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Colorado Mountain College trustees, advisory boards, meet in Glenwood Springs

May 25, 2018 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees on May 22 and 23 held a series of meetings, including a work session and regular business meeting, as well as an annual joint meeting with the CMC Foundation Board of Directors. At the joint

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Colorado Mountain College eastern campuses present Staff of the Year awards

May 25, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Colorado Mountain College recently named full-time campus Staff of the Year for several locations: Ming Shiao, technology support specialist, Vail Valley at Edwards; Donna Pulkrabek, enrollment services specialist, Breckenridge and Dillon; Carolyn Lawrence, associate dean for student affairs, Steamboat Springs; and Laurie

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Red Canyon High School, World Academy honor Class of 2018

May 25, 2018 — WOLCOTT — Every day, in every class, Red Canyon High School and the World Academy proudly own the fact that they aren't traditional schools. So when it comes time to present their annual graduation ceremony, the schools use the opportunity to celebrate that difference. The

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Vail Mountain School celebrates commencement with 40 grads

May 25, 2018 — VAIL — The seniors of the Vail Mountain School entered the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to receive their gowns and mortarboards from their respective honor guards, aka close friends, to start Friday, May, 25's commencement ceremonies and left — 40 strong — as the Class

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Sports Editor delivers his speech to grads

May 25, 2018 — Congratulations, all. Congratulations to me, as well, for surviving another year of high school sports coverage. Since I've been covering all sorts of Devils, Huskies, Gore Rangers and Saints longer than you've been alive, I would like to leave you with some wisdom as you

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Enough, already with the Mueller investigation into Trump ‘collusion’ (letter)

May 25, 2018 — Enough already with this nonsense! Enough with wasting untold millions of taxpayers' dollars on this Mueller escapade. Even middle school assignments have a due date. Robert Mueller's "gravy train" has been chugging along for over a year now. He has a staff of 16 lawyers

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Federal tax cuts could accelerate inflation, drive deficit higher (letter)

May 25, 2018 — In December, President Trump signed the largest tax cut in history — seemingly a great way to boost real GDP, but maybe not good given the timing and associated policy decisions. One of the basics taught in Economics 101 is that GDP growth is a

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Intermountain will close 1 road lane through June

May 25, 2018 — VAIL — A portion of South Frontage Road West between Stephens Park and Elliot Road in Intermountain will operate with alternating one-way traffic through June due to an infrastructure improvement project undertaken by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and town of Vail. The

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Eagle County airport will see more winter service, new route, from United

May 25, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — United Airlines has expanded its service into Eagle County Regional Airport for the coming ski season. The airline has added a new weekly flight from Los Angeles and expanded to daily service from San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United's winter service to

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Summer travel has begun on forest roads on the White River National Forest

May 25, 2018 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The White River National Forest summer travel season began May 21 and ends Nov. 22. Some higher-elevation roads and motorized trails do not open until later in May or early June. Please call the local ranger stations for information and check on

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Wissot: After many moves, I’m moving again, perhaps for the last time (column)

May 25, 2018 — I counted them up. Between 1966, the year of my emancipation from my parents' apartment, until 1992, 26 years apart, I moved 11 times. Divorces, job re-locations, the need for larger quarters, were the reasons for why I did. In the last 26 years, 1992-2018,

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Obituary: Carbondale rancher Wayne E. Vagneur, Oct. 31, 1929 — May 21, 2018

May 25, 2018 — Wayne E. Vagneur, 88, of Carbondale, died May 21, 2018, at Peregrine Landing Senior Living Facility in Glenwood Springs. A full obituary including services will follow at a later date. He lived the majority of his life on the family ranch in Woody Creek, that

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Red flag warning means outdoor fires are highly discouraged

May 25, 2018 — Eagle County Alerts sent a Red Flag Warning that is in effect from 10 a.m. Friday May, 25 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.  The warning was issued due

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Ironman wants to partner with Breck Epic to create North America’s premier mountain bike race

May 25, 2018 — Ironman, known for its triathlons, is making a big push into mountain biking and wants Breckenridge to be a part of it. For the past six months, Ironman has been working hand-in-hand with Mike McCormack, the founder of the annual Breck Epic six-day mountain bike

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Hickenlooper “takes concerns seriously,” while Trump BLM moves toward controversial lease sale near Great Sand Dunes

May 25, 2018 — The federal government's push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country — near two sacred Navajo mountains and touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness — to oil and gas drilling has hit turbulence. The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Bureau of Land Management

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5 things to do around Vail this weekend

May 25, 2018 — From barbecue competitions to beer and cocktail tastings, to enjoying the Eagle River on a raft and various memorials paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, there's a lot happening around the Vail Valley this Memorial Day weekend.

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Air drop training planned in Eagle this Saturday, May 26

May 24, 2018 — EAGLE — The summer of 2018 may turn out to be a long, dry, hot one, but Eagle residents need not be alarmed when they see helicopter air drop training this weekend. On Saturday May 26, a group of local fire districts will be conducting

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Obituary: Beverly Elaine Kunkel, Oct. 3, 1918 – May 16, 2018

May 24, 2018 — Beverly Kunkel, a longtime resident of Eagle, passed away on May 16, 2018, at the Frasier Meadows senior housing facility in Boulder. Beverly was born in Jackson, Minnesota, to Otto Otterson and Hulda (Eklund) Otterson. She met her husband, Paul Kunkel, in Walla Walla, Washington,

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Obituary: Shari Lynn Cora-Hoffman, June 19, 1962 – May 20, 2018

May 24, 2018 — Shari Lynn Cora-Hoffman, 55 of Gypsum, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Valley View Hospital. Cora-Hoffman will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Craig, her son, Raven, her mother, Norma, siblings Steven, Denise and Kevin, and her beloved dogs. A memorial

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Fishing: The top flies for summer (column)

May 24, 2018 — What flies are working? This is the question that you hear most on the stream, talking to other anglers and definitely in every fly shop. The answer is not an easy one, as it changes month to month, day to day and sometimes hour to

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