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Real community fabric amid the plastic Bavaria of Vail

Plastic Bavaria, they called Vail, a fake town before there was fake news. But the Eagle Valley Rummage Sale says much about creation of the community’s fabric. Continue reading

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Mountain towns speak about coal

Mountain towns were among those talking as the U.S. Department of Interior held listening sessions about its coal-leasing program on Tuesday afternoon in metropolitan Denver. Continue reading

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Mountain towns and coal taxes

Worried about global warming impacts, mountain towns of the Rocky Mountains have joined an effort that seeks to revise federal collections of royalties on coal mining operations. Continue reading

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Chinese tourists in mountain towns

Jackson Hole is seeing relatively large numbers of Chinese tourists this summer. In other mountain resorts of the West, not so much. But more are expected at places like Aspen and Vail. 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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