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Oh, the intrigue

I’d like to agree with the person who said that Mr. Lanning has brought a lot of money to the Town of Minturn through grants, and is responsible for doing a lot of nice things. But he’s in the midst of a lot of controversy, and there’s a lot of weird conflicts going on.

Don’t forget NASCAR!

You guys got a great paper going, and the only tip I’ve got is it would be nice if you guys covered a little bit of the NASCAR scene, at least post the results for the Winston Cup races and stuff. I realize there’s not a whole lot of NASCAR fans in the valley, but there are a few of us, and it would be nice to see who won the race on Sunday when I open the paper on Monday.

Hairy backsides

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As much as I can appreciate the nobility of your cause, I am disturbed by the images of hairy backsides promoted in the almost daily advertisements for the Vail Undressed Calendar. Could you please do us all a favor and either tone down or change those advertisements? I feel that I am not alone in this endeavor.

He’s done well

I’d like to let everyone know that Mr. Lanning has done a great job in Minturn. He’s got us plenty of money. He’s also responsible for getting magnesium chloride off our roads, which even the county commissioners couldn’t do. Imagine that. But he’s got to listen to a bunch of people who don’t have lives that are now on our Town Council. Hopefully come April, we will make a change, and we the people of Minturn will take the town over, and it will be a nice happy community, not with a bunch of stuffed shirts.


This tip is entitled “Minturn’s Alan Lanning.” MCF park plan donation, $7,000. NRNS master plan grant, $52,011. L grant water purification grant, $227,000. $5,071,733 in free money, and a town manager who cares, priceless.

A big farce

I’d like to comment on Amendment 33. I don’t think it’s going to create more jobs, that’s all it’s going to do is waste people’s money that don’t have any, because they’re going to play the slot machines. It’s just a big farce, and so I’m gong to vote “no” on it. I don’t think we need more gambling, especially on the Front Range, where people are going to come in for a day to the horse races and go back to Wyoming and stuff. It’s not going to create more jobs. We can find other ways to promote the Colorado tourism board.

An irony

I’m laughing at the comments from the “Branch out” Tipsline about Christy Sports and Gart Sports and bowling alleys. If I remember correctly, Christy Sports used to be a bowling alley, and truthfully, I believe the competition will most likely end up helping Christy’s business, and a bowling alley is in the works in Eagle.

Stop speeding

I agree with “Too fast and too furious” on Highway 6.” They don’t go 55, they go 45, and then what’s this with the construction, you’re supposed to go 30, and they’re right on your tail. Boy, wouldn’t the state make some money if they would just get some of these guys that would slow down when it’s 30. Don’t complain when you get a speeding ticket when you’re going too fast. And in the wintertime, I’ve had them pass me on ice. Just because they got 4-wheeler, they think they can go where they want. Let’s pay attention to the speeding.

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