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Pudim: Understanding the aid in dying movement (column)

July 25, 2017 — The West seems to have a different attitude about life and death than other parts of the country. Of the five states that allow medical aid in dying, known as MAID, four are west of the Mississippi — Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado. The fifth […]

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Gardner: When do I need life insurance? (column)

July 25, 2017 — Josh writes: My wife and I got married three years ago. We have decided to start a family and Sarah thinks I need to get life insurance. We both work and she plans to continue working after the birth of our child. It seems like […]

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Liddick: Forget Russia, Venezuela is a ticking time bomb (column)

July 24, 2017 — Here's the reason we are often startled by unpleasant events in the world: While America's political establishment is busy searching for Russians under every bed in the White House, events elsewhere are moving in a direction which bodes this nation ill. Not the chubby adolescent […]

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Biff America: Six commandments we can all agree on (column)

July 22, 2017 — Can't we all just get along? Yeah, at least politically, that seems unlikely. Until both sides can arrive at an agreed upon frame of reference and reality, this current disease of national nastiness will metastasize. Often is the case that anything reported in the media, […]

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Mountain Wheels: Second-generation Subaru Crosstrek aims at outdoorspeople (column)

July 21, 2017 — That Subaru you drive in Summit County ain't just a cliché — you're part of a trend-setting lifestyle that's so influential it drives an entire brand. Who knew, right? The outdoorsy, dog-friendly and adventure-driven High Country deal is very much at the heart of the […]

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Walking Our Faith: I want to be more like Mary (column)

July 21, 2017 — While I was enjoying my beach holiday, I received a call from a feature writer of our parish's monthly bulletin. She wanted to interview me for an article about the "Living Rosary" group I'd started. It was 9 a.m. in Florida, I was bleary-eyed as […]

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Hey, Spike! highlights TV sports anchor Cristina Tuso

July 21, 2017 — In print journalism, you need the ability to put together short, complete sentences, clearly telling a story, then hoping your ego can stand up to whatever comes your way. With radio, the same applies, but you can still have that "face for the sight-unseen airwaves." […]

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Lydon: Look at what just happened in Antarctica (column)

July 21, 2017 — Forget for a minute that President Trump recently pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord. Or that a burgeoning list of corporations and communities are proceeding with the agreement's goals anyway, including Colorado, which last week became the fourth Western state to formally reject […]

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Ask Eartha: What are some green building techniques for an energy-efficient home?

July 20, 2017 — Dear Eartha, I'm building a house this summer and want to be sure that I'm incorporating green building techniques and energy efficiency into the project. What construction products and methods should I be considering as I start down this road? Dan, Silverthorne Thank you for […]

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Littwin: The real story of the failed Obamacare repeal (column)

July 19, 2017 — The great lie of the long-running Obamacare debate has officially been revealed. The reason Republicans spent seven years without offering their own health care plan is that they don't have one, they've never had one, and, the way it looks, they never will have one. […]

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Holbrook: Breckenridge wildfire stokes deeper fears (column)

July 19, 2017 — I have a new part-time job, and it is close enough to where I live that I can ride my bike to work. The bicycle that I have is a black, old-style bike with upright handlebars and a wide seat. Riding it down the dirt […]

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Mountain Law: Colorado law may impose liability for interfering with a contract (column)

July 18, 2017 — Back in the mid-1800s, Johanna Wagner, a renowned opera singer and niece of the composer, was under exclusive contract with Benjamin Lumley to sing opera at Her Majesty's Theatre on the West End. Frederick Gye, who ran the rival Covenant Garden Theatre, induced Wagner to […]

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Liddick: A moment of truth from Senator Toomey (column)

July 17, 2017 — Finally, thank God, a politician who isn't afraid to tell the truth. Or maybe he was just taken by surprise and blurted it out without thinking. Whichever is the case, praise for Pennsylvania's Senator Pat Toomey, whose honesty cut through months of analytical nonsense about […]

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Purcell: Americans in need of a vacation (column)

July 16, 2017 — Boy, I could use a vacation about now — like millions of other hardworking Americans. According to a recent study by the U.S. Travel Association's Project Time Off, 54 percent of American employees ended 2016 with unused time off — a total of about 662 […]

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Hensley: Some Wyoming trekkers blunder into the 19th century (column)

July 15, 2017 — Visiting friends last summer in Atlantic City, a tiny town at the foot of Wyoming's Wind River Mountains, I heard the locals discussing a different kind of tourist they see on the street. The visitors are hikers and bicyclists seeking a break from their months-long […]

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Biff America: A healthy diet and hungry eyes

July 15, 2017 — If the fabric of her shorts and tank top cost $2 dollars a square inch, I'm guessing her entire outfit retailed for about 30 bucks. My observation is by no means meant as a criticism or judgement; if I were young and fit, and in […]

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Walking Our Faith: It takes a lifetime to enrich one’s faith (column)

July 14, 2017 — I covered the table with linen the color of the ocean visible beyond the wide swath of beach outside our window. With a nod to the beach, I scattered seashells down the center of the table, adding little white tea lights which caused the crystal […]

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Mountain Wheels: Ram 3500 takes care of business

July 14, 2017 — Does omnipotence sound like your driving aspiration? Hauling horse trailers? Mixing in traffic or hitting drive-thrus with the posture of a Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig? How about hauling up an 8 percent highway grade at 85 MPH, despite carrying the length and mass of a regional […]

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Ask Eartha: Are there any connections between wildfires and climate change?

July 13, 2017 — Dear Eartha, With two wildfires in Summit this past week, several more burning across the state and a June that was drier than average, are there any connections between wildfires and climate change? Liz, Frisco Thanks for your question this week, Liz. It's an important […]

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Gardner: Things to consider before applying for a mortgage (column)

July 11, 2017 — It is summer — that time of the year to soak up the sun and enjoy glorious days of perfect weather. Engaging in outdoor activities, taking vacations and finding things to do for the kids are all part of the season. It is also the […]

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