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Letters to the Editor

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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Vail Daily letter: Publicly funded broadcasting

February 12, 2017 — Gus Nicholson (Letters to the Editor, Feb. 5) criticized plans to drop federal funding of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting — PBS and NPR. I ask: Why should taxpayers pay for media outlets like those? When that started out, there weren't many TV channels available […]

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Vail Daily letter: Great decision, Vail

February 7, 2017 — Congratulations to the Vail Town Council for recently approving the Vail Marriott Residence Inn & Workforce Housing Project and for sending it to a second reading on Feb. 21. This was a courageous and well-considered decision that will have a meaningful impact on the town's […]

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Vail Daily letter: Important discussion

February 7, 2017 — "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" is a beautiful documentary film for any adult. At least 30 people were present for the screening at the Avon Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21. Following the film there was a discussion of the issues […]

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Vail Daily letter: Thanks for the instruction

February 7, 2017 — Dear Lionshead Ski School, Thank you for having us in December for Learn to Ski Week. We really enjoyed our time with you. We loved how pretty it looked on the mountain and it was so fun skiing and snowboarding! We all had a good […]

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Vail Daily letter: Keeping America safe?

February 7, 2017 — The recent controversy over Donald Trump's plans to limit the number of immigrants and refugees into the US left me laughing — not because it was funny, but when I realized the hypocrisy of his words "to protect the American people," I couldn't help it. […]

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Vail Daily letter: Questioning Bennet’s proposal

February 3, 2017 — The current US national debt is approximately $20 trillion (12 zeros after the 20). To control that debt's rise, Congress passed a Budget Control Act ("sequester") in 2011. The sequester-required spending cuts have had a severe impact on our military. There are parts shortages, fuel […]

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Vail Daily letter: More Van Ens nonsense

February 3, 2017 — I just about busted a gut laughing at so-called Rev. Jack Van Ens column recently where he wrote: "In the 1990s, employed as a turn-around consultant, I advised religious groups and chambers of commerce. When a chamber's membership decreased or a church's membership declined, their […]

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Vail Daily letter: Remembering Dick Pownall

February 3, 2017 — On Feb. 1, a full house gathered at the Donovan Pavilion to celebrate the life of Richard "Dick" Pownall. We celebrated the life of a world class mountaineer, Vail pioneer, tireless volunteer at our many World Cup ski races, father, husband and an all around […]

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Vail Daily letter: Trump’s juvenile behavior

February 3, 2017 — When Mr. Trump hangs up on the prime minister of Australia and says, "Don't worry about it," when he threatens to cut off money to a university because they have a protest, when he threatens trade sanctions on any country that disagrees with him, he […]

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