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Sheldon: There’s been a rise in hate crimes in our country, and words aren’t enough to combat it (column)

November 15, 2018 — Recently, B'nai Vail held a Shabbat service and vigil/memorial for the 11 victims of the synagogue shooting on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Pittsburgh. I would personally like to thank all of those involved. It was a very moving and emotional night. Anger gave way to

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CMC president: Gratitude for passing ballot measure and a promise to spend funds wisely (column)

November 14, 2018 — In the recent midterm election, history was made. Aside from all of the attention on national and statewide matters, Colorado Mountain College became the largest special district in the history of the state to successfully "de-Gallagherize" its revenue. By a more than 2-to-1 margin (71

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McAbee: Living in the mountains means encouraging our kids to release their inner wild child (column)

November 13, 2018 — It might not have happened like I picture it happening, but as often is the case with conversations with my son, I have to fill in the gaps. Three middle-school cross-country runners, including my son Jack, thought they would go out for a run in

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Reyes: Celebrate family caregivers this November; appreciation event is Nov. 19 in Avon (column)

November 12, 2018 — November has been designated as National Family Caregivers Month, and Eagle Valley Senior Life and other elder-serving organizations in Eagle County would like to recognize and express appreciation to those individuals who provide care for elderly or disabled family members 24 hours a day, seven

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Carnes: When it comes to democracy and keeping government in check, it’s all about balance (column)

November 12, 2018 — I am happy Republicans kept the Senate. I am happy Democrats took over the House. Balance is the key to democracy, and we toss the word "checks" in the mix as well, but they basically mean the same thing. It's our Constitution's way of playing

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Mazzuca: Where do we find such men? (column)

November 11, 2018 — It was mid-December 1969, and four Marine helicopter crews waited in the med-evac shack next to the runway at Marble Mountain Air Facility. It was about 2 a.m. on a cold, rainy night when the call came from DaNang DASC that a Marine force-recon patrol

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Norton: The spirit of Thanksgiving (column)

November 11, 2018 — With the Thanksgiving holiday only a couple of weeks away, it is probably time to start thinking about all of the people in our lives who we are so grateful for and who we appreciate so very much. And maybe we should start thinking about

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District Attorney: Felony summons instead of arrest is better path to justice for nonviolent offenders (column)

November 10, 2018 — A car driver looks into his rearview mirror and sees flashing red lights on a police cruiser. The driver looks at his speedometer and sees that he is driving 20 mph over the speed limit and pulls over. The officer asks the driver to step

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Matney: Being thankful 365 days a year can help heal a divided nation (column)

November 10, 2018 — Of all the holidays, secular and sacred, Thanksgiving Day is one of my favorites. It is an annual reminder that I have much for which to be thankful. The old hymn says, "Count your blessings; name them one by one. Count your many blessings; see

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Treat: Preserve Camp Hale, a sacred space for the 10th Mountain Division and Colorado ski industry (column)

November 9, 2018 — As one of the few remaining 10th Mountain Division veterans, I am writing to express my support for the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act, currently being considered by our House and Senate. There are many possibilities for continued and future use

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Wissot: The two Americas of Texas are analogous of the country as a whole (column)

November 9, 2018 — Texas true. Texas blue. Is that what Beto did to you? Those were supposed to be the opening lines to this column. I wrote them in anticipation of Beto O'Rourke's upset victory over Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. But a funny thing happened

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Mosier: New level of program performance, staffing and donor confidence at Vail Symposium (column)

November 8, 2018 — The Vail Symposium finished its summer season of programs with our program in partnership with the Vail Valley Partnership on The State of the Valley, featuring a group of local leaders, on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Vail Symposium Board also recently completed our strategic plan

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Noble: Collective delusion: Tell the people what they want to hear (column)

November 7, 2018 — Outbursts characterized by contortions and screams afflicted Betty Parris and Abigail Williams. Dr. William Griggs' diagnosis was easily believed and quickly acted upon — the girls were bewitched. Thus began a spasm of collective hysteria lasting approximately a year resulting in nearly 200 accusations, 19

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Eagle County sheriff: Suicide breaking records in Eagle County; help is available (column)

November 7, 2018 — There is a silent yet deadly epidemic enveloping our beautiful community … its name is suicide. Eagle County is about to break its annual record of 14, having already reached that number with two months to go in the year and the critical holiday season

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Johnson: Be a model of empathy for your kids, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost the election (column)

November 6, 2018 — No matter what happens with the election results, remember that our kids are listening and watching. They may not be able to vote yet, but how we model our opinions and passionate feelings about important issues is how our children learn to express their own

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Cartier: Election day is upon us; vote your ballot carefully (column)

November 5, 2018 — Editor's note: Per the Vail Daily's election guidelines, each candidate running to represent constituents in the newspaper's distribution area has been given the option to submit one column to present his or her election platform. This year's ballot is lengthy and filled with language that

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Carnes: Something’s missing around here (column)

November 5, 2018 — "There's something missing around here." Like what? "I don't know. I just know something's not here and it should be." Well, I miss a lot of things, but that's probably because I'm old enough to have experienced a whole bunch of good things, so there's

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Norton: Keeping an eye on trust (column)

November 4, 2018 — There is old saying that many storytellers rely on, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." Today, many of us struggle with where the truth starts and stops, and what is just a good story. The problem is that is

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Moore: A great theme of the New Testament is that apart from God, we can do nothing (column)

November 3, 2018 — My wife and I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy. It was amazing, one of those trips where you do as much as humanly possible until you return home utterly exhausted and go to back to work the next day. Things were going

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McQueeney: County’s success will come through innovation, collaboration (column)

November 3, 2018 — Editor's note: Per the Vail Daily's election guidelines, each candidate running to represent constituents in the newspaper's distribution area has been given the option to submit one column to present his or her election platform. My goal in running to be your Eagle County commissioner

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