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Letter: Barn a solution looking for a problem
Letter: Barn a solution looking for a problem

March 21, 2019

We urge our Avon neighbors to vote no on the issue to spend $1.6M to demolish the old town hall and move the Hahnewald barn to that location. Locating the barn there is not suitable...


Letter: Buck Berlaimont
Letter: Buck Berlaimont

March 21, 2019

I am just writing to urge our Eagle County Commissioners and everyone to do whatever you can to put pressure on the US Forest Service to prevent the building of a paved road to the...


Letter: Vote no on Hahnewald barn
Letter: Vote no on Hahnewald barn

March 21, 2019

The 1908 Hahnewald Barn has no historical rating. Little if any philanthropic funds have been raised to save the barn over the last five years. It is taxpayers who will fund this three-phase barn project...


Letter: Thanks for Pink Vail support
Letter: Thanks for Pink Vail support

March 20, 2019

Looking out on the crowds of pink elephants, whales and flamingos, it was easy to spot those clad in teal, orange, green and blue. I, myself, was proud to wear every color to represent every...


Letter: Vail’s environmental future
Letter: Vail’s environmental future

March 20, 2019

The town of Vail is moving rapidly toward approval of a large, subsidized employee housing project on the I-70 north frontage road in East Vail, despite the virtually certain loss of open space and bighorn...


Letter: Gratitude for a thoughtful letter
Letter: Gratitude for a thoughtful letter

March 20, 2019

Arlan Moore’s letter, “Gratitude is Riches and Complaint is Poverty” in the March 16 Vail Daily is timely, powerful and thoughtful. It should be reprinted with regularity. Our world needs more of this kind of...


Letter: Thanks for help finding stolen board
Letter: Thanks for help finding stolen board

March 18, 2019

Just an update to the Scum Alert pic posted in the Vail Daily on Saturday — so stoked! A big thank you to the Vail Daily, Melissa Metcalfe of Vail Police Department, Brian at Burton...


Letter: There’s nothing iconic about Hahnewald barn
Letter: There’s nothing iconic about Hahnewald barn

March 18, 2019

The dictionary definition of iconic “describes something that is symbolic of something else.” Abraham Lincoln once said, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling the tail...


Letter: Let Vail Resorts worry about its own employees
Letter: Let Vail Resorts worry about its own employees

March 17, 2019

Chris Romer’s March 14 column “Why do we need workforce housing?” was quick to provide a number of ways that local government can help provide affordable workforce housing, but he left out one key piece...


Letter: Berlaimont development will be bad for wildlife
Letter: Berlaimont development will be bad for wildlife

March 17, 2019

This letter is regarding the potential construction of a paved road across U.S. Forest Service land to the proposed construction known as the Berlaimont Estates in the area of Berry Creek and June Creek on...


Letter: The choice is yours, Avon
Letter: The choice is yours, Avon

March 16, 2019

Every Avon voter faces a crucial choice in the near future. We will each get a ballot from the Town Council asking us whether (or not) the town should proceed with Phase 1 of the...


Letter: Let voters decide on East Vail employee housing
Letter: Let voters decide on East Vail employee housing

March 15, 2019

I attended the Vail Community Meeting and listened as the East Vail employee housing project was mentioned by Vail Mayor Dave Chapin and Town Manager Greg Clifton, who called for the community to come together...



Letter: We are at a wildlife crossroads
Letter: We are at a wildlife crossroads

March 14, 2019

The evidence was presented loud and clear at Vail’s second annual Wildlife Forum on March 6. Our wild animals in Eagle County are in distress due to human intrusion. Elk, deer and bighorn sheep populations...


Letter: Bad nutrition advice in column
Letter: Bad nutrition advice in column

March 13, 2019

This letter is in regard to the Tuesday Vail Daily article: “Fat loss occurs in the kitchen, not gym.” The advice Ryan W. Richards gives may have worked for him, but is by no means...


Letter: What about a wall for Avon?
Letter: What about a wall for Avon?

March 12, 2019

Since the Hahnewald barn is valuable, and expensive to move, can we consider preserving 25 percent of it and hopefully spending less than 50 percent of the estimated cost to repurpose it? It is possible...


Letter: Offended by ‘real job’ column
Letter: Offended by ‘real job’ column

March 12, 2019

At first, I thought it was just a bad decision by the headline writer. Then I read the article and Elizabeth Kraus actually used the words “real job” in her column. I was offended by...


Letter: Do we really need to move to the barn, Avon?
Letter: Do we really need to move to the barn, Avon?

March 11, 2019

Many residents of the town of Avon are about to receive a “ballot” asking each of us if we support the town spending money to move the Hahnewald barn. The cost estimates vary, the actual...



Letter: CORE Act harms multiple-use recreation
Letter: CORE Act harms multiple-use recreation

March 9, 2019

Lately, I have been seeing a steady stream of articles and editorials in publications around Colorado advocating for Sen. Michael Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act, based on the fiction that there is a...