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Norton: The only thing better than a good book is a great book (column)

December 15, 2018 — One of my favorite conversation starters and favorite questions to ask someone is, "What are you reading these days?" Some people are very quick with their response as they know exactly what they are reading, where they are in the book or story, or that

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Birds of Prey showed our valley shining in the global spotlight; thanks for your contribution (letter)

December 13, 2018 — Our valley shining in the global spotlight Over the first weekend of December, an estimated 3.5 million viewers in North America tuned in to NBC networks to watch the world's best male skiers take on one of the most exciting ski racing courses in the

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McAbee: Vail Valley offers relief for the unconventional during the holidays (column)

December 13, 2018 — For me, the holidays exacerbate feelings of interfamilial isolation. I chose the Vail Valley for the prospect of excellent skiing and the high probability of a white Christmas over high stress travel and getting together with the people who, while blood related, do not share

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Wissot: Dull decency never looked more presidential than now (column)

December 13, 2018 — The recent death of George H.W. Bush reminded me of how the qualities we look for in electing our presidents have changed over the years. It's not like having charisma is a new phenomenon in presidential politics. Teddy Roosevelt had it. So did FDR long

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Lien: Tell Sen. Cory Gardner to support Land and Water Conservation Fund (column)

December 13, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Established in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund uses a small percentage of revenues from offshore drilling leases to conserve and expand public access to parks, wildlife habitats and public recreation areas. It

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Remember Wilderness Workshop on your giving list this holiday season (letter)

December 12, 2018 — It's that time of year when we decide which nonprofit organizations to support or give a little extra financial help. One organization in particular stands out to me: Wilderness Workshop. Though this hardworking group is based in Carbondale, they work endlessly, without fanfare, to protect

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Thank you for supporting Starting Hearts and helping save lives (letter)

December 12, 2018 — 2018 has been an historic year for Starting Hearts, due in large part to the many wonderful supporters in the communities we serve. This year, after our inaugural training of more than 5,000 students in Eagle County public schools, we entered into an agreement to

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Was that comment about ‘peasants’ riding the bus intended to be funny? (letter)

December 12, 2018 — This is in response to Richard Carnes' letter in which he called people who ride the bus "peasants" ("All days should be like this," Tuesday, Dec. 4). Really? Was that intended to be funny? Witty? Sarcastic? Because in reality, it makes you look like is

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Cocchiarella: We are all human and fallible, but we can forgive others for their mistakes (column)

December 12, 2018 — I love this valley. It is a big place with a small-town feel. The people I meet on the trails are my friends. Vail Mountain is enormous, but personal connections are made on the slopes. Experts stop to help beginners in distress. Old friends meet

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Olympic pitch: Maybe it’s Colorado’s time

December 12, 2018 — The Olympic Games are political plutonium. Since 2014, voters and politicians in Boston, Budapest, Calgary, Hamburg, Oslo and Krakow have shot down bids for the games. It’s a global revolt powered by images of abandoned bobsled tracks, empty stadiums and blown budgets in the tens

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Our View: Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin looks to be having fun while dominating ski racing

December 11, 2018 — Colorado's heart belongs to the Denver Broncos, and running back Phillip Lindsay has been a shining light in a mediocre-to-dreary season. Lindsay was raised in Aurora, went to school at the University of Colorado and now, as an undrafted rookie, has given a much-needed spark

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Carnes: ’Tis the season for faux outrage at songs, TV and other holiday classics (column)

December 10, 2018 — Here we are, back in that special time of year when, as opposed to political seasons, the holiday season is corralled by those claiming ownership and finding (desperately searching is more like it) to find someone or something to offend their delicate sense of being.

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Menconi: Demand a Yes vote on the War Powers Resolution

December 10, 2018 — March 2015 saw sparks fly with the onset of civil war, as Yemeni Houthis overthrew the nation's president and noted Saudi Arabian ally, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi — a move perceived as a threat by the Saudis — who thusly turned to the Obama administration to

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Mazzuca: The meek have already inherited the earth (column)

December 9, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Do you know how you got here? No, not here in the Vail Valley, but here: One of the 7.6 billion inhabitants of planet Earth? Even more importantly, are you aware that we are

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Norton: Earning loyalty and trust, building commitment and love (column)

December 9, 2018 — Loyalty is earned when trust is present. Zig Ziglar always said, "Trust is a transference of feeling." He also would focus on the two letters in the middle of the word trust, "U and S, or US," because trust is a two-way street. So if

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Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas are slipping away

December 9, 2018 — I'd like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best resorts in Colorado for those who love deep powder. Wolf Creek Ski Area is remote, surrounded by Rio Grande National Forest in southern Colorado. Traffic is

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Matney: Vail Pastors Network doing God’s work in the Vail Valley community (column)

December 8, 2018 — Hi, all. Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by. In addition to serving as the pastor of New Life Assembly of God, I am privileged to serve as a facilitator for the Vail Pastors Network. The Vail Pastors Network is an informal fellowship

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Connect for Health Colorado: Optimism surrounds sixth-annual open enrollment (column)

December 8, 2018 — We are four weeks into this health care open enrollment period, and in Eagle County, our early numbers are already above last year's record-setting pace. The number of initial signups is the strongest start to an open enrollment period we have seen since opening six

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Time for U.S. Forest Service officials to say ‘no’ to Berlaimont Estates road project (letter)

December 7, 2018 — Dear editor and Eagle County residents: I believe it is time for the Forest Service to "just say no" to the outrageous request by Berlaimont's developer to build a 4½-mile paved road through National Forest land to property totally surrounded by national forest above Edwards,

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Worried about anthropogenic global warming? The super volcano will take care of that (letter)

December 7, 2018 — That wascally super volcano in Wyoming has addled my brain. Fear, anxiety, sleepless nights, panic attacks — you name it. Plagued with angst, that's what I am. Why, God? Why did you create that infernal inferno anyway? Talk about climate change, talk about carbon dioxide

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