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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…

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…