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Summit Daily staff members reflect on Colorado Journalism Week

April 18, 2018 — Ink in our veins With the proclamation of Colorado Journalism Week, the Summit Daily staff has been thinking about why we each got into this industry and what we do for our communities. As a team, we strive to provide you, our readers, with the

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Colorado Journalism Week: Free, fair press essential to democracy (column)

April 17, 2018 — It has been said that in the age of the internet, we must become our own editors. We must learn how to question, challenge and analyze all the information bombarding us daily. In Colorado's mountain communities, however, we are fortunate. We still have local resources

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Summit Daily letters: Let’s celebrate Earth Day at our supermarket

April 17, 2018 — Let's celebrate Earth Day the right way April 22 marks the 50th observance of Earth Day. Each of us can celebrate by reducing our driving, use of electric energy, and consumption of animals. That's right! Last fall Oxford University's prestigious Food Climate Research Network and

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Colorado Journalism Week: The value of community journalism (column)

April 16, 2018 — To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of "fake news" leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media organizations are now in the rare position of making headlines. The most

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Liddick: Can conservatives unify? (column)

April 16, 2018 — Turanga Leela, on whom I've relied for a lot of political commentary, has just the phrase for the Republican end of the Colorado Governor's race: "Oh, Lord…" At least we know who won last Saturday — but we also know that the whole business was

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Littwin: It’s a new election cycle, but with Stapleton’s blunder, it looks like the same old GOP (column)

April 13, 2018 — As Jimmy Breslin wrote of the stumbling 1962 Mets, I write of the blundering 2018 Colorado Republican Party: Can't anyone here play this game? Walker Stapleton, the so-called frontrunner in the GOP primary race for governor, is the latest to answer the question with a

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Walking our Faith: If life is unpredictable, how should we live? (column)

April 13, 2018 — On the day my father died it was sunny in Florida, where I was living at the time. But in Kiev, Ukraine, where my mother lived with my father, it was a dark, autumn evening. My father had died of a sudden and massive heart

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Ask Eartha: How can locals join in the county’s sustainable food movement?

April 13, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I am a CMC student and sustainable-food activist, I'd love to learn more about growing sustainable food. Can I get involved in some greenhouses and gardens around the county? – Hillary, Breckenridge Thank you for your question this week Hillary. Growing sustainable food

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Summit Daily Letters: Time to play nice with Vail Resorts

April 13, 2018 — Time to play nice with Vail Resorts A "spat" with Vail Resorts? Time for town council to go, before they destroy the "relationship" with Vail Resorts. Town council can't win this fight. If I were the CEO of Vail Resorts, Breck Ski Resort would be

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Summit Daily letters: Tax day is coming

April 12, 2018 — April 17 is tax day Last year Congress passed sweeping tax reform, with a price tag of $1.5 trillion. Whom does this tax "reform" benefit? It has been estimated that 83 percent of it benefits the large corporations and wealthy Americans (millionaires and billionaires). One,

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Summit Daily letters: Are e-bikes suitable for Summit County?

April 10, 2018 — E-bikes in Summit County I have been an e-bike owner in Summit County for several years. I thoroughly support them as a method of getting more people on bikes. Last November, I rented e-bikes in Germany for a week-long trip on the Vennbahnweg, a bike

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Liddick: Middle East cauldron boils over (column)

April 9, 2018 — Anyone keeping an eye on the Middle East? I hope so, because despite the media's current attack of the vapors over a trade war with China in which we have yet to take any action, the real area of instability remains the arc of chaos

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Knopf: Sinclair sins against journalistic ethics (column)

April 9, 2018 — If I were still working for WLFL-TV, the Sinclair Broadcasting station in Raleigh, North Carolina, today, I would be submitting my resignation. As a former television news director and general manager, it is difficult to accept what broadcasting giant Sinclair Broadcasting Group is doing. For

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Biff America: Old loves, new signs (column)

April 7, 2018 — Erotic reminiscing, obsessive, compulsive urges and a sense of inadequacy. How could all that be going on in one person's brain at the same time? Forty-plus years ago Margret (Maggie) O'Neill gave me a remedial introduction to the facts of life. She was an older

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Williams: Can the Forest Service reform its abusive culture? (column)

April 7, 2018 — When the Public Broadcasting Service's NewsHour aired an investigation titled "Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service" in March, reactions inside the agency ran the gamut. Many managers said they were uncertain about the future of the agency. Others felt they could no

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Summit Daily letters: County (steals property rights) limits short term rentals

April 6, 2018 — Summit County (steals property rights) limits short term rentals The county is just plainly lying to us. There is no point in being PC-disingenuous by saying they are factually flawed — they are lying. They want a law that is needless, that will in fact

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Mountain Wheels: Otherworldly BMW M5 is beyond belief (column)

April 6, 2018 — Imagine, for a second, if you could actually feel the speed at which the earth is rotating — 1,037 mph, according to NASA — or, worse, the speed at which the earth is moving around the sun, 67,000 mph. About the closest you'll get to

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Walking Our Faith: You love God, but do you trust Him? (column)

April 6, 2018 — On Wednesday evening, the small group we started during Lent met to begin a new group study about Divine Mercy. The topic sounds esoteric, but it can be summed up in the simple sentence, "Jesus, I trust in You." We started our evening at Lou's

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Ask Eartha: Energy efficiency could be cheaper than you think (column)

April 5, 2018 — Dear Eartha, With spring rolling in, I'm getting ready to dive into some projects around the house. I've always been interested in making my 30-year-old home more energy efficient and comfortable. What home-improvement projects should I consider adding to my list this summer and where

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Liddick: March for Our Lives a misguided children’s crusade steered by the left (column)

April 2, 2018 — In the spring of 1212 two young men, Nicholas of Cologne and Stephen of Cloyes, were convinced they could lead successful Crusades to recover the Holy Lands of the Middle East for Christendom. Their followers were largely children. Nicholas led his group through Switzerland to

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