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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: Promote Colorado River conservation

May 28, 2017 — Our names are Abril Arenales and Tristin Book from Eagle Valley High School. As a part of our environmental science class, we were encouraged to research an environmental issue and advocate for it. Through this, the threat to the Colorado River was brought to our […]

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Vail Daily letter: Not just jumping on the climate change bandwagon

May 26, 2017 — In response to Mr. Chastain's response to my letter about climate change: First of all, thank you for spelling my name correctly, I appreciate it. And I'm sorry, Mr. Chastain, but they only give me 500 words in these letters, and it's clearly not enough […]

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Vail Daily letter: Vote David Hornbacher for Holy Cross board

May 26, 2017 — On June 4, Holy Cross Energy members will elect a new board member. I am encouraging members to vote for David Hornbacher. I strongly believe that governing boards, particularly ones with as much community impact as Holy Cross Energy, should be well balanced. Finding that […]

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Vail Daily letter: This Friday is ‘Don’t Fry Day’

May 24, 2017 — What follows Wednesday and Thursday? This, week, it's "Don't Fry Day" — an occasion to raise awareness for sun safety and encourage everyone to protect their skin. An estimated 5.6 million Americans will confront skin cancer in 2017. Unfortunately, the "all natural" movement puts millions […]

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letters to the editor

May 24, 2017 — A compliment and a critique I write to compliment and critique. I am proud to be part of a local community that knows how to respond with such warmth, empathy and support during a crisis moment. Our community gathered so beautifully around the Walder family […]

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Vail Daily letter: A compliment for the community, a critique for the paper

May 23, 2017 — I write to compliment and critique. I am proud to be part of a local community that knows how to respond with such warmth, empathy and support during a crisis moment. Our community gathered so beautifully around the Walder family following my friend David Walder's […]

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Vail Daily letter: Vote Kopf for Holy Cross board

May 22, 2017 — The Holy Cross Energy board needs the skills and experience of Clemons Kopf. An electrical engineer with an impressive resume of practical experience and community involvement, he will add balance to the young and relatively idealistic members currently on the board. Please read his profile […]

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Vail Daily letter: Logical fallacies in Squires’ reasoning on climate change

May 21, 2017 — In her letter of May 18, 2017, Jaymee Squires says, "As a science teacher for more than 20 years, I tell my students: In science, you can't make something up because you think it is true. You need to support your ideas with observation and […]

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Vail Daily letter: More explanation needed on American Health Care Act

May 21, 2017 — Scott Tipton recently wrote a letter to the Vail Daily explaining why he voted for the Republican House of Representatives health care plan — the American Health Care Act — that passed by one vote in Congress. Mr. Tipton tries to ease concerns for citizens […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to Sibley — I think

May 20, 2017 — Sibley Plumbing sponsored my team's table at the Spell-A-Bration adult spelling bee last Thursday eve, May 11. It was a generous show of support from a local plumbing company for a local nonprofit called The Literacy Project of Eagle County. I will let The Literacy […]

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Vail Daily letter: Take action to protect endangered species

May 20, 2017 — Did you know that Gov. John Hickenlooper officially declared May 15-19 as Colorado Endangered Species Week? This proclamation is in concert with the National Endangered Species Week celebrated throughout the United States, which culminated in National Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 19. In his […]

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Vail Daily letter: Act politically in face of climate change

May 20, 2017 — Butch Mazzuca's May 14 column complains about individuals and teachers who claim that climate science is settled and who take political action to address that change. Yes — some people shout about their climate change opinions without fully understanding the science, and they seek to […]

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Vail Daily letter: Carefully consider Tree Farm proposal

May 20, 2017 — Editor's note: This letter was originally submitted to Eagle County Commissioners Jill Ryan, Kathy Chandler-Henry, Jeanne McQueeney. I was at the last Tree Farm review, and although I didn't speak, I submitted written comments for a citizen who had to leave. Her comments were short […]

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Vail Daily letter: Climate change evidence is pretty clear

May 17, 2017 — In response to Mr. Mazzuca's column about climate change in Monday's paper: I hate to debate this publically, but I fear you are polluting the minds of those well-intentioned readers. So let's start with your basic premise, which is that proclamations about global climate change […]

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Vail Daily letter: Looking for a few good Samaritans

May 17, 2017 — On Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., my wife took a tumble over her handlebars on the last leg of her bicycle ride up and down Vail Pass. Thankfully, a number of people came to her rescue and comforted her until an ambulance arrived. I met […]

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Vail Daily letter: Go out and meet some gay people

May 15, 2017 — Go out and meet some gay people In his Saturday column, Pat Mitchell opines that Christians should accept gay people but condemn their sexual activity. Obviously uncomfortable with his conclusion, he entreats us not to "shoot the messenger." Sorry, Mitchell. It's your opinion. There is […]

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Vail Daily letter: Don’t tolerate Trump the bully

May 13, 2017 — Imagine you are on the playground at one of our local schools and you see another student do something that is against school rules. The guilty student sees that you know and tells you that if you say anything, you will have a bloody nose […]

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Vail Daily letter: A different experience with Eagle’s Castle Peak Senior Care

May 13, 2017 — Editor's note: The following is in response to Butch Mazzuca's column "First, do no harm," which appeared in the commentary section of the Vail Daily on Monday, April 17. We recently read Butch Mazzuca's Commentary published in the Vail Daily, which would lead valley residents […]

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Vail Daily letter: Avon bag ban affects those from other towns who shop there

May 11, 2017 — Per the 10-cent fee for bags being considered in Avon: Even though it's my choice to pay or not to pay, I think it's as simple as double taxation without representation. Guy Harrison Minturn

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Vail Daily lettter: Thanks to VVMC staff during Hospital Week

May 10, 2017 — Vail Valley Medical Center's most important resource is our staff — the men and women who extend superior, compassionate care to our patients and guests. With 1,236 full-time, part-time and affiliated staff and 260 physician partners, VVMC is the second largest employer in the region. […]

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