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Vail Daily column: Possibility thinking’s pitfalls (1)

April 18, 2015 — 

Televangelist Robert Schuller, who died at 88 years on April 2, offered what many Americans want from Christianity. From the Crystal Cathedral near Disneyland, Schuller hosted on Sunday mornings the …

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Vail Daily column: Watch for raccoons to emerge this spring (2)

April 18, 2015 — 

Raccoons (Procyon lotor) have been a part of our livelihood and pop culture for a while — Meeko was Pocahontas’s faithful sidekick; Rocket Raccoon is one of the Guardians of …

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Vail Daily column: Testing madness hits the golden dome (3)

April 18, 2015 — 

There are a number of testing bills being considered by the Colorado Legislature this year. Some of these take significant steps to roll back the testing system in the state …

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Vail Daily column: Local teen is a positive peer leader (4)

April 17, 2015 — 

Young leaders have great foresight and are a tremendous inspiration for the next generation. They have the ability to see with a couple of year’s hindsight the challenges that their …

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Vail Daily column: Sounds of the night (5)

April 17, 2015 — 

We had dinner last night in a new restaurant owned by a good friend of mine. It was so loud that I had to get up and sit on the …

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Vail Daily letter: Obama the straw man (6)

April 17, 2015 — 

Pat Mitchell’s hypothetical musings (Letters to the Editor, April 1) of Obama’s “America of 2016” struck a chord — “for whom does the bell toll,” just who does Obama represent? …

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Vail Daily letter: Unenforceable measures (7)

April 17, 2015 — 

Many years ago, my father told me that the road to hell was paved with good intentions. With that in mind, the Colorado Legislature is considering a bill to ticket …

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Vail Daily column: What does it take to buy a home? (8)

April 17, 2015 — 

Dear Joan, What does it take to buy a property? How much money​ do you need to put​ down and do you have to have a year-round job? A friend …

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Vail Daily column: One late payment can make a difference (9)

April 17, 2015 — 

Now that we are in the offseason (though it’s a shadow of its former self many years ago, when literally the valley did shut down for a couple of months), …

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Vail Daily column: Gobbling on fossil fuels (10)

April 16, 2015 — 

My theory about the future goes like this: We don’t know what we don’t know. So we go by what we do know.That means we look in a rearview mirror …

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Vail Daily column: Fire district looks to future with Avon plan (11)

April 16, 2015 — 

We would like to take this opportunity to respond and to clarify several points that were made in the March 10 Vail Daily editorial. We are retired firefighters with 55-plus …

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Vail Daily column: How to be an “environmental” investor (12)

April 16, 2015 — 

Next week, we observe the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has inspired millions of people to take action to improve the environment. But …

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Vail Daily column: Vail Valley means business (13)

April 16, 2015 — 

The mountains — and certainly the Vail Valley — attract a certain type of person. Our local population comes from everywhere, and a few are fortunate to have been raised …

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Vail Daily letter: Help prevent child abuse (14)

April 15, 2015 — 

Research shows that parents who have support from their families, friends and community have an increased chance of creating environments that are safe and healthy for children. April is Child …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (15)

April 15, 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.MISS: From reader Brett Johnson “to reader Reid Griebling, who …

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Vail Daily column: Steps to repair mistrust (16)

April 15, 2015 — 

“Don’t want to get shot by the police, don’t commit a crime” appeared on my Facebook wall recently. Tell that to Michael Bell’s family. He did not commit a crime. …

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Vail Daily column: Our attitude at work (17)

April 15, 2015 — 

Have you ever noticed the people who love what they do? I mean, they are usually smiling, happy and seem like they could spend all day and night working. They …

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Vail Daily column: Testimony for taxpayers (18)

April 14, 2015 — 

It’s April 15. Do you know what your tax money is doing? Public expenditures are a big chunk of people’s lives. Government spent $47,568 per family last year, according to …

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Vail Daily column: What the Constitution says (19)

April 14, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is the 16th part of a series.So here we are. We have reached the end of the Constitution. For now at least. For as you know, there …

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Vail Daily column: Purging a few random thoughts (20)

April 13, 2015 — 

For the last 16 years I have kept a file, a log of sorts, containing words, phrases, sentences and such that either caught my eye somewhere or simply popped into …

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