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Holiday guests, celebs can bank on plenty of snow this season at Vail, Beaver Creek

Holiday guests, celebs can bank on plenty of snow this season at Vail, Beaver Creek

My Christmas wishes have already been granted (see photo above) in the form of a very good early season of snowfall so far at Vail and Beaver Creek, and it…

Please support RealVail.com, journalism in general on #GivingTuesday and beyond

Please support RealVail.com, journalism in general on #GivingTuesday and beyond

On this #GivingTuesday, I encourage anyone concerned about the state of our democracy to find a worthy for-profit or non-profit news organization and make a contribution, no matter how small.…

Flow of snow, dark-money campaign cash both set to end on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Flow of snow, dark-money campaign cash both set to end on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Good news this Monday, Nov. 5, as powder is likely falling on your local ski area of choice, and the endless onslaught of election ads – mostly paid for by…

Trump should send border troops to guard churches, schools against angry, white terrorists

Trump should send border troops to guard churches, schools against angry, white terrorists

I am the enemy. As an angry, aging, white, protestant male in America – who may or may not be heavily armed — I am more of a danger to…

How close is too close? Drilling setback debate shaping governor’s race

How close is too close? Drilling setback debate shaping governor’s race

The seemingly endless barrage of television ads opposing Proposition 112 would seem to be wasted on Eagle County voters, who for the most part don’t have to worry about oil…

Time to go all big-stick Teddy on the tech industry?

Time to go all big-stick Teddy on the tech industry?

I was 14 when the Buggles 1979 hit “Video killed the Radio Star” came out. Stupidly, I went into newspapers anyway – first delivering them, then writing for them —…

Photographic philanthropy from Vail to Uganda

Photographic philanthropy from Vail to Uganda

Editor’s note: Vail Valley photographer Dan Davis, a very good friend of RealVail.com and an exceptional and award-winning photojournalist, is embarking on another volunteer assigment for Photographers Without Borders in Africa.…

Hannah, Young: A match made in protest heaven

Hannah, Young: A match made in protest heaven

I met and interviewed actress and activist Daryl Hannah a bit by accident in Montrose, Colo., in 2009 when she was attending a county commissioner hearing for proposed uranium mill…

Canada responds to story on Vail Valley impacts of trade wars as SIA jumps into fray

Canada responds to story on Vail Valley impacts of trade wars as SIA jumps into fray

Here are couple of follow-ups to a RealVail.com article on the local impacts of President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade wars that was first published in the Vail Daily on Aug.…

Wage theft on the rise in Eagle County as anti-immigrant politics heat up

Wage theft on the rise in Eagle County as anti-immigrant politics heat up

Wage theft is a growing problem in Eagle County. Some bad actors in the local business sector who, despite a booming economy and a very low rate of unemployment (i.e.,…