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Hahnewald barn public meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.

January 14, 2019 — The public is welcome to attend the final presentation of the Hahnewald Barn design materials in Avon on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. in Avon Town Hall, located at 100 Mikaela Way, and will be a joint meeting

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VIDEO: Sunny skies on Vail Mountain

January 13, 2019 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte enjoys a beautiful day on Vail Mountain on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. LaConte is riding a Ram snowskate from Hovlandsnowskates.com. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute

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Vail ski racers qualify for world’s top event for kids ages 14-15

January 13, 2019 — The biggest ski race in the country for 14- and 15-year-old athletes took place over the weekend in Burke Mountain Resort in Vermont. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes had a number of strong finishes, and a a result, local athletes Emma Resnick and Sebastian

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In China trip, Vail International Hockey witnesses Beijing’s investment in sport as Olympics loom

January 13, 2019 — The Vail International Hockey program visited China from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3, witnessing the impressive charge the country has made to grow the game of hockey in the city of Beijing. Just six years ago, Beijing had six hockey rinks. There is now 30

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Vail skier Hunter Bailey best from US at Calgary World Cup

January 12, 2019 — Vail native Hunter Bailey notched a career best result on Saturday with his fifth-place finish at the Calgary World Cup moguls competition. Bailey was also the top skier in the U.S. on the day, and the only American to make the super final round. The

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VIDEO: Friday storm hits Vail

January 11, 2019 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is enjoying snowy conditions on Vail Mountain on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. LaConte is riding a Backwoods from Minturn splitboard / snowboard company Weston Backcountry. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman

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Bomb threat causes evacuation, snarls traffic, at Homestake Peak School in Eagle-Vail

January 11, 2019 — EAGLE-VAIL – A bomb threat made at Homestake Peak School put an early stop to class on Friday, Jan. 11, and snarled traffic in the area. Students were brought to the nearby Eagle-Vail Pavilion where they waited for a pick up from their parents or guardians,

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Avon barn’s fate hangs in balance as deadline looms on election

January 10, 2019 — AVON — The Hahnewald barn, and what to do with it, continues to elicit a strong response from the community as the June 1 deadline nears. In a discussion on Tuesday, the Avon Town Council listened as letters were read into the record and testimony

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Junior-level racers tear up Bear Trap for Bolle races over the weekend

January 6, 2019 — BEAVER CREEK — The Bolle Age Class Races took place on the Bear Trap track over the weekend, with about 150 kids ages 8 to 14 competing. Each of those kids participated in four giant slalom races over the weekend, each giant slalom was one

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Weston Backcountry hosting unguided splitboard meetup on Vail Pass Jan. 6

January 4, 2019 — Weston Backcountry will be hosting splitboard meet ups every first Sunday of the month starting Jan. 6, 2019. Join your local splitboard crew for a fun cruise around the North Shore of Vail Pass. The meet-up is free of charge but a $6 cash day-use

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Visitor numbers in Vail, Beaver Creek still strong following New Year’s holiday

January 3, 2019 — VAIL — If you were happy with holiday visitors this season, you can go ahead and tell them, because they're still here. Vail has not slowed down since New Year's Day came and went, as evidenced by the large number of cars parked along the

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Old resolution, new tech: The gym experience has come a long way in recent years

January 3, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — If you're looking at gyms for the new year, but are also a bit distracted playing video games, you may want to consider the latest in workout and gaming fusion, the Wahoo Kickr. While the new technology is most appealing to the

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New Year’s Day float down Shoshone attracts new gear, new faces

January 1, 2019 — Peter Holcombe took a poll as his annual float down the icy Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon was set to begin on Tuesday. "How many people are doing this New Year's Day float for the first time?" Holcombe asked the crowd. Roughly 25 percent raised

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Jake Wells in 2018: Four national titles in a ‘single’ year

December 31, 2018 — Reflecting on 2018, local cyclocross racer Jake Wells said he'll never have another year like it. That's mostly due to the fact that the U.S. Cyclocross National Championships changed its format in 2018, opting to hold the national championships in December rather than January, creating

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VIDEO: More snow on the way for New Year’s Eve in Vail

December 30, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte sticks around to see the snow start to fall in a Sunday evening storm on Vail Mountain Dec, 30, 2018. LaConte is riding a Hovland Buckshot Snowskate. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and

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China looks to Birds of Prey for ski racing example heading into 2022 Olympics

December 22, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — China is hard at work with 2022 Olympic preparations, which included sending a delegation to this year's Birds of Prey World Cup races in Beaver Creek. Tom Boyd with the Vail Valley Foundation said the group was looking into everything from transportation

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SOS Outreach celebrates 25 years, 13,000 volunteers and 60,000 youth served

December 21, 2018 — EDWARDS — SOS Outreach celebrated 25 years this week, an achievement marked by the hard work of 13,000 volunteers and 8,000 mentors helping more than 60,000 kids learn to snowboard and enjoy the outdoors. On Dec. 21, 1993, five people got together on Beaver Creek

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Vail upper elevation snowmaking expansion receives draft approval from Forest Service

December 19, 2018 — VAIL — Vail Mountain is seeking some upward mobility for its snowmaking system, and the U.S. Forest Service seems ready to help out with a raise. The resort plans to invest heavily in moving its snowmaking capabilities to higher elevations on the mountain, in an

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VIDEO: Big storm hits Vail Mountain

December 19, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte heads to the top of Vail Mountain where snow and wind have him seeking refuge in the trees. LaConte is riding a Japow from Minturn splitboard / snowboard company Weston Backcountry. On the Hill is brought to you by

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Natron Smith’s ‘Positive Energy Flow’ underway in Minturn

December 19, 2018 — MINTURN — Natron Smith says he's on an artistic journey, not knowing where it will lead. If it sounds to you like the lyrics to a Grateful Dead song, then you've already taken one step toward understanding Smith's new gallery currently available for viewing in

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