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Author | Focus Vail Valley | July 3, 2017

At the third annual Vail Centre’s Torch Awards, which honors the leaders in the community, long-time local, Sheika Gramshammer, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for the work she has done over the years to help improve the community. “The goal of Vail Centre is to ensure the characteristics of Vail’s founders are passed along, […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Focus Vail Valley |

Jay and Molly Precourt were honored for their $10 million gift to the Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC). In recognition of their generous donation, VVMC’s new cardiac catheterization lab was named the Precourt Family Car diac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Lab. “We are incredibly moved by the Precourt’s generosity,” says VVMC’s President and CEO, Doris Kirchner. […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Focus Vail Valley | January 2, 2017

John Cogswell announced his retirement and closed Cogswell Gallery following a successful 35 years in the heart of Vail. Established in 1980, Cogswell was the first art gallery in the Vail Valley. It featured Southwestern paintings and sculpture. Over the years, it grew into a mixture of Native American artifacts, Western impressionists and furniture from […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Focus Vail Valley |

Vail Mountain recognized long-time Vail local, Rod Slifer, for his commitment to the community for more than 50 years. Expresso, a blue run, has been renamed to Slifer Express in honor of Slifer. Slifer Express is located on the front side of Vail Mountain and can be accessed from the Mountaintop Express Lift (#4). Slifer’s […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Focus Vail Valley | December 19, 2015

Bravo! Vail Music Festival Welcomes New Executive Director Bravo! Vail Music Festival announced the appointment of Jennifer Teisinger as the festival’s new executive director. Teisinger, who hails from Sun Valley, Idaho, where she managed the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. She was responsible for leading the symphony through a period exceptional artistic success – bringing renowned […]

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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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Brenda Himelfarb | Focus Vail Valley | February 6, 2015

Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley received its biggest resort donation from The Lodge at Vail, owned by Vail Resorts. The town’s oldest hotel is remodeling and the donation included cherry wood furniture, lighting fixtures, lamps, scones and ceiling fans. “We saw the opportunity with the high quality furnishings at The Lodge at Vail, to support the Habitat for Humanity in […]

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There’s no sacrificing style for sustainability in Vail. Buying used, consignment and repurposed furniture and accessories keeps money in your pocket and waste out of the landfill. The lifecycle continues at Thrifty Shops When shoppers fail to scoop up those hidden gems at the valley’s local consignment store and Habitat ReStore, those items are usually donated […]

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Tiffany Tyson | Focus Vail Valley , Healthy Living | August 16, 2014

Health-care providers team with Reach Out and Read Colorado to prescribe a healthy dose of literacy. A prescription for reading is just the thing many of Eagle County’s littlest patients receive when it’s time for a check up. Reach Out and Read Colorado creates book nooks in doctors’ offices throughout the state – providing a […]

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Connie Steiert | Colorado Profile , Focus Vail Valley , Local Spotlight | December 9, 2013

Over the years, Vail Valley students have made their marks on the world. Every year it seems there is a local high school graduate who has the urge to learn and conquer the world to make it better. Growing up in this relatively small valley, students attended local schools: Their love to learn was fostered […]

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