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Liddick: Of snowflakes and free speech (column)

April 24, 2017 — It's happened again. Ann Coulter, well-known conservative author and speaker, she of quick wit, caustic tongue and disdain for progressive totalitarianism, has been denied the ability to speak at the University of California at Berkeley. Or maybe university administrators will allow her to speak somewhere […]

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Ketcham: Grizzlies can always use more meat (column)

April 23, 2017 — In the next few weeks, as the bears wake up from their snowy hibernation into the lengthening days of spring, I'll head into grizzly country to interview a couple bruins for a piece in a national magazine. Actually, though, I'm hoping they'll just tell me […]

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Mountain Town News: Will Donner Pass set new record for precipitation? (column)

April 22, 2017 — DONNER PASS, Calif. — It's official now that this winter has been the wettest one on record in the northern Sierra Nevada. Not necessarily the snowiest, but the wettest. The Associated Press and others reported that an index of eight sensors showed just under 90 […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Hold Colorado’s ski industry accountable on death, injury data

April 20, 2017 — Colorado's most popular ski resorts are carved out of our public lands. Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail Mountain — to name the big three — all pay millions in fees to the U.S. Forest Service for the privilege of operating highly profitable concessions there. Despite that, […]

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Warmack: Why we need methane rules (column)

April 20, 2017 — For almost three decades, I worked in the oil and gas industry, moving 22 times to job sites that ranged from Bloomfield, New Mexico, to the Norwegian Sea. In the Four Corners area, I helped make sure that 3,000 wells sent their oil and gas […]

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Polman: Trump’s broken promise could break another promise (column)

April 20, 2017 — Smoke has been billowing skyward from the Trumpster fire for nearly 100 days — I know, it feels more like 100 weeks — and his refusal to release his tax returns is only stoking the flames. Basically, his broken campaign promise to release his tax […]

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Warmack: Why we need methane rules (column)

April 20, 2017 — For almost three decades, I worked in the oil and gas industry, moving 22 times to job sites that ranged from Bloomfield, New Mexico, to the Norwegian Sea. In the Four Corners area, I helped make sure that 3,000 wells sent their oil and gas […]

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Reagan: A subject the media should cover (column)

April 19, 2017 — Sometime this month I hope our rabid anti-Trump media find a little time to cover a subject that has been very important to me since I was 8 — child sexual abuse. Child abuse of all kinds is an epidemic here and around the world. […]

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Holbrook: Of hardcore skiers and laid-back soakers (column)

April 19, 2017 — The other night, Alan and I met some friends for a drink at a local bar in Breckenridge. It was the day after a big spring snowstorm and that morning Summit County residents had, apparently, abandoned en masse whatever else they should have been doing […]

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Liddick: Surveillance results: Nothing to see here (column)

April 17, 2017 — Okay, everyone. Repeat after me: "President Trump was right about surveillance. President Trump was right about surveillance. President Trump was right about surveillance…" Now, click your heels together three times… No, Trump Tower wasn't "wiretapped." To borrow a phrase from the erstwhile hero of the […]

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Lopez: ‘Back to sleep,’ by itself, is not enough (column)

April 16, 2017 — Parents and caregivers of newborns receive a great deal of advice on keeping new babies healthy and safe, particularly during sleep. A primary theme is preventing sudden unexpected infant death, or SUID, the No. 1 cause of death for infants between 1 month and 1 […]

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Mountain Town News: Trump proposes to end ski town Amtrak trains (column)

April 15, 2017 — C02 measurements show a worrisome progression NEDERLAND, Colo. — Much as a physician's assistant will take your blood pressure every time you visit a doctor, researchers at Colorado's Niwot Ridge routinely measure the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the mountain air. Results of the most […]

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Young: Launching missiles from ‘Oppositeville’ (column)

April 11, 2017 — Wilbur Ross was misinformed, and he was sitting right next to the guy. To watch the missiles fly, Donald Trump had assembled his inner circle to a cramped room that looked like a banquet nook at Benihana. Please pass the saké. It was Mar-a-Lago, actually. […]

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Emmer column: Bustang: Money well spent?

April 9, 2017 — The constant drip, drip, drip of pleas for ever more tax money is a burden of citizenship. The average U.S. family will spend $2.5 million on taxes over its lifetime. Much public spending is worthwhile and some is even necessary. But not all. Public spending […]

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Mountain Town News: Park City tops Aspen, Jackson and Vail in big-bucks metric (column)

April 9, 2017 — JACKSON, Wyo. – Which ski towns have the biggest bucks? (And no, this isn't a joke about masculinity). Using the metric of county statistics, Colorado's Aspen and Wyoming's Jackson (Pitkin and Teton counties respectively) rank highest. But there's another metric, called a micropolitan. Using that […]

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Gilman: For Mark Sundeen, the search began with a meat snack (column)

April 9, 2017 — After two decades of bumming around the country, first as a dirtbag outdoorsman stringing together jobs in the rural West, and later as a city-bound freelancer "whose sole purpose was to inhale dollars, transform them into pleasure, then exhale a stream of carbon into the […]

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Biff America: Writing an unseen friend (column)

April 8, 2017 — Last night I spent the evening reading letters from a dead gal. Being an optimist, I decided to write her back. For two years Karen Casey and I shared our fears, joys, loves and secrets. This was despite of the fact — or more likely […]

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De Vos: Blowing the moonshot (column)

April 6, 2017 — Somewhere in the span between terror and coincidence is the fact that one of Hitler's slogans was, "Make Germany great again." Hopefully the sloganeering turns out differently this time, but you never know. The District of Columbia was built on a bog and despite the […]

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Littwin: Bennet won’t support Gorsuch filibuster, but says it’s complicated (column)

April 5, 2017 — First the news. Michael Bennet tells me he's not going to vote to filibuster Neil Gorsuch. "I don't think it's wise for our party to filibuster this nominee or for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option," Bennet said. That makes him the fourth Democratic senator […]

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Biff America: A chilling effect of age (column)

April 1, 2017 — "The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected." That quote by Robert Frost speaks to the revelations that the years provide. For instance, I spent the better part of last Thursday afternoon with my fly down and I'm here to say it was a learning […]

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