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Vail Daily column: Want to grow old in Eagle County? (1)

September 1, 2014 — 

In this third installment, I would like to bring attention to what I believe is the greatest hurdle in being able to permit seniors consider staying, and moving to, Eagle …

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Vail Daily column: Our turn to be extreme (2)

September 1, 2014 — 

What’s the difference between ISIS, al-Qaida, Hamas, Boko Haram, Muslim extremists, Christian extremists, religious extremists of all flavors and terrorists? Spelling. No matter what type of spin you want to …

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Vail Daily column: Thirty ways to simplify your life (3)

August 31, 2014 — 

1. When reheating leftovers in the microwave space out a circle in the middle, it will heat up much more evenly. 2. Use a squeeze-ketchup bottle top (preferably a clean …

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Vail Daily column: Another Labor Day, lacking controversy (4)

August 30, 2014 — 

One of the more curious holidays we celebrate in our country has to be Labor Day. It just hangs in there while other holidays search for identity or are continually …

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Vail Daily column: Bite the hand feeding investors’ pocketbooks? (5)

August 30, 2014 — 

Ironic that the higher the stock market soars, the more critics blame President Obama for a sluggish economy. The president counters, pointing to an overall fiscal trajectory on the right …

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Vail Daily column: The sunflower: A common summer sight (6)

August 30, 2014 — 

As we enjoy the final few weeks of summer here in the Vail Valley, let’s take the time to pay homage to what is unequivocally a primary image of the …

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Vail Daily column: The magic of wild places (7)

August 29, 2014 — 

Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns on wilderness to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. As the fortunate father of four daughters, I’ve tried to …

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Vail Daily column: The sinking (8)

August 29, 2014 — 

Everyone has a special event in their lives that is an anniversary especially for that person. I was very lucky, because I had a very special event occur at approximately …

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Vail Daily column: Land conservation, partnerships, and you (9)

August 29, 2014 — 

A community is made stronger by its members’ ability to work together in partnerships. As the new director of Eagle Valley Land Trust, one of the things that attracted me …

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Vail Daily column: A principled rejection of principles (10)

August 29, 2014 — 

The mere mention of his name causes anger and frustration to flood the brain. Rationality is trying its best to break the surface, but is summarily drowned by the tidal …

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Vail Daily column: What’s the different between deeds? (11)

August 29, 2014 — 

Dear Joan, My real estate agent wrote an offer on a property for me and she told me we should ask for a “general warranty” deed. The seller of the …

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Vail Daily column: Increasing market values may open refi opportunities (12)

August 29, 2014 — 

Since about 2008, many people have had trouble refinancing due to declining market values, even if they were otherwise qualified. While there are loan programs out there for refinances that …

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Vail Daily letter: Re-elect Mitsch Bush (13)

August 28, 2014 — 

I am writing this letter to ask for support in re-electing our state House representative Diane Mitsch Bush. In 2014, Diane worked on legislation that resulted in tax incentives for …

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Vail Daily letter: Protect West Meadow Drive (14)

August 28, 2014 — 

It is time for the town of Vail to put the interest of the taxpayers and community ahead of Vail Valley Medical Center’s plan to use West Meadow Drive as …

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August 28, 2014 — 

Nice piece I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Butch Mazzuca on his completely unexpected lapse into the realm of the literary! While we have been graced with …

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Vail Daily column: Envisioning Vail’s hospital of the future (16)

August 28, 2014 — 

Vail Valley Medical Center has been a cornerstone of this community for nearly 50 years, and in that time, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most advanced mountain hospitals. …

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Vail Daily column: Time to put an end to drunk driving (17)

August 28, 2014 — 

Our community has recently experienced overwhelming tragedy related to impaired driving, greatly impacting our youth and their families, as well as youth-serving organizations that are focused on preventing such tragedies. …

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Vail Daily column: Things have never been worse? (18)

August 28, 2014 — 

The world’s a mess, of course. There’s ISIS busy creating the caliphate nightmare. Who to fight in Syria when the strongest rebels offer an even worse solution than Assad? Here’s …

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Vail Daily column: Work to become a better investor (19)

August 28, 2014 — 

On Monday, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile …

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Vail Daily column: Take on big issues (20)

August 28, 2014 — 

In 1961, President Kennedy laid out his vision to send a man to the moon (and get them home safely) by the end of the decade. The story of JFK’s …

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