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Snow keeps coming as Vail Snow Daze gears up for round two

Snow keeps coming as Vail Snow Daze gears up for round two

Now things start to get really fun in the Vail Valley. I wrote last week about how surprisingly good the coverage was still on Vail Mountain despite a lack of…

Killer coverage at Vail still, with new snow finally back in the forecast for Snow Daze

Killer coverage at Vail still, with new snow finally back in the forecast for Snow Daze

It’s going to be a fun weekend in Vail, with another snowstorm finally working its way back into the Vail Valley Saturday night during the first installment of the annual…

Udall will be missed on critical issues such as CIA torture, NSA spying

Udall will be missed on critical issues such as CIA torture, NSA spying

Sorry if you were trying to get on either site (Real Vail or Real Aspen) Tuesday afternoon into this morning. Right after I posted quick stories reporting on Colorado lawmaker…

If you still haven’t turned in your ballot, do so, but first consider some facts not found in local papers

If you still haven’t turned in your ballot, do so, but first consider some facts not found in local papers

A Republican friend of mine whom I consider a moderate voice of reason on some issues and a complete crackpot on others took the time the other day to scold…

From SOS to social justice activist, Arn Menconi’s passion never wavers

From SOS to social justice activist, Arn Menconi’s passion never wavers

I wrote the very first article ever published about Arn Menconi’s Snowboard Outreach Society (now SOS Outreach) back in the early 1990s when I was sports editor of the Vail…

Borat should carry torch for Almaty 2022 Winter Olympics

Borat should carry torch for Almaty 2022 Winter Olympics

Democracy and the Olympics don’t mix. Colorado voters loudly sent that message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) more than 40 years ago when voters rejected public financing for the…

Law of Unintended Consequences led to Rockies’ ruin, Manning Era in Denver

Law of Unintended Consequences led to Rockies’ ruin, Manning Era in Denver

I’m a big believer in the Law of Unintended Consequences (LOUC) generally raining down ruin, whether it’s in the world of sports or just the world. A subparagraph in the…

Vail’s Park City/Canyons deal ushers in Era of the Interconnect

Vail’s Park City/Canyons deal ushers in Era of the Interconnect

Today’s announcement of Vail Resorts’ $182.5 million deal to buy Powdr Corp’s Park City Mountain Resort and connect to its neighboring Canyons Resort gives a huge boost to Utah’s One…

Jimmy Carter’s legacy looms large as Israelis, Palestinians broker indefinite ceasefire

Jimmy Carter’s legacy looms large as Israelis, Palestinians broker indefinite ceasefire

As Israelis and Palestinians come to final terms on an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza – a deal forged by Egypt – it’s important to remember who brokered the deal in…

Can Vail’s Philippon salvage greatness of injury-plagued Tulowitzki?

Can Vail’s Philippon salvage greatness of injury-plagued Tulowitzki?

On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies will officially retire the number of the greatest player in franchise history – the No. 17 of first baseman Todd Helton. Unfortunately, I don’t think…