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The SEC illustrates the danger of regulatory capture (column) (1)

March 29, 2015 — 

The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything noteworthy. But the phenomenon that the euphemism represents is, …

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Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed (column) (2)

March 29, 2015 — 

Starting sometime in May my only option for flying from Moab, Utah, to a regional hub will be to get on a Brasilia 30-seat turboprop (Great Lakes Airlines) that flies …

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Postal system a shadow of its former self (letter) (3)

March 28, 2015 — 

Like many Summit homeowners, we divide time between here and our original home, considering both “home.” Routinely, before moving to/from here for months, we request our mail be forwarded. Simple …

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Quandary talks Summit County planting and the Rotary’s Ice Melt contest (4)

March 28, 2015 — 

I’m beginning to develop spring fever. I would like to have a garden this year. What fruits, vegetables and flowers grow at this altitude? — Green ThumbSpring does seem to …

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Blue River votes on Ruby Place skirt democratic process (letter) (5)

March 28, 2015 — 

More back and forth about Blue RiverI read Rich Holcroft’s article in the Summit Daily (March 25) about the Ruby Placer development, and now I understand why the town of …

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Health coverage in 6 places named Denver (column) (6)

March 27, 2015 — 

Ninety-four percent of the residents of Denver, Colorado, have health coverage. By contrast, if state averages apply, only 76 percent of those in Denver City, Texas, do.Do you live in …

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Taking the Summit out of Summit Historical Society (letter) (7)

March 27, 2015 — 

As a former president of the Summit Historical Society, I am incensed over the giveaway of society properties and artifacts to the Town of Breckenridge. SHS was robbed — of …

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Colorado bill funding contraception would save state money (letter) (8)

March 27, 2015 — 

As a long time local resident and one who is committed to sensible state budget and finance, I fully support the passage of HB 1194 to fund access to long-acting …

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More U.S. Forest Service obfuscation (letter) (9)

March 27, 2015 — 

Lack of transparency in government? Blind persistence in ill-conceived plans? Our Dillon Ranger District is the poster child for both. On May 29 of last year, 80-plus citizens turned out …

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Ask Eartha: Earth Hour, Save Our Snow both promote environmental awareness in Summit County (10)

March 27, 2015 — 

Dear Eartha,I know that Earth Day is in April, but are there other environmental awareness days in the spring where we can raise awareness in our community and take action …

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Ted Cruz for president, because he seems just like a Republican primary voter (column) (11)

March 26, 2015 — 

As Ted Cruz took the stage at Liberty University to announce that he’s running for president as the One True Conservative, it suddenly occurred to me that he actually has …

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Ruby Placer controversy overshadowing positive signs of growth (column) (12)

March 24, 2015 — 

From reading the Summit Daily recently it seems as if there is a lot of controversy in the town of Blue River. It is true that we finally have some …

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Encouraging women far and near (column) (13)

March 24, 2015 — 

It was chaos. It was quiet. When nearly 45 young women converge in one spot, then abruptly depart, the two extremes should not be unexpected. Still, the silence following their …

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Mountain Law: Understanding the Ruby Placer referendum petition (14)

March 24, 2015 — 

As reported in this paper on March 19, the town of Blue River received a referendum petition from some of its residents with respect to the board of trustees’ controversial …

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Obama hands out fliers to amateur hour on an international stage (column) (15)

March 24, 2015 — 

“The president told Netanyahu that the United States would ‘reassess our options with Israel in light of the prime minister’s statements during his recent campaign’ …” — White House official, …

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Vail Resorts ski instructors should make more money (letter) (16)

March 24, 2015 — 

I am hearing from young, 10-year and 20-year instructors who are saying they no longer can afford to teach skiing and snowboarding because of the low pay. The low pay …

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Think of the children! (column) (17)

March 22, 2015 — 

“What about the children?”Politicians of both parties often stoop to using our children as props whenever they’re fighting for a new law or pet government program.They argue we need to …

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Biff America: A good man, a poor judge of talent (18)

March 21, 2015 — 

In the eyes of his 4-year-old younger brother, Michael could fly.He could dive over my father’s Ford, hit the ground in a perfect summersault and end up standing on his …

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Quandary talks ski resort closing estimates and antlers vs. horns (19)

March 20, 2015 — 

WHEN DO THE SKI RESORTS CLOSE?All these bluebird days can make a mind start to wander and a skier start to worry, but there should still be plenty of snow-filled …

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The anarcho-GOP (column) (20)

March 20, 2015 — 

It’s no secret the GOP hates Attorney General Eric Holder. If you want to start a fight with your Fox News-o-phile uncle, just say, “The attorney general will not cast …

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