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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of both Rocktober and RealVail.com

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of both Rocktober and RealVail.com

This month marks both the 10th anniversary of RealVail.com and Rocktober, when the Colorado Rockies went on their own Indians-esque tear of 21 wins in 22 games to force a…

O Zone: DACA debate; mixing sports and politics; dashing Olympic dreams

O Zone: DACA debate; mixing sports and politics; dashing Olympic dreams

I don’t know if it was my Sept. 3 story in the Vail Daily, but the local paper of record has certainly shown a lot more interest in covering the…

Courage of convictions: ski companies standing up, speaking out on immigration, climate change

Courage of convictions: ski companies standing up, speaking out on immigration, climate change

On a cool and slightly rainy Friday morning in Eagle-Vail, it’s hard for me to get too excited about last night’s stinging defeat of the hated New England Patriots (because…

Call your member of Congress and support your local Dreamers by backing DACA

Call your member of Congress and support your local Dreamers by backing DACA

Editor’s note: The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it will end DACA in six months. I got some great response to an article I wrote recently on local Dreamer, early…

Bannon banished but Trump’s true colors likely to shine on

Bannon banished but Trump’s true colors likely to shine on

The big news of the day out of the White House was the ouster of alt-right poster boy Steve Bannon, who wasted no time scurrying back to his Breitbart cave…

My family’s anti-Trump travelogue

My family’s anti-Trump travelogue

Over the last year I’ve used family vacations and travel abroad to try and impart historical lessons my three boys can hopefully use to put current events into proper historical…

Colorado climate change and the incredible shrinking ski season

Colorado climate change and the incredible shrinking ski season

If you live and work in the Rocky Mountains mainly to ski powder during the winter months, then you’re probably as disappointed as I am in the current ski season,…

Shanahan should have consulted his dad on riding running game to SB glory

Shanahan should have consulted his dad on riding running game to SB glory

In the wake of the New England Patriots winning (or, more to the point, the Atlanta Falcons losing) Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Denver Broncos Executive Vice President and GM…

Stowe rumors should stoke ski train expansion in Vail

Stowe rumors should stoke ski train expansion in Vail

For years, I’ve wondered, as Vail Resorts snapped up small ski areas near major metro areas like Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to bolster its Epic Pass season ski pass, why…

The swamp is so much deeper on first full day of Trump presidency

The swamp is so much deeper on first full day of Trump presidency

It’s remarkable to me what kind of character flaws American voters will ignore if they agree with their candidate’s overarching ideology. More than 62 million voters overlooked Donald Trump’s obvious…

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