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Our View: Working to bring communities together
Our View: Working to bring communities together

May 21, 2019

On Friday, the 10th edition of Vail Vida Latina will be printed in the Vail Daily. The project is a collaboration involving local schools, organizations and nonprofits providing content in Spanish. Also, www.vaildaily.com is now available in...


Our View: Let’s hit the refresh button
Our View: Let’s hit the refresh button

May 14, 2019

Hey, you, fake tough guy — you kiss your mother with that mouth? Yeah, you. You know what you did. You created a phony Facebook profile, calling yourself Super Dave Osborne, and then went on...



Our View: Try on those home rule shoes, Eagle
Our View: Try on those home rule shoes, Eagle

April 23, 2019

It’s time for Eagle to catch up to nearly every other municipality in Eagle County and become a home rule town. Actually, it’s probably past time but for the first time in decades, the community...



Our View: Let’s work out the kinks on CORE Act
Our View: Let’s work out the kinks on CORE Act

April 9, 2019

Pressure on Colorado’s public lands is growing as the state grows. Ramping up preservation for at least some of that land makes sense. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Joe Neguse, whose Second Congressional District...




Our View: Colorado needs free full-day kindergarten
Our View: Colorado needs free full-day kindergarten

March 12, 2019

For a state that boasts such a highly-educated populace, Colorado doesn’t show its public schools much love. Currently Colorado ranks 34th in public school revenue per student, and that’s actually an increase from the 40-something rankings...


Rankin: Phonics are the key to reading (column)
Rankin: Phonics are the key to reading (column)

February 27, 2019

Why aren’t our third-grade students able to read? I’ve been asked this question many times by constituents, and as an elementary school teacher I believe the answer may be as simple as one-word “phonics.” Phonics...



Our View: Avon’s barn boondoggle
Our View: Avon’s barn boondoggle

February 19, 2019

Is the 110-year-old Hahnewald barn just a useless storage facility that nobody will miss in Avon? Or is it a priceless piece of local history that absolutely must be saved? It depends whom you ask...


Our View: Here’s to the GOAT, Lindsey Vonn
Our View: Here’s to the GOAT, Lindsey Vonn

February 12, 2019

Not many athletes get to end their careers on a high note. Lindsey Vonn got to do just that in Sunday’s women’s downhill at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, capping...


Our View: When wildlife officers can’t win
Our View: When wildlife officers can’t win

February 5, 2019

Our state’s wildlife managers are often put into no-win situations. The most recent came last month in Glenwood Springs, where wildlife officers trapped and euthanized five mountain lions that had started hunting in the western...