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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…

To Bozeman and back via Utah: tips on skiing, sushi, Sundance and more

To Bozeman and back via Utah: tips on skiing, sushi, Sundance and more

Based on my Facebook feed, a lot of Vail Valley residents are done with ski season, hitting beaches around the globe during last week’s Eagle County School spring break. Not…

A wet weekend in Sundance as Redford greets Woodward, Barr buries Mueller report

A wet weekend in Sundance as Redford greets Woodward, Barr buries Mueller report

The sun didn’t dance much the last couple of days in Sundance, Utah, but the outlaw spirit of the resort’s bank-robber namesake – Robert Redford’s Sundance Kid – did seem…

Colorado population booms as road funding stagnates, climate warms

Colorado population booms as road funding stagnates, climate warms

More than halfway through the current session, Colorado lawmakers have been going big – tackling everything from all-day, free kindergarten to more local control over oil and gas drilling to…

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to play Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for Whistle Pig Vail

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to play Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater for Whistle Pig Vail

I was just saying this past winter, when I attended the very frosty but smokin’ hot Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats concert at Ford Park for Vail’s annual Snow…

Miller, Vonn tag teaming Shiffrin makes little sense … until you consider divergent styles

Miller, Vonn tag teaming Shiffrin makes little sense … until you consider divergent styles

It’s a little strange for Vail’s Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller to be calling out Mikaela Shiffrin for skipping some events at the 2019 World Alpine Ski Championships going on…

The old men and the 2C: Trump, Kasper clueless on climate change, dictators

The old men and the 2C: Trump, Kasper clueless on climate change, dictators

What is it with old guys and climate change? In the wake of recent dumbfounding comments rejecting global warming by International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper, 75, and U.S.…