Category Archives: Jackson Hole

The climbing life of Vail’s Dick Pownall

Dick Pownall was a detail who didn’t jibe with stereotype of Vail by Allen Best VAIL, Colo. – For those who like to paint Vail with broad brushes, Dick Pownall was a detail who didn’t quite fit into the picture … Continue reading

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Presidential wannabes in ski towns

Presidential candidates were in Aspen and Jackson Hole this year to press the flesh — and pass the campaign donation hat. They visit Park City, too. But they rarely show up in Vail or Beaver Creek. Why not? Continue reading

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Energy Prize

Park City/Summit County, Aspen, and Jackson Hole are among the 52 communities in the United States competing for Georgetown University’s $5 million Energy Prize.
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The case for a tax on carbon emissions

We can’t wait for the last iota of evidence on climate change, and we need to accelerate action by adopting a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Ski towns should be at the forefront of this advocacy. Continue reading

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Breaking and mending at Mountainfilm in Telluride 2014

Breaking and mending were among the themes this year of Mountainfilm in Telluride, with a broken agriculture system and broken men among those things that need mending. But another theme was about partnerships and harmony. Continue reading

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Slide slows, costs accelerate in Jackson Hole

The landslide that dropped 10 feet, breaking apart a house in Jackson in April, had slowed to 1-500th of an inch in at least one location on Wednesday. Mitigation measures seem to be working, but the costs are rapidly rising as town officials map out their work for the summer. Continue reading

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Old story in new avalanche death

They had all the gear, plus avalanche education. But when faced with the beckoning mountainside of snow, it was of no real use. It’s an all-too-familiar story. Continue reading

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Funding platform for Vail direct flights

Eagle County Regional Airport is a major conduit for high-end destination guests into the Vail Valley, but could a new funding platform expand the flights? Continue reading

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Jackson Hole’s Vertical Harvest greenhouse

A greenhouse adjacent to a parking garage could produce year-round veggies for Jackson Hole while providing jobs for locally developmentally disabled adults. Continue reading

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Vail and wildfire risk to homes

If potential for fire was always theoretically evident in Vail, first the bark beetle epidemic and then the fires along Colorado’s Front Range have made that potential less abstract.
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