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Mount Everest avalanche claims lives of 12 guides

Vail News | Mount Everest avalanche claims lives of 12 guidesAt least 12 Nepalese guides were killed  Friday morning by a massive avalanche on  Mount Everest, with four still missing, according to AP news reports.  The climbing season begins in early May, but the Everest base camp area is already packed with climbers, porters and guides, who have ...

Veteran ski pros and Mountain Dragon honored together

Vail News | Veteran ski pros and Mountain Dragon honored togetherOver 80 people joined veteran ski instructors Per Guldbrandsgaard and Franz Zedlacher on Thursday, April 17, to celebrate their impending retirements and to acknowledge the last week before the venerable Mountain Dragon closes for good, ending its reign as the après-ski watering hole for Snowmass ...

2014 Denver Auto Show delivers again

Vail News | 2014 Denver Auto Show delivers again The 2014 Denver Auto Show once again gave attendees a chance to see the latest and greatest offerings from more than 30 different manufacturers and including 500 vehicles.  There was something for everyone from those who just wanted to get close to new exotics from the exclusive German and Italian ...

"Blood Moon" awes Colorado stargazers during total eclipse of the moon

Vail News | "Blood Moon" awes Colorado stargazers during total eclipse of the moonThe total lunar eclipse of April 15 was the undisputed star of Colorado's night sky in the wee hours, as the full moon turned a coppery red color during its passage through the darkest section of Earth's shadow. The so-called "Blood Moon"  was supposed to be visible from most of North and South ...

Blizzard can't subdue festive crowd at Highlands' closing day bash

Vail News | Blizzard can't subdue festive crowd at Highlands' closing day bashDespite pelting barrages of snow, the outdoor decks and plaza at the base of Aspen Highlands were jam packed  on Sunday afternoon, April 13, with hundreds of skiers, boarders and revelers in all manner of costume, busy celebrating  closing day at their favorite mountain.  The  partying ...

Denver Auto Show this weekend

Vail News | Denver Auto Show this weekend The Denver Auto Show is under way at the Convention Center and will remain so through the weekend.  Tickets are only $10 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-12.  Children under 6 years old are free.  The show contains 500 vehicles from over 30 different manufacturers and is open Thursday ...

Dream come true:  test driving a Maserati

Vail News | Dream come true:  test driving a Maserati A foursome of sleek Maseratis tooling around Aspen is a definite attention grabber.  Maserati was in town, showing off their Ghibli luxury sport sedan and offering residents and visitors a chance to test drive one of the beauties. Two of Aspen Business Journal's staff writers jumped at the chance ...

AVSC's Margo McHugh wins silver medal in GS

Vail News | AVSC's Margo McHugh wins silver medal in GSMargo McHugh, a U-14 alpine racer with Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, scored an impressive silver medal in giant slalom at the GS Spectacular competition at Beaver Creek on Sunday, April 6. McHugh, standing on the left, joined  the other young women who medaled on the podium:  first ...

Aspen Mountain to add two weekends onto ski season

Vail News | Aspen Mountain to add two weekends onto ski seasonMultiple snowstorms and cold temperatures over the last 10 days have given skiers and snowboarders excellent conditions, prompting the Aspen Skiing Company to extend the ski season for Aspen Mountain, reopening for two weekends:  April 26-27 and May 3-4. Area mountains have garnered well over ...

Vail powerhouse attends international luxury real estate event

Vail News | Vail powerhouse attends international luxury real estate eventAssociates of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate recently participated in the 2014 Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT,  a prestigious international real estate event held at the Wynn Las Vegas. “Taking part in events like Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT are just a few of the things that set our team apart ...

Former Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan joins Carbondale media company

Vail News | Former Patagonia CEO Casey Sheahan joins Carbondale media companyThe Carbondale company Backbone Media, an active-lifestyle public relations/media agency, has snagged local resident Casey Sheahan, the former president and CEO of Patagonia, Inc., to take over in the newly-created position of senior advisor. “Casey has been a pioneer and a respected leader ...

10th Mountain Division stars in new film at Wheeler

Vail News | 10th Mountain Division stars in new film at WheelerThe legendary 10th Mountain Division ski troopers of World War II and their pivotal impact on the American ski industry will be featured in a two-part program this Friday night, April 4th, at the Wheeler Opera House in downtown Aspen. The documentary film Climb to Glory will be preceded by a conversation ...

Author Maria Semple charms audience at Winter Words event

Vail News | Author Maria Semple charms audience at Winter Words event The last Winter Words presentation of the season was a warm, laughter-filled evening of cozy repartee between two of Aspen’s own – billed as an interview of featured writer Maria Semple, to be conducted by her brother Lo. It quickly turned into “The Maria and Lo Show” of lighthearted ...

Harold Ramis had strong ties to Colorado

Vail News | Harold Ramis had strong ties to ColoradoHarold Ramis’ recent death reminded film lovers of the incredible scope of his work and the memorable scenes he created via writing, directing and acting. It also prompted local residents to reminisce over their friendships with him during the Ramis family’s yearly ski vacations in Snowmass ...

Bitcoin: The future for real estate?

Vail News | Bitcoin: The future for real estate?Bitcoin. If you have been following the news for the past couple of months, you have probably come across at least one article referencing Bitcoin, be it the shutdown of Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world or Newsweek’s “outing” of mysterious Bitcoin founder Satoshi ...
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