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Letter: Stop being a bunch of donkeys

August 19, 2019

“The term jackass simply means a male donkey.” So let donkeys be donkeys and let humans be humans. Did the paper publish a picture of a donkey being ridden and pulled to finish a race?  Yes! Has a...


Letter: Trump not a racist? Please

August 19, 2019

Butch Mazzuca strikes again with his latest column on the dishonesty of the press. In this case, I will give him that Trump was referring to people on both sides of the “taking down confederate...


Letter: Stop with the pot and vaping ads

August 19, 2019

I am filling out my Community Opinion Survey regarding tobacco and nicotine use among Eagle County youth. Colorado has the highest vaping and cigarette usage rate of 37 states surveyed. Sadly, your product is an...


Letter: Vail adds another sport with pickleball success

August 19, 2019

Congratulations to Jerry Stevens and his crew for putting Vail on the national map in yet another sport. Add pickleball to skiing, kayaking, snowboarding, mountain biking, etc. Last week’s USAPA-sanctioned pickleball tournament was nothing short...


Letter: No, the media didn’t make Trump a racist

August 19, 2019

Yet again Butch Mazzuca seems more moderate now but sells the same old conservative lies. The media didn’t make Trump a racist, Trump did. He has been a racist his whole life since his rent...


Letter: Where’d scoreboard go?

August 16, 2019

Please bring back the stat page and the tv schedule for sports. Also the favored and list of teams playing each week.  This paper is really going downhill and to the dogs! George Hudspeth Gypsum



Letter: Tell our state leaders to stand up for wildlife

August 16, 2019

Coloradans are fortunate to live in a state with spectacular outdoor opportunities. From stunning vistas with clean air and clear flowing rivers to outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking and backpacking, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing, among...



Letter: Yes, we need housing, but we don’t need Booth Heights

August 15, 2019

This letter was originally addressed to the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission. In the Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Strategic Plan of 2009, the Executive Summary stated: “As a tourism destination for outdoor...


Letter: Thanks for all the support in my cancer fight

August 15, 2019

On August 1, 1999, I started my new job (and as it turns out, my new career) as executive director for the Eagle Valley Humane Society. Twenty years have flown by with thousands of animals being served and hundreds of...


Letter: Correcting the record on Mazzuca column

August 15, 2019

Butch Mazzuca’s July column about the cost and value of immigrants put forward some misleading “facts.” I’d like to correct the record. According to The New York Times, “State-level analyses have found that immigrants more...


Letter: In support of the sheriff

August 14, 2019

When I moved to the valley full-time with my family one of the first things I did was attend a “Coffee with a Cop” so my kids could meet local law enforcement. As the parent...



Letter: Filibustering at its best at Vail’s PEC

August 14, 2019

I want to share my disappointment regarding the PEC meeting held Monday afternoon in the Vail council room. The meeting was held because of the proposed development of employee housing in a very critical area...


Letter: Really, really miss the scoreboard page

August 13, 2019

The scoreboard page was a great way to stay on top of your favorite teams in the current seasons. Yes, one can look at their phones but that takes much longer than pursuing the sports...


Letter: Burro photo was atrocious

August 13, 2019

I am relieved that so many others were outraged by the cover photo of the postpartum burro being pushed, pulled and dragged at the Beaver Creek Rodeo. I am disgusted that Beaver Creek Resort Company...


Letter: Yes, this is our small-town life …

August 12, 2019

In his Friday column, Chris Romer, the CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership, makes some valid points, but grossly overstates his case against citizens who are concerned about threats to our “small-town life.” It’s a...


Letter: Disgusted by burro photo on front page

August 12, 2019

I am responding to the letter by Shelley Hall regarding the burro photo that graced the front page recently.  She has expressed my sentiments exactly.  The burro had no place in the race and was being treated...


Letter: Shame on Vail Daily, rodeo for burro photo

August 12, 2019

I’m writing to whoever decided to take and print a photo of a burro who has recently given birth being ridden by a teenager with the caption “stubBORN.” The picture makes me furious, the caption...