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After huge snow cycle, dry conditions until Christmas in Vail Valley

After huge snow cycle, dry conditions until Christmas in Vail Valley

Well that was fun. Vail and Beaver Creek got hammered with more than 2 feet of snow Friday through Sunday, and I got out all three days. Vail was the…

Olympics, World Cup races in China could lead to NBA-style blowup over Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Olympics, World Cup races in China could lead to NBA-style blowup over Hong Kong, Xinjiang

A recent headline on an Associated Press story previewing the World Cup season that kicked off in Austria last month and continues in Finland on Saturday told us “[Mikaela] Shiffrin…

Impossible to avoid impeachment debate on Veterans Day

Impossible to avoid impeachment debate on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day it’s hard for me to separate the politics from the policy of war during the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid…

Hard questions need to be asked in wake of Eagle County jail suicides

Hard questions need to be asked in wake of Eagle County jail suicides

Talk about burying the lead. In the fourth paragraph of a column by Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek in the Vail Daily on Wednesday he revealed there have been…

Climate Strike set for Battle Mountain High School

Climate Strike set for Battle Mountain High School

At 11:32 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, some students at Vail’s Battle Mountain High School will participate in a nationwide “Climate Strike” to call for immediate federal and state action…

Statewide mobile home park series shines light but snubs Vail Daily, Real Vail

Statewide mobile home park series shines light but snubs Vail Daily, Real Vail

[Editor’s note: This posted before the Colorado Sun sent out their Sunriser email blast at 10 a.m. Monday, citing me by name and linking to part one of my three-part…

Remembering Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

Remembering Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

A day after all the heartfelt and deserved memorials to the nearly 3,000 American victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C in 2001, it’s…

EpicPass in hand, snow in forecast, time to plan ski trips to Great Northwest, beyond

EpicPass in hand, snow in forecast, time to plan ski trips to Great Northwest, beyond

I took a quick trip to the Pacific Northwest this summer, and I’ve got to say, it’s freaking awesome up there this time of year. White, snowcapped volcanoes, deep blue…

Growing outcry for greater regulation of short-term rentals

Growing outcry for greater regulation of short-term rentals

Last month as I was reporting out a story for Colorado Politics on how Colorado’s affordable housing crunch is impacting the state’s dysfunctional health care system (and vice versa), I…

Johnston, a reasonable voice on gun safety, steps away from U.S. Senate race

Johnston, a reasonable voice on gun safety, steps away from U.S. Senate race

It’s unfortunate that one of the leading Colorado voices for gun safety, Vail’s own Mike Johnston, is getting out of the Democratic race to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Cory…