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Please put open space to a vote

Becky Puhl

One of the reasons for my decision to make this investment is the open space that surrounds me in the neighborhood.

The beauty of this entire region and its open spaces is one of the primary reasons I moved to Eagle County more than a decade ago.

Now I understand that various metro districts have foiled the efforts of a group of concerned citizens who were trying to put a measure on the November ballot that would help fund the preservation of open space.

I also understand that the final decision on whether such an initiative is placed on the ballot is in the hands of our county commissioners.

I don’t believe that three men should have the power to keep this issue off the ballot.

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Whether or not I personally vote for a tax increase is a moot point at this time.

The citizens of Eagle County deserve an opportunity to weigh the merits of such a measure and decide, individually, for themselves.

As a taxpaying citizen, all I want is the opportunity to vote – particularly on measures that directly impact the quality of our surroundings and our life in Eagle County.

Let us vote on this issue!

Becky Puhl


Scramble Against Cancer

On behalf of the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation, I would like to express my gratitude to the Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation for another successful Scramble Against Cancer Golf Tournament on Monday, July 8.

Special thanks go to Nancy Knill, the Board of Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation, the employees from the Sonnenalp and Singletree Golf Club, the sponsors and the many volunteers who helped to make this event a resounding success.

As the charitable and gift fund-raising arm of the Vail Valley Medical Center, the VVMC Foundation is indeed fortunate to be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Scramble Against Cancer events.

These contributions will be utilized to develop the Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center, to be housed at the Harold W. and Mary Louise Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.

Slated to open in early fall of 2002, this will be one of the most comprehensive centers of its kind and will rival comparable centers throughout the country.

We are most grateful for the Sonnenalp of Vail Foundation and the difference they make in the lives of individuals in our surrounding communities! A heartfelt thank you.

Suzanne K. Sloan

Vail Valley Medical Center

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