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Lots to love in beefed up U.S. World Cup skiing schedule; lots to hope for in future

Lots to love in beefed up U.S. World Cup skiing schedule; lots to hope for in future

With snow in the forecast for the Colorado Rockies this weekend, it’s easy to let one’s ski brain wander to next season, especially with the news this week that ski…

Warm weather precedes snowy weekend as Vail braces for more parking, transit, housing woes

Warm weather precedes snowy weekend as Vail braces for more parking, transit, housing woes

Spring seems to have sprung a little early in the Colorado Rockies, with temperatures approaching 50 Fahrenheit in Vail this week after a snowy and busy Presidents Day holiday last…

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters headlines conservative group’s mixer in Eagle

Embattled Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters headlines conservative group’s mixer in Eagle

It’s important this midterm election that candidates are very clear where they stand on voting, public health and education. Shadowy “conservative” groups that are part of a national trend of…

Housing crisis, real estate inequity fans flames of labor shortage, wildfires

Housing crisis, real estate inequity fans flames of labor shortage, wildfires

“We are here today because we are tired,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in Chicago in 1966. “We are tired of paying more for less.” King was addressing housing…

2021 Year in Review … and a respectful funding request for RealVail.com

2021 Year in Review … and a respectful funding request for RealVail.com

RealVail.com for 14 years now has been at the forefront of freelance digital media in collaboration with print, radio and online-only news sites across Colorado and the nation. Real Vail…

O. Zone: The (Blue) Sky is falling

O. Zone: The (Blue) Sky is falling

Trying out a new format here (for me): A quicker bullet-point blog to weigh in on a lot of topics in a more readable format. I’m starting with the issue…

Donating to nonprofit media outlets on #GivingNewsDay, not for-profit conservative newspaper companies

Donating to nonprofit media outlets on #GivingNewsDay, not for-profit conservative newspaper companies

On #GivingNewsDay, I donated to my three favorite Colorado nonprofit media sites working hard to cover environmental, health, political, immigration, race and inequality issues and provide that content free of…

On Veterans Day, honoring writers who fight the ‘failure of the press’ to convey war

On Veterans Day, honoring writers who fight the ‘failure of the press’ to convey war

It’s Veterans Day, and for me that usually means some sort of reminiscence on my childhood as an Air Force brat traveling the globe during the Cold War and visiting…

Native Roots pushes for higher voter turnout with election offer of 1-cent joints

Native Roots pushes for higher voter turnout with election offer of 1-cent joints

Looking for a burning reason to vote this off-year election (other than the obvious incentive of keeping right-wing, anti-science, religious fundamentalists from taking over our public schools)? Well, put this in…

New snow keeps coming with just two weeks till opening day at Vail

New snow keeps coming with just two weeks till opening day at Vail

Ski season at Vail is a mere two weeks away (opening day is Friday, Nov. 12) and so far, Mother Nature is cooperating. Vail and Beaver Creek, which opens Wednesday,…

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