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Letters to the Editor

If Colorado declares autism an ‘epidemic,’ it could have very impactful social effects (letter)

November 15, 2018 — Since 1992, there has been a 41,729 percent increase in diagnoses of disorders on the autism spectrum. Bill HB18-1223 is a piece of legislation in Colorado that is attempting to declare autism as an epidemic, raise awareness and gain funds to further research the issue.

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Senior exemption from taxes? Here’s three reasons that would be a terrible idea (letter)

November 15, 2018 — A friend of mine put a posting on Facebook. It was a picture of four old guys sitting on a bench, and it had this message: "After the age of 65, you should be 100 percent tax-exempt. You have already more than paid your dues.

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Thanks for supporting Food Rescue Express’ annual food drive in October (letter)

November 15, 2018 — Food Rescue Express held it's ninth annual Food Drive in October, and we have many community members to thank for helping make this event a success. Thank you to Walmart in Avon for allowing us to hold our food drive at their location. Thank you

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I expected more empathy and compassion from Democrats (letter)

November 15, 2018 — To the editor: I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings following the mid-term elections. I am relieved that my wife and I, as well as tens of millions of other Americans, will not have to fear our

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I see a proud Marine delivering a fine salute to our nation’s colors (letter)

November 14, 2018 — In response to Barry McCutcheon's letter to the editor, Tuesday, Nov. 13 ("Esprit de corps matters"): Mr. McCutcheon, my husband and son are both United States Marine Corps officers. I have attended many military ceremonies during my husband's 22 years of active duty. When I

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Avoid factory-farm chicken, and push to change the laws governing their treatment (letter)

November 14, 2018 — If you demand chickens that have been humanely treated, the stores will have to get them and the factories will be forced to modify their practices. If you buy eggs from non-factory farm chickens, you will help even more. What a plus it would be

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Esprit de Corps matters, even after active service (letter)

November 12, 2018 — Good day: As a veteran myself, I can surely appreciate and respect the U.S. Marine Corps veteran taking his time to participate in the Veterans Day ceremony. However, for this occasion and certainly for a photo, perhaps he could have stood at attention rather than

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Have a safe and sober ski season; leave the drinking for apres (letter)

November 12, 2018 — To all my fellow snowsport enthusiasts: It's snowing and Vail is opening early for the first time in a long time! The ski season is here, and skiing and everything that comes with it (adrenaline, therapy and physical fitness and more) is here. My reason

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Did readers recognize the message of elitist bigotry in Noble’s column? (letter)

November 12, 2018 — Bigoted blathering can give one a frightful headache. Claire Noble's recent and seemingly endless "Collective delusions" commentary was very revealing (Thursday, Nov. 8). It's amazing how many words it took her to express what she could have summarized in one short paragraph (i.e., her obvious

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Our nation can no longer tolerate hate speech and must instead embrace inclusiveness (letter)

November 9, 2018 — On Friday, Nov. 2, the B'nai Vail congregation held a memorial service under the leadership of Rabbi Joel Newman for those who tragically lost their lives in Pittsburgh. I was invited to speak, and afterwards, the interdenominational attendees encouraged me to publish my comments from

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Thank you to the community for supporting local district ballot measures in election (letter)

November 8, 2018 — I want to share a heartfelt thank you to our community after the recent elections: Thank you to all the candidates who took the time to run for public office and thank you to the volunteers who spent their time in support of candidates and

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Learning about bats: From the classroom to the Vail Daily (letter)

November 5, 2018 — Dear editor: Thank you for sharing the article about Bat Week ("Bat Week comes to Colorado," Wednesday, Oct. 24). Ms. McKeone's reading group at Camp Minturn just read a book called "The Truth about Bats." Our class really learned a lot about bats by reading

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Vote for a clean sweep for Avon Town Council (letter)

November 5, 2018 — The current Avon Town Council has moved forward on several projects such as the purchase of the Skier Building, the painting of Beaver Creek Boulevard and the current traffic flow modifications to Beaver Creek Boulevard that did not necessarily have voter approval. Avon citizens should

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Open space issue 1A is about quality of life improvements in Eagle County (letter)

November 5, 2018 — Voting "yes" for Issue 1A is a vote for continued quality of life improvements in Eagle County. A "yes" vote approves a 15-year extension of the current open space funding to help maintain, improve and add to the program to conserve and preserve county land.

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For Republicans, it’s time to choose a heritage (letter)

November 5, 2018 — At Gettysburg, the first Republican President declared, "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Today, millions of Republicans spurn their heritage in

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Integrity and involvement is important in politics; make sure to vote (letter)

November 4, 2018 — With only a day left to have one's voice be heard, I hope everyone votes this midterm, as it's important on so many levels. Along those lines, I'd like to give support to Sarah Smith Hymes, whom I know to be an honest, thoughtful person

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Reject Trump, Republicans on Election Day; CEO approach to governing simply doesn’t work (letter)

November 4, 2018 — Now that we've had two years of the Trump administration, perhaps it's time to do a reality check on their accomplishments. 1. A ballooning federal deficit resulting from tax breaks for the wealthy 2. Trade wars with the world, leading to higher inflation 3. No

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Points to consider before extending the Open Space tax in Eagle County (letter)

November 4, 2018 — Points to consider before extending the Open Space tax: • Eagle County is already 85 percent federal and state-owned land — voting yes to increase the Open Space tax makes property values higher for those who already own real estate and potentially harms those who

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Vote for Dylan Roberts; let’s return this exceptional legislator to the Colorado House (letter)

November 4, 2018 — Dylan Roberts is the incumbent Democratic candidate for House District 26, which includes Eagle and Routt counties. Roberts is working with county commissioners to find creative ways of developing affordable housing, working to lower health care costs, provide good jobs, protect our water resources, public

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Scott Prince is most well-rounded, qualified candidate for Avon Town Council (letter)

November 4, 2018 — For the past 15 years, we have had the pleasure of calling Scott Prince and his family our neighborhood friends. Scott has demonstrated his commitment to the town of Avon by serving on the Planning Commission, numerous local boards and the past four years on

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