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Letters to the editor: Republicans signed a pact with the devil

August 16, 2017 — The face of evil Republicans (including our own Senator Gardner) signed a pact with the devil when they chose Donald Trump as their candidate for president. It remains to be seen when they will finally decide to stop enabling this sorry excuse for a human […]

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Mountain Law: What happens to our “digital assets” when we die?

August 15, 2017 — In 2012, beauty queen Sahar Daftary fell to her death from the 12th floor of her ex-lover's apartment in Manchester, England. The death was ruled a suicide, but Daftary's family sued Facebook seeking information from her account that might suggest a different cause. Facebook successfully […]

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Summit Daily letters: We need housing, but Dillon project isn’t the answer

August 14, 2017 — Opposition to the high-rise La Bonte condos The 600 plus people who signed petition sheets at the Dillon Farmers Market last Friday, Aug. 10, oppose the two, 58-foot-tall condo buildings that Dillon Ridge Investments, LLC, proposes to build on both south corners of Main and […]

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On Your Right: Donald Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ (column)

August 14, 2017 — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks Donald Trump had "excessive expectations" about how business got done in Congress. He might be right. Speaking as someone who voted for the Donald, I certainly had "expectations." I'm not certain they were "excessive," but they might have been. I […]

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Polman: Still waiting for Trump’s tweet about mosque bombing (column)

August 13, 2017 — An improvised explosive device was thrown through the window of a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, while Muslim-Americans worshipped in the building. The attack occurred on Aug. 5. Just about a week later, the so-called president of all the people has refused to utter or tweet […]

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Biff America: Good luck, poor choices (column)

August 12, 2017 — "You're lucky to be alive." Most of us, at one time, have heard those words referring to us either surviving poor choices, bad genetics, vagrancies of providence or the misdeeds of others. For me, one such event was a night on the Steve McQueen Mile; […]

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Letters: Thank you to all who helped with Peak 2 fire

August 12, 2017 — Thank you to all who helped with Peak 2 fire We are writing to express our deep appreciation to the many organizations and individuals who contributed to the successful response to the Peak 2 fire, which ignited last month just a few miles from our […]

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Summit Daily letters: Summit graduate reflects on an excellent education

August 11, 2017 — A product of Summit County schools As an educator, I have spent many hours for class assignments and professional pursuits delving into school websites, missions, course-offerings, demographic and performance data, and whatever else I can get my hands on. Most recently, I examined my own […]

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Emmer: Poverty ain’t what it used to be (column)

August 11, 2017 — A scruffy man rang the doorbell and asked for a meal. The man who answered the door prepared a heaping plate of food. The hungry man ate his meal sitting on the sidewalk, then thanked his benefactor and left. It's a custom in Chile to […]

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Walking Our Faith: We are called to love (column)

August 11, 2017 — It's monsoon season, which means daily afternoon and evening rain showers. But the other morning we woke to discover the overnight rains had left a dusting of snow on the higher mountain peaks, a reminder that no matter what is going on in the world, […]

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Summit Daily letters: Visitor won’t return to Breckenridge over pricey parking

August 10, 2017 — Good-bye Breck. Hello Vail. We have enjoyed staying a month of our summer in Breckenridge the last few years. However, last Saturday ruined the Breck experience for us. We headed to town for some shopping and a late lunch only to find a parking nightmare. […]

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Butcher: Volunteer firefighters are the guardians of the rural West (column)

August 10, 2017 — If the universe wanted to challenge volunteer firefighters, it would arrange for a fire emergency right smack in the middle of a small town's annual festival, when fire crews are busy helping run the parade and other events. In this case, lightning started a fire […]

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Ask Eartha: What’s with the “Love this Place Like A Local” campaign?

August 10, 2017 — Dear Eartha, I've seen stickers around town that say, "Love this Place Like A Local" and wanted to know more about the campaign. What a great concept to let people know how much we love this place! -Ann, Frisco Dear Ann, This summer, the Eartha […]

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Summit Daily letters: Dillon’s Gore Range views now under threat, says rabbi

August 8, 2017 — Dillon's vistas under threat The center of the town of Dillon is as tranquil and serene as one could ever wish it to be. One could say that it is dull, run down, unimaginative, and, compared to its sister towns, boring. But note, the town […]

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Summit Daily letters: Blue River ticket spoils Summit County vacation

August 7, 2017 — An unwelcome ticket for a Summit County visitor Does Summit County really want me to visit? That is what I was asking myself after our seven-day visit last week. We rented a house in Blue River, bought souvenirs, visited Epic Discovery, rented ATVs, ate at […]

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Liddick: Look to the Caribbean to see America’s future (column)

August 7, 2017 — Yes, travel broadens one's horizons. The broadening in question was a week spent traveling among some of the islands in the Caribbean, including a U.S. unorganized territory and a member of the U.S. Commonwealth. Yes, the U.S. has territories, one of which is the U.S. […]

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Biff America: Audible impatience (column)

August 5, 2017 — Sid Glitter was 6'4", buffed, handsome and unabashedly gay. He was also the finest waiter I had ever worked with. He had an amazing memory and an unflappable demeanor while dealing with the most difficult diners. We met during one of my first winters in […]

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Jensen: O Canada! If Only Liberals Knew All the Facts (column)

August 4, 2017 — Canada is often touted in the United States as the panacea of health care, leadership, love, peace and thick bacon. Listening to Democrats Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters and Chuck Schumer, one would think there are no Canadians waiting longer than Americans for life-saving surgeries or […]

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Walking Our Faith: Happiness is a choice (column)

August 4, 2017 — Mom and I speak by phone every day. Because we speak with such frequency, our conversations often take up a topic and carry it forward over a course of days or weeks. Lately we've been talking about the need to make gratitude a daily part […]

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Letter: Ambulance service issues deserve collective solution

August 4, 2017 — We continue to view with concern Summit County's steps to restrict Red, White & Blue Fire District's ability to provide ambulance transport services to meet the needs of our district and surrounding areas. It has long been our district policy and actual practice to provide […]

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