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Muftic: Insulting religion sparks predictable results (1)

January 22, 2015 — 

Je suis Charlie, a cry raised in support of freedom of the press, was an admirable reaction to the terrorist attack on a French weekly publication that specialized in satirical …

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Hamilton — A tale of three soldiers: Gant, Petraeus, and Bergdahl (2)

January 22, 2015 — 

The first word in the Uniform Code of Military Justices (UCMJ) is “uniform,” which doesn’t have to do with the wearing of military uniforms. “Uniform” means that the Code of …

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DeVos: Visiting the Red Lobster (3)

January 22, 2015 — 

For years my wife has said, “We should check out the fall colors in New England.” I totally agreed. She wanted to watch leaves turn red and I wanted to …

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Letter: Byron will be back to Grand County (4)

January 20, 2015 — 

To The Editor: As a longtime resident I felt compelled to write a letter relating to Byron’s leaving the valley. I have only written one other letter to the editor …

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Medical center plans outreach efforts in 2015 (5)

January 20, 2015 — 

Happy 2015 Grand County! First and foremost, thank you for trusting us with your care this past year. As we enter a new year, I want to briefly address some …

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Muftic: Obamacare not out of the woods yet (6)

January 15, 2015 — 

With reports that by mid- December 2014 enrollment in Obamacare (ACA) had soared, those wishing the health care reform law had died of its own causes had reason to be …

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DeVos: Such an ugly scar (7)

January 15, 2015 — 

Sri Lanka is an island slightly larger than West Virginia that lies 20 miles off the southern tip of India. For eons, life was comfortable on this lush island, but …

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Hamilton — Denial: An invitation to vigilante justice (8)

January 15, 2015 — 

Recent events in France, Germany, and England tell us what happens when governments refuse to face reality. For example, on Dec. 22, 2014, in Dresden, thousands of Germans marched to …

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January 13, 2015 — 

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Letter: More of the same in the White House? (10)

January 13, 2015 — 

To the Editor: Felicia Muftic’s columns are probably good representations of Democratic political thought, and they always trouble me when I read one. I suppose Republican columnists do the same …

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Munro: We’re looking for more talented people (11)

January 13, 2015 — 

With the departure of longtime photographer Byron Hetzler, the Sky-Hi News is looking for talented people to help us accomplish some of our goals. Anyone interested in discussing the possibilities …

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Muftic: The 2016 horse race begins (12)

January 8, 2015 — 

This year is going to be the first stretch in the 2016 horserace for the White House. The GOP will be sorting out their candidates as the establishment and Tea …

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Hamilton — Common Core: Dumb and dumber (13)

January 8, 2015 — 

In 1785, the original 13 States and the newly formed federal government agreed that America’s vast unoccupied lands would be held in trust by the federal government until needed by …

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DeVos: Surely that’s not ours (14)

January 8, 2015 — 

It was a dark and stormy night. We were late to meet our connection at an abandoned K-Mart parking lot in Southeast Denver. After crawling through a seedy neighborhood we …

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Byron Hetzler: Never say never (15)

January 6, 2015 — 

If you would have told me two months ago that I would be leaving Grand County, I would have told you that you were crazy. But Jan. 9 will be …

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Munro: Say goodbye, but don’t call him Bryan (16)

January 6, 2015 — 

The first time I met Byron Hetzler my world brimmed with pristine promise, leavened with a hint of trepidation, as occurs only as one starts a new job in a …

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Letter: Obama is no dove (17)

January 6, 2015 — 

To the Editor: Once again, the musings of Felicia Muftic in the Dec. 26 Sky-Hi News defy belief. “Obama has taken steps to bring Peace on Earth,” is a quote …

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Letter: We must be vigilant to keep Walmart at bay (18)

January 6, 2015 — 

To the Editor: Thank you Mr. Hall for your letter about Walmart. I wholeheartedly agree, and I hope that Walmart is not thinking of coming to our county and more …

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Letter: East Grand could use a Walmart (19)

January 6, 2015 — 

To the Editor: I have two recent things from the Sky-Hi News that I would like to comment on. First are the “anti-Walmart” letters. While I know that a lot …

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