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Vail Daily column: The core of our ski town

September 28, 2016 — Editor’s note: This column originally ran Oct. 9, 2015. This year’s Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame Induction Gala is Saturday. This year’s inductees include former Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus. For more information, call 970-476-1876. As dress-up affairs go, […]

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Vail Daily column: Frustrated with health care costs

September 28, 2016 — Since the Colorado Senate adjourned, I have divided my time between working on the ranch and spending time with constituents. When I’m not delivering produce to local restaurants or visiting communities across the district, I’m thinking ahead to the 2017 legislative session and what I […]

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Vail Daily column: Schools ready for upgrade

September 28, 2016 — My future wife came to Eagle in 1995 for a job at Eagle Valley Middle School and brought me with her. From that starting point, we have been honored to serve this community for most of our adult lives as it has transformed into an […]

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Vail Daily column: A look at Clinton’s policies

September 27, 2016 — Last week, I detailed and then critiqued Donald Trump’s education policy proposals. For this column, I’ll do the same for Hillary Clinton’s proposals based on an analysis of her website and news coverage of her statements on the issue of education as a candidate. It […]

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Vail Daily column: Forum follies

September 27, 2016 — The Eagle County Republican Party has done its candidates, and county voters, a disservice by declining to send its candidates to an Oct. 6 candidate forum sponsored by the Vail Valley Partnership. The roots of the dispute go back to early spring, but the condensed […]

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Vail Daily column: Rebate important part of Avon deal

September 26, 2016 — The town of Avon is proud to announce that the retail store Sun & Ski, through a public-private partnership, is opening its first retail store in Colorado in the recently vacated Sports Authority space. A sales tax rebate for the initial five years of the […]

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Vail Daily column: R and R and TLC in NYC

September 26, 2016 — The choice was simple: use it or lose it. Purchased at a school auction last fall, and seeing how it was a week’s stay in a private home at 93rd and Park Avenue in New York City, we finally made the obvious choice to use […]

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Vail Daily column: The cost of healthcare

September 25, 2016 — The high cost of health insurance is a topic of concern for everyone, especially me. As the president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, my top priorities every day are improving patient outcomes and controlling the price of health care services for the people […]

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Vail Daily column: Reading books helps us size up sticky situations

September 23, 2016 — Reading books frequently furnishes a clarifying lens through which we view human strengths and weaknesses. Books save us from repeating firsthand adversities others triumph over or endure. Reading helps us learn life’s lessons from characters’ wise choices. Books furnish uncommon common sense as they send […]

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Vail Daily column: It’s time for a community discussion about the Vail Valley Medical Center

September 23, 2016 — Eagle County and the Western Slope are facing a crisis in affordable health care and insurance. Insurance costs for a family can easily run to $20,000 a year, which rivals the annual mortgage payments on a $500,000 loan. Colorado Health insurance rates are set by […]

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Vail Daily column: Looking 50 years ahead

September 23, 2016 — 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 available at […]

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Vail Daily column: Outside Happy Valley

September 22, 2016 — For those that have followed my illustrious career in the Vail Valley, I apologize for my absence. The three of you know who you are. The rest of you truly need to know what I’ve learned (or at least observed) in the past five months […]

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Vail Daily column: Beware Trump’s snake oil

September 21, 2016 — The ’50s were a great time for America. After a devastating global war we emerged largely unscathed. While everyone else was digging out from the rubble, American manufacturing quickly transitioned from bombers and tanks to Studebakers, Maytags and RCAs. Wages rose for many Americans, a […]

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Vail Daily column: Trump’s education policy approach

September 20, 2016 — This summer, I wrote a piece criticizing both major party candidates for the lack of detail on their positions related to Pre-K through grade 12 education policy. As the election draws near and more details emerge, it makes sense to review where both candidates stand. […]

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Ask the voters

September 20, 2016 — After deciding not to ask voters this year for a sales tax to fund early childhood programs, the Eagle County Commissioners have now asked the staff for governmental equivalent of looking under the couch cushions and emptying out the penny jar to find $1.82 million […]

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Vail Daily column: Deplorable baskets of ignorance

September 19, 2016 — How about sacks of xenophobes? Cages of condemnables? Buckets of lamentables? It makes no difference what words are used, as the descriptions apply equally across both sides of the political aisle this election season. Not for all of us, of course, but a select few […]

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Is national anthem kneeling patriotic?

September 16, 2016 — What do U.S. military veterans fight to defend? For the right of Americans to stand when the pre-game National Anthem is played or sung at sporting events? These veterans fought and died to preserve the right to choose whether to stand, sit or kneel during […]

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What will the next 50 bring?

September 16, 2016 — Kudos to the town of Vail as it celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 23. At its beginning, community leaders realized that Vail Mountain was a potential jewel of a ski area but that it needed the supporting infrastructure of a town at its base to […]

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Vail Daily column: Committed to housing solutions

September 15, 2016 — To our mountain communities: With the remarkable population boom in our Colorado mountain communities showing no signs of slowing, almost everyone agrees there is no more pressing issue than workforce housing. Vail Resorts recognizes the important role we continue to play in working closely with […]

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Vail Daily letter: Finding starter homes

September 14, 2016 — On the heels of the latest news on Vail’s housing plan, now is a good time to roll out facts and perspective on the lower end of the non-deed restricted housing market across Eagle County — the niches in the traditional real estate market where […]

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