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Letter: Berlaimont is bad for recreation, wildlife
Letter: Berlaimont is bad for recreation, wildlife

March 22, 2019

I attended the Buck Berlaimont town hall meeting on March 16. The Berlaimont housing project is proposing 19 luxury homes on 35-acre or larger parcels, and a 4.5-mile two-lane paved road on the existing Berry...


Letter: National popular vote law bad for Colorado
Letter: National popular vote law bad for Colorado

March 22, 2019

I recently read an article where the Colorado governor stated that Colorado has joined other states that will cast their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote. This seems odd...


Letter: Can we fix the roads, already?
Letter: Can we fix the roads, already?

March 22, 2019

If the United States is truly one of the richest countries in the world, then I wonder why we are driving on third-world roads. What are our priorities? In over 43 years that I have...


Voboril: The power of ‘No’ (column)
Voboril: The power of ‘No’ (column)

March 22, 2019

The toddler is strapped into her high chair, an applesauce airplane approaching for a landing. The hangar remains open until the final moment, when it snaps shut, accompanied by a violent shake. The wreckage strewn...




Romer: Taxes shouldn’t be taxing (column)
Romer: Taxes shouldn’t be taxing (column)

March 21, 2019

Under the old sales tax rules, a Colorado business that shipped a product within the state had to collect sales taxes only for the tax regions that overlapped between buyer and seller. In layman’s terms,...


Letter: Barn a solution looking for a problem
Letter: Barn a solution looking for a problem

March 21, 2019

We urge our Avon neighbors to vote no on the issue to spend $1.6M to demolish the old town hall and move the Hahnewald barn to that location. Locating the barn there is not suitable...


Letter: Buck Berlaimont
Letter: Buck Berlaimont

March 21, 2019

I am just writing to urge our Eagle County Commissioners and everyone to do whatever you can to put pressure on the US Forest Service to prevent the building of a paved road to the...


Letter: Vote no on Hahnewald barn
Letter: Vote no on Hahnewald barn

March 21, 2019

The 1908 Hahnewald Barn has no historical rating. Little if any philanthropic funds have been raised to save the barn over the last five years. It is taxpayers who will fund this three-phase barn project...



Letter: Thanks for Pink Vail support
Letter: Thanks for Pink Vail support

March 20, 2019

Looking out on the crowds of pink elephants, whales and flamingos, it was easy to spot those clad in teal, orange, green and blue. I, myself, was proud to wear every color to represent every...


Letter: Vail’s environmental future
Letter: Vail’s environmental future

March 20, 2019

The town of Vail is moving rapidly toward approval of a large, subsidized employee housing project on the I-70 north frontage road in East Vail, despite the virtually certain loss of open space and bighorn...


Letter: Gratitude for a thoughtful letter
Letter: Gratitude for a thoughtful letter

March 20, 2019

Arlan Moore’s letter, “Gratitude is Riches and Complaint is Poverty” in the March 16 Vail Daily is timely, powerful and thoughtful. It should be reprinted with regularity. Our world needs more of this kind of...



Torres: Wait, we are done Maslowing? (column)
Torres: Wait, we are done Maslowing? (column)

March 19, 2019

I appreciate the recently published, cleverly titled “First, We Maslow, Then We Bloom” column from Eagle County Schools Superintendent Philip Qualman. As an associate professor of teacher education at Colorado Mountain College, I congratulate the author for...




Letter: Thanks for help finding stolen board
Letter: Thanks for help finding stolen board

March 18, 2019

Just an update to the Scum Alert pic posted in the Vail Daily on Saturday — so stoked! A big thank you to the Vail Daily, Melissa Metcalfe of Vail Police Department, Brian at Burton...


Letter: There’s nothing iconic about Hahnewald barn
Letter: There’s nothing iconic about Hahnewald barn

March 18, 2019

The dictionary definition of iconic “describes something that is symbolic of something else.” Abraham Lincoln once said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling the tail...