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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,…

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

The three R’s that don’t belong in school board races: religion, racism, radical politics

Eleven candidates are running for five open seats on the Eagle County Schools Board of Education in the Nov. 2 election, and mail-in ballots were sent out Oct. 8 (if…

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Retro reservoir plan flies in face of climate-change reality

Where were you in ’52? That’s the year the Colorado Front Range cities of Aurora and Colorado Springs first started gobbling up water rights in the remote, somewhat lush mountain…

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Eastman memo, Trump worship should put an end to annual Freedom Festival in Beaver Creek

Why does the name John Eastman sound so familiar to readers of RealVail.com and people paying attention to right-wing politics in Eagle County in particular and Colorado in general? Eastman…