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May powder days at Breck, A-Basin and killer mud-season lunch specials

May powder days at Breck, A-Basin and killer mud-season lunch specials

Editor’s note: This blog post was update on Sunday, May 19, to reflect the issuing of a Winter Storm Warning by the National Weather Service for the Vail Valley and…

Littwin: We are thankful for heroes, but we must ask why any hero must die for going to school

Littwin: We are thankful for heroes, but we must ask why any hero must die for going to school

Editor’s note: Mike Littwin’s column runs regularly on The Colorado Independent website. I hate to admit this, but I take too little comfort in the heroics of Kendrick Castillo, who…

Humans hammering other species into extinction as climate change accelerates

Humans hammering other species into extinction as climate change accelerates

Somehow there’s nothing quite so sad for skiers and mountain dwellers as seeing a substantial winter’s worth of snowpack rapidly melt away into our surrounding streams and rivers, which is…

Red flag recalls revealed as purely political Republican tactic voters should reject

Red flag recalls revealed as purely political Republican tactic voters should reject

Republicans eager to start recalling “overreaching” Democrats who are simply doing what Colorado voters overwhelming sent them to Denver to do last November should pay attention to the words of…

Dems finally getting something done to start lowering runaway costs of health insurance

Dems finally getting something done to start lowering runaway costs of health insurance

State Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, is rightly focused on the key issues voters overwhelmingly sent her to Denver to deal with last November. One of the biggest issues, for me…

Celebrating the end of a really good ski season at Vail

Celebrating the end of a really good ski season at Vail

It appears that the solid ski season of 2018-19 at Vail will go out with a bit of a whimper on Easter Sunday, April 21. Don’t get me wrong, I’m…

FBI says threat is over, but that’s not true as long as domestic terrorists can so easily purchase guns

FBI says threat is over, but that’s not true as long as domestic terrorists can so easily purchase guns

The FBI says “there is no longer a threat to the community” after Miami resident Sol Pais, an 18-year-old “infatuated with Columbine,” reportedly was found dead near Mount Evans. Of…

Protect Our Winters destroys hypocrisy of non-argument that keeps snow-sports athletes silent on climate change

Protect Our Winters destroys hypocrisy of non-argument that keeps snow-sports athletes silent on climate change

So I’m that annoying sports reporter who asks athletes questions about politics and policy when seemingly everyone in the world wants sports to be an escape from those things –…

Protect Our Winters, CampSight and late-season powder skiing at Vail

Protect Our Winters, CampSight and late-season powder skiing at Vail

I spent a glorious morning Thursday surfing deep powder on Vail Mountain with the executive director of Protect Our Winters – a great guy I’d never met before who’s originally…

Late-season snowstorm takes aim at Vail, Beaver Creek

Late-season snowstorm takes aim at Vail, Beaver Creek

Snow-Pocalypse, Snow-Mageddon, Snow Bomb Cyclone, choose your term. It’s supposedly coming again to a ski valley near you starting Wednesday, which is good news if you live in the Vail…

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