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    Love on the mountain
    Heather Hower | Featured Stories , Features | July 12, 2019

    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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    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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    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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    Serenity at the Spa
    Katie Coakley | Featured Stories , Features | January 3, 2017

    With the multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy in the Vail Valley, it’s not surprising that most people try and fit 26 hours into each day. From skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing, fat biking and ice climbing, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy all that the area has to offer. However, […]

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Shauna Farnell | Activities | January 20, 2015

Besides the built-in euphoric fun that comes with a day on the mountain, it’s safe to say that people of all ages and skill levels have always felt like skiing or snowboarding is an achievement on some level. Many have long since tallied their ski days and number of runs. Even before GPS became readily […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog , Lifestyle | March 7, 2014

I came across this adorable home in East Vail while cross country skiing. The grass-roofed home painted a picture of what Vail must have looked like “back then.” It was perfectly positioned against Gore Creek, and the views are nothing short of spectacular. I think this homesteader made an excellent choice. I am grateful for […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog , Lifestyle | February 28, 2014

The Vail Valley has more than its fair share of jaw dropping, awe-inspiring, downright incredibly fabulous mountain homes. Here is a taste of a home in Bachelors Gulch that is on the market. Happy Dreaming.. or (lucky you) Happy Buying!! almost 3000 square feet of outdoor living including a full kitchen and entertaining area; large […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 21, 2014

While walking in Vail Village, I came across these beautiful ice sculptures. If you ask me, they scream “photo op”! With Gore Creek in the background, these are a couple of my favorites.

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 18, 2014

In case you missed it, here is an inside look at the Olympic spirit in Vail Village. Photos: Getty Images U.S. Olympic hopefuls Collin Weitfeldt (L) Samantha Archterberg (M), and Team USA Paralympian Dartanyon Crockett (R) pose with Olympic torches during the USOC’s Team USA Club Night at Bol February 15, 2014, in Vail, Colorado. […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 16, 2014

3D art encourages you to walk around, squat, and see the angles. That’s on top of the unique mixed media used by Bates Wilson in his contemporary yet rustic designs which really peaks the imagination. See for yourself! Bates will be in Vail at the  Vail International Gallery until Feb 22nd. 

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog |

Our advertiser Arrigoni Woods is a design maven’s must stop for the perfect blend of warmth and style. Photos by Gibeon Photography Architect : Doug DeChant of Douglas Miller DeChant Architects/Shepherd Resources Designers : Christina and Balz Arrigoni The 3,800 sq. foot home, which was pre-built with Concept 4012 a Swiss company, has the family […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 7, 2014

Over at the Asian Village, Barbara Dean and Manfred Mueller have a spectacular collection of necklaces showing from their new collection. With hand selected gorgeous gemstones and unique carved pendants and beads; the collection is a work of art. Each piece seems to have its’ own personality. Check it out for yourself! Amazing stones! Beautiful […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 5, 2014

Valentines Day is just around the corner! What will you get your sweetie this year… Roses? Chocolate? New skis? A dog sled tour?  As a crazy animal lover, my husband is getting this Valentines Day card made locally in Colorado by Mountain Cat Creatives.  They are for sale in Edwards at “Doggie Style” dog boutique […]

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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Blog | February 1, 2014

Our editor-in-chief, Joette loves her dogs and her dogs love the snow! Check out some adorable shots of her furry family! 

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