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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…

Olympics can teach us to sow the seeds of civility by ‘disagreeing without disrespect’

Olympics can teach us to sow the seeds of civility by ‘disagreeing without disrespect’

I really liked what Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry had to say Monday at the county’s annual State of the County presentation in Eagle. An Olympic-themed video featuring Eagle’s own…

Great for recreational riders, snow and wind wreak havoc at Olympic Games

Great for recreational riders, snow and wind wreak havoc at Olympic Games

After skiing a foot of powder at Beaver Creek on Sunday, I was looking forward to settling in and watching EagleVail’s Mikaela Shiffrin in her first event of the Pyeongchang…

EagleVail is a beautiful, peaceful, prosperous place … despite what you read in the Vail Daily

EagleVail is a beautiful, peaceful, prosperous place … despite what you read in the Vail Daily

I’ve lived in EagleVail (note the lack of hyphen) for a little over a year now, and I have to say that it’s a very nice, peaceful, prosperous, and generally…

Let’s ski some powder this weekend in honor of the late, great Warren Miller

Let’s ski some powder this weekend in honor of the late, great Warren Miller

The voice of skiing, Warren Miller, died Wednesday at his home on Orcas Island in the San Juans off the coast of Washington State. And it’s appropriate that snow is…