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    Master of the Dance Universe
    Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | June 5, 2015

    As Damian Woetzel tells it, his story begins with he and his brother having a lot of options. And that’s a big part of his outlook both personally and professionally: “To have as many possibilities as you can – no matter what you’re doing. “My brother, Jonathon, and I had all sorts of lessons,” Woetzel […]

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    Chocolate: The Food of Gods
    Brenda Himelfarb | Dining |

    For chocoholics, just the word “chocolate” evokes feelings of comfort and joy. A feeling that can only be satiated with a taste that takes the craver to nirvana. Somehow words, say, like “cabbage” or “kale” don’t do it. Healthy? Yes. However, doesn’t sound mouth-watering like the sweet sound of the word “chocolate”. History says that […]

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    Ranchers, Vaqueros, Cowboys…
    Kari Corbin | Features |

    If your baby grows up to be a cowboy, there are some fun places to let them ride. You can smell a rodeo before you see it: horses, leather, hay, chemistry. Prancing ponies and cocky cowboys, fancy hats, fancier chaps. Rodeos are part of the Wild West’s final frontier – there’s no buffer, no softening […]

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    Lynx
    Robert Berwyn | Features |

    The story of lynx in Colorado starts long before there were any ski lifts or highways in the state. In fact, the snow-loving wild cats probably lived here even before the first bands of Stone Age humans roamed through the high country. For all we know, forests in the region may have been crawling with […]

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    The Epic Mix Epidemic
    Shauna Farnell | Activities | January 20, 2015

    Besides the built-in euphoric fun that comes with a day on the mountain, it’s safe to say that people of all ages and skill levels have always felt like skiing or snowboarding is an achievement on some level. Many have long since tallied their ski days and number of runs. Even before GPS became readily […]

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    Powder Patrol
    Phil Lindeman | Featured Stories , Features | January 13, 2015

    Keeping the mountains safe is their job…keeping you safe is yours. It’s 5 a.m. on a pristine powder day. The bowls and glades at Vail Mountain are blanketed in nearly two feet of fresh, impossibly light snow, the sort giddy powder hounds had hoped and prayed and pined for the night before. After comparing the […]

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    Vail, Colorado Mountain Home – New York’s Modern Style Influences Colorado
    Connie Steiert | Colorado Neighborhoods , Lifestyle | January 5, 2015

    How New York modern style influences the Colorado mountain home.

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    Red White Blue – Vail Valley Fashion
    Author | Shopping | January 4, 2015

    Dress for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

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    Search and Rescue
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories | December 30, 2014

    …is the word that is music to Drake’s ears. He’s six years old and is naturally exuberant. Just the probability of a search gets him wired up. He jumps, runs around in circles. He’s ready and raring to go. What’s more, when the search is completed he’ll get to play with his stuffed toy. Say, […]

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    Tennessee Pass Cookhouse – Our Dream Your Retreat
    Heather Hower | Dining , Dining and Nightlife , Featured Stories | December 28, 2014

    It’s the typical love story: boy meets girl at college. Girl wants to return to her hometown. The couple needs a way to make ends meet.They love the outdoors. They find a parcel of land for sale high in the Rocky Mountains and set about running a Nordic Center. Within a year, they knew they […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities | June 5, 2015

If you’ve been to a county fair – and who hasn’t – you know that at some point you find yourself wandering through an area where roosters crow, sheep bleat and exotic-looking chickens, extremely fuzzy rabbits and all types of lifestock rule!  This marvelous display is the result of hundreds of youngsters, all members of […]

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Kim Fuller | Dining |

Vail Valley breweries tap their kegs for the summer season One of the great things about Colorado craft brews is that they can often be enjoyed under a blue blanket of sunny skies. The Vail Valley has some top-tier beer, quenching the end of an epic day spent cruising beneath the aspen trees or coasting […]

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Shauna Farnell | Activities |

Find out why the Leadville 100’s veterans keep going back for more To someone who’s been running nonstop for 10 or 13 hours, by the light of a headlamp, the boulders along the trail can look like mountain lions! Actually, in the lengthening shadows, they look like mountain lions leaping toward you. It’s terrifying. But […]

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Ryan Richards | Healthy Living |

Here we go again. Another opinion on arguably the biggest uncertainty in modern culture that affects most adults across our nation. Yes, the proverbial “diet” culture that plagues the average American with confusion, ambiguity and, of course, the maddening assault hasn’t put a dent into our expanding waistlines. Let’s get one thing very clear – […]

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Bob Brandon | Activities |

Chromoly. Chef. Chromoly chef. A strange combination of words. One word is familiar while the other not as much. Unless you have actually seen the event with this title, you would never understand the pairing of these two nouns: it’s a contest! Essentially teams have one hour to build a functional bicycle, or some version […]

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Mark Summers | Dining , Dining and Nightlife | March 14, 2015

Delicious work with Mezcal on the Smoke n Fire at Toscanini. This cocktail features a great balance between the smoke and the fire. It has really robust flavors up front with a super smooth finish. Delish Enjoy! ~Mark

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Dina Conzemius | Activities | February 26, 2015

ALPINE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING VAIL Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 350 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, […]

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Shauna Farnell | Volunteer - Vail Valley | February 23, 2015

Kitchell, or “Kitch” as he’s known among fellow race volunteers and staff, claims to be the valley’s longest standing World Cup regular. He has volunteered for every World Cup and World Championship event in Vail and Beaver Creek since 1969, when the World Cup men’s downhill race was held on Vail’s intermediate Born Free trail These days, Kitchell works on Beaver Creek’s Talon Crew, […]

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Shirley Welch | Vail Valley Chronicles |

In a secluded valley deep inside the Rocky Mountains along Turkey Creek lies a little town that has survived the vicissitudes of boom and bust. Patiently guarded by mountainsides of quaking aspen and pine trees, the place evokes a sense of place from a different time. It was the first town in Eagle County and has complied a long list of […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Local Spotlight |

It’s a given: If you’ve been to the Vail Valley more than once, you’ve seen Helmut Fricker. He’s a fixture in these parts and has been since 1974. Donned in his lederhosen, accordion and alphorn in tow, Fricker seems to pop up just when you least expect, entertaining the masses with his arsenal of jokes, songs, yodeling and incredible […]

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