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Letters to the Editor

Many conservative groups use hidden stealth tactics to influence opinion and political decision-making (letter)

September 24, 2018 — To the editor: For the past 40 years, I have tried to become an expert on conservative political thought. I believe it is important to share with your readers the one important finding I have learned. There now appears to be a much larger number

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Vail Daily owes readers an apology for cartoon that uses #MeToo to demean victims (letter)

September 24, 2018 — I was deeply offended by the "cartoon" printed by the Vail Daily on Friday, Sept. 21, that depicted Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork and Brett Kavanaugh with the #MeToo hashtag. The #MeToo hashtag was invented by a woman who works with girls who have been sexually

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What’s a better approach for prisoners: Punishment or rehabilitation? (letter)

September 24, 2018 — For the past 10 years, I have volunteered with Freedom to Choose Project, a volunteer-driven organization that has served 4,000 men and women in three maximum-security prisons. The work is based on the philosophy of renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, himself a prisoner during the Holocaust.

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Do we truly value wildlife or just the appearance of being in the wild? (letter)

September 23, 2018 — It's been the talk of the town this summer (other than drought and wildfires). Eagle County's wildlife populations are experiencing massive declines. Deer and elk herds are reduced by half what they were a decade ago. No doubt this is due to the huge increase

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Thanks to Colorado Mountain College for hosting Fine Arts Show in August (letter)

September 22, 2018 — The Vail Valley Art Guild would like to express our gratitude to Colorado Mountain College for hosting the fifth annual Fine Arts Show on Monday, Aug. 27, featuring the works of local Art Guild artisans, CMC students and faculty. There are few opportunities in the

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Kick in your American rugged individualism to solve problems like housing (letter)

September 22, 2018 — Dear editor: Decade after decade you experience anecdotes and read news stories like "Affordable housing presents perpetual challenge" (Thursday, Sept. 20). Below are several books to read for those who really want to change their thinking, behavior and results by kicking in their American rugged

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Thanks for supporting Hike, Wine & Dine; event raised more than $125,000 (letter)

September 21, 2018 — At the height of leaf-peeping season at Beaver Creek, the only thing more beautiful than the scenery was seeing a record number of more than 400 hikers on the trail for a good cause. This year marked the 10th anniversary of Hike, Wine & Dine,

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To all of our volunteers and sponsors: Thanks for your help cleaning our rivers (letter)

September 21, 2018 — It never ceases to amaze me what can be done when community members rally for a common cause. Eagle River Watershed Council's 24th annual Eagle River Cleanup is a prime example of how large goals can be accomplished when folks roll up their sleeves and

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Dylan Roberts has spirit to tackle Colorado’s health care issues (letter)

September 20, 2018 — Dylan Roberts has the spirit we need Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. I am supporting Dylan Roberts for State Representative for Eagle County (https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/dylan-roberts) because of his policies and positions on all the issues that are so very important

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Why I volunteer as a mentor with the Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365 (letter)

September 19, 2018 — Why I'm a mentor I know there are a lot of people out there who will read this and hear the call to do something more for their community. A lot of us want to give back, and so many of us do, but I'm

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Scatter ashes wherever, but don’t bring headstones into the wilderness (letter)

September 18, 2018 — It doesn't matter to me where you scatter or bury your loved one's ashes, but please don't start carrying headstones into the wilderness area. Sorry that someone went to all the trouble to place one on the Charles/Mystic lake area. Keep this area as pristine

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Vote for Tamra Nottingham Underwood for Avon Town Council (letter)

September 18, 2018 — I am the President of the Canyon Run Condominium Association in Avon. (Disclaimer: The views expressed in this letter are my individual views and do not represent an official position of the Association.) I have known Tamra Nottingham Underwood, candidate for the Avon Town Council,

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The future of our local wildlife is up to us; just say ‘no’ to paved access to Berlaimont (letter)

September 18, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Picture it, the year is 2025: "What's an 'elk,' Mom?" The future is up to us. Will our grandchildren know the beauty of seeing an elk with her calf grazing in Eagle County, of

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Don’t be appeased by recreation access on Berlaimont project (letter)

September 14, 2018 — I'm a longtime resident of the Vail Valley and a Colorado native — and I am highly concerned about the out-of-control growth, unsustainable sprawl and lack of a long-term plan for our valley and state as to how we will tackle these issues in aggregate.

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An ordinary person can be extraordinary: Vote for Nicki Mills for state representative (letter)

September 13, 2018 — Former President Barack Obama once said, "A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things." Nicki Mills is an ordinary person, just like you and me, and someone capable of extraordinary things. She is not a career politician but, rather, a self-employed mother

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Farm to Fork and Garden to Glass a success; thanks for making it possible (letter)

September 13, 2018 — We are excited to report that Farm to Fork and Garden to Glass raised more than $200,000 for local conservation. That's nearly twice as much as in 2017. Thanks to everyone who attended, our corporate partners and table sponsors for making it all possible. The

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Trump and American democracy are at odds; which one will Tipton protect? (letter)

September 11, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Jeff Sessions met twice with the Russian ambassador, which he failed to disclose in a Congressional hearing. He had no choice but to recuse himself from matters arising from the unanimous conclusion of our

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Bring common sense to Colorado’s vehicle emission laws (letter)

September 11, 2018 — Editor's note: Find a cited version of this letter at http://www.vaildaily.com. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, by executive order, has recently imported recent state of California laws that should be labeled, "Puff the Magic Dragon Laws"; laws passed by highly intelligent folks with barely a sliver

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Vote for Nicki Mills for House District 26 this November (letter)

September 11, 2018 — Dear editor: We have an opportunity this fall to elect a different kind of representative to the state legislature. Please consider voting for my friend Nicki Mills. Nicki is one of the most caring and compassionate people I know. She has many friends with families

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Why weren’t there water stations at Septemberfest in Eagle? (letter)

September 11, 2018 — Shoutout to Karl Denson for putting on an incredible show at Septemberfest in Eagle this weekend! He never disappoints. However, I was disappointed with the fact that there were no water stations provided at the event. After asking security, medics and event staff, I was

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