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Opinion | Susan Knopf: You represent what?

August 22, 2019

Our mountain community seems a long way from the Middle East and Israel. We work to promote and respect diversity and value differences while they bicker for dominance between Abrahamic faiths. Yet the way this...








Opinion | The Senate is not a consolation prize

August 21, 2019

Regardless of the hype and armchair punditry, the U.S. Senate might be a long shot for John Hickenlooper. His second choice for the prom, Colorado could say “thanks, but no thanks.” The former Democratic governor...


Letter to the editor: Recpath repairs needed

August 21, 2019

Here are a few of my concerns about biking safety in Summit County: • The pedestrian crossing white lines at the traffic light on Swan Mountain Road and U.S. Highway 6 east are almost completely...


Letter to the editor: E-bikes and common sense

August 21, 2019

E-bikes are here to stay, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, given that riding Swan Mountain is the only way to make a full lake loop. As a long-time cyclist, I value fitness and...


Letter to the editor: Locals should receive discounts

August 20, 2019

To make Summit County more reasonable to locals, perhaps Summit County should follow the example of Hawaii. Because of the huge income disparity between visitors and locals, Hawaii locals receive substantial discounts at supermarkets, restaurants,...




Letter to the editor: Slow down on recpath

August 20, 2019

To all the “hotshots” flying down the Copper-Frisco recreational path: Please slow down! This path is used by walkers and families trying to enjoy a pleasant day of bicycling. Your excessive speed does not impress...





Letter to the editor: Setting the record straight on Trump

August 20, 2019

Over and over, I read or hear people repeating the message that President Donald Trump is a racist, xenophobic, bigoted moron. The examples frequently given to support these opinions are speeches regarding the influx of...


Letter to the editor: Support wildlife migration corridors

August 19, 2019

As a sportsman, I value Colorado’s wild places that respect the wild animals that live there. As our state’s population swells and more land is developed, it is imperative to consider protecting wildlife migration corridors before they...