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Letter: Dial back the risks you take outdoors, please

April 3, 2020

Eagle County residents: A recent accident in the backcountry near Ophir, Colorado, illustrates just how risks that recreationists take in the outdoors can impact local first responders during our current public health crisis. On March...


Letter: Construction and COVID-19

April 4, 2020

Construction has been deemed essential, during the COVID 19 pandemic, without considering what kind of construction is essential.  As of April 1, only a few state or local governments have taken the initiative to stop...


Harmon: Keep it up, Eagle County

April 3, 2020

We are three weeks into our physically distant way of life, or since the date of Eagle County’s first public health order, as we all work together to combat COVID-19. Although we have all learned...




Mazzuca: The system is working

April 5, 2020

Our nation operates under a system of government known as federalism, which is the sharing of power between the individual states and the federal government as prescribed in the Constitution. Federalism is defined as a governmental...



Peterson: Writing our way out

March 31, 2020

A month ago, our news staff toasted a record-breaking winter for online engagement. A month later, we’re still doing record traffic to our website — but nobody’s celebrating. It’s amazing how much the world has...


Moore: What’s the song keeping you going?

April 4, 2020

One thing keeping me sane right now is my favorite classic rock playlist. It’s amazing how these deep cleaning projects become fun when powered by Boz Scaggs’ “Lido Shuffle” and Peter Frampton’s live performance of...


Bock: Difficulty breathing and expanded COVID-19 symptoms

March 30, 2020

After seeing more than three hundred local COVID-19 patients on the front line, our teams at Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical are learning critical information regarding this deadly virus, and we firmly believe educating...


Curious Nature: A layperson’s guide to viruses

April 4, 2020

We all live and prosper in a sea of viruses. Right now, as you are reading this article, viruses pulse through your bloodstream, intestines, lungs, and everywhere in your body. They’re on every surface in...


Leonard: Lord, have mercy

March 21, 2020

Having been in full-time ministry for 20 years now, times like this are interesting for sure. I funnel my thoughts through a grid of Bible knowledge, history, and common sense as I try to understand...


Letter: What about a refund?

March 26, 2020

I am an Epic Pass holder who is interested in Vail’s initial decision to not issue refunds. I can only assume that Vail’s budget projects using the cash from pass sales to fund its operating...


Armijo: We are now humans ‘being’

April 5, 2020

It has already been a few weeks and many of us are just beginning to adjust to what can be a very different world when this is all said and done. Our leaders made mistakes...


Stecher: You are enough

March 24, 2020

We’re now in Week 2 of this abrupt lifestyle change. Without much notice, many of us have been thrust into working from home, while balancing teaching our children and maintaining the rest of our responsibilities....