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Thistlethwaite: Ballots not bullets

January 23, 2020

Abraham Lincoln famously wrote, in a passionate defense of the Emancipation Proclamation, “It will then have been proved that, among free men, there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet; and...


Romer: Child care’s unintended consequences

January 23, 2020

Child care is a worsening problem and challenge in Eagle County. The local business community continues to express concerns on the impact of child care on employee retention and attraction, with 57% of local businesses...



Letter: More of the same nonsense from Cal Thomas

January 22, 2020

In a Sunday column in the Vail Daily, Cal Thomas criticizes Democrats as “far-left” and “lunatic left” due to their lack of tweet support for Iranian protestors, a la Trump. He wrote: “It’s too early...


Letter: Preserving the bighorn sheep

January 22, 2020

Having been an outspoken critic of the housing project in East Vail on the bighorn sheep habitat, I would like to thank the Vail Town ouncil (and Kim Langmaid in particular) for being united in...


Letter: While Ukraine waited

January 22, 2020

It is interesting that hardly any mention has been made of the number of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians who were killed during the time the U.S. military aid was withheld from Ukraine. Hopefully, that counts...


Letter: Why we continue to march

January 22, 2020

I organized the Vail Women’s March last week in the hope that it would not be necessary to march again in 2021. Like many women, I am weary of waking each day to terrible headlines and...


School Views: In pursuit of dreams

January 22, 2020

Public education has been under political attack arguably since the 1950s. Several ideas came together in the minds of politicians and big business that concluded arguing over education could win elections, enrich shareholders, and influence...


Noble: Every vote really does count

January 22, 2020

My friend Danielle ran for Northglenn City Council in 2017. I followed her campaign on social media as she knocked on doors and connected with voters. What I knew of Danielle I learned from a...



Rankin: Implementing the READ Act

January 21, 2020

On Jan. 8, at 10 am, the Colorado legislature convened the 72nd general assembly. The Colorado Constitution states that the regular session must begin no later than the second Wednesday in January and must adjourn...


Cook: How Vail Health is enhancing access to care

January 21, 2020

Since assuming the role as president and CEO of Vail Health in January 2019, I have stated that our top priorities are addressing the behavioral health crisis and enhancing access to higher-quality, more affordable health...


Haims: Advocating is what matters

January 20, 2020

An advocate is someone who acts or intercedes on behalf of someone else. It is not always easy to know when to advocate or when to speak up for a loved one. However, when the...



Carnes: Diddle in the middle with a fiddle

January 20, 2020

Surprise, surprise: The real impeachment debacle begins Tuesday, officially. Sure, the House has already impeached Trump, and no amount of tweeting — even in ALL CAPS — will ever remove the humbling and bouncing asterisk...


Mazzuca: The new normal

January 19, 2020

A little less than a year ago, Nancy Pelosi said: “… impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down...


Armijo: The definition of insanity

January 19, 2020

A quote that is typically attributed to Einstein states “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” As a success coach, I see many people repeating the...