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Hightower: CEOs call for wage increases for workers! What’s the catch? (column) (1)

August 31, 2015 — 

Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America’s corporate and political elites to hear: “I’m scared,” he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece.He adds that Paul Tudor …

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Off The Hill: A snow junkie goes cliff diving at Radium Hot Springs (2)

August 31, 2015 — 

After more than a decade in Summit, I have almost entirely forgotten how to swim. For me, close to 150 days a year spent snowboarding equals a very short summer. …

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Vail-area fitness experts give simple tips that can lead to big change, minus the grind of a hardcore program (3)

August 31, 2015 — 

Exercise means suffering. There is nothing enjoyable about a diet. All too often, shifting toward a healthier lifestyle is synonymous with utter frustration. But, it doesn’t need to be. Striking …

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Discover the myriad health benefits of yoga, from weight loss to cross-training to plain-old good vibes (4)

August 31, 2015 — 

As the owner of a Vail Valley athletic club, exercise physiologist and cycling coach Rod Connolly sees all kinds of recreation enthusiasts, from weekend warriors to serious competitive athletes. There’s …

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Forensic scientist presents DNA evidence at machete attack trial (5)

August 31, 2015 — 

A Colorado Bureau of Investigation forensic scientist presented DNA testing results for several items found near the location of an alleged machete attack last summer. The exhibits, which included various …

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Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge hosts cancer prevention talk (6)

August 31, 2015 — 

Seven years ago, Lisa Julian’s mother was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer.The then-27-year-old Julian earned a doctorate in organic chemistry a few years before and had experience …

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Buena Vista doctor Eric Gibb opens no-insurance practice in Frisco (7)

August 31, 2015 — 

What if you paid for your health care like you paid to fix and maintain your car?You have insurance for a crash — an unexpected illness or injury — but …

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Liddick: Republican immigration reforms lack weight, realism (column) (8)

August 31, 2015 — 

Memo to Donald Trump: Don’t waste your time. “Birthright citizenship,” generally acknowledged as part of the 14th Amendment, is not going away. To eliminate it would require a constitutional amendment …

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Show us the money (9)

August 31, 2015 — 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.The California …

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Today's top five things to do in Summit County (10)

August 31, 2015 — 

Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike Breckenridge, Aug. 31 10 a.m., Iowa Hill Trailhead, Airport Road. Enjoy an easy guided hike through the historic Iowa Hill mine site, which takes you …

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Summit High School student Jefte Flores remembered by friends, family (11)

August 30, 2015 — 

Jepte “Jefte” Flores liked drawing and Peter Pan’s Neverland.He talked about wanting to make the world a better place through his art.He was the oldest of five children and Rosendo …

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Hike Summit: Argentine Pass Trail near Keystone (12)

August 30, 2015 — 

Dating back to 1869 as a transportation corridor, the Argentine Pass Trail is actually the remnant trace of a wagon toll road from Georgetown to mining camps on the western …

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Pre-Collegiate program honored with national recognition (13)

August 30, 2015 — 

Summit School District’s Pre-Collegiate program was recognized in July by District Administration, a national, 75,000-circulation publication for leaders in public K-12 education.Pre-Collegiate is a college-prep program for middle and high …

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Summit County sport photos from sand volleyball, kayaking and more in late August (14)

August 30, 2015 — 

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Summit County’s 3v3 basketball tournament kicks off (15)

August 30, 2015 — 

Here in Summit County, we are blessed with a plethora of outdoor activities to constantly choose from. Only problem is, sometimes sports less associated with the area, like basketball, tend …

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Hundreds celebrated a river’s reopening (16)

August 30, 2015 — 

Yesterday evening, I was driving to Durango’s Animas River to celebrate the town’s resilience after 3 million gallons of toxic waste spilled from an upstream mine, when a National Public …

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Two mass shootings haven’t stopped attacks on gun control (17)

August 30, 2015 — 

Late last month, a jury convicted 27-year-old James Holmes to life in prison for killing 12 people and wounding 70 more in 2012 at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. …

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Is aerial firefighting worth it? (18)

August 30, 2015 — 

When large wildfires blaze, the public counts on airplanes to put them out. Pilots fly air tankers over mountainous terrain and drop fire retardant — up to nearly 12,000 gallons …

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BLM launches a native-seeds strategy for damaged landscapes (19)

August 30, 2015 — 

From the air, Steve Ellis could tell the Soda Fire burned hot. Flying thousands of feet above large swaths of burned sagebrush steppe last Sunday, Ellis, deputy director of the …

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When the wildfire season never ends (20)

August 30, 2015 — 

When Bob Johnson, wildfire division manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, thinks about past fire seasons, he does so with a certain amount of nostalgia. There were some …

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