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How the horrors of Dachau made Vail a better place

At age 21, Tom Steinberg saw the horrors of Dachau. It deeply influenced his work as Vail’s first physician and, later, an elected official. He touched many.
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Renaming of Gore Range gathers local support

An Irish hunter visited Colorado’s high country in 1854 and left his name on a mountain range, a canyon and more. But are there more worthy figures to remember? Continue reading

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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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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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