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Vail Law column: The lyricism of the law

April 25, 2017 — I love the language of the law. Despite the inexorable erosion by the common-English movement like a tide against a shore, there is a certain cadence and rhythm, like the play of the Shakespearean tongue laid against the modern. What a world of difference between […]

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Vail Daily column: Starter-home demand exceeds supply

April 25, 2017 — Every few months, it's important to look at the market statistics for non-deed restricted starter homes in Eagle County. The definition of "starter homes" which I have adopted includes those properties meeting these three criteria: provide more than 700 square feet of living space including […]

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Vail Daily column: The mountain’s closed — now what?

April 24, 2017 — Well, the mountain's closed, so what the heck do we do now? There is a chance for snow and/or rain for each of the next 10 days. Of course there is. So golf is out of the picture for a bit, which certainly limits my […]

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Vail Daily column: Trash in rivers affects us all

April 24, 2017 — Driving along Interstate 70 in the springtime as the snow melts, various types of trash can be seen scattered along the grass median. This isn't uncommon for a major highway running through a populated area, but unlike other communities, our roadways run parallel to our […]

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Vail Daily column: Travel and your exercise routine

April 24, 2017 — Spring is upon us and travel season awaits you. The mud season is a great time to escape the Vail Valley and recharge for the summer season. Traveling presents a challenge to your health, though — the abundance of convenient foods and drinks can leave […]

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Another volatile week for the markets

April 24, 2017 — It was another volatile week for stocks, and little wonder, as it was punctuated by mixed earnings news, tumbling oil prices, the run-up to France's presidential election and new questions about the Trump administration's agenda after the president seemed to catch even his own team […]

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Why does snowpack matter?

April 23, 2017 — Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. We all sing it for different reasons. For some, it helps them get into the holiday spirit; for others it gets them excited to ski the pow. Still others may chant it knowing that it will […]

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Dissonance as positive force

April 23, 2017 — I was only unnerved because I watched the doctor's face as he delivered the news. Normally clinically impassive, his increased speaking cadence, wide eyes and general look of dismay signaled that we were about to embark on a scary adventure through the labyrinth of medicine. […]

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Trite talk leaves no historical trail

April 22, 2017 — Ever feel at a loss for a word? Occasionally, we hesitate, leaving blanks in previously smooth-flowing conversation. Then a word sticks to the back of your throat. You're unsuccessful forcing it to the tip of your tongue. Plagued by these verbal hesitancies, we use filler […]

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Homeowners’ concerns about Golden Peak

April 21, 2017 — Part Two: In the past, Vail Resorts and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail have hosted a number of race events at Golden Peak. The club also has rented out the facilities to visiting groups. Rental income funds operational expenses, and if sufficient in the future, […]

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Is investment-related tax freedom possible?

April 20, 2017 — Tax Freedom Day generally falls around this time each year. This is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year, according to the calculations made by the Tax Foundation. So you […]

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Vail Daily opinion: In pursuit of being No. 1

April 19, 2017 — Vail used to be No. 1 a lot in the Ski Magazine annual ranking of western resorts. When we were No. 1, we had fun. We had parades — where we were given larger-than-life, Styrofoam No. 1 index fingers, community leaders were visible, etc. If […]

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Vail Daily column: What is Adopt A Trail all about?

April 19, 2017 — There is no shortage of trail love in the Vail Valley and Eagle County's first ever Adopt A Trail program last summer proved that. Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association spearheaded the program and partnered with the U.S. Forest Service early in 2016 to get the […]

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Vail Daily column: A nation built on words

April 19, 2017 — The United States is a nation built on words. When the first English settlers arrived in North America they drafted the Mayflower compact. Those words organized the colonists into a "civil body politic" for the purpose of drafting "just and equal laws, ordinances, acts …" […]

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Vail Daily column: School calendars always contentious

April 18, 2017 — With the possible exception of whether or not to call a snow day, there is perhaps no issue which presents itself in more of a "lose-lose" dynamic than anything to do with the school-year calendar. Our school district takes a number of steps to mitigate […]

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Vail Daily column: The Dao of flying

April 18, 2017 — Ever feel beat when you fly? Maybe what should have stayed in Vegas didn't. Or you let your LaGuardia down a bit in the Big Apple. Or maybe, according to the modern Dao of flying, a couple of ham-fisted goons in uniform beat the holy […]

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Vail Daily column: Who’s your trainer?

April 17, 2017 — If you're lucky enough to live in Eagle County, then you're equally as lucky to be surrounded by some of the top health and medical professionals in the country. Around every corner there are top notch physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and medical doctors. These people […]

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International news pulls markets lower

April 17, 2017 — Testy diplomatic relations with Russia and then North Korea, as well as some mixed economic news, combined to pull the major indexes lower last week. Investors seeking a safe haven, meanwhile, drove the yield on the 10-year Treasury to its lowest point since last November. […]

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Vail Daily column: Pioneers in our business community

April 16, 2017 — Living out west, and especially in Colorado, we have a lot of exposure to the word "pioneer." From the University of Denver's mascot to state parks and historical sites, the pioneering spirit runs deep in our Colorado culture. Here in the valley, we have our […]

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Vail Daily column: Easter’s truth refutes fake news

April 15, 2017 — Like a dust storm that blurs vision, fake news swirled around the first Easter. Religious governing officials masked what happened to Jesus' body by branding reports about his physical resurrection from the dead as fake news. Stunned guards at the tomb told Jerusalem's officials the […]

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