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Mueller: Don’t hurt farmers to save the Colorado River

No one denies it: Over-consumption of water and extreme drought caused by climate change are realities driving the Colorado River into crisis. But some solutions are better than others. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt suggested...



Letter: Bravo, Sweet Basil

If there is to be a silver lining to the pandemic, it will surely be the emerging takeout phenomenon among the valley’s best restaurants. We want to hail Sweet Basil for taking a month to...


Letter: Broken system

“We’re experiencing very high volume, please try again later” is the most common phrase I hear these days. I hear that phrase by far the most, way more than I’d ever heard it before. Living...


Letter: Cruelty must not be tolerated

I was watching “World on Fire” on PBS. An exchange in Nazi Germany between an American correspondent and a doctor who was responsible for euthanizing handicapped children caught my attention. Yes, I am going to draw...


School Views: Looking ahead together

Our collective response to this pandemic has been incredible. Teachers adapted quickly, our tech department changed their focus overnight, devices and physical packets were rapidly distributed to students, and parents stepped in to support their...



Carnes: Time to eat, drink and never forget

Good grief, for a while there I felt like it was never going to end, but finally, HOORAY, the previously unthinkable has happened! Yep, a big ol’ shout out to all the local graduates, for...


Cook: Gratitude for an amazing team

As Eagle County begins the “blue phase” of the public health orders, I can’t help but reflect on the tireless work and sacrifices made by our local health care workers over the past two months. ...


Babbitt: Here’s how to save the Colorado River

It is no exaggeration to say that a mega-drought not seen in 500 years has descended on the seven Colorado River Basin states: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. That’s what the...



Letter: I hate wearing a mask

I have to say I hate wearing a mask. I hate the way it looks, I hate seeing my fellow Americans in one and I hate the fear that comes with wearing one. I was born in 1973...


Noble: The problem with Tara Reade

The #MeToo hashtag, which surged in 2017 following sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, spawned companion hashtags such as #BelieveSurvivors. These two hashtags are particularly notable because the first served to highlight how pervasive sexual...



Haims: Get educated about Alzheimer’s and dementia

Alzheimer’s is a life-changing event for both those diagnosed with the disease and their families. Researchers have found that about 20% of Alzheimer’s cases may be misdiagnosed. Other studies have found that people with Alzheimer’s...


Robbins: What are inspectors general and why do they matter?

It’s not the kind that you salute. In fact the “general” in “inspector general” is closer in meaning to “the whole enchilada” than it is to military brass.  An inspector general is an investigative official. While the term,...


Vail Valley Charitable Fund: Mountains of hope

I always knew we lived in a very special place, but over the past few years, I have been even more overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the Vail Valley, especially the Vail Valley...