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Vail Daily letter: Re-elect Mitsch Bush (1)

August 28, 2014 — 

I am writing this letter to ask for support in re-electing our state House representative Diane Mitsch Bush. In 2014, Diane worked on legislation that resulted in tax incentives for …

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Vail Daily letter: Protect West Meadow Drive (2)

August 28, 2014 — 

It is time for the town of Vail to put the interest of the taxpayers and community ahead of Vail Valley Medical Center’s plan to use West Meadow Drive as …

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August 28, 2014 — 

Nice piece I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Butch Mazzuca on his completely unexpected lapse into the realm of the literary! While we have been graced with …

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Vail Daily column: Envisioning Vail’s hospital of the future (4)

August 28, 2014 — 

Vail Valley Medical Center has been a cornerstone of this community for nearly 50 years, and in that time, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most advanced mountain hospitals. …

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Vail Daily column: Time to put an end to drunk driving (5)

August 28, 2014 — 

Our community has recently experienced overwhelming tragedy related to impaired driving, greatly impacting our youth and their families, as well as youth-serving organizations that are focused on preventing such tragedies. …

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Vail Daily column: Things have never been worse? (6)

August 28, 2014 — 

The world’s a mess, of course. There’s ISIS busy creating the caliphate nightmare. Who to fight in Syria when the strongest rebels offer an even worse solution than Assad? Here’s …

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Vail Daily column: Work to become a better investor (7)

August 28, 2014 — 

On Monday, we observe Labor Day — a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile …

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Vail Daily column: Take on big issues (8)

August 28, 2014 — 

In 1961, President Kennedy laid out his vision to send a man to the moon (and get them home safely) by the end of the decade. The story of JFK’s …

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Vail Daily column: Fix your gaze (9)

August 27, 2014 — 

I once dated a woman who made me absolutely nervous in the car. Garnering unsolicited squirming and yells from your passengers is usually a sign that you might need to …

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Vail Daily Hits and Misses (10)

August 27, 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. HIT: From a reader to “the staff at City …

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Vail Daily letter: Recipe for disaster (11)

August 27, 2014 — 

Bravo to Dennis Jones. In his letter to the editor — Page A8 of the paper on Wednesday — he voiced his justifiable outrage over the “inconsiderate and downright foolish” …

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Vail Daily letter: It was a mistake (12)

August 27, 2014 — 

The whole family felt devastated about the loss of Cuhatlique, but one thing that you all haven’t realized is that what Hugo did was a mistake. It was a mistake …

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Vail Daily letter: Ban plastic bags (13)

August 27, 2014 — 

I am writing to encourage Eagle County to join numerous cities across the United States in issuing a ban on single-use plastic bags. Single-use plastic bags are one of the …

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Vail Daily column: The bittersweet moment of becoming an empty-nester (14)

August 27, 2014 — 

Some of you reading this column will relate as a parent who has gone through the bittersweet event of having your children move out, especially if it is your last …

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Vail Daily editorial: An odd election issue (15)

August 26, 2014 — 

There are just three men on Colorado’s death row, but don’t be surprised if the death penalty becomes a significant part of this fall’s gubernatorial campaign. Gov. John Hickenlooper brought …

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Vail Daily column: ‘Insiders’ join the dialogue (16)

August 26, 2014 — 

Last year, Eagle County School started its first Insider’s Academy. The premise was simple: seven two-hour classes during the course of the school year with each one focused on a …

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Vail Daily letter: Vail underpass revisited (17)

August 26, 2014 — 

Per the Aug. 19 Vail town council meeting: Wow, again things going back to square one and what former Mayor Peggy Osterfoss called the “11th-hour brigade.” Once things got back …

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Vail Daily letter: Share the road (18)

August 26, 2014 — 

To those inconsiderate cyclists riding through Singletree Monday evening: It is unbelievable to me how some bicyclists can be so incredibly inconsiderate and downright foolish. Monday evening, I left my …

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Vail Daily column: Grand juries: What they are and how they work (19)

August 26, 2014 — 

In the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, a grand jury will be convened. What, though, does that mean? What discrete and special functions does a grand …

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Vail Daily column: Eagle County is preparing for Boomers (20)

August 25, 2014 — 

There are many reasons for Eagle County to plan for and foster the many Baby Boomers who are here already and those who will migrate. Curtailing the estimated $43 million …

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