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Speed trap

If nobody’s noticed, the reason they aren’t opening the new exit to I-70 is because the police can arrest people for going over the 30 mph speed limit and double the fine and arrest people for driving under the influence. It’s a scam. These guys could have opened this thing up weeks ago, but realize I can drive through that intersection in the daytime and go 45 miles per hour and nobody will bother me, but if I’m going 35 at night, they will pull me over for going 5 miles per hour over the speed limit and double my fines. This is just a scam by CDOT to arrest people for speeding through an intersection that we can easily go through at 45 miles per hour. … This shouldn’t be a construction site, I haven’t seen anybody working there for the last two weeks.

Move on

The Vail Daily has a town of Basalt town manager position open. Mid-February 2004. Salary range, $70,000-$90,000 and housing available. Hey, maybe somebody in Minturn should take a tip.

Don’t help them

I’m really disgusted after reading the Vail Daily about the Aspen doctor who wants to give out free eye exams to Hispanics. Are you kidding me? What kind of racism is that? And then you turn the page and you read Marty Lich’s letter. It’s entitled, “biased media.” That is probably one of the best letters I’ve read in a long time. This illegal immigration is taking away all our jobs and ruining our communities and countries. I’d like to tip my hat, though, to the immigrants who came here legally and did it right and didn’t rape our system. I’m sick of it, and everybody else is sick of it. Something’s got to give, and it is wrong, and you people who are hiring them should be put in jail before the illegals. They’re just trying to make a better life for themselves, but they’re doing it the wrong way. A.J.A.

Made her day

To the person who wraps the books and children’s tapes at the Recycle Center in Avon, thank you very much. You have brought happiness to a child’s life and given her gifts that she wouldn’t have been able to afford. Thank you, and happy holidays.

Mike’s logic

According to Don Rogers’ logic, Vail Resorts and Vail.Net are entitled to falsely accuse Avon Councilman Peter Buckley, and by falsely accusing him, they can prevent him not only from voting on the project, but according to Don Rogers, they can prevent him from even discussing the issues or taking a position on it as Joe Citizen. Peter Buckley has already recused himself from previous dealings with Vail Resorts, but I don’t believe that their false accusations should entitle them to prevent Peter Buckley from speaking out on an issue, and the issue is the danger of Nottingham Road and putting more traffic on an already dangerous road. I would say that Don Rogers needs to rethink his logic, because it makes no sense in his Quick Takes article. By the way, this is Michael Cacioppo.

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