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Having a nervous breakdown? I just had one (1)

October 29, 2014 — 

At 4:54 p.m., I bought my carrot sticks from the City Market. I eat carrot sticks or fruit salad for lunch because my father died of a heart attack at …

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Playoff time for local high school squads (2)

October 28, 2014 — 

Welcome to the playoffs or congratulations on still being in the playoffs. All four local schools have a rooting interest this week with Battle Mountain volleyball, Eagle Valley volleyball, Vail …

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And it’s now wide open in the 3A football race (3)

October 28, 2014 — 

And, now, we have a developing situation. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on the 3A playoff race, you actually have no idea. In this week’s installment of …

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Vail Daily column: Step out of your comfort zone (4)

October 27, 2014 — 

My fondest memories from childhood involve hunting. I received my first firearm at the ripe age of 8 years old. It was a Crosman pump action BB gun. My dad …

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Vail Mountain makes first trip to quarters since 2000 (5)

October 25, 2014 — 

EAST VAIL — Many happy returns to Clay Kirwood and Vail Mountain School soccer. VMS soccer is back in the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2000 after a …

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Huskies cross-country takes sixth at state (6)

October 25, 2014 — 

COLORADO SPRINGS — Battle Mountain cross-country has had a lot of big days at the state meet — most notably state titles by the ladies in 2005 and the gents …

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Vail Christian makes it 9-0 (7)

October 25, 2014 — 

KREMMLING — Ladies and gentlemen, we present the first Vail Christian football team to finish the regular season with a 9-0 mark. The Saints made it so with a 54-6 …

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Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin ties for giant slalom victory in Soelden (8)

October 25, 2014 — 

SOELDEN, Austria — It was a narrative that Hollywood couldn’t have scripted any better — a thrilling first-ever World Cup giant slalom victory for Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin as she skied …

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Palisade hands Devils their first home loss, 26-14 (9)

October 24, 2014 — 

GYPSUM — The world was not always as it is now, young people. Back in the deep recesses of history known only as “Hard Times,” — no particular point in …

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VMS soccer shakes jitters and Coursers (10)

October 24, 2014 — 

EAST VAIL — All is weller at the Vail Mountain School. And we’re not talking about Sean who plays golf for the Gore Rangers. Early in the second half of …

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Huskies wrap league with win at Coal Ridge (11)

October 24, 2014 — 

SILT — So, before the season, who had Battle Mountain football winning the 2A Slope North? This is where one would insert video footage of tumbling tumbleweed with crickets sounding …

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Twitter maps show Summit as only county in Colorado to favor Seattle Seahawks over Broncos (12)

October 23, 2014 — 

According to a recent Twitter map ranking NFL fan allegiance by county, it appears Summit might have unwittingly welcomed Seattle’s Twelfth Man into its midst in substantial numbers. The social …

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Eagle Valley officially postseason-bound (13)

October 23, 2014 — 

GYPSUM — Eagle Valley volleyball senior Jaimee Rindy said it at her team’s home opener back on Sept. 4. “This is the year we win league and go to state,” …

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Happy Orange Day to VMS, and go everyone (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

I just want it noted that I’m still doing my job here despite the fact that there might be a cool team in the World Series. I really should be …

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Huskies, Devils prepare for state meet (15)

October 22, 2014 — 

And an entire season will come down to 15-20 minutes. This running is a strange sport. Nothing matters — not the 400-500 miles somebody’s run during the offseason, not all …

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Saints spikers head to districts (16)

October 22, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Before we get to the vagaries of Friday’s (and hopefully) Saturday’s Class 2A District 5 Volleyball Tournament for Vail Christian, some housekeeping. The Saints (14-5 overall and 11-1 …

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Eagle Valley football stays steady in the points chase (17)

October 21, 2014 — 

So if we’ve got this straight, Eagle Valley football beat Delta, 19-7, on Friday, and its ranking in the wild-card points didn’t move? The Devils were 11th overall going into …

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No orange: But VMS home for the playoffs (18)

October 21, 2014 — 

EAST VAIL — Vail Mountain School soccer will take the field on Friday for a first-round state playoff game against Vanguard Charter and will not be wearing orange. Since the …

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Huskies draw No. 20, headed to Fort Lupton (19)

October 21, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Never has a Battle Mountain boys soccer team been so happy to receive a No. 20 seed in the playoffs. As it turned out, Seeding Sunday wasn’t a …

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On the Hill: Go behind the scenes on Opening Day (20)

October 21, 2014 — 

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  Vail Daily reporter John LaConte gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the lead …

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