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Letter: What has become of the common bond that brought us to Vail?

September 22, 2017 — Vail is dead, or long live Vail? This has been a tough year for the locals of Vail. First, it was Kenny, then Lou and now Byron. If you knew any of these fine gentlemen (the rumble you just felt was Lou), then you were […]

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Letter: No luck with customer service at USPS in Vail

September 21, 2017 — No luck with customer service at USPS I am writing on behalf of all of the missing mail of Vail in regard to our town's branch of the U.S. Postal Service. We must work together to solve the problem that is our post office. I […]

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Emmer: Public golf, teeing off on your nickel (column)

September 21, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Yippee ki-yi-yay! Times are good again. Jobs are plentiful. Stocks are high. Real estate is bubbling. Economists tell our government to borrow and spend more in bad times and then pay off debt during […]

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Letter: Sign says ‘use both lanes to merge points,’ so lighten up

September 20, 2017 — Another construction season on Interstate 70 is coming to a close, and once again, I find myself perplexed. Off and on this summer, it was necessary to go from two lanes to one lane past construction projects. Clearly marked on orange signs by the side […]

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Tipton: State House working on tax code that works for Coloradans (column)

September 20, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Every year, in preparation for tax day, Americans spend 6 billion hours trying to navigate the internal revenue code and federal tax regulations (now up to 10 million words). The compliance bill has now […]

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Letter: Why is budget not on agenda for Eagle-Vail governing boards?

September 19, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Eagle-Vail residents should be worried about finances and increased taxes. From published information, Eagle-Vail has been running deficits for several years. It seems these deficits will continue indefinitely if changes are not made. I […]

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Letter: Thank you for another successful Eagle River Cleanup

September 18, 2017 — You did it again, Eagle Valley! The Eagle River, Upper Colorado River, Gore Creek and other tributaries in the valley got a thorough cleaning on Saturday, Sept. 9, and we have 300 hard-working volunteers to thank for a job well done. This was the 23rd […]

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Letter: Will we regret eliminating wildlife in favor of housing?

September 18, 2017 — I can understand Vail Resorts' desire for more employee housing, but unfortunately, this is absolutely the wrong place if we value our community as environmentally sensitive. The south-facing hillside here has been the primary wintering grounds for our large herd of bighorn sheep, which very […]

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Esson: Sophie’s choice: Wildlife preservation or workforce housing? (column)

September 18, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. A 22-year resident of East Vail, now since 2013 residing in West Vail, I became an active advocate for workforce housing in the early 1990s while working inside for the Vail Ski School and […]

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Wissot: How Texas changed my perspective on Trump supporters (column)

September 18, 2017 — I saw the same images you did: Torrential rains turning streets into rivers, people scrambling onto rooftops for safety, helicopters lowering baskets into lakes that once were land to rescue men, women and children trapped in the swirling waters. But more than anything else, I […]

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Carnes: President Jekyll or Mr. Hyde: Many sides of Donald Trump (column)

September 18, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Imagine attending last week's Oktoberfest in Vail Village and all they served was Bud Light and All-American hot dogs. "But it's a German beer and food festival!" we'd shout in shock and confusion. Sure, […]

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Letter: Sad to see Mazzuca go

September 17, 2017 — I read with great disappointment the prologue to Mr. Butch Mazzuca's last column indicating that he will no longer be contributing to the Vail Daily. I have found his columns to be interesting, entertaining and informative. More importantly, he often presented opinions that gave voice […]

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Letter: Airport lot isn’t your personal park and ride

September 17, 2017 — I have been flying in and out of the Eagle County Regional Airport 25 to 30 times per year for the past 17 years, and the only time I have not been able to park for free is since the second free lot has been […]

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Norton: When the mirror talks back what is it telling us? (column)

September 17, 2017 — Typically the first person we greet each morning is ourself. Whether we are washing up, brushing our teeth, shaving, putting on some makeup or combing or brushing our hair, our first interaction is looking straight into our own eyes. We may be thinking about the […]

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Cartier: No need to panic about DACA (column)

September 17, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is, by its very name, an action that was "deferred" by Congress; basically doing what they do best — passing the buck. It was deferred in 2012, and […]

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Misunderstanding American history

September 16, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. In his column "No shortage of hypocrites" (Monday, Sept. 4) Butch Mazzuca infers that it is hypocritical of today's radical left of the Democratic Party to criticize the post-Civil War/Reconstructionist Democratic Party of the […]

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All voices are vital; each has a story

September 16, 2017 — On Wednesday, Sept. 6, we were fortunate enough to hear from Vital Voices president and CEO Alyse Nelson. As I walked into the auditorium, I was full of excitement and high expectations, as I knew that Alyse's words needed to be heard. She did not […]

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Van Ens: Constitutional speed bumps slow Congressional pace (column)

September 16, 2017 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Our nation's founders signed our Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia. They intentionally placed speed bumps in our nation's founding document. Presenting Thomas Jefferson in period costume to schools, libraries, service groups and […]

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Letter: Watch a soul-wrenching Vietnam War documentary on PBS, Sept. 17

September 15, 2017 — Sunday night, Sept. 17, on PBS, Ken Burns will start his multi-series on the Vietnam War. So far, critics have been most positive regarding his work; in fact, it would be difficult to put any negatives to it. Photography, stills and video played a "historic" […]

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Letter: Red Cliff, if you value quietude, you’ll be represented

September 15, 2017 — Thank you, Red Cliff, for a quite respectable voter turnout for a council-only ballot. My support lacked the effervescence I'd hoped for, but I assure you, my supporters, your values will be vigorously represented. The snowmobile cage fight grudge match on the streets of Red […]

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