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Peterson: Tuesday night fever
Peterson: Tuesday night fever

July 19, 2019

The thought of getting up and dancing in front of 700 people in the middle of an airplane hangar would make most people want to run in the opposite direction.  But Patrick Scanlan isn’t most...


Wissot: No rocking chair for these old folks
Wissot: No rocking chair for these old folks

July 19, 2019

I ran the Vail HillClimb over the July 4 weekend. It’s not the first time I’ve run it. Counting the number of race T-shirts in my closet, it looks like I have 13 times. That...



Romer: Employee retention key to success
Romer: Employee retention key to success

July 18, 2019

Richard Branson is credited with saying “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” I think he’s right. We need to...



Van Beek: Sexual abuse and children
Van Beek: Sexual abuse and children

July 17, 2019

Imagine this … You’re in bed and it’s almost morning. You begin thinking about the day.  You’ll be meeting new people and you’re excited about all the many things that will be happening today. What will you...


Tipton: A busy first half of 2019
Tipton: A busy first half of 2019

July 16, 2019

Half of the year has gone by, and it’s been an especially busy start to the legislative year in Washington. As the representative of Colorado’s largest congressional district, there are no shortages of issues facing...



Haims: Recalling memories and emotions with the help of music
Haims: Recalling memories and emotions with the help of music

July 15, 2019

Dementia, especially in its later stages, can put a wall between those who suffer from the ailment and the outside world. As cognitive abilities deteriorate, the sufferer usually becomes increasingly confused and agitated. They may...


Carnes: Staying alert in Happy Valley
Carnes: Staying alert in Happy Valley

July 15, 2019

Is it me, or has there been an extraordinary number of accidents on Interstate 70 since the ski mountain closed? Sure, we had kind of a snowy spring, but the accidents and closings are still...


Cartier: Degree and perspective
Cartier: Degree and perspective

July 14, 2019

I can sense that this will be one of those columns where friends ask, why write something that is likely to piss off everyone? I suppose my answer will be the same — it’s to counter...


Norton: Making the most of those lazy days of summer
Norton: Making the most of those lazy days of summer

July 14, 2019

The other day I posted something on social media that included a brief reference to those lazy days of summer. The post was really about something else, and a reminder that we should enjoy our...


Curious Nature: How to successfully camp with your kids
Curious Nature: How to successfully camp with your kids

July 13, 2019

Here in the Colorado High Country, we have beautiful terrain and outdoor activities providing unique and exciting experiences. We like to share those experiences with everyone, including our kids. Bringing kids into nature is essential...


Matney: Call us, we can help
Matney: Call us, we can help

July 12, 2019

During this past week, our community has, once again, been rocked and shocked with the loss of fellow citizens by suicide. May it ever continue to rock and shock us. May suicide never become so...


Voboril: Be an ally every day
Voboril: Be an ally every day

July 12, 2019

If you visited any major metropolitan area in June, you were greeted with a panoply of rainbows, that beacon of the LGBTQIAP+ community as it celebrated Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the riots...



Romer: Supply and demand for housing out of whack
Romer: Supply and demand for housing out of whack

July 11, 2019

As Stephen Covey famously said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” We’re failing at this right now in Eagle County. Study after study shows that resident-occupied housing is our...


Hintz: The sham of it all
Hintz: The sham of it all

July 11, 2019

I attended the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission meeting on July 8 with my 19-year-old son with regard to the proposed development of the East Vail parcel and its impact on the iconic herd of...


Chacos: How I became an impetuous traveler
Chacos: How I became an impetuous traveler

July 11, 2019

I was a conservative traveler when I first put on a backpack 25 years ago and trekked through Europe with my husband. We were awkward and clumsy. We’d break a sweat stuffing luggage into overhead...