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Let’s ski some powder this weekend in honor of the late, great Warren Miller

Let’s ski some powder this weekend in honor of the late, great Warren Miller

The voice of skiing, Warren Miller, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island in the San Juans off the coast of Washington State. And it’s appropriate that snow is…

Help send Johnson family to Pyeongchang to cheer on Olympian mogul skier Tess

Help send Johnson family to Pyeongchang to cheer on Olympian mogul skier Tess

A recent fourth-place World Cup finish landed Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy senior Tess Johnson the fourth spot on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team’s freestyle moguls squad for next…

Better late than never: Ski season kicks off with a powdery bang in Vail Valley

Better late than never: Ski season kicks off with a powdery bang in Vail Valley

What a difference a week makes. On Saturday, Jan. 6, Vail was still waiting. Looking to the heavens and collectively muttering snow prayers and incantations cajoling the Snow Gods to…

Snow in forecast for Vail Valley as Olympic fever starts to heat up in Colorado

Snow in forecast for Vail Valley as Olympic fever starts to heat up in Colorado

The Broncos are out of the playoffs (in fact were never really in them this season), the Colorado ski season has gotten off to an historically slow start, and yet…

Strong female athletes make their mark in Vail Valley and beyond

Strong female athletes make their mark in Vail Valley and beyond

Close to a foot of new snow fell at Vail and Beaver Creek over the weekend, and that’s some very good news for folks who are sick of riding their…

Holding out a helping hand to our Huskies harriers, Haiti hurricane victims

Holding out a helping hand to our Huskies harriers, Haiti hurricane victims

Much more uplifting day after Election Day in the Vail Valley this year than last, and even better there’s fresh snow on the ground in Eagle-Vail — right at the…

Individual health insurance rates still staggering in ski towns as enrollment kicks off

Individual health insurance rates still staggering in ski towns as enrollment kicks off

If you don’t think state Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Democrat who grew up in Vail, is doing all she possibly can to fix our skyrocketing health insurance rates in the…

Vote yes on 1A and start talking openly about mental illness in Eagle County

Vote yes on 1A and start talking openly about mental illness in Eagle County

Last spring a student left notes threatening violence and suicide at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. Thankfully, the threats never materialized, either because of the ensuing law enforcement presence…

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

Last week I wrote two DACA updates for two very different papers – the Denver alternative weekly Westword and the Glenwood Spring Post Independent. I also posted an article on…

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

I hate to think of it, but some of Vail’s founders must be doing barrel rolls in their graves right now as the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs…