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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: Public broadcasting is valuable

February 26, 2017 — Terry Quinn (Letter to the Editor, Feb. 13) questioned why taxpayers should pay for media outlets like Public Broadcasting (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR). There are several reasons we should still provide some public funding. About 50 percent (varies per year, area of country) […]

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Vail Daily letter: Can’t reach Sen. Gardner

February 24, 2017 — I grow continually more frustrated because I have had no personal access to Sen. Cory Gardner. As his constituent, I have called his three offices, D.C., Denver and Grand Junction, on repeated occasions the past two weeks and all I have gotten is his voicemail. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Immigrants pay taxes

February 24, 2017 — In his recent column, Butch Mazzuca retells the story of Alitza Vagenknechtova and her journey to America — an admirable story of struggle and perseverance. However, he reveals his true agenda towards the end of his column where he writes, "Alitza has never applied for […]

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Vail Daily letter: Skiing: A spiritual experience

February 24, 2017 — Two years ago, I came out and went over to Christy Sports in Avon to rent a set of skis. The employee recommended the Rossignol Sin 7 ski. I said, "I'm not sure about that. You see, I'm a pastor. How about those Soul skis." […]

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Vail Daily letter: Skiing: A spiritual experience

February 24, 2017 — Two years ago, I came out and went over to Christy Sports in Avon to rent a set of skis. The employee recommended the Rossignol Sin 7 ski. I said, "I'm not sure about that. You see, I'm a pastor. How about those Soul skis." […]

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Vail Daily column: Repeal, replace Obamacare

February 23, 2017 — Earlier in 2016 and after the election, I characterized with an acronym the Affordable Care Act, known politically as Obamacare. Even now, most politicians on both sides of the issue can't mutter more than one sentence about its features, much less how to "repeal and […]

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Vail Daily letter: Really early campaigning

February 22, 2017 — Four weeks into his presidency, on another taxpayer-funded vacation at his own club, Trump took time out from playing golf to kick off his 2020 re-election campaign at an event in Florida. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer actually called it a "campaign event." It […]

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Vail Daily letter: Our own Nero

February 22, 2017 — Our president cannot seem to stop the leaks that undermine his faux facts, and his credibility. He is losing the fight to prevent the dam bursting. In Northern California thousands of hardworking Americans have been working 24/7 to keep a real dam from failing and […]

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Vail Daily column: Give thanks, children

February 22, 2017 — To the children of the Vail Valley: Give thanks, children, for the wonderful world your parents and grandparents have bequeathed to you. You can thank us by doing even better and leaving the world a cleaner, healthier, safer and freer place in your wake. Some […]

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Vail Daily letter: Publicly funded media

February 21, 2017 — Terry Quinn (Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13) is right to question why taxpayers should continue to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other publicly funded media. This is how a democracy works. People of opposing views bring up facts and ideas from their […]

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Vail Daily letter: Hit and run

February 18, 2017 — Longtime local Patrish Meehan Koenig was enjoying a day skiing Vail with her family on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 11:40 a.m. when hit by a skier at the "slow skiing banner" just above Chair 7 lift lines. Whoever hit her skied off and no witnesses […]

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Vail Daily letter: Seeking eternal vigilance

February 12, 2017 — It doesn't say much for politicians to accuse each other of "unfair" tactics the other side uses against them mostly within the rules. Republicans used the same stall tactics against President Obama's cabinet and court picks the Democrats are now harnessing against the new administration. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Don’t ski in wildlife corridor

February 12, 2017 — Please stop skiing down into Minturn unless you are coming down the Minturn Mile. The hillside between I-70 and Two Elk drainage is considered a wildlife corridor. Because of the winter's significant snowfall, numerous ski tracks are visible on the hillside. Stop! Please find another […]

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Vail Daily letter: Get over it, Democrats

February 12, 2017 — I read with sadness the Tuesday commentary on Page A6 ("Promise keeping a risky gamble," Richard Carnes). It exemplifies the total misreading by the Democratic Party of the mood of the country in this past election. Since then, they have worsened their problem by further […]

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Vail Daily letter: My choices for Eagle-Vail

February 12, 2017 — Eagle-Vail property owners will be casting ballots in the next couple weeks in order to elect two new individuals to the Eagle-Vail Property Owners Association. There are five candidates running for two positions. Although I am sure that all five genuinely love Eagle-Vail, only Skip […]

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Vail Daily letter: Are we a nation of laws?

February 12, 2017 — Has anyone ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952? President Donald Trump suspended immigration from several Muslim countries. The criticism ranged from un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous, racist and unconstitutional. The media, congressmen and senators, President Obama, Hillary Clinton all denounced him. But did […]

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Vail Daily letter: Pickleball popularity

February 12, 2017 — A huge shout-out to Mike Ortiz, the Vail Recreation District and the Vail Town Council for the outstanding support of the fastest growing sport in America. Since the Town Council approved converting the Golden Peak tennis courts to pickleball and the Recreation District has given […]

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Vail Daily letter: Hold a town hall

February 12, 2017 — Stop hiding, Scott Tipton. Congressman Tipton, you have not held a public event for your constituents since April of 2016. That is almost an entire year ago. The founders specifically created the House of Representatives to be the "People's House." The Constitution mandated that members […]

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Vail Daily letter: Processes matter

February 12, 2017 — I've lived in Vail for 29 years and have seen a lot of subject-specific issues come and go, under numerous councils. For me, the details of the subjects eventually erode with time, but the thing that stays in mind are a couple of process issues […]

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Vail Daily letter: Get over it

February 12, 2017 — An objective reading of George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" demonstrates that it does not even remotely describe the current state of political affairs in America, despite the lurid efforts of the left to appropriate the novel to their own ends. "Nineteen Eighty-Four" describes a left-wing […]

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