ASPEN — More than 300 friends and family from around the country gathered in Aspen over the weekend to celebrate the memory of longtime resident Bob Beattie, a larger-than-life figure widely regarded as the patriarch of American skiing. And while his list of accomplishments is unparalleled in the sport, their recollections focused on his passion for people and the sport he loved. Beattie, who died in April at the age of 85, was a former ski coach at the University of Colorado, the founder of the modern U.S. Ski Team, the coach of the first American men to win Olympic medals in skiing, co-founder of skiing’s World Cup tour and a long-time commentator for ABC Sports. He also was a passionate advocate for children’s ski programs who was still trying to help make the sport affordable for them in the Roaring Fork Valley, even from a wheelchair in his old age.Those who came for the remembrance didn’t need to be reminded of his achievements, because they had … [Read more...] about Aspen celebrates the life of U.S. skiing legend Bob Beattie
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By Eric Willemsen Published 6:00 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Photo: Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press Photo: Alessandro Trovati / Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Mikaela Shiffrin (right) will be competing against Lindsey Vonn for the last World Cup season. Vonn is set to retire after the season. Photo: Alessandro Trovati / … [Read more...] about World Cup spotlight again on Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin
OH MY … Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime show, “Who is America?” is going to get lots of attention in D.C. Here’s a clip from Twitter of various Republicans -- including Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Trent Lott -- seemingly endorsing putting guns in the hands of kids. Two-minute clip http://bit.ly/2KUlLSh The show premieres at 10 p.m. tonight. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP to CBS’ JEFF GLOR in SCOTLAND: GLOR: “What’s your goal from the Putin meeting?” TRUMP: “I’ll let you know after the meeting. I have absolutely -- it was mutually agreed. Let’s have a meeting. I think it’s a good thing to meet. I do believe in meetings. I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing. I think having meetings with the president of China was a very good thing. I believe it’s really good. Story Continued Below “So having meetings with Russia, China, North Korea -- I … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook: Trump tells CBS’ Glor that the EU is a global foe
Peter King started his career 45 years ago as a ski instructor at Buttermilk. On Sunday he hung up his aspen leaves as Aspen Mountain manager. In between, he did a little bit of everything at Aspen Skiing Co. He is credited with helping turn the sleepy Cloud Nine restaurant at Aspen Highlands into the happening party place on the slopes. He rose through the ranks to serve as ski school director at Buttermilk and later Aspen Mountain. He was part of the team that successfully prepared Aspen Mountain for the whirlwind that was the World Cup Finals last season. But perhaps he will best be remembered as a steady hand guiding Aspen Mountain over the past 12 seasons. “I do tell people I think I have the best job in the world,” he said from his office last week at the bottom of the Silver Queen Gondola. King is, by all accounts within and outside the company, a super nice guy who doesn’t like to toot his own horn. P.K., as many people call him, said his 45 years with Skico … [Read more...] about Mountain veteran retires after 45 years with Aspen Skiing Co.
Mike Hlas The Gazette It’s Kyle Snyder’s world, as his World Cup foes learned 5 months later, Iowa's trickery vs. Ohio State still resonates Isaiah Moss’ NBA Draft early-entry is smart, not silly A World Cup without two world wrestling powers It was Pinstripe Bowl weather today at Yankee Stadium All articles by Mike IOWA CITY — Sunday night gave us WrestleMania, the annual pro rasslin’ extravaganza of athleticism and over-the-top acting, punctuated by cartoon violence. If he wants to go that route after he wins as many more World and Olympic real-wrestling championships as he wants, it’s not hard to picture Kyle Snyder prospering at it. Snyder has charisma, a connection with fans, and understandably, plenty of self-confidence. “I’m usually in better shape and stronger (than his opponents),” Snyder said … [Read more...] about It’s Kyle Snyder’s world, as his World Cup foes learned