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10 events happening around Vail before Opening Day; Man of the Cliff, Italian family circus & more

August 9, 2018 — Food, drink, mountain events & more on tap around Vail before Opening Day of ski season.

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Bearproofing your home (and car) helps protect Colorado’s bears

August 6, 2018 — As if bears weren't already known for their insatiable hunger, the end of summer triggers an instinctual need to pack on the pounds to prepare for the months of hibernation ahead. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds everyone that this quest for calories, called hyperphagia, will

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Art on the Rockies returns July 13-15, featuring 130 artists from Colorado and beyond

July 10, 2018 — Art on the Rockies is an open-air three-day festival in Edwards featuring a variety of art from 130 artists.

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Tips for Fourth of July celebrations in Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon

July 2, 2018 — While nothing says America like blowing stuff up, Eagle County officials and residents take wildfires very seriously. So, even without fireworks, July Fourth will be a day to celebrate America's independence. During one of the busiest times of the year, here's some tips for enjoying

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Eagle-Vail dog memorial taking shape

June 28, 2018 — The dog memorial in Eagle-Vail's West Park is starting to come together, thanks to Madeleine Berenson, who turned her mourning from losing Moose, a 12-year-old chocolate Lab, into a positive effort that honors not only Moose, but all Eagle-Vail dogs. Berenson, an Eagle-Vail resident, has

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Five local farmers markets in the Vail Valley this summer

June 23, 2018 — Looking for farm fresh? Look no further than Colorado farmers markets in Vail, Avon, Minturn, Avon and Gypsum.

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Blue Starlite Drive-In movies returning to Minturn for third summer

June 23, 2018 — On April 20, 2016, Blue Starlite Drive-In based in Austin, Texas, released an announcement from its Twitter account: "So we just dropped this news … on the perfect date as well 4/20. Introducing the highest drive-in in the country." Owner Josh Frank is celebrating the

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Campout for the Cause settling into Buena Vista

June 23, 2018 — In 2017, Campout for the Cause moved from the Colorado River to the Meadows in Buena Vista. The outdoor festival celebrated 10 years in June, and now organizers are looking toward 2019. "The long journey to find home, and our tribe, has finally culminated in

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Ambassadors of Vail: Volunteers help events like GoPro Mountain Games go

June 7, 2018 — Vail Valley Foundation has more than 300 volunteers during the GoPro Mountain Games.

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Pilot Kitty Banner Seemann discusses flying in Alaskan bush, Colorado at The Bookworm of Edwards

June 6, 2018 — Her name might imply a life on the sea, but for Kitty Banner Seemann, it's been a life full of high-flying fun. "It's been an incredible adventure, that's for sure," she said over the phone from Mexico, preparing for her visit to The Bookworm of

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Whistle Pig Vail adds 311 to lineup

June 4, 2018 — Inaugural Whistle Pig Vail concert series now has four acts scheduled this summer, including 311, Dispatch, Robert Plant and The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band.

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Sweet Basil, Mountain Standard upgrade kitchen space

June 4, 2018 — In a town filled with restaurant turnover, Sweet Basil is entering its 41st summer serving the community. Five years ago, the owners started Mountain Standard in the same building, along Gore Creek in Vail Village. After 20 years of maintenance on its upstairs kitchen, now

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Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy graduates largest class since inception in 2007

June 1, 2018 — VAIL — The Class of 2018 at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy asked for a charge at their graduation, and they got it. Geoff Grimmer, founding headmaster of VSSA, got the 31 graduates out of their chairs as he rapped his message to them, to

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20 festivals, events in Vail this summer

June 1, 2018 — When the mountain is closed for skiing and snowboarding, there's still a lot going on in the valley during the summer, from food, beer and dance festivals to hiking and biking.

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Whistle Pig Vail concert series announces third performance coming to Ford Amphitheater: The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band

May 31, 2018 — The Whistle Pig concert series will make its Vail debut this summer, and the lineup is starting to come together with the addition of The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band performing at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18. Tickets go on

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What to do if you encounter a bear while hiking, camping in Colorado

May 30, 2018 — Have you ever wondered, "What do I do if I encounter a bear while camping or hiking?" The good news about bears in Colorado is they aren't grizzlies. The bad news? Black bears are still bears. As hiking and camping season get underway Colorado Parks

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What to do if you encounter a bear while hiking, camping in Colorado

May 30, 2018 — Have you ever wondered, "What do I do if I encounter a bear while camping or hiking?" The good news about bears in Colorado is they aren't grizzlies. The bad news? Black bears are still bears. As hiking and camping season get underway, Colorado Parks

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What to do if you encounter a bear while hiking, camping in Colorado

May 30, 2018 — Have you ever wondered, "What do I do if I encounter a bear while camping or hiking?" The good news about bears in Colorado is they aren't grizzlies. The bad news? Black bears are still bears. As hiking and camping season get underway Colorado Parks

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Buckets & Brews is back at Eagle-Vail Golf Club on Thursdays

May 30, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL — Thursdays are for Buckets and Brews during summer. Eagle-Vail Golf Club's Buckets and Brews is back, happening Thursdays through Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. and featuring a bucket of balls and two draft beers for $10 as well as a chance

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Buckets & Brews is back at Eagle-Vail Golf Club on Thursdays

May 30, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL — Thursdays are for Buckets and Brews during summer. Eagle-Vail Golf Club's Buckets and Brews is back, happening Thursdays through Sept. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. and featuring a bucket of balls and two draft beers for $10 as well as a chance

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