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Letters to the Editor

Letter: What has become of the common bond that brought us to Vail?

September 22, 2017 — Vail is dead, or long live Vail? This has been a tough year for the locals of Vail. First, it was Kenny, then Lou and now Byron. If you knew any of these fine gentlemen (the rumble you just felt was Lou), then you were […]

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Letter: No luck with customer service at USPS in Vail

September 21, 2017 — No luck with customer service at USPS I am writing on behalf of all of the missing mail of Vail in regard to our town's branch of the U.S. Postal Service. We must work together to solve the problem that is our post office. I […]

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Letter: Sign says ‘use both lanes to merge points,’ so lighten up

September 20, 2017 — Another construction season on Interstate 70 is coming to a close, and once again, I find myself perplexed. Off and on this summer, it was necessary to go from two lanes to one lane past construction projects. Clearly marked on orange signs by the side […]

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Letter: Why is budget not on agenda for Eagle-Vail governing boards?

September 19, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Eagle-Vail residents should be worried about finances and increased taxes. From published information, Eagle-Vail has been running deficits for several years. It seems these deficits will continue indefinitely if changes are not made. I […]

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Letter: Thank you for another successful Eagle River Cleanup

September 18, 2017 — You did it again, Eagle Valley! The Eagle River, Upper Colorado River, Gore Creek and other tributaries in the valley got a thorough cleaning on Saturday, Sept. 9, and we have 300 hard-working volunteers to thank for a job well done. This was the 23rd […]

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Letter: Will we regret eliminating wildlife in favor of housing?

September 18, 2017 — I can understand Vail Resorts' desire for more employee housing, but unfortunately, this is absolutely the wrong place if we value our community as environmentally sensitive. The south-facing hillside here has been the primary wintering grounds for our large herd of bighorn sheep, which very […]

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Letter: Sad to see Mazzuca go

September 17, 2017 — I read with great disappointment the prologue to Mr. Butch Mazzuca's last column indicating that he will no longer be contributing to the Vail Daily. I have found his columns to be interesting, entertaining and informative. More importantly, he often presented opinions that gave voice […]

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Letter: Airport lot isn’t your personal park and ride

September 17, 2017 — I have been flying in and out of the Eagle County Regional Airport 25 to 30 times per year for the past 17 years, and the only time I have not been able to park for free is since the second free lot has been […]

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Misunderstanding American history

September 16, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. In his column "No shortage of hypocrites" (Monday, Sept. 4) Butch Mazzuca infers that it is hypocritical of today's radical left of the Democratic Party to criticize the post-Civil War/Reconstructionist Democratic Party of the […]

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All voices are vital; each has a story

September 16, 2017 — On Wednesday, Sept. 6, we were fortunate enough to hear from Vital Voices president and CEO Alyse Nelson. As I walked into the auditorium, I was full of excitement and high expectations, as I knew that Alyse's words needed to be heard. She did not […]

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Letter: Watch a soul-wrenching Vietnam War documentary on PBS, Sept. 17

September 15, 2017 — Sunday night, Sept. 17, on PBS, Ken Burns will start his multi-series on the Vietnam War. So far, critics have been most positive regarding his work; in fact, it would be difficult to put any negatives to it. Photography, stills and video played a "historic" […]

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Letter: Red Cliff, if you value quietude, you’ll be represented

September 15, 2017 — Thank you, Red Cliff, for a quite respectable voter turnout for a council-only ballot. My support lacked the effervescence I'd hoped for, but I assure you, my supporters, your values will be vigorously represented. The snowmobile cage fight grudge match on the streets of Red […]

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Letter: To our first responders: Thank you for all you do

September 12, 2017 — From the historic amount of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and the anticipated destruction from Hurricane Irma, to multiple wildfires igniting across Oregon, Montana, California and here in Routt County and other parts of Colorado, many regions of our nation are feeling the anxiety of […]

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Letter: Eagle airport parking is a disgrace

September 11, 2017 — Eagle airport parking is a disgrace For those of us who park at Eagle airport regularly, it is a disgrace that they are intentionally providing fewer free, long-term parking options while the jet center is repaved. I fly quite a bit from the valley and […]

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Letter: Will miss Mazzuca’s voice on the Vail Daily commentary pages

September 11, 2017 — Editor's note: Butch Mazzuca's columns appeared weekly in the Vail Daily for 15 years. Following publication of his Monday, Sept. 4, column, Mazzuca went on hiatus at his own request, with an open invitation to return to his slot on the commentary pages if he […]

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Opportunity to turn NIMBY to YIMBY

September 10, 2017 — Most of us first came to the Vail Valley because of the world-famous ski mountain and started with a seasonal first job and a dream. We then fell in love with this community, often making Vail home. However, many were unable to remain in this […]

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Letter: Confederate statues belong in museums

September 10, 2017 — Mr. Mazucca was correct in pointing out flaws in Americans honored by many ("No shortage of hypocrites," Monday, Sept. 4). While these flaws are serious and should be noted at any statues honoring them, there is a difference between these Americans and honoring Confederate heroes […]

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Letter: ‘Employee’ should not be a four-letter word in Vail

September 10, 2017 — As a Vail homeowner who originally came to Vail and lived in the Apollo Park employee housing project, I fully endorse Vail Resorts' proposal to build a new employee housing project on the parcel of land the company owns located near the Interstate 70 East […]

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Thanks for supporting the duck race

September 10, 2017 — On behalf of the Vail Rotary Club, we would like to thank the thousands of people who bought ducks, our sponsors, the merchants who provided prizes, our partner nonprofit organizations, the Vail Daily and all of the supporters of the Vail Rotary Duck Race on […]

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Letter: Hoping Mazzuca never returns from hiatus

September 7, 2017 — Another ignorant, poorly reasoned "column" from Butch Mazzuca ("No shortage of hypocrites," Monday, Sept. 4). One can only hope that his hiatus becomes permanent. Eric Nordstrom Edwards

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