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Man of the Cliff celebrates 10 years Oct. 13-14, here’s a look back at the event’s beginning in 2009

October 12, 2018 — The Man of the Cliff event, returning for its 10th year Oct. 13-14, is a direct product of thoughts becoming words, words becoming actions, actions becoming habits and habits becoming character. And character is everything with Man of the Cliff, which is a homegrown, grassroots

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Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2018

October 6, 2018 — With fall colors sprawling across the Centennial State, Colorado's snowsports industry gathered Saturday, Oct. 6, in Vail to celebrate the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame Induction Gala. The Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame has more than 200 members, and some of them were in

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Vail Christian football scores most points ever in win against Soroco on Homecoming, 74-66

October 5, 2018 — GYPSUM — There was heavy rain, a fire truck sounding off, a leaf blower drying seats and the highest scoring game in Saints history — welcome to Vail Christian's Homecoming game against Soroco at Eagle Valley on Friday, Oct. 5. The No. 17 RPI-ranked Saints

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Two forest fires in four months prompt Minturn shooting range closure discussion

October 4, 2018 — MINTURN — On Saturday, Sept. 29, a second wildfire in four months started near the shooting range in Minturn. While the investigation is ongoing, it has been declared "human caused." The first wildfire there on Saturday, June 9, was started by someone shooting "exploding targets,"

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40 places to eat for $20.18 during Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week

September 27, 2018 — Vail Beaver Creek Restaurant Week returns Sept. 28 to Oct. 7.

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What’s new at Vail and Beaver Creek this winter?

September 20, 2018 — Whether it's your first time or your 50th, there's always something new happening at Vail and Beaver Creek resorts. A dedication to customer experience results in constant upgrades, new projects and also 20 mountains added to the Epic Pass for 2018-19. Here's a look at

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‘Finding Theo’ details the power of the Colorado community

September 18, 2018 — The Krause family is "like everyone else" — they came to the Vail Valley for the winters but fell in love with the summer. Theo Krause remembers coming to Colorado to ski with his family before attending Denver University and eventually moving to Vail for

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From music to dance to education, Vail Valley Foundation always ‘on the forefront of what’s next’

September 13, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series summarizing the Vail Valley Foundation's summer activities. Find the first part at http://www.vaildaily.com. The Vail Valley Foundation helps make Vail go round, year-round, complemented by community contributions. "If you think of every single thing

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311 concert caps busy season for the Vail Valley Foundation

September 12, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series summarizing the Vail Valley Foundation's summer activities. Find the second part in the Friday, Sept. 14, Vail Daily. It's hard to imagine life around Vail without the Vail Valley Foundation. This summer if you

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Eagle County bats on the move, 1 rabid bat found in August

September 8, 2018 — With winter looming, bats in Eagle County are starting to go into hibernation for the fall and winter, and while Colorado has plenty of natural places for the flying critters to call home, now's the time of year that bats might start looking at your

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Eagle Valley enjoys first win since 2016 with 27-0 3rd quarter against Alameda

September 7, 2018 — GYPSUM — Something had to give between Alameda and Eagle Valley — two 0-10 teams from a year ago — when the teams matched up in Gypsum on Friday night, Sept. 7. A 27-0 third quarter against the Pirates helped seal the first win for

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7 new restaurants to vote for in Best of Vail; voting open through Sept. 19

September 7, 2018 — With close to 100 categories and high praise coming to the top three local businesses in each category, the Best of Vail Valley provides a resource for people who are looking for where to go, what to do and where to shop. Vote for your

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OpenSnow’s Joel Gratz explains why long-range forecasting is like predicting the Super Bowl

August 31, 2018 — How much might it snow in Vail this winter? No one really knows for sure, especially not this time of year. As a local snowboarder with more than 700 days on the mountain in seven seasons, I only trust two resources when it comes to

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Minturn to upgrade Eagle River access with $30K Fishing is Fun grant

August 30, 2018 — MINTURN — The Eagle River running alongside the old mining town of Minturn has come a long way since contaminated water from the nearby Gilman Mine turned its water orange in 1989. Now a bustling part of the community for fishing and other recreation, the

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3 don’t-miss events happening Labor Day weekend in Vail

August 28, 2018 — There's lots to do in Vail during Labor Day weekend.

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Vail Mountain execs, Vail Town Council discuss collaboration, define ‘mountain hospitality’

August 27, 2018 — After a four-hour retreat one year in the making, a meeting of the minds Monday, Aug. 27, between members of the Vail Town Council and Vail Mountain executives ended with optimism for the future of Vail and a plan focused on collaboration. Topics varied in

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Hosting heroes: Vail Veterans Program welcomes wounded military vets for five-day golf outing

August 24, 2018 — For wounded U.S. military veterans — and their families — tours of duty last a lifetime. Years outside of the military are spent adjusting to society, building confidence and getting used to a new normal after catastrophic injuries. The Vail Veterans Program uses the freedom

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4.3 magnitude earthquake in Parachute felt in Eagle County early Friday morning

August 24, 2018 — According to http://www.earthquaketrack.com, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Parachute, Colorado, shook homes as far away as Eagle, about 75 miles away, at 4:02 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Other areas close to the earthquake include parts of Colorado, Utah and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

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UpLift brings pastor Levi Lusko, musicians Jordan Feliz and Hollyn to Vail

August 15, 2018 — VAIL — UpLift presents pastor Levi Lusko, Jordan Feliz and Hollyn at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater during Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 5:30 p.m. This is the fifth annual UpLift event, put together by local churches working together and featuring world-class

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15 ways to entertain kids while vacationing in Vail

August 14, 2018 — Vail has plenty to do to keep kids entertained, including fun parks, playgrounds, mini golf, an Imagination Station and more.

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