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Brenda Himelfarb | Environment , Featured Stories , Features | June 26, 2016

It flits. It flutters. It fascinates us. And if one gets very close, it’s as though you’ve somehow been specially chosen to enjoy its dance. Then, in a blink of the eye it’s gone. And you’re left savoring the moment you’ve just experienced; a few seconds that will delight. It’s that extraordinary and, in its own way, feeds your soul. The flight of a hummingbird is mesmerizing. When they […]

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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 20, 2015

Bob Lazier always loved cars. His first auto purchase at age 14 was an “ice car,” appropriately named since it could only be driven on frozen Lake Minnetonka during the winter months, but his parents helped him procure a four-year-old Jaguar in 1958. “I absolutely love cars, and I absolutely love driving cars, and I […]

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In Medieval days, when kitchen hearths were placed in the center of the home, the inhabitants – even the livestock – huddled around during deepening winters for warmth and light while women cooked over open fires. Today’s kitchens have come full circle. Although cooks no longer slave over open flames in smoke-filled rooms, and the […]

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Shauna Farnell | Featured Stories , Features , Focus Vail Valley | December 17, 2015

Tucked between the mountains at the far side of Minturn, the first indication that Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy is unlike any school anywhere is that it is surrounded by miles and miles of Nordic ski trails. Then there is the massive, state-of-the-art fitness center next door to where Lindsey Vonn and other Olympians work […]

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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 10, 2015

In the heart of Vail Village, on Bridge Street, you will notice a charming, quintessential Alpine lodge with an inviting deck. On sunny days, people gather on that deck to eat, drink, people watch, listen to music and party. After all, they’re on vacation! And what better way to relax than on Pepi’s deck at […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features , Wedding | December 8, 2015

Many people might be surprised to see a bride – veil flowing, bouquet in hand, bridegroom in his tuxedo at her side – skiing down a mountain in the middle of winter. But in Colorado, it’s commonplace. Perhaps it’s the memories of vacationing here with the family or having met the ideal mate on a […]

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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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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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Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features | 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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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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