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Brenda Himelfarb | Colorado Profile , Featured Stories , Features , Local Spotlight | August 21, 2014

As Mikaela Shiffrin rode the chairlift to take her second slalom run at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she began to tear up. It was the last chairlift ride of the night and Shiffrin was in the lead after the first run. She had her headset on and was listening to the song  “Atlas” […]

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Connie Steiert | Colorado Profile , Focus Vail Valley , Local Spotlight | December 9, 2013

Over the years, Vail Valley students have made their marks on the world. Every year it seems there is a local high school graduate who has the urge to learn and conquer the world to make it better. Growing up in this relatively small valley, students attended local schools: Their love to learn was fostered […]

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Most of us look at ice sculptures with wonder. How was the carver able to make that line? Curve that curve? Carve pieces that light up?  Many pieces are incredibly detailed and so complex, they amaze. The art of ice sculpting dates back to 600 B.C. when ice harvesting first began. In fact a collection […]

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Lynne Blake’s Starting Hearts pumps CPR knowledge into the Valley. “Don’t be afraid to save a life”. It was Valentine’s Day and Lynne Blake had just returned to Vail from her honeymoon. The 27-year-old was slim, fit and happy, yet the unthinkable happened. She was in a meeting at work when she slumped in her […]

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Richard Carnes | Colorado Profile , Local Spotlight | June 20, 2013

“All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.” Joseph Joubert – French Moralist The poetic nature of life’s garden becomes toil for some, a sanctuary for others. Without question, Vail pioneer Diana Donovan falls into the ‘other’ category, having spent a lifetime cultivating new growth wherever she called home, always finding refuge and solace […]

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ken | Colorado Profile , Local Spotlight | December 7, 2012

Let me just say it up front:  Vail would never have become “Vail” if it were not for a man named Rod Slifer. Oh sure, it probably would have opened sometime before the end of the 1962-63 ski season (give or take a year or two), and it probably would have been at least as successful […]

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ken | Colorado Profile , Local Spotlight | January 3, 2012

For a guy who grew up in Fort Collins and had what most would consider to be an ordinary all-American childhood – playing football, basketball and hockey, and dreaming of someday being a fireman – Ryan Sutter’s life, these days, is far from ordinary. Sutter graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Architecture, […]

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Kids raised in the Vail Valley are just like other kids. They play soccer or football or they ski, they wrangle with their parents, and they suffer their first crushes and their first heartbreaks. But unlike many kids, here young people are often lucky enough to have opportunities to work their creative muscles and get […]

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ken | Colorado Profile , Local Spotlight | June 22, 2011

How a champion defeated both demons and doubters
We’ve all had that one big dream. The one that is so big and so far away that for most mortals like us, it seems unachievable. For Chris Del Bosco, my brother, that dream has never wavered.

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