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Vail CO, Colorado

I’ll be at Copper

Dear Editorial Board,

As you completely missed the point of the letter to the editor complaining about Kid Rock coming to Vail, I thought I might educate you in hopes of educating whoever it is that makes the decision to bring Snoop Dog one year and Kid Rock the next.

The writer complained that she will once again have to go to Copper. You made an erroneous assumption about the writers age. You made this assumption because you were too lazy or too ignorant to look up the Sunsation music she was referring to.

In fact, Copper Mountain’s Sunsation is an excellent musical event three weekends in a row.

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That’s right, three weekends in a row. Not one show by Kid Rock, but three kick-ass weekends of music in a row.

I went there last weekend. I will be going there next weekend. I will be going there the weekend after, too. The crowds of people at the concert I went to last weekend were mostly in their 20s and 30s. I was the exception being in my early 40s. The writer who complained about Kid Rock is in her late 20s.

Since Copper Mountain doesn’t bother advertising to the “well-heeled, Barbara Streisand-listening crowd” over here, and since the Vail Daily doesn’t have any music reporters willing to go all the way to Copper, here is the line-up for the next two weekends: Saturday, April 7 is Papa Grows Funk, Keller Williams, and Galactic. Sunday, April 8 is 40 Gallon Still, and The Lee Boys. The last weekend is: Saturday, April 14 is Peter Rowan, Steve Kimock and Jerry Joseph, and Michael Franti and Spearhead. Sunday, April 15 is White Water Ramble, Lotus, and Dark Star Orchestra.

The writer wasn’t saying that she wanted Barbara Streisand-like music, she was saying she wanted good music. Mountain music. Not Kid Rock.

Kid Rock may be a great entertainer, but he is not a great musician. Comparing him to Jimi Hendrix must be making my all-time favorite guitar player puke in his grave.

A few days ago Aspen released their lineup for their Labor Day music Festival. Again, all my friends “danced in the streets.” We haven’t danced in the streets about a music festival here ever.

Enjoy Kid Rock, I will be over at Copper Mountain seeing Dark Star Orchestra with all my friends.

Bill Lindsay


Say thank you

Did you know that in the Eagle River Valley we have 23 child-care centers, 27 family child-care homes, and four school-age programs that serve our young children?

These caregivers are vital to our workforce.

On Thursday, April 26, our community will pay tribute to these local child-care providers. We will be hosting a “Provider Appreciation Dinner” at Frites in Edwards in their honor.

During the dinner we will be honoring one “Outstanding Provider,” who has been nominated by parents and co-workers, but we want to honor all providers at this event as well. We are asking parents to pay tribute to their own child’s caregiver in a special way and write a “Letter of Recognition” honoring the valuable service they offer. We will share these letters with the providers at the dinner.

If you have someone who is caring for your child, whose love, energy, and guidance have made a difference in your child’s life, please take a few minutes to e-mail or send a letter to Jeanne McQueeney that can be shared with them at this event. Contact Jeanne at jeannemcqueeney@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 4532, Eagle, CO 81631 or send a fax at 328-0774.

You have no idea how these letters touch the hearts of these child care providers. Your words of encouragement and appreciation mean more than anything else. It’s truly a way to give back to those who have given so much.

It only takes a few minutes but it nourishes their spirits for such a long time!

Please include the following: Your name and phone number; the name of your child’s caregiver; the name of their program, and special things you recognize and appreciate in their service.

Jeanne McQueeney


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