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Knopf: While America watched Trump, big money bought Colorado election (column)

January 15, 2017 — Everyone is so preoccupied with President-elect Trump’s tweets, and whether his cabinet will make it through congressional review, you may have missed the fact that Coloradans gave our state away to corporate America on Election Day. Big Tobacco, Big Oil and Big Pharma are among […]

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Mountain Town News: A really strange and rainy winter in Telluride (column)

January 14, 2017 — TELLURIDE, Colo. – People were scratching their heads in Telluride on Monday. And some were rubbing their banged-up knees. The town sits at 8,750 feet in elevation. That’s high enough to be cold. But the front end of the pineapple express that deluged California resorts […]

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Biff America: Brotherhood of traction (column)

January 14, 2017 — So a Liberal, a Conservative and a cop walk into a bar… No, that is not the first line of a bad joke. That actually happened. OK, that is a lie, it wasn’t a bar; it was a coffee shop. I’m going to go out […]

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Brooke: Adulting we will go (column)

January 14, 2017 — Adulting, as it is known here in the mountains, are those things that mature people do. When you are adulting, you are responsibly taking care of things — like enrolling in insurance before incurring penalties. When the sun beams and the epic powder day has […]

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Walking Our Faith: This is how we become God’s miracles on Earth (column)

January 14, 2017 — Adeline Marie and I lived together for twenty years after my father passed. We taught overseas and traveled the world, from a safari in the Masai Mara to a cruise on the Seine to seeing the pyramids in Egypt. After she had a massive heart […]

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Mountain Law: Rec businesses can learn from fitness club cautionary tale (column)

January 11, 2017 — Back in 2011, I wrote an article discussing whether signed waiver agreements are enforceable. The article cautioned that enforceability of such agreements requires that they be “clear and unambiguous.” A recent decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals in Stone v. Life Time Fitness, Inc., […]

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Slackliner Mickey Wilson, in his own words, reflects on Arapahoe Basin Ski Area rescue

January 10, 2017 — I have had a lot on my mind since the incident last Wednesday. I had climbed a ski lift tower and traversed the cable to help my friend who was being strangled by his backpack strap after it snagged on the Lenawee chairlift at Arapahoe […]

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Liddick: The Russia rap against Trump a desperate Democrat smear job

January 9, 2017 — First it was racism. Then misogyny. Homophobia. Xenophobia. Stupidity. Finally, the heater: He’s a rich guy. The Democrats threw everything in the playbook at Donald Trump, and nothing worked. Then they had an epiphany: They’d call him a Russian stooge. He was already president-elect, but… […]

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Walking Our Faith: What snowstorms and New Year’s resolutions teach us about God (column)

January 8, 2017 — This morning as I began my column, a familiar Bach suite played in the background. I’ve listened to Yo-Yo Ma perform the Cello Suite No. 1 In G Major a thousand times, but this morning as a snowstorm silently raged outside, I bowed my head, […]

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Biff America: Low sitting in days of yore (column)

January 7, 2017 — My knees came up to my chin as I sat on the toilet — a reminder of the “good old days.” I’m sure many of the guests who stay at the Squatting Moose Cabins do so for the old school nostalgia; I was there for […]

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Liddick: High CEO pay no cause of economic pain (column)

January 2, 2017 — Let the excuses continue… One of the latest comes from Dennis Martire, vice president of the Laborers International Union of North America, an organization with a checkered past and a taste for candidates like Bernie Sanders. According to Mr. Martire, Democrats blew the election because […]

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Biff America: Making friends slowly (column)

December 31, 2016 — The right-of-way belonged to the lady in the Lexus. Had I seen her I certainly would not have pulled out. Unfortunately, my field of vision was blocked by a Matterhorn-sized snow drift. So that being the case, I eased out and did not see her […]

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Mountain Town News: Inside Athabasca Glacier, air temps above freezing (column)

December 31, 2016 — JASPER, Alberta — If you drive north from Lake Louise for an hour and a half, you will come to the Columbia Icefields, a sprawl of glaciers along the Continental Divide with fingers reaching out into the valleys. One of them is called the Athabasca […]

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Littwin: Still boldly predicting 2017 can’t be as weird as 2016 (column)

December 31, 2016 — As we gratefully leave 2016 behind and warily entertain the idea of political life in 2017, we in Colorado must ask ourselves two basic questions: What the hell just happened? What the hell’s gonna happen now? To answer either, we need to take a close […]

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Walking Our Faith: When you are broken and too tired to begin again (column)

December 31, 2016 — I bought cross-country skis to follow Dr. Dietzgen’s good advice that I exercise to offset the results of being a very talented cook. I am a chunky monkey. I have gained and lost the same 25 pounds innumerable times. You might be surprised that I […]

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Calvert: Slow and local — it’s a way to fight back (column)

December 30, 2016 — By now, it should be obvious that cynical corporate interests from the fossil fuel industry have executed a successful takeover of U.S. policymaking. President-elect Donald Trump has named high-powered executives and friends of the industry to run the country, a job he has admitted might […]

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Financial Pathways: Financial New Year’s resolutions for 2017 (column)

December 27, 2016 — It is hard to believe that 2016 is almost over and a new year is about to begin. With the new year comes the sense of fresh beginnings. Perhaps you have already started thinking about your resolutions whether it be losing that extra weight, getting […]

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Micek: Donald Trump’s Amerika (column)

December 27, 2016 — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell… Yes, that Mitch McConnell … is backing a bipartisan investigation into allegations that the Russian government tampered with American elections and maybe, just maybe, helped Donald Trump win the presidency. So can we all agree that this is a thing […]

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Mountain Law: Real estate transfers before death (column)

December 27, 2016 — Aaron wants to leave his condo to his sister, Becky, when he dies. While he could simply leave the property to her in his will, he does not want her to have to go through the legal process known as probate after he dies and […]

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Liddick: Stargazing a corrective to political turmoil (column)

December 26, 2016 — Here we are at the appendices of the year. The girth-enhancing holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving are behind us. The hair-on-fire, exploding-heart-level-stress-inducing joy and love of Christmas is tapering off. Hanukkah has come and is similarly fading. The portents and promise of the New Year […]

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