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Littwin: Obama moves the ball on immigration, demands Congress pass a bill (1)

November 23, 2014 — 

If you watched the Obama immigration speech or even if you didn’t, it comes down to the same thing. The speech was stirring, and yet some will call it manipulative. …

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Lydon: Giving thanks and looking forward (2)

November 23, 2014 — 

With Thanksgiving near, it’s the season to be grateful and take stock of our situation. In that spirit, here’s some of what I’ve been thinking about. First, as we conclude …

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An Earthly Idea: Make mulch, not fire (3)

November 23, 2014 — 

Thirteen-THOUSAND slash piles. Did I read that correctly in the Nov. 18 Summit Daily? Not 13 or 1,300, but thirteen-THOUSAND slash piles to be open burned on public land in …

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Sirota: A big election with little local journalism (4)

November 23, 2014 — 

On a warm October night toward the end of the 2014 campaign, almost every politician running for a major office here in the swing state of Colorado appeared at a …

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Quandary explains hut trips and who has the highest ski area in Summit (5)

November 21, 2014 — 

Question 1: What is a hut trip? So you fancy yourself a mountain man? Well, a trip to the Summit huts might be just the thing to test your mettle. …

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Smith: Legal drug lords in Breckenridge? (6)

November 21, 2014 — 

Recently the trailer for “High Profits,” a series created by CNN that focuses on Breckenridge Cannabis Club, was brought to my attention. I have felt frustrated and concerned since I …

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Young: What we need, what we want (7)

November 21, 2014 — 

Watching the indescribable sacrifices of America’s infantry in the trenches of World War II, legendary war correspondent Ernie Pyle made a plea in print. Pay for enlisted men overseas made …

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Taylor: Headlines and history lessons (8)

November 19, 2014 — 

Last Friday’s SDN headline — “Peak 8 or Mt. Olympus?”— was quite clever, but unfortunately the putative link between the Olympic games and Mt. Olympus is wrong both geographically and …

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Hallman and Piehl: When it comes to forestry, size matters (9)

November 19, 2014 — 

A little bit of tree cutting is always appreciated. A modest amount of logging is generally OK. Large disruptions are not always well received. There’s been considerable logging in Summit …

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Bargell: It’s tough to be a kid in a candy store (10)

November 18, 2014 — 

I didn’t expect the message. At least not exactly how it was delivered. But the pictures were what really threw me for a loop. It came a week after Halloween, …

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Liddick: Stupid Americans versus the smartest guy in the room (11)

November 17, 2014 — 

Now we know how Barack Obama will react to the American people’s repudiation of what he still thinks is the smartest guy in the room: He’s going to punish us …

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Gray: The real message voters sent in the election is one of rejection (12)

November 17, 2014 — 

Re: Ted Thomas’ Nov. 14 letter to the editor, wherein he posits that low turnout was responsible for the latest election results. The president’s attempt at spin was that it …

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Demma: Marijuana isn’t mainstream enough for Main Street (13)

November 17, 2014 — 

I would rather not have pot shops in my face on Main Street in Breckenridge. Marijuana is not even close to becoming mainstream; the average pot shop customer is an …

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Sirota: Wall Street takes over more statehouses (14)

November 16, 2014 — 

No runoff will be needed to declare one unambiguous winner in this month’s gubernatorial elections: the financial services industry. From Illinois to Massachusetts, voters effectively placed more than $100 billion …

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Reagan: The American public gets smart about Obamacare (15)

November 15, 2014 — 

So Jonathan Gruber thinks the American people are stupid, does he? Gruber is a complete nobody to most Americans, but his face should be on a Most Wanted poster in …

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Dupuy: Think over ‘under God’ (16)

November 15, 2014 — 

Did you hear atheists are suing god? According to Fox News’ for-profit preacher Mike Huckabee they do it all the time! “Dear Lord!” he tweeted this week, “Atheists are suing …

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Breckenridge Lodging Association against retail marijuana in downtown core (17)

November 14, 2014 — 

The Board of the Breckenridge Lodging Association, on behalf of the majority of our members, believes it is too early to allow retail marijuana locations in our downtown core. As …

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Crawford: At Frisco Elementary, a Veterans Day to remember (18)

November 14, 2014 — 

As in the past, veterans were once again honored at Frisco Elementary School on Veterans Day this year. Principal Renea Hill, her professional staff, PTSA, parents and students chose to …

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Quandary answers why Breckenridge is “the Kingdom” and what trail markers mean (19)

November 14, 2014 — 

Why is Breckenridge known as “the Kingdom”? Such a simple answer: It looks down on everyone around. Kidding, of course! In fact the answer to this question is quite the …

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Breckenridge Cannabis Club letter: Marijuana the safer choice for Main Street (20)

November 14, 2014 — 

Too soon, some say, but marijuana stores have existed on Breckenridge’s Main Street since 2009. A fact that seems lost when hearing a discussion about how marijuana stores will, if …

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