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VAIL — The road trip in Leonora Pitts’ “Step 9” will be familiar to anyone who’s spent a few nights driving with a close friend — the potty-mouthed banter, the junk food and the bad singing, along with the things that go unsaid about loving, supporting and understanding one another.At the outset of the 13-minute film, which plays Friday afternoon
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Women hear a lot about mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, but what they may not know is that mammograms can miss 20 percent of cancer in patients with dense breasts. That’s why Sonnenalp Breast Center at Shaw Regional Cancer Center has obtained the latest technology to detect cancer, particularly in women with dense breasts. Since opening in 2002,
Published: April 4, 2016
On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Ross Leonhart reports Rose Bowl on the final Monday of the season at Beaver Creek, where Birds of Prey, Grouse Mountain, Centennial, Cinch, Rose Bowl and Buckaroo Express are operating. [iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/161515903?autoplay=1" width="640" height="360" style="border: 0px;"]
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BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center continues its annual Supporting the Arts Reaching Students series with The Buntport Theatre’s “Ode to an Ode” today at 12:30 p.m. This play is recommended for children in second through fifth grades. The Buntport Theatre is Colorado’s most highly acclaimed theater, with rave reviews throughout the region and the country. The accomplished
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AVON — The past four years have proven that people in the Vail Valley have talent, and this year they will continue to raise the bar. Education Foundation of Eagle County’s fifth annual Project Funway hits the runway Saturday at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon. Based on the smash TV series “Project Runway,” the Education Foundation’s Project
Published: April 4, 2016
Conscious Transformation trainer Mandy Benedict will lead April’s free monthly Conscious Transformation Groups at Align Vail in Edwards and a new, larger location in Eagle, Yeti’s Grind Coffee Shop. Each meeting consists of a Conscious Transformation teaching, a tool or meditation and an opportunity to create a simple, practical plan for daily life. This supportive environment is a space for
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When I was 17 years old, I had major jaw surgery. The surgeon and my family agreed that I was born crooked. The plan was to surgically straighten me out. My jaw was broken, moved right, shifted back and resized. I spent six weeks with my jaw wired shut, living on smoothies and grape juice. I lost sensation in my
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VAIL — People have been talking since the 1980s about linking Vail’s frontage roads with an underpass beneath Interstate 70. Work has finally begun on that item on the town’s wish list and will continue into late 2017.Design work started in early 2013 on the underpass, with a funding announcement from the state made in late summer of that year.
Published: April 4, 2016
Dean D. Dahlin, born June 18, 1954, passed March 29.He lived in Wahoo, Nebraska, and Tucson, Arizona, and resided in Eagle County from 1990 to 2016.He is survived by his two daughters, Tonya Hoose and Carley Elbracht; his parents, Nate Dahlin and Joan Odell; and his siblings, Christopher, Todd, Kurt, Nancy, Robert, Karl and DianaHe was a painting contractor serving
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Many of us are all too aware of certain “isms.” Sexism, for example, is focused on biased opinions or discrimination based on gender. Racism is discrimination against a person based on skin color. These are two of the many directions that discrimination can be categorized, and yet they are significantly different than ageism in two areas. First, ageism is limited
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EAGLE — A last-minute agreement saved dozens of local families from scrambling for child care.Sunshine Mountain Preschool was supposed to close Friday, but it didn’t.Instead, Anne Helene Garberg was at the Eagle Methodist Church bright and early Friday morning, greeting children and families after she agreed to take over Sunshine Mountain Preschool. The church board agreed to let the school
Published: April 4, 2016
