Saints football falls in opening game Friday

By Chris Freud PARACHUTE — Vail Christian football’s debut at the 11-man level did not go as hoped as the Saints fell at Grand Valley, 46-6, on Friday night.Vail Christian has been playing 8-man football for the past 15 years or so, but as school enrollment has increased, the Saints are making the jump to […]

Saints football struggles in opener

By Chris Freud PARACHUTE — Vail Christian football’s debut at the 11-man level did not go as hoped as the Saints fell at Grand Valley, 46-6, on Friday night.Vail Christian has been playing 8-man football for the last 15 years or so, but as school enrollment has increased, the Saints are making the jump to […]

Saints spikers win home, league opener

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — Happy birthday, Coach.Vail Christian volleyball is a very considerate bunch. Thursday was coach Sara Calton’s birthday, and Friday, the Saints gave her some flowers and a card. But the best gift was a 25-23, 25-13, 25-14 win over North Park in the team’s home opener on Friday night at the […]

Friday’s preps wrap: Devils volleyball and softball and Saints football

By Chris Freud DENVER — Eagle Valley volleyball earned a split on Day 1 at the Regis Jam Tournament in Denver, falling to St. Teresa’s, out of Kansas City, Missouri, and then sweeping 5A Fruita Monument.The whole point of tournaments like these is to play good teams and St. Teresa’s was certainly that. The Stars […]

Eagle Valley football falls at Kent Denver, 18-8

By Chris Freud DENVER — This is a loss that hurts like heck right now, but may be good in the long run.Eagle Valley football dropped a heartbreaker in the final minute to Kent Denver, 18-8, on Friday afternoon down in Denver. The Devils led, 8-6, with 55 seconds left, before Sun Devils quarterback Joey […]

Events, weather help drive September tourism

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — Summer is supposed to be over, at least according to the unofficial calendar that puts the season’s end at Labor Day. But September in the Vail Valley just keeps getting busier.Over the past several years, September’s lodging business in the Vail Valley has grown substantially. The Vail Valley Partnership, […]

Construction on Eagle’s new river park won’t start until 2018

By Pam Boyd EAGLE — Eagle officials are urging patience for local residents who enthusiastically supported the riverfront park proposal during April’s municipal election.“A lot of people thought we would start the in-stream features this winter. We are not. We are starting next winter,” said Amy Cassidy, Eagle marketing consultant. Cassidy noted in addition to […]

Colorado Mountain College trustees withdraw censure of fellow trustee

By Edward Stoner STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees on Thursday chose not to move forward with a censure of one of its members for letters she wrote to Colorado newspapers about the college’s budget.The board first considered censuring Trustee Mary Ellen Denomy in June after she wrote letters to regional […]

Off the Hill with Tricia Swenson: Rubber ducks return to race down Gore Creek in Vail during Labor Day weekend

By Ross Leonhart On Sunday, Sept. 4, Gore Greek will turn into a sea of yellow when over 10,000 ducks make their way downstream. The Vail Rotary Duck Race is a Labor Day tradition that brings more than smiles to the spectators, it brings well-needed programs and assistance to kids locally and globally. During the […]

Vail Symposium Free Film Series wraps up with ‘The History of Future Folk,’ Sept. 3

By Krista Driscoll MINTURN — The population of alien planet Hondo has its plans to destroy the human race and take over Earth thwarted when the great General Trius is suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as “music.”Since they don’t have music on planet Hondo, the general thinks it is the […]