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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: ‘Cutting edge, but it’s not illegal’Who can argue with green building? Sound really nice but wait until you go to pull a permit. … Arn Menconi and Peter Runyon pushed this thing through quickly without really understanding the consequences. They feel so passionate about it, I would like both Peter and Arn agree to allow an independent audit of their homes.It has to be independent, since the staff at the county has to do whatever the commissioners want if they want to keep their jobs. I believe they should practice what they preach, and allow the results to be published. I would like to see the audit occur before they run out and change their light bulbs and fixtures. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised and they do in fact practice what they preach. I am guessing they won’t participate.Re: The bane of Vail’s futureAll I can figure is that Jim Lamont must be some sort of Menconi-Runyon liberal.Grandiose ideas, with not a clue of how to pay for them. VD readers will note that the paper reported the same day, that the Vail Town Council just passed a motion “requesting” that two areas of the Vail Pass Recreation path be “immediately addressed” by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In other words: “Hey you guys over there, pay to fix our broken bike path in Vail!” If the council can’t figure out how to pay for the repair of bike path, how are they suppose to be up to the task of paying for a multi-billion dollar tunnel through a mountain in Vail? I don’t think Jim’s head is in the clouds. I think his head is located in a complete different place.Re: Obituary: Jennie Rivera, 82My dearest family: What a wonderful woman we had in our lives!!! Not only am I blessed to have had her as one of my mentors and aunt, but I’m a better person for that. I’ll miss her dearly, until I see her again.I love each one of you and thank our Father in Heaven for blessing me with the best family in the world!!!Lovingly yours,Connie Aguilar-McCowan(Utah)P.S.: It was nice to spend this time with you. I look forward to seeing you again.Re: Friends remember life of Dennis RibenI’ve only just heard about my friend and I am having a hell of a hard time processing this news. I write news for a living, but this is very different. This isn’t just something that happened. This is heartbreaking. Dennis will forever be one of my favorite people. We were friends in arms, sometimes Bonnie and Clyde, but mostly we were just ourselves. There is nothing more important than that. Remember him fondly, as I do,Erinn Rancourt Fleming


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