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Liddick: A skeptic’s guide to the Colorado ballot (column)

September 26, 2016 — You’ve got to be kidding. I was intending to review Coloradans’ most recent attempts to turn the state constitution into something bigger than the Manhattan telephone directory, but when I came to Amendment 69 in the 2016 Colorado Blue Book, my head spun around so […]

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Tracy: Rural Colorado deserves a seat at the table (column)

September 26, 2016 — The people of northwest Colorado know that for our area to thrive, we must receive well-deserved attention from state government to maintain and grow the infrastructure upon which our rural economy depends. For too long rural Coloradans have taken a back seat to the political […]

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Renewed purpose in the season of wither

September 24, 2016 — To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). On Monday, I drove over Boreas Pass beneath a canopy of golden aspen and Colorado blue skies so breathtaking that even a colorblind atheist would see the hand of God. […]

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Holbrook: Groovin’ on the Colorado; or, a poo with a view (column)

September 21, 2016 — “I am never doing that again,” I stated flatly, after surviving what was most certainly, in my opinion, a near-death rafting experience through Westwater Canyon. I had just moved full time to Colorado from South Florida. A few months earlier I might have characterized outdoor […]

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Liddick: Corrupt culture fuels our polarized politics (column)

September 19, 2016 — My advice? Stop obsessing about how polarized politics is. It’s not going to get better any time soon; maybe not for years. It’s not going to be more civil and political parties are not going to become more amenable to compromise. There are more than […]

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Shannon: What’s the point of having a majority if GOP doesn’t use it? (column)

September 19, 2016 — Last week, during an aside in his speech at the Values Voters Summit, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R–Tx.) shared an insight into the timid appeasers comprising GOP congression-al leadership. When he first entered the House in 2006, the talk was of the big things the Republican […]

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Durst: Election: Crash, burn and repeat (column)

September 18, 2016 — We might as well be watching a 30-car pile-up the way Americans are holding hands over their eyes trying to avoid the grisly bits of the most grotesque presidential race we have witnessed in this, the second decade of the 21st Century. Of course, it’s […]

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Polman: Seniors running for president should cough up medical records (column)

September 18, 2016 — I won’t waste your time trying to use Feeling Poorlygate as an excuse to play amateur doctor — plenty of people in the basket of deplorables are doing that already — because here’s the sagacious bottom line: Given what we already know about the ‘16 […]

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Heard around the West

September 18, 2016 — THE WEST A wit once wisely observed that “anyone who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Now there’s proof: Representing himself before a federal judge in Portland, Oregon, one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge declared himself an “idiot,” adding […]

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Walking Our Faith: Strange dreams and walking our faith in the world (column)

September 17, 2016 — For most of us, our walk of faith exists within the walls of a church. But others find themselves drawn to walk out their faith in the world. I meant to begin this column last night, but other commitments got in the way. And so […]

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Williams: Vail Resorts vows to take on workforce housing (column)

September 15, 2016 — With the remarkable population boom in our Colorado mountain communities showing no signs of slowing, most everyone agrees there is no more pressing issue than workforce housing. Vail Resorts recognizes the important role we continue to play in working closely with many stakeholders, including local […]

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Hutson: The case for veterans: Yes on ColoradoCare (column)

September 14, 2016 — I joined the U.S. Marine Corps for reasons that might sound familiar to some of my fellow post-9/11 veterans — to act and serve in a meaningful way in response to a blatant display of evil and, in doing so, to lift the veil that […]

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Littwin: Clinton’s pneumonia and Trump’s own strain of phlegm (column)

September 13, 2016 — So, like, what were the chances? Donald Trump and his team – old Rudy at the barking front of the pack – kept insisting, with absolutely no evidence, that Hillary Clinton was facing disqualifying health issues. That she was frail (read: old), lacking in stamina […]

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How will we decide the next Korematsu?

September 13, 2016 — Not long before his death earlier this year, Justice Antonin Scalia gave a public speech concerning the Supreme Court’s decision in Korematsu, which upheld the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. Like many modern commentators, Scalia […]

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Glynn: Let’s talk about suicide in Summit County (column)

September 13, 2016 — Nationally, September is known as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. And here in Summit County, this message hits very close to home. The number of deaths caused by suicide in our community each year has been rising, already totaling eight in 2016. This can be […]

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Reppenhagen: Sneaky rider is inappropriate and damaging to the West (column)

September 11, 2016 — Late summer has come to the American West, and across the sagebrush sea that extends over multiple states from Wyoming to New Mexico, greater sage grouse have moved on from their spring courtship rituals and are now raising their young. These unique American birds face […]

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Mountain Town News: Building bridges as a way to create climate solutions

September 11, 2016 — Andrew Zeiler once was a carpenter, building houses while living in the mountain town of Ward west of Boulder, Colo. Now, he lives near Durango, and he’s trying to build metaphoric bridges as a grassroots activist for a group called Citizens’ Climate Lobby. “I am […]

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Walking Our Faith: Happenstance and Bible Study Fellowship (column)

September 10, 2016 — At the beginning of summer, Judith invited me to lunch. About 45 minutes into our conversation over burgers on Frisco’s Main Street, Judith revealed that she holds a doctorate in theology, has taught theology at the master’s level, and is so smart I would have […]

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Wind Sprints: Summit Daily shifts coverage as Nov. approaches (editor column)

September 9, 2016 — If politics aren’t your thing, you might want to lie low for the next two months — maybe stock up on bourbon and sardines and hole up in an off-the-grid yurt somewhere deep in the woods. Bring a stack of Stephen King novels and maybe […]

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Subberwal: What I learned during my summer internship (column)

September 7, 2016 — The Summit Daily News has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest and most painful memories involve getting my chubby little fingers slammed in those omnipresent blue metal paper boxes. There have always been Summit […]

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