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Thistlethwaite: The guns of August

August 24, 2019

In the bloody August of 2019, at least 31 people were killed in mass shootings in one weekend. So far, in 2019, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks gun violence, 263...


Leonard: Questioning Jesus as an alcoholic atheist

August 24, 2019

“My 5-year-old daughter used to pick up her toys and go to her room when she heard my car pull into the garage. She was scared of me.”  Those were some sobering words that Lee Strobel...


Voboril: Wanderlust and the comforts of home

August 23, 2019

With a faint chill in the morning air, kids rowdy in school buses, and bear scat on the trails, we are in the crescendo of our short and precious summer. The relative peace of shoulder...




Romer: Community growth is an opportunity, not a threat

August 22, 2019

Growth is a good problem to have, as the saying goes. But, for some communities, it can be a concept that causes friction and resentment — particularly when residents perceive it as not benefiting society...



School Views: Meeting the needs of our students

August 21, 2019

What happens when an Eagle County Schools’ student struggles or excels with some aspect of school? The simple answer is strengths and needs are identified and supports are put in place. The more complex aspects...


Robbins: What constitutes a hate crime?

August 20, 2019

Editor’s note: This is the second column of a two-part series. Let’s start with the words themselves: “hate” and “crime.” While we all have some feel for what they mean, what punch do they really...



Carnes: True legends never die

August 19, 2019

The man had been a legend for decades before I ever had the honor of meeting him. It was the mid-80s and I was in my mid-20s, and at the time all I knew was...


Haims: Changes in hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism

August 19, 2019

Aging is a normal process the body goes through, but not all of the symptoms that are frequently attributed to the normal aging process should be directly connected to aging — some may be associated...



Mazzuca: The biggest lie of all

August 18, 2019

An honest media is absolutely essential to the health of the republic. An honest media informs the citizenry about public affairs and monitors the processes of government. The Founding Fathers understood when the press examines...


Curious Nature: The wisdom that comes with age

August 17, 2019

Happy National Senior Citizens Day! For millennia, the elderly have played an important role as leaders, nurturers, and guardians of tradition. As we spend today celebrating the older members of society, we can turn to...


Van Ens: Losers bet on winning by intimidation

August 17, 2019

What strategy works best when relating to people: offering a receptive hand or threatening with clenched fists? Christianity opts for handshakes, not hammer blows. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described a Roman centurion...


Neuswanger: How much does a refinance cost?

August 16, 2019

Mortgage rates are currently at about three-year lows, and in some cases even lower. Recently the 15-year fixed rate went into the upper 2 percent range. This has led many to wonder if a refinance...


Montera: How we’re helping combat mental health crisis

August 16, 2019

To understand that our country is facing a mental health crisis, you only have to look to our youngest citizens whose rates of depression and suicide are dramatically increasing. Nationally, suicide is the second-leading cause...