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Following Vail fundraiser, nothing shocking about Schock’s downfall

Following Vail fundraiser, nothing shocking about Schock’s downfall

The downfall of Republican Aaron Schock, the Republican congressman from Illinois now infamous for his globe-trotting adventure sports videos, started with an early February story in the Washington Post about…

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

Fortunately, for what’s left of ski season here in the Vail Valley (a little under two months), winter has made a return the last two weekends. And it looks like…

Vonn legacy looms large at 2015 Worlds despite lack of gold medals

Vonn legacy looms large at 2015 Worlds despite lack of gold medals

I was bummed to see Lindsey Vonn so bummed Monday after she DQ’d in the slalom leg of the women’s alpine combined event after finishing a distant seventh in the…

Peace on Earth: read to the end before commenting

Peace on Earth: read to the end before commenting

The phrase “peace on Earth” has been tossed around a lot lately. Calls for peace range from the Pope, who recently held a mass for peace, to mass-printed Hallmark cards…

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…