Upcoming events• Wednesday: Full body exercise class, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 9 a.m. $2 suggested donation. Call 970-328-8896.• Wednesday: Poker game, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 1 p.m. No sign up necessary.• Thursday: Strong People progressive weight training class, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 11 a.m. Free. Call 970-328-8896.• Friday: Zumba Gold class, Golden Eagle Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. Zumba Gold is a Latin
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Sometimes we can have more of an effect on people than we think.Take last Monday for example, when Vail Resorts held its annual Seniority Celebration Dinner, which celebrates employees who have been loyal to the company in five-year increments. From those employed for five years all the way to — 2016 was a special year — an individual who has
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The annual Taste of Vail culinary festival concluded Sunday, wrapping up five days of food and wine seminars, specialty dinners and signature events. Attendees at Wednesday’s Debut of 2015 Rose sampled more than 100 rose varietals, embracing an immense diversity of styles and flavors. Nearly two-dozen restaurants participated in Thursday’s American Lamb Cook-Off and Apres Ski Tasting, with The Fitz
Published: April 5, 2016
While spring has thus far been elusive at 8,150 feet, I do feel like George Winston’s melodic “Winter Into Spring” instrumental will be serenading our valley this week. As we tentatively tiptoe into the new growth that is springtime, let’s open our epicurean souls to new food trends in this year’s culinary scene, some of which were showcased at this
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The quest was to find the western-most winery in the continental United States. I ended up finding the most beautiful wine tasting “room” in perhaps all the world.When one goes to California wine country” there are the expected places — Napa, Sonoma, maybe Santa Barbara or Paso Robles. Then there are places that are a little further afield, the Anderson
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When I was a young lawyer, a favorite mentor of mine once said to me, “Your job as a lawyer is to say ‘yes.’” He went on, “Clients do not want to hear you say ‘no’.”Rather than “yes” or “no,” I thought the proper response was “Okay?” So that is what I said.The other lawyer was much older than me
Published: April 5, 2016
MEDELLIN, Colombia — Miah King wanted to see the world. He got as far as Medellin, Colombia, and decided likes what he sees.He also sees something better, and that led him to the makerspace movement. He and some friends launched a makerspace in Medellin, where people want to be entrepreneurs, but most don’t know how, King said, so he’s taking
Published: April 5, 2016
Avon’s town government was rebuffed by town voters in 2015 when it tried to buy the never-occupied husk of a structure known as the Skier Building. But the idea of a new town hall never really went away. Another plan to purchase the Skier Building — now called the Mountain Vista building — is now moving through the town’s process.
Published: April 5, 2016
My wife, Sarah, and I have two children. Our daughter just turned 4 and our son will be 3 later this week. While there is certainly a level of exhaustion that comes with being working parents, I can also say there is a remarkable joy in watching children grow and learn.Of all the lessons my children have taught me, perhaps
Published: April 5, 2016
Heaven has another angel — Ann “Annie” Frances McMurria Russell, Aug. 9, 1958-March 23, 2016.One of earth’s kindest angels is among her fellow angels today. On Wednesday morning, March 23, Ann peacefully passed away at Vail Valley Medical Center after a difficult battle with cancer, comforted by her loving husband Doug Russell, family and friends. Ann was 57 years old.Ann
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GYPSUM — One of these days it won’t be snowing when Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley lacrosse get together in Gypsum.Despite heavy snow upvalley, the sun was shining downvalley as the Huskies downed the Devils, 15-3, in Mountain League play.Battle Mountain (4-1) maintained control against Eagle Valley (4-3) behind eight Maggie Berger goals and the cat-like reflexes of goalie Siena
Published: April 5, 2016
PALISADE — Some days go better than others.Eagle Valley soccer’s trip to Palisade on Tuesday fell into the latter category as the Bulldogs came away with a 4-0 Slope win.“We played until the end,” Devils coach Maggie Sherman said. “It’s not like we gave up. Their continual pressure was able to wear us down. The good news was the girls
Published: April 5, 2016
EAGLE — Eagle voters took a stand for stability and maturity in Tuesday’s election.In fact, Mikel “Pappy” Kerst won a town board seat on his birthday Tuesday.Incumbent Kevin Brubeck was the top vote-getter, and Town Board member Anne McKibbin is the new mayor, after serving one term on the Town Board and eight years on the planning and zoning board
