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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…

Opinion: Top 10 epic fails (so far) by Boebert in her short stint in Congress

Opinion: Top 10 epic fails (so far) by Boebert in her short stint in Congress

If Rep. Lauren Boebert has mastered anything about politics it’s how to get attention. Loaded guns on Zoom? Temper tantrums with House security? Articles to “imeach” President Biden?  Yes, yes…

Opinion: Boebert lands on list of top 10 most dangerous election deniers in state of Colorado

Opinion: Boebert lands on list of top 10 most dangerous election deniers in state of Colorado

Detractors of American voting, driven by a cult leader who as president was inimical to democracy and as ex-president is a sworn enemy of it, have gone on the attack…

CORE Act honors World War II veterans, protects critical Colorado public lands

CORE Act honors World War II veterans, protects critical Colorado public lands

During a recent visit to the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, I learned that by the end of World War II in 1945 the…

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…

Vail: Where veeps come to play while democracy crumbles

Vail: Where veeps come to play while democracy crumbles

Why is it that when Republican presidential administrations are in shambles, their vice presidents escape to Vail? Is it that crisp, clean mountain air that helps clear the senses and…

Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

It takes a certain degree of hubris to announce — as Vail Resorts and the Vail Valley Foundation respectively did last week — that there will for sure be lift-served,…

Opinion: Mask mandates should be implemented in Colorado schools

Opinion: Mask mandates should be implemented in Colorado schools

I learned this week that kids in my child’s elementary school are coughing on classmates to be funny. That’s what kids do — at least those who haven’t been told…