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Letters to the Editor

Hiding behind a Twitter handle is cowardly; this is now how we should treat one another (letter)

April 23, 2018 — To the editor: I am not writing this to support any political candidate. I am writing this to make a point about something that needs to change in our country. After taking a hiatus for a few months, an anonymous/nameless Twitter site is up again

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Debt on top of debt not a solution for Eagle-Vail (letter)

April 23, 2018 — Dear Eagle-Vail electorate: As a Metro District candidate and previous board member (2004 -2012), I want you to know I am not a tax-and-spend good old boy. When we passed bonds to build the pool and fix the golf course, we waited until old bonds

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What’s the deal with the obnoxious Wildridge sign? Get rid of it (letter)

April 21, 2018 — What's the deal with the flashing, orange message board on Wildridge Road? I assume this is the town of Avon's doing. The sign, which is surrounded by orange highway cones, currently reads "Happy Sprinng" (sic). Is it really necessary to disturb the natural surroundings of

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Tim McGuire would bring experience to Eagle-Vail Metro District board (letter)

April 20, 2018 — I am writing to express my support for Tim McGuire in the upcoming Eagle-Vail Metro District election. I met Tim in 2016 while he and his family were renting in Eagle-Vail, and then in October of that year, they became homeowners in the neighborhood. I

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Jake Jacobson is honest, caring and reliable and right choice for Eagle-Vail (letter)

April 20, 2018 — To whom it may concern: I would like to comment on a candidate for the Eagle-Vail Metro District, Jake Jacobson. We first met Jake 30 years ago when we became duplex neighbors in Eagle-Vail on Deer Boulevard next to the pocket park. We raised our

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Go big or go home: Close Interstate 70 from Copper Mountain to East Vail for wildlife (letter)

April 20, 2018 — Dear editor: Over the last few months, I've read many letters to the Daily from people saddened by the loss of native animal habitat, loss of their childhood's halcyon past, loss of hunting and fishing opportunities. Incidentally, or not, in his attempt to correct human

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Is diversity for diversity’s sake a good goal for Eagle-Vail boards? (letter)

April 20, 2018 — In reading Pavan Krueger's Friday, April 13, letter ("Eagle-Vail's boards need diversity"), I was struck by the fact that she appears to see diversity as a value to be sought for its own sake. I think that more appropriate values for a board charged with

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Stan Friedberg also oldest skier to helicopter ski with CADS (letter)

April 20, 2018 — Dear editor: I write to congratulate Stan Friedberg for his helicopter skiing accomplishment, which will probably set a Guinness Book world record. At 91, he became the oldest helicopter skier ever, eclipsing the prior holder's 88. The Vail Daily told the story on Saturday, April

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This is International Dark Sky Week; turn off your lights and enjoy the night sky (letter)

April 20, 2018 — Pop references to the stars cross continents and cultures, filling humanity with a deep sense of universal wonder. Yet despite having the tools to counter its effects, light pollution continues to increase, depriving us of the amazing nighttime heavens above. Can we stop this tide

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Call to action: Vote for change in Eagle-Vail Metro District Board election (letter)

April 18, 2018 — Why, after so many critical, accusatory and incriminating letters, opinion pieces and questions at public meetings, has no one publicly stepped forward to offer a defense for the corrupt way Eagle-Vail has been governed and managed these past 10 years? Because they can't. This speaks

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Metro District candidate: No need for housing in east end of Eagle-Vail (letter)

April 18, 2018 — Dear Eagle-Vail homeowners: The Eagle-Vail circus begins with a new mail-in Metro District election on May 8. I have served on the Metro Board from 2004 to 2012, owned in Eagle-Vail since 1998 and lived in Eagle County since 1969. A recent rumor says I

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McCann for Eagle-Vail Metro District, to maintain and improve community (letter)

April 18, 2018 — For my Eagle-Vail friends and neighbors: My name is Ken McCann, and I'm running for a seat on the Eagle-Vail Metro District board. As an avid skier and mountain biker, I uprooted myself from suburban New York after visiting some family here in Colorado during

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Front-page headline about woman in dumpster was crass (letter)

April 17, 2018 — I wanted to point fingers at all the people at the Vail Daily who thought it was a good or reasonable idea to shame someone on the front page for what was clearly a mental health issue ("Dumpster story 'fictitious,'" Friday, April 13). With so

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Despite challenging snow year at Vail, mountain grooming was world class (letter)

April 17, 2018 — Just want to drop a quick note to thank the mountain groomers for the extra fine job they have done this winter. We may have not had the best snow year, but the groomers kept the front side of the mountain as good as grooming

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Think of heritage and the future, oppose Golden Peak expansion plan (letter)

April 17, 2018 — Editor's note: Comments on the Golden Peak expansion proposal will be accepted through Monday, May 21, with Scott Fitzwilliams, White River National Forest supervisor, expected to make a decision about the project's fate later this fall. For more information, email project lead Max Forgensi at

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Support bill allowing out-of-state property owners to vote in special district elections (letter)

April 17, 2018 — Editor's note: HB 18-1181 will be considered by the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee on Wednesday, April 18. Dear Ms. Driscoll: We are writing in support of Colorado HB 18-1181. The bill would authorize directors of special districts in Colorado to enable out-of-state

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Raid on personal lawyer’s home a coup d’etat against President Donald Trump (letter)

April 17, 2018 — Dear editor: The raid on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's home and office on April 9, 2018, seemingly violating all the rules on attorney-client privilege, appears to be nothing more than a nonviolent coup d'etat against the president. Trump was No. 15 on my list

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‘Playing on fears’ goes beyond President Trump or Republicans (letter)

April 16, 2018 — In his Sunday, Feb. 3 commentary, Jack Van Ens accuses President Trump of playing on our fears. He references political rallies where Trump wears a red Make America Great Again hat. Van Ens says Trump "promises to turn back the clock to the 1950s" (in

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Let’s not forget America’s motto: E pluribus unum: Out of many, one (letter)

April 15, 2018 — This is the original 13-letter motto for the United States. This simple Latin phrase embodies all that the Founding Fathers wanted America to be: a nation of like-minded people all working toward a similar goal of life, liberty and equality. Our nation is like none

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Eagle River Youth Coalition: Thanks for supporting Family Jam and Summer Plan (letter)

April 13, 2018 — As a youth-serving community coalition, we strive to work with organizations throughout Eagle County. Last weekend, we were thrilled to host the sixth-annual Family Jam and Summer Plan — a time for families to plan for summer and a time for local camp providers to

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