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Vail Daily column: Things for first-time homebuyers to consider (1)

February 12, 2016 — 

Recently, I was invited to participate in the open house that the town of Vail sponsored in order to show potential homebuyers in the Chamonix development some of the town’s …

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Vail Daily column: Acquisition of land leads to confusion (2)

February 12, 2016 — 

Dear Joan, I acquired a piece of land in another state through an accidental investment. I gave the original owner a loan, and I ended up owning the property when …

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Vail Daily column: River parks create sense of community (3)

February 12, 2016 — 

It’s easy to get distracted by the economics of the Eagle River Corridor Plan recently proposed by the town of Eagle. Easier still to confuse the intangibles and the unknowns …

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Vail Daily letter: The blind side (4)

February 12, 2016 — 

In response to the most recent Vail Daily letters to the editor, there seems to be an unfortunate disconnect between some of our snow boarders and skiers .Our family are …

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Vail Daily letter: Share your opinion (5)

February 12, 2016 — 

On Monday night, to a room filled with haters, undecideds and supporters, Tim McGuire carefully presented a well-detailed development plan by Crave Community Co. to a Minturn town councilman (George …

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Vail Daily column: Checking out, catching up (6)

February 11, 2016 — 

Last week, my wife and I traveled in time as well as space.We traced our route to the Sierra and northern coast of California to the beginning of my newspaper …

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Vail Daily letter: Stick with Forest Service (7)

February 11, 2016 — 

I am staggered by the boldness of Battle Mountain Development Co., now Crave Community Co., to again propose a Meadow Mountain land swap. Eagle County residents and the Forest Service …

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Vail Daily letter: My choices for Eagle-Vail (8)

February 11, 2016 — 

Do we really want Eagle-Vail looking like every crowded mountain town in Colorado or are we going to protect our invaluable assets and say “no” to the planned destruction of …

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Vail Daily letter: Bustang is great (9)

February 11, 2016 — 

The Bustang is a great way to go to Denver. It is a very reasonable and clean way to travel. Hop on with a fresh coffee and enjoy the ride …

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Vail Daily column: Economic growth as a campaign platform (10)

February 11, 2016 — 

Winter bookings and lodging occupancies are holding their own and ended slightly higher in December and January, as consistently good snow and steady demand have mitigated increasingly volatile economic news. …

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Vail Daily column: Sending financial Valentines to loved ones (11)

February 11, 2016 — 

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went to gifts with short shelf lives, such as …

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Vail Daily letter: Accountability needed (12)

February 10, 2016 — 

I was hit from behind at Vail today by an out-of-control skier who was going way too fast down Expresso without having the ability to slow down and/or stop. I …

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Vail Daily letter: Let’s open a dialog (13)

February 10, 2016 — 

It is to my dismay that yet another letter has been written and published on the topic of “dangerous snowboarders” describing us as “super-charged young adults on flying missiles.”While I …

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Vail Daily letter: Eagle-Vail needs new leadership (14)

February 10, 2016 — 

Do you wonder why Eagle-Vail property values lag the rest of the Vail Valley? The location is so convenient and we have great open space backing up to the National …

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Vail Daily column: A great asset for valley (15)

February 10, 2016 — 

After serving in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division, I moved to Vail in the fall of 1971. Back then, providing healthcare to our locals and guests was challenging. Interstate …

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Vail Daily column: Changing your name in Colorado (16)

February 9, 2016 — 

OK, so you want to change your name. That ugly moniker your parents stuck you with no longer fits. Or, maybe, it’s just time to upgrade your tarnished image. Maybe …

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Vail Daily column: Finding better measures (17)

February 9, 2016 — 

Last week, Brandon Busteed, executive director for Gallup Education (an extension of the famous public opinion polling and research organization) spoke to a group of school administrators in the Denver …

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Vail Daily letter: Like a parody skit (18)

February 9, 2016 — 

The older I get the more life seems to be a Saturday Night Live parody skit. In Sunday’s Vail Daily, the Rev. Jack Van Ens wrote a column that mightily …

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Vail Daily column: Pride wins the Super Bowl Of sin (19)

February 8, 2016 — 

The Donald trumpets his tune. In bold letters he titles it “Trump.” The sound of this word proudly fills his universe. When FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly horned in, Trump …

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Secret life of pine martens (20)

February 8, 2016 — 

If you’ve had the opportunity to explore the trails this season, then you have probably seen a network of footprints decorating the blanket of snow around our valley. Although winter …

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