Big Beers festival announces featured brewmasters; event is Jan. 5-7 in Breckenridge

By Krista Driscoll BRECKENRIDGE — The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival this week announced that Phil Leinhart, brewmaster for Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, and Florian Kuplent, co-owner and brewmaster for Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. in St. Louis, Missouri, would be the festival’s 2017 featured brewmasters. Leinhart and Kuplent will co-host the Traditional […]

Devils soccer blanks Rifle

By Chris Freud RIFLE — Thursday was a trap game for Eagle Valley soccer, and the Devils emerged unscathed with a 4-0 win at Rifle.After a physically- and emotionally-draining win against Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley could have been forgiven for taking Rifle lightly. The Devils didn’t.“It was tough to play on grass,” said Devils coach […]

Tips for fishing during late summer’s season

By Chris Freud It has already been an incredible season of fly-fishing in the Vail Valley area this summer. Despite some questions about our snowpack, the Eagle River had a nice, long float season and excellent dry fly-fishing. On the newly-appointed gold-medal waters of the Colorado, trout numbers seem to be way up and the […]

Tips for fishing during hopper season

By Chris Freud It has already an incredible season of fly-fishing in the Vail Valley area this summer. Despite some questions about our snowpack, the Eagle River had a nice, long float season and excellent dry fly-fishing. Over on the newly appointed gold-medal waters of the Colorado, trout numbers seem to be way up and […]

Vail Mountain soccer comes back against Aspen

By Chris Freud EAST VAIL — It’s not going to come easily for Vail Mountain School soccer.Whether it’s preseason plaudits or longtime rivals coming with their best, the Gore Rangers know it’s going to be a battle all season. VMS overcame a 2-1 second-half deficit and brilliant goaltending from Aspen’s Jake Bassi for a 4-2 […]

Eagle will re-evaluate its marketing focus for 2017

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — As the town of Eagle begins financial planning for 2017, one of the issues for next year’s budget is the future of its marketing efforts.In an August report to the Eagle Town Board, Eagle Marketing and Events Coordinator Amy Cassidy highlighted events the town has hosted so far this year […]

UpLift brings Christian rock back to Vail

By Randy Wyrick VAIL — UpLift is a God thing, says John David Webster, and if God gives you a thing you’d better do it right.They did.“People say Kirsten (his wife) and I started it, but we really believe God started it, and we’re along for the ride,” Webster said.In the beginningWebster, a pastor at […]

Edwards ranch plan depends on road approval

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — There’s a 680-acre parcel of private property just north of Edwards where the owners want to build 19 homes, but there’s a catch — the need for a road.That road has been a problem on a couple of levels. The developers needed a variance from Eagle County that allows […]

Eagle to re-evaluate marketing focus for 2017

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — As the town of Eagle begins financial planning for 2017, one of the issues for next year’s budget is the future of its marketing efforts.In an August report to the Eagle Town Board, Eagle Marketing and Events Coordinator Amy Cassidy highlighted events the town has hosted so far this year […]

Wounded osprey found in Gypsum

By Pam Boyd GYPSUM — Someone brandishing a pellet gun seriously injured an osprey hawk in the Gypsum area last week.If the perpetrator is located, he or she could face a serious fine.According to Craig Wescoatt of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a pedestrian found the injured bird in the Brooks Lane area and contacted Vail […]