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Sirota: Should companies have to pay taxes? (1)

September 1, 2014 — 

Reading companies’ annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia. Every so often, though, there is a significant revelation in the paperwork. This year, …

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Biff America: A fall from (lack of) grace (2)

August 30, 2014 — 

My friends have been dropping like flies this summer. Broken bones, deep cuts, fractured feet and concussions have been sustained and suffered by more than a few of my pals. …

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Littwin: In Colorado, we call an unforced error a Beauprez (3)

August 29, 2014 — 

Bob Beauprez has done it again. He talked. And you know what happens whenever Beauprez opens his mouth. That’s right. He reminds us why he lost by 17 points the …

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Ask Eartha: Flame retardants and parental pajama panic (4)

August 28, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, I’m a new mom and have heard that kids’ pajamas contain flame retardant. Is that true? — Susan, Silverthorn Great question, Susan. Yes, it’s true that children’s sleepwear …

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Costanza: Marijuana mania mars Breckenridge’s family friendly image (5)

August 28, 2014 — 

Marijuana mars Breck’s image I was appalled to see the front page of the Summit Daily on Aug. 27. I haven’t said anything before but have commented on how this …

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Young: Security! Security! Brown skin alert (6)

August 27, 2014 — 

How to describe Congressman Paul Ryan’s reaction when Ray Jose showed up at his Florida book signing? Let’s say it was like a vegetarian who, suitably bibbed for a suitable …

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Bargell: Summit County mountain mom parses acceptance and expectation (7)

August 27, 2014 — 

One of the very first rites of passage for all new kindergartners is identifying their classmates in a new environment, from lunch to recess, and all that falls between. When …

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Craven: Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness celebrates 20th anniversary (8)

August 26, 2014 — 

I am writing to invite one and all to a birthday party! Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW) is celebrating the 5oth Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and the …

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Liddick: Big government the cause, not the cure, of social unrest (9)

August 26, 2014 — 

My wife and I were chatting with old friends — let’s call them the Pauls. We have known each other for decades and still meet a couple times a year …

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Ackland: Secrecy never went away at Rocky Flats (10)

August 24, 2014 — 

June 6, 1989: In a dramatic, unprecedented raid on a federal nuclear facility, more than 70 U.S. agents burst into the sprawling Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver seeking …

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Sirota: Journalists on government’s information blacklist (11)

August 24, 2014 — 

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as politicians come up with new arguments to defend secrecy, a study released earlier this month revealed …

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Biff America: Grammy was hot (12)

August 23, 2014 — 

I was in my late teens before I learned my grandmother was unattractive. Of course, I knew she wasn’t a beauty as an elderly woman. But I still was going …

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Mountain Law: Explaining court decision on Colorado’s gun laws (13)

August 22, 2014 — 

In 2013, in the wake of a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the Colorado General Assembly enacted gun control legislation that included two new criminal statutes: …

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Smeltzer: Annual Summit Senior Rummage Sale a success (14)

August 22, 2014 — 

The Annual Summit Senior Rummage Sale and Silent Auction was held last week at the Summit County Senior and Community Center in Frisco. The sale is a perfect balance of …

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Polis: Widening the footprint of Colorado’s wilderness area (15)

August 22, 2014 — 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. For a half century, this landmark conservation measure has helped protect our great nation’s last remaining unspoiled lands and natural …

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An Earthly Idea: Giant lessons from tiny bugs (16)

August 22, 2014 — 

I was certain that the Dillon Ranger District was wrong about lodgepole pine being the natural climax vegetation for Summit County. So I went to the library to find books …

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The PetriDish: Chikungunya a new viral threat from mosquitoes (17)

August 22, 2014 — 

I was sitting in my living room the other night when I happened to notice a mosquito on my arm. A quick swat left a mangled body and a rather …

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Bell: With marijuana-on-Main issue, Breckenridge playing with fire (18)

August 21, 2014 — 

On the marijuana on Main St. debate, the pro argument centers on the inequity created by allowing some businesses to operate on Main while others are banned. On the surface …

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Ask Eartha: Plastic microbeads used in cosmetics can pollute our waterways (19)

August 21, 2014 — 

Dear Eartha, I recently saw a news story about personal care products breaking down into plastic microbeads that pollute waterways. I was curious if Lake Dillon is at risk? —Carl, …

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Writers on the Range: A day on the river that ended in a death (20)

August 20, 2014 — 

I keep thinking about Mary, a woman I never met. I Googled her name looking for her obituary, but I kept getting the same headlines of the articles I’ve already …

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