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Liddick: The not-so-scary red scare (column)

October 16, 2017 — Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, has finally got it. In his hand he's got the names of 205 known Russian agents in the Trump administration. As proof, he's releasing the ads Russian front groups bought on Facebook and Twitter. We are

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Jensen: There’s no such thing as personal information (column)

October 15, 2017 — Your personal information is most likely out there for criminals to use. Did you call Equifax?Did they say your information was likely not compromised? Don't believe them. I get this from internationally renowned cyber security expert Josh Marpet, who suggests we should all freeze our

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Hey, Spike! tells Flight For Life coin story

October 14, 2017 — Inspiration happens — it just does. Reasons to be inspired come from all points for all people. Many of these arise in personalized near-death experiences or those of others. For two longtime locals — Frisco's Rob Philippe and Dillon's Eddie O'Brien — their inspirations to

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Ask Eartha: Who’s being held responsible for creating waste? (column)

October 14, 2017 — Dear Eartha, Why aren't manufacturers and businesses being held responsible for their part in creating waste? The consumer doesn't ask for packaging. I must say I'm becoming resentful of the fact that all the blame and effort is put on the consumer. Manufacturers are responsible

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Walking Our Faith: No comparisons, please (column)

October 13, 2017 — Though it happened nearly 25 years ago, I will never forget the moment I decided to go in search of my purpose in life. I was walking home from my corporate finance job with a Japanese investment bank. It was twilight and as I walked

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Fixler: A bittersweet walk down the Summit (column)

October 11, 2017 — Hello, my name is Kevin Fixler and I'm a reporter for the Summit Daily News. That's an introduction I've sent out more times than I could even count over the past two years — perhaps you've received it yourself at one point or another. It's

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Holbrook: Hillary Clinton, Eleanor Roosevelt and election thoughts one year later (column)

October 11, 2017 — In early September I visited Campobello Island, a Canadian territory off the coast of Maine and the location of the summer cottage of Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I've visited many old historic houses, and there is always that gulf between where you, the visitor,

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Does a Colorado HOA and/or the members of its board owe fiduciary duties to the general members? (column)

October 10, 2017 — Does a Colorado homeowners' association and/or the members of its board of directors owe fiduciary duties to the general members? It's a simple question with a somewhat complicated answer. Duties owed by HOAs To start with, a fiduciary is a person who is required to

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Raggio: Understanding treatment on World Mental Health Day (column)

October 10, 2017 — On World Mental Health Day, let's take a moment to assess our own mental health and our community's ability to provide care should we need it. Today, there is more and more focus on mental health. There is growing understanding that mental health is an

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Letters: In response to ‘How do you define justice in America’ by Jane Koerner

October 10, 2017 — This article is essentially political and not especially helpful in solving our country's problem of illegal immigration. The plight of Pedro, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, is compared to the justice of Trump's pardoning of Sheriff Arpaio who disobeyed a Federal order. The article is

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Summit Daily letters: Support CMC — vote yes on Measure 4b

October 9, 2017 — Vote yes on Measure 4b Colorado Mountain College district voters will be asked in November (Measure 4b) to give the college permission to adjust their mill levy bi-annually to avoid potential large revenue decreases associated with a 35-year-old state law related to property taxes (Gallagher

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Liddick: Establish a fair system of taxation now (column)

October 9, 2017 — So, after repeated failures in health care and immigration, Congress moves on to tax reform. That's right. Remember, we weren't promised "tax cuts" or even "tax RATE cuts." We were supposed to see really dramatic tax reforms, with bold initiatives on how the nation's budgets

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Micek: The worst mass shooting… until the next one (column)

October 8, 2017 — On one level, the horror perpetrated Sunday night by lone wolf gunman Stephen Paddock, who indiscriminately sprayed gunfire across a country music festival in Las Vegas, defies belief. Before he took his own life, as a police SWAT team barged into his hotel room on

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Murphy: Join the movement to end relationship violence (column)

October 7, 2017 — As Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins in 2017, so begins a new movement in Colorado. In partnership with St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault is proud to serve as one of several statewide pilot sites for the Stand Up Colorado campaign.

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Guest column: Special session inaction hurts Western Slope

October 7, 2017 — On Monday, the Western Slope Democratic caucus converged on Denver to join our colleagues at the State Capitol for the first special legislative session held since 2012. The six of us arrived united in our resolve to help correct a mistake that, left unaddressed, will

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Moody and Moore: Seven women dramatize rising seas in Alaska (column)

October 6, 2017 — At low tide, the sea is still a quarter-mile away across a broad expanse of wilderness beach in southeast Alaska. On the far side of the inlet, green mountains turn gray as a squall skids through. Seven women walk toward a lone pinnacle of rock

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Koerner: How do you define justice in America? (column)

October 6, 2017 — Of all the stories I heard from the undocumented immigrants I interviewed when I was a journalist during Ronald Reagan's presidency, Ignacio's haunted me the most. A Catholic nun in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley arranged the meeting in the cramped dining room of a

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Walking Our Faith: We ask for forgiveness, but do we forgive? (column)

October 6, 2017 — I attended Yom Kippur services at Synagogue of the Summit last Saturday. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn of the High Holy days in the Jewish calendar. Many moments of the three-hour service were memorable, however one caused

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How can the community get involved in energy efficiency?

October 5, 2017 — Dear Eartha, I heard some buzz this week about an energy efficiency day. What can I do to partake in energy efficiency here in Summit? Patti, Frisco Thank you for you timely question this week. National Energy Efficiency Day was indeed this week, and the

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Littwin: We are fully prepared, once again, to face up to gun violence by doing nothing

October 3, 2017 — It is another day of death and another day of despair. I offer up this column on the day following the mass murder in Las Vegas only as therapy — for me and maybe for some who read it — knowing nothing will come of

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