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Vail Daily column: Size of a valley’s heart (1)

September 3, 2015 — 

It felt like the whole community showed up last Friday night at the Eagle Ranch Pavilion.Upvalley, downvalley, teens, millennials, elders, newcomers, folks here since before the ski hills. People I …

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Vail Daily column: Best response to volatile markets? Stay calm (2)

September 3, 2015 — 

In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this …

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Vail Daily column: What’s your value proposition? (3)

September 3, 2015 — 

Everyone is interested in features, the proverbial “bells and whistles” that help differentiate our favorite products or services from the competition. Features focus on what a product or service will …

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Vail Daily letter: Skier safety (4)

September 3, 2015 — 

Kudos to Joe McHugh for raising the alarm on the growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain (Letters to the Editor, Wednesday’s Vail Daily). It is not just a lack …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (5)

September 3, 2015 — 

Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included.HIT: To a problem that’s really not — overflow parking …

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Vail Daily column: Time to lock up guns (6)

September 2, 2015 — 

Tom’s firing was partly my fault. I walked in on something going down between Tom and Bruce. Interrupted, Tom muttered, “I guess some people might consider that sexual harassment” before …

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Vail Daily column: Contributing individually and succeeding together (7)

September 2, 2015 — 

This is so much more than a golf story, so stay with me on this one, OK?You see, one of my favorite things about golf season is having the opportunity …

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Vail Daily letter: Trump as president (8)

September 2, 2015 — 

I must say that the Rev. Van Ens is a source of socio-liberal concepts regarding all things political. “The majority of Americans are too intelligent to elect a president who …

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Vail Daily column: What is an operating agreement? (9)

September 1, 2015 — 

You might reasonably think an operating agreement has to do with doctors, scrubbed-clean surgical suites and anesthesia. You might ponder whether one has something to do with a disclaimer you …

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Vail Daily letter: Protect the night (10)

September 1, 2015 — 

The other night I went out on our deck overlooking Booth Creek Park. It was so dark I saw nothing. Nothing, but the stars and the evergreens and mountains hulking …

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Vail Daily letter: Help wanted (11)

September 1, 2015 — 

Vail volunteers needed. Top four volunteers will receive tickets to almost every Vail event, most with VIP access; TOV gold parking pass; Vail Resorts ski pass; paid family medical benefits; …

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Vail Daily letter: Eliminate death penalty (12)

September 1, 2015 — 

In light of the current events, it is time for Colorado to eliminate the death penalty. I am and I remain a proponent of the death penalty, however, as I …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks, Vail Resorts (13)

September 1, 2015 — 

The Cycle Effect would like to thank Vail Resorts EpicPromise and CME for their generous donation of a 15-passenger Ford E350 van. The Cycle Effect fits into a key EpicPromise …

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Vail Daily letter: Quality vs. quantity (14)

September 1, 2015 — 

Vail faces another threat to the quality of the Vail experience, and that is the serious and growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain in the winter. It appears that …

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September 1, 2015 — 

Quality vs. quantityVail faces another threat to the quality of the Vail experience, and that is the serious and growing problem of safety on Vail Mountain in the winter. It …

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Vail Daily column: How do you define greatness? (16)

September 1, 2015 — 

On the eve of the beginning of this school year, the teaching staff at one of our community elementary schools took an unusual approach to kicking things off. While there …

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Vail Daily letter: Great company (17)

September 1, 2015 — 

It was August of 1980 when I came to work for the Gallegos Corporation. Taking a break from the restaurant industry in the Vail Valley, I took Gerald Gallegos up …

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Vail Daily column: Falling for perspective (18)

August 31, 2015 — 

Why do crazy people hell-bent on suicide feel obligated to murder a few others first? I don’t see what’s wrong with simply eliminating the middle-man and just killing themselves without …

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Vail Daily letter: Something different (19)

August 31, 2015 — 

Some of you may remember the famous lead-in line from the Monty Python series: ”And now for something completely different.” It seems Hollywood knows more about picking presidential candidates and …

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Vail Daily column: Some things to think about (20)

August 30, 2015 — 

The original title of this commentary was “If you like your part-time job, then you can keep it,” but space constraints obliged me to shorten it. Fact: Real job growth …

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