Opinion | VailDaily.com

Opinion

Federal tax cuts could accelerate inflation, drive deficit higher (letter)

May 25, 2018 — In December, President Trump signed the largest tax cut in history — seemingly a great way to boost real GDP, but maybe not good given the timing and associated policy decisions. One of the basics taught in Economics 101 is that GDP growth is a

Learn more »

Enough, already with the Mueller investigation into Trump ‘collusion’ (letter)

May 25, 2018 — Enough already with this nonsense! Enough with wasting untold millions of taxpayers' dollars on this Mueller escapade. Even middle school assignments have a due date. Robert Mueller's "gravy train" has been chugging along for over a year now. He has a staff of 16 lawyers

Learn more »

Wissot: After many moves, I’m moving again, perhaps for the last time (column)

May 25, 2018 — I counted them up. Between 1966, the year of my emancipation from my parents' apartment, until 1992, 26 years apart, I moved 11 times. Divorces, job re-locations, the need for larger quarters, were the reasons for why I did. In the last 26 years, 1992-2018,

Learn more »

Moffet: From a Vail Town Council member: Property tax to fund housing makes sense (column)

May 24, 2018 — I've received some concerned comments in response to an accurate quote in the Daily suggesting that Vail put a property tax increase on the ballot to fund housing initiatives in Vail, including continued deed-restriction purchases with the Vail InDeed program. This isn't a knee-jerk suggestion.

Learn more »

Tipton: Setting the record straight on rescissions and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (column)

May 22, 2018 — For the past decade, the national debt has been increasing at an alarming rate, while billions of dollars sit in unused accounts across the federal government, in many cases no longer legally eligible to be used. President Donald Trump recently requested that Congress rescind more

Learn more »

Minturn’s 5,000-gallon-a-day water loss in the Union Pacific mobile home park (letter)

May 22, 2018 — Union Pacific Railroad is under the impression that they cannot repair the broken water line in their park because the repair may exceed 50 percent of the value of the mobile homes affected. Clearly Minturn zoning Article 22, Chapter 16-22.40 has a 50 percent repair

Learn more »

Vote Adam and Kristen for Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors (letter)

May 22, 2018 — Editor: I have been working on climate change for most of my career. The most common question I get is: "What can I do?" My responses are often pretty vague and lame: "Be a citizen. Vote. Donate to climate groups. Write or visit your congressperson.

Learn more »

Bullying is a problem in local schools; we need to work with children to help create better adults (editorial)

May 22, 2018 — The Facebook group called Eagle County Classifieds is mostly a place to buy and sell items. But it's also a place where some pretty broad-ranging discussions take place. One of those discussions was started recently by a local mom who told the story of pulling

Learn more »

Help shape utility’s clean-energy future; re-elect Holy Cross board members (letter)

May 21, 2018 — Those who purchase electricity through Holy Cross Energy have the opportunity to elect board members to shape the utility's clean-energy future. Kristen Bertuglia and Adam Palmer are critical voices in ensuring Holy Cross continues on a path of increased renewable-energy purchases. At the conclusion of

Learn more »

Elect Palmer, Bertuglia to continue progress toward clean, renewable energy (letter)

May 21, 2018 — Editor: I've spent my career working on conserving public wild lands. Why, then, am I writing a letter to the editor about the upcoming election at our electric utility, Holy Cross Energy? Because the two are closely connected. Thanks to leadership from staff and the

Learn more »

An awesome crew of good young people and my return to hope for the future (letter)

May 21, 2018 — Recently, I was a guest at a private 17-year-olds birthday party. The kids were all from the Christian high school in Edwards (Vail Christian). I am a long-time local resident, being here since Vail opening day. I have worked as a nanny and a teacher

Learn more »

Help Holy Cross remain an energy leader; re-elect current board members (letter)

May 21, 2018 — Dear editor: Are you a Holy Cross Energy customer? Do you value the fact that your electric rates are some of the lowest in the nation? Do you value the fact that almost 40 percent of your electricity is from clean, renewable sources, which is

Learn more »

When will American politicians develop any sense of honesty and morality? (letter)

May 21, 2018 — When will American politicians develop any sense of honesty and morality, I wonder? Are the days of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson gone forever? I fear we have accepted all the lies and corruption in our current environment of politics for far too

Learn more »

Carnes: After reneging on promises, why would anyone ever trust America again? (column)

May 21, 2018 — Last summer, our dear leader reneged on the Paris Climate Agreement, America's promise to the world to do our part in curbing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "Hmmm," I thought to myself, kind of a boneheaded move, but OK, I was confident his

Learn more »

Norton: Are you providing others with hope and encouragement? (column)

May 20, 2018 — Building upon last week's column about yesterday's achievements becoming our successes of tomorrow, I wanted to share more about the power of encouragement and the courage to become an encourager, a life-lifter and a true difference-maker in this world. Last week, I shared how someone

Learn more »

Cartier: Preparing students for the future, regardless of what that future looks like (column)

May 20, 2018 — With graduation around the corner, there are still those uncertain of what's next. While college may not be the best choice for everyone, three things it does provide, regardless of career interest, is time to further mature, which occurs at different rates over several years;

Learn more »

With advent of MP3 players, hearing loss a common problem in United States (letter)

May 19, 2018 — Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans today. Although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired persons are younger than 65. With the increased use of personal music players and earbuds, the number of Americans

Learn more »

Voting Bertuglia, Palmer for Holy Cross Energy board is quick, easy (letter)

May 19, 2018 — If your electricity bill comes from Holy Cross Energy, you are a member-owner of the cooperative and should be proud. Holy Cross is one of the most forward-thinking electricity co-ops in the nation, thanks to members like you electing directors that represent your values. If

Learn more »

Re-elect Adam Palmer and Kristen Bertuglia to Holy Cross Energy Board (letter)

May 19, 2018 — Adam Palmer and Kristen Bertuglia are up for re-election to the Holy Cross Energy board of directors. Please keep an eye out for your ballot in the mail and vote for these two experienced Eagle Valley community-oriented professional candidates. Both Adam and Kristen are proven

Learn more »

Golden Peak expansion would improve safety for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail racers (letter)

May 19, 2018 — My name is Elise Viola. I am a senior at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy. As a competitive ski racer, I have spent the last nine years of my life training on Golden Peak. In the fall, Colorado is one of the first places

Learn more »