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The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

The burning issue of clearing trees to create defensible spaces around towns to battle wildfires

I asked Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday about a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week blaming the magnitude of the ongoing California wildfires on that state’s…

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

Lumbering into the future of freelance journalism in Colorado

I’ve previously outlined my reasons for not subscribing to the Denver Post – one of which involves its vulture capitalist owner Alden Global continuing to slash staff while erecting a…

Florida governor exemplifies need for End Citizens United anti-political-money goal

Florida governor exemplifies need for End Citizens United anti-political-money goal

Bad guys finish first — that might be a fitting aphorism for Rick Scott. After all, he finished first twice in the race for Florida governor. Now after serving two…

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

Issues of political access, coverage in an age of diminished mainstream media

People like to rant about the lack of coverage in their local newspaper these days, as they buy stuff off Craigslist and Amazon – blowing off local businesses that still…

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Travel ban another sign of U.S. hostility toward global tourists, workers

Vail and its growing empire of ski and summer resorts was built by welcoming the world. Both well-heeled tourists and workers seeking a better life and a sense of adventure…

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

With Jokic deal, drafting of Porter, Denver Nuggets trending again

As the Colorado Rockies circle the train with their annual June Swoon (this one sparked by a somewhat surprising pitching meltdown), it’s hard not to look ahead to next fall…

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…

SlapDash: Five tips to increase the chances that you *will* miss your flight

SlapDash: Five tips to increase the chances that you *will* miss your flight

I can claim these among my finest traveling accomplishments: Missing two flights in one day (for a work trip!) and missing both the departing and return flights on another trip.…

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…

SlapDash: Five Colorado places to go during mud (sorry, shoulder) season in Vail!

SlapDash: Five Colorado places to go during mud (sorry, shoulder) season in Vail!

Hi Vail! Tis the season … of closed restaurants and cranky natives. Here are some quick, easy, iconic Colorado trips to restore some mud-season sanity (budget-friendly and easily kid/teen approved):…