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Esson: Sophie’s choice: Wildlife preservation or workforce housing? (column)

September 18, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. A 22-year resident of East Vail, now since 2013 residing in West Vail, I became an active advocate for workforce housing in the early 1990s while working inside for the Vail Ski School and […]

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Wissot: How Texas changed my perspective on Trump supporters (column)

September 18, 2017 — I saw the same images you did: Torrential rains turning streets into rivers, people scrambling onto rooftops for safety, helicopters lowering baskets into lakes that once were land to rescue men, women and children trapped in the swirling waters. But more than anything else, I […]

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Carnes: President Jekyll or Mr. Hyde: Many sides of Donald Trump (column)

September 18, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Imagine attending last week's Oktoberfest in Vail Village and all they served was Bud Light and All-American hot dogs. "But it's a German beer and food festival!" we'd shout in shock and confusion. Sure, […]

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Norton: When the mirror talks back what is it telling us? (column)

September 17, 2017 — Typically the first person we greet each morning is ourself. Whether we are washing up, brushing our teeth, shaving, putting on some makeup or combing or brushing our hair, our first interaction is looking straight into our own eyes. We may be thinking about the […]

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Cartier: No need to panic about DACA (column)

September 17, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is, by its very name, an action that was "deferred" by Congress; basically doing what they do best — passing the buck. It was deferred in 2012, and […]

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Van Ens: Constitutional speed bumps slow Congressional pace (column)

September 16, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Our nation's founders signed our Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia. They intentionally placed speed bumps in our nation's founding document. Presenting Thomas Jefferson in period costume to schools, libraries, service groups and […]

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Willing: Thank the moon for life as we know it (column)

September 15, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Question: How does a procrastinating, crowd-averse father get his family from Edwards into the path of totality for the 2017 total eclipse? Via Denver and Interstate 24? Heaven forbid. Back roads to Casper? No […]

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Driscoll: It’s the end of ‘today’ in the Vail Daily (column)

September 14, 2017 — Like most things in our Minturn apartment, the bookcase is multipurpose. It displays framed photos alongside a collection of Oktoberfest steins from the past decade and various other knickknacks. The books are relegated to the bottom shelves, stacked two deep in most places, with a […]

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Rankin: The SAT is high-stakes testing for Colorado students (column)

September 14, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. During the August board meeting of the State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education released the Scholastic Aptitude Scores for 2016-17. The SAT is a standardized test that is administered by the […]

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Eagle County Schools superintendent: Despite DACA announcement, we continue to focus on learning for all students

September 13, 2017 — Editor’s note: Late Wednesday, Sept. 13, Democrats said they reached a deal with President Donald Trump to protect 800,000 young immigrants from deportation. Every week, I visit schools and get to see our students in action. The teenagers soon to be venturing out into the […]

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Eagle County Sheriff van Beek: The bad guy is arrested. Now what?

September 13, 2017 — An attack happens. You are traumatized. The police are on the scene immediately, and the questions keep coming. Can you remember what he was wearing? You think, no, I was busy fighting for my life. The hospital wants your medical history; do you have any […]

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Johnson: ‘Angst’ film screening educates parents about youth anxiety (column)

September 12, 2017 — In the recent Time article "Why the kids are not alright: Anxiety, depression and the modern adolescent," it's important to know that our Happy Valley isn't immune to this alarming trend. According to our biennial, Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which we will be administering again […]

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Column: New developments on the horizon for the Eagle Mine

September 12, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Longtime residents of the Eagle Valley remember a time nearly 30 years ago when the Eagle River ran orange. Linda Jones, who worked at Battle Mountain High School, would pass by the river and […]

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Tipton: August district work period brought discussions of health care, opioid epidemic (column)

September 11, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Over the month of August, my team and I traveled more than 1,700 miles across the 3rd Congressional District and state of Colorado, making more than 30 stops to discuss the most pressing issues […]

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Carnes: How do you keep a house spotless when you’re trying to sell it? (column)

September 11, 2017 — It's a simple question with a simple answer: Put it on the Happy Valley real estate market. Yes, we're moving. Wait, before a few of you get too excited in hopes that I'm following Butch Mazzuca into weekly commentary oblivion, not to worry, as we're […]

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Norton: Are your news sources overwhelming you? (column)

September 10, 2017 — It would probably be easy to read a little bias into today's column since I am a writer here, so please don't judge too harshly. With more than 1 billion users, and in some reports showing the numbers are getting close to 2 billion people […]

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Murphy: Why are commissioners trying to hide evidence in Lodge at Cordillera case? (column)

September 9, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Eagle County must have commissioners, and a county attorney, who are honest, impartial and follow the law. Unfortunately, our commissioners are using every procedural ploy to try to block evidence from being included in […]

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Van Ens: Stories shape our nation’s identity (column)

September 9, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Families share stories at reunions. Children reminisce about favorite family vacations. A parent remembers a past holiday gathering. Another family member recollects the aroma of Grandma's apple pie. Memories shape family identity. Similarly, dominant […]

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Vail Homeowners Association: Geological issues with East Vail housing proposal

September 8, 2017 — Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a report by the Vail Homeowners Association board of directors. The association keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the Vail community. Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. […]

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Lodge owner: Cordillera Lodge argument is about addiction, nothing more (column)

September 8, 2017 — Editor's note: This column was submitted in response to Thomas Wilner's Saturday, Aug. 26, column, "Vail ruling on notification rights for property owners gets it right." Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Mr. Wilner would like to have readers believe that the […]

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