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Safety first?

Concerning the I-70 truckers jake-braking issue through the town of Vail, I think it is more important that safety be the concern, and I think for those short-sighted residents that bought property along I-70 that now want a quiet, peaceful, pristine environment, they should consider the question, what’s worse? Jake brakes sounding through the corridor or the silence of emergency vehicles? I think that safety’s more important.

Hotel horror

I just wanted to wake up the county a little bit and let them know about some of the changes the developer and Magnus Lindholm are trying to make on the new Avon interchange. It doesn’t just affect the Avon residents who back up to it. Believe me, those of you in Eagle-Vail are going to see it far more than I am. It’s going to affect anyone whose driving down the highway to see a huge new hotel that he’d like to put in there, which is not currently in the plans, and he’s asking for these changes. Please, please, if you have an opinion, come to the next Avon Town Council meeting, because the council is voting on it. And if they don’t hear from the rest of the people, he is going to get all of the commercial development in here that he wants and it’s going to affect everyone driving through, not just the people that live near it. The people that live across from it are going to see it more than that.

Ew, that smell

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This is in response to the Town Council’s recent decision on the jake brake ban, and I was just wondering how long it’s going to be before all these same people are complaining about the smell of burning brakes in the area. That’s all.

Skate park thoughts

My name is Dan and in regards to the skate park, I was trying to get information on the skate park. If anybody knows, if you could put it in the Vail Daily. My son and I like to skateboard a lot, and the skate parks are not that big where he can progress, and I was wondering if they could put a number up somewhere we could put our two cents in about what the skate park in Berry Creek should look like.

Test the market

After I read the article about Adam Aron getting an $8 million bonus, I went and asked my boss at VA for a raise. I figured, well, they got money, they’ve given this guy $8 million. He told me basically VA’s broke. They have no money for their employees besides a 2 percent raise and there was no way that I could get a raise, at all, in many years to come, most likely. No room for advancement. It’s not like I’m a bad employee or anything. I’m a stellar employee. But it just made me feel so disgusted I went home and wrote my resume up, and I started putting it out to other ski areas to see what they could do for me. …

Nice work

I just wanted to leave a message thanking all the guys that work in the slope maintenance department on Vail Mountain for installing the new snowmaking line on Gold Peak which is going to feed the terrain park and the half pipe and make that open quicker. …

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