Some of Vail's highest-profile locals decided to grin and bare it all for Vail Undressed, a 2002 calendar that benefits the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, which helps pay for medical care for those who can't afford it. The calendars raised awareness and plenty of eyebrows in this upscale mountain town. But all for fun -- and a cause. As for the photos, props were placed strategically enough to make the calendar kid-friendly. Some of the folks who took it off include Dr. Teresa Cherry wearing nothing but a stethoscope; members of the fire department; the Powder-8 synchronized ski team; and the world-famous Vail Precision Lawn Chair Demo Team, sitting on lawn chairs with their legs crossed. That's the naked truth.


Back in the '70s, the Mountain Gazette was required reading for all the people flocking to Colorado, eager for a groovy Rocky Mountain high. Twenty years after its death, the magazine was revived last year by longtime journalists John Fayhee and Curtis Robinson. The Mountain Gazette's endearing mix of crunchy adventure stories and oddball attitude emerged from the hiatus relatively unscathed, and the free bi-monthly earned first place this year in the Utne Reader's annual alternative-press awards.
Back in the '70s, the Mountain Gazette was required reading for all the people flocking to Colorado, eager for a groovy Rocky Mountain high. Twenty years after its death, the magazine was revived last year by longtime journalists John Fayhee and Curtis Robinson. The Mountain Gazette's endearing mix of crunchy adventure stories and oddball attitude emerged from the hiatus relatively unscathed, and the free bi-monthly earned first place this year in the Utne Reader's annual alternative-press awards.


Shaul Turner doesn't have TV-news hair. She's got entertainer hair, show-business hair, Grammy Awards hair, Diana Ross and the Supremes hair. Her hair is so fabulous, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to pay attention to certain details, like the news she's delivering. But with hair that great, who cares?
Shaul Turner doesn't have TV-news hair. She's got entertainer hair, show-business hair, Grammy Awards hair, Diana Ross and the Supremes hair. Her hair is so fabulous, in fact, that sometimes it's hard to pay attention to certain details, like the news she's delivering. But with hair that great, who cares?
It's way past time that Tony Kovaleski, one of Channel 7's investigative reporters, used his dogged journalistic skills to plumb the depths of a great mystery: his own hair. Is it real? A wig? A weave? A welcome mat? Dunno -- but the story behind the follicles could be a ratings blockbuster.
It's way past time that Tony Kovaleski, one of Channel 7's investigative reporters, used his dogged journalistic skills to plumb the depths of a great mystery: his own hair. Is it real? A wig? A weave? A welcome mat? Dunno -- but the story behind the follicles could be a ratings blockbuster.


A producer and fill-in anchor in Channel 31's sports department, Todd Mansfield isn't balding in the manner of, say, Channel 9's Gregg Moss, whose hairline is still visible, albeit apparently so frightened of his forehead that it's racing in the opposite direction. No, Mansfield's head is totally shaved and remarkably translucent; when the studio lights hit his pate at just the right angle, you can practically see his brain. Quite a different look for Denver TV -- although it would fit in just fine on an episode of Star Trek.
A producer and fill-in anchor in Channel 31's sports department, Todd Mansfield isn't balding in the manner of, say, Channel 9's Gregg Moss, whose hairline is still visible, albeit apparently so frightened of his forehead that it's racing in the opposite direction. No, Mansfield's head is totally shaved and remarkably translucent; when the studio lights hit his pate at just the right angle, you can practically see his brain. Quite a different look for Denver TV -- although it would fit in just fine on an episode of Star Trek.


Channel 9's morning program, co-starring Gary Shapiro, Kyle Dyer, Drew Soicher, Gregg Moss and Kathy Sabine, remains the a.m. show against which all others must be measured. And right now, none of them measure up.

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