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Berlack/Astle Fast Skier Award winners receive $1K
Berlack/Astle Fast Skier Award winners receive $1K

June 12, 2019

Madison Kostoss, of New York, and Jonathan Davis, of Vermont, were recently named the 2018-19 Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier award winners by World Cup Supply and 1to3go. The scholarship was founded by Barry Levinson and...


Vail’s King of the Mountain tournament returns
Vail’s King of the Mountain tournament returns

June 11, 2019

The 47th annual King of the Mountain Open, which takes place during Father’s Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, is the one of the oldest and largest of the Rocky Mountain’s outdoor volleyball tournaments. The tournament...



Whitewater Throwdown series kicks off Tuesday
Whitewater Throwdown series kicks off Tuesday

June 10, 2019

The Gore Creek Whitewater race series has wrapped up in Vail, but things are just getting started at the new Eagle River Park with the Whitewater Throwdown series, which starts this week.


Meet the Mikaela Shiffrin of climbing
Meet the Mikaela Shiffrin of climbing

June 7, 2019

VAIL — The World Cup is back — no, not that World Cup. But as the International Federation of Speed Climbing Bouldering World Cup arrived at the GoPro Mountain Games on Friday with qualifying for...


Stay Fly: The joys of float fishing (column)
Stay Fly: The joys of float fishing (column)

June 6, 2019

Two holes or 200 holes? Float fishing is the best way to cover the most amount of water in the least amount of time. You are able to access areas that are otherwise private and...


Vail Valley runners make all-state in track
Vail Valley runners make all-state in track

May 30, 2019

Making the all-state team in track and field is hard, especially if you’re Battle Mountain’s Grace Johnson. While we will get to that salient detail shortly, CHSAA’s all-state honors mean that an athlete, or athletes,...



Well-known Aspen skier Sam Coffey dead at 29
Well-known Aspen skier Sam Coffey dead at 29

May 21, 2019

Sam Coffey, a well-known local skier who grew up in Snowmass Village, died Monday, according to friends who were close to him. He was 29. While vacationing in Mexico last week, Coffey suffered a stroke...


Vail Mountain soccer roars back and into quarters
Vail Mountain soccer roars back and into quarters

May 11, 2019

You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Saturday was one of those moments when truth was better than fiction as the Vail Mountain School soccer team was down 3-0 to Stargate School with 20 minutes remaining...


Battle Mountain soccer begins playoffs with Northfield
Battle Mountain soccer begins playoffs with Northfield

May 7, 2019

Holy playoff-a-palooza, Batman. Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Vail Mountain have three postseason games on tap, and, oh, by the way, two playoff contests are in the books. Here’s the 411, as the kids say....


Vail Mountain School golf team makes state
Vail Mountain School golf team makes state

May 7, 2019

GUNNISON — Vail Mountain School golf is going to the show and the show happens to be happening at home. The Gore Rangers finished second at the Class 3A Region 4 Championship on Tuesday at...



Legacy Fighting Alliance thrills Vail again
Legacy Fighting Alliance thrills Vail again

May 3, 2019

VAIL — It’s the code of combat sports. After trying to do everything short of killing your opponent during a 9-15 minute span previously, there is sign of mutual respect between opponents — be it...


Lauren Mutter Memorial Game on Saturday
Lauren Mutter Memorial Game on Saturday

May 1, 2019

This is one of many reasons why high school soccer in Eagle County is special. There are the rivalries — Battle Mountain-Eagle Valley or Battle Mountain-Vail Mountain or Vail Mountain-Vail Christian. There are the moments...



Elway’s an idiot and then Elway is not an idiot
Elway’s an idiot and then Elway is not an idiot

April 26, 2019

Dude, John, what are you doing? Round 1 of the NFL Draft panned out perfectly for the Denver Broncos and general manager/franchise icon John Elway. The Arizona Cardinals picked quarterback Kyler Murray from Oklahoma, as...


Vail Christian Saints fall to CRMS, 3-0
Vail Christian Saints fall to CRMS, 3-0

April 18, 2019

EDWARDS — It can be a cruel game. For most of the first half on Wednesday, Vail Christian soccer seemed to be in control and even hit the Colorado Rocky Mountain School crossbar before the...


Sebie Witt: Ready to fight the world
Sebie Witt: Ready to fight the world

April 16, 2019

EAGLE — The first time Sebastian Witt toddled into a karate studio, he was still wearing diapers. He took his first karate lesson before he attended kindergarten. To say the karate has been a big...


How to successfully break through a strength plateau
How to successfully break through a strength plateau

April 16, 2019

Novice trainees will often benefit from substantial performance increases at the onset of properly periodized programming. Week after week, cycle after cycle, their absolute strength climbs effortlessly. Unfortunately, this slows quite quickly after a few...