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Panic at the Memorial Day barbecue (letter) (1)

May 25, 2015 — 

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?This year, it’s all about food poisoning …

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Applauding Polis for Wilderness and Recreation Act (letter) (2)

May 25, 2015 — 

I would like to thank Congressman Jared Polis following his introduction of the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act. By introducing this legislation Rep. Polis has once again reaffirmed his …

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Hillary Clinton strategy: omit, misdirect and obfuscate (column) (3)

May 25, 2015 — 

I did not have sex with that woman…Ms. Lewinski.”Words to remember now that we are watching another example of the oddly unsavory behavior that is the hallmark of the Clintons: …

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Saving an island fox could be a benchmark (column) (4)

May 23, 2015 — 

The recovery of the endangered fox on Channel Islands National Park off the Southern California coast might be a benchmark for modern conservation. With the cinnamon-colored fox due to come …

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A valley in Colorado fights for its rural life (column) (5)

May 23, 2015 — 

I agreed to buy our 45-acre ranch sight unseen after my husband, Kevin, came back from a fishing trip to western Colorado’s North Fork Valley. He’d been suffering from a …

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EPA plan to ban coal hits major roadblock (column) (6)

May 22, 2015 — 

The EPA proposal to impose a de facto ban on new coal-fired power plants received more than two million comments from the public — but it looks like it was …

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Becoming better bystanders (column) (7)

May 21, 2015 — 

Last week Summit County students, parents and community members came together to view a documentary. Not so unusual in the county, where our young kids trek annually to see the …

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The bloodbath down the street (column) (8)

May 20, 2015 — 

I know the place: the place where bullets flew and blood flowed the other day, where TV crews set up their trucks for one more gruesome body count.I know that …

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Littwin: The death penalty’s dying breaths, even in Nebraska (9)

May 20, 2015 — 

Someday when they write the history of the death penalty in the United States, it will include the fact that on the day Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was being …

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Smaller employers more exposed to discrimination suits under new law (10)

May 20, 2015 — 

Until this year, Colorado law did not permit an award of compensatory or punitive damages or attorney fees and costs to an employee who prevailed in a complaint before the …

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May 11, 2015: The day the blues died (column) (11)

May 18, 2015 — 

Legendary musician B.B. King has passed into history; we are poorer for the loss.B.B. King, whose first name was actually Riley, is what a less cynical and self-absorbed time would …

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The Bush years: an explainer (column) (12)

May 17, 2015 — 

This week in Nevada, Jeb Bush accidentally declared he’s running for president to reporters. He was supposed to say, “if I run” and instead said, “I’m running for president!”So now …

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Finding a confluence on the Bright Angel Trail (column) (13)

May 17, 2015 — 

The young man who looked like he was from the Middle East was sitting against the wall of the Grand Canyon, a GoPro camera strapped to his chest. My aching …

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Quandary looks at High Country wildflowers (14)

May 16, 2015 — 

What flowers do well in summit?Well, that depends on if you are growing or gazing. Wildflowers can be great for the Summit gardener as well as the Summit hiker, depending …

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Littwin: Brother Jeb’s lesser Iraq disaster (column) (15)

May 16, 2015 — 

The question we are facing now is as obvious as a mission-accomplished sign: If Jeb Bush knew now what question he was going to be asked four days ago, would …

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Hamner: Colorado state legislative session in the rear view (column) (16)

May 15, 2015 — 

The legislature has adjourned after 120 productive days where I am proud to report that I worked hard for my constituents in House District 61 and the people of Colorado. …

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Are cows drinking the West dry? (column) (17)

May 15, 2015 — 

On a recent trip to California, I visited the North Coast, where spring usually means green hills with deep grass strewn with lupine and bright orange poppies bobbing in sea …

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Ask Eartha: The hazards of the household (column) (18)

May 15, 2015 — 

Dear Eartha,I understand that Saturday, May 16 is Town Clean Up Day, but most activities revolve around cleaning up public spaces. I have some toxic materials sitting around my house …

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On the stump for 2016 with Corporate Jesus (column) (19)

May 14, 2015 — 

A tried-and-true advertising concept is a technique called myth analysis. In it, the marketer establishes a narrative that has nothing to do with the product, but which sticks in the …

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How’s that coexistence working out for you? (column) (20)

May 13, 2015 — 

What is it about those who abandon American ideals that they would otherwise hold dear the moment terrorist groups make threats or when a particular point of view stands against …

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