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Kick in you American rugged individualism to solve problems like housing (letter)

September 22, 2018 — Dear editor: Decade after decade you experience anecdotes and read news stories like "Affordable housing presents perpetual challenge" (Thursday, Sept. 20). Below are several books to read for those who really want to change their thinking, behavior and results by kicking in their American rugged

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Thanks to Colorado Mountain College for hosting Fine Arts Show in August (letter)

September 22, 2018 — The Vail Valley Art Guild would like to express our gratitude to Colorado Mountain College for hosting the fifth annual Fine Arts Show on Monday, Aug. 27, featuring the works of local Art Guild artisans, CMC students and faculty. There are few opportunities in the

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Nicholson: It’s not enough to stand against something; it’s time for progressives to promote things we stand for (column)

September 22, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. Back in the days of "W," I railed against what were obviously lies designed to sway the electorate to support the misguided policies of a conservative administration bent on cementing corporate rule in America.

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Thanks for supporting Hike, Wine & Dine; event raised more than $125,000 (letter)

September 21, 2018 — At the height of leaf-peeping season at Beaver Creek, the only thing more beautiful than the scenery was seeing a record number of more than 400 hikers on the trail for a good cause. This year marked the 10th anniversary of Hike, Wine & Dine,

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To all of our volunteers and sponsors: Thanks for your help cleaning our rivers (letter)

September 21, 2018 — It never ceases to amaze me what can be done when community members rally for a common cause. Eagle River Watershed Council's 24th annual Eagle River Cleanup is a prime example of how large goals can be accomplished when folks roll up their sleeves and

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Wissot: Fact-checking our President is pointless; at this point, the voters will decide (column)

September 21, 2018 — "They are carrying out fact-checkers on stretchers at Trump rallies," quipped Bill Maher on his cable show one night. Maher was joking, of course, but President Donald Trump wasn't when he referred to fact checkers as "bad people" ("Trump calls fact-checkers 'bad people,'" The Washington

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Dylan Roberts has spirit to tackle Colorado’s health care issues (letter)

September 20, 2018 — Dylan Roberts has the spirit we need Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. I am supporting Dylan Roberts for State Representative for Eagle County (https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/dylan-roberts) because of his policies and positions on all the issues that are so very important

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Goldberg: Feinstein’s handling of Kavanaugh accusation has made our politics even uglier (column)

September 20, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. There are very few things I'm sure of in the latest, and worst, chapter in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. It's like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book in which every chapter ends with

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Why I volunteer as a mentor with the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 (letter)

September 19, 2018 — Why I'm a mentor I know there are a lot of people out there who will read this and hear the call to do something more for their community. A lot of us want to give back, and so many of us do, but I'm

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Ramirez: Why Testing Matters (column)

September 19, 2018 — I could ask ten people on the street what they think about standardized testing, and I imagine the majority of them would express some frustration with the amount of testing kids are subjected to, and/or the high stakes tied to test scores. As educators, we

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Scatter ashes wherever, but don’t bring headstones into the wilderness (letter)

September 18, 2018 — It doesn't matter to me where you scatter or bury your loved one's ashes, but please don't start carrying headstones into the wilderness area. Sorry that someone went to all the trouble to place one on the Charles/Mystic lake area. Keep this area as pristine

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Vote for Tamra Nottingham Underwood for Avon Town Council (letter)

September 18, 2018 — I am the President of the Canyon Run Condominium Association in Avon. (Disclaimer: The views expressed in this letter are my individual views and do not represent an official position of the Association.) I have known Tamra Nottingham Underwood, candidate for the Avon Town Council,

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The future of our local wildlife is up to us; just say ‘no’ to paved access to Berlaimont (letter)

September 18, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Picture it, the year is 2025: "What's an 'elk,' Mom?" The future is up to us. Will our grandchildren know the beauty of seeing an elk with her calf grazing in Eagle County, of

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Our view: Restrictions may be lifted, but it’s still dry in the backcountry (editorial)

September 18, 2018 — After spending much of the summer in very tight Stage 2 fire restrictions, Eagle County officials on Friday, Sept. 7, dropped all local fire restrictions. That was, and is, good news. It's especially good news as we near hunting season, when hundreds of hunters take

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Thomas: A history lesson on the Founding Fathers, courtesy of Brett Kavanaugh (column)

September 17, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this column at http://www.vaildaily.com. They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to become an associate justice on the U.S.

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Carnes: Monochrome, Technicolor memories of a first fall season in Vail (column)

September 17, 2018 — I'll never forget the first Rocky Mountain fall color change I was lucky enough to witness. It was the last week of September, and Ronald Reagan was just about to win his second term with a true landslide victory over Walter Mondale. Taking 525 out

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Norton: We live in an increasingly small world full of huge opportunities (column)

September 16, 2018 — As the internet and easily accessible travel options continue to make us feel like the world is getting smaller all the time, we have to remember that famous quote by Steven Wright, "It may be a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."

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Mazzuca: A conservative perspective on the current state of our government (column)

September 16, 2018 — It's a reality that nations across the globe act in what they believe to be their own national interests in matters of trade, immigration defense, foreign relations, etc. And this modus operandi will remain until Earth's inhabitants reject tribalism as the planet's dominant culture. It's

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Van Ens: NFL fumbles at taking a knee (column)

September 15, 2018 — Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated on a bench in 2016 during the "Star Spangled Banner." He used this body language to protest racial profiling and excessive, brutal police force against African-Americans. The mostly white NFL owners blew the whistle on remaining

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Don’t be appeased by recreation access on Berlaimont project (letter)

September 14, 2018 — I'm a longtime resident of the Vail Valley and a Colorado native — and I am highly concerned about the out-of-control growth, unsustainable sprawl and lack of a long-term plan for our valley and state as to how we will tackle these issues in aggregate.

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