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Opinion: Boebert vapes as Colorado high country could burn without firefighter pay

Opinion: Boebert vapes as Colorado high country could burn without firefighter pay

Fall is one of the most magical times to visit and live in the Colorado high country, especially as human carbon emissions causing climate change continue to scorch lower-elevation parts…

‘Write it when I’m gone’: Sorry, Rod, the Slifer book couldn’t wait for you to be done skiing

‘Write it when I’m gone’: Sorry, Rod, the Slifer book couldn’t wait for you to be done skiing

Rod Slifer, 88, ripping down Lost Boy in Vail’s Game Creek Bowl with Mount of the Holy Cross on the horizon on March 19, 2023 (David O. Williams photo). Some…

Opinion: Will Aspen end Boebert? If so, Vail (and the world) owes its ski-town rival

Opinion: Will Aspen end Boebert? If so, Vail (and the world) owes its ski-town rival

Boebert and friend in action at the Buell Theater in Denver on Sept. 10. Could the elitist liberal enclave of Aspen be where Republican right-wing U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s tumultuous…

Remembering John Fielder and his endless photographic fight to conserve Colorado’s wild place

Remembering John Fielder and his endless photographic fight to conserve Colorado’s wild place

I didn’t know photographer John Fielder was battling pancreatic cancer until I received the following email statement on Saturday from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and then read this story in the…

Timely new book ‘Wildflowers Never Die’ follows careers of CIA operatives from Korea to Camp Hale to Laos to Vietnam

Timely new book ‘Wildflowers Never Die’ follows careers of CIA operatives from Korea to Camp Hale to Laos to Vietnam

While it’s been reported on locally for years, it’s safe to say the lesser-known use of Camp Hale near Vail as a CIA training ground for Tibetan guerillas returning home to…

Judge Luttig from his home in Vail on Trump and Jan. 6: ‘Worst crime … a president could commit’

Judge Luttig from his home in Vail on Trump and Jan. 6: ‘Worst crime … a president could commit’

VAIL, Colo. — Impeachment politics and the possibility of presidential prosecution surprisingly keep cropping up here in Vail, where new Jan. 6 revelations are about as unexpected as an affordable…

No new Miller film, but still plenty of cinematic stoke in snow sports in 2023

No new Miller film, but still plenty of cinematic stoke in snow sports in 2023

With the sad news that Outdoor Inc. is pulling the plug on shooting new Warren Miller movies — at least for this season — it’s good to know so many…

Backcountry skiing: Learning from tragedy by being prepared, getting more training

Backcountry skiing: Learning from tragedy by being prepared, getting more training

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, my wife and I and two of our three sons took an all-day avy prep course with Apex Mountain School in EagleVail. It was a morning of…

Stunning new venue Chasing Rabbits looks to fill entertainment void in Vail

Stunning new venue Chasing Rabbits looks to fill entertainment void in Vail

Touring Vail’s newest entertainment venue Chasing Rabbits at Solaris Vail last week, I think I was doing exactly what the name of the place wants you to do: I was…

Please don’t donate to RealVail.com, but do give, if you can, to these other worthy websites, journalists

Please don’t donate to RealVail.com, but do give, if you can, to these other worthy websites, journalists

This is the rare entreaty from a journalist this time of year not asking for financial contributions to continue my reporting. Instead, I’m asking loyal RealVail.com readers to give to other media…