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Letters to the Editor

Avoid encounters and do your part to protect wildlife in Eagle County year-round (letter)

February 22, 2018 — Dear editor: I attended the town of Vail's presentation at the community wildlife forum on Thursday Jan. 18, and found the presentation very sobering. Our wildlife is declining. The presenters were Bill Andree, Kelly Colfer, Rick Thompson and Jen Austin, all notables in their fields,

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Is Eagle-Vail district manager helping decide his own job description and salary? (letter)

February 22, 2018 — In the words of Ricky Ricardo "Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do." I am a simple man and I do not understand how our Eagle-Vail Metro District could allow a former community manager (recently replaced by the Eagle-Vail Property Owners Association) now, possibly, "district

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Mikaela Shiffrin cover headline in Feb. 16 Vail Daily insensitive (letter)

February 20, 2018 — Shiffrin cover headline insensitive I, and I assume most other residents, think your Friday, Feb. 16, front page headline, "Shiffrin off slalom podium," was incredibly insensitive and disgusting. Mikaela is an incredible athlete, won gold in the previous event and tried her best, even though

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Follow the NRA money: It leads to Sen. Cory Gardner (letter)

February 19, 2018 — According to fortune.com, our Sen. Cory Gardner has received $3.88 million from the National Rifle Association (NRA). He is fifth on the list of the top receivers of gifts from this organization. I have written to him to ask that he help outlaw weapons that

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We owe it to our children to prioritize the issue of mass shootings in the U.S. (letter)

February 19, 2018 — Every time we see and hear about these frequent mass shootings, I feel great sadness, as well as frustration, that a great country like ours can't seem to come up with appropriate measures and strategies to effectively limit and/or totally do away with these horrible

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Congress needs to take investigatory responsibilities seriously (letter)

February 18, 2018 — Butch Mazzuca longs for reasoned political discourse regarding "the memo" ("Reasoned political discourse is lacking," Tuesday, Feb. 13). Such discourse is difficult, however, when his position is based on speculation and innuendo. Mr. Mazzuca first wonders why release of the memo endangers national security. It's

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Carnes’ comment about his voting record loses him credibility (letter)

February 18, 2018 — Richard Carnes wrote in his column of Tuesday, Jan. 30 ("It's beginning to make sense") that "I … have never voted Republican or Democrat." Really? He just lost any credibility he may have ever had. Anne Dunlap Edwards

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How do we get to No. 1 again in Ski magazine resort rankings? Teamwork (letter)

February 17, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the 10th and last part of a series regarding safety as a subset of something larger that could be called WeCare, by Paul Rondeau. Vail used to be No. 1 in the annual Ski magazine resort rankings. Theoretically, the magazine uses

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Health center CEO: Thanks, Congress, for community health center support (letter)

February 17, 2018 — To the editor: Thank you to our patients, staff, board, partners and communities for standing up on behalf of community health centers nationally and Mountain Family Health Centers here at home. Your advocacy and thunderclap were heard nationally, and Congress acted early Friday, Feb. 9,

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When the people lead, the leaders will follow; time to lead, people (letter)

February 17, 2018 — Editor: Thank you for printing the wide variety of opinions regarding our current administration. After all these years, we continue to fear calling out our elected officials' bad behavior if we happen to agree with their positions. It appears people are becoming so invested in

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Mr. Carnes, try a little less condescending and insulting language to make your point (letter)

February 16, 2018 — Mr. Carnes: The second paragraph of your column ("It's beginning to make sense," Tuesday, Jan. 30) pretty clearly sums up your approach to the current administration, as well as those who support, have supported and voted for its election: "OK, I think I get it.

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Encourage Colorado legislature to remove Lottery sunset date to continue GOCO funding (letter)

February 15, 2018 — Whether you are cheering your neighbor shuffling along the base path toward first base, hiking a trail on a state park looking for a lark bunting or being educated about bighorn sheep in Georgetown, "odds" are favorable that the Colorado Lottery Division and Great Outdoors

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Town of Eagle exceeding authority in approving developments, building water plant (letter)

February 15, 2018 — In my mind, the Eagle Lower Water Treatment Plant is a done deal. As the town attorney explained, the developers have a vested interest and to deny them would result in expensive lawsuits. That being said, Eagle homeowners have a "vested interest" and are curious

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Get involved with wildlife discussion and Vail’s Open Lands Plan (letter)

February 15, 2018 — To the editor: Two letters to you by longtime Vail locals Dave Gorsuch and Patti Langmaid ("Applauding recent wilderness act" and "Wilderness and wildlife," Wednesday, Jan. 31) were spot on and timely. Both reference, among other things, the significant loss of wildlife habitat in and

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Socialism is consistent with atheism, which could explain Carnes’ stance on Trump (letter)

February 15, 2018 — In his "My View" column ("It's beginning to make sense," Tuesday, Jan. 30), Richard Carnes referred to a God as a "magical being." He, of course, is admitting he does not believe in God, and that makes him an atheist, by definition. In his response

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Trump voter is fan of president’s policies, not defender of his character (letter)

February 15, 2018 — I happened to read Richard Carnes' Tuesday, Jan. 30, commentary where he accused conservatives and Trump supporters of lazy indifference in not defending the president's character ("It's beginning to make sense," Tuesday, Jan. 30). I would submit to Mr. Carnes that the lack of comments

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Letter: Please, Vail Daily, stop accepting ads for vaping and e-cigs (letter)

February 12, 2018 — I would like to voice my concern and opposition to many of the Vail Daily advertisements that promote and sell vaping and e-cigarettes, and worse yet underscore them as "healthy alternatives to smoking." While I understand that these folks are trying to market a product

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Reasoned political discourse is missing, even in the Vail Daily (letter)

February 12, 2018 — Discourse is defined as a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing as in a dissertation or treatise. Unfortunately, political discourse in the age of Trump is virtually impossible because of the enmity and bile emanating from the left, including the left-leaning writers

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Wilderness expansion bills will allow our wild spaces to remain wild (letter)

February 10, 2018 — It has been nearly 40 years since the central Rockies of Colorado saw an expansion of lands designated as wilderness. During that time, the population of Colorado has nearly doubled and many of the places we always thought would be wild have been developed. In

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Human population growth is the biggest danger to area wildlife (letter)

February 10, 2018 — I attended the Town of Vail's presentation entitled "Community Wildlife Forum" on Thursday, Jan. 18, and was left, as all of us were, including the Emcee, very sad. All four of the presenters (Bill Andre, Kelly Colfer, Rick Thompson, and Jen Austin) did a great

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