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Reagan: The media’s lynching of Ray Rice (1)

September 14, 2014 — 

Let’s get to the burning national media issue of the week — Ray Rice and spousal abuse. All the professional media moralizers are jumping on the politically correct Rice soapbox …

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Sirota: Shareholders’ quest for more transparency (2)

September 14, 2014 — 

If you own a share of a company, how much information about the company are you entitled to? That is the question embedded in the debate over a proposed Securities …

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Writers on the Range: Heard Around the West (3)

September 13, 2014 — 

UTAH If you’re an education blogger in Utah, don’t try to tell your online students that English words that sound the same sometimes mean different things — i.e., “for,” “four” …

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Littwin: Committed to winning the war on terror, in the same old way (4)

September 13, 2014 — 

It was sad to watch, but, I guess, inevitable. In delivering a strong and decisive speech on how to deal with the ISIS threat, Barack Obama resoundingly answered his critics …

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Earthly Idea: Fracking and natural gas a dangerous addiction (5)

September 13, 2014 — 

Pro-fracking ads on TV now rival in frequency the ones for expensive pharmaceuticals we’ll never need. My gut reaction is that anyone who needs to advertise that heavily — or …

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Ask Eartha: A can-do attitude preserves bounty of summer (6)

September 12, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, I am a gardener, and I love the money I save during the summer months by growing my own produce. I also have an abundance of food that …

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Buck: Breckenridge Town Council should take a stand on marijuana issue (7)

September 11, 2014 — 

How disappointing it was to see the Breckenridge Town Council duck its responsibility to take a leadership position on the issue of marijuana on Main Street. Instead of taking a …

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Writers on the Range: Two flat tires on the sage grouse express (8)

September 11, 2014 — 

Some interests potentially inconvenienced by the Endangered Species Act are so terrified of the law that it often succeeds best when threatened but not invoked. So it may be with …

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Koenig: Live music at Dillon Amphitheater hits the right note (9)

September 11, 2014 — 

I would like to thank the Dillon Business Association, the town of Dillon and Matt Miano with the town of Dillon for a great concert series at the Dillon Amphitheatre. …

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Writers on the Range: Congress ignores the West’s firefighting needs (10)

September 11, 2014 — 

Congress still hasn’t figured out how to pay for wildfires. Choked by partisan bickering and entrenched refusals to compromise, the 113th Congress has passed the fewest pieces of legislation of …

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Faust: Hysteria over marijuana on Breckenridge’s Main Street ignores key facts (11)

September 11, 2014 — 

The Breckenridge Town Council is getting set to vote on whether to continue to allow retail marijuana stores to operate on Main Street. There has been a lot of passion, …

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Bargell: Play me some mountain music (12)

September 10, 2014 — 

Summer in the Summit serves up a smorgasbord of musical options suited for every taste, and last week was a good one to take it all in. From Cash to …

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Liddick: Regulating toward Utopia, or at least an affordable Colorado condo (13)

September 10, 2014 — 

Savarra Sullivan needs a home of her own. Sullivan, a single mother with twin 4-year-olds, lives in Whittier. A preschool teacher and part-time community organizer, she has an affordable-housing apartment, …

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Mountain Law: How much force are Colorado police allowed to use during an arrest? (14)

September 10, 2014 — 

How much force are Colorado police officers allowed to use when making an arrest? This article provides an overview of the law in this area. Colorado law generally authorizes police …

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Shand: Current Breckenridge sign code provides equal playing field (15)

September 9, 2014 — 

Current Breckenridge sign code provides equal playing field Re: recent Summit Daily News article, “Town of Breckenridge is trying to avoid ‘sandwich board wars:’” The first thing I would like …

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Littwin: Did Corry Gardner win the debate but lose the fight? (16)

September 9, 2014 — 

GRAND JUNCTION — Let’s cut to the chase. Debates are notoriously hard to judge, but here’s my best guess: In the big Saturday night showdown here with Mark Udall, Cory …

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Sirota: The GOP’s fear of higher voter turnout (17)

September 7, 2014 — 

It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. …

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Biff America: A bike-ride flashback (18)

September 6, 2014 — 

It happened last week; it felt like 35 years ago. I was riding my bicycle on a dark road to see a woman. It was the same road that I’ve …

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Bird: Marijuana limo tours lead us down the road to ruin (19)

September 6, 2014 — 

Re: the recent Summit Daily News article on the limo marijuana tour (Aug. 26). I suggest another tour. First rent the largest, most comfortable tour bus available with a driver. …

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Littwin: Conservative Cory Garnder can’t keep a straight face (20)

September 5, 2014 — 

If every picture of Cory Gardner shows him flashing a big smile, there’s a reason. And it’s not just because he’s a friendly, likable guy (although he is). The reason …

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