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Mountain Town News: Two grand ambitions, but only one still possible (column)

May 27, 2017 — SOUTH FORK, Colo. — Dreams of a new real estate development high in the mountains live on—except for where they don't. Colorado has examples of both. The dream that lives on is at Wolf Creek Pass, in southern Colorado. There, Texas billionaire B.J. "Red" McCombs […]

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Wise: Don’t just stand there, do something (column)

May 26, 2017 — My first thought, on entering the hall, was, "Wow, she doesn't look like an endowed-chair environmental law professor." This was back in the fall of 2006, when I went to hear Mary Christina Wood speak. She was about my age, with long chestnut hair, a […]

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Use art to help increase environmental awareness

May 25, 2017 — Dear Eartha, As an artist, I'm always looking for new ways to use my talent to create awareness for environmental issues. I'm wondering if there are any local art projects I can get involved with? – Ben, Dillon Thank you for your question this week, […]

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Propst: We can fight against Utah’s war on public lands (column)

May 23, 2017 — I spent a week last month backpacking and pack-rafting in and around Utah's new Bears Ears National Monument. But even while I paddled the silty San Juan River and hiked under blue skies up Cedar Mesa, I worried about the future of Bears Ears National […]

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Financial Pathways: How to choose a real estate broker (column)

May 23, 2017 — In my last column, I answered questions and discussed two IRS approved tax strategies for saving money on the sale of real estate. As a follow up, let's talk about the importance of choosing the right real estate broker to help you sell your property […]

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Mountain Town News: What do our statues say about us and our ideals?

May 20, 2017 — ASPEN, Colo. – Two years ago this June, a 21-year-old white supremacist slipped into a church in Charleston, South Carolina, and after praying with the parishioners, all of whom were black, he shot and killed nine of them. The shooting reignited the long-simmering conversation about […]

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Keating: Red, White & Blue Fire District’s standards will not be compromised (column)

May 20, 2017 — In light of the recent article highlighting the issues between our Fire District and Summit County government, this is nothing new and dates back to 2002 and even beyond when substandard ambulance transport services were being provided to this district. An important fact to consider […]

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Liddick: From sinner to saint: Tracing the Democrat’s changing view of Jim Comey (column)

May 16, 2017 — Okay, everyone. Breathe. Step back. Don't embarrass yourselves… For the leaders of the Democrat party and their intellectual henchmen, it's already too late. Between November last and early this month most of them had said at least once that former FBI Director James Comey had […]

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Purcell: Mothers the key to the good in this world (column)

May 15, 2017 — I wish every child could be blessed to have a mother like mine. When my five sisters and I were babies in her womb, she never took so much as an aspirin for a headache — never ingested anything but the nutrients we needed to […]

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Reagan: Changing the channel on Congress (column)

May 14, 2017 — I give up. Ten minutes after I started watching the Senate intelligence committee hearings Thursday morning, I got so frustrated I started looking for a good cartoon show. What's so aggravating about these staged Congressional hearings is that you know what the Republicans and the […]

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Mountain Town News: Aspen Skiing buying 34 more tiny houses (column)

May 13, 2017 — ASPEN, Colo. – After a winter of experimentation with six tiny houses, the Aspen Skiing Co. is ready to commit to 34 more in an effort to quickly deliver more employee housing. The first six "trailer coaches" consist of 300 square feet of floor living […]

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Holbrook: Musings on grief (column)

May 9, 2017 — "Then comes a sudden jab of red-hot memory and all this common sense vanishes like an ant in the mouth of a furnace" — C.S. Lewis, "A Grief Observed." In the checkout line at Safeway last week, I noticed a copy of Time Magazine, with […]

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Gardner: Tax strategies to save money on sale of real estate (column)

May 9, 2017 — Lorraine asks: I have a house that I am selling. It is in another town where I lived before moving here. I lived in the house for two years and then I rented it out for the last four years. I plan to use the […]

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Liddick: Bridging gaps between intellectual ghettoes (column)

May 8, 2017 — Travel broadens the mind. Particularly when one encounters people living on the same planet but in different universes. My wife and I occasionally have conversations with Liberals. Real, honest-to-God, Obama-could-do-no-wrong, capitalists-are-evil, America-is-the-worst-country-ever, no-borders, free-everything-for-everyone, eat-the-rich Liberals. They are mostly good-hearted folks, mind; they have children, […]

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Mountain Town News: Tutus in the Cowboy State but not in Jackson Hole (column)

May 6, 2017 — JACKSON, Wyo. – The guys in Jackson Hole missed an opportunity to have a little fun last week. Maybe they were camping in the desert, biding their time until the snow has melted or at least transformed into the fine corn best harvested by spring […]

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Rissier: For 43 years, diversity of thought celebrated at Lord of the Mountains Church (column)

May 6, 2017 — Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church has been known by many in the county as being "out there" for their Progressive Christian moniker. Not to be confused with Political Progressivism, the naming of this movement occurred in 1994 by Rev. Jim Adams, who at the […]

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Liddick: Our K-12 schools could be better (column)

May 1, 2017 — Let's agree that our K-12 schools could be better. They could produce graduates who know who won our Civil War; can explain the three branches of government and understand we do not live in a "democracy;" can balance a checkbook without a calculator; and realize […]

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Mountain Town News: Enough snow to last to July 4th? Or into autumn? (column)

April 29, 2017 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Continuing snowfall in the Sierra Nevada has Andy Wirth, the chief executive of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, musing about an improbable ski season. "I'm actually considering staying open through the summer and fall so it becomes the 16-17-18 season," Wirth said […]

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Mountain Wheels: Ginormous Yukon XL Denali offers pure domination

April 29, 2017 — In days when "presidential" now connotes images of gold faucets on private jets and porcelain fountains in the Lincoln Bedroom, the grand, imposing and heavily chrome-plated GMC Yukon Denali really does seem like a car for the times. And considering that it looks like a […]

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Schendler: People power can still make democracy work (column)

April 28, 2017 — If you parade several hundred thousand people through New York and coordinate simultaneous marches globally, the truth is … it might not matter all that much. Such was the lesson of the 2014 climate march in New York City, and probably of the Jan. 21 […]

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