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Letter: Thank you, veterans

November 20, 2019

As the Eagle Valley High School Veterans’ Day coordinator, I wanted the public to know how much we appreciate our Minturn VFW post, which, every year, sends veterans to speak at area schools. The veterans’...


Van Beek: Santa wears many hats

November 20, 2019

Ski mountains opened early this year, and the holiday season is upon us.  While this is a season for all to enjoy, it has special meaning for our children.  This community transforms into a winter...


Letter: Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero

November 20, 2019

Vail Mountain COO Beth Howard’s comments in the Nov. 15 edition of the Vail Daily on the company’s commitment to “zero operating impact on forests and natural habitat” as part of their “Commitment to Zero” by...


Letter: Hopeful and thankful

November 20, 2019

This holiday season the Eagle Hope Center has much to be thankful for. Each day our crisis team and school clinicians strive to bring hope into the lives they touch. It comes at no cost...


Rankin: Community matters

November 19, 2019

There is a lot said these days about education and the importance of an educated, intelligent citizenry, but where did the idea of universal education begin?  Horace Mann (1796-1859) became known as the Father of...


Letter: I’m not a local, I’m a native

November 19, 2019

To Sean Naylor, I read your column, “Not news? You are probably not local” on Monday, Nov. 18. In it, you said, “This is your local news team, and, if you ask me, it doesn’t get...



Letter: Vail Resorts’ epic hypocrisy

November 19, 2019

Writing this letter is not what I wanted to do this morning. I have been traveling for the last three weeks and have a lot of catching up to do. I have been to national...


Robbins: What this impeachment inquiry is all about

November 19, 2019

This for that. A favor for a favor. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Corrupt solicitation, acceptance or transfer of a thing of value in exchange for official action. The use of force, or...


Letter: Commitment to Zero takes on a new meaning

November 18, 2019

Commitment to Zero is Vail Resorts’ mission statement (highlighted in a recent article in the Vail Daily) to have zero impact on the planet, the forests and wildlife. A worthy, noble and ethical vision. However,...


Letter: Win the lottery lately?

November 18, 2019

You know the feeling right?  You go to your post office box and you get a key instead of the dreaded yellow slip … a package is waiting in a parcel locker! You feel like you...


Haims: Making the holidays easier

November 18, 2019

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to provide some tips and suggestions about assisting families and elders with ways of making the holidays a bit easier....


Carnes: Real Republicans staying silent

November 18, 2019

In a not-surprising-in-the-least twist of strategy, GOP members with a modicum of political intelligence have chosen to remain eerily quiet lately, but especially these last few weeks. There are now two sects of the Grand...


Thomas: Marking the end of a story

November 17, 2019

One job I don’t even put on my resume was when I worked at the Rutland Herald in west-central Vermont in 2003-04. The Herald is the smallest newspaper to win a Pulitzer Prize. I moved...



Norton: Confidently pursuing our success

November 17, 2019

Perhaps you do not agree with the statement that there is power in the way we see ourselves, and that is OK. I welcome you to challenge the theory here. There are countless stories of...


Johnson: Language justice inspires the community

November 16, 2019

Mountain Youth would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to the Nov. 5 and 6 inaugural Latinx Eat Chat Parent events. Many organizations and individuals came together with one goal in...


Van Ens: Thanksgiving with no strings attached

November 16, 2019

Although Latin is a dead language, it enjoys a rebirth in American conversation. The term quid pro quo, which stands for “getting something for something,” or more colloquially, “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch...



Mountain Recreation: Together we are better

November 15, 2019

At Mountain Recreation, we believe that we have been entrusted with our community’s most prized possessions: your health, your families, and your tax dollars. As part of finding new and relevant ways to best serve our...