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Heather Hower | Activities , Features | July 20, 2016

The line glides out, the fly lands on a pool of water, the fisherwoman waits patiently, tempting the fish beneath the water. If the fish refuses the fly, she reels in the line, searching, finessing the fly gently down the river. Women have discovered what fishermen have long known: fly fishing is good for the mind, body and spirit. Working on […]

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Celebrate the Beat
Caramie Schnell | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley | June 20, 2016

That first summer, seven kids took part in Celebrate the Beat’s Pop Hop program and artistic director and founder Tracy Straus felt lucky to have that many. Despite hanging flyers and advertising the program, no kids showed up. Not one to see the fledgling program die before it even had a chance to fly, Dance […]

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Snowcat Skiing Vail
Heather Hower | Activities | December 20, 2015

Imagine eight hours of skiing untracked, fresh powder with no lift lines and only a small group of fellow powder fanatics along with you on this ride. Snap your fingers because there’s no need to let this dream live only in your imagination. There are acres and acres of easily accessible – guide included – […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley | December 18, 2015

When summer rolls around in our valley, music is here and happening. And it has energy of its own. Come summer this entire community becomes a festival of sorts. You name it, we have it: music in every genre – all yours for the taking, whenever, wherever – from Gypsum to Vail. The festivities begin […]

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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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Why natural cleaners work and why you should use them Captain Vacuum’s All-Purpose Cleaner Ingredients for spray 1 tsp borax, ½ tsp washing soda, 2 tbs vinegar or lemon juice,                                          ¼ to ½ tsp vegetable-oil-based […]

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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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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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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 | 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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