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Biff America: Slow speed to happiness (1)

July 26, 2014 — 

Death makes heroes of us all. Seldom will an obituary read, “John Doe died last week. He had the morals of a weasel in heat and was as good looking …

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Tobias: Drones over the High Country (2)

July 25, 2014 — 

When I think of Canada, I picture caribou herds, universal health care and the occasional hockey brawl. Officials at our Department of Homeland Security, however, seem to think the neighbors …

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An Earthly Idea: Speak out on Summit County Highway 9 bypass (3)

July 25, 2014 — 

Do you want highway construction to force the Frisco-to-Breckenridge bike path to run along the edge of the highway for two years? Should land that is now dedicated county open …

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Dobbs: Vail Pass recpath newbies need to know rules of the road (4)

July 25, 2014 — 

There are companies that take tourists to the top of Vail Pass in a van— from both sides, Summit County and Vail — then let them coast back down on …

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Ask Eartha: Colorado Mountain College offers degree cultivating future earth stewards (5)

July 24, 2014 — 

I heard that there is a community college in Summit County that has a four-year bachelor’s program in sustainability studies? What is that program exactly and how can I learn …

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Hallman: Politics, people and trees (6)

July 24, 2014 — 

It’s political season again and politicians are out roaming the streets telling us what they’ve done for us, how much they hate Washington and what’s wrong with General Motors. Some …

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Mast: Angels on Quandary Peak (7)

July 23, 2014 — 

Angels on Quandary Peak Yesterday I was hiking to Quandary Peak with my family ... our first 14er attempt. We were all in awe of the beauty and grandeur of …

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Liddick: U.S. corporations jump ship over Obamanomics (8)

July 21, 2014 — 

Jack Lew has a big problem. The current successor to Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton isn’t concerned about the crushing national debt. His department has to deal with the repercussions of …

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Bird: Republicans policies play out in Kansas (9)

July 21, 2014 — 

Republicans policies play out in Kansas To butress the letter by Andrew Cohen’s July 17 letter regarding Kim McGahey’s “rose colored view” of the Republican Party, one need only look …

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Pacot: Ayn Rand Republicans on the Colorado ballot (10)

July 21, 2014 — 

Ayn Rand Republicans on the Colorado ballot “The goal of the ‘liberals’—as it emerges from the record of the past decades—was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means …

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Sirota: A local fight for the future of the Internet (11)

July 20, 2014 — 

The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many …

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Stanford: Take the win in Iran (12)

July 19, 2014 — 

With Barack Obama’s approval ratings getting dragged down by a floundering foreign policy, we might miss one of his biggest successes in a place no one expected — Iran. Whether …

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Ward: Preventing clear cutting has been a 30-year mistake (13)

July 19, 2014 — 

Preventing clear-cutting has been a 30-year mistake Re: Howard Brown’s column “The clear-cutting of Gold Hill was a 100-year mistake Living in the wildland-urban interface has raised the consciousness of …

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Ask Eartha: Be a voice for Summit County’s babbling brook (14)

July 16, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, I have recently purchased my very first paddleboard. I can ride rivers, stretch out into yoga poses and sometimes just coast as I fish the waters. We are …

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Harrison: Summit County bikers and the rules of the road (15)

July 16, 2014 — 

Recently, as I was crossing the street on my way to work as usual, I almost got run over by a man on his bicycle. Bikes are certainly not out …

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Cohen: Response to a Republican’s revisionist history (16)

July 16, 2014 — 

I am writing in response to the opinion of Kim McGahey in the July 12 paper. His article was full of “truthiness” as described by a brilliant conservative commentator. So …

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Writers on the Range: Amazon taught Grand Junction a valuable lesson (17)

July 16, 2014 — 

Small businesses and nonprofits have a lot in common: They operate on thin margins, develop strong local ties and support their communities’ economic and social wellbeing. But what happens to …

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Flavell: Tread lightly on Tenderfoot Mountain (18)

July 15, 2014 — 

For many years, I’ve walked my pooch along the peaceful path that winds through wildflowers and soul-soothing views, known as the Tenderfoot Trail. Tonight my heart grows heavy with the …

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Young: Do-nothing theatrics on immigration (19)

July 15, 2014 — 

My son, the skateboarder, has a name for people who dress the part, talk the part, but who don’t really do what dedicated skateboarders do. He calls them “posers.” On …

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Regan: Don’t spike the football just yet, Senator Udall (20)

July 15, 2014 — 

Re: “Lake Hill housing bill heads to White House for signature,” by Joe Moylan, July 11: The Lake Hill Administrative Site Affordable Housing Act is long overdue and appears to …

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