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Young: Guess who’s (not) coming to dinner (1)

November 26, 2014 — 

The Indianapolis Star has apologized, but surely some of its readers ask: Why? The cartoon that it published carried the sentiments of every American who is horrified — horrified, I …

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Breck for Thoughtful Marijuana says ‘vote no on Main Street’ (2)

November 26, 2014 — 

Breck for Thoughtful Marijuana says “vote no on Main Street” We don’t oppose marijuana in Breckenridge. We oppose its sale on Main Street and in the downtown area. We believe …

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Rogers: Cannabis Club documentary great exposure for Breckenridge (3)

November 25, 2014 — 

I’d like to thank Stacy Smith for her letter. I’m sure many people have similar questions and concerns. First let’s dissect ‘legal drug lord’, an overly sensational term the producers …

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Chanin: A modest proposal: Think about the children!!! (4)

November 25, 2014 — 

Quick, close up all the pot shops! The hippies from the ’60s are coming in droves. Get out while you still can, man! Money-hungry marijuana smokers will soon be stealing …

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Elliott: Who’s mainstream? (5)

November 25, 2014 — 

In response to the Pam Demma’s letter of Nov. 18, “Marijuana isn’t mainstream enough for Main Street,” I just want to point out that the Colorado Department of Public Health …

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Eastman: Burning on Peak 7 (6)

November 25, 2014 — 

I am sitting at home, trying not to cough due to the heavy smoke in the air as U.S. Forest Service contractors have dozens of piles of trees burning around …

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Gordman: With marijuana on Main, Breckenridge gets risk but no reward (7)

November 25, 2014 — 

Five marijuana entrepreneurs are asking the business owners, property owners and workers of Breckenridge to fund a grand experiment for them. The experiment is, will having a large number of …

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Liddick: Counting blessings, not foibles, this Thanksgiving (8)

November 24, 2014 — 

Two days hence when we gather with family and friends to give thanks for those blessings that come to mind, let one thought be that we are fortunate to share …

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Littwin: Obama moves the ball on immigration, demands Congress pass a bill (9)

November 23, 2014 — 

If you watched the Obama immigration speech or even if you didn’t, it comes down to the same thing. The speech was stirring, and yet some will call it manipulative. …

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Lydon: Giving thanks and looking forward (10)

November 23, 2014 — 

With Thanksgiving near, it’s the season to be grateful and take stock of our situation. In that spirit, here’s some of what I’ve been thinking about. First, as we conclude …

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An Earthly Idea: Make mulch, not fire (11)

November 23, 2014 — 

Thirteen-THOUSAND slash piles. Did I read that correctly in the Nov. 18 Summit Daily? Not 13 or 1,300, but thirteen-THOUSAND slash piles to be open burned on public land in …

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Sirota: A big election with little local journalism (12)

November 23, 2014 — 

On a warm October night toward the end of the 2014 campaign, almost every politician running for a major office here in the swing state of Colorado appeared at a …

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Quandary explains hut trips and who has the highest ski area in Summit (13)

November 21, 2014 — 

Question 1: What is a hut trip? So you fancy yourself a mountain man? Well, a trip to the Summit huts might be just the thing to test your mettle. …

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Smith: Legal drug lords in Breckenridge? (14)

November 21, 2014 — 

Recently the trailer for “High Profits,” a series created by CNN that focuses on Breckenridge Cannabis Club, was brought to my attention. I have felt frustrated and concerned since I …

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Young: What we need, what we want (15)

November 21, 2014 — 

Watching the indescribable sacrifices of America’s infantry in the trenches of World War II, legendary war correspondent Ernie Pyle made a plea in print. Pay for enlisted men overseas made …

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Taylor: Headlines and history lessons (16)

November 19, 2014 — 

Last Friday’s SDN headline — “Peak 8 or Mt. Olympus?”— was quite clever, but unfortunately the putative link between the Olympic games and Mt. Olympus is wrong both geographically and …

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Hallman and Piehl: When it comes to forestry, size matters (17)

November 19, 2014 — 

A little bit of tree cutting is always appreciated. A modest amount of logging is generally OK. Large disruptions are not always well received. There’s been considerable logging in Summit …

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Bargell: It’s tough to be a kid in a candy store (18)

November 18, 2014 — 

I didn’t expect the message. At least not exactly how it was delivered. But the pictures were what really threw me for a loop. It came a week after Halloween, …

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Liddick: Stupid Americans versus the smartest guy in the room (19)

November 17, 2014 — 

Now we know how Barack Obama will react to the American people’s repudiation of what he still thinks is the smartest guy in the room: He’s going to punish us …

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Gray: The real message voters sent in the election is one of rejection (20)

November 17, 2014 — 

Re: Ted Thomas’ Nov. 14 letter to the editor, wherein he posits that low turnout was responsible for the latest election results. The president’s attempt at spin was that it …

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