump,” Saints coach Barbara Wilson said. “Now that we have gotten […]

Devils go deep and sweep Battle Mountain

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — As the Nike ads in the 1990s told us, “Chicks dig the long ball.” Well, so does Eagle Valley baseball.The Devils’ Kyle Williams and Joe Rivera went yard in key moments of their doubleheader against Battle Mountain on Tuesday in Gypsum, propelling Eagle Valley to a 16-9 and 4-3 sweep.“Joe’s […]

Local veterinarian falls short in bid for Congress

By Randy Wyrick LOVELAND — A local veterinarian fell seven-tenths of a vote short of forcing a primary showdown for U.S. Congress.Eagle County veterinarian Dr. Steve Sheldon needed 110.7 votes from fellow Democrats for a spot in June’s primary. He got 110.As a result, former State Senator Gail Schwartz is the Democratic nominee to face […]

Fire district still reeling from revenue drop

By scott miller GYPSUM — The Vail Valley’s largest fire protection district is also its most poorly funded. That’s why residents and officials hope voters approve a proposed property tax increase for the Gypsum Fire Protection District on May 3.This is the third time in as many years that the district — a separate entity […]

Battle Mountain lacrosse back on track after victory

By Ross Leonhart EDWARDS — After losing three in a row, the Huskies are back in the win column.Leading 6-3 at halftime, Battle Mountain (5-4) outscored the Tigers (1-9) 10-0 in the second half en route to a 16-3 Mountain League win.“The only difference between the first half and the second half was their shots […]

Huskies lacrosse back on track

By Ross Leonhart EDWARDS — After losing three in a row, the Huskies are back in the win column.Leading 6-3 at halftime, Battle Mountain (5-4) outscored the Tigers (1-9) 10-0 in the second half enroute to a 16-3 Mountain League win.“The only difference between the first half and the second half was their shots were […]

Environmental film festival coming to Edwards Wednesday

By Edward Stoner EDWARDS — Eagle River Watershed Council is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at the Riverwalk Theatre in Edwards Wednesday. The festival is one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America.Watershed Council officials say they hope the film festival will increase community understanding of the connection we […]

Steadman Philippon Research Institute’s Science Club brings out the best and brightest

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — Science changes things. When you find only what you’re looking for by speaking only with people who agree with you, that’s not science. That’s politics, and despite the name of the college major, politics is not a science.The Steadman Philippon Research Institute hosted its annual Education and Public Outreach Committee’s […]

Local writer Suzanne Hoffman pens ‘Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte’

By Ross Leonhart Suzanne Hoffman is not a wine expert. The valley local prides herself on being a wine family expert.Hoffman first traveled to the Piemonte wine region of Italy in 1999. In March 2014, the licensed attorney began working on her first book, “Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte.”“There was a book […]