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The O. Zone: Ending another great ski season with kindness over collisions

The O. Zone: Ending another great ski season with kindness over collisions

KKW carves the slush on an empty Bear Tree run at Vail recently (DOW photo). The final week of the inbounds, lift-served ski season in the Eagle River Valley will…

The O. Zone: Time for local leaders to get onboard Colorado commuter, ski train

The O. Zone: Time for local leaders to get onboard Colorado commuter, ski train

When I saw the front-page headline of the Vail Daily on March 21 — “Mountain rail gathers steam” – I got excited. Were local leaders finally fully jumping onboard an alternative to…

Officials: McMansions now open to public to solve workforce housing crisis

Officials: McMansions now open to public to solve workforce housing crisis

In a surprise move, all the municipalities, metro districts and the county government on Monday announced any non-primary residence within the county borders is now considered workforce or attainable long-term…

Opinion: Continuing Colorado’s culture shift away from its death-cult gun zeal

Opinion: Continuing Colorado’s culture shift away from its death-cult gun zeal

With gun violence, it’s useful to start with the numbers. Last year, there were 656 mass shootings in the U.S., the most on record except for 2021, when there were…

Opinion: Marking Women’s History Month as freedom falls in post-Roe world

Opinion: Marking Women’s History Month as freedom falls in post-Roe world

It’s 2024, but it feels like we’re back in 1991 this Women’s History Month. Back then, President George H.W. Bush was following in the footsteps of his predecessor Ronald Reagan…

Opinion: Frisch flat wrong about fossil fuel extraction on Colorado public lands

Opinion: Frisch flat wrong about fossil fuel extraction on Colorado public lands

 A view of oil and gas development on Bureau of Land Management lands in Colorado, on Jan. 3, 2015 (Bob Wick/BLM/Public domain). Adam Frisch — candidate for Colorado’s sweeping 3rd…

Opinion: Push for paws on ground may have cost hearts, minds in Colorado’s ongoing wolf saga

Opinion: Push for paws on ground may have cost hearts, minds in Colorado’s ongoing wolf saga

As a natural resources-oriented journalist for over 40 years, I’ve been blessed with opportunities to learn and grow in my work – especially during my decade-long stint in Wyoming, covering…

Opinion: Colorado Republican Party is now a cult devoted to Trump boot-licking

Opinion: Colorado Republican Party is now a cult devoted to Trump boot-licking

Earlier this month, the Colorado Republican Party became only the second state party in the nation to endorse Donald Trump in his campaign to be president again. The move, though…

Opinion: Dissenting Colorado Supreme Court justices show us how democracy is dying in United States

Opinion: Dissenting Colorado Supreme Court justices show us how democracy is dying in United States

A majority of justices on the Colorado Supreme Court recently determined that former President Donald Trump is constitutionally ineligible to hold office again. It was a ruling that resulted from…

Who’s psyched to see speed-queen Shiffrin win again on Beav’s Birds of Prey course?

Who’s psyched to see speed-queen Shiffrin win again on Beav’s Birds of Prey course?

Friday at Vail was a nice, soft, uncrowded mini-powder day, with six inches of new snow, and then a snow squall hit around closing time and dumped another nine inches…

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