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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: Brava from Vail Friends of Dance

July 22, 2017 — Thank you, Randy Wyrick, for your recent article in the July 9 Vail Daily, "I did it my way," about Hannah Geisman, dancing queen. I would like to say brava from Vail Friends of Dance, Vail Youth Ballet Company and Vail Valley Dance Academy students. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Consider Alzheimer’s a terminal illness

July 22, 2017 — Alzheimer's as a terminal illness According to the Alzheimer's Association's chief scientific officer, Dr. Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's disease is set to cost the United States $1.1 trillion dollars annually by 2025. There is no known cure for this illness; however, lifestyle factors such as diet, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for supporting Gypsum Daze 5K

July 22, 2017 — Our thanks goes out to the businesses that work with and provide services to our community for their donation of time, merchandise and money to make this year's Gypsum Daze 5K Run/Walk another success. The following sponsors made this happen: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, Big […]

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Vail Daily letter: Add more parking? Reduce the speed limit?

July 20, 2017 — I'm writing this letter in response to what I just witnessed on West Beaver Creek Boulevard. My heart goes out to the parent who loses a child because somebody's driving 40 mph down that road and a child gets out of its parents hands because […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thank you to Bravo! Vail

July 20, 2017 — Lying in the grass, looking up at wispy, white clouds framed by crisp blue skies, a buzz vibrates through the atmosphere as a red-throated bright-green hummingbird zips by. A squirrel scrambles up a tree 10 feet away from a pianist pounding away on the keys. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Make distracted driving against the rules at work

July 17, 2017 — Make distracted driving against the rules at work Your recent commentary, "Just hang up" (Thursday, July 6), helped raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving but seemed to over-focus on young drivers. Frankly, adult drivers would do well to borrow from yesteryear's Pogo cartoon […]

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Vail Daily letter: We need to act now on climate change

July 16, 2017 — We need to act on climate change The letter titled "Climate change denial has disastrous impact" (Tuesday, July 4) says climate change can be "catastrophic for a sustainable economy," noting the effects it's already having on snowfall in the Vail and Aspen areas. This is […]

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Vail Daily letter: Preserving Hardscrabble Ranch

July 12, 2017 — I have been lucky enough to call the Vail Valley my home for 25 years. Like most transplants, the world-class skiing is what drew me here, but the summer beauty and the heart of this community are what solidified my roots. I am grateful for […]

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Vail Daily letter: Bob Parker played critical role in founding Beaver Creek

July 12, 2017 — Allen Best's excellent article summarizing the late Bob Parker's remarkable life and his significant contribution to the ski industry stopped with Vail ("A man of many seasons," Friday, July 7). I'd like to add his vital role in overcoming Gov. Richard Lamm's resistance to the […]

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Vail Daily letter: An infringement on personal privacy

July 12, 2017 — Editor's note: Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams' official response to the request for information by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is to provide voter information that is currently available, including the voter's full name, residential address, party affiliation, date of affiliation, gender, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Great work on the fireworks

July 11, 2017 — Congratulations to Beaver Creek for having the best fireworks display on July 4 that I have ever seen in Beaver Creek. Great to watch and see! Toby Mower Beaver Creek

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Vail Daily letter: Lasting consequences of drinking and driving

July 11, 2017 — Dear local readers: I am here to tell you my story about drinking and driving in Colorado. I returned to Colorado a few years ago because I missed this beautiful place. I particularly love the summer, which I have now lost due to my actions. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Think of others when having bonfires

July 11, 2017 — For the past 24 hours, as I write this, the air quality in Edwards and much of Eagle County has been awful, not only from the wildfires but from residents having bonfires further polluting the air. Even though Eagle County issued a health warning today, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Locals donate bikes to Tanzania

July 10, 2017 — Thank you to a group of generous locals for donating bikes and time to the Bicycles for Humanity Colorado goal to send used mountain bikes to Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia. Each year, Bicycles for Humanity Colorado strives to send three to four shipping containers of […]

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Vail Daily letter: The repeal of the clean water rule

July 10, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. The Clean Water Act turns 45 years old in October. It is a landmark law that has saved lakes and rivers and has been used to hold polluters accountable for decades. It contains a […]

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Vail Daily letter: Build a rec center on former Roost Lodge site in Vail

July 7, 2017 — Editor's note: Peter Dumon, head of the Harp Group, which is developing the Marriott Residence Inn in Vail at the former Roost Lodge site, was asked via email about the project's financing. Dumon wrote, "I am finalizing the financing and still hope to break ground […]

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Vail Daily letter: Seeking excellence at all Vail Valley Foundation events

July 7, 2017 — By virtually all measures, this year's GoPro Mountain Games were the most successful we have hosted. With more than 70,000 spectators, 3,300 participating athletes and an economic impact upward of $7 million, the GoPro Mountain Games have become an iconic aspect of life in the […]

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Vail Daily letter: Local money supporting local jobs

July 6, 2017 — Local money supporting local jobs Thank you for your school budget transparency story ("New school budget includes bond dollars," Tuesday, June 20). As an advocate for education in our community, I'm extremely impressed with how our local citizens stepped up to support a living wage […]

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Vail Daily column: Eagle County’s Special Operations Unit

July 5, 2017 — The Special Operations Unit is Eagle County's Special Forces. Similar to other Special Forces teams, it's called when extreme danger is imminent. As others are directed to leave due to hazardous circumstances, the Special Operations Unit runs in. Terrorism, hostage situations, crisis negotiations, active shooters, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Trump supporters must deal with their consciences

July 4, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Just what we need: Another conservative columnist ("Van Ens versus Evangelicals," Steven Willing, Sunday, July 2). White evangelicals support President Donald Trump and his agenda more than any significant religious group. You say they […]

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