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On the Vail Daily Web site, you can comment on each story or editorial you read there.Here, we publish excerpts of those comments:Re: Big boxes bust Western charmAustin Richardson says, “Here’s a clue: Start saving now and don’t count your chicks before they hatch” and “Sure, new ball fields and recreation centers are great, but be fiscally responsible and pay them off before you’ve got a 60,000-square-foot empty building. “These are two correct items that the vast majority of “indentured public servants” do not know – will never know – and taxpayers will continue to bail them out of their ignorance of NOT knowing how to NOT spend OPM. …When do you suppose this “Fed survey finds family incomes shrinking, declined 2.3 percent” – http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P145452.asp?GT1=7827″ – will impact those tax-money-hungry folks? …P.S.: Adios to Columbine Market. erhaps that one would do best if it moved to Dotsero anyway…I still prefer Costco’s prices and have shopped there for over 20 years….Re: Big boxes bust Western charmAustin Richardson, you absolutely nailed it! I would like to thank the Town of Eagle Trustees for their stand against big box development in 2005. Unfortunately they had some town staff trying to lead them down that path of revenue delight, and begging salvation from absolute financial doom if the town didn’t have the much needed bucks to pay for fancy bike paths, park upgrades, and the finacial mess they’ve found themselves in after years of residential housing binging.And trust me, the big box developers will be back, and I just hope the newly elected board will have the cojones to do what the past one did – stand up to the demands that big box developers want to extract from small towns, and have vision for what we want our future to be and look like.It appears Gypsum once again rolled over for them, as they have to big development for years. Yes, they have tax dollars, and yes they have absolutely destroyed the look and feel of what Gypsum used to be about, and given up one of the most beautiful valleys to wall-to-wall housing with the lure of those golf greens. What an absolute shame!Hang in there, Eagle. Our town and community (including Brush Creek) is worth fighting for!Re: Valley watching immigration reform carefullyHate to disappoint all the slavers out there, but it is never going to pass in the House of Representatives.The argument that businesses will close down is bogus. It is what the plantation owners said when the North wanted to end slavery.The current law provides that if you have no visa you are a federal criminal, and so is the employer. It doesn’t matter how they work, those unwillingly to break federal law are at a disadvantage. Fines and penalties are coming, and the precedent to sue those employing illegals in civil court for damages has been made at the Supreme Court level. I.E. your competitors in business can civilly sue you for damages. Just ask Wal-Mart and Tyson chicken.Clean up your act, illegal alien employers, and illegals, go home and apply for status from there, which is exactly what my Canadian wife had to do, because that is how the law stands for those who would obey it. …Re: Minturn on the brinkEr, Don Rogers: Bolts Lake currently does not exist, so it’s not very pretty right now. Minturn is just following the lead of Avon and the brilliant recent decisions they have made. Re: Costco’s costsWouldn’t it be cool if Eagle County became the first place where big-box retailers didn’t work? If they are so determined to build here, go ahead. But what if the residents here had enough sense to support the local business instead! I think that would rock!Vail, ColoradoVail, Colorado


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