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Vail Daily column: Feeling good while giving back (1)

October 1, 2014 — 

Did you ever notice that whenever we seem to be in a rush to get somewhere fast, the people in front of us move so slow that they are almost …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for donation (2)

October 1, 2014 — 

Dear Eagle County Charter School Academy, My students and I would like to thank you for donating a popcorn machine to our Significant Needs Program at Battle Mountain High School. …

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Vail Daily letter: Let’s do what works (3)

October 1, 2014 — 

I was excited to read the letter to the editor from Dennis Baker (a Front Range resident) in response to my column on state-driven education reforms. I think he’ll find …

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Vail Daily letter: Casida for Congress (4)

October 1, 2014 — 

Using Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet “Common Sense,” I want to explain why Tisha Casida is our common-sense choice for U.S. Congress. Paine wrote that at its best, government is a …

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Vail Daily letter: Positive direction for Avon (5)

October 1, 2014 — 

In response to the claim that the Avon Town Council is rushing into the purchase of a new building, I have to request the community to slow down with your …

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Vail Daily editorial: Why we’re lucky in local elections (6)

October 1, 2014 — 

Does an endorsement in the Vail Daily for a candidate make a difference in how people vote? We doubt it very much. And it’s not the point. The voters — …

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Vail Daily letter: Donovan for Senate (7)

October 1, 2014 — 

My wife and I have known Kerry Donovan and her family for many decades. We wholeheartedly support her candidacy. I have served with Kerry on volunteer boards and know firsthand …

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September 30, 2014 — 

Got a quick Hit or Miss about issues, decisions or goings-on in the valley? Send yours to editor@vaildaily.com to be included. MISS: From a reader to Jason Glass, superintendent of …

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Vail Daily letter: McQueeney for commissioner (9)

September 30, 2014 — 

It’s voting season! How can you tell ? All the yard signs and politico TV commercials is my guess. So my question is, will you be voting for Eagle County …

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Vail Daily letter: Franciose for coroner (10)

September 30, 2014 — 

Being coroner is not an easy job. I know, because I did the job for 24 years in Eagle County. Yes, it involves knowledge for investigation of every unexpected death …

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Vail Daily letter: Not voting for Bettis (11)

September 30, 2014 — 

My husband passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Nov. 18, 2010. As you can imagine, I have never forgotten that day. He had a massive heart attack at home and was …

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Vail Daily column: A special goodbye (12)

September 30, 2014 — 

Her name was Amber. She was in her 30s, engaging and pretty, with a beautiful smile. She called the fire station a couple of months ago with an unusual, but …

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Vail Daily column: Improved website debuts (13)

September 30, 2014 — 

The next couple of articles (including this one) will focus on two exciting changes coming for Eagle County Schools. First, an entirely redesigned website, designed to both engage and make …

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Vail Daily column: Becoming a B (14)

September 30, 2014 — 

To Shakespeare we owe, “To be or not to be.” Good question. Stated more modernly, we might ask, “How do you become a B?” We are all familiar with corporations. …

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Vail Daily letter: Let’s vote on it (15)

September 29, 2014 — 

We are addressing this letter to the newspapers in Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Carbondale, Aspen, Vail and Grand Junction because we think it is time to call upon all of the …

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Vail Daily letter: We have a choice (16)

September 29, 2014 — 

One of the oldest issues in the history of civilizations is “What do we do with unwanted babies?” (Fathom the thought.) In the modern age of the 21st century, we …

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Vail Daily letter: Avon needs to slow down (17)

September 29, 2014 — 

Open letter to the Avon Town Council: I have a simple suggestion: Give it a break. Please. Regarding the possible purchase of the Skier Building as a potential town hall …

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Vail Daily letter: Waste of public funds (18)

September 29, 2014 — 

Last weekend, Joe Biden of the Democratic Party landed at the Eagle County Regional Airport in our publicly owned Boeing 757. Also on the tarmac was an Air Force C-17 …

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Vail Daily letter: Living with Parkinson’s (19)

September 29, 2014 — 

According to information received from the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies, there are over 40 patients residing in the Eagle River Valley who suffer from this disease. Roughly two years …

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Vail Daily letter: Van Beek for sheriff (20)

September 29, 2014 — 

After reading Andy Daly’s endorsement of Daric Harvey for sheriff, we are somewhat mystified. He states that the “town leaders” have the authority to hire the “best possible candidate from …

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