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Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Community | 0 comments

Vail Resorts Rob Katz and Wife Elena Amsterdam Make $2 Million Contribution to Community Non-Profits

Vail Resorts Rob Katz and Wife Elena Amsterdam Make $2 Million Contribution to Community Non-Profits

We are very familiar with the local non-profits that assist our communities and help make them a better place. It is heartwarming when you hear of people contributing funds to these non profits and helping them make their missions possible. Today we heard that Vail Resorts Company CEO Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, founder of Elana’s Pantry, made personal contributions totaling $2 million to 12 local non-profit organizations in the communities where the company operates, including Eagle, Summit, Denver and Boulder counties in Colorado; Summit County in Utah, South Lake Tahoe in Nevada, North Lake Tahoe in California; the Municipality of Whistler in British Columbia, Canada; Afton in Minnesota; Brighton in Michigan; Kenosha County in Wisconsin (near Wilmot); Cooma in New South Wales, Australia (near Perisher); and Jackson in Wyoming (near Grand Teton Lodge Company). Each of the contributions will be directed toward programs that support the welfare and education of children in these local communities. “The success of our local communities brings a number of unique challenges...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Community, MTN Town Magazine, Wellness & Yoga | 0 comments

Pink Vail 2016 Raises $734,611 for Cancer Patients

Pink Vail 2016 Raises $734,611 for Cancer Patients

The 5th year of Pink Vail was officially a favorite. Nearly 3,000 vibrantly pink participants, including 211 cancer survivors, took over Vail Mountain on Saturday for the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer – ALL cancers. With perfect snow conditions, live-music all day and nary a cloud in the sky, it was truly incredible. We were so excited to be a part of Pink Vail, it reminded us why we fight so hard to stay alive and that finding a cure is so very necessary.  We heard amazing stories from individuals who are fighting cancer, stories from those who have survived and stories about those who have not. PINK VAIL 2016 2,930 participants (Ages infant to 88 years old) 211 cancer survivors 46 participating states 344 volunteers $734,611 ($2.4 million in 5 years) This event was about uniting in the fight against ALL cancers and for funding complimentary services for cancer patients in the Rocky Mountains. Thanks to all of these peoples efforts, hundreds of patients at Shaw Cancer Center will continue to have the...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Nepal Earthquake – How to Assist Now through Charlie MacArthur

Nepal Earthquake – How to Assist Now through Charlie MacArthur

As we are all aware Nepal has suffered a devastating Earthquake killing thousands and leveling whole towns and villages. I myself have never been to Nepal but have met many wonderful Nepalese who have called Colorado’s mountain towns their home away from home. Most of us can connect with these people who also live in and love the mountains that surround them. I have heard a lot of people ask “How can I help?” I did a post recently on Facebook to assist people in locating a legitimate charity that donates the majority of their funds to their cause.   Just recently I saw a post from a Snowmass local, the riverman Charlie MacArthur and his family. They were in Nepal at the time of the quake and have fortunately survived. They are now boots on the ground assisting the people and have figured a way to for us to help them immediately. Here is what Charlie said: “Paddle Nepal in Pokhara is doing a great job buying supplies...

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Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Community, MTN Town Magazine | 0 comments

CDOT Announces the Launch of Bustang Transportation

CDOT Announces the Launch of Bustang Transportation

It is truly the little things in life that get me excited and when the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that they were starting up Bustang I was overjoyed. I have always been amazed at how difficult it is to get around our beautiful state when you don’t have a car. I moved here in 1990 and had always had the luxury of utlizing the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) to get from place to place while I was growing up. It was so convenient; Had too many to drink, take the train. Need to get to an event, take the train. Want to head up or down the East Coast, take the train. The realities of train travel are slowly, very slowly coming to fruition here. I still can’t believe there isn’t an Amtrak stop in Kremmling for Routt County and Summit County citizens and visitors to board and get to their needed destination. Bustang is a great start and the next best thing to train travel. This new inter-regional express...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Community | 0 comments

Putting the Candy in Christmas – LeadvilleToday.com

Putting the Candy in Christmas – LeadvilleToday.com

Has someone handed you a candy cane, along with some yuletide greetings this Christmas season? Maybe you grabbed one from the holiday candy dish placed around many homes and businesses this time of year?   No doubt, you’ve found yourself twirling one around in your mouth enjoying that peppermint flavor that brings you back to childhood and this special time of year.   Have you ever wondered where this swirled, hook-shaped sweet got its beginning? The candy cane’s genesis is found with a German choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral back in 1670. It seems, while everyone in the congregation adored the musical renderings of their sweet children, particularly during the Christmas season, the choirmaster found it difficult to keep them quiet during the long church services. His remedy to all that fidgeting and distraction was to Click Here to Continue Reading by Kathy...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Business, Community | 0 comments

Coworking Entrepreneurs Open their Doors

Coworking Entrepreneurs Open their Doors

Since out last article on Coworking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains there have been some great new spaces opened in our mountain towns. I just spent a few hours at Drop-In-Desk, a relatively new co-working space located in Steamboat Springs. It was a great place to get some work done. Everything I needed was there- good wifi, copy machine, COFFEE, scissors, printer and new friends/connections.  For more then 10 years I have been either a part time telecommuter or working “stiff” producing full bore out of a home office here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In the early days the split between an office and home office was a godsend. When I began full time officing from my home I quickly discovered that dedication and discipline was a very serious issue. The ability to rise from bed and move straight to the computer equaled a permanent PJ professional and really that did not feel very good. I am very excited for the newest Co-Working Space to officially open in the town of...

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