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Biff America: A neighborhood beef (column)

February 17, 2018 — Will lifts heavy things and sneaks me meat. Often, as I sit down to a healthy meal of Brussels sprout cakes and beetroot salad, I can smell him cooking ribs all the way from across the street. After the dishes are done, I wait hopefully

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Walking Our Faith: Rend your heart

February 16, 2018 — On Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. I joined my fellow parishioners at St. Mary's to celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of our Lenten journey. The first reading of the mass that morning touched my heart deeply because it so beautifully expressed the goal of

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Knopf: When it comes to mass shooting, when is enough, enough? (guest column)

February 15, 2018 — When is enough, enough? We are barely through the second month of 2018 and already there have been 18 gun incidents on school campuses in America. On Wednesday, 19-year old Nicholas Kruz, a young man expelled a year ago from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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Ask Eartha: How do snowpack and warm temperatures affect summer stream flows? (column)

February 15, 2018 — Dear Eartha, I can't help but be a little worried about the snowpack and warm temperatures this winter. Is this a growing trend? What does this mean for our summer stream flows? Sam, Frisco Sam, you're not alone in your worries about lack of snow

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Summit Daily letters: Verizon cell antenna doesn’t fit in historic Breckenridge

February 14, 2018 — Wake up, Breckenridge residents, homeowners and visitors While you have been sleeping, corporate giant Verizon has been trying to develop a cell phone antenna site in the heart of our historic district, violating the town's express policy of preserving the "unique aesthetic character, beauty, and

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Liddick: Tax-cut debate misses point of government’s real mission (column)

February 12, 2018 — Let's begin with simple economics for the historically uninformed, who argue that tax-rate cuts cause ballooning deficits: Treasury statistics show that previous tax rate cuts all the way back to JFK created dramatic increases in tax revenue. The anomaly with Reagan's 1981 cuts is that

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Summit Daily letters: Dispelling the ‘barriers to treatment’ myth around mental health

February 12, 2018 — Calling all Summit County family members Two weeks before my sunny 20-year-old cousin completed suicide, she recognized that she needed help. But, like so many others, had the idea that treatment for mental health was costly and difficult to start. As a college student-athlete attempting

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Dawson: Montana students dream conservation solutions (column)

February 11, 2018 — In Missoula, Montana, a current art exhibition includes a cardboard rendition of President Donald Trump's border wall, complete with windows and wildlife doors. There's also a greenhouse made of wood along with an easy chair for relaxation, a climbing wall fashioned out of discarded materials

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Trail: Coping with it all (column)

February 11, 2018 — How are you doing? I confess that I'm having a rough time. Everything I care about is under attack by the regime in power. Whether it's wilderness preservation, endangered species protection, action on climate change, the integrity of science, corporate accountability, separation of church and

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Biff America: Cool like Fonzie (column)

February 10, 2018 — Jimmy O'Rourke was so cool we called him "Smoothie." He was in his late 20s, I was in my teens, when we met at a local greyhound dog racing track where I worked. When asked his occupation, Smoothie would say "gambler" but, even then, I

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Mountain Wheels: Downsized Jaguar E-Pace SUV provides compact luxury (column)

February 9, 2018 — To readers of the glossy auto magazines, those endless stories of gadfly journalists careening around the twisty back roads of Portugal or Slovenia in some hot car become old hat pretty quickly. But given the opportunity to jet over to the French Mediterranean island of

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Walking Our Faith: Giving your heart away on Valentine’s Day (column)

February 9, 2018 — It's wholly appropriate that Valentine's Day also shares the beginning of Lent this year because both holidays mark our willingness to enter that most daring of adventures, to give our hearts away and to risk falling in love. On Valentine's Day, we express our love

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Hey, Spike! finds Frisco’s Zach Husted enjoying Japan’s winter (column)

February 9, 2018 — Zachary Husted grew up on Colorado sparkling powder — now that love of winter is taking him around the globe. For most of his life, the 28-year-old's family has had a second home in Frisco at the base of Mount Royal, not far from his

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Young: The Donald deploys the O.J. strategy (column)

February 6, 2018 — Mike Pence, defending the release of a politically juiced Republican memo that Donald Trump said "vindicated" him, said it was all about transparency. As is Trump's releasing his tax returns. As is Trump's releasing of White House visitor logs. As are the names of foreign

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Wockner: To save the oceans, save the rivers (column)

February 6, 2018 — "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one." —Jacques Cousteau In 2013, I stood in the barren landscape south of Mexicali, Mexico. Everywhere I looked, for almost as far as the eye could see, there was nothing but dirt and sand.

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Liddick: GOP memo revealing of Democrats darker motives (column)

February 5, 2018 — Now we know why the Democrats and the FBI were terrified of the memorandum from the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee outlining the process by which anti-Trump bureaucrats at the Department of Justice and the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to

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Summit Daily Letters: Supporting community healthcare centers on National Red Alert for Health Centers Day and everyday

February 4, 2018 — This Thursday Congress is scheduled to vote on whether or not to renew federal funding for community health centers. The Community Health Center Fund, established in 2010, has long enjoyed the bi-partisan support of Congress. The fund expired at the end of this past September

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Biff America: I resemble that remark (column)

February 3, 2018 — That angry old Italian dude was under the assumption that I did not speak his language. He was mostly correct, but after a few weeks of driving and bicycling around his country I had picked up some key phrases — hello, goodbye, please, thank you,

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Alston: Coal hard cash is drying up for the West (column)

February 3, 2018 — Western states that power their economies on fossil fuels need to start getting real. It's been a long and lucrative ride, but the age of fossil fuels is ending, and failure to plan for a realistic future is going to have severe repercussions for folks

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Mountain Wheels: Performance-oriented Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is king of the SUVs (column)

February 2, 2018 — I am kind of guessing that, minus the inevitable rebuild and upgrade by an aftermarket company such as Hennessy Peformance, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk likely represents the high-water mark of the current American SUV era. Here, Jeep has taken its chunky Grand Cherokee

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