Vail Daily letter: Goodbye, Don
During this season of political extremes where citizens often strive to be more interesting than interested, we will sorely miss you. You reflect the diversity of opinions which woven together make our valley interesting. You listen to those on the right, those on the left, and thread the needle well. Eisenhower said, “The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.”
Leaving for family is certainly understandable, but sad for our valley in that you have served as glue for our too transient community. Your kindness and sensitively to the joys and tragedies of our town will be hard to replace. We wish you well, look forward to you helping to select a worthy successor, and welcome you and your family back once, like Chef Niwot’s curse, you yearn to return.