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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: Dangerous precedent

December 6, 2016 — For over 50 years, the citizens of Vail have sought to maintain the integrity of this community as a mountain town. Since the acquisition of Ford Park, which Joe Langmaid, John Donovan and my father spearheaded, we have spent millions of dollars acquiring and protecting […]

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Vail Daily letter: Chamonix ideas

December 6, 2016 — At the recent meeting when the Chamonix project was discussed, I was both amazed and felt it was timely that “square one” questions were brought up concerning objectives, policies, enforcement and more. This brought up in my mind the potential for three things: 1. Run […]

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Vail Daily letter: A request for peace

December 6, 2016 — A past song starts with, “Think of your fellow man Lend him a helping hand Put a little love in your heart.” The refrain goes on with, “And the world will be a better place For you and me You just wait and see.” As […]

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Vail Daily letter: Post-election observations

December 1, 2016 — The bad news is that Donald Trump is going to be president. The good news is that Hillary Clinton is not going to be president. I hope my pessimism about Trump proves to have been excessive. But I still wonder wistfully about how things would […]

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Vail Daily letter: Create a new ‘we’

December 1, 2016 — Editor: Thank you for printing Cal Thomas’ opinion, “We won, you lost, deal with it” in your Sunday edition. By “we,” of course, Thomas means Republicans, and “deal with it” targets everyone else. This brings up some legitimate questions. Republicans, who are you? I don’t […]

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Vail Daily letter: Eliminate targeted taxes

November 30, 2016 — Local government could make housing more affordable in Eagle County if they would merely eliminate targeted taxes that significantly increase the cost of housing. To collect more revenue, local governments initiated targeted taxes on real estate in the 1990s. As the targeted taxes increased, housing […]

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Vail Daily letter: Great new facility

November 30, 2016 — Castle Peak Senior Care is a long-awaited, incredible resource for our community. Vail Valley Medical Center is honored our donation to Castle Peak’s Capital Campaign was used to build a therapy room, and I hope it provides rehabilitation to many patients for years to come. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Get on board

November 30, 2016 — On Nov. 20 in the Vail Daily, Roger Cotton Brown stated, “It now seems very possible that most candidates for the president of the United States of America in the future will fare better with no government experience and no reservations about making promises that […]

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Vail Daily letter: Electoral College omissions

November 29, 2016 — Maybe your educators didn’t do their job … Mr. Mazzuca’s commentary (Monday’s Vail Daily) about the Electoral College left out a few important items. First, the numbers in the Electoral College are determined by the representation in the House and Senate, meaning there are 538 […]

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Vail Daily letter: Grateful for support

November 29, 2016 — Many thanks to Eagle and Summit counties for raising awareness and funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Our Pinktober photo contest was a huge hit, with over 100 entries that captured the essence of hope and inspiration, plus a little pink. Congratulations to the winners, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Time to unite

November 27, 2016 — In his recent letter to the Eagle County Schools community, Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass speaks about the “increased instances of bullying and discriminatory behavior in schools across the nation since the election.” He also reiterates a “commitment to protect all students from discrimination and harassment” […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks, Officer

November 27, 2016 — (Last week), I called the Sheriff’s Office reporting a badly injured buck near my backyard that had been hit on Highway 6. In just a matter of minutes, Officer Cory Diss arrived and put the buck out of its suffering. He then dragged the heavy […]

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Vail Daily letter: No ‘wait and see’

November 25, 2016 — In response to Butch Mazzuca’s “The Sky Isn’t Falling” (Monday’s Vail Daily) let me say this. We don’t need to take a “wait and see approach” to President Trump. Here are a few examples why. The people Trump has surrounded himself with tell us what […]

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Vail Daily letter: A lot to be thankful for

November 23, 2016 — When a season runs as close to Thanksgiving as ours did, we all have a lot to be thankful for! The 2016 Battle Mountain Husky Soccer team would like to thank all of the Eagle County road warriors and day trippers who made the trip […]

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Vail Daily letter: Bringing joy for holidays

November 22, 2016 — I am pleased to announce to our community that the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will be creating their own tradition for this 2016 holiday season as they plan to share a “Shop with a Cop” experience with local children in need. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Healthcare omission

November 22, 2016 — While I’m sure it was an oversight, the “Beyond the Numbers” graphic on page B2 of the Vail Daily on Tuesday was inaccurate inasmuch as it did not include the many other licensed healthcare workforce in the valley. What about the chiropractors, acupuncturists and naturopaths? […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for your service

November 21, 2016 — Nov. 11 marked the day upon which our nation came together to recognize the men and women who have served in our country’s armed forces. We came together not only to recognize these brave men and women, but also to thank them for their service, […]

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Vail Daily letter: Poor taste

November 20, 2016 — I was dismayed to see my wife’s obituary published in juxtaposition to a nude man holding an erect phallic symbol in (Thursday’s) paper. The Vail Undressed Calendar advertisement has no place on the obit page — or, frankly, probably in the Vail Daily at all. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Emergency help for hunters

November 20, 2016 — Being an avid hunter, I was distraught to hear about the hunter who was killed when his pickup truck rolled back, pinning him to a tree and eventually killing him. Accidents do happen, but when they do, there should be an accident hot line number […]

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Vail Daily letter: A failure of democracy

November 20, 2016 — When a spoiled rich kid grows up with a pocketful of Daddy’s money and the personality of a circus barker, and no experience in government or the military, to become the president of the United States, it becomes clear that our political system is broken. […]

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