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Vail Daily column: Rural financing can help local residents

December 2, 2016 — The United States Department of Agriculture defines Eagle County as being rural per our population count. As many Eagle County homeowners can attest to, this can be a big deal when it comes to residential mortgage financing. This rural classification enables Eagle County residents to […]

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Vail Daily column: Can you sell your own house?

December 2, 2016 — ​Dear Joan, My friend thinks he can sell his own house and save thousands in commission. I know you discussed this once before, and he reads your articles, but he must have missed it or has a “selective” memory. He is a bright person and […]

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Vail Daily column: Time for a year-end review

December 1, 2016 — With the holiday season upon us, you may well be busier than usual. However, by spending a few minutes reviewing your investment scenario of this past year, you can see where you’ve been, where you might be going and what you need to do to […]

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Court ruling good news for businesses, workers

December 1, 2016 — There’s good news for local businesses, business throughout Colorado and businesses nationwide: a district judge in Texas recently granted a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations. The overtime rule was scheduled to take effect Dec. 1 and would have raised […]

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The emoluments clause and the president’s office

November 29, 2016 — The current likely recount notwithstanding, Donald Trump is the presumptive president-elect. Although his opponent, Hillary, came with baggage, Trump brings baggage of his own — Gucci with gold-platted clasps, no doubt. Recently, addressing potential conflicts of interest between his business concerns and his new role, […]

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Dewey Park conserved forever

November 28, 2016 — As we anxiously await the snowfall and transition from our summer activities to winter, I have sadly packed away my swim suit and raft to make room for the ski boots and skis in my closet and garage. I love all of the seasons and […]

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Vail Daily column: Pine nuts really do come from trees

November 27, 2016 — ’Tis the season … for pine nuts that is. As we approach the winter holidays here in Colorado, we find that many dishes incorporate pine nuts into their recipes. These vanilla-colored morsels are commercially imported from places such as China or Italy and are very […]

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Vail Daily column: Is your business prepared for the unexpected?

November 27, 2016 — Well here we are. Snowflakes are beginning to fall and it’s already the last week of November. Who would have expected it to take this long? The torturous election season is, well … almost behind us. Who would have expected a finish like that? OK, […]

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Vail Daily column: Can vets get help with home ownership?

November 25, 2016 — Dear Joan, My brother just got back from the Middle East and has now served long enough in the military that he can leave (retire?). I have talked him into coming back to live in Eagle County, but he says he will only come if […]

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Vail Daily column: Federal Reserve policy may change under Trump

November 25, 2016 — While there has been a lot of speculation on how Donald Trump might change the makeup of the Supreme Court, there has been relatively little note taken of how he might change the Federal Reserve Board, which runs the Federal Reserve Bank. The Federal Reserve […]

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Vail Daily column: A time for thanks

November 24, 2016 — The start of a new ski season is a cause for celebration, as we embark on new possibilities and the anticipation of powder days and the energy of full villages, restaurants and businesses. It’s all in front of us and everything is possible. It presents […]

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Vail Daily column: Giving thanks after Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016 — Every year, it seems as though the Christmas music starts earlier and the holiday promotions and advertising start even earlier. I mean, we barely get past Halloween and we are quickly immersed in the chaos of the Christmas holiday. Now don’t get me wrong — […]

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Program launched for young professionals

November 22, 2016 — AVON — Many emerging professionals are looking for the next step to take in their career path. This valley provides excellent opportunities in the hospitality, non-profit and outdoor industries, as well as banking, medical, construction, marketing and others that make up the economic fabric of […]

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Vail Daily column: Finding gratitude in adversity

November 21, 2016 — In last week’s column, we revisited the attitude of gratitude and considered how important it is to be sincerely appreciative for all of our blessings, successes and people in our lives. Showing our appreciation by recognizing and giving thanks for all the people who have […]

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Bond yields continue to rise

November 21, 2016 — The stock market’s post-election rally continued at the beginning of last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaching new highs on Monday and Tuesday to make it four record days in a row. That streak ended on Wednesday and the index finished barely in […]

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Vail Daily column: Financial elder abuse is a problem

November 21, 2016 — Living in the Colorado mountains is good. From Frisco to the Vail Valley and the Roaring Fork Valley to Aspen, we are graced with being surrounded by good people: people of integrity and compassion. This is not the case everywhere though. Last week, my Vail […]

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Vail Daily column: Student keeps life in perspective while traveling the world

November 20, 2016 — With all of the misunderstandings about beliefs and cultures, it’s rather refreshing to meet a local youth with an open mind and respect for diversity. Meet Sarah Cotton, Eagle River Youth Coalition’s Youth Leader of the Month. She believes Muslims are misunderstood. “People have a […]

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Vail Daily column: An opportunity for mediation

November 20, 2016 — As we adjust to the new paradigm resulting from the election, we are still struggling to balance the poles whose swing ushered in such change. We are subsumed by violent protests, physical and verbal attacks — the immature reactions of those who reside in the […]

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Vail Daily column: Look skyward

November 20, 2016 — This is the time of year that we turn our eyes toward the skies, watching for that overcast, gray color that could signal flakes will be flying soon. Clouds have always been a teller of tales. Mountainous structures high above our reach that slowly form […]

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Vail Daily column: Adjustable rate mortgages likely to jump

November 18, 2016 — If you have an adjustable rate mortgage loan you’ve probably grown very complacent about the down side (which is that your rate could go up) because the last several years most adjustable have kept their rates in the 3 percent range, which has been a […]

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