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Vail Daily editorial: Avon events scene moving in the right direction

July 25, 2017 — With Nottingham Park and its new-ish, expensive stage, the town of Avon seems primed to take a more prominent role in the Vail Valley's events scene. But the town's history with events has been mixed, to put it charitably. That's why it's good to see […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Please, slow down, merge properly in construction zones

July 18, 2017 — As readers who commute from downvalley are well aware, the Colorado Department of Transportation is fully involved in this summer's project on that part of Interstate 70. The project, expected to last into November, involves bridge repairs, culvert replacement and other work on the highway […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Please, folks, stop using your phones while driving

July 5, 2017 — The young man was headed west out of Gypsum on the frontage road, doggedly driving a good bit slower than the posted speed limit. When finally passed by a loud motorcycle, the young man, startled, looked up from his phone and then quickly back down […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Proposed smartphone ban is extreme nanny-ism

June 21, 2017 — Most people are usually half-joking when they see a problem and say, "There ought to be a law!" Denver-area dad Tim Farnum sees things a bit differently. Farnum has done the legwork to get a ballot proposal ready for a signature drive. The idea is […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Congressman’s shooting raises difficult questions

June 14, 2017 — By now, anyone interested in the topic has seen, heard and read plenty of news and opinion about Wednesday's shooting of U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four other people by a gunman who was then fatally shot by police. As this is written, […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Ready for summer?

June 6, 2017 — You'd better be, because summer begins in a big way this week with the return of the GoPro Mountain Games, set for Thursday through Sunday. This year's action spans the valley, from Homestake Creek to Vail Village, Lionshead Village, Eagle and Minturn. As of late […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Please, don’t be a jerk

May 30, 2017 — We live in tense times, friends. Most of us get along fine most of the time, but it seems shouting too often substitutes for conversation in what passes these days for public discourse, and it's not only on TV news or Twitter, either. The Vail […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Memorial Day is a quiet-ish holiday in Vail

May 23, 2017 — For some time now, holidays in the Vail Valley have been jam-packed with events. It's hard to imagine the Fourth of July, Labor Day, or even the Christmas and New Year holidays without more stuff to do than there is time to do it all. […]

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Vail Daily editorial: You can help stop rumor-spreading

May 16, 2017 — There's a long tradition of "barstool tips" in the news business. As the name implies, a barstool tip is often an alcohol-fueled flight of fancy, like giant, mutant marmots living in the bowels of the Eagle Mine between Minturn and Red Cliff. A barstool tip […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Patience is a virtue when hiring top positions

May 9, 2017 — This editorial has been corrected to more accurately reflect how former Eagle Town Manager Jon Stavney left that job. Word came late last week that the Vail Town Council is essentially starting over in its search for a new town manager. Similarly, members of the […]

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Our View: Chamonix neighborhood lottery a milestone for town of Vail

May 3, 2017 — This is a big week for the town of Vail. This evening, the town will hold a drawing to pick the first buyers of 32 townhomes in the new Chamonix neighborhood in West Vail. Lottery night has been a long time coming. The town bought […]

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Summit County reporter: Clearing the air on Colorado ski deaths (column)

April 27, 2017 — On Feb. 29, 2016, an email arrived to my inbox. It was polite, articulate and exceptionally vulnerable. It requested a response at my earliest convenience, but had the pointed approach of basically asking, "Why haven't you already written a story about my dead son?" I'd […]

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Vail Daily editorial: Hanging Lake episode proves some can’t have nice things

April 25, 2017 — It's usually easy to write newspaper pieces without using profanity. That job is more difficult today, given the topic: Last week's news about graffiti vandals on the Hanging Lake trail. By now you've no doubt heard that someone, or more than one someone, recently laid […]

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Vail Daily column: It’s simple: don’t lie

April 22, 2017 — "Young Christians who speak dishonestly sink into shifting sand of telling white lies, fudging on facts and winking at half-truths," my boyhood preacher warned. Half-truths are pernicious because they are somewhat right but don't tell the whole story. My boyhood pastor drilled into us the […]

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Vail Daily column: First do no harm

April 16, 2017 — Recently my 97-year old father-in-law had his hip replaced after a fall at our home. We called 911 and the response was outstanding. The paramedics took him to Vail Valley Medical Center where he had late-night surgery — again, the patient care my father-in-law received […]

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Concerns exist over Golden Peak project

April 14, 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. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is […]

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Vail Daily column: The myopia of the repeat offender

April 10, 2017 — Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, I inherently believe in the promise of our species. Recently accosted by a surly, disgruntled sort who lamented, in great detail, the failings of our culture, I surprised myself with the vehemence with which I defended humanity. Sure, there […]

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Test your survival skills

April 10, 2017 — Long before I retired I had the opportunity to attend a weeklong training seminar at the University of Michigan. During the week we discussed the many aspects of management and leadership (motivating people, team-building, measuring quality, etc.). One particular exercise stood out and has remained […]

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Vail Daily column: Burning science questions answered — sort of

April 7, 2017 — More than ever, people claim to know a lot more than they do. Google has become a verb synonymous with looking up unknown information and Wikipedia is now the encyclopedia of choice for quick research on any given subject. It seems society is no longer […]

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Vail Daily column: Parking remains a problem

April 7, 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. The electronic version with links to supporting documents is […]

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