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Vail Daily column: Snowshoes represent merging of cultures

February 25, 2017 — It is getting to the point in the ski season where the snow is beginning to stack up and the sun is rendering our favorite slopes virtually bulletproof. What this means, is that it's time to take a day off of our world-famous ski hills […]

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Vail Daily column: Public invited to a housing discussion

February 23, 2017 — The failure of ballot issue 1A (workforce housing) doesn't change the fact that people move out of Eagle County when they reach their early 30s and don't stop leaving until their early 60s. It does not change the fact we are losing people in their […]

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Vail Daily column: Eagle Valley Land Trust hosts hike series

February 22, 2017 — Although I have deep family roots in Colorado, I have returned here after growing up in Virginia. One of the main reasons I have made Eagle County my home for the past eight years is I love the scenic vistas and public open space available […]

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Vail Daily column: Hurtling the bar

February 21, 2017 — To become a lawyer, there are certain things somebody has to do. While no particular course of study is required, a four-year college degree is the first step. To get into law school, one must take and do relatively well on the LSAT — the […]

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Vail Daily column: Heart disease can be avoided

February 20, 2017 — I've been told there are three primary learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. I think I'm a visual and kinesthetic learner — I learn by watching and doing. Sometimes, I wish I was more of the auditory type. When my parents told me not to […]

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Stay river-friendly when shoveling snow

February 18, 2017 — Are you a pusher or a scooper? Of snow, that is. With all of the snow earlier this winter you likely have a distinct preference for one or the other. I'll leave it to the medical professionals to advise on proper shoveling techniques. What I'd […]

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Vail Daily column: Beating the winter blues

February 18, 2017 —

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Vail Daily column: Owning investment property easier than you think

February 18, 2017 — Many people have found that owning a rental property is a good way to build up a retirement nest egg or to get tax benefits. With the ever-increasing rents in our area, many long-term rental properties will carry themselves if properly financed and carefully managed […]

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Vail Daily column: Use your tax refund wisely

February 16, 2017 — It's tax time again — which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you're going to get a refund this year, then how can you use the money to your best advantage? Of course, it's always tempting to spend […]

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Vail Daily column: Outdoor Rec Act shows importance of outdoor recreation

February 16, 2017 — When the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act was passed in early December, it gave assurances to Colorado's tourism-dependent economies that America is committed to the outdoor recreation industry — at least to the extent that other industries are acknowledged by the federal government. […]

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Vail Daily column: Change your diet to improve your health

February 13, 2017 — February is Heart Health Month. To what extent would you go to prevent yourself from becoming afflicted by a heart attack, Alzheimer's or cancer? Sadly, most people take little action. When you get home tonight, look around at your family and consider this: • One […]

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Vail Daily column: Isabella hides out

February 12, 2017 — The light from the flashlight's beam glinted off the glossy black of her eyes, subtle enough not to betray her. This was not the first search that she had endured, yet her curiosity and literal childishness caused her to dare the tiniest peek. Isabella's little […]

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Vail Daily column: Romance is in the air for ravens

February 11, 2017 — Romantic and affectionate are not typically terms used to describe ravens, who are commonly associated with mystery and death. However, as we learn more about the lives of these intelligent birds, we find that their social and inner worlds are not only complex, but may […]

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Vail Daily column: How important is Realtor education?

February 10, 2017 — Dear Joan, How important is it that my Realtor keep going to real estate classes all of the time? It seems that lately when I try to locate him, he texts me back that he is in a real estate class, or about to go […]

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Vail Daily column: What a trade war could mean for mortgage rates

February 10, 2017 — There are few economic or political events in the world that don't end up impacting homeowners getting a mortgage. Sometimes they help and other times they hurt. Throughout time, various world banking crisis', economic calamities, trade deals, weather events and political upsets have come and […]

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Vail Daily column: Workforce pipeline efforts key to continued economic success

February 9, 2017 — Vail Valley Partnership's board of governors has identified workforce development as a key strategic priority area. The reality of our rural resort economy raises a variety of important questions, including can we compete for best and brightest employees? Can we maintain and grow our economic and amenity […]

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Vail Daily column: Teen has flourished as a student leader

February 7, 2017 — Are leaders born or made? I recently polled some colleagues and found that many believe it's a combination of the two. This mold fits our Youth Leader Spotlight — Battle Mountain High School junior and Vail Valley native Cameron Jarnot. Having known both of Cameron's […]

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Vail Daily column: The limits of presidential power

February 7, 2017 — At the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month, the new president — who has no history of being a particularly religious person — declared that religious freedom is "under attack." By precisely who, the president kept to himself. Rising on his tippie toes, and declaiming […]

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Vail Daily column: Red Binder System promotes healthy living

February 6, 2017 — Before I start talking about Eagle County's development of Red Binder System, I want to take a moment to inform everyone about an event taking place Wednesday at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Starting Hearts, a local nonprofit dedicated to addressing cardiac health and saving […]

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Vail Daily column: The only constant is change

February 6, 2017 — Heraclitus' philosophy taught us that "change is the only constant in life." Since the "New Dawn" era reached its perceived completion, Vail has stood on a tipping point between sociological wants and business community needs. The proposed Marriott Residence Inn project is a prime example […]

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