Park Hyatt hosts storyteller |

Park Hyatt hosts storyteller

Daily Staff Report

BEAVER CREEK – Historian storyteller Robert Wagner, formerly with Walt Disney Productions in the Entertainment Department, joins the Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek at “RJ,” a cowboy who can spin a western yarn and leave his audience wide-eyed with tall tales.With a slight Southern drawl (“RJ is originally from Texas,” Wagner said), Wagner weaves true tales of the West and Colorado around the Park Hyatt’s outdoor bonfire, at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, or fireside in the Antler Hall every Friday and Saturday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. starting today. “It’s not a structured thing,” Wagner says. “I just meet and greet and roam around talking to people.” Donning a Stetson hat, long duster, vest and “class Tony Lama boots,” Wagner talks about Colorado history, the early settlers, the Ute Indians and the colorful characters who shaped the West, with a particular focus on the Vail Valley. “Some of these stories are like early West soap operas,” Wagner said. “Gunslinger Jack Slade was shot 11 times by shady trade post operator Jules Beni … and Jack lived.”Robert Wagner, 42, holds a degree in music/theater from Loretto Heights College in Denver. He is a resident of Eagle Valley.For reservations or more information on the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, call 800-778-7477 or visit Tall talesCowboy storyteller Robert Wagner3:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays and SaturdaysPark Hyatt in Beaver Creek For more information, call 800-778-7477Vail, ColoradoVail, Colorado

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