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Compiled by Daily staff


I’d like to call and thank the Hervert Family of Avon for assisting me with a very scary tire that had been punctured by one of Vail’s illustrious potholes. I really want to send gratitude and special thanks to Mr. Hervert and Susie and the four children for being patient and kind and being true, good Vail Valley Samaritans. It shows me that us locals do stick together. I’m very grateful for their help and would like them to have a huge thumbs up, a great pat on the back, and a gigantic hug. Thank you. The other Susi.

Already paying

Our local county idiots need to put that idea of a special regional taxing agency to fight pine beetles out of their head right now. I already paid for federal firefighting, I already paid for state firefighting, I already paid for county firefighting, and I already paid for Eagle River Fire Protection District, on an inaccessible mining claim, and I guarantee if there’s ever a fire up there, none of them would show up, and if they did, I’d run them off, because they’d be more of a hindrance than they’d be a help. I also have to pay for a special building tax for wildfire litigation for the county. I think five different taxes to control wildfires is enough and none of them would do a single thing except watch it burn if it every caught on fire. So don’t even put that idea in your heads.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Gutter ball

I say forget about affordable housing. Now the burning questions is, will we have affordable bowling?

Some park

This is in regards to the article about the dog park being open. It takes more than sticking up a couple of signs and a trash can to make a dog park. There’s a foot of snow, there’s barbed wire, and the northwest corner of the dog park, when the mud season comes, it’ll be a foot deep in mud. There’s a foot of snow on the ground right now. Nobody’s going to use the park.

Cheap shot

Dick Cheney. Imagine if he’s shooting his friends what he’s doing to you and me.

Runaway truck

This is to the woman who almost got run down by a delivery truck that didn’t slow down late Monday afternoon in the Avon roundabout crosswalk. Please know that it didn’t go unnoticed. I followed the driver and called the police. They addressed the driver and I believe they gave him a citation. For what it’s worth, the driver did look shaken and admitted right away what had happened. He said that because of the glare from the setting sun, he never saw you until the very last second. To the town of Avon, when the crosswalks were raised above street level, people had to slow down regardless of pedestrians or sun glare. Now that there’s no impedance, it isn’t surprising that we don’t have a bigger problem with lack of yielding to pedestrians.

Lots of Britney moms

Cheers to Avon Police for coming out to Avon Elementary, getting people out of that parking lot a little easier. Great job. Seems like it’s working. Here’s an idea, though. Now with Britney Spears getting caught with her baby on her lap, how about you have a bunch of officers over there. Every day we come in, we see a bunch of kids in the front seat, unrestrained, talking about 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-year-olds, in the front seat of their car without a car seat and without seatbelts on. So let’s do that. …

Vail, Colorado

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