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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: Bipartisan cooperation

March 23, 2017 — A few days ago, Mr. Cal Thomas submitted an editorial to the Daily lauding the historic opportunity that we had to finally become fiscally responsible. Mr. Thomas writes, "Predictably, Democrats will howl about starving children because they always do." He is not the first, nor […]

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Vail Daily letter: Death with dignity

March 23, 2017 — We human beings are mortal; death is simply a certain fact of life. However, everyone should have the right and the means to end their own life at a time and in a manner of their own choosing. The American way of dying as practiced […]

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Vail Daily letter: Not informative

March 23, 2017 — Vince Emmer's questioning of spending priorities (Valley Voices, Thursday's Vail Daily) contains comparisons that call for clarification. Emmer compares a $28 billion "shortfall" in PERA retirement funding to the state funding of Bustang, a statewide CDOT bus service. He writes that the under-funded (at net […]

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Vail Daily letter: This is a major problem

March 21, 2017 — I appreciate Joe McHugh's letter to the editor on Monday when he addressed the ever-increasing dangers on Vail Mountain during the winter season. I am one of the statistics of an injury this season, due to a snowboarder cutting me off causing me to break […]

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Vail Daily letter: Can Vail protect its skiers?

March 20, 2017 — I read Joe McHugh's letter (Monday's Vail Daily) concerning skiing safety problems on Vail Mountain with great interest. As a ski advisor for the largest ski club in southern Michigan for over 30 years, I have always emphasized the need to show safety and courtesy […]

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Vail Daily letter: Eliminating teen smoking

March 20, 2017 — Often the biggest obstacle to improving health throughout a community is not the shortage of funds or the absence of programs but rather the lack of commitment to do something about it. Today, Red Ribbon Project, in partnership with Vail Valley Medical Center and Shaw […]

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Vail Daily letter: Berlin Wall’s fall not the reason

March 19, 2017 — In reply to George Gregory's recent letter to the editor under the heading "Good advice about walls" in which he stated that the destruction of the Berlin Wall caused Germany to become an economic powerhouse, I can categorically state he is wrong. Germany's economic miracle […]

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Vail Daily letter: Skier safety problem demands attention

March 19, 2017 — The "One painful step at a time" article featured in the March 8 edition of the Vail Daily highlights a large and growing skiing safety problem on Vail Mountain. Solving the problem will require a larger financial commitment by Vail Resorts to the problem of […]

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Vail Daily letter: Protect our environment

March 18, 2017 — The new EPA head, Scott Pruitt, is pretending that he does not believe humans are affecting global climate change. I say pretending because he is not an ignorant man. However, he is majorly beholden to the oil companies and perhaps even to the automobile manufacturers. […]

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Vail Daily letter: We depend on clean water

March 18, 2017 — "Water, it has no taste, no color, no odor; it cannot be defined … not necessary to life, but rather life itself," wrote Antonine de Saint-Exupéry from "Wind, Sand and Stars." I attended Minturn Middle School when I was 12. Our sixth-grade science teacher taught […]

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Vail Daily letter: Starting Hearts has led defibrillator initiatives

March 17, 2017 — Regarding the article in the Vail Daily Weekly ending on March 16, Page 24, I personally want to thank you for mentioning external defibrillators. However, about 95 percent (very close to 300) of all defibrillators in Eagle County are there because of the hard efforts […]

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Vail Daily letter: What does neighborhood gain?

March 17, 2017 — At last month's Town Council meeting concerning the Marriott Residence proposal on the old site of the Roost Lodge, it was a home run for the Chicago developer who got 100 percent of what he wanted; the neighborhood around the Roost got zero, nothing, Does […]

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Vail Daily letter: Gardner feigns compassion

March 17, 2017 — Over the last several years Colorado Representative and now Senator Cory Gardner has repeatedly voted to flat out repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. Now Sen. Gardner is objecting to the House bill to repeal and replace the ACA — his […]

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Vail Daily letter: Let’s unite America

March 17, 2017 — Thank you for printing "Left's hypocrisy knows no bounds," by Gerald Katz (March 4). I'm grateful to see that someone understands that "there is nothing noble about wanting the leadership of America to fail," after all the obstruction and extreme ideology we've witnessed in this […]

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Vail Daily letter: Representative government?

March 16, 2017 — Another meeting of the Eagle Town Board of Trustees, where they prove yet again that they really don't want the citizens' input. In discussing the Eagle Ranch PUD Amendment, I asked the board to consider the prior variance that was granted to Village Market. Before […]

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Vail Daily letter: How can we be better?

March 16, 2017 — I've never written a letter to the editor, so please bear with me and forgive me for any spelling or grammatical errors I may have overlooked. I'm not here to lecture anyone or tell anyone what right or wrong. I'm interested in starting a discussion. […]

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Real effects of Berlin Wall’s fall

March 16, 2017 — Real effects of Berlin Wall's fall In reply to George Gregory's recent letter to the editor under the heading "Good Advice About Walls" in which he stated that the destruction of the Berlin Wall caused Germany to become an economic powerhouse, I can categorically state […]

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Vail Daily letter: Are you kidding me?

March 16, 2017 — I don't care if you can see it from space? I'm referring to the "iconic eagle (bird) structure" proposed for the Eagle River Park. Do we really need an oversized eagle to attract visitors traveling along I-70? We are not Vail or Aspen with deep […]

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Vail Daily letter: Continue Eagle-Vail tennis improvements

March 16, 2017 — Last Thursday's Eagle-Vail Board meeting was high drama indeed. Public comment produced a high pressure petitioner who demanded that improvements to Eagle-Vail's tennis courts be stopped immediately, arguing that there must be a master plan in place or that Eagle-Vail needs another survey to be […]

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Vail Daily letter: Restoring tennis in Eagle-Vail

March 16, 2017 — On Thursday, March 2, I attended the Eagle-Vail Property Owners Association Annual Meeting. President, Judd Watts and treasurer, Steve Daniels did a great job presenting their agendas and sharing their board's accomplishments. Following their presentations, Jane Ross, a member of the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District Board […]

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