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Letter: Mini-Mike’s the man

February 26, 2020

Democrats are betting that people are fed up with the scorched-Earth partisanship, corruption and disregard for the rule of law. They are betting that enough people who voted for this president now regret their decision. ...


Letter: Carnes’ confusion is his own

February 26, 2020

I think the only confusion that Richard Carnes observes in his latest column, “Confusion rules across the board,” is his own. It’s fairly clear that his talking points throughout the piece have been cobbled together...


Letter: Time to move on from Tipton

February 26, 2020

We have had more than enough of sweet-smiling Scott Tipton in our Congress. I think he has finally said climate change is happening, but he seems to think we should study it more. His record...


Van Beek: This designer drug is a killer

February 26, 2020

Karen Fitzgerald, a clinical supervisor at Tara Treatment Center in Franklin, Indiana, said: “If an addict is told that gray death will kill you 100% of the time but you’re going to get the best...



Thistlethwaite: Disease and politics

February 25, 2020

Wash your hands frequently because a threatened global pandemic has run headlong into the Trump administration’s grossly underfunded public health system in a presidential election season. Elizabeth Warren, alone among the Democratic presidential candidates, released...


Rankin: You need to read this

February 25, 2020

If you think you’ve heard enough about reading and you’re OK with the fact that only 40% of our third graders are reading at grade level, stop reading right now.  If, on the other hand,...


Letter: Thanks to the kind snowboarder

February 24, 2020

On Feb. 15, I took a fairly nasty fall on the skier’s right edge of Lost Boy. I caught an edge and was afraid I’d go into the trees, so I chose to crash instead....


Letter: Just a nip, not a bite

February 24, 2020

As someone who has been a responsible dog owner for 22 of the 23 years my wife and I have lived in EagleVail, I certainly didn’t appreciate the cavalier attitude of the woman I passed...


Letter: Key dates for the election year

February 24, 2020

I am writing to clarify a few important points for Colorado’s 2020 election process. On Tuesday, March 3, there is a presidential primary in which folks can vote for their favorite presidential candidate in their chosen...


Haims: Finding solutions to arthritis pain

February 24, 2020

Arthritis: If you’ve got it, you’re all too aware of how disabling can be. If you’ve heard about it or know people with it, but don’t really know much about it, read on. Arthritis is...


Carnes: Confusion rules across the board

February 24, 2020

I am pretty sure it’s not just me, but each week that transpires in Washington D.C. causes more confusion than an Iowa caucus count. The director of national intelligence performs his job to the best...


Armijo: The power of focus

February 22, 2020

Focus is a skill that most people are sorely lacking. I definitely lacked the ability to focus and would pride myself on my ability to multitask instead. Throughout high school and college, I was able...



Mazzuca: The little things

February 22, 2020

A teacher once asked a class of middle school students if they could identify the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement among the students, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj...


Curious Nature: Leap Day is for the toads

February 22, 2020

Hoppy Leap Day! Occurring once every four years, a leap year is almost as rare as this week’s leap loving star. Who might that be, you ask? Warty skin, isolated environments, enjoys the occasional insect...


Leonard: Is the Bible mythical or historical?

February 22, 2020

After trying to write this column in about 800 words I decided it was way too hard to do in one installment. So, due to the complexity and importance of this question, I am going to...


Thomas: Mike didn’t get it done

February 22, 2020

The only thing that can be said about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s first appearance with his fellow Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas Wednesday night was that Mike did not get it...



Letter: No, it’s not 1933 all over again

February 21, 2020

Linda Carr claims in her recent letter that “we are living in a very similar situation to 1933 Germany.” Nothing could be further from historical and contemporary facts. Other than in the fevered minds of...