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National Grandparents Day a great time to reflect on financial wisdom of our elders

National Grandparents Day a great time to reflect on financial wisdom of our elders

On Sunday, Sept. 9, we celebrated National Grandparents Day – a day to honor our elders and the wisdom and guidance they offer. One of the most important roles a…

Gun debate shaping race for Colorado attorney general

Gun debate shaping race for Colorado attorney general

A story I wrote for Wednesday’s Vail Daily on the open Colorado attorney general’s race in the Nov. 6 general election drew some statewide notice, with the left-leaning website Colorado Pols highlighting the in-depth…

Defensible space around mountain towns seen as key to winning wildfire war

Defensible space around mountain towns seen as key to winning wildfire war

I asked Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday about a tweet from President Donald Trump earlier this week blaming the magnitude of the ongoing California wildfires on that state’s…

Ways to protect your finances while taking a summer vacation

Ways to protect your finances while taking a summer vacation

We hear about it all the time – a friend or neighbor has his or her wallet or purse stolen while on vacation, turning what should have been a rejuvenating…

Peak baby months highlight rising cost of raising a child

Peak baby months highlight rising cost of raising a child

We’re headed into baby season! July through October continues to be the most popular months for births in the United States. The cost of raising a child continues to climb. The…

Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

Freelancers forgotten in battle against vulture-capitalist owners like Alden Global

It’s been a brutal decade for freelance journalists. From a high-water mark of 2007, when I actually made a living wage, through the great recession that led to the death…

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

All of us must take action to stop national epidemic of school shootings

Next week will mark the one-month anniversary of the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Feb. 14, and Congress…

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

#MeToo #TimesUp Oscars dredge up bad memories for Vail Valley with Kobe win

The Vail Valley got a much-needed blast of winter snow during the Oscars Sunday night, but the awards themselves provided a somewhat painful blast from the past when former Los Angeles…

Colorado must first fix its roads, schools before dreaming of Olympic glory

Colorado must first fix its roads, schools before dreaming of Olympic glory

Even though I’ve worked as a journalist three times at the Winter Olympics – twice for the actual organizing committee’s internal news service in Vancouver and Torino — I tend…

The importance of 5G infrastructure to the modern economy

The importance of 5G infrastructure to the modern economy

From coast to coast, countless American cities recently underwent an important exercise is assessing our region’s competitiveness when it comes to attracting the types of jobs and workers that are…

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