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World Cup heads back to Europe; North America shrugs

World Cup heads back to Europe; North America shrugs

Athletes in America’s No. 1 sport, football, hate the idea of an NFL franchise in Europe. Travel would be exhausting, the food’s weird, and they just generally don’t want to…

Where do Colorado lawmakers stand on CIA torture? No telling with Gardner

Where do Colorado lawmakers stand on CIA torture? No telling with Gardner

Sorry if you were trying to get on either site (Real Vail or Real Aspen) Tuesday afternoon into this morning. Right after I posted quick stories reporting on Colorado lawmaker…

Dems need late rally to keep extreme candidates out of office in state, U.S. Senate

Dems need late rally to keep extreme candidates out of office in state, U.S. Senate

A Republican friend of mine whom I consider a moderate voice of reason on some issues and a complete crackpot on others took the time the other day to scold…

Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my choice

Beijing will land 2022 Winter Games, but Borat as torchbearer makes Almaty my choice

Democracy and the Olympics don’t mix. Colorado voters loudly sent that message to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) more than 40 years ago when voters rejected public financing for the…

Banff ski areas look to lure snow riders from south of the border using enticing film series

Banff ski areas look to lure snow riders from south of the border using enticing film series

Colorado’s ski season is just a matter of weeks – perhaps only days — away, but I find my mind wandering north of the border. And no, I’m not talking…

Departure of Dan O’Dowd brings glimmer of hope for Colorado Rockies’ fans in Aspen

Departure of Dan O’Dowd brings glimmer of hope for Colorado Rockies’ fans in Aspen

Ding dong, the O-Dowd is done! Aspen-area Rockies’ fans can rejoice today now that Colorado baseball once again has a glimmer of hope. Colorado general manager Dan O’Dowd, the fourth-longest…

If One Wasatch ever happens, Aspen interconnect could be Colorado’s only answer

If One Wasatch ever happens, Aspen interconnect could be Colorado’s only answer

  Last week’s announcement of Vail Resorts’ $182.5 million deal to buy Powdr Corp’s Park City Mountain Resort and connect to its neighboring Canyons Resort gives a huge boost to…

What would JC do? Carter’s legacy lingers as Middle East turmoil ebbs and flows

What would JC do? Carter’s legacy lingers as Middle East turmoil ebbs and flows

  As Israelis and Palestinians agreed to an indefinite ceasefire in Gaza – a deal forged by Egypt – it’s important to remember who brokered the deal in which Egypt…

Peyton Manning, Lindsey Vonn both plan to keep competing, rewriting record books

Peyton Manning, Lindsey Vonn both plan to keep competing, rewriting record books

Colorado sports fans have to be psyched this week after Peyton Manning said he wants to keep playing for the Denver Broncos even if he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, and…

Tough legal question arise from fracking-ban votes on Colorado’s Front Range

Tough legal question arise from fracking-ban votes on Colorado’s Front Range

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat whose 2nd Congressional District has seen a big spike in oil and gas drilling, told an industry trade association today that it should immediately…

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