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Dear readers:

In the news business it is often all too easy to focus on the difficult parts of our lives. The flow of bad news has been especially heavy since 9/11.

With the bad news in mind, we thought it was time to find a way to bring focus to all of the good things that happen in our lives. That thought provided the seed for this section ” A Week in the Life of the Vail Valley.



We thought it would be especially appropriate for our celebration section to cover the week leading up to July Fourth. Our annual Independence Day activities are a not-so-subtle reminder of all of the positives that make up the good ol’ USA. The photo history all of our contributing photographers helped create of this year’s week around the Fourth tells a great story. I hope it reminds you, as it did me, of all of the bounties we enjoy.

I extend a special thanks to all of the photographers who submitted work. There were a huge number of excellent pictures and the selection process to determine the winners was very difficult.



We appreciate your help in this project and wish you many great photographs in the future.

To all of the rest of you I extend my thanks for helping make this valley such a great place to live and to visit. Without all of you, this is just a pretty place. With all of you, it is a home where we can all grow and prosper.

Sincerely,



Steve Pope, Publisher


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