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Vail Daily column: ARMs becoming viable options again (1)

July 3, 2015 — 

Adjustable rate mortgages. ARMs. Hybrid loans. However or whatever you want to call them, loans that do not have a fixed rate for their amortization full term are starting to …

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Vail Daily column: Celebrating 45 years of serving the community (2)

July 3, 2015 — 

Anniversaries are a common thing. Every business has one, and each anniversary is meaningful for that business, from one year to 100 years. It’s an affirmation that you’re doing the …

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Mail-in ballots are better (3)

July 3, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Vail Homeowners Association Newsletter. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail …

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Vail Daily letter: Preserve Red Cliff (4)

July 3, 2015 — 

I live in Red Cliff, a quiet, small town nestled up in the mountain above Minturn. I return home at midnight from work and step out under a blanket of …

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Vail Daily column: Global warming? Ho hum (5)

July 2, 2015 — 

Heat spells have a way of turning conversations to climate change, however briefly and generally as well-worn jokes.Listen closely enough, though, and you might hear wisps of the soundtrack of …

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Vail Daily column: Fourth of July quiz (6)

July 2, 2015 — 

God bless America. We’re celebrating Independence Day in the country we call the U.S. of A. There will be parades in the morning, picnics in the afternoon, fireworks in the …

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Vail Daily column: We should make it easy to get here (7)

July 2, 2015 — 

We should all agree that making it easy for our visitors and second-home owners to get here benefits our community. The fact is, more visitors plus more second-home owners equals …

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Vail Daily column: Continuing Colorado’s legacy of conservation (8)

July 1, 2015 — 

Those who live here know that the sunrise from atop Quandary Peak, the alpenglow of the Gore Range and mountain valleys flush with Columbine are at the core of Colorado’s …

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Vail Daily letter: Be considerate around park (9)

July 1, 2015 — 

Dear neighbors,As the summer season events in the Eagle Town Park begin with Flight Days and the Thursday night concert series, please be considerate of your neighbors who reside around …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (10)

July 1, 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 the Fourth of July, of course, a great …

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Vail Daily column: Now that you’re 18 ... (11)

July 1, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is the fifth part of a six-part series.On turning 18, your rights and legal obligations change regarding matters revolving about sex, partnership and marriage. What is recited …

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Vail Daily column: Keep the learning going (12)

June 30, 2015 — 

Across the country, school is definitely “out for summer”! But this does not (and absolutely should not) mean that learning stops during these fun-filled months for kids. Our kid’s brains …

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Vail Daily letter: Town Council not listening (13)

June 30, 2015 — 

All of the promotional literature said “Vail golf course clubhouse/Nordic center.” When you look at the design, it is a conference center with some space for golf and Nordic operations! …

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Vail Daily column: Are you almost there or are you there? (14)

June 30, 2015 — 

“Almost” — it’s only a six-letter word, but it’s so very important. And its importance and relevance could be situational and maybe it even comes down to our own perspective …

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Vail Daily column: These ships have sailed (15)

June 29, 2015 — 

We can sure be stubborn creatures.Regardless of empirical evidence directly in front of our face, we sometimes are pulled into progress kicking and screaming, doing our utmost best to ignore …

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Vail Daily letter: Perhaps ... (16)

June 29, 2015 — 

Perhaps they didn’t know that the average rainfall for Eagle, Colorado, is less than 11 inches. Perhaps they had not observed that our native vegetation is sagebrush, junipers and native …

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Vail Daily letter: Preserve Meadow Mountain (17)

June 29, 2015 — 

Dear commissioners,By now you will be aware of the out-of-state owners of Battle Mountain’s desire to effect a land swap with Meadow Mountain, owned by the people of America via …

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Vail Daily column: Hearing aids provide quality of life (18)

June 29, 2015 — 

For anyone who suffers from hearing loss, you may be all too aware of the frustration caused to both yourself and the people close to you.Understanding hearing loss may be …

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Vail Daily column: The wet ‘n’ wild West (19)

June 28, 2015 — 

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That’s the way it sometimes feels here in Colorado when the rivers are raging. Colorado’s mountains create the headwaters of four …

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Vail Daily column: Knowing your niche — and expertise (20)

June 28, 2015 — 

The other day, I came across an email from a well-heralded businessman in the valley, known most prominently for owning and operating several successful businesses in the valley. Let’s call …

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