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    • April 25, 2013
    • Going Head First

    • Some of us take our brains for granted. We don’t wake up every day realizing that every small thing we do — not just making the coffee and reading the newspaper, but every single breath — is all possible courtesy of our brain. If you bang up a leg or arm it definitely hurts and may, if severe, change the way you do things with that particular part of your body. But if you rattle your brain, your entire self is in jeopardy. And all it takes is a few seconds: a single morning on the slopes after ... MORE →
    • April 24, 2013
    • Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip" Donates Proceeds to Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • Fans of lovingly-made fine wines from family-owned wineries around the world will be making their reservations and getting their passports stamped for a rare opportunity to meet, talk and taste with the owners and winemakers of nearly 30 properties. It is part of the Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip, " making stops in Chicago, Denver and Vail, CO the week of May 13(th) .Chicago's City Winery is a natural venue to host the "Road Trip" on Wednesday evening, May 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00... MORE →
    • April 19, 2013
    • Get Doc! A Vail Tale

    • Vail started lucky with its doctors and has stayed that way. Dr. Tom Steinberg was the town’s first full-time doctor, brought to town by Vail investor John Murchison. A few years later, Dr. Jack Eck rolled into town, bringing with him his experience as a Vietnam combat doctor. During the years, hundreds of the world’s leading physicians have called Vail home. Thousands of people have rolled through their offices, some under their own power, some on stretchers. Among the best stories:• The Gilm... MORE →
    • April 3, 2013
    • Public Computer Stations Set up to Encourage Enrollment for Public Health Insurance

    • The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded Eagle County Health and Human Services a grant to expand opportunities for residents to apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) public health insurance programs.Public computer stations that have access to the Colorado state on-line system, called PEAK — which stands for Program Eligibility Application Kit — have been set up.The PEAK computers are at eight locations — the Salvation Army building in Avon, Riverview Apartments in Avon, E... MORE →
    • March 17, 2013
    • Pink Vail: We Did It!

    • Thank you to everyone who was involved in Pink Vail on March 9. This year, we had 104 spirited teams and more than 1,300 pink participants from all over the county, state and globe.Together, nearly 4,000 donors gave $350,476 for Shaw Regional Cancer Center's Spirit of Survival program that provides all patients at Shaw with free exercise classes, nutritional counseling, emotional support, outdoor activities and more during and after treatment. This unique program helps ease the impacts of cancer... MORE →
    • March 15, 2013
    • Pink Vail Exceeds Expectations

    • Now that last Saturday's snowstorm has moved on and the pink fairy dust has cleared, we can say without a doubt that the Pink Vail event was a tremendous success, beyond belief. New Vail resident Marci McCalley spent some time in the midst of the pink mayhem and said, “We just moved to the area in August and I volunteered for the Pink Vail event and skied in it and I had to ask someone how many years the event had been going on. I thought that it had been going on for many years. I was floored w... MORE →
    • March 13, 2013
    • Pink Vail Biggest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer, Support Shaw Center

    • It was tough to be a person who hates pink this past weekend in Vail, because the town — still whooping it up for its 50th anniversary — was pretty much that hue from one end to the other in the form of flamingos, boas, tutus and other very pink items (a pink gorilla suit!), all displayed by the more than 1,300 participants in the second annual Pink Vail fundraiser for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.A service of Vail Valley Medical Center, Shaw does everything from diagnostics to the... MORE →
    • March 12, 2013
    • Vail's 50th: A Conversation with Dr. Jack Eck

    • After 41 years, Dr. Jack Eck will be hanging up his red coat with the white cross for the final time this season as he turns over his reins as medical advisor to the Vail Ski Patrol to Dr. Reginald Franciose.“This is my last year. I’m turning it over to Dr. Franciose,” said Eck, one of Vail’s first doctors and the current director of development at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “This is my 41st year I’ve been [ski patrol’s] medical advisor, medical director, and we’re transitioning. I’m 70 yea... MORE →
    • March 10, 2013
    • Pink Vail Fights Cancer

    • The color pink permeated Vail and Lionshead villages March 9. Some wore plastic flamingos on their heads, some wore pink tutus and one man even wore a pink gorilla suit.They did it all for cancer in a collective effort to raise more than $250,000 for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center's survivorship program, the Spirit of Survival. As of 11:30 a.m., survivorship services coordinator Margaret Brammer said the goal had either almost been met or already exceeded.Brammer was part of the Shaw's Cookin' ... MORE →