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Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features , Giving Back | July 3, 2017

There is a place up Colorado River Road in Gypsum where children’s dreams, literally, come true. A happy place where children do things they never thought they would or even could do. It’s a place where they’re welcomed with open arms and where they can just “be.” It’s peaceful. It’s beautiful. It’s extraordinary. And for […]

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Shauna Farnell | Giving Back |

It’s easy to forget that fresh water is not a limitless resource. In fact, there isn’t much of it in the world. The precious supply we do have must be protected and preserved. That’s where Eagle River Watershed Council (ERWC) comes in. The group, comprised of three full-time staff members, a board, a team of […]

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Helena Leslie | Giving Back |

It is a fixture of late summer in Vail. The third and fourth weekends in August, over 3000 people converge on the original Battle Mountain HIgh School in Minturn’s Maloit Park, which the the Eagle Valley Rummage Sale occupies courtesy of the Eagle School District. Eager patrons start lining up at 5 a.m. to get […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Giving Back , Giving Back | January 2, 2017

If you were to you ask Google “Who is considered at-risk youth,” you’ll find this answer: “An at-risk youth is one who is less likely to transition into adulthood successfully. Success is frequently defined as the ability to avoid crime, achieve academic success and become financially independent.” National, as well as local figures, reveal that […]

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Davin Scott | Giving Back , Giving Back |

It was at a Vail Valley Partnership meeting on Valentine’s Day, 2007, when Sue Froeschle’s boss walked into her office and asked if anyone knew CPR. Fortunately, Sue did. “I thought he was canvasing the staff to see if we needed training. But, when he said ‘we need you in the conference now,’ I knew […]

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Kirsten Dobroth | Giving Back | June 26, 2016

Few things are more Colorado, or more enchanting, than a herd of Mustangs galloping through the state’s rugged topography, or the images conjured by thoughts of early pioneers picking their way through Colorado’s mountainous terrain on horseback. Although some might say those are the days of yore, at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue in Eagle, that sense of magic still […]

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Nepal Mt Everest Vail Valley Magazine

The Vail Valley is host to over 70 families from the Himalayan region of Nepal. When the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on April 25 and May 12 of 2015, many remote villages were severely damaged. The Sherpa Foundation was formed and is committed to help these communities rebuild their lives. This event, held in […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Colorado Profile , Giving Back , Local Spotlight | December 20, 2015

Sarah Schleper’s life has always been about challenge and balance. From the time she decided that she wanted to be an alpine ski racer she became a juggler of sorts between school, practice and competition – the balance and challenge always a priority. Schleper’s career began in 1995 and spanned 15 years, a stint that […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Dining , Giving Back | December 18, 2015

Nate Gatrel earned his culinary degree at age 20 from one of the top three culinary schools in the nation: Kendall College. In 2007, when the Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek recruited him as a chef, he moved from Chicago to Beaver Creek. Throughout the years, he built a strong resume by working in some […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Giving Back | December 17, 2015

In 2008, Meighen Lovelace left her bartending job to raise her newborn, while her husband juggled three or more jobs. When she eventually turned to the Salvation Army’s food pantry for assistance, she received enough to feed her family, but she noticed the shortage of fresh produce. She remained grateful for the food; after all, […]

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