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Happy number crunching: The winter-sports RPI edition

January 18, 2017 — Survey says? OK, Steve Harvey isn’t in the house but this is the first look at the ratings-percentage index for winter sports. In both 4A basketball and hockey, conference winners automatically make the postseason. Everyone else gets in via RPI — it’s a 48-team field […]

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SSCV Nordic athletes earn elite invitations

January 18, 2017 — After a thoroughly successful three days of racing at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Utah, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Nordic athletes have earned elite invitations to compete at the world’s premier events, as announced by the U.S. Ski Team this week. The championships, […]

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Vail slalom racers dominate National Performance Series

January 18, 2017 — VAIL — Taking 10 of 12 slalom podium positions Wednesday, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail is certainly meeting their goal of shining in the National Performance Series. The series is part of a new effort from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association to strengthen […]

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Vail Daily column: Coming out as an atheist

January 18, 2017 — “Someone you know wants you dead.” My first thought was that could be a lot of people. I was a bit alarmed but curious just the same. I was disappointed when I discovered this was just an innovative gambit by Nigerian spammers attempting to extract […]

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Vail Daily letter: Our liberal friends

January 18, 2017 — The “always fair” media is forecasting that hundreds of thousands of people are expected to arrive on Jan. 20 to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration. This is not a novel story since I have read it before; but it seems only to occur when Republican presidents […]

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Vail Daily letter: Face the fear

January 18, 2017 — Fear. It’s perfectly OK to be afraid. Address fear anxiety by learning to take possession of it. Learn to accept and even welcome your next panic attack. Don’t hesitate to share the details of those attacks with your faithful loving feline. Allow yourself personal fear […]

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Vail Daily letter: Save Gold Peak

January 18, 2017 — Dear Mr. (Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Kirk) Dwyer, I understand through your two recent articles in the Vail Daily that you are working diligently towards seeing the Gold Peak expansion plan completed. Your “Perspectives” columns have been somewhat informative, maybe hyperbolic in […]

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Certified judges mentor new recruits at Big Beers homebrew competition

January 18, 2017 — “It tastes like meat.” My hand was cupped around a plastic vessel holding someone’s baby: a few precious ounces of homebrewed beer. I frowned as I peered down into it and then held it to my nose to take another whiff. I looked over my […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Wine, steak and refuge at the Epicurean in Tampa

January 18, 2017 — When you think of a wine destination, places such as Burgundy or the Barossa Valley come to mind. But for the wine cognoscenti, there is a place in Central Florida that is a must-visit on the wine road. “What?” you ask. “Florida? Does Disney have […]

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Local author discusses memoir of race relations at The Bookworm of Edwards

January 18, 2017 — EDWARDS — “I was born as a raw-bone farm boy from Iowa who didn’t know much outside my own circle. But I was able to understand black culture, and coming out of my background, it makes me think ‘If I can get to know them, […]

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Photo: Local artist Nate Smith’s bold-colored works at Vail library

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Vail Today: Ski, eat, drink, repeat at Beaver Creek culinary fest (video)

January 18, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Food and wine festivals happen all over the world, but there is something about being able to enjoy the slopes before imbibing in a handcrafted cocktail or some gastronomic delights. Maybe it’s the fact you can burn some calories before taking them […]

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Jazz is PHSH and Talking Dreads play show at Agave on Jan. 19

January 18, 2017 — AVON — Agave in Avon will welcome Jazz is PHSH and Talking Dreads for a night of jamming today. Jazz is PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by Jazz is Dead, the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead. Founded in 2015 by The […]

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Schools staff, program cuts elsewhere won’t happen here

January 18, 2017 — EDWARDS — Local schools hit the lottery, but not the Powerball, while housing tax proponents just took the hit from local voters in November’s election. A Vail Symposium panel explained what local tax success and failures mean to them and us. Voters are more likely […]

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Public events honor history, celebrate future of historic Camp Hale

January 18, 2017 — VAIL — Camp Hale and the Pando Valley will be the site of living history demonstrations Saturday. The 10th Mountain Division Foundation’s event, Discover our Past, Celebrate our Future, will highlight efforts to protect historic Camp Hale during a combination of public events. Historic Camp […]

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Hospitality firm promotes team member to a regional position

January 18, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — East West Destination Hospitality recently announced that John “JP” Patterson has been promoted to the position of regional engineering director overseeing The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa as well as Snowmass Hospitality and managed associations. Patterson joined the East West team in […]

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Vail Valley Partnership hires new development director

January 18, 2017 — AVON — The Vail Valley Partnership announced recently that Erik Williams will join the organization as director of community development. In his role, Williams will focus on professional development programs including NEXT, Power Groups and the NEXT alumni program, as well as growing and managing […]

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Precourt family honored for donation to hospital

January 18, 2017 — VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center recently honored Jay and Molly Precourt for their $10 million gift to the hospital. In recognition of their donation, the medical center’s new cardiac catheterization lab was named the Precourt Family Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Lab. “We are incredibly […]

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Vail Christian High School dance team wins its sixth straight state title

January 18, 2017 — EDWARDS — The last time Vail Christian High School did not win a state dance title, the “Rise of Planet of the Apes” was driving people bananas and people were occupying Wall Street. With six straight state titles, no one with Vail Christian High School’s […]

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New executive chef joins Four Seasons Resort Vail

January 18, 2017 — VAIL — Marcus Stewart has been appointed executive chef at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, having first joined the resort in June 2015 as executive sous chef. “Marcus is a natural-born leader,” Four Seasons Director of Food and Beverage Simon de Swaan said. “He […]

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