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Police, medical officials and even state law agree that jail isn’t the right environment for people in mental health crisis

December 10, 2018 — EAGLE — Colorado has a well-documented lack of mental health support service — too few psychiatric beds, too few community programs, not enough funding. The one thing the state does have in abundance is need. Combine the two factors together and the law of unintended

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Avon town manager search down to 2 candidates

December 10, 2018 — AVON — The Avon Town Council has narrowed its town manager search to two candidates. Mike Mallinoff is currently the county administrator for Charles County, Maryland; and Susan Parker is the previous town administrator for Sunset Beach, North California. Community members are invited to meet

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Avon Swim Team sets personal records in Loveland

December 10, 2018 — Members of the Avon Swim Team set more personal records in Loveland this past weekend. Their next big meet is Jan. 4-6 in Grand Junction. The Avon Swim Team offers training and practice for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Call 970-748-4054 for more

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Haims: Assist aging family and friends with a team approach (column)

December 10, 2018 — Managing your family and the ebbs and flows of life can be challenging. However, when you're assisting other people with their life and/or family concerns, things can often become more complicated. Caring for others can often take an emotional toll on a person. After all,

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CMC avalanche science program earns international attention at industry conference in Austria

December 10, 2018 — LEADVILLE — For a two-year old, Colorado Mountain College's avalanche science program gets around. You could say it has gone international. Two second-year students and two faculty members participated in the recent International Snow Science Workshop 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria. Students Rich Rogers and Tara

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Obermeyer’s throwback styles make a comeback for 2019

December 9, 2018 — Editor's note: This is part two of a five-part series on the latest and greatest finds at the Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show held in Denver in January. This trade show represents suppliers of consumer outdoor sports with constituents in the

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup parallel slalom event

December 9, 2018 — ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup event for the third time in eight days, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom on Sunday, Dec. 9. Shiffrin trailed midway down the course after clipping a gate, but led her

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Eagle River Youth Coalition spotlights Henry Schroeder

December 9, 2018 — You've seen cheerleaders lift people up in the air, but have you seen them lift people's spirits? That's exactly what I experienced when I interviewed this bright, young man. Before I knew what was happening, I was smiling, giggling, full of good cheer and ready

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Vail Valley real estate transactions, volume are nearly identical to 2017

December 9, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Through the first 10 months of this year, numbers from Eagle County's real estate market are a virtual mirror image of the ones posted in 2017. Through Oct. 31, there were 1,791 completed real estate transactions filed through Eagle County's records. That's

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Elevated Dental in West Vail celebrates another successful Free Day of Dentistry

December 9, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Justin Moses, DMD, and his team at Elevated Dental in West Vail saw close to 50 patients free of charge for its annual Free Day of Dentistry on Friday, Dec. 7. "We get so many people who are so appreciative," Moses said.

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Winter Park Resort named best ski resort in North America by USA Today

December 9, 2018 — Winter Park Resort has no shortage of accolades or name recognition, but can now officially call itself the best ski resort in North America. USA Today announced its 2018 Ski and Snowboard Readers’ Choice Award’s top 10 ski resorts yesterday and Winter Park Resort topped the list. "There are

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Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas are slipping away

December 9, 2018 — I'd like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best resorts in Colorado for those who love deep powder. Wolf Creek Ski Area is remote, surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado. Traffic is

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Eagle County nonprofits raised more than $1 million on Colorado Gives Day

December 8, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Colorado Gives Day just keeps growing. That growth helped Eagle County Gives — a local group associated with the statewide effort — finally crack the $1 million level in online donations this year. Colorado Gives Day — a day of online philanthropy

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U.S. teen sensation Chloe Kim, Australian star Scotty James win at Copper Mountain Grand Prix halfpipe

December 8, 2018 — Toby Miller couldn't help it. He wanted to catch a glimpse. Before the 18-year-old snowboarder from Mammoth Lakes, California dropped in for his third and last run at Saturday, Dec. 8's Toyota U.S. Grand Prix finals at Copper Mountain Resort, he watched Australian star Scotty

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Vail Veterans Program helps heroic caregivers learn they’re not alone

December 8, 2018 — VAIL — Because it takes one to know one, the women at this week's Vail Veterans Program's caregivers conference were best friends before they even met. Twenty-eight women are in town — all caregivers for combat veterans who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan. Just

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G for back-to-back speed wins

December 8, 2018 — ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Saturday, Dec. 8, confirming the slalom great's arrival as a pure speed racer and all-round threat. Shiffrin, who got her first career super-G win last weekend, was 0.28 seconds faster than Lara Gut-Behrami

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I-70 standoff suspect allegedly stabbed ‘good Samaritan’

December 8, 2018 — The suspect in the incident that shut down Interstate 70 west of Rifle Tuesday allegedly tried to cut the throat of a man trying to help him with his car, according to a Garfield County Sheriff’s affidavit released Thursday. Justin Madrid, 38, is being charged

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Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, committed to going 100 percent carbon-free by 2050

December 8, 2018 — As the world turns its back on promises to curb carbon emissions, one of America’s largest utility companies has stepped up and promised to eventually eliminate its own. Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility, announced Tuesday that it intends to go 100 percent carbon-free in

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Vail skier Tess Johnson starts season with a career-first World Cup podium in single moguls

December 7, 2018 — VAIL — While Vail skier Tess Johnson has found much success and even a win in dual moguls, she says her first World Cup single moguls podium might be more meaningful. Fans of the sport might tell you it's the less exciting of the two

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Taylor Seaton 5th at Grand Prix halfpipe ski competition in Copper

December 7, 2018 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — Aaron Blunck tried out a new technique to take the top spot at the Grand Prix, while Taylor Seaton stuck to the basics for a solid finish in fifth. The halfpipe season officially got underway with the annual Toyota U.S. Grand Prix

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