Published: April 5, 2016
MINTURN — When the Town Council is sworn in at Wednesday night’s meeting at Town Hall, there will be three new council members and a fresh face sitting at the mayor’s seat for the first time in 16 years.Minturn residents voted Matt Scherr mayor with 116 votes against Hawkeye Flaherty’s 99 votes. Newcomers Terry Armistead (189 votes), Sidney Harrington (163
Published: April 5, 2016
EAGLE — A sales tax increase to construct a river park passed by a nearly two-to-one margin on Tuesday, another sign that locals here value recreation.Outgoing Mayor Yuri Kostick said, for him, the river park’s construction — which will begin in the fall when the water levels are low — will be the ultimate swan song as he prepares to
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VAIL — Lives in progress. A thing to behold. Behold Joan Anderson, who has helped an entire generation of women and men grasp a basic truth: “It’s never too late to reclaim your life.”We are all works in progress, said Anderson, author of the sensation “A Year by the Sea.”Anderson will be at the The Bookworm of Edwards from 4
Published: April 6, 2016
VAIL — A buffet can be a curious beast in that the attraction may also be its downfall: so many choices, not enough belly room. The Vail Film Festival, which returns for its 13th year today through Sunday, shares some similarities with an exemplary buffet: so many choices, only two eyeballs with which to enjoy. However, the benefits of indulging
Published: April 6, 2016
BEAVER CREEK — For the final week of winter operations, Beaver Creek Resort is offering 1,196 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain on the mountain, including Rose Bowl and trails accessed from Birds of Prey Lift (No. 9), and Grouse Mountain Express (No. 10). Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy spring skiing on terrain for all ability levels through Sunday.The following
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Doug McKiernan Sr. passed peacefully on March 29 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68.Doug is survived by his sons, Douglas and Daniel; his wife, Rhonda, of Eagle; grandson, Ian, of Grand Junction; brother, Terry (Sue); and nieces and nephews, Tanya, Zachary, Taryn and Brynn, all of Southern California. He is also survived by in-laws Jessica and Richard
Published: April 6, 2016
It is with a great sadness in our hearts that we announce that Barbara Lee Craig, born Jan. 22 1948, in Santa Monica, California, passed away on March 22 in Fort Collins. She is survived by her three sons, Jeff, Eric and Charles Craig; her two daughter-in-laws, Sherry and Dani; and seven grandchildren, Cory, Brandy, Andy, Nicole, Justin, Madelyn and
Published: April 6, 2016
GYPSUM — As The Shirelles taught us, “Mama said there’d be days like this.”Eagle Valley baseball can attest to that after Montrose scored 17 runs in the third inning as the Indians cruised to a 21-2 nonconference win on Wednesday over the Devils.The glass-is-half-full approach is that all the garbage is out of the way before Saturday’s crucial twin bill
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VAIL — The Vail Recreation District’s 2016 La Sportiva Trail Running Series presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield returns for its 20th season this summer with new courses and dates. As one of the oldest trail running series in the state, the seven-race series will feature singletrack, mountain roads and doubletrack, while offering runners spectacular scenery.July 24 will
Published: April 6, 2016
Warm and sunny bluebird days have me thinking about summer and all the fun it will bring! As the summer programs coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center, I have the wonderful role of planning our summer science camps. From booking huts to planning curriculum, I truly think about summer every day! Our dynamic team of educators work hard to provide
Published: April 6, 2016
Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 2,300 veterans in Eagle County? This means that 4.5 percent of our county’s population has served in the military; this is only slightly smaller than the percentage of our population that is under the age of 5. Our veterans in the valley include those
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EDWARDS — State Sen. Kerry Donovan will host a Saturday town hall in Edwards. Donovan will give an update on recent happenings at the Capitol and answer constituent questions. The event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the lecture hall at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Edwards.
