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Vail Daily column: Tough questions, simple answers (1)

September 17, 2014 — 

So the other day, I was part of a circular conversation. You know the kind I mean, right? The conversations that go round and round, circling the airport but never …

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Vail Daily letter: Bettis for coroner (2)

September 17, 2014 — 

Kara Bettis has my vote for Eagle County coroner, for the fourth time. What I know about death investigation is limited as there are many statutory requirements, logistics and legalities. …

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Vail Daily letter: Ironic fundraising item (3)

September 17, 2014 — 

While I do not know Kendra Scott and her family and am truly sorry for their hardship, I was deeply disturbed to read that the auction for the fundraiser included …

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Vail Daily letter: Mitsch Bush for House (4)

September 17, 2014 — 

I have had several opportunities to observe and interact with our state representative, Diane Mitsch Bush, at a variety of different events. I have found Diane to be an accessible …

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Vail Daily letter: Reid killed compromise (5)

September 17, 2014 — 

Reply to commentary by Jack Van Ens, “Don’t strangle compromise,” Sept. 14: This week, Mr. Van Ens attacks Ted Cruz, a conservative freshman senator from Texas. Van Ens implies that …

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Vail Daily letter: Hymes for Avon council (6)

September 17, 2014 — 

Doing the right thing while on the Avon Town Council is not always easy. One reason I am grateful that Sarah Smith Hymes is running for Town Council is that …

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Vail Daily letter: Different impression from interview (7)

September 17, 2014 — 

I also listened to your KZYR radio interview with Eagle County sheriff candidate James van Beek and came away with a different impression of Mr. van Beek than the viewpoint …

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Vail Daily letter: Eagle County deserves better (8)

September 17, 2014 — 

Recently, a friend of mine, Chris Romer, president of Vail Valley Partnership, wrote an article calling on local politicians to rise above political tactics that use baseless, disparaging personal attacks …

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Vail Daily column: Eagle County’s teacher leaders (9)

September 16, 2014 — 

Eagle County Schools is an organization with a longstanding commitment and a lot of experience with teacher leadership. Specifically, over a decade ago Eagle County Schools began implementing a system …

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Vail Daily letter: Partisan move (10)

September 16, 2014 — 

I am a relatively new “transplant” to Eagle County and still am getting acclimated to the political climate of the Vail Valley. However, I cannot stand silent after the local …

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Vail Daily editorial: A bit of good news (11)

September 16, 2014 — 

Given the state of the world right now, we could all use a bit of good news, and there’s some wonderful news right here in our little valley. The folks …

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Vail Daily column: Mediated divorce (12)

September 16, 2014 — 

Rhymin’ Simon famously advised that there were 50 ways to leave your lover. Like a locomotive loaded for bear, Train concurred, holding that there were 50 ways to say goodbye. …

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Vail Daily column: How we grow old (13)

September 15, 2014 — 

With an increased awareness of eating better, physical activity and medical technology, there is little disputing that the average human lifespan has improved. Nonetheless, how we grow old is far …

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Vail Daily letter: Regulating, monitoring marijuana (14)

September 15, 2014 — 

As a mom, I know how important it is to keep our kids safe and healthy. Having raised two children right here in Eagle County, I know the risks for …

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Vail Daily letter: Van Beek for sheriff (15)

September 15, 2014 — 

For the first time in nearly a dozen years, there will be a new Eagle County sheriff in office after the November election. We believe James van Beek is the …

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Vail Daily letter: Harvey for sheriff (16)

September 15, 2014 — 

I am writing this letter in support of Daric Harvey for Eagle County sheriff. I have known Daric for the last three years and have been impressed with the work …

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Vail Daily column: Vail Resorts’ quest for world dominance (17)

September 15, 2014 — 

Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky — try to take over the world!” Around the same …

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Vail Daily column: Election season fables (18)

September 15, 2014 — 

We will be voting this November on not only national and state representatives (Senate, House, Governor, state Senate, etc.), but also a variety of local elections including two board of …

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Vail Daily column: Prepare yourself for the unexpected (19)

September 15, 2014 — 

Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and …

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Vail Daily letter: Vail night life lacking (20)

September 14, 2014 — 

Big “miss” to the loss of Vail Valley nightlife, and the closing of yet another locals-friendly bar before its time, with the closing of Bearfish in West Vail. This joins …

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