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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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Shirley Welch | Colorado Neighborhoods , Culture in the Vail Valley | January 3, 2017

In 1865, President Lincoln informed the miners in the West: “I will promote mining interests to the best of my ability, because their prosperity is the prosperity of the nation.” These were sage words spoken by a great leader. Shortly thereafter the President was dead. The people, however, listened. After the Civil War, many Americans […]

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So much energy encompasses daytime activities in the Vail Valley that it often seems that nothing could follow a day of on-mountain action found throughout the area. And while the après ski scene in Vail, Beaver Creek, and the surrounding area remains a beloved rite of passage for locals and visitors alike – there are […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley |

On a mountain, in a backyard or, perhaps, in a basement there’s a chance you’ll find fledging filmmakers honing their skills hoping to make it big time. They may not have the budget, but they have the drive and ambition. Hollywood, here they come! The proving grounds are film festivals, where films are screened and […]

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Celebrate the Beat
Caramie Schnell | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley | June 20, 2016

That first summer, seven kids took part in Celebrate the Beat’s Pop Hop program and artistic director and founder Tracy Straus felt lucky to have that many. Despite hanging flyers and advertising the program, no kids showed up. Not one to see the fledgling program die before it even had a chance to fly, Dance […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley , Dining and Nightlife | December 19, 2015

Having one of its members go over the side of a cliff on Vail Mountain, winding up in the emergency room (yet rallying to perform) and then having its tour bus get stuck in the snow on the side of a hill did not deter Greensky Bluegrass from bringing down the house at Winter Wondergrass. […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley | December 18, 2015

When summer rolls around in our valley, music is here and happening. And it has energy of its own. Come summer this entire community becomes a festival of sorts. You name it, we have it: music in every genre – all yours for the taking, whenever, wherever – from Gypsum to Vail. The festivities begin […]

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Shirley Welch | Culture in the Vail Valley , Local Spotlight , Vail Valley Chronicles | December 17, 2015

On December 31, 1891, Arthur Fulford ate the remains of a fluffy biscuit and washed it down with a swallow of nail-bending coffee. Glancing out the window of the Lanning Hotel in Nolan’s Camp, he watched snow fall. The hotel was located in White Tail Gulch at the end of a 22-mile trek from Eagle […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Culture in the Vail Valley , Featured Stories , Features | June 5, 2015

As Damian Woetzel tells it, his story begins with he and his brother having a lot of options. And that’s a big part of his outlook both personally and professionally: “To have as many possibilities as you can – no matter what you’re doing. “My brother, Jonathon, and I had all sorts of lessons,” Woetzel […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog , Culture in the Vail Valley , Dining , Events , Vail | April 10, 2015

The Taste of Vail lamb event brings out the Vail Valley’s finest chefs, all competing for the grand champion title. Vinters from across the globe also show up to showcase their finest wines. The all access pass for this event was $75; a small price when you consider the countless lamb dishes paired with wine […]

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