Published: April 6, 2016
VAIL — The Eagle River Water & Sanitation District seeks a community member to fill a vacancy on its board of directors for District 3. Kim Langmaid holds the current seat and her two-year term expires May 3.Langmaid, who is a Vail Town Council member, is not running for the seat and no other elector filed to be a candidate
Published: April 6, 2016
VAIL — This town and popular culture often have an uneasy relationship — as any number of concert-related police reports will confirm. A festival proposed for the summer of 2017 may alter that relationship.The Vail Valley Foundation has been working since the fall of 2015 with Bryan Gordon and other founders of KAABOO, a festival that the founders believe is
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EAGLE COUNTY — The GoPro Mountain Games are expanding this year, both in Vail and outside of town.The Vail Valley Foundation, the event organizer, Wednesday announced some new locations for the games — set this year for June 9-12. In Vail, there will be a new focus on expanding events into Lionshead Village. But perhaps the biggest news is the
Published: April 6, 2016
WOLCOTT — A family of four was evacuated without injury Tuesday after a fire in their chimney filled the Bellyache area home with smoke. The Eagle River Fire Protection District was dispatched at 9:40 p.m. Upon arrival they discovered a working fire in the chimney of a wood burning fireplace insert, with flames extending inside the chimney chase and up
Published: April 6, 2016
VAIL — “Live Local, Give Local” has become more than a motto for the Slifer Smith & Frampton Foundation. This year, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate brokers and staff went into their own pockets to raise $25,000 to be used towards matching dollars for their March Matchness program. The program began March 5 and within 12 days, brokers and
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VAIL — Vail Police responded on Monday to a request for a welfare check on a resident of Pitkin Creek Condominiums in East Vail. At 5:28 p.m., police found an 85-year-old male, Boyd Lee “Shawn” Shugart deceased in his residence. The Eagle County Coroner’s Office and Vail Police are conducting an investigation into the incident. At this time, there is
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VAIL — It had to be a miracle.There isn’t really a better explanation for how Peter Roskovich, of Salisbury, Maryland, survived a heart attack that caused him to lose consciousness and stop breathing on Vail Mountain, where he was snowboarding last week.The athletic, adventurous 50-year-old was in Vail with his nephew and a college friend, Mark Tamberino. He was so
Published: April 6, 2016
VAIL — You can be a Shark, or you can be a Jet or you can love them both.Vail Mountain School closes its theater season with a classic, “West Side Story,” with shows through Saturday.“It’s my favorite musical of all time. I’m excited about this one,” said Greg Jones, head of Vail Mountain School’s theater department.This is the full script,
Published: April 7, 2016
VAIL — There’s something for everyone at a film festival, from quirky romantic comedies to conceptual science fiction to hard-hitting documentaries. That’s why they’re so fun. Festivalgoers get to craft their experience, whether that’s returning to favorite genres or trying something different.Among the 67 films at the 13th annual Vail Film Festival are two that will take audiences on a
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The Eagle County Schools Early Childhood Education department is currently accepting applications for the Head Start and Colorado Preschool Program in the 2016-’17 school year. If you have a child who will be 3 to 4 years old by Oct. 1, then please fill out and submit an application before April 15. For more information or to request an application,
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The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa will host a second Lead the Pack Swim Stroke Clinic with Xterra World Champion Josiah Middaugh on Saturday, April 9. Open to the public, this clinic will be focused on body propulsion, sighting and open-water strategy. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, with an hour and a half of classroom instruction
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Vail Mountain School’s spring musical, “West Side Story,” runs through Saturday in VMS’ Peter Abuisi Auditorium. Curtain is 6:30 p.m. each night, and tickets are $15. The show is choreographed by VMS seniors Colby Wilson, left, and Michele Philippon, right, as part of their senior projects.
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Roadside Diversion will perform at Main Street Grill in the Riverwalk at Edwards on Friday, April 8. Roadside Diversion is a local four-piece band that mixes rock, funk, jam, blues originals and covers. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and there’s no cover. For more information, call 970-926-2729.
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On Friday, April 8, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, a psychedelic rock ’n’ roll band from California, will kick off Spring Back to Vail in Vail Village with a free concert. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is Black Crowes singer Robinson on lead vocals and guitar, Neal Casal on guitar and vocals, Adam Macdougall on keys and vocals, Mark Dutton on bass and
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The Vail Film Festival may live in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, but its aim is to show participants the world through the lenses of independent filmmakers. While the festival remains international in scope overall, year by year it offers a film showcase from one specific corner of the map. This year,the spotlight falls on Hong Kong, where the
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The Kitchen Dwellers will play the Vail Ale House on Friday, April 8. The Bozeman, Montana-based bluegrass band Kitchen Dwellers — Torrin Daniels on banjo and vocals, Max Davies on acoustic guitar, Jesse Butler on fiddle, Joe Funk on bass and vocals and Shawn Swain on mandolin — bring their acoustic picking and songwriting to the stage with electrically manipulated
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David Lynn Greiner, 73, of Gypsum, passed away at Valley View Hospital on April 1. Dave was born June 27, 1942, in Pueblo and resided in Gypsum since 1981. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Billie, three children and one grandson. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Dave’s life is to be held at a
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Dennis Bossack passed away March 21 at the Colorado Home for Veterans in Rifle after a long, brave battle with a rare movement disorder, progressive supranucler palsy. Dennis grew up in Warren, Michigan, and in the early 1970s enlisted in the Army intending to fly helicopters. Instead he was assigned to a post in Germany and shortly thereafter was among
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The Colorado Blueprint is the statewide strategy to spur Colorado’s economy, help businesses grow and attract new jobs to the state. The priority is the creation and retention of jobs and the expansion of companies throughout Colorado. This strategy was developed through a bottom-up process and focuses on growth in our key industries across all regions. The Blueprint has given
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As anyone who relies on an individual health insurance policy will attest, Western Colorado is at a crisis point in terms of affordability. Coverage for a family of four who has income of about $64,000 a year can cost a double digit percentage of their after tax income. Some families are reportedly finding premiums as high as $26,000 per year.
