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Bargell: Working out in wonder (column) (1)

February 7, 2016 — 

Start. Stop. Begin again, lurching for that one perfect thought before it dissipates. So goes the creative process. The old writing muscles have atrophied of late — sentences that used …

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Quandary: Finding a big baby, and love (2)

February 6, 2016 — 

Question No. 1Where is Tom’s Baby now?For those of you non-locals, don’t worry, Tom’s Baby isn’t some misplaced toddler we all shuffle around. It is actually a gold nugget discovered …

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Biff America: Time will tell (column) (3)

February 6, 2016 — 

The beauty of being dead is that it puts life in perspective. To be clear, I have no firsthand experience in the matter. But I do hope that after that …

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Pudim: About the white stuff that’s piling up outside (column) (4)

February 5, 2016 — 

Few people — at least, few grownups — really enjoy snow. I live in Colorado where we’re drowning in it day after day, and, though it’s great for the high …

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Brooke: A Summit County skier learns to embrace socializing in stockings (column) (5)

February 4, 2016 — 

No one seemed to love my ski socks more than my pup, which made me wonder, “What does he see in my socks that I can’t see?” Before I moved …

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Purcell: Immoral Girl Scout cookies? (column) (6)

February 4, 2016 — 

The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. According to the International Business Times, one critic, …

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Halpin: A modest proposal for the high alpine (letter) (7)

February 3, 2016 — 

As lifelong advocates for the sanctity of the wilderness, we seriously reviewed John Smith’s recommendation that dogs be leashed on hikes in the high alpine environment (Jan. 29, Summit Daily …

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Mountain Law: Cautionary tale about leaving more to kids, than spouse (column) (8)

February 3, 2016 — 

When one spouse dies in Colorado, leaving a will, the other spouse has two basic options: One is to follow the will and take whatever interest in the estate it …

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Cassidy: Time to take on traffic, Breckenridge (letter) (9)

February 2, 2016 — 

Being a resident of Breckenridge, for the past 5 years, I have seen this town go through some good and not so good changes. Visitors/tourists coming into town has increased. …

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Streicher: The wheels on the bus go round and round for the Little Red Schoolhouse (letter) (10)

February 2, 2016 — 

Little Red Schoolhouse would like to send a huge thank you to the Breckenridge Free Ride Bus Drivers for always being so accommodating and amazingly friendly to the children of …

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Montepare: When it comes to dog waste, pick it up and pack it out (letter) (11)

February 2, 2016 — 

How about we talk about dog poop — or, more specifically, the over abundance at our numerous trail heads in Summit County. For some reason, in arguably the most litter-free …

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Convy: Thanks to those who helped Kansas woman after Keystone hit-and-run (letter) (12)

February 2, 2016 — 

My wife was seriously injured at Keystone Mountain on Monday, Jan. 18 at approximately 11 a.m. near the intersection of Whipsaw and Spring Dipper, when another skier traveling at a …

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Liddick: A taxpayer’s guide to the presidential primaries (column) (13)

February 1, 2016 — 

Now that the W-2s and 1099s are falling like the snow on I-70 – with much the same effect on life and mental health – it’s time to look at …

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Quandary: How to become more avy aware (14)

January 30, 2016 — 

Where can I learn more about avalanche safety?People travel hundreds and thousands of miles to make it to Summit’s groomers, but that just isn’t enough of a thrill anymore, eh? …

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Biff America: Fences make good neighbors (column) (15)

January 30, 2016 — 

Dave Drew had only two tasks to accomplish while his parents left him home alone for the week of their Cape Cod vacation. Mow the lawn and keep Rex from …

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Jenkins: Rep. Rob Bishop’s war on Theodore Roosevelt (column) (16)

January 29, 2016 — 

Utah Republican Rep. Rob Bishop is using his position as chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee to wage a war on the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, our Republican president …

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Ask Eartha: Aliso Canyon methane leak; it’s not just a California issue (17)

January 29, 2016 — 

Dear Eartha,Recently, there has been a lot of worry about the methane leak in California. Does this leak have any negative implications for Colorado residents? DavidSilverthorneThank you for your question …

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Bald-faced fantasy (18)

January 28, 2016 — 

I smelled the familiar buttered rum coffee smell drifting my direction. Then, I heard the echo of women chatting from across the tree tops. It was ten degrees below zero, …

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Smith: Leash your dogs in high alpine environments (letter) (19)

January 28, 2016 — 

Concerning the recent article by Drew Mikita (“Dear Drewbie”), he makes some great suggestions about caring for dogs in the high alpine environment. There are many places to take advantage …

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McGahey: New free lunch when it comes to healthcare (letter) (20)

January 28, 2016 — 

On Tuesday, I attended the Amendment 69 ColoradoCare public forum in hopes of obtaining accurate information about the ballot issue, but came away disappointed that the proponents are presenting the …

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