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Letters to the Editor

Hold representatives accountable on issues of climate, fossil fuel usage

August 16, 2018 — There are currently 11 wildfires, over 100 acres in size, burning in Colorado, the majority located on the Western Slope. Scott Tipton, who represents this area in Congress, has recently affirmed his commitment to seek aid in order to strategically clear dead fall and provide

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Ryan: Gubernatorial candidate Polis has plans to preserve public land (letter)

August 16, 2018 — Colorado's public lands are vital to our citizen's well-being and our recreational brand. The economic vitality that is generated by public lands in Eagle County helps to sustain our communities, and our way of life. At the recent Metro Mayors Forum, Walker Stapleton announced that

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Letter-writer’s statements about Trump misleading, can be disproved (letter)

August 15, 2018 — I read Linda Carr's most recent letter ("Trump's Montana rally appalling" Linda Carr, Sunday July 29th). Many of the articles statements are false and they are hurtful as they prevent fact based civil discourse necessary to solve problems and preserve our great democracy. Ms. Carr's

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Vote Nicki Mills to get a fresh and new Representative in our State House (letter)

August 11, 2018 — My name is Dana S. Fragakis, and I have lived in Edwards for some time now. I feel the need to introduce you and all of my neighbors in Eagle and Routt counties to Nicki Mills, who is running to represent us in our Colorado

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Thanks to the Vail Town Council for voting down new Vail Trail Extension (letter)

August 10, 2018 — I would like to thank and commend the members of the Town Council who voted against the Vail Trail Extension, which was a proposed mountain bike trail above the existing trail from the golf course to East Vail. I am all for providing residents and

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Family-friendly ‘screen time’ at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail (letter)

August 10, 2018 — Last week (Friday, Aug. 3), neither rain nor hail unglued this part-time Vail resident from my lawn seat at a Vail Dance Festival performance at Ford Amphitheater. In fact, very few lawn patrons left during the rainy evening. What held me in my seat? Very

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Colorado senators must oppose appointment of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court (letter)

August 10, 2018 — If Brett Kavanaugh is allowed to become the next Supreme Court justice, Americans will be in danger. Roe v. Wade was a landmark case. Abortion rights in this country are already being tested, and we must ensure that they are accessible to everyone. If my

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Recent events prove you can’t always rely on police protection (letter)

August 10, 2018 — In April, the Vail Daily carried a column by me about citizens needing firearms for protection ("Semi-automatic rifles have legitimate uses," Terry Quinn, Wednesday, April 11). I pointed out that sometimes people can't count on the police to provide protection. Two recent items in the

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Man involved in fatal accident on Highway 6 in 2015 offers apology to community (letter)

August 8, 2018 — The judge called me Anthony Chase; my friends call me Thane. On July 23, 2015, at 5 p.m., I was involved in a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 6 in Wolcott and Sergio Morales lost his life. My choices leading up to that moment were

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It takes a village to educate our students about health risks involved with teen nicotine use (letter)

August 8, 2018 — I am writing in response to (Sawyer) D'Argonne's article ("Vaping on the rise," Monday, Aug. 6) that provided data on the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers, which has more than tripled from 2013 to 2014. Current findings show that e-cigarette use has increased from 4.5

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Trade tariffs take place of war with swords and shields, cannons and cavalry (letter)

August 7, 2018 — Dear editor: I have long thought that our society has come far enough that wars no longer needed to be fought with blood and bones. Communication, internet, voice transmission, etc., can move wars into rooms of trade negotiations, currency escalation and devaluation and tariffs. While

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Can we amend the statute to allow Basalt area to secede from Eagle County? (letter)

August 7, 2018 — About the article in the Wednesday, Aug. 1, Vail Daily ("Commissioners: No-go on secession vote," by Pam Boyd): It appears all concerned agree that it would be better if the Basalt area were separated from Eagle County. The problem, they say, is an 1887 statute

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Congress must support BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (letter)

August 7, 2018 — The human toll of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia is obvious. In Colorado alone, 71,000 people are living with it and 247,000 Coloradans are providing informal (unpaid) care for someone with it. I know the human toll of Alzheimer's well because three of

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Radio Free Minturn Summer Fund Drive is in full swing (letter)

August 6, 2018 — What's up, mountain people? Slim Hill here from Radio Free Minturn asking you to get up offa that thing and turn your radio dial to 107.9 FM. All this week, Sunday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 11, we will be having our Summer Fund Drive

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Diane Mitsch Bush will set an honest, vibrant new course for Congress (letter)

August 4, 2018 — To the editor: Tired of President Donald Trump? Tired of our Congressman Scott Tipton who has voted with Trump 95 percent of the time and who accepts money from oil and drug companies. Have you noticed the rise in costs of gasoline and medications? With

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Russia is not an enemy; they are a competitor in the world we live in (letter)

August 3, 2018 — Speaking of Mr. Robbins' (attorney) commentary on Friday, Aug. 3 ("Make America America again," column), I thought I had left all the President bashing at home when I came to Vail. Let me quote your comment, "let's be honest with one another." I pay attention

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Act of kindness at local business won’t soon be forgotten (letter)

August 3, 2018 — Leadfoot Linda's has been servicing my cars for many years. I called a few days ago to make an appointment for an oil change. Since my husband and I are sharing a car this summer, I told Kyle that I would wait for it instead

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Vail Symposium hits record numbers for attendance, offers ‘Vail vacation’ raffle (letter)

August 3, 2018 — The Vail Symposium, one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the valley (48 years!), had a record-setting attendance this week at the Sebastian Hotel, when Ambassador Dennis Ross and Greg Dobbs presented the program "Understanding the Mess in the Middle East." If you haven't attended

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Time spent at Eagle River Valley Food Bank changing one student’s perspective (letter)

August 1, 2018 — Eagle River Valley Food Bank does good work I am completing my senior year of college this year as a Guardian Scholar at Colorado Mesa University. My summer internship with Eagle River Valley Food Bank, a project of Our Community Foundation, has been an amazing

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Remove Vail Trail Extension from consideration in Open Lands Plan (letter)

July 31, 2018 — Vail has recently been named the first mountain resort in the world to achieve certification as a sustainable destination. This truly is a significant designation, and while impressive, it carries with it the burden of accountability. The timing is also important. The town of Vail

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