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    Be good to People – The original kindness company
    Heather Hower | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | July 5, 2017

    It’s not scientifically proven but it is some kind of universal fact that while wearing a “Be Good To People” shirt, it’s hard to be mean. This is exactly what Kris Wittenberg wanted when she founded the company almost a decade ago. Sure, the road hasn’t been a straight shot but the meandering path she […]

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    I am Climate I am change
    Cassie Pence | Featured Stories , Features | July 4, 2017

    What do you love about the mountains? Chances are it’s skiing, snowboarding, rafting, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting, hiking, wildflowers, bug-free camping, cool summers, biking, rock climbing, wildlife, majestic pines – and not to mention – fresh air and clean water. It’s what I love too, but everything we cherish about living and vacationing in […]

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    ROUNDUP RIVER RANCH
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features , Giving Back | July 3, 2017

    There is a place up Colorado River Road in Gypsum where children’s dreams, literally, come true. A happy place where children do things they never thought they would or even could do. It’s a place where they’re welcomed with open arms and where they can just “be.” It’s peaceful. It’s beautiful. It’s extraordinary. And for […]

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Our Stories
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Kim Fuller | Delectables , Restaurants | July 6, 2017

A chef’s personal knife collection is like a woman’s closet or a skier’s quiver—every piece has a purpose. “I think you want all your knives to be heavy and sturdy, with a knife handle that fits your hand,” says Kelly Liken. “It is a lot of personal preference—like trying on a pair of shoes. You […]

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Caramie Schnell | Chef Profile , Delectables |

They boil and bake and flour and fold. From custards to cakes, these sweet chefs keep the Vail Valley’s collective cravings satisfied. And when they’re not hard at work in the kitchen creating beautiful confections, they’re out and about feeding their souls. How sweet it is! Did you always want to be a chef? Since […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Healthy Living |

Over thirty years ago, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former surgeon, researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic began a ground-breaking program in which he put men and women with advanced coronary disease on a plant-based, oil-free diet. His program was based on a revolutionary idea that we could do away with the heart-disease […]

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Heather Hower | Healthy Living |

When Brenda Hawkins starts getting ready to set out for a run, which she does several times a week no matter the weather, Bella positively dances with excitement. A run for Bella, the dog, is just as important as a run for Brenda. “She knows what clothes I run in and she follows me around […]

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Davin Scott | Vail Valley Chronicles |

As the story goes, anybody who was anybody had been to Leadville, Colorado, in the 1890s, a Victorian-era mining town just 38 miles southeast of Vail. Surrounded on three sides by the jagged peaks and valleys of the San Isabel National Forest, at 10,152 feet above sea level, the town, the highest in the United […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities |

Used to be that kids spent almost every waking moment outdoors. From the time they played hopscotch on the sidewalk to playing baseball or, perhaps, building a fort, kids were outside getting dirty, getting scraped up – but having good old messy fun and loving every minute of it. Ahh, those were the days. These […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities |

When it comes to the coolest kids’ race on the planet, the Kids Adventure Games can’t be beat. It’s a time when kids put down their phones, tablets and X-boxes to take part in an epic, adventure packed, fun-filled weekend for an experience of a lifetime. The games push kids further to do more than […]

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Katie Coakley | Activities , Summer |

Hear that? It’s the sweet sound of the skate park. Not just for skateboarders (bikers and scooters utilize it, too), skate parks are the alternate heart of a community. Riders of all ages congregate here to learn, hone their craft or simply hang out with friends and spectate. In the Vail Valley, there are now […]

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Heather Hower | Activities |

What started as a fun adventure, something to do in the summers when the mountain was closed, has become a lifelong passion for Jon Urbana—and thousands of young lacrosse players are winning as a result. Twenty-five years ago, Mark Foster, the father of one of young Jon’s friends, started a lacrosse (lax) team in Denver. […]

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Katie Coakley | Activities , Summer | July 5, 2017

Stand at the bottom of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead and gaze upwards. You can’t see it, but perched at the top of the mountain is a world of adventure, just waiting to be explored. Known as Epic Discovery, the mountain coaster, rope courses, climbing wall, bungee trampoline and other activities give guests an […]

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