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Vail Daily column: Taking care of government business

January 21, 2017 — Reporters grill NFL players on playoff teams about what it takes to win the Super Bowl. Gridiron stars respond with cliches: Take one game at a time; control all three football phases — offense, defense and special teams; score in the red zone; and take […]

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Vail Daily column: Just sayin’

January 20, 2017 — Have you ever wondered about the origin of old sayings or how they worked their way into the lexicon? Just for fun I thought I’d take the time to examine a few that are in common use today. • Don’t throw the baby out with […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Ellen Marie Norgard, 1926-2017

January 20, 2017 — Ellen Marie Norgard, 90, passed away in her home on Jan. 9. Ellen was born in Fremont City, Wisconsin, on March 22, 1926, to parents John and Ella Leonhard. She attended Lake Geneva High School in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Ellen married Elmer Norgard (1923-2013) April […]

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Vail Daily column: Taking the community’s pulse

January 20, 2017 — The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the largest youth behavioral assessment in the state. It measures what teenagers see and feel, how they act, or react, and why. The survey has been administered by Eagle River Youth Coalition, in partnership with schools in Eagle County, […]

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Vail Daily column: Trying a different way

January 20, 2017 — Some years ago, a friend of mine wrote a book titled “The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We’ve Never Tried It That Way Before.” It is about what he regarded as the entrenched bureaucracies in his denomination that are reluctant — even hostile […]

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Vail Daily column: Paycheck power outage

January 19, 2017 — An American paycheck is a mighty thing. For six and a half billion of the world’s seven billion people it is an everyday fantasy. American institutions want a piece, too. It is best for them if they can snag a chunk before workers recognize the […]

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Vail Daily column: Coming out as an atheist

January 18, 2017 — “Someone you know wants you dead.” My first thought was that could be a lot of people. I was a bit alarmed but curious just the same. I was disappointed when I discovered this was just an innovative gambit by Nigerian spammers attempting to extract […]

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Vail Daily column: Education under Trump

January 17, 2017 — Friday is Inauguration Day for President-elect Donald Trump. While the day will almost certainly present celebrations and protests, a non-violent transition of power is a hallmark of a stable democratic republic. Last week, I discussed President Obama’s education legacy. Now, we can turn attention to […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Good grief

January 17, 2017 — While people complain loudly and often about our nation’s system of elections, that system actually works pretty well, mostly. But here’s another complaint: Can we please stop stretching out the next election cycle to the barely-cooled heels of the one just past? State Sen. Mike […]

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Vail Daily column: Show, don’t tell

January 17, 2017 — It is traditional in the first year of law school that the 1-Ls (first year law students) form study groups. This is the same theory as silvery minnows huddling together in schools; strength in trembling numbers. In any event, my small study group included Paul […]

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Vail Daily column: Stick to your New Year’s resolutions

January 16, 2017 — I am launching a campaign against your spare tire today. Have you already forgotten? You made a resolution a few weeks ago. Are you waning already? Every new year, masses of people attempt to resolve fitness deficits that elude them. Historically, the ancient Babylonians were […]

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Vail Daily column: Make sure you read the fine print

January 16, 2017 — I woke up New Year’s Day with a scratchy throat. No hangover, mind you, as I only had two brews the night before down at the Gore Range Brewery, which is where I hang my hat most of the time. If I wore hats, that […]

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Vail Daily column: Dealing with Putin

January 16, 2017 — In 1966, Abraham Maslow said, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Today this concept is commonly referred to as “Maslow’s Hammer,” a reference to the over-reliance on a […]

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Vail Daily column: Why white evangelicals spurned Martin Luther King

January 14, 2017 — Martin Luther King counted on Southern white evangelicals to back him, but they largely spurned his ministry of racial justice. In his 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” incarcerated there after spearheading anti-segregation bus protests in Montgomery, Alabama, King expressed shock. He assumed white evangelicals […]

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Vail Daily column: Phenology: A winter hobby

January 14, 2017 — When I was in college, there was a large dry erase calendar on the wall in the biology department hallway. Students, faculty and staff used the board to record their observations of the natural world as events on specific days of the calendar. Some of […]

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Vail Daily column: Obama’s farewell address a campaign rally in disguise

January 13, 2017 — Barack Obama formally ended his presidency the way he came in, talking to adoring fans about how lucky we are to have him in our lives. Indeed, given the hand-wringing over how Obama’s successor is all about entertainment and theatrics, it was somewhere between ironic […]

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Vail Daily column: Issues of concern in Vail

January 13, 2017 — Editor’s note: 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 […]

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Vail Daily column: Obama’s education legacy

January 11, 2017 — As our nation transitions power from the Obama to the Trump administration, this is both a time to look back and look forward to what may be on the horizon when it comes to federal education policy. President Obama entered office in January of 2009 […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Who’s the boss?

January 11, 2017 — Humans don’t have fur or fangs — mostly. That means we have to rely on our brains for survival. That generally tends to work pretty well. But sometimes nature lets us know we aren’t really in charge. Nature has asserted itself pretty forcefully lately. If […]

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Vail Daily column: Fight against a fearful future

January 6, 2017 — Fear corrodes positive attitudes like century-old water pipes spewing lead poisoning. As 2017 begins, the U.S. is on edge. Some college students fear being expelled because they’re not citizens. Immigrant parents shiver at threats of federal marshals’ raids to export them. U.S.-born children are alarmed […]

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