Saints football knocks off Lake County, 28-7

By Chris Freud LEADVILLE — Welcome to the win column, gents.Vail Christian football won for the first time as an 11-man squad, winning at Lake County, 28-7, on Friday night. That also probably set the program’s record for winning at the highest altitude as well.This was just what the doctor ordered after tough opening-week loss […]

Eagle Valley loses close one to Tigers, 21-20

By Chris Freud GYPSUM — What a difference a kicker makes in the game of football.Eagle Valley matched nonconference foe Erie touchdown for touchdown, but a few failed 2-point attempts made the difference in the Devils 21-20 loss in Gypsum on Friday night.“I’d love to have a kicker,” said Devils coach Tom LaFramboise. “We felt […]

Battle Mountain guts out clutch 13-7 win against Rams

By Chris Freud EDWARDS — In the end, the biggest play of the game was a punt.And for the record, Battle Mountain’s Charlie Morrow executed one heck of punt during the Huskies’ 13-7 win against Roaring Fork on Friday night in Edwards.The fact that Morrow was punting was only one of many reasons Battle Mountain […]

Outlier Offroad Festival celebrates bikes, athletes

By John LaConte VAIL — If you’re cruising down Fred’s Lunch this weekend, feeling like you’ve never been so good at mountain biking, it’s not you. It’s the new bike.The Outlier Offroad Festival, a celebration of mountain biking and the consumers who’ve helped to grow the sport, returns to Vail Village today after a successful […]

Government Tracker: Minturn appoints new prosecuting attorney

By Ross Leonhart Board: Minturn Town Council, evening meeting, Wednesday.Present: Terry Armistead, Sidney Harrington, Harvey Craig, Sage Pierson, John Widerman, Earle Bidez and Mayor Matt Scherr.Issue: Approving a service agreement for Minturn Municipal Court prosecuting attorney.Who they talked to: Ron Carlson and Steve O’Connor, of Carlson & Carlson Attorneys at Law, P.C.What they talked about: […]

Eagle County airport lands $7 million grant

By scott miller GYPSUM — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet announced Thursday that the Eagle County Regional Airport has been awarded a $6,950,000 Airport Improvement Grant to rehabilitate the airport tarmac. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. “Eagle County has been working tirelessly on expansion efforts and improvements for […]

Colorado Grand returns to Vail Village starting Monday

By scott miller VAIL — The 28th annual Colorado Grand, a unique auto event that begins and ends in Vail each year, returns starting Monday. Participants will begin to arrive this weekend as they prepare to begin their 1,000-mile journey through the High Country. The pre-1960 vintage vehicles will roar out of Vail on Monday […]

Colorado Grand returns to Vail Monday

By scott miller VAIL — The 28th annual Colorado Grand, a unique auto event that begins and ends in Vail each year, returns starting Monday. Participants will begin to arrive this weekend as they prepare to begin their 1,000-mile journey through the high country. The pre-1960 vintage vehicles will roar out of Vail on Monday […]

Excess awesomeness

By Randy Wyrick GYPSUM — Most dads play catch with their kids. Greg Shetterly did that too, but it’s no coincidence that his son Jeff’s first word was “airklane!”The Shetterly Squadron is doing the air show at Saturday’s Wings & Wheels show at the Eagle County airport. Just follow the sound of the Great American […]

Gypsum sees flat sales tax receipts

By Pam Boyd GYPSUM — Gypsum’s sales tax receipts have been flat so far in 2016, in contrast to other local jurisdictions that have seen double-digit increases.But one of the big contributing factors to that statistic is something no one is complaining about — lower fuel prices. When the price of oil drops, so does […]