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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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Chad Fleischer | Colorado Profile , Focus Vail Valley |

Chad Fleischer Talks up The World Cup The Birds of Prey venue in Beaver Creek is the only annual stop in the United States for the Men’s Alpine World Cup Skiing. And for the third time in 26 years, the world’s best skiers will test their mettle on the slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek […]

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ken | Focus Vail Valley | January 3, 2012

The young man has a little too much liquid celebration and, just fooling around, he steps into the fast-churning springtime waters of the Eagle River near State Bridge.Immediately, the current grabs him. A 68-year old hiker from Denver turns his ankle on the Red and White Mountain trail. A spelunker rappelling down a hundred-foot cave […]

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The dual-language program at Edwards Elementary School began in 2001, by a group of parents who noticed the growing number of Hispanic students attending the school and the growing number of families who knew little or no English. It was a grassroots effort. And a successful one at that. The program, with participants selected through […]

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This past fall, Colorado Mountain 
College in Edwards began offering four-year college degrees in business administration and sustainability, while still keeping its door open as a community college. Colorado joins about half a dozen states where community colleges already offer four-year degrees. At CMC, students can choose from a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration […]

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ken | Focus Vail Valley | December 2, 2011

Buying into the Local Spin John Maynard Keynes, the great 20th-century macroeconomist, once said money is “a link between the present and the future.” That vision rings true loud and clear, especially in uncertain times — and especially here in the Vail Valley, a vibrant community blessed with a resilient mountain heritage, spectacular natural surroundings, […]

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