These photographs were made during one year as the staff photographer at The Vail Daily in Colorado.
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Ryan Elsbernd, of Des Moines, Iowa, sports a "Clean Bottle" suit and cheers on Germany's veteran racer Jens Voigt during the USA Pro Challenge in Vail, Colo. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Skiers ride the Riva Bahn Express during mud season at Vail Mountain on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Children of Ski and Snowboard Club Vail raise flags and umbrellas as they march along Mikaela Way in Avon, Colo. on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Olympic gold medalist Mikaeala Shiffrin, in a white hat beneath an umbrella, followed in an antique firetruck.
Thomas Conrad, 18, gets ready to throw his hat to the crowd as he skims across the 100 meter pond in his winning run during Vail's Pond Skimming Championships in Vail, Colo. on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Conrad won for the men's division.
Willie Roberts lassos a calf and pins it to the ground in 12.3 seconds during the 75th annual Eagle County Fair and Rodeo in Eagle, Colo. on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
David Habluetzel, of Switzerland, soars out of the halfpipe during the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals in Vail, Colo. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Habluetzel finished third with an overall score of 83.23.
A driver travels west on I-70 during a snowstorm in Vail, Colo. on Sunday, May 11, 2014. The Mother's Day storm caused numerous accidents along the Interstate from Silverthorne to Gypsum.
Rob MacDonald competes in the archery competition during the Man of the Cliff event on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Avon, Colo. The Man of the Cliff event is a fundraiser, donating 100% of its proceeds to the local charity First Descents.
EcoFlight, a group of pilots who educate students about the wilderness, flies students on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 over an area in Eagle County where they learned about wilderness areas both existing and proposed.
Dane Jackson, of Rock Island, Tennessee, competes in front of a crowd of hundreds during the GoPro Mountain Games' kayak freestyle finals in Vail, Colo. on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Jackson finished in first place.
Participants in the Pink Vail fundraiser to fight breast cancer ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle's Nest in Vail, Colo. on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Of its 1,625 participants, Pink Vail raised a total of $386,535 which goes directly to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
A stuntman of the Yellow Stunt Team launches over some daring spectators during the Gypsum Daze event in Gypsum, Colo. on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Two skiers have the slopes to themselves on Vail Mountain in Vail, Colo. at the end of the ski season on Friday, April 18, 2014.
An onlooker videotapes stunt pilots flying during the Wheels and Wings airshow in Eagle, Colo. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2014.
Mark McMorris, of Canada, rides a rail during his second run at the Burton U.S. Open Slopestyle Semi Finals in Vail, Colo. on Wednesday. McMorris finished 9th and qualified for the finals which will be held on Friday.
Dane Jackson, of Walling, Tennessee, takes a breath and looks downriver as he paddles through his final run in the Steep Creek Championship at Homestake Creek outside Red Cliff, Colo. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Jackson finished second with a time of 1:43.03.
A bystander watches as smoke billows from charred trees after a fire in Gypsum, Colo. on Sunday June 29, 2014. The fire was at a risk of spreading due to high winds and the county's current drought.
Members of Eagle County's Special Operations Unit, all local officers including two doctors, swiftly move across a parking lot to a staged victim during a training exercise in Eagle, Colo. on Thursday, June 12, 2014.
Kailey Thayer, 7, of Gypsum, Colo., smiles as she receives on her sweatshirt the autograph of Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin in Vail, Colo. on Friday, March 28, 2014. Fans from the valley and around the world officially welcomed home the Olympian with a celebration.
A small crowd braves the rain to watch Remy, a Belgian Malinois, catch the toy thrown by his handler Jon Langdon, of Arveda, during the GoPro Mountain Games' DockDogs Big Air final pro competition at Golden Peak on Sunday, June 8, 2014.
USA's Taylor Gold gets a bird's eye view of the crowd during the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals in Vail, Colo. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Gold took first place with an overall score of 87.63.
CDOT crew detonate a boulder on U.S. Highway 24 that fell during a rockslide on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The slide happened off Battle Mountain between Minturn and Leadville, Colo. around 2:30 a.m.