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Financial Focus: Invest in your family and community

December 5, 2019

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us should regularly put money away...


Romer: Strong businesses help build a strong community

December 5, 2019

No strong community ever had a weak economy. And no strong community ever had weak businesses. The strength of our community is directly connected to the strength of our businesses, and the economic sustainability of...


Squyres: Avoiding the blues this holiday season

December 5, 2019

Despite what you may believe from watching seasonal movies and TV commercials, the holiday blues affect a surprising number of people. According to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 64% of those surveyed admitted...




Van Beek: Holiday cheer and the after-party

December 4, 2019

The holidays are a time of gatherings … friends, food, drink, parties, music, games, and overall good times. Often, even with the best of intentions, we get so busy that we don’t see many of our...


Rohrig: No excuses in the backcountry

December 3, 2019

As an avalanche educator, I’ve had the opportunity to work all over the United States for different schools and outfitters. Due to permitting and logistics, some outfitters have a fairly limited venue for teaching rescue.  Fortunately,...


Robbins: Colorado’s red flag law brouhaha

December 3, 2019

When the holidays are over, there will be — as in most years — a passel of new laws.  Perhaps the most controversial of them will be Colorado’s new red flag law. “Red flag law”...


Roberts: Bringing the Capitol to a town near you

December 3, 2019

In the U.S. Congress, unfortunately, there are many times when bills are introduced by legislators and then never see the light of day; no committee hearing, no vote, nothing. Or, sometimes a bill will pass...


Letter: Country before party

December 2, 2019

What did you do to nurture our democracy? It’s up to each one of us to protect our rights and freedoms and put country above party. These were some of the words spoken by Barack Obama at...


Letter: Let the sheep remain

December 2, 2019

As a 45-year resident of Eagle County, I diligently read all the comments on the Booth Heights proposal. Please put aside your political agenda. Do not destroy this special area. Listen to the many locals...


Haims: The healing power of touch

December 2, 2019

The healing power of touch lacks a general consensus in scientific studies. However, debunking the efficacy of touch and its therapeutic value(s) is hard to do. The colloquial phrase “magic touch” may have more behind...



Letter: Thankful to live in such an amazing community

December 2, 2019

Nearing 70, I was fortunate to purchase the condominium of my dreams in Avon. From the beginning, I have been warmly welcomed by each resident I met. The purpose of this letter, however, is to recognize the...


Carnes: ‘The Final Season’ worth every minute

December 2, 2019

My earliest memories of the legend-in-the-making were the Vancouver Olympics of 2010, where she took the gold medal in the downhill. And it was all uphill from there. Although I saw her live a number...



Norton: The only thing better than gratitude

November 30, 2019

Who in your circle of family and friends really prefers the Thanksgiving leftovers over the actual Thanksgiving Day dinner or meal? Well, you can count me as one of those who loves leftovers in that...


Moore: Never better

November 30, 2019

A wonderful thing about coffee is its diversity. Coffee shops alone reveal the genius of creative diversity, from the giant corporate grinders down to your favorite creatively named warming hut. A few articles ago I mentioned...


Curious Nature: Moose on the move

November 30, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of the most dangerous animal in the Eagle Valley? Perhaps you imagine an elusive mountain lion, stalking its prey under the guise of twilight. Or maybe the black...


Letter: Wrong project, wrong place, wrong time

November 29, 2019

Dear members of the town of Vail’s Design Review Board: Do not give approval of this Booth Heights project for the following reasons: It is too large for the site. It obstructs the natural visual...