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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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Brenda Himelfarb | Fashion in the Vail Valley , Features |

As visionary designers push the boundaries of fine jewelry, the use of non-traditional, non-precious metals are being incorporated into the look of contemporary jewelry – all being used with increasing frequency by jewelry designers seeking new ways to excite customers. Today’s designs sometimes include pieces of oxidized metals, agate, rough-cut stones, antique coins and even […]

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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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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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Helena Leslie | Blog , Features |

  If you sit and watch the world go by in Vail, Avon, Edwards or Eagle, or pop into one of our supermarkets, you will see valley locals, definitely of a certain age, going about their lives. You’ll notice the athletic spring in their step and that they are dressed to move. A high heel […]

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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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