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Reagan: Loving Trump’s UN speech (column)

September 23, 2017 — Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations on Tuesday was not just great, it was totally refreshing. The president's address to the U.N. General Assembly was so perfect it almost made me forget all the horrible speeches his predecessor gave to that corrupt, bloated and […]

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Micek: Can Americans survive each other? (column)

September 22, 2017 — Two essays this week, by two very different authors, take us deep into the tribalism that marks our politics. Both should serve as a wake-up call for what we risk losing as a culture — as a nation — if we fail to reconcile our […]

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Hey, Spike! finds former Summiteers facing hurricanes

September 22, 2017 — Hurricanes come and go — kinda like residents in Summit County — often leaving lasting impressions. People such as Geno and Kathy Garton, Pat and Jane Murphy, Lee Lucas, Bob Alster, Nancy Peterson, Dick and Mary Cunningham were Summiteers over the recent decades. Another thing […]

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Walking Our Faith: Falling in love again (column)

September 22, 2017 — As I drove over Swan Mountain Road, my spirits soared. It was a glorious autumn day, sunlight causing the surface of Dillon Reservoir to shimmer like diamonds, sailboats enjoyed perhaps their last sojourn of the season, while cyclists rode the trails, and leaf peepers strolled […]

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Ask Eartha: What are alternate ways to focus my waste reduction efforts?

September 21, 2017 — Dear Eartha, As I learn more about recycling, I've realized that most items are actually recycled into materials of lesser quality, and they'll probably still end up in a landfill someday. Are there other ways to focus my waste reduction efforts other than recycling? -Pam, […]

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Littwin: Has Amnesty Don joined Chuck and Nancy in the Trump base’s unholy trinity?

September 20, 2017 — In the latest episode of America's Most Embarrassing President, Chuck and Nancy go to the White House to break bread — actually noodles — with Amnesty Don, Dreamers get a reprieve, Paul Ryan's hangdog face gets even hang-doggier and Ann Coulter's head explodes. Not a […]

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Summit Daily editorial: Brace yourself for the Amazon overflow

September 19, 2017 — Earlier this month, the New York Times announced it had crunched the numbers and settled on the best city to host Amazon's new mega-campus. Beating out Portland, Washington D.C., Boston and other hip cities, Denver rose to the top of the list. The reporters cited […]

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Liddick: Religion test alive among Democrats (column)

September 18, 2017 — "…when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern…" "Of all the countries the pope wants to control this country… they will lay the heavy hand of the Catholic state on you…" Okay, […]

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Guest column: Public golf, teeing off on your nickel (Emmer)

September 17, 2017 — Yippee ki yi yay! Times are good again. Jobs are plentiful. Stocks are high. Real estate is bubbling. Economists tell our government to borrow and spend more in bad times, then pay off debt during prosperity. It makes the good times less reckless and the […]

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Baughman: The fires all the time (column)

September 16, 2017 — In September 1982, my wife, Hilde, and I learned firsthand about wildfires during a backpacking trip in Northern California. While we were fly-fishing a creek miles from camp, we noticed a cloud of smoke drifting upstream. More smoke, thick smoke, soon followed, and then hot […]

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Furshong: A Montana town takes down a monument (column)

September 16, 2017 — As debate over our nation's legacy of white supremacy continues to roil cities and towns from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Los Angeles, California, Confederate memorials fall like dominos. According to The New York Times, approximately 22 are on the chopping block and at least 23 have […]

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Walking Our Faith: How preserve our spiritual connection after our fiercest storms

September 15, 2017 — Mom sailed through the hurricane with her usual optimism and strength. During the days of the storm, my anxiety level was understandably high and I prayed for her safety throughout the day. I spoke to Mom more than once a day and wished that I […]

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Ask Eartha: Why do so many communities celebrate harvest dinners?

September 14, 2017 — Dear Eartha, The other day I saw a poster announcing a local harvest dinner. I'd like to learn more about harvest dinners and why so many communities are celebrating them these days. -Shellie, Breckenridge While harvest dinners and festivals are having a modern-day revitalization, they […]

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Littwin: As Hurricane Irma hits, how do you explain climate-change deniers to a 2-year-old? (column)

September 12, 2017 — I have a 2-year-old grandson who is fascinated by, and a little afraid of, thunder and lightning. When he wakes up in the middle of the night, he usually says he has been dreaming about "tunder," but if there's a storm during the day, he […]

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Liddick: Much ado about DACA — why borders still matter (column)

September 11, 2017 — Sometimes, it's not hard to figure out. The agenda is right out there glistening in the daylight. So it was last week with students and hangers-on in Colorado, out in the streets with the peeve du jour: President Trump's deadline on the Deferred Action on […]

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Polman: Should Democrats do a deal for the Dreamers? (column)

September 10, 2017 — Let's stick with the story about the Dreamers — the 800,000 young immigrants Trump wants to kick out of the country — because we need to talk about the Democrats. You may remember the Democrats. They're the people who need a crowbar to break into […]

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Woodruff: A word to the wise for cigarette butt flickers (column)

September 9, 2017 — Every day I walk the scenic Rim Trail at Grand Canyon. Every day I pick up trash. Every day I pick up at least two dozen cigarette butts. Every. Single. Day. It is the invasion of the butt flickers. There are the casual flickers who […]

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Bowen: Like it or not, we all need health insurance (column)

September 9, 2017 — These days, summer camp is not just for kids. We adults can spend a few days in some forest glen learning to play the dulcimer, or even join an "intentional community" and try for two weeks to get along with perfect strangers. In that spirit, […]

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Walking Our Faith: Who do you say that I am? (column)

September 8, 2017 — Mom is in Fort Lauderdale, in the projected path of Hurricane Irma. She lives in a strong concrete condominium a few miles inland that has successfully weathered its share of hurricanes over the past 50 years. One of her neighbors has already closed the accordion […]

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Hey, Spike! comments on Labor Day people and weather

September 8, 2017 — Labor Day weekend weather on The Summit in 2017 has to rank as the finest — all three days' worth — that four decades of memory can serve. We saw plenty of faces making the most of the holiday. Among those were Sylvia RJ Scott, […]

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