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Individual health insurance rates still staggering in ski towns as enrollment kicks off

Individual health insurance rates still staggering in ski towns as enrollment kicks off

If you don’t think state Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Democrat who grew up in Vail, is doing all she possibly can to fix our skyrocketing health insurance rates in the…

Vote yes on 1A and start talking openly about mental illness in Eagle County

Vote yes on 1A and start talking openly about mental illness in Eagle County

Last spring a student left notes threatening violence and suicide at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. Thankfully, the threats never materialized, either because of the ensuing law enforcement presence…

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

As DACA deadline passes and Trump cracks down, Colorado Dreamers lobby Congress

Last week I wrote two DACA updates for two very different papers – the Denver alternative weekly Westword and the Glenwood Spring Post Independent. I also posted an article on…

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

Snuff out Olympic torch dreams now unless Colorado gets a shiny, new Hyperloop

I hate to think of it, but some of Vail’s founders must be doing barrel rolls in their graves right now as the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs…

Brady, Kraft demonstrate true patriotism in denouncing Trump’s divisiveness

Brady, Kraft demonstrate true patriotism in denouncing Trump’s divisiveness

As a longtime Denver Broncos fan, I really don’t like the New England Patriots — especially on a weekend when they pulled off a dramatic last-second win while the Broncos…

From Trump lawyers to Pompeo pic in Vail: Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good

From Trump lawyers to Pompeo pic in Vail: Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good

All journalists know that tenacious digging results in the biggest scoops, but sometimes great stories just fall into your lap. Take, for instance, The New York Times story this week…

Cheap Maya margs, Mike Johnston on tap at Westin Riverfront on Thursday

Cheap Maya margs, Mike Johnston on tap at Westin Riverfront on Thursday

This statement will get me in trouble with other restaurants I frequent, but Maya serves some of the best margaritas in the Vail Valley. And this statement will get me…

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…