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Even if you’ve been out of school for a few years, you may still have a vivid reminder of college: your student loan debt. Since you’ve joined the workforce, you might be paying back your loans as best you can. But can you gradually reduce your debts while still putting money away for your long-term goals — such as retirement?Of
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SUMMIT COUNTY — The year was 1957, and skier Pete Seibert had hiked seven miles to the top of Vail Mountain with a companion, when a panoramic view of the apex helped motivate him to open a ski resort there five years later.During World War II, Seibert was a member of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, an elite mountain
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Board: Minturn Town Council, evening meeting, Thursday.Present: Terry Armistead, Sidney Harrington, Harvey Craig, Earle Bidez and Mayor Matt Scherr.Issue: Swearing in the new council members and mayor.What they talked about: Former councilmember Johnie Rosenfeld said it was an “honor to serve.” Former councilmember George Brodin thanked everybody for the opportunity and said “great people are coming in” and the town
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VAIL — Beginning Tuesday, the town of Vail will host weekly construction meetings to review upcoming project schedules with an emphasis on public and private construction activity in Vail and Lionshead villages. Neighbors, contractors and others affected by the construction are invited to participate. The meetings will be held at 9 a.m. each Tuesday on the ground level of the
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VAIL — Pink Vail is a day of costumes, live music, friends, family and, most importantly, it’s a fundraiser for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.This year, the annual biggest ski day to conquer cancer raised more than $700,000 that goes directly to the patients receiving treatment and support during a difficult time in life.For Robyn Specthrie, a cancer survivor and
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My wife and daughter crashed the dinner party last Friday at a restaurant near Lake Tahoe.Old college friends had gathered and invited my son and his pregnant wife, who live in Truckee, to join them. Some quite literally are lifelong friends of our kids, too. One fixed my wife and I up long, long ago.No one knew the girls were
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GYPSUM — It was an evening of good voice and soccer as Battle Mountain got by Eagle Valley, 3-1, at Gypsum’s John Ramunno Field.Since the public-address system wasn’t working for the national anthem, Devils and Huskies fans alike started singing it with the two teams on the other side of the field taking it up as well.And since these young
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If Red Sandstone Elementary is your community school or your school of choice, please call 970-328-2910 to make an appointment for our Round Up Days held on Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19. This is an opportunity for you and your child to visit the school, meet the teachers and principal and to finalize your registration. At that time,
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RED CLIFF — Running unopposed, Anuschka Bales will vacate her spot on the Board of Trustees and take over the mayor position after Tuesday’s polling place election.Lorenzo Sandoval and Valarie Blevins earned four-year terms on the board of trustees with 48 and 35 votes, respectively. Amelia Neat and Jake Spears will both be on the board, but a coin flip
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When traveling cyberspace, it is impossible not to leave a trail of breadcrumbs along the way, and if you are not careful, then you might leave your PIN codes, Social Security number and passwords out there as well.Identity thieves were previously content with getting their jollies off of ordering a couple of $500 pairs of shoes and a new TV
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Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup-VailWomen’s Giant SlalomMonday1 Anna Marno2 Storm Klomhaus3 Roni Remme31 Griffin Mueller35 Lauren Viola36 Jessica McMurtry38 Casey Adams39 Katelin Hennum41 Paula Cooper44 Elise Balin45 Morgan MeyersWomen’s Giant SlalomTuesday1 Roni Remme2 Tuva Norbye3 Tonje Healey Trulsrud9 Nellie Rose Talbot26 Carleigh Leyman28 Dylan Fiore34 Griffin Mueller36 Elise Balin37 Jessica McMurtry40 Lauren Viola43 Katelin Hennum44 Paula Cooper47 Casey Adams49 Ruby Black51
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