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    Colorado River Ranch
    Brenda Himelfarb | Features | July 12, 2019

    Contrary to popular belief, no one tames the Wild West we can only learn to live in harmony with Mother Nature as she graes us with her bounty, entrances us with her beauty and humbles us with her power. The early homesteaders were seeking to do just that — some succeeded, many failed. But the […]

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    Love on the mountain
    Heather Hower | Featured Stories , Features |

    We’ve always relied on horses. Now it’s their turn to count on us. And that’s what Mountain Valley Horse Rescue (MVHR) is all about. It’s a place that lets kids and adults love on horses, helping bring them back to life. And it seems, once someone sets foot onto this expansive property, sees the abused […]

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    Lindsay Vonn
    Brenda Himelfarb | Features |

    There’s never a dull moment in Lindsey Vonn’s life. Her home is always buzzing with activity. On this day, she’s rushing in from dropping off a friend at the Eagle Airport and now she must prepare for a photoshoot and interview. Her dogs Lucy, Leo and Bear are running through the house jumping and barking, […]

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    ALL THAT GLITTERS
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features | December 9, 2018

    The word “rainbow” can be a bit overwhelming, but many of this year’s festive jewelry collections, which are beaming with colored stones mixed, at times, with gold are meant to intrigue the most savvy collector. Cuff gold bracelets are still-and will always be hot. There are luscious solo chains. Bold mixes of all sorts of […]

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    LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features |

    Mother-daughter relationships can be diverse and complex yet one of the most significant, as well. They can also be the trickiest to manage. While some mothers are best friends, others see each other once or twice a year. Some face their conflicts; others avoid it at all costs. And still others spar regularly.Like any relationship, […]

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    HOMEGROWN ATHELETES
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories | December 8, 2018

    So, it’s not a surprise that some home grown athletes, as well as those who came to Vail to train—essentially “newbies” represented the United States in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. It was their once-in-a-lifetime chance to cap off years of training—and they did not let us down! In addition to Vonn […]

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    Goggles and Gold
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features | February 22, 2018

    Okay, we’ll admit fine jewelry and casual skiwear isn’t a trend. But it could be. Don’t ‘ya think? The radiant colors of this season’s skiwear combined with all sorts of jewelry is quite a chic look and might just wake up the latent trendsetter in each of us.     So, why not just go […]

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    Becoming Dorothy Hamill
    Brenda Himelfarb | Featured Stories , Features | December 8, 2017

    In the beginning, we were drawn to her eyes. Those bashful eyes, much like the pure, innocent look that we saw in the eyes of Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was first introduced to the world by Prince Charles. And like Diana became England’s revered princess, this fresh-faced young woman would become our pride […]

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Kim Fuller | Activities | July 14, 2019

Like most of her fellow mountain bike enthusiasts who live in Eagle, Laura Turitz’s trailhead is her garage. “There are so many things about Eagle that are ideal for mountain biking, including accessibility, variety of terrain, and really fun trails,” shares Turitz, co-writer of Mountain Bike Eagle, a printed and online guide to riding in […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley | July 13, 2019

We have a unique gem in the area. It shines. Is engaging. Filled with life. No, it’s not hidden. But, rather, it’s out there — ready for all to share in its delight. What’s more, the only thing you need is a ticket to capture the joy it creates. It’s easy to find. Its name […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley | July 12, 2019

Innovative performances. World premieres. Extraordinary debuts. More than 150 dancers, musicians, composers and choreographers creating 11 performances. Numerous public events celebrating dance and music. This is what we can expect from the 31st season of the Vail Dance Festival (VDF). A spectacular event, under the artistic direction of Damian Woetzel, that is world-renowned. A retired […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley |

Eighteenth-century German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, best-known for his poetic drama, Faust, described string quartet music as “four rational people conversing.” Essentially, the “conversation” begins when one instrument introduces a melody or motif and then the other instruments subsequently “respond” with a similar motif. It’s a thread that, over the years, has been woven […]

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Katie Coakley | Culture in the Vail Valley |

Head toward the covered bridge in Vail Village and you inevitably pass a white-clad soldier, frozen mid-step with skis over one shoulder and goggles covering his eyes. The 13-feet-tall bronze statue with his Army-issued gear honors those 10th Mountain Division ski soldiers, both alive and dead, who trained at Camp Hale, south of Vail, during […]

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For 25 years the Vail Jazz Foundation (VJF) led by founder Howard Stone and his wife, Cathy, has brought those “sudden smiles” and a stream of of exceptional music to our valley. And this summer is no exception — with more than 85 concerts in the course of 65 days, almost every jazz genre will […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Crowd Pleaser |

On February 9, 1964, the Beatles, with their mop-top haircuts, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show singing five songs – which were immediate hits — including “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw You Standing There” and “Till There Was You.” The Beach Boys topped […]

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Heather Hower | Healthy Living |

Those bluebird days on the mountain, the languid afternoons on a raft, the hours spent on bikes or hiking peaks. It’s why we live (or visit) here. But all that time under the blaze of bright sun takes its toll on our skin: there’s more skin cancer here in the Rocky Mountains. Additionally, it takes […]

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Katie Coakley | Healthy Living |

There are events in life for which one can prepare: having a baby, paying taxes, deal- ing with aging parents. But a cancer diagnosis is not one of those things, especially when you have no family history and have spent much of your career advocating for health and wellness. And journalist, author and television host, […]

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Kimberly Nicoletti | Local Spotlight |

Bill and Mary Stephens were headed in different directions when they first glimpsed one another in 1986. Mary was the head ranger at Andersons Camp in Sweetwater,Colorado. Meanwhile, Bill motored down the road in a grader — the third generation “There’s your future husband,” Mary’s supervisor announced. But it took five years and a “neighborhood […]

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