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Vail Mayor Chapin acknowledges bond with Mexico, necessity of immigrant workers

Vail Mayor Chapin acknowledges bond with Mexico, necessity of immigrant workers

There was a lot of talk leading up to the Labor Day weekend about protecting American workers from cheap immigrant labor (both legal and illegal) and raising wages to keep…

It requires vision to see Vail still so successful a half century from now

It requires vision to see Vail still so successful a half century from now

As I read the news Thursday of the return of the ski train between Denver and Winter Park, it got me to thinking about our parking problem here in Vail.…

Wet Whistler a wise acquisition for Vail Resorts

Wet Whistler a wise acquisition for Vail Resorts

Whistler-Blackcomb and I have a long history dating back to the early 1990s when I traveled up there and interviewed a bunch of locals at Garfinkel’s (yes, the iconic Vail…

Trump, Mizel and Cacioppo: Does it really matter who owns a political newspaper?

Trump, Mizel and Cacioppo: Does it really matter who owns a political newspaper?

As a print and now mostly digital journalist in Colorado for nearly 30 years, I have more than just a passing interest in who owns the newspapers, magazines and websites…

Death of Muhammad Ali should rekindle national debate over draft, race, military intervention

Death of Muhammad Ali should rekindle national debate over draft, race, military intervention

My father, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and judge advocate general who died a little over two years ago, was no fan of Muhammad Ali, the boxing great, poetic…

What woman problem? Trump loves women who look good and work harder for less pay

What woman problem? Trump loves women who look good and work harder for less pay

Supporters and even some detractors of Donald Trump say if elected president he’ll be better for the U.S. economy than Hillary Clinton, who’s too cozy with Wall Street bankers and…

A fan of Prince since ‘For You’, virtuosity of ‘I’m Yours’ launched lifelong connection culminating in 2004 live show

A fan of Prince since ‘For You’, virtuosity of ‘I’m Yours’ launched lifelong connection culminating in 2004 live show

The song that really made me a fan of the late, great Prince for life was “I’m Yours” on his 1978 debut album “For You.” For a musically confused 13-year-old…

Connecting random dots: Beav’ closing, Coors opening, Kardashian mania, Huskies history

Connecting random dots: Beav’ closing, Coors opening, Kardashian mania, Huskies history

Colorado will never be a great baseball state. It’s too high, so balls carry way too much off bats, and the air is too thin and dry, so balls don’t…

Yet another great powder day at Beaver Creek

Yet another great powder day at Beaver Creek

My goal every ski season is a modest one: I like to spend a month out of every year on skis, so at least 30 days. I hit that mark…

Traveling to Mexico, Central America for spring break? Get Zika virus, immunization advice

Traveling to Mexico, Central America for spring break? Get Zika virus, immunization advice

Two of the last three years my family has traveled to the tropics for spring break, and we’ve encountered plenty of other Vail Valley residents vacationing in both Belize and…