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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Stop wasting our money, Avon

January 18, 2019 — As an Avon resident and taxpayer who has twice helped protect the Town Council from financial folly, I am once again stunned at the town's complete lack of regard for fiscal responsibility in its continuing consideration of the Hahnewald barn. Before addressing the Town Council's

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Letter: Don’t waste taxpayers’ money on barn

January 18, 2019 — As expected there are mixed reviews on how Avon should proceed in terms of its involvement and funding for the effort to save the Hanhnewald barn. This is an emotionally-charged issue and the "save the barn" advocates are using the deadline of June 1 to

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Letter: Kudos to HPS staff, students, first responders

January 18, 2019 — On behalf of all the parents of Homestake Peak School, I want to take this opportunity to thank the HPS staff, students and first responders on their amazing job handling the bomb scare that occurred at the school last Friday. First the staff: Talk about an

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Letter: A more practical idea for Avon barn

January 17, 2019 — As an outside observer, I was fascinated to read John LaConte’s article describing the Avon Council’s reaction to moving and renovating the Hahnewald barn to the old Town Hall site. On one hand, it has historical and sentimental value having survived 100 years at its

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Letter: Vail Health has some explaining to do

January 17, 2019 — Will Cook, the new CEO of Vail Health, said that he's learning about the hospital. One of the reasons he said that costs are so high is that the specialists don't see as many patients in a small market such as Eagle County as they

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Letter: Stop the climate bullying

January 16, 2019 — Silence yourself! Shut up! Only we know what is true! Such is the demanding, intolerant language of today's climate gods angered by any hint of resistance to absolute acceptance of their theories, predictions, and proclamations. To the gods of human-driven climate change, I say this:

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With a carbon tax, politics is less taxing (letter)

January 15, 2019 — Seventy-five percent of years go by faster than average. That's technically true (thanks to leap years), but for the longest stretch, it felt, if anything, like an understatement to me. I would always reach December, and, in disbelief, gawk at the passing of another 12

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A letter to the Eagle County Commissioners about Berlaimont (letter)

January 15, 2019 — I am writing regarding the Berlaimont Estates development and paved road that has been proposed for an inholding within our Forest Service land here in Eagle County. I would urge you to review the county's position and to use whatever means available to prevent this

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All invited to 2019 Women’s March on Saturday (letter)

January 15, 2019 — On Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., the Women's March will take place at the Vail Covered Bridge The 2017 Women's March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women's March marks two years

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Letter: A valley with real soul

January 14, 2019 — To all the community of this wonderful valley: It may be the New Year or maybe the new knee … or perhaps realizing that 2018-19 is my 50th year of skiing and my 40th year of teaching skiing, but whatever it is, I would like

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Letter: Choose humanity over Trumpism

January 14, 2019 — There is a real contrast between the two letters in your Jan. 13 paper. Ms. Gauthier’s lays out, compellingly, the need to stop the shutdown. Her caring and humanity are apparent. The other, by Mr. Roeser, calls the justifiably angry Ms. Carr (Jan. 8 letter)

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Vail Daily should change its name (letter)

January 13, 2019 — There are many newspapers, journals and magazines that have names that rhyme with Vail: Globe and Mail, Daily Mail, Daily News, Daily Sentinel, etc. With all of these well established and well known circulars, how could you miss the opportunity to elevate Vail's pun game

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Letter: End the suffering of shutdown

January 12, 2019 — To U.S. Senator Cory Gardner: This shutdown is directly hurting people all over Colorado! I know you care. Our beautiful national parks suffer from neglect with overflowing latrines and trash cans while park rangers go unpaid and the communities around them miss the tourist trade

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Letter: Trump trumps socialism

January 11, 2019 — In response to Linda Carr’s Jan. 8 letter:  Linda, you have my sympathy.  It must be devastating for a Socialist to sit by and see the President of the United States thwart every attempt, by the Left, to ruin this great country by turning it into another Venezuela.

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Letter: Who’s worthy? Apparently not Dems

January 10, 2019 — I am retired, a former Denver resident, a former lifelong Republican, and am now living in Eagle Ranch. As of this writing, some 800,000 federal employees are on furlough due to the partial government shutdown. Our president says that "a lot of them are Democrats," 

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Letter: Lawyers need to shut down Trump

January 10, 2019 — Lawyers need to shut down Trump Enough of this nonsense. The American Bar Association needs to support our rule of law and sue President Donald Trump, on the basis of constitutionality, over closing the government (or any part thereof). The logic is quite simple. The

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Letter: Giving thanks for local law enforcement community

January 9, 2019 — As I reflect upon 2018, I experience deep gratitude for the very public and warm partnership we enjoy with our local law enforcement community. As a parish priest serving the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration based in our three community interfaith chapels, I look back

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Letter: People having children should be taxed, not get tax breaks

January 8, 2019 — Add this to Peter Bergs letter in the Vail Daily on Thursday, "World War IV threatens our survival": over population. All laws and ordinances in the United States and territories that allow any tax benefit for more than one child for any family or person

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Letter: Support Vail Mountain Rescue

January 8, 2019 — In Thursday's Vail Daily, an article appeared about Vail Mountain Rescue (Page 3). There was also a mention of the group in the article "It Takes a Village" (Page 6). In both, their website (vailmountainrescue.org) was not included. We donate to their cause regularly through

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Letter: Where is the safety on Vail Mountain?

January 8, 2019 — We have been full-time residents in the Vail valley for 20 years and part-time residents for 15 years prior to that. Over the years we have noticed the mountain becoming increasingly unsafe due to the sheer amount of skiers and riders. Vail Resorts prides itself

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