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Vail Daily editorial: A job well done

December 6, 2016 — Vail looked a bit dowdy when Stan Zemler came to town in 2003. That look changed, and quickly. Zemler, Vail’s longtime town manager, announced last week he’ll resign in March of 2017. No one has served longer in that often-controversial role. Zemler’s departure means Vail […]

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Vail Daily column: Dear President-Elect Trump

December 5, 2016 — The first president I remember was JFK. The memory was my mom and I watching the funeral procession on TV from our house in North Dallas. I was 4. Although staunch Republicans (I’m pretty sure Democrats were illegal in Texas at that point), my mom […]

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Vail Daily column: Thoughts, notions and ideas

December 4, 2016 — • Trust is something that once lost or betrayed can never be restored to the same measure. Too many of us learn that our acts of deception are irrevocable; they may be forgiven, but not forgotten. • Children come into this world filled with a […]

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Vail Daily column: Process raises questions

December 2, 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: Stand by our town’s principles

December 1, 2016 — I was shocked by the headline in the Nov. 20 issue: “Town of Vail officials tour nearby federal lands which council could use for housing.” A land exchange company has already been hired and have already selected United States Forest Service parcels bordering Vail that […]

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Vail Daily column: Help move the needle

December 1, 2016 — The new movie “Suffragette” tells the story of a working-class British woman who fought for her right to vote in 1919. But the right to vote was not what motivated her. Her horrifying personal experiences as a laborer and a mother drove her to protest […]

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Vail Daily column: Exciting projects in Avon

November 30, 2016 — The town of Avon will be conducting a public hearing on Monday and Dec. 13 for a newly-planned hotel. The new 142-room hotel is proposed on Lot B, between the Avon Center and the new Town Hall. It will front the Main Street Mall, and […]

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Vail Daily column: Safety is top priority

November 29, 2016 — This week in Chattanooga, funerals are underway for the children who perished in the horrific school bus crash there last Monday. Of the 37 students who boarded bus 366 that afternoon, six have died, three are in critical condition and two are now in fair […]

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Vail Daily editorial: More, please

November 29, 2016 — The snow has finally begun to fall — thank heaven. Our long, snow-fallow fall has revealed once again that, as much as we try to work around nature’s pesky unpredictability, our valley’s success is still tied to the weather. There are some things we do […]

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Vail Daily column: Did our educators do their jobs?

November 27, 2016 — When President-Elect Donald J. Trump became the fifth person in American history to win the presidency while losing the popular vote, America’s educators were given a golden opportunity teach our young people an invaluable lesson in American history. But instead of using the election as […]

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Vail Daily column: None to thank but yourself

November 26, 2016 — Her marriage having grown stale and thankless, Elizabeth Gilbert felt like a dried prune. Vital juices had been sucked out of her life. Gilbert ditched her husband and traveled the globe, searching for a voice. She wanted to hear what makes life jell and grants […]

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Vail Daily column: Save the Dreamers

November 25, 2016 — The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was established by President Obama in 2012. This is a form of immigration relief designed to shield certain young undocumented immigrants from deportation, and grant them temporary permission to study and work in the United States. It does […]

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Vail Daily column: Fiddling with open spaces

November 25, 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: Breaking the cycle

November 24, 2016 — With a rate of 8.5 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age, few countries in the world have rates as low as the Netherlands. However, 60 years ago, the Netherlands had one of the highest birth rates in Europe. A tiny country, it was justifiably […]

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Vail Daily column: Plant seeds of Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016 — My uncle’s Thanksgiving Day prayer sounded bloated, like the stuffed turkey on our dining room table. As a boy, I cringed when this uncle offered wordy prayers. Having lots for which to be thankful, he left few blessings unmentioned. When my uncle ended his long-winded […]

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Vail Daily column: Closely watching new board

November 22, 2016 — The results of the 2016 election brought seismic and unexpected shifts to the political landscape. One lesser known but educationally important change was with the Colorado State Board of Education, which shifted partisan control from Republicans to Democrats for the first time in nearly 50 […]

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Giving thanks

November 22, 2016 — There can be years when it seems it’s hard to approach Thanksgiving in a truly thankful manner. Personal or community setbacks or misfortune can put a damper on what’s supposed to be a time of reflection and gratitude. This may seem like one of those […]

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Vail Daily column: Thankful for Vail friends

November 21, 2016 — It’s corny and predictable this particular week to write a column about whatever I happen to be thankful for, so in order not to ruin anyone’s faux perception of moi, this is exactly what I am doing. Sort of. I am writing from the third […]

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Vail Daily column: The sky isn’t falling

November 20, 2016 — How many of us remember the childhood story of “Chicken Little” who famously said, “The sky is falling!” after being plunked on the head by an acorn that fell from a tree? If you recall, in her hysteria, Chicken Little told Henny Penny, who in […]

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Vail Daily column: We won, you lost, deal with it

November 19, 2016 — Three years ago when Republicans were battling President Obama over the debt ceiling and a government shutdown, the president said, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” That is what […]

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