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Curious Nature: An ode to sedimentary rock

September 21, 2019

Here in the valley   Where the Eagle flows, The Earth continues its journey.Beneath our feet, a tale not everyone knows. On the surface of history we rest. To look into the crustTo look into the...




Voboril: It doesn’t pay to be nice

September 20, 2019

There is a disturbing, albeit limited, truth in the maxim that nice guys finish last. Regardless of whether one cares about the order in which they complete the journey of life, this is a discouraging...


Eagle River Youth Coalition is now Mountain Youth

September 20, 2019

Just as a child matures and develops into adulthood, Mountain Youth, formerly Eagle River Youth Coalition, has grown, changed and matured. Mountain Youth is an organization that provides a voice for youth in our community...


Letter: The tipping point

September 19, 2019

Having lived in Edwards since 1998 working as a landscape architect and planner, I read with interest two recent letters to the Vail Daily (Aug. 29 and Sept. 3) expressing grave concern about the overall...


Letter: What town votes to kill off local wildlife?

September 19, 2019

On August 26, the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission voted 4-3 to allow Triumph Development to move forward with its proposed housing development, Booth Heights. The PEC chose to ignore the the recommendations...


Romer: Who is addressing local health care costs?

September 19, 2019

Who is at the table to address health care costs in Eagle County? Addressing the high cost of health insurance is essential to the continued success and growth of our business community across industry sectors...




Van Beek: Acts of despair

September 18, 2019

When someone decides to take their own life, that trauma weighs heavily on those left behind. It is beyond heartbreaking for family and friends, yet it also has a profound impact on first responders who discover...


School Views: Why we’re working on building equity

September 18, 2019

Eagle County Schools started its journey toward increasing its culturally responsive teaching last school year. We reviewed research, evaluated programs, scrutinized proposals, and collectively selected Gary Howard and Corwin to provide their evidence-based professional development...


Pepi was a total boss

September 18, 2019

When I got to Vail in ’68, I worked at Gorsuch upstairs with some other newbies. One spring day Pepi was on his roof, across Bridge Street, pounding away on a foot-plus thick ice cornice...


I always loved taking pictures of Pepi and Sheika

September 18, 2019

I have probably known both Pepi and Sheika for over 35 years. My claim to fame is that I take the society pictures for the Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine and always have loved taking their pictures....


Letter: Intolerant and scared

September 17, 2019

Why is the left — the bastion of tolerance — so intolerant of opinions that differ from its own member, and so afraid to let other opinions be heard? It seems to me that if...


Letter: The new slavery

September 17, 2019

Today one of the hot topics of the day is “retribution” for slavery. Slavery is so despised that this country fought a war over it. This is not a history lesson but a look at...


Letter: Thanks from the Grimaldi family

September 17, 2019

The family of Michael Grimaldi would like to thank the Vail community, RA Nelson, the neighbors at Homestead and many friends for their kindness and caring during this very difficult time. Thank you. Debbi and Mike Grimaldi...


Letter: Thanks, CMC, for supporting local art

September 17, 2019

The Vail Valley Art Guild would sincerely like to thank the Colorado Mountain College team for their support and kind words regarding the current “Ranch Project” exhibition on their campus. CMC is, and have always...


Rankin: Why accountability in education matters

September 17, 2019

The Colorado Department of Education assesses how well our students and schools are performing in two ways. First, students are measured through achievement exams called the Colorado Measurement of Academic Achievement and the Scholastic Aptitude Test....


Robbins: Impeachment isn’t removal from office

September 17, 2019

Last week, Congress inched ever closer toward impeachment of the president. The House Judiciary Committee’s “Resolution for Investigative Procedures Offered by Chairman Jerrold Nadler” outlines procedures that will apply to “the presentation of information in...