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Thistlethwaite: The guns of August

August 24, 2019

In the bloody August of 2019, at least 31 people were killed in mass shootings in one weekend. So far, in 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks gun violence, 263...


Leonard: Questioning Jesus as an alcoholic atheist

August 24, 2019

“My 5-year-old daughter used to pick up her toys and go to her room when she heard my car pull into the garage. She was scared of me.”  Those were some sobering words that Lee Strobel...


Letter: Thanks from Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival

August 23, 2019

On behalf of the organizing committee for the 10th Annual Eagle Mushroom and Wild Food Festival, we wish to thank our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and committee members who helped to make this the largest, and...


Voboril: Wanderlust and the comforts of home

August 23, 2019

With a faint chill in the morning air, kids rowdy in school buses, and bear scat on the trails, we are in the crescendo of our short and precious summer. The relative peace of shoulder...




Letter: If clean is good, 100% clean is best

August 22, 2019

Kudos to Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes for her column in the Vail Daily, How Avon is taking action on climate change and the town of Avon for all the things being done locally, and in...


Romer: Community growth is an opportunity, not a threat

August 22, 2019

Growth is a good problem to have, as the saying goes. But, for some communities, it can be a concept that causes friction and resentment — particularly when residents perceive it as not benefiting society...


Letter: Sharyl Attkisson responds to claims

August 22, 2019

A viewer drew my attention to a false and damaging comment one of your readers apparently made about me in a letter to the editor.Someone named Charlie Allen wrote: Sharyl Attkisson is an anti-vaxxer who has...



Letter: Wake up, Edwards

August 21, 2019

Hello Edwards … Rome’s mayor bans a McDonald’s from opening near an ancient site. The official determination was: Just too much — wrong place to build and not necessary! What does this mean for Edwards?...


Letter: There’s no such thing as the Vail Valley

August 21, 2019

A lot has been written about and advertised as the Vail Valley. There is no such place. There is the Gore Valley, which ends when Gore Creek enters the Eagle River at Dowd Junction, and...



Letter: Kudos for printing the truth

August 21, 2019

Congratulations to the Vail Daily for printing Butch Mazzuca’s column on Monday. There needs to be more truth in the press and less fake news. Don Illingworth Vail


School Views: Meeting the needs of our students

August 21, 2019

What happens when an Eagle County Schools’ student struggles or excels with some aspect of school? The simple answer is strengths and needs are identified and supports are put in place. The more complex aspects...


Chris Anthony: “I considered Pepi a mentor”

August 21, 2019

I can’t even begin to tell you how hard this hits me.  One of the symbols of Original Vail and United States Skiing’s connection with Austria has passed.  I considered Pepi a mentor as well as...



Letter: Pepi, a lifelong friend

August 21, 2019

I first met Pepi in 1962 when I was about ten years old because our close family friend, Cottie Davison, introduced him to my dad, John Ferguson.  Cottie’s legal practice was based in New York...