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Vail Daily reporter John LaConte has worked in news since 2003 in television, print and multimedia. He has covered more than a dozen local governments in California and Colorado and has also authored sports stories for Decline Magazine and ESPN.
LaConte grew up in Wisconsin but visited Vail often as his grandmother, Chris Frame, moved to Vail in 1970. LaConte now lives in his grandmother’s house with wife, Polina, and their two children.
LaConte is an avid snowboarder and a member of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Ravinos, an extreme lifestyle club with 50 years of colorful history in Vail. LaConte’s enthusiasm for board sports comes from his father, who was a skateboarder in the 1960s and still owns his original Makaha Red Commander.
July 4, 2020 - Far fewer people in Vail for Fourth of July 2020
July 1, 2020 - Vail, Beaver Creek gondolas now running for summer