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Letter: We need employee housing, but not Booth Heights

November 12, 2019

I love Vail, and understand the role that the resort company plays in our community. I acknowledge the importance that housing plays for employees and employers. However, I challenge Beth Howard’s statement that the Booth Heights location...

Letter: From Booth Heights to Ever Vail

November 12, 2019

I was sorry to hear that Beth Howard, new COO of Vail Mountain, thinks Booth Heights is an “ideal” location for employee housing. I ask her to consider the recent Town Council election which was...

Letter: Tell Gardner to get on board with CORE Act

November 12, 2019

Thank you Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Michael Bennet for the bold and important CORE Act that will protect 400,000 acres of critical wilderness and wildlife habitat across Colorado. For the past 25 years, the...

Letter: Gardner should support the CORE Act

November 11, 2019

Rep. Joe Neguse deserves a huge round of applause for his success in getting the CORE Act passed in the House of Representatives. This enormously popular bill, thoroughly analyzed and discussed by experts and the...

Letter: Ode to a beer cooler

November 11, 2019

Thanks, Bart & Yeti’s beer cooler, for serving me cold (and sometimes TOO cold) beers for the last 45 years. Thanks for introducing me to new people and maintaining existing friendships all these years. Thanks for separating...

Letter: Some other things we should consider taxing

November 11, 2019

Congratulations to the voters of Eagle County for passing a tobacco tax to save the children. The world presents our youth with so many emerging risks and unpredictable elements that we can better manage if we...

Letter: Thank you from Eagle County Paramedic Services

November 8, 2019

In the wake of Eagle County Voters’ Nov. 5 decision to relieve the constraints of the Gallagher Amendment on Eagle County Paramedic Services, I would like to extend a heartfelt “thank-you” from our board of directors,...

Letter: Every moment, it is sunrise somewhere

November 8, 2019

I thought I was going to Chile this December. I’d booked my plane ticket at a surprisingly reasonable price, found lodging for under $30 a day, and secured time off of work. Then, on Oct....

Letter: The trouble tree

November 6, 2019

After a hard day dealing with life, I had to pick up my son from his mom’s. I had to make a choice on how I was going to proceed for the night, so I...

Letter: Does voting really have to be this hard?

November 6, 2019

Yes, I voted on Tuesday. But I would like to say that having to go to two different locations in Vail to vote is ridiculous. There was one location for the county and state ballot...

Letter: Small town government at its worst

November 5, 2019

With the final rejection of the referendum petition seeking to put the Reserve at Hockett Gulch project before the voters of Eagle, I wanted to take this opportunity to shed some light on the total...

Letter: In support of Bob Hartzell for CMC board

November 3, 2019

I have known Bob Hartzell since the 1970s when we both worked at Colorado Mountain College. Bob was a professor of business and special projects and later campus dean at the Timberline campus for 25...

Letter: Don’t vote for me!

November 3, 2019

I know, I know! I’m not even on the ballot, but even if you wrote my name down when you go to vote, you would be throwing your vote away.  So for all of you out...

Letter: What a shame for the sheep

November 3, 2019

These wonderful creatures in East Vail will be wiped out due to greed and a corrupt, poisonous process. What a shame. Ron Pollack East Vail

Letter: Pete Seibert for Vail Town Council

November 3, 2019

Boy, are we lucky! Pete Seibert is running for Vail Town Council … yeah!  Would there even be a Vail without his father’s vision and passion? Pete is committed to serving the Vail community where he grew up...

Letter: Let’s do our part to get CORE Act passed

November 2, 2019

I have called Vail home for nearly 30 years and served on the Vail Town Council for eight years. While on the council the CORE Act was developed. I saw the citizens and groups advocating for...

Letter: No conflicts of interest with Brian Stockmar

November 2, 2019

During the Booth Heights controversy, much was written about conflicts of interest. Regardless of your view on Booth Heights, I hope you agree that it’s fundamentally unfair to ask board members to be objective when their...

Letter: Berlaimont Estates road is a path to ruin

November 2, 2019

The developer of Berlaimont Estates wants to build 19 luxury homes and is asking the U.S. Forest Service to approve a damaging 26-foot-wide paved road across 4.5 miles of public land that currently provides habitat...

Letter: It’s all about process on Booth Heights

November 1, 2019

It’s Oct. 15 in the Vail Town Council chambers with Booth Heights on the agenda. Its three-deep standing room, coupled with TVs of the meeting set up in every corner of the building. The queue...