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Norton: Early acceleration of success leads to continued success (column)

January 13, 2019 — "A job begun is a job half done" — what a great quote, or proverb. I also like the one where it reads, "A job well begun is worth two half done." What I am getting at here is that as I have studied successful

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The Cartier Report: The pendulum of events in Washington, DC, continue political drama

January 13, 2019 — The Blue have begun celebrating their victory of 2018, just as the Red did in 2016; the pendulum swings both ways. The political parties are often cocky after a win, as if America has given them carte blanche to rule like unencumbered royalty. In reality,

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Voboril: Words still matter, despite all evidence to the contrary (column)

January 12, 2019 — We float on a sea of words, are buffeted by winds of words, tread upon pathways carved from words. Communication being the glue of society, we are united by the words that define and dissect our world. But the sheer ubiquity of words, coupled with

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Haims: The dangers of dehydration in the Vail Valley (column)

January 7, 2019 — As we all know, our bodies are composed of mostly water — nearly 65 percent. This makes it imperative that we focus on hydration at all times of the year. Unfortunately, most of us only consider combating our body's loss of water during the summer

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Wissot: In life’s race, coming close to the cigar is motivation to try again (column)

January 5, 2019 — What are the origins for the phrase "close but no cigar?" The best guess is that it originates from the mid-20th century when fairground stalls used to give out cigars as prizes. Whatever its origins, all of us have experienced "close but no cigar" moments

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Curious Nature: The science of snow is pretty phenomenal (column)

January 3, 2019 — The shadows on these short days of winter are long and all encompassing. Sunlight glints off the surface of the crystalline snow, blinding us literally and figuratively with its brilliance. Even the atmosphere seems awash with light and color, as the combination of sunlight and

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Eagle County Sheriff: Vail Valley volunteer groups provide a host of services (column)

January 2, 2019 — The new year is full of promise, bringing past experiences toward an amazing future. We celebrate the opportunity that we are given in this country, to create our own destiny. Yet, that destiny does not always come easily. Sometimes it takes a village of friends

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Roberts: It’s time to start work again with the Colorado Legislature (column)

January 1, 2019 — It's time to get back to work. On Friday, the 72nd General Assembly of Colorado will begin. Thanks to the voters of Eagle County and Routt County, I am honored to have the chance to continue serving in the State House. After a long election

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Norton: Are you ready to take control and own your success? (column)

December 29, 2018 — Happy new year! By now most of us have decided that we either believe in New Year's resolutions or we do not. Some of us prefer to stick with the pursuit of existing goals and objectives or simply set new goals for the coming year.

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Cartier: Immigration and walls and security, oh my! (column)

December 29, 2018 — As we seek balance in government, we tend to go from one extreme to another. In 2016, we faced a red wave; in 2018, we went blue. While partisan politics dominate the media, most people just want things done. As a large and diverse nation,

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Van Ens: Glance back at Christmas’ big picture (column)

December 29, 2018 — Holiday lights get boxed and put away. Memories of Yuletide parties fade. As you store festive decorations, gaze at Christmas's big picture before its focus blurs. Picture the central thrust of the Christmas message as if it were a huge mural. Biblical writers used two

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Wissot: Here’s some good news: The world is actually getting better (column)

December 28, 2018 — You probably don't know who Hans Rosling was. I sure didn't. He was a noted Swedish physician and lauded statistician who died of pancreatic cancer in 2017. Rosling first received recognition within the global health community for the work he did in the Congo and

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Molloy: Sunday Gathering is a place for non-religious families near Vail looking for community (column)

December 26, 2018 — The holidays tend to bring everyone together, despite our different religious creeds (or lack thereof). It's a time when communities open their arms to others; it's a time of inclusivity, when despite hectic schedules, we take time to donate and volunteer, when we can share

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Dougherty: Eagle County Schools look back to look forward (column)

December 26, 2018 — Thanks to our community's passage of the 3B bond, 2018 has been an exceptional year for the students and staff members of Eagle County Schools. We had a long summer break to allow construction crews to finish up three amazing projects, so roughly 1,600 students

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Vail Law: What constitutes obstruction of justice? (column)

December 25, 2018 — It's kicked around a lot lately, like an old tin can by the toe of new Doc Martens. But what, exactly, is "obstruction"? What are its guts and sinew made of? What legal blood courses through its veins? A little context first: As you know,

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Norton: A holiday message of peace, hope, love and joy (column)

December 24, 2018 — It's been said that faith and fear, or hope and fear, are kind of like the same thing, a belief that something will happen in the future. Now whether we want or choose to believe that whatever is about to happen will be something awesome

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Carnes: Merry ChaosMas, here’s my wishes for people heading closing out 2018 (column)

December 24, 2018 — In spite of the never-ending chaos being constantly perpetrated upon us all by those elected blowhards in Washington D.C., we're still here, surrounded by friends, family and snow. Let's make the best of it. Also here is my 2018 list of what I wish for

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Mazzuca: 10 quick tips for more effective skiing (column)

December 23, 2018 — I realize it's the thought the counts, but let's face it, sometimes it's hard to fake a smile when you know that package under the tree contains a reindeer tie or a snow globe of some Swiss village. So I thought I'd offer a Christmas

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Squyres: Let’s keep the ‘happy’ in Happy Holidays (column)

December 23, 2018 — Whatever holidays you celebrate this season, I hope they are happy. For many people, this is the best time of the year. Parties, gifts, decorating, baking, festivities and seeing friends and family bring considerable joy and delight. However, for those struggling with mental illness, loss

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Van Ens: Take a moment Christmas Day and ponder Jesus

December 22, 2018 — The miracle of her baby's birth motivated Mary to think deeply. What traits did Mary show during that first Christmas when she was "…pondering (Jesus' birth) in her heart?" (Luke 2:19). Jesus' birth inspires people to probe, ask questions and delve deeply into this child's

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