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Vail Daily column: GOP Cruz’n for a bruisin’ (1)

March 30, 2015 — 

Come on GOP, you simply must do better.Enabling the male version of Sarah Palin to be your first ring toss for 2016 is like allowing Mohammad Atta’s brother to pilot …

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Vail Daily letter: Pulling aside the curtain (2)

March 30, 2015 — 

Some 20 years ago as the Internet was beginning to come into popular use, I asked a good friend and very successful businessman what he thought the impact of the …

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Vail Daily letter: Fun activity (3)

March 30, 2015 — 

I live in Vail and work for the town of Vail. I’m here from Ohio. My high school friend from Ohio lives down in Alamosa and works at the college …

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Vail Daily column: Everything that can happen (4)

March 29, 2015 — 

I had stepped into a crosswalk a thousand times before. You’re always told to look both ways as a kid, and as far as I can remember, I did. The …

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Vail Daily letter: Going nowhere, indeed (5)

March 29, 2015 — 

Claire Noble’s Thursday column, “Race talks going nowhere” was a perfect illustration of why race talks (what race talks?) in general may be going nowhere. Ms. Noble is unwilling to …

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Vail Daily letter: Incredible experience (6)

March 29, 2015 — 

Dear Vail community,Just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to ski for the first time since losing my legs while serving in Iraq. I was one of the …

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Vail Daily column: Roll up life’s red carpet (7)

March 28, 2015 — 

“Walking the red carpet” functions as the iconic metaphor for achieving success. When a nation’s leader receives dignitaries on official state visits, a red carpet is rolled out. Gleaming black …

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Vail Daily column: Partnership connects families with nature (8)

March 27, 2015 — 

Connecting children and families to nature and creating a unique summer experience bring Vail Resorts, the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy together for an epic project. With passion …

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Vail Daily column: The big red truck (9)

March 27, 2015 — 

In the spring of 1950, I was surfing at San Onofre when a friend named Burrhead drove up in a shiny brand-new Chevrolet panel delivery truck. It was the perfect …

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Vail Daily letter: Immigrants help serve and protect (10)

March 27, 2015 — 

As a police chief in Vail, I support legal immigrants being able to help serve and protect their communities (“Police departments hiring immigrants as officers,” USA Today, March 21).Legal immigrants …

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The speed of life (11)

March 27, 2015 — 

Old age creeps in, wrinkle by gray hair by colleagues the same age, then younger than your children.You reminisce your own 20s by email with the diaspora from high school, …

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Vail Daily letter: Opportunity for GOP (12)

March 26, 2015 — 

I am an independent voter, but with impeccable family Republican DNA. Consider my mother voted and actively supported the GOP presidential candidates from the first time women could vote in …

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Vail Daily letter: Successful Pink Vail (13)

March 26, 2015 — 

Looking out into the sea of pink in Vail on Saturday, one word kept coming to mind: Community. We have so many people to thank for making Pink Vail such …

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Vail Daily column: Race talks still going nowhere (14)

March 25, 2015 — 

I hate to say I told you so, but remember back in December when I suggested that an open and honest exchange of views about race in America was all …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (15)

March 25, 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 state taking steps to better coordinate ski …

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Vail Daily column: Finding talented teachers (16)

March 24, 2015 — 

Last week, I wrote about the importance of talent in building a great educator workforce and that perhaps the most important thing any organization can do to build up its …

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Vail Daily letter: The candidate we need (17)

March 24, 2015 — 

Well, there they go again as Ronald Reagan was fond of saying — the majority of the attendees the recent CPAC conference set up their familiar howls of a belief …

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Vail Daily editorial: Waiting for trucks (18)

March 24, 2015 — 

A member of this newspaper’s editorial board drove from the Vail Valley to the Greeley area recently and had something that doesn’t quite rise to the level of an epiphany, …

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Vail Daily column: What the Constitution says (19)

March 24, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is the 13th part of a series.The 15th Amendment is the last of the Reconstruction Amendments which followed swiftly on the heels of the Civil War. The …

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Vail Daily column: Another self-serving milestone (20)

March 23, 2015 — 

Sitting in a lonely hotel room far from home, I found myself seriously contemplating just exactly what it is that has transpired over the last eight years.“But I thought you …

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