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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…

The truth about how much Americans have saved for retirement

The truth about how much Americans have saved for retirement

Unfortunately, many Americans are already behind on building their nest eggs. Particularly concerning is the average retirement savings of adults in their forties. Ideally, by that age, most people have had…

Funding mental health services won’t end all gun violence, but it will save lives

Funding mental health services won’t end all gun violence, but it will save lives

Andrew Romanoff, who as the president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado wholeheartedly supports Eagle County Ballot Issue 1A, wanted to make sure during a recent interview that I was…

Only reason to support Colorado Olympic bid: Hyperloop One

Only reason to support Colorado Olympic bid: Hyperloop One

Recent reports have indicated Colorado may have an outside shot at landing the 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics, and one would think that as an Eagle-Vail resident and someone who’s…

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