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What do they do?

Geez, I just found out that the County Court is now closed not only for lunch from 12-1, but they also closed at 4. What goes on here?

No power

Dear Pat: Tipsline Friday, Sept. 5, 2003 entitled “Raw deal.” The Teamsters number is 303-477-1623. The UAW is 303-940-7804. The Service Employees International, which is what we all are, service employees, is 303-698-7963.

If everyone had supported the union organization efforts in October of 1998, we as Vail Resorts employees would not be in this predicament five years later. Vail Resorts’ main response to a union threat, which by the way scares the hell of management, no matter what Adam Aron says, was to give us a fair wage increase, which we haven’t had since, and better health benefits, including the off season bridging.

Well, that’s now down the tubes, and what can we do about it? Not a damn thing, because we have absolutely no collective bargaining power.

Ben Franklin once said, either we hang together, or we will surely hang alone. I guess we’re now hanging and paying alone. Sincerely, Joe Hill, Vail Valley union organizer.

She’s spinning

I just think it’s pretty much Kaye Ferry’s general way of looping things her way to defend Billy’s Island Bar and Grill for his neon-istic signs which are clearly not within the town of Vail standards. … Get her off the staff. Come on, I hope you guys don’t pay her for her articles.

Consider us, too

The town of Minturn needs to realize that with population growth come the handicapped. My husband and I have tried to go to the Minturn Market. When we arrived we asked where the handicapped parking is and we were told, well, the town has two spaces, do the best we can. Well the best we can is just to leave, because there’s no place to park, and we’re not able to walk a long distance and then around the market. So they need to think about the handicapped.

Glad it’s back

I’m calling to thank the Town of Vail Town Council and all the people involved in bringing back the “free after 3 p.m.” and the hour and a half free parking. I’m sure to be doing most of my shopping in Vail and eating at the restaurants and doing more business back there.

Oh come on, mayor

Shame on Ludy Kurz for not having the courage to stand for election with the other candidates in November. His argument that he will provide a transition is completely and totally bogus.

PO still a mess

I’m calling about the inefficiency of the Avon Post Office. I think it’s incredible to live in a town that has such a grossly inefficient post office. We spent millions of dollars to have this post office built. I had nine people in front of me, and it took a full 25 minutes to get assistance from the clerk, and even at that time I could not get my mail because I’ve been out of the country for a month and they told me my post office box had expired.

Then they told me I needed a recent bill. But unfortunately all my recent bills were at the post office, so it’s quite the Catch 22, and this has been an ongoing problem with the Avon Post Office for years. It doesn’t look like it “s getting better any time soon. Just my two cents.

I agree

I was reading your Tipsline on Sat. Sept. 6 on “Pricey rummage.” I’m also one of those yearly rummage goers and I have been for about 35 years. I look at it as yes, they are getting very pricey. We can go to Wal-Mart, Kmart, probably any store and buy some of those items probably a couple dollars more than what we’re getting at the rummage sale. Vi does need to look at those prices and start remembering that those are all donated items and we all know they go for a good cause, but if she would like to sell more items and not be left with so much, she should consider bringing her prices down. Especially in the back area where we have almost-broken, no-good items where one of her workers will not even consider bringing the prices down at all. So Vi might consider looking at prices next year. She might make a little more money and have less items left at the end of the sale.

Paid in kindness

Thank you for Tipsline. I want to say I just watched a wonderful segment on Fox News called “One Day’s Pay” and it was from the mother of a son who was on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, and one day’s pay means, on Sept. 11, what you do to honor all the victims that we lost, 3,000 of them, go out and be kind to your neighbor, an adversary that you do not like, say “sorry let’s make up; how can I help you.” Go to your older neighbor next door and say “can I bring something for you?” We’ve got to honor that horrific day somehow, and the best way we can do it is just kindness, because we live in the best gosh darn country in the world.


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