In the wake of the recent shootings in Aurora and Sandy Hook, the Vail Symposium presents a panel discussion on Thursday that will examine the mind of the mass murderer and attempt to shed light on the "why" behind such devastating events so we can better understand how to prevent them in the future. Authors Jeff Kass and Jeff Mariotte, as well as Patrick Fox, will speak on a panel moderated by Rohn Robbins. The discussion begins at 6 p.m., following a reception at 5:30 p.m., at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $25 for Symposium donors and $10 for students. Please visit www.vailsymposium.org or call 970-476-0954 for more information regarding this program and to register.
Fresh, local food in winter? You got it! The Edwards Winter Market runs every Sunday through March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. It offers fresh produce, storage fruit, goat cheese, grass-fed meats, wild salmon, eggs, honey and prepared foods, such as pasta, fresh bread, cookies and pastries, as well as gluten-free delights. Hungry? You can eat lunch at the market, too, with fresh soups, sandwiches, spinach pies and much, much more. Winter doesn't mean you can't be a locavore, so shop the market every Sunday!