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Donating to nonprofit media outlets on #GivingNewsDay, not for-profit conservative newspaper companies

Donating to nonprofit media outlets on #GivingNewsDay, not for-profit conservative newspaper companies

On #GivingNewsDay, I donated to my three favorite Colorado nonprofit media sites working hard to cover environmental, health, political, immigration, race and inequality issues and provide that content free of…

On Veterans Day, honoring writers who fight the ‘failure of the press’ to convey war

On Veterans Day, honoring writers who fight the ‘failure of the press’ to convey war

It’s Veterans Day, and for me that usually means some sort of reminiscence on my childhood as an Air Force brat traveling the globe during the Cold War and visiting…

Native Roots pushes for higher voter turnout with election offer of 1-cent joints

Native Roots pushes for higher voter turnout with election offer of 1-cent joints

Looking for a burning reason to vote this off-year election (other than the obvious incentive of keeping right-wing, anti-science, religious fundamentalists from taking over our public schools)? Well, put this in…

New snow keeps coming with just two weeks till opening day at Vail

New snow keeps coming with just two weeks till opening day at Vail

Ski season at Vail is a mere two weeks away (opening day is Friday, Nov. 12) and so far, Mother Nature is cooperating. Vail and Beaver Creek, which opens Wednesday,…

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

Eleven candidates are running for five open seats on the Eagle County Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 2 election, and mail-in ballots were sent out Oct. 8 (if…

Opinion: Top 10 epic fails (so far) by Boebert in her short stint in Congress

Opinion: Top 10 epic fails (so far) by Boebert in her short stint in Congress

If Rep. Lauren Boebert has mastered anything about politics it’s how to get attention. Loaded guns on Zoom? Temper tantrums with House security? Articles to “imeach” President Biden?  Yes, yes…

Opinion: Boebert lands on list of top 10 most dangerous election deniers in state of Colorado

Opinion: Boebert lands on list of top 10 most dangerous election deniers in state of Colorado

Detractors of American voting, driven by a cult leader who as president was inimical to democracy and as ex-president is a sworn enemy of it, have gone on the attack…

CORE Act honors World War II veterans, protects critical Colorado public lands

CORE Act honors World War II veterans, protects critical Colorado public lands

During a recent visit to the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, I learned that by the end of World War II in 1945 the…

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Why does the name John Eastman sound so familiar to readers of RealVail.com and people paying attention to right-wing politics in Eagle County in particular and Colorado in general? Eastman…

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Where were you in ’52? That’s the year the Colorado Front Range cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in the remote, somewhat lush mountain…

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