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Mountain Town News: Widow of gonzo writer to license cannabis sales

December 10, 2016 — ASPEN, Colo. – How about a commercial strain of cannabis called Gonzo? Or Fear and Loathing? Maybe Decadent and Depraved? Anita Thompson, the widow of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, tells The Aspen Times that she now has plans for the 42-acre compound where the […]

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Walking Our Faith: A light in the darkness and joy when we need it most (column)

December 10, 2016 — Although it was only 6:45 p.m., it felt much later. The snowstorm and plummeting temperatures had sent everyone inside. French Street was snow packed and empty as we crossed. Except for the lighted entrance ahead. I felt a giddy sense of relief as I entered […]

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Littwin: Fever is gone; world is still upside down (column)

December 10, 2016 — Careful readers may have noticed I haven’t written this past week. I’ve been out sick, coughing and wheezing and fearful that I had come down with a fatal case of Trumpitis. It turned out only to have been bronchitis, which in some cases, it seems, […]

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Romine: Timberline pledges to stand with the community (column)

December 7, 2016 — In days like these, when temperatures plunge and huge snowstorms loom, those of us working outdoors in the waste-hauling and recycling industry gain a significant degree of comfort in the relationship we have with our customers and the community. Specifically, at Timberline Disposal we feed […]

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Liddick: Art of the deal and war (column)

December 5, 2016 — Seventy-five years ago today, Britain declared war on Finland at the behest of the Soviet Union. Not much happened on that front for another two years. President Roosevelt sent a message to Japanese Emperor Hirohito, saying in part that the latter should, “for the sake […]

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Murphy: Housing and domestic violence are indivisible (column)

December 4, 2016 — Prior to the early 1970s, few resources existed for women trapped in violent relationships, other than an informal network of people who accepted fleeing survivors into their homes. This underground movement led to the creation of the first domestic violence shelter programs. The new shelter […]

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Holbrook: Let us wake up, let us see what we can learn (column)

December 4, 2016 — I am still trying to find some measure of peace following the election. That so many people could vote for a candidate whose message and tactics were based on bullying and blame, inciting aggression towards others, and disregarding basic standards of ethical behavior, is incomprehensible […]

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Biff America: Faux facts of history (column)

December 3, 2016 — For a sweet old lady, Ida Shultz turned mean quickly. Ida belongs to an Iowa historical society. She called to thank me for a column I wrote chronicling an event that occurred in the early 1900s. Seems Ida has had a lifelong fascination with this […]

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Mountain Town News: The West stands with Stand Rock (column)

December 3, 2016 — Cars, campers and even kayaks have been making their way from mountain towns along the spine of the Rocky Mountains in recent months toward the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Since April, the Sioux and sympathizers have been protesting construction of a […]

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Walking our Faith: Seeking peace in the whirlwind of Christmas (column)

December 3, 2016 — How did you manage the crowds on Black Friday? Did you finish your shopping on Cyber Monday? Is your tree up and decorated? Are the outdoor lights trimming the house? Did you order the personalized Christmas cards with the photos of your kids? And will […]

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High Country Conservation Center: Solving Summit County’s recycling crisis

December 1, 2016 — As you may be aware, there is a potential recycling and solid waste crisis looming in Summit County. You, like many of us, may be asking yourself questions like: What is this waste ordinance everyone is talking about? What is happening with recycling in our […]

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Financial Pathways: Keeping Christmas spending under wraps (column)

November 30, 2016 — Now that the Thanksgiving is over and we have eaten all the leftovers, it is officially the holiday season. The race is on to decorate our homes, shop for gifts, send Christmas cards, buy party clothes, go to parties, visit family and possibly throw our […]

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Liddick: Castro and the bloody failure of Communism (column)

November 28, 2016 — So Fidel Castro has finally shuffled off to his well-deserved reward. If the ten of thousands of Cubans his government murdered and the millions whose lives his policies made a living hell have anything to say about it, His rest will not be peaceful. Castro […]

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Biff America: Fear and craving in the bedroom (column)

November 26, 2016 — “Are you awake?” I knew what Ellie had on her mind so I pretended to be asleep. My mate is not one to take “no” for an answer so she prefixed the next question with an elbow to the ribs along with a slight caress, […]

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Mountain Town News: A snowless turkey day? Not the first, but expect more hot days to come

November 26, 2016 — In 1962, the ski area’s inaugural year, it was dry, too. Ski area marketing boss Bob Parker got the bright idea of recruiting Ute Indians to conduct a snow dance. It did start snowing almost immediately. That was in December. Since then, Vail has had […]

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Walking Our Faith: God has not forgotten you (column)

November 26, 2016 — On Tuesday evening while a gentle snow fell, 20 volunteers gathered in the small kitchen and community room of Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church. They set out slow cookers containing soup, set up tables, covered them with red gingham, filled baskets with fresh bread, […]

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Liddick: Standing on the smug side of history (column)

November 21, 2016 — The Loons are flying. Exhibit A comes from the University of Virginia, nestled into Charlottesville under the watchful eye of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Good thing he’s buried on the other side of the hill; if he could see what’s going on these days at the […]

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Mountain Town News: What we need to stave off the next recurring ice age (column)

November 19, 2016 — Aside from all the election hot air, it’s been another hot year for the planet. Through August, it was the warmest ever for the globe since record-keeping began in 1880, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As of October, carbon dioxide levels […]

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Walking Our Faith: A conversation with God through the Psalms (column)

November 19, 2016 — Snow has arrived! It’s Thanksgiving week. And we have reached the ninth and final week of reading the Psalms together. I hope you have been encouraged to view the Psalms as a conversation between you and God, covering every range of experience from joy to […]

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Hauser: CMC communities worried about what presidential election means (column)

November 17, 2016 — Early this month, I joined a crowded room in Glenwood Springs to listen to those who may be affected by potential changes to federal immigration policy. Organized by a local attorney, the meeting was filled with educators, elected officials, government workers, representatives of nonprofit organizations […]

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