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Letter: More of the same nonsense from Cal Thomas

January 22, 2020

In a Sunday column in the Vail Daily, Cal Thomas criticizes Democrats as “far-left” and “lunatic left” due to their lack of tweet support for Iranian protestors, a la Trump. He wrote: “It’s too early...


Letter: Preserving the bighorn sheep

January 22, 2020

Having been an outspoken critic of the housing project in East Vail on the bighorn sheep habitat, I would like to thank the Vail Town ouncil (and Kim Langmaid in particular) for being united in...


Letter: While Ukraine waited

January 22, 2020

It is interesting that hardly any mention has been made of the number of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians who were killed during the time the U.S. military aid was withheld from Ukraine. Hopefully, that counts...


Letter: Why we continue to march

January 22, 2020

I organized the Vail Women’s March last week in the hope that it would not be necessary to march again in 2021. Like many women, I am weary of waking each day to terrible headlines and...


Letter: The attack on Soleimani

January 17, 2020

The letter from Joe McHugh regarding the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike demonstrates how blind political fidelity negates rational thought processes. McHugh equates Trump’s ordering the killing of Soleimani...


Letter: Where are the details?

January 17, 2020

The adoption of home rule is often a positive step for municipal and county governments. However, it is essential that voters know the details of the proposed charter before casting their votes. The provisions of...


Letter: The same usual arguments against war

January 17, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite, in her latest opinion column, makes her usual arguments and arrives at her usual destination — it’s time to surrender to somebody/somewhere and “Orange Man Bad.”  Her current iteration argues...


Letter: Threat of Berlaimont road still looms

January 15, 2020

As we greet the New Year and a new decade, let’s not forget that the proposal for a damaging, paved, year-round access road across more than 4 miles of our public lands and critical deer...


Letter: Just look at the eyes

January 15, 2020

Terrific article about Faythe and Alex Eichler and their livestock successes, all the way to National Western Stock Show. These young ladies work their tails off and deserve every belt buckle or trophy they have...


Letter: Don’t compare Soleimani to bin Laden

January 15, 2020

In response to Joe McHugh’s letter, “The attack on General Soleimani,” in the Jan. 14 Vail Daily, it is an apple and orange comparison. Qasem Soleimani was an official representative (Iranian Major General in the Islamic...


Letter: Won’t someone think of the sheep?

January 13, 2020

On Jan. 9, the front page of the Vail Daily had an article about keeping the (bighorn) sheep safe. Apparently, the Colorado Department of Transportation is getting our sheep hooked on what the kids are calling...


Letter: Couldn’t have said it any better

January 13, 2020

I would like to applaud Paul Kahler for his letter in the January 11 paper. I could not have said it any better. I have been meaning to write about Richard Carnes and his bitter,...


Letter: The attack on General Soleimani

January 13, 2020

In response to Paul Kahler’s letter about Richard Carnes’ columns in the Jan. 11 edition of the Vail Daily: Amen. My sentiments precisely! It’s interesting that the progressive left and their vocal supporters in the...


Letter: Not just pretty faces

January 10, 2020

Our bighorn sheep are not stupid. Besides laying claim to their traditional winter feeding grounds at least three to four days a week since the October snows, and more if you look higher up, they...


Letter: Not the end of the Social Security conversation

January 10, 2020

This letter is in response to Pete Feistmann’s letter, “Butch Mazzuca and fake news,” in the Jan. 7 edition of the Vail Daily. Pete, you said that Butch Mazzuca’s statement that “$2.9 trillion in government...


Letter: Offended by Richard’s Rulings

January 10, 2020

To Richard Carnes: I served in three wars under three different presidents as an Army helicopter pilot. I served in Desert Storm under H, Operation Iraqi Freedom under W, and under Obama during Operation New...



Letter: Butch Mazzuca and fake news

January 6, 2020

We’re in a time when “fake news” on all sides of the political spectrum has become a serious problem. That’s why I take issue with a couple of the items in Butch Mazzuca’s article about Social...


Letter: God doesn’t care, Cal

January 6, 2020

Cal Thomas’ recent commentary in the Dec. 29 edition of the Vail Daily is a great example of the fallacious thinking of his brand of right-wing religious zealots who are willing to excuse the egregious...


Letter: Mikaela headline missed the mark

January 6, 2020

I think you have done a disservice to Mikaela Shiffrin with the headline on the front page of the Sunday, Jan. 5 edition, regarding her second-place finish in Croatia. You emphasize her finish time behind the...