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Vail Daily column: The cost of healthcare

September 25, 2016 — The high cost of health insurance is a topic of concern for everyone, especially me. As the president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, my top priorities every day are improving patient outcomes and controlling the price of health care services for the people […]

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Vail Daily column: Reading books helps us size up sticky situations

September 23, 2016 — Reading books frequently furnishes a clarifying lens through which we view human strengths and weaknesses. Books save us from repeating firsthand adversities others triumph over or endure. Reading helps us learn life’s lessons from characters’ wise choices. Books furnish uncommon common sense as they send […]

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Vail Daily column: It’s time for a community discussion about the Vail Valley Medical Center

September 23, 2016 — Eagle County and the Western Slope are facing a crisis in affordable health care and insurance. Insurance costs for a family can easily run to $20,000 a year, which rivals the annual mortgage payments on a $500,000 loan. Colorado Health insurance rates are set by […]

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Vail Daily column: Looking 50 years ahead

September 23, 2016 — The following is an excerpt from a report by the Vail Homeowners Association board of directors. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is available at […]

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Vail Daily column: Outside Happy Valley

September 22, 2016 — For those that have followed my illustrious career in the Vail Valley, I apologize for my absence. The three of you know who you are. The rest of you truly need to know what I’ve learned (or at least observed) in the past five months […]

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Vail Daily column: Beware Trump’s snake oil

September 21, 2016 — The ’50s were a great time for America. After a devastating global war we emerged largely unscathed. While everyone else was digging out from the rubble, American manufacturing quickly transitioned from bombers and tanks to Studebakers, Maytags and RCAs. Wages rose for many Americans, a […]

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Vail Daily column: Trump’s education policy approach

September 20, 2016 — This summer, I wrote a piece criticizing both major party candidates for the lack of detail on their positions related to Pre-K through grade 12 education policy. As the election draws near and more details emerge, it makes sense to review where both candidates stand. […]

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Ask the voters

September 20, 2016 — After deciding not to ask voters this year for a sales tax to fund early childhood programs, the Eagle County Commissioners have now asked the staff for governmental equivalent of looking under the couch cushions and emptying out the penny jar to find $1.82 million […]

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Vail Daily column: Deplorable baskets of ignorance

September 19, 2016 — How about sacks of xenophobes? Cages of condemnables? Buckets of lamentables? It makes no difference what words are used, as the descriptions apply equally across both sides of the political aisle this election season. Not for all of us, of course, but a select few […]

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Is national anthem kneeling patriotic?

September 16, 2016 — What do U.S. military veterans fight to defend? For the right of Americans to stand when the pre-game National Anthem is played or sung at sporting events? These veterans fought and died to preserve the right to choose whether to stand, sit or kneel during […]

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What will the next 50 bring?

September 16, 2016 — Kudos to the town of Vail as it celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 23. At its beginning, community leaders realized that Vail Mountain was a potential jewel of a ski area but that it needed the supporting infrastructure of a town at its base to […]

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Vail Daily column: Committed to housing solutions

September 15, 2016 — To our mountain communities: With the remarkable population boom in our Colorado mountain communities showing no signs of slowing, almost everyone agrees there is no more pressing issue than workforce housing. Vail Resorts recognizes the important role we continue to play in working closely with […]

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Vail Daily letter: Finding starter homes

September 14, 2016 — On the heels of the latest news on Vail’s housing plan, now is a good time to roll out facts and perspective on the lower end of the non-deed restricted housing market across Eagle County — the niches in the traditional real estate market where […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Endorsements, and you

September 13, 2016 — It’s election season, and that means the Vail Daily’s editorial board is about to start interviewing candidates for office and backers of ballot issues. This newspaper’s endorsement process is fairly simple, largely the result of internal conversations, using information from stories about, and interviews with, […]

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Vail Daily column: A rock star in education

September 13, 2016 — If the field of education had the equivalent of a rock star, Sir Ken Robinson would be it. And, through a partnership between the Vail Symposium and Eagle County Schools, this rock star (of sorts) is coming to Eagle County on Oct. 14 at the […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Gail Dunning

September 13, 2016 — You were fortunate if you knew Gail B. Dunning. If you did, you would have experienced her genuine kindness, dignity, gentle grace, determination, fluid intelligence, dry wit, love for Colorado history and natural beauty, endless curiosity, compassion, inspiring courage, integrity and vitality of spirit. Gail […]

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Vail Daily column: Let’s talk climate action

September 12, 2016 — On Wednesday, as well as Sept. 19 and 22, the public is invited to attend open house sessions and provide input on an emerging climate action plan for the Eagle County community. For the past seven months, a group of 30 stakeholders from local towns, […]

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Vail Daily column: Avon is reviewing street changes

September 12, 2016 — I joined the Avon Town Council almost four years ago, and in that time much has been accomplished. One of the first actions taken when I joined council in November 2012 was the creation of the town’s first strategic plan. The two-year plan has since […]

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Vail Daily column: Sit or stand, makes no difference to me

September 12, 2016 — It was hard not to notice at last Friday’s Battle Mountain Husky football game that every player on the field was standing during the national anthem. Then again, the only reason we all seemed to notice in the first place was because of the political […]

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Vail Daily column: Playing dominoes

September 11, 2016 — Whenever I’m asked where the ideas for my commentaries come from I usually respond with one word — “dominoes.” OK, allow me to explain. We’ve all played dominoes at one time or another during our lives, and in many respects we continue playing an iteration […]

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