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Kimberly Nicoletti | Local Spotlight | July 12, 2019

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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Richard Carnes | Local Spotlight | December 11, 2018

Sometimes the perfect recipe is right before our eyes. Take two ex-cops, mix in a joint love of cooking, add a pinch of spice and touch of tea, blend together generously and you have the ideal yin and yang of a wonderful partnership. Perfect example: Sarah Chartier & Kirstin Ruehlen, the Cagney & Lacey of […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Local Spotlight | December 9, 2017

David Clason was about 14 years old when he sat down at his sister’s jewelry bench and began playing around with the tools, making a few pieces just for fun, eventually, creating a bracelet for for his father. “It was a really nice bracelet, with a buckle on top,” recalls Clason. “He started to wear […]

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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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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 20, 2015

Bob Lazier always loved cars. His first auto purchase at age 14 was an “ice car,” appropriately named since it could only be driven on frozen Lake Minnetonka during the winter months, but his parents helped him procure a four-year-old Jaguar in 1958. “I absolutely love cars, and I absolutely love driving cars, and I […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Colorado Profile , Giving Back , Local Spotlight |

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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Heather Hower | Local Spotlight | December 18, 2015

Up the back stairs in a gleaming tidy kitchen, surrounded by ovens and walk-in coolers, flour and recipe books, a bit of magic happens every day starting at about 6 a.m. That’s when Angela Tarigradean shows up to start the prep for the day. About an hour later Christina Quick arrives to start the preparations […]

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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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Richard Carnes | Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | December 10, 2015

In the heart of Vail Village, on Bridge Street, you will notice a charming, quintessential Alpine lodge with an inviting deck. On sunny days, people gather on that deck to eat, drink, people watch, listen to music and party. After all, they’re on vacation! And what better way to relax than on Pepi’s deck at […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Local Spotlight | February 23, 2015

It’s a given: If you’ve been to the Vail Valley more than once, you’ve seen Helmut Fricker. He’s a fixture in these parts and has been since 1974. Donned in his lederhosen, accordion and alphorn in tow, Fricker seems to pop up just when you least expect, entertaining the masses with his arsenal of jokes, songs, yodeling and incredible […]

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