Letters to the Editor
Vail CO, Colorado
Be right, not just angry
Recently, I rolled back into town, grabbed a copy of The Vail Daily and found somebody lambasting those of us who take the time to remind Happy Valley residents there’s a whole ‘nuther world out there that one way or another, affects them.
To those who would ask us to just shut up and smell the flowers and go hiking, I want to say, as many of you know, if it weren’t for our careful, thoughtful and relentless criticism, its unlikely the rest of us would have woken up in time to make a difference at the last election.
If you see something happening, or about to happen that really common sense says shouldn’t be happening, you have a duty to your fellow citizens to stand up and say so.
The only caveat is, you’d better be right and not just angry.
Champion says thanks
I would like to thank all those who helped me get to the National Word Power Challenge in Orlando, Fla.
I thank Gypsum Creek Middle School for holding a school competition so that I could get to state and become the Colorado State Champion.
I also thank the Eagle Pharmacy, the Town of Gypsum, Bob and Sue Medsker and the Eagle County government for providing the gift swap items that I took to the national competition.
This was a great experience and I could not have done it without the help of all of these people.
Cruel and unusual
I am disturbed by your article of the “horse tamer.”
In the end they have a “cured horse” however does the end justify the means? He beat this horse into submission. I have to question this method of training.
Anytime you bring an animal to its knees while it is breathing hard for a few minutes to regain it’s equilibrium is pure animal cruelty.
Barbara Van Erp
Editor’s note: The letter writer is referring a story about Avon resident Frank Doll’s efforts to tame a horse. The event occurred while Doll was a young man in the 1930s.