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    Be good to People – The original kindness company
    Heather Hower | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | July 5, 2017

    It’s not scientifically proven but it is some kind of universal fact that while wearing a “Be Good To People” shirt, it’s hard to be mean. This is exactly what Kris Wittenberg wanted when she founded the company almost a decade ago. Sure, the road hasn’t been a straight shot but the meandering path she […]

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    I am Climate I am change
    Cassie Pence | Featured Stories , Features | July 4, 2017

    What do you love about the mountains? Chances are it’s skiing, snowboarding, rafting, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting, hiking, wildflowers, bug-free camping, cool summers, biking, rock climbing, wildlife, majestic pines – and not to mention – fresh air and clean water. It’s what I love too, but everything we cherish about living and vacationing in […]

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    ROUNDUP RIVER RANCH
    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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Volunteer – Vail Valley Stories
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Shauna Farnell | Volunteer - Vail Valley | February 23, 2015

Kitchell, or “Kitch” as he’s known among fellow race volunteers and staff, claims to be the valley’s longest standing World Cup regular. He has volunteered for every World Cup and World Championship event in Vail and Beaver Creek since 1969, when the World Cup men’s downhill race was held on Vail’s intermediate Born Free trail These days, Kitchell works on Beaver Creek’s Talon Crew, […]

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Helena Leslie | Giving Back , Volunteer - Vail Valley | February 8, 2015

We have decided to take a risk. We are writing about a subject which might be considered too serious by many a glossy magazine. But, whether you live here or are visiting, we hoped that you would want to know more about a very important institution in our Valley, and the incredible work it does here and […]

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ken | Volunteer - Vail Valley | January 3, 2012

The holiday season and the Salvation Army are synonymous. Throughout the season bell ringers and red kettles can be seen all over the country collecting money for less fortunate individuals. Some volunteers even sing Christmas carols, play musical instruments or sometimes bring their playful pets to garner attention. The tradition began in 1891 when Captain […]

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RailJam

In 2009 a small group of young people – age twenty-something  – put on its first snowboard competition in Beaver Creek. This was not a race for a medal, but rather a race to see who could raise the most money for breast cancer that would then be donated to the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness […]

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