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Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

I’ve previously outlined my reasons for not subscribing to the Denver Post – one of which involves its vulture capitalist owner Alden Global continuing to slash staff while erecting a…

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

People like to rant about the lack of coverage in their local newspaper these days, as they buy stuff off Craigslist and Amazon – blowing off local businesses that still…

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Vail and its growing empire of ski and summer resorts was built by welcoming the world. Both well-heeled tourists and workers seeking a better life and a sense of adventure…

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

As the Colorado Rockies circle the train with their annual June Swoon (this one sparked by a somewhat surprising pitching meltdown), it’s hard not to look ahead to next fall…

Robert Plant delivers timeless, inspired show as Whistle Pig Vail series rolls on

Robert Plant delivers timeless, inspired show as Whistle Pig Vail series rolls on

I’ve seen three of what I would consider rock’s truly legendary artists on the stage at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in my 25-plus years in Vail: Carlos Santana back…

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

An open letter to Vice President Pence on Memorial Day in Vail

Dear Vice President Mike Pence, this is an open letter to you on Memorial Day thanking you for choosing Vail for some much-needed downtime on this holiday weekend and asking…

Fending off the vultures: Can journalism be saved?

Fending off the vultures: Can journalism be saved?

Two stories I spent a lot of time on recently drew some of  the best traffic on Colorado Politics in the last couple of weeks, with my print-version cover story…

To hell with vulture capitalists like Alden … and newspapers that screw freelancers

To hell with vulture capitalists like Alden … and newspapers that screw freelancers

It’s been a brutal decade for freelance journalists. From a high-water mark of 2007, when I actually made a living wage, through the great recession that led to the death…

Kobe win during #MeToo #TimesUp Oscars a painful blast from past for Vail Valley residents

Kobe win during #MeToo #TimesUp Oscars a painful blast from past for Vail Valley residents

The Vail Valley got a much-needed blast of winter snow during the Oscars Sunday night, but the awards themselves provided a somewhat painful blast from the past when former Los…

We are all lying to our kids about doing everything we can to stop school shootings

We are all lying to our kids about doing everything we can to stop school shootings

So I lied to my three boys as I sent them out the door to school Thursday morning, telling them I would see them later. I have no idea if…