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Letter: Trump unfairly criticized? Hardly

While I usually enjoy Butch Mazzuca's column, I rarely agree with his opinions. I'm considerably more progressive than he is, but always curious to what he might be thinking. I'm usually not compelled to comment…



Letter: How you can stop animal cruelty

What is animal cruelty? “​Animal cruelty includes intentional, malicious acts of harm and less clear-cut situations where animals’ needs are neglected.” Animal cruelty is an important issue today, and I hope to give people awareness…


Cook: Opening a new door at Vail Health

This week, after more than five years of planning and construction, we are excited to open the new east wing of Vail Health Hospital, providing a more sophisticated infrastructure to meet the growing needs of…


Robbins: A 28th Amendment? Don’t bet on it

Love him or hate him — and there seems to be little, if anything, in between — one thing that can’t be denied is that the current president has been a norm-breaker. For some, this…


Letter: Let’s not lose this ski season, too

I keep wondering how it is that the cases in Eagle County are rising so dramatically when I read so much about how everyone is being so careful. But I had some experiences recently that…





Van Beek: Santa has gone digital

Santa and his elves have modernized their operation. They now have social media accounts, have upgraded their sleigh to something called Prime, and have enlisted thousands of helpers who help build toys for kids of…


Robbins: Understanding the Insurrection Act

The first job of the secretary of state of the United States is to promote American values around the world. What that translates to, in large part, is endorsing our conception of democracy. Two cornerstones…


Mazzuca: Post-Thanksgiving Day thanks

OK, raise your hands: How many had their Thanksgiving plans altered, modified, changed, revised, amended or tailored this year? Yeah, us too. Not that it wasn’t a most pleasant day, it was; Bobbi made a…