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Tom Boyd is Director of Communications for the Vail Valley Foundation and a co-founder of realvail.com. His writing and photography has appeared in The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Skiing, Paddler, 5280 Magazine and other publications throughout the Rocky Mountain West.

DockDogs and Rocky Dog trail run create canine character at GoPro Mountain Games

DockDogs and Rocky Dog trail run create canine character at GoPro Mountain Games

Does your dog have the right stuff? What about you? Let’s be honest, is your dog a better athlete than you? Probably. But the real question is, can you at…

Peace on Earth: read to the end before commenting

Peace on Earth: read to the end before commenting

The phrase “peace on Earth” has been tossed around a lot lately. Calls for peace range from the Pope, who recently held a mass for peace, to mass-printed Hallmark cards…

Online buying trends are shaping commercial real estate in the Intermountain West

Online buying trends are shaping commercial real estate in the Intermountain West

If the dark, early days of the internet are defined by the weird screeching sound of a dial-up modem, the current internet age can probably be defined by the sound…

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

A great experiment is under way in the American Midwest. It didn’t happen by design – in fact, much of what’s happened in Detroit is due to a lack of…

Eagle County aims to capitalize on real estate’s ‘walkability’ trend

Eagle County aims to capitalize on real estate’s ‘walkability’ trend

The trend toward walkable neighborhoods seems to be gaining strength, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors released October 31. Sixty percent of respondents to the…

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

Planned obsolescence all over the living room floor

I was mischievously tempted to reveal the strategy of planned obsolescence to my two-year-old as he stared up at me with sad, confused eyes, wondering why daddy couldn’t fix his…

Pass sales, real estate transactions, revenues increase significantly in Vail Resorts fourth quarter report

Pass sales, real estate transactions, revenues increase significantly in Vail Resorts fourth quarter report

Vail Resorts, Inc. on Friday reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2013 and provided its outlook for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2014.…