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Vail Daily column: Educators hone their skills (1)

May 26, 2015 — 

A key part of Eagle County Schools’ organizational strategic plan is following what we call a “professional” model of teaching. Implementing a professional model means focusing on quality before a …

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Vail Daily letter: Dealing with loss (2)

May 26, 2015 — 

Recently my letter to the editor was in the paper. The headline read, “A guide to grieving.” Missing from the article was my contact information. The Grief Recovery Outreach Program …

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Vail Daily letter: Kids these days (3)

May 26, 2015 — 

I’d like to give a salute to the students of the Red Canyon High School. I frequent the Red Canyon Cafe across the street from the school, as do many …

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Vail Daily letter: Important step (4)

May 26, 2015 — 

I would like to thank Congressman Jared Polis following his introduction of the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act. By introducing this legislation Rep. Polis has once again reaffirmed his …

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Vail Daily column: Edwards river project enters final year (5)

May 26, 2015 — 

With the help of schools, businesses and community groups, the Eagle River Watershed Council is in the eighth and final year of community-based restoration along the Eagle River west of …

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Vail Daily editorial: No ‘buts’ about this (6)

May 26, 2015 — 

Here’s some sobering news.A recent poll conducted by YouGov.com, a public-policy research group, shows that 41 percent of Americans support criminal penalties for so-called “hate speech,” defined as disparaging ethnic, …

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Vail Daily column: How to be a witness (7)

May 26, 2015 — 

When you are a witness at trial, the way it works is this: you’re called to the witness stand and sworn to tell the truth. You state your name, address, …

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Improving women’s lives (8)

May 26, 2015 — 

Sharp, stabbing pain lanced through my abdomen, causing me to double over as I grit my teeth and muttered unprintable obscenities. After the birth of my son, these pains routinely …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (9)

May 26, 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 state Sen. Kerry Donovan concluding her first legislative …

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Vail’s summer projects (10)

May 26, 2015 — 

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

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Pay tribute to fallen this Memorial Day (11)

May 26, 2015 — 

Memorial Day started in the South to commemorate the many brave people who fought and died in the Civil War. In time, it became the day to celebrate all of …

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Vail Daily column: McCain’s battle to kill Americans (12)

May 25, 2015 — 

I do believe it is time for Sen. John McCain to finally fade away into the Arizona desert with all the other warmongers who have worn out their potential worthiness.Along …

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Vail Daily column: Nearing 50 without a plan? (13)

May 25, 2015 — 

Managing your money at any age is difficult. When we were young and living at home, it was easier to save money. At this phase of life, bills such as …

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Vail Daily column: Setbacks make us stronger (14)

May 25, 2015 — 

President Obama likes basketball. He plays pick-up games with White House staff. Sometimes, competition stiffens when the president shoots hoops with a pro. The NBA star defensively over-plays the president …

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Vail Daily column: Human displacement (15)

May 21, 2015 — 

North Africa, Mexico, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Guatemala and to some extent, Australia, all have the by-products of colonialism in their histories, that which plagues them all today.In the Mediterranean, we see …

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Vail Daily column: We’ve seen this movie before (16)

May 21, 2015 — 

Now Hillary Clinton is a sweet grandma ready and remade for her next run at the presidency.The tough gal who banished her Bubba to the sidelines and lost to that …

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Vail Daily letter: Too many laws (17)

May 21, 2015 — 

Mr. Kostick’s and Mr. Seabury’s admitted violation of ethics a la Amendment 41 to the Colorado Constitution arouses more sympathy than antipathy. I empathize with both of these public officials …

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A giant step (18)

May 21, 2015 — 

Local high schools this weekend will hold graduation ceremonies for the class of 2016. And yes, that’s a very big deal.For those of us who have been out of school …

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Vail Daily column: Gear up for the great outdoors this summer (19)

May 21, 2015 — 

The Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District is gearing up for another busy field season, and I wanted to take a moment to address a few items before we all get out …

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Vail Daily column: What is a nup? (20)

May 21, 2015 — 

What, exactly, is a “nup?” Well, “nuptial,” actually.The dictionary defines the word as, “of or relating to marriage.” Black’s Law Dictionary concurs, defining it as, “pertaining to marriage; constituting marriage; …

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