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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...


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...


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...


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...


Voboril: The difference between can and should

November 15, 2019

Owing to a pernicious case of pinkeye, I just spent several blissful days holed up with Violet. Even that sweetest of little ladies is persona non grata in public when cursed with conjunctivitis.  Our sequestration was...



Romer: Community engagement key to leadership development

November 14, 2019

People look to leaders to guide them in their actions. Good leaders are role models for the people they lead, motivating them, supporting them and facilitating communications among teams, resulting in better outcomes and higher...


Goldberg: Shaking down the rich is bad for democracy

November 14, 2019

Forget whether the math works. (It doesn’t.) Expecting billionaires to pay for all the nice things is bad for democracy. One of the more exhausting rituals of presidential campaign season is the effort to make...


Hauser: Welcome to the CMC family, Salida

November 13, 2019

Earlier this month, we witnessed a historic act: For the first time since 1981, a new community has voted to join the Colorado Mountain College special taxing district, while simultaneously the existing CMC district has...


School Views: A few words of thanksgiving

November 13, 2019

Recently I had an opportunity to meet with resort community superintendents from across the western United States. In speaking with leaders from Jackson Hole, Crested Butte, Sun Valley, and Telluride, I gained perspective about what...


Thistlethwaite: God in politics

November 12, 2019

There have been a lot of references to God in the history of American politics, some perhaps cynical, some likely sincere. Today, however, a very dangerous way of invoking God in politics has emerged. This...