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Letters to the Editor

Vail Daily letter: The real Trump

September 21, 2016 — Steve Lamontagne’s letter (published Tuesday) proclaims a blind and almost messianic belief in the strength, purity and goodness of Donald Trump. To that portion of his letter, I reply. Mr. Lamontagne’s assertions are based purely on Trump’s own self-proclamations and, as reported in major news […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for support

September 21, 2016 — Last week Vail Public Library, once again, participated in “Outside the Lines,” a global initiative designed to reintroduce libraries to their local communities and highlight the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. This year, Vail Public Library wanted to highlight not only our great library […]

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Vail Daily letter: Lodge support lacking

September 21, 2016 — I have been following the outrage from the Cordillera community regarding the PUD interpretation to allow a treatment facility to purchase the Lodge and Spa. The homeowners keep mentioning that they will no longer be able to use this “amenity.” When did it become the […]

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Vail Daily letter: Embrace the change

September 21, 2016 — The Eagle County commissioners once again have once again voted to deny the appeal by the Cordillera Metro District and the Cordillera Property Owners Association at a recent hearing held on Tuesday. The appeal had temporarily delayed the sale of the Lodge & Spa to […]

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Vail Daily letter: Race and politics

September 21, 2016 — From the perspective of a legal immigrant, arriving in 1978 from New Zealand, the US seemed an ideal place for a Kiwi at 25, then distant from a very beautiful but welfare state country. Dependency, crime and racial issues were and still are political rugby […]

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Vail Daily letter: A different kind of immigration

September 21, 2016 — Our country has always encouraged immigration since our founding by the first immigrants from Europe, and historically America has benefited from the great contributions immigrants have made to our success as a nation. Diverse cultures are good for America as long as they are able […]

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Vail Daily letter: Preserve the lodge

September 21, 2016 — I am peering through a looking glass at the Cordillera imbroglio between the private property owners and a commercial healthcare company that would change the character and use of the lodge altogether from an a complementary amenity to a revenue making endeavor for a non-member […]

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Vail Daily letter: Great job, Avon

September 20, 2016 — I want to thank the town of Avon for a great job on the Metcalf Road climbing lane. The project was needed and it was also completed with minimal disruption and in great time. Additionally, I think the West and East Beaver Creek Boulevard re-striping […]

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Vail Daily letter: Carrying on a legacy

September 20, 2016 — Many people may not realize that a U.S. Senate conference committee is working through a package of legislation called the Energy Policy Modernization Act. This bill contains a suite of provisions critically important to Colorado’s hunters and anglers including important components of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s […]

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Vail Daily letter: Ceasing operations

September 20, 2016 — Dear swim parents, With deep sadness, I want to be the first to inform you that the Vail Swim School and Vail Hurricanes Swim Team will be ceasing operations effective immediately and will not be starting our September session. After 15 years of serving the […]

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Vail Daily letter: Successful event

September 20, 2016 — Another fun and festive Sonnenalp Foundation Casual Classic Bicycle Ride took place Sept. 10, and the weather, company and food couldn’t have been better! Thanks to The Sonnenalp Foundation Board and the Faessler Family for hosting the 31st annual ride that benefits the foundation’s charitable […]

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Vail Daily letter: Get rid of Gennett

September 20, 2016 — The first best steps Avon can take to preserve our most precious and dwindling open green space is to remove Town Council member Matt Gennett from office. The audacity of suggesting we will sit by and watch our fragile open space be trampled upon by […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for support

September 20, 2016 — The Eagle Valley Community Fund scored another great year with its annual August rummage sale in Maloit Park. Volunteers do all the sorting, cleaning, organizing, pricing and getting things ready for the four great sales days. Money raised goes to around 80 nonprofit groups and […]

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Vail Daily letter: Reverse Cordillera decision

September 19, 2016 — My name is Susan Gamble Smathers. My husband, Bruce, and I have been visiting the Vail Valley since our honeymoon in December 1981. Eleven years ago, we purchased a home in the Divide neighborhood of Cordillera. Since purchasing in 2005, we have come to love […]

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Vail Daily letter: Trump brings solutions

September 19, 2016 — I hope the Vail Daily does not pay Richard Carnes to write My View. For years I have skipped his liberal rants because, for the most part, he never makes any sense. For some unknown reason I did have a mental lapse and read his […]

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Vail Daily letter: Lodge at Cordillera plan affects us all

September 19, 2016 — My wife and I are homeowners in Cordillera since 2014. Our decision to purchase in Cordillera was deliberate and well researched. We inquired regarding the Lodge at Cordillera and were assured the lodge was a centerpiece of Cordillera, for the benefit of guests and residents […]

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Vail Daily letter: Upgrade in waiting?

September 19, 2016 — Donald Trump and his supporters are jubilant over the current bad news for Hillary Clinton — health concerns, emails, Clinton Foundation. And there may be an October surprise courtesy of the Russians or Wikileaks. What if Hillary were forced out of the race, and someone […]

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Vail Daily letter: Preserve Cordillera’s character

September 19, 2016 — An important, precedent-setting decision is facing the county commissioners regarding the future of the Cordillera community — and indeed all of our communities in Eagle County. A questionable PUD (planned unit development) interpretation was made this spring by the Eagle County Director of Community Development, […]

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Vail Daily letter: The right of peaceful protest

September 19, 2016 — I am confused about public opinion I am seeing about Colin Kaepernick kneeling for the national anthem before games, including similar dissatisfaction with other like protests. Certainly there are enraged sections of our population who feel that refusing to stand for the national anthem in […]

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Vail Daily letter: Change policies to create housing

September 19, 2016 — Before 1998, infrastructure was largely paid for from the general fund, which raised money from inflation-protected sales taxes and low property taxes. This method kept the cost housing affordable. After 1998, a paradigm shift in revenue collection methods resulted in government significantly increasing the cost […]

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