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Tom Edwards, center in the black cap, is chairman of Eagle County's open space advisory committee and congratulates former Eagle County Commissioner Jon Stavney at this week's dedication of the new Duck Pond open space. It's 55 acres along the Eagle River between Gypsum and Dotsero.
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Lady Devils respond

The Eagle Valley girls lacrosse trailed Durango by three goals on Friday, and then Kailyn Forsberg joined the effort via iPhone.

Devils coach Stephanie Renzelman said after Kailyn’s chat the Lady Devils responded, going on to beat the Demons, 17-10.

Sarah Cooper ended up with six scores, Lindsay Martinez four and Haley Carpenter three. Abby Jewett, Becky Glutova and Katie Laidman also found the net.

Teammate Kailyn Forsberg is currently at Craig Hospital recovering from a tragic ski accident.

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Adam’s Mountain Country Club is now ‘Frost Creek’

One month after closing on the Adam’s Rib Ranch, Adam’s Rib Development and Adam’s Mountain Country Club, the new ownership group has changed the name to Frost Creek.

The original developer of Adam’s Rib Ranch, Fred Kummer, and HBE Corporation, a design-build firm who began assembling Adam’s Rib in 1973, sold the property to the Denver-based investment group led by Chad Brue along with Vail-based entrepreneur Dan Bennett, owner and operator of Southwest Greens of Colorado. Bennett owns and manages several golf courses in Colorado including the Cordillera Short Game course. The purchase closed on March 20, 2015.

The newly-branded Frost Creek comprise 2,655 acres, including an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, a 40,000 square-foot clubhouse with Olympic sized pool, a tennis court and on-property fishing rights in Brush Creek. Also included in the purchase were five new-construction spec-homes, five member cabins, 91 finished residential lots ranging from 3.6 to 9.9 acres and a working 1,553-acre ranch with water rights on Brush Creek.

Duck Pond open space

Eagle County’s new Duck Pond open space has been a ranch, contractors’ storage yard and SWAT team training site. Now those 55 acres along the Eagle River are open space, and will stay that way.

The 55-acre Duck Pond open space is located along the Eagle River between Gypsum and Dotsero. Amenities include a new boat ramp, parking area, driveway, picnic area and restroom. A new stretch of the Eagle Valley Trail runs through the property. Duck Pond serves mainly as a takeout for boaters and anglers coming from upstream.

Vail Resorts revenue report

Vail Resorts reported modest increases in revenue for the ski season through Sunday compared to last year, with a slight drop in skier visits across the company’s nine mountain resorts.

The latest season metrics compared this season to the prior year period through April 20, 2014, adjusted as if Park City was owned in both periods. The reported ski season metrics did not incorporate the urban ski areas of Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. The data is subject to fiscal quarter end review and adjustment.

Highlights from the report include: Season-to-date total lift revenue at the company’s nine mountain resorts, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, was up 8.5 percent compared to the prior year; and season-to-date ancillary spending outpaced skier visitation, with ski school revenue up 3.4 percent and dining revenue up 3.3 percent at the company’s nine mountain resorts compared to the prior year. Additionally, retail/rental revenue for resort store locations was up 3.8 percent.

Aspen extends terrain

The U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a new High Alpine chairlift at Snowmass also grants Aspen Skiing Co. permission to thin trees in six glades geared for skiers and snowboarders ranging from intermediates to experts.

The overall gladed ski terrain within the Snowmass Ski Area boundary will increase from 398 to 461 acres, according to the environmental assessment carried out by the Forest Service. The intermediate gladed terrain will increase from 67 to 93 acres. The advanced gladed terrain will increase from 226 to 254 acres and the expert terrain will go from 105 to 114 acres.

Teen driver fell asleep

The teenage driver apparently fell asleep before an accident a week ago on Interstate 70 that killed a 15-year-old passenger, according to a report from the Colorado State Patrol. Authorities did not suspect that alcohol or other drugs played a role in the crash at mile marker 92 just east of Rifle, the report said.

Ricardo Gomez, 15, of Dotsero was killed in the accident. The accident report listed a Glenwood Springs address for him. The 17-year-old driver from Gypsum has not been identified, and as of last weekend, the accident remained under investigation.

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