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Stiegelmeier: Support Millie Hamner in reelection bid (1)

October 31, 2014 — 

Rep. Millie Hamner deserves your vote to continue her outstanding work at the Capitol. Perhaps due to her career in education, from elementary teacher to superintendent, she is uniquely capable …

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The Summit Foundation endorses measure 1A (2)

October 31, 2014 — 

Through its grant-making and leadership activities, The Summit Foundation attempts to build healthy and safe communities. We assist residents and visitors of all ages to live healthy, safe and independent …

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Ask Eartha: Making your home efficient during a Summit winter (3)

October 31, 2014 — 

With some snow on the ground now, how can I get my house warmer, and save money on my heating bill this season? — Martin, Silverthorne The first step is …

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Goold: Will a small town’s underground economy get legitimized? (4)

October 30, 2014 — 

A little-known battle in this country’s marijuana war is underway in a small town of 1,500 in western Colorado, known — if at all — for its underground coal mines, …

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Galvin: Not my kind of conservatism (5)

October 30, 2014 — 

In this election cycle, a “South Park” episode comes to mind. It’s the one that compares a certain kind of sandwich to a particular type of bag. That show was …

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Bird: The 99 percenter vs. the 1 percent (6)

October 30, 2014 — 

Well, election day is almost upon us and it appears the 99 percent will again vote against their interests. Republican lies, obfuscations, distortions, fear and money again rule the day. …

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Hallman: Politics again, go figure (7)

October 30, 2014 — 

I ran into my buddy Dan Gibbs the other day. He and his wife, Johanna, have a beautiful new baby girl and he’s working hard to be a good dad. …

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Littwin: Big Dog Bill Clinton cuts to the chase in Colorado (8)

October 29, 2014 — 

Bill Clinton may have his flaws — some pretty significant ones at that — but you can’t deny the Big Dog his genius. And he has a particular genius for …

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Young: In a tale of two states, never a more stark difference (9)

October 29, 2014 — 

The dictionary has nothing more extreme than “extreme.” No “extremer.” No “extremest.” So “State Sen. Dan Patrick” will have to suffice, if you’re talking extreme politics, as opposed to extreme …

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Bruns: Standing up for Udall for standing with the President (10)

October 27, 2014 — 

Colorado might shoot itself in the foot by not doing its research and taking a vote-out-the-incumbents approach or by just passing in this important midterm election. It’s vital to understand …

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Liddick: The pox of politics (11)

October 27, 2014 — 

A week to go, and the election-year slime-storm has reached full intensity. If you want to know why we have such a low opinion of politicians, watch an hour of …

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Sirota: In legalization battles, alcohol defines the politics of marijuana (12)

October 26, 2014 — 

When Colorado voters in 2012 approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana, the state did not merely break new ground in the ongoing battle over narcotics policy. It also bolstered an …

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Marston: Heard around the West (13)

October 25, 2014 — 

THE NATION Multiple-choice question: We know our public schools need help, but what kind of new gear do you think they need? (A) grenade launchers; (B) mine-resistant armored vehicles, or …

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LeVaux: Grass-fed beef can be good 365 days a year (14)

October 25, 2014 — 

There is an unfortunate stigma attached to frozen meat, a widely held assumption that it’s inferior to fresh meat. This prejudice runs deep enough that fast-food chain Wendy’s promises that …

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Littwin: Bob Beauprez’s horror show (15)

October 24, 2014 — 

The truly frightening thing about the Bob Beauprez horror-movie campaign ad is that Beauprez and his team must have thought it would actually work. I don’t know if the ad …

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Local Ebola risk remains low, but Summit health officials are preparing (16)

October 24, 2014 — 

With the Ebola virus garnering national and international headlines, and the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, you may be wondering what efforts are under way locally to …

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Black: What you should know about GMOs (17)

October 24, 2014 — 

GMOs promote and incentivize the practice of monoculture agriculture. Genetically engineered agriculture is not the only monoculture practice, but it is the largest contributor. When making investments do you put …

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Ask Eartha: Explaining tough choices on Summit County ballots (18)

October 24, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, I always participate in the presidential elections but am ashamed to admit I shy away from voting on amendments and propositions. These issues intimidate me. How can I …

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Carlson: Keep Millie Hamner as Summit County’s state representative (19)

October 23, 2014 — 

I am writing to urge voters to continue to support Millie Hamner as our state representative for House District 61. As an advocate for public education, I know it is …

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Aragon: Cory Gardner is too partisan to represent Colorado’s interests (20)

October 23, 2014 — 

When I read the endorsement of Cory Gardner by the Denver Post, I realized that partisanship does not stop in Washington. It is also apparent in the Denver Post’s endorsements …

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