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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (1)

December 17, 2014 — 

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 what looked like a successful World Cup …

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Vail Daily column: The goose is getting fat (2)

December 17, 2014 — 

You would think that we get the Christmas bug early, living here in the Valley. Vail’s lights are up well before Thanksgiving (maybe they never take them down, now that …

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Vail Daily letter: Not that ‘stupid’ (3)

December 17, 2014 — 

Are the American voters “stupid” in believing in, accepting, passing and enacting the ACA (aka Obamacare)? Judging from Mr. Gruber’s observations and declarations they would be, if the public arena …

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Vail Daily column: The early bird catches the worm (4)

December 17, 2014 — 

The early bird catches the worm ... and some pretty incredible sunrises here in Colorado, too, wouldn’t you agree? I mean is it just me or have the sunrises been …

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Vail Daily editorial: Supply and demand (5)

December 16, 2014 — 

This has been the year when carefully crafted, well-researched construction cost estimates have been blown to smithereens by the law of supply and demand. The latest estimate to fall apart …

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Vail Daily column: Our generous valley (6)

December 16, 2014 — 

The holidays are traditionally a time of giving and consideration of others. That’s why I wanted to take a few moments with this week’s piece to point out some of …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for your support (7)

December 16, 2014 — 

Dear Vail Valley: There is snow in the valley, but for what could have been Tony Bartell’s 31st year in the Vail Valley, he is in his first hometown, Wayland, …

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Vail Daily letter: Great ski shop (8)

December 16, 2014 — 

Women looking for comfort and performance skiing: Last year I purchased a pair of skis from Jeannie Thoren’s Women’s Ski Center. Both Jeannie and Tom worked tirelessly with me to …

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Vail Daily letter: Kostick has done great work (9)

December 16, 2014 — 

I am saddened to read the recent accusation that Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick and board member Doug Seabury have “betrayed the trust” of their constituents by traveling to Florida to …

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Vail Daily column: Lighting up (for) the holidays (10)

December 16, 2014 — 

Like it or not, Colorado is at the prow of a ship creating a very large wake. Following ratification by the voters, the sale and possession of “medical marijuana” was …

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Vail Daily column: Beware of traveling Grinches (11)

December 15, 2014 — 

When it comes to finances, I am what some would refer to as frugal or perhaps thrifty. That female person I’m married to calls it “anal.” But either way, I …

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Vail Daily column: A plan for the cure (12)

December 15, 2014 — 

A couple of months ago was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an organized campaign for the last 25 years. Recently, I spent time with a friend who may have just …

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Vail Daily column: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and civil unrest in America (13)

December 14, 2014 — 

You’ve seen it everywhere lately. Unless you’ve been hiding under an incredibly immense boulder, you’re aware what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri. You’re aware what’s going on in New York …

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Actively Green 2015 ambassador profile: Veronica Moretti (14)

December 14, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is a weekly spotlight that celebrates a local person who works for an Actively Green 2015 participating sustainable business. Name: Veronica Moretti. Job: Director of room operations …

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Vail Daily column: Share our excitement with the world (15)

December 13, 2014 — 

As the holiday season washes over the Vail Valley, I wanted to wish you all a magical holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year on behalf of the entire …

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Vail Daily column: Celebrating with nature (16)

December 13, 2014 — 

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly,” “rockin’ around the Christmas tree,” and “a partridge in a pear tree,” all evoke memories of frosty mornings and saccharine treats. But these …

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Vail Daily column: Presidents challenge do-nothing congresses (17)

December 13, 2014 — 

Often, gripers about others’ mistakes use bluster to cover their own faults. Sitting on hands, their whining stalls corrective action. Who shouts the loudest? House Republicans sound like a chorus …

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Vail Daily letter: A successful year (18)

December 12, 2014 — 

The Family Learning Center appreciates the dedication and hard work of Battle Mountain’s National Honor Society in hosting the successful 2014 Art Battle which was held on Nov. 18. With …

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Vail Daily column: How to choose among Realtor friends (19)

December 12, 2014 — 

Dear Joan, I have several friends that are Realtors and they​ ​​all​ work for different companies. As a matter of fact, a couple of them have worked for two or …

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Vail Daily column: An unforgettable adventure (20)

December 12, 2014 — 

In January of 1946, I was skiing at Badger Pass and staying at the Yosemite Lodge 12 miles away, down in the valley. The accommodations were quite nice. They were …

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