Huskies soccer, Eagle Valley spikers both beat Rifle

By Chris Freud RIFLE — Battle Mountain soccer was not a happy crew and the Huskies had nine days to think about it.So nine days after a 2-1 overtime loss at Eagle Valley, Battle Mountain took out its frustrations on Rifle with an 8-1 win on Thursday on the road.“We had time to stew on […]

Lionshead skate park honors local youth

By scott miller VAIL — Cameron Chaney’s idea for a skate park between the north and south halves of the Lionshead Village parking structure is finally a concrete reality. But Chaney’s family moved out of the valley about a year ago, so he hasn’t ridden the park yet.That will change Saturday, when Chaney and a […]

Smoke from Flat Tops fire visible in Eagle County

By Edward Stoner MEEKER — The Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Tops Wilderness, was active Thursday with a column visible from Garfield, Rio Blanco and Eagle counties. Shifting wind activity has caused smoke to drift east toward Eagle County. There is a potential to smell or experience smoke over the next few days. […]

Lackluster statewide test results don’t signify a trend, says state education commissioner

By Randy Wyrick EAGLE — Colorado taxpayers spend up to $78 million a year on standardized testing, but the state education commissioner says there’s not enough information in this year’s results to show a trend.The state’s standardized testing alphabet soup simmers like this:The Colorado Department of Education released district-level English and math results, the second […]

Adopt a Trail ranger program improves local trails

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — A decade ago, local forest ranger Jeff Thompson helped construct the Eagle-Vail trail. Returning to the trail on Wednesday, he thought back to those days he spent building the trail, and why it was put there in the first place.“This was a product of overuse,” he said of the […]

Trail work with Jeff

By John LaConte EAGLE COUNTY — A decade ago, local forest ranger Jeff Thompson helped construct the Eagle-Vail trail. Returning to the trail on Wednesday, he thought back to those days he spent building the trail, and why it was put there in the first place.“This was a product of overuse,” he said of the […]

Denver Botanic Gardens mycologist gives presentations in Vail, Sept. 9-10

By Krista Driscoll VAIL — Vera Stucky Evenson grew up on a farm in Montana established generations prior by pioneering ancestors. Surrounded by natural things, she became the kid who was constantly gazing at the wild birds and butterflies as they flitted amongst the sheep and the chickens and the turkeys that roamed the property.She […]

The Bookworm of Edwards offers discounts, resources for teachers in the Vail Valley

By Krista Driscoll EDWARDS — Fall brings changing leaves, Halloween costumes, high school football games and back-to-school shopping. And, back by popular demand, is The Bookworm of Edwards’ Teacher Night, when Bookworm staff members help teachers stock their classrooms with the latest popular books and unforgettable classics. Teachers will also learn about the services and […]

Meet riders who will be kicking up dust at Vail Outlier Offroad Festival, Sept. 9-11

By Krista Driscoll Bike nerds, unite!That could be the rallying cry for the Vail Outlier Offroad Festival, a fall celebration of trails, bike racing and all things related to fat tires that returns for its second year from Friday through Sunday. The fledgling event features a number of racing disciplines, including a three-stage enduro race, […]

Old school trumps brand new at Vintage Market in Eagle, Sept. 9-10

By Krista Driscoll “They don’t make ’em like they used to.”The phrase is a mantra for many a collector of old-timey things, whether it’s cheerfully mismatched sets of china, modern-style furniture from the 1950s or up-cycled industrial gadgets. There’s something about the permanence of these objects in our throwaway world that makes them cherished, whether […]