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Opinion | Lark Ascending: Escape to Wine Country
Opinion | Lark Ascending: Escape to Wine Country

May 18, 2019

It’s 5 o’clock at the Palisade Café. The chef called in an hour earlier with news of a broken tooth — he won’t be showing up to oversee tonight’s wine tasting dinner. That, and about...


Letters| Advocating for wilderness: Please no chain saws
Letters| Advocating for wilderness: Please no chain saws

May 18, 2019

Advocating for wilderness: Please no chain saws The U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Regional forester, Brian Ferebee, recently approved the use of chain saws between June 1 and Aug. 17, 2019, to clear beetle-killed trees...




Ask Eartha: Spring cleaning in Summit County
Ask Eartha: Spring cleaning in Summit County

May 16, 2019

Dear Eartha, I have been doing some spring cleaning around the house but now I have all this stuff and I don’t know what to do with it. How do I dispose of it responsibly?...



High Country Baking: Make oatmeal jammies at home
High Country Baking: Make oatmeal jammies at home

May 15, 2019

Editor’s note: High elevations make cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in...


Summit Daily letters: ‘Enough is enough,’ or is it?
Summit Daily letters: ‘Enough is enough,’ or is it?

May 13, 2019

‘Enough is enough’ or is it? Editor’s note: A version of this letter, written after the Parkland shooting in Florida, was published in February 2018. It has been updated and resubmitted in response to the...


Opinion | Liddick: The politics of fear
Opinion | Liddick: The politics of fear

May 13, 2019

Oh, it’s a constitutional crisis, all right. And it’s going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better. Just not in the way Jerry Nadler and Nancy Pelosi think. The comic irony behind...


Walking Our Faith: A new Mother’s Day
Walking Our Faith: A new Mother’s Day

May 10, 2019

On Tuesday I told Mom I hadn’t settled on a topic. She replied, “Mother’s Day is Sunday, but don’t write about me this year. You write about me too much.” Instead, Mom wanted me to...



Summit Daily letters: Message to college graduates
Summit Daily letters: Message to college graduates

May 10, 2019

Message to college graduates Congratulations, college graduate! What an exciting moment in time as you experience the independence you’ve been chasing since high school. So much awaits you at 20-something as you start this next...


Opinion | Knopf: Fakenomics and the Kochtopus
Opinion | Knopf: Fakenomics and the Kochtopus

May 9, 2019

The Trump administration has “cut homelessness by 50%,” claimed Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers in an NPR interview last week. I was shocked, and asked another economist about it....



Home Cooking: quick and easy pastas for spring and summer
Home Cooking: quick and easy pastas for spring and summer

May 8, 2019

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of joining the High Country Conservation employees and volunteers in putting the plastic roof covers over the greenhouses that will soon house the summer vegetables for the community-supported agriculture...


Summit Daily letters: Liddick stoops to a new low
Summit Daily letters: Liddick stoops to a new low

May 7, 2019

Liddick stoops to a new low Morgan Liddick is wrong, as usual. Without any proof whatsoever, he asserts that “(f)or decades the left has labored diligently to persuade us and our children that our country...




Opinion | Letters: What makes a teacher great?
Opinion | Letters: What makes a teacher great?

May 4, 2019

What makes a teacher great? I have had the honor of witnessing a number of great teachers. Great teachers who work for endless hours on lessons, understand the complexities of student engagement and tirelessly strive...