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Vail Daily column: A Rocky Mountain love story (1)

April 30, 2016 — 

That’s not moss, it’s lichen! Next time you are on the trail, you can easily distinguish moss from lichen by getting up close and making some simple observations. At the …

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Vail Daily column: Is Cruz Reagan’s reincarnation? (2)

April 30, 2016 — 

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz identifies himself as “Ronald Reagan reborn.” His political record takes dark turns, however, compared to Reagan’s sunny presidential track record.Cruz, who honed legal skills as …

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Vail Daily letter: ‘No’ on Edwards sales tax (3)

April 29, 2016 — 

The Edwards Metro District is asking for a 1 percent sales tax increase to improve traffic conditions in Edwards. The argument is that shoppers should pay for these improvements, because …

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Vail Daily letter: Seeking your vote (4)

April 29, 2016 — 

My name is Christopher Pryor and I’m reaching out to you for support in the upcoming Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District (WECMRD) board of directors election on Tuesday. For …

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Vail Daily letter: My choices for Eagle-Vail (5)

April 29, 2016 — 

I am baffled by the political turmoil happening in Eagle-Vail right now. I have lived here with my family since 1998, and have served on the Design Review Board since …

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Vail Daily letter: Vote ‘yes’ for a new board (6)

April 29, 2016 — 

The Eagle-Vail Metro District Board claims that the current group of candidates do not have the type of experience necessary to manage the Metro District in the same fashion they …

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Vail Daily column: God and politics (7)

April 29, 2016 — 

Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don’t seem as concerned as they once were about a candidate’s …

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Vail Daily column: Instant loan applications are not for everyone (8)

April 29, 2016 — 

Ever since Super Bowl Sunday, TV viewers have seen a lot of advertisements from one of my competitors for a rocket loan in which one can allegedly apply for a …

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What are housing trends like? (9)

April 29, 2016 — 

Dear Joan, I keep hearing conflicting stories about how our local real estate market is doing. I read the paper, listen to hearsay and, of course, talk to various Realtors …

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Vail Daily column: Real-life ‘whack-a-mole’ (10)

April 28, 2016 — 

You remember the old arcade game in which players use a mallet to hit randomly-appearing toy moles back into their holes? So much of running a chamber of commerce is …

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Vail Daily column: Thanks for everything (11)

April 28, 2016 — 

Let’s call this the gratitude column.I know, I know. How many goodbye pieces is this fool going to write anyway? You’re not the only one to think this, believe me. …

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Vail Daily letter: My choices for Eagle-Vail (12)

April 28, 2016 — 

Do you love Eagle-Vail like I do? If you live in Eagle-Vail, I hope you will cast your ballot for new board members in the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District election. There …

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Vail Daily letter: Hollow assertions (13)

April 28, 2016 — 

Let’s correct the record regarding several assertions made in Mike Kieler’s letter to the editor (Thursday’s Vail Daily). The essence of his comments were “Carl Luppens’ comments not true.” These …

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Vail Daily letter: ‘Yes’ to Eagle River, Gypsum (14)

April 28, 2016 — 

When someone has an emergency and calls 911 they need help immediately. Callers expect the phone will be answered and help is on its way. But what happens when the …

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Vail Daily letter: Asking for your vote (15)

April 28, 2016 — 

My name is Elizabeth Jones and I am running for a four year term on the WECMRD board this Tuesday. My family has been involved with WECMRD for 11 years …

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Vail Daily letter: Selfish reasoning (16)

April 28, 2016 — 

I am a very selfish person. Presently, the fire station in Avon is located about a block away from the building in which I live. Moving it to the frontage …

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Vail Daily letter: Is that transparency? (17)

April 28, 2016 — 

So many people in Eagle-Vail seem to want to be outraged by governance issues these days but are being shielded from an issue that should cause them legitimate pause. The …

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Vail Daily letter: Fresh perspective, open mind (18)

April 28, 2016 — 

My name is Patti Sills, and I’m running for a seat on the Eagle-Vail Metro District Board. I’m eager to bring a fresh perspective and open mind to the key …

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Vail Daily column: Keep Avon moving forward (19)

April 27, 2016 — 

Throughout the past year, the Town Council and I have worked hard to find the right solution for Avon’s main municipal building, which is in poor shape. When the voters …

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for correction (20)

April 27, 2016 — 

In the April 19 edition of the Vail Daily, you ran an article announcing me as the new campus administrator for Castle Peak Senior Life & Rehabilitation in Eagle Ranch. …

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