Tag Archives: Vail

When white supremacists visit mountain towns

Two white supremacists at Charlottesville had links to ski towns in the Rocky Mountains. But should ski towns factor politics when they offer hospitality? Continue reading

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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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Vail Resorts and the trademark control at Vail, Breckenridge

Vail Resorts exerts trademark control in Vail and Breckenridge, but not in the same way as in Park City. Continue reading

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Vail Resorts and Park City trademark

The honeymoon was over and this was the first big fight as the Park City community put its foot down, saying the Vail trademark filing was just unacceptable. Continue reading

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Roiling, roaring runoff of mountain water

The exquisite roar of roiling water in mountain creeks and rivers by Allen Best It’s that exquisite time of year in the Rocky Mountains when winter dissolves into summer and snow into water, roiling and roaring in the annual runoff … Continue reading

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Vail takes aim at pollution in Gore Creek

Vail’s Gore Creek looks pristine, but bug counters tell a different story  by Allen Best Gore Creek originates in splishes and splashes among tussocks of grass in the eponymously named range of 13,000-foot peaks in north-central Colorado. There, the water … Continue reading

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Vail ends free plastic grocery bags

Free throw-away plastic bags are no longer being distributed by Vail’s two grocery stores, and paper bags will cost 10 cents each. Town officials intend to later institute a ban on free plastic sacks at other retail stores. Whistler is eyeing changes to force more recycling and composting. Continue reading

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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

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Rain chaser for intense Colorado runoff

If winter was so-so except for its exceptional heat, peak runoff in Colorado rivers last week was nonetheless a sight to behold. Continue reading

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Vail’s ambivalence about I-70

I-70 has always been a mixed blessing for Vail, Colorado. Now comes a proposal for a sound wall on a portion of the highway, but not all residents think the reduced noise would be worth it. Continue reading

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