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A snowy winter Saturday night and the valley crackles with restless energy. Little car icons zoom across smartphone screens as Uber and Lyft drivers scramble to transport their charges from condos to restaurants to bars and then back again. The transportation revolution has come to Vail and the world continues its inexorable march toward a singularity. Sitting dormant on this frosty evening is the Turtle Bus, displaced by the new interlopers, a homegrown operation giving more

In response to a Richard Carnes column ("Time for ski instructors to pack heat," Tuesday, Feb. 27), I asked, which sign would be more effective in deterring a shooter: "gun-free zone" or "armed personnel in this building" ("Which sign works better?" Thursday, March 8)? What is proposed is that volunteer school personnel would be screened for personalities that are suitable for such a task. Like what police applicants get. Those chosen would be trained in marksmanship more

Over the past 10 years, many of you have asked me a similar question. You have asked me for one of the best lessons I have learned over the course of my career and my life. Historically, I have not called them out specifically; instead, I have strived to pass along some of those lessons through insights shared in this weekly column. Today, however, I will share what I believe is one of the more

LEADVILLE — Kymbr Trujillo originally faced up to 32 year in prison, but ended up with two years probation. A jury did not believe that a woman shorter than 5 feet tall who weighs 105 pounds posed much of a threat to two police officers. And while they were at it, they cleared her of most of the drug charges. "Two cops? One tiny woman with her daughter with her? This was the most overcharged case in more

VAIL — Officials here have become fond of sister-city agreements, now called "friendship" agreements in some quarters. Now, Vail may rekindle an old relationship with a sister in Switzerland. A Vail delegation traveled to Germany earlier this month to accept an award for being one of the world's top sustainable destinations. While there, Vail Economic Development Manager Mia Vlaar ran into Gerhard Walter, CEO of Engadin St. Moritz Tourism — the regional chamber of commerce. Walter and Vlaar more

EAGLE — A multi-family housing developer took the first step toward building hundreds of rental apartments in Eagle. Brue Baukol Capital Partners owns Frost Creek, south of Eagle, and began the process of folding some of that property into Eagle. They acquired the so-called JHY property from Fred Kummer following the purchase of Adam's Rib. Multi-family specialists Working in partnership with Lauren Brockman, owner of Convergence Multifamily Real Estate Group, Brue Baukol Capital Partners has rebranded the 30-acre more

VAIL — Olympic dreams aren't just for athletes. Jared Biniecki lived his own Olympic dream this year, tending the ice surfaces for the Olympic hockey tournament. Biniecki, the director of Dobson Ice Arena, was part of an American crew that went to Pyeongchang, South Korea. He landed the job through his own talents, of course, but also because of a longtime association with Don Moffat, who led the U.S. ice-tending crew. Biniecki met Moffat several years ago more

EAST VAIL — Welcome to Vail Mountain School Lacrosse: The Next Generation. Yes, the Gore Rangers are the defending Western Conference champions, but a lot of the talent that led them to the title are in college now. Nonetheless, VMS opened the season with a 9-7 win against Eagle Valley on Saturday, March 17, at venerable Bandoni Alumni Field. "We're just teaching the fundamentals, offense, defense," VMS coach Bobby Ecker said. "It's been paying off." Henry Hancock led the more

RIFLE — Not that Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley ever shadow box each other in any sport, but the Huskies and Devils got their first looks at each other in track and field during Friday, March 16's Rifle Invitational, and it was a split decision. The Battle Mountain girls won the meet with 93 points, well ahead of Coal Ridge, while the Eagle Valley boys were a strong second with 130 points behind Glenwood Springs (142.5) Devils more

Armed sheriff's deputies appeared on the scene of the recent school massacre in Florida while kids were still being murdered inside. But the deputies failed to storm the building to apprehend the killer, to rescue the assaulted, to stop the bleeding and to comfort the dying. They failed to do their jobs. Instead, they cowered behind their patrol cars waiting for, well, apparently waiting for the shooting to stop. Some 150 bullets and 17 more

Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, just shy of his 80th birthday. He was born April 12, 1938, in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up there amid his siblings, many cousins and friends, who together created legendary mischief. Ned's creative antics inspired stories that will be handed down for generations. Ned graduated from Charleston High School and went on to earn his bachelor's more

There's an old folktale I remember from my childhood about the magpie building its nest. According to the story, the magpie was the only bird at the time who knew how to build a nest. The magpie's nest was described as a ball of sticks with an entrance hole. I lived on the East Coast at that time and had never seen a magpie, so I envisioned their nests as precise balls of twigs, with more

ARE, Sweden — Overall champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Marcel Hirscher dominated the penultimate World Cup races of the season on Saturday. Both racers had already locked up their overall and discipline titles in recent weeks before adding convincing wins at the World Cup finals. Shiffrin won her seventh slalom of the season, a personal best for the American. Holding on to a commanding first-run lead, Shiffrin won by a massive 1.58 seconds over Wendy Holdener more

Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at Critical wildlife habitat is disappearing every day. More and more, we are seeing watersheds, wide open spaces and wild lands corridors fragmented by development, and this takes a huge toll on the wildlife that depends on these places. That's why I am asking Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act. Introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet and Congressman Jared more

Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at When, in the course of earthly events, it becomes necessary for us to meet the challenges of the ever-changing circumstances of our lives, we Americans have shown, time after time, that we are more than capable of doing so. Increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, from both natural and man-made sources, are entering the atmosphere of our world on a daily basis. Consequently, our global temperature is more

Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at White evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump aren't wavering. Why do they stay strong, when sex, money and fame scandalize the president's reputation? Evangelicals refuse to desert Trump, even when the scope and scale of alleged depraved behavior goes public. Porn star Stormy Daniels hedges but doesn't deny an affair with Trump after his marriage to Melania. She worked at a strip club that enticed voyeurs more


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