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Littwin: We’re having the race conversation (1)

December 17, 2014 — 

If you believe the polls, or watch cable TV news, you may be halfway convinced that race relations in America have somehow grown worse during the tenure of the first …

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Mountain Law: Explaining the laws on embezzlement in Colorado (2)

December 17, 2014 — 

In the classic 1951 screen adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a business owner named Mr. Jorkin must admit to his board of directors that the company is insolvent …

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Munoz: Morgan Liddick can’t be serious (3)

December 16, 2014 — 

I suggest the SDN print a disclaimer with Liddick’s column, something akin to those issued with some newspaper horoscopes: “For entertainment purposes only.” Morgan Liddick is a laughable and often …

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Fields: Questions on the Summit Cove Loop project (4)

December 16, 2014 — 

I attended the Summit Cove Loop project open house recently and was disappointed that there wasn’t much of a Q and A. It is my understanding that the proposed improvements …

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Liddick: ‘Welcome to the Wonderland that is Liberal gender politics’ (5)

December 15, 2014 — 

Reade Seligmann. Collin Finnerty. David Evans. For those who need reminding about injustice involving white men, in March of 2006, these three members of the Duke University Lacrosse team were …

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Sirota: Are charter schools segregating America’s education system? (6)

December 14, 2014 — 

Charter schools are often promoted as a tool to address educational inequities, but a potential precedent-setting legal case launched earlier this month says the opposite. In filings with the U.S. …

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VanDevelder: Underground storage can help stanch invisible drought (7)

December 14, 2014 — 

When spring floods devastated river towns and farmlands along the Missouri River in 1927, Congress ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare a comprehensive hydrological report on the …

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Quandary on long-lived ski areas, and where to ride your snowmobile (8)

December 13, 2014 — 

What’s the oldest active ski resort in Summit? Well, when you’re talking with an old goat, they all seem pretty young, but one has proudly stood longer than any other …

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Biff America: Date night on The Love Boat (9)

December 13, 2014 — 

You totally creeped out that little girl.” Of course, I thought my mate was off base with her assessment. I consider myself one of the least creepy people I know. …

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Littwin: Watching Udall stride across the White House lawn (10)

December 12, 2014 — 

Mark Udall was on the Senate floor, probably for the last time, and giving ’em hell. He gave Barack Obama hell. He gave the CIA hell. He gave John Brennan, …

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Fitzwilliams: White River National Forest faces difficult choices (11)

December 12, 2014 — 

By now, most folks in and around Breckenridge have noticed the tree cutting and slash-pile burning along Highway 9, near the Tiger Run RV park, out Tiger Run Road. Over …

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Wockner: Is Las Vegas betting the Colorado River will go dry? (12)

December 12, 2014 — 

Las Vegas is a city that plays the odds, and if you want to know which odds to play, you need to follow the smart money. Unfortunately, that money seems …

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Littwin on the CIA’s horrible, ineffective, criminal torture and lies (13)

December 11, 2014 — 

Mark Udall promised that people would be “disgusted,” “appalled” and “shocked” by the CIA torture report that he had pushed so hard to have released. He could have added “ashamed” …

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Nitka: No legal marijuana on Main Street empowers the black market (14)

December 11, 2014 — 

It is baffling that members of the local community feel that kicking a legal business out of downtown will keep marijuana off of Main Street. Years ago I would walk …

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Gray: Liddick helps balance out a left leaning opinion page (15)

December 11, 2014 — 

Re: Brian Hanly’s Dec. 9 letter, wherein he complains about being subjected to the “strident writing style of Morgan Liddick.” Very typical — Hanly seems to want to control speech …

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Power: Don’t let embezzlement happen to your — control your cash (16)

December 10, 2014 — 

I read about the recent spate of thefts of cash with some dismay. As CPAs we learn early in school how to control cash and prevent these things from happening. …

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Grimm: Has anyone considered the implications of reducing access to marijuana? (17)

December 10, 2014 — 

Regarding marijuana on Main, there’s been significant talk in terms of “what’s the harm in waiting”? In “proceeding cautiously”? I then ask, has anyone actually considered what that harm is? …

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Young: A nation of generalizations (18)

December 10, 2014 — 

Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did. Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Missouri. A few idiots did. It is our sad nature to assign …

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Morrison: Browns Canyon deserves National Monument statu (19)

December 9, 2014 — 

Browns Canyon is a grand candidate for a National Monument. A ecstatically popular rafting site, with award winning cold-water fishing, avian habitat, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and more. Who would not …

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Hanley: Liddick’s too loud (20)

December 9, 2014 — 

It is indeed unfortunate for readers of the Summit Daily to be subjected week after week to the strident writing style of Morgan Liddick. In light of the seemingly ever-growing …

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