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Letter: Shoutout to Avon
Letter: Shoutout to Avon

May 18, 2019

As I was driving through Avon today and seeing the new streets come together and thinking about the barn that the town officials decided to respect the residences and vote down, I just wanted to...


Letter: Vote Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Vote Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board

May 18, 2019

If you use electric energy in the Eagle Valley and you have an account with Holy Cross Energy, you should have recently received an election ballot in your mail box. Please use that important ballot...


Letter: Thanks from the Rohlwing family
Letter: Thanks from the Rohlwing family

May 17, 2019

The Rohlwing family wish to thank all who attended the “Celebration of Life…Here and There” for Pastor Dan Rohlwing. The community’s outpouring of love and support brought us much comfort. Pastor Dan loved his Lord...


Letter: The housing story remains the same
Letter: The housing story remains the same

May 17, 2019

It’s still the housing. During Vail’s first winter of 1962-63, my wife and I moved 11 times. I know from experience how difficult it is to be constantly on the move and holding a job...


Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board

May 17, 2019

Larissa Read is a positive force for advancing ideas and actions that enhance our community and will continue her contributions when elected to the Holy Cross Energy board of directors. With increasing awareness of the impacts...


Letter: David Campbell for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: David Campbell for Holy Cross Energy board

May 14, 2019

I’m writing to recommend David Campbell of Vail for the Holy Cross Energy board of directors. I do this not specifically because of a policy agenda or position, but because I’ve called Dave a friend...


Letter: United States should lead climate charge
Letter: United States should lead climate charge

May 14, 2019

Kudos to letter writer Kay Delanoy for calling for climate solutions.  Collective action is needed to achieve the level of emissions reduction needed to address this problem.   Over 3,500 economists, including 27 Nobel Prize-winners and...


Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board

May 13, 2019

In 2018, Holy Cross Energy announced its seventy70thirty resource plan committing to 70 percent renewable energy by 2030. It’s a bold and ambitious plan by our utility to transition its energy supply to clean energy...


Letter: Don’t suppress voices of independent voters
Letter: Don’t suppress voices of independent voters

May 13, 2019

Earlier this month, the Colorado legislature passed HB19-1278 which contained language that requires an increase in the number of petition signatures for independent and third-party candidates. State Sen. Stephen Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder, and...


Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board

May 11, 2019

The recently released United Nations report on biodiversity states that due to climate change, and other human-caused problems, a million species face extinction. While it can seem overwhelming, you have a chance to act meaningfully...


Letter: Time to get serious about climate change
Letter: Time to get serious about climate change

May 11, 2019

If you are a thoughtful, intelligent Republican or independent, please contact your leaders about the seriousness of addressing climate change right now. If you, like some of our top leaders, think global warming is all...


Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Larissa Read for Holy Cross Energy board

May 10, 2019

Your Holy Cross Energy ballot was mailed this week — don’t toss it! I am Larissa Read, one of the candidates for the board of directors, and I’d like to introduce myself and explain how...


Letter: Michael Kaddatz for Holy Cross Energy board
Letter: Michael Kaddatz for Holy Cross Energy board

May 10, 2019

Holy Cross Energy just announced the 2019 elections for its board of directors. As a customer in the Vail Valley, I am entitled to vote and am planning to vote for Michael Kaddatz. After reading...


Letter: Vote for Kaddatz for Holy Cross board
Letter: Vote for Kaddatz for Holy Cross board

May 9, 2019

Michael Kaddatz would be a good catch for the Holy Cross Energy board.  A retired consultant for numerous electric utilities, he fits the needs of our electric utility, adding an experienced voice and professional thinking...


Letter: Electoral College is overvalued, antiquated
Letter: Electoral College is overvalued, antiquated

May 9, 2019

In his letter in the March 30 edition of the Vail Daily, Mr. Gerald Katz of Edwards, Colorado, seems to embrace the concept of the Electoral College for reasons which I find both specious and...


Letter: Open borders column leaves a bit to be desired
Letter: Open borders column leaves a bit to be desired

May 8, 2019

A quick Google search regarding the recent article Claire Noble wrote about illegal immigration indicates it was supported by data from a Wikipedia page, but the facts she used were misleading. She wrote: “Immigrants demonstrably enrich...


Letter: Taxation challenges
Letter: Taxation challenges

May 8, 2019

A subject being talked about these days is income and wealth inequality. Let’s “peel the onion” of one aspect of this larger topic by examining the taxation challenges to get ahead in terms of aspiring...


Letter: Vote for Larissa Read for Holy Cross board
Letter: Vote for Larissa Read for Holy Cross board

May 7, 2019

Recently, Snowmass Village Town Councilman Tom Goode said, of the need for climate action: “We need to do something! And not just our municipality, but our generation. We need to lower our carbon footprints for...


Letter: PopPop Kaddatz for Holy Cross Energy Board
Letter: PopPop Kaddatz for Holy Cross Energy Board

May 7, 2019

Holy Cross Energy has mailed ballots so customers can vote for its board of directors. My grandchildren say, “Vote for PopPop.” I’m running for an open position on the Holy Cross Energy board. While I’d...


Letter: Don’t suppress independent candidates
Letter: Don’t suppress independent candidates

May 3, 2019

Colorado’s General Assembly has rushed through House Bill 1278, which makes “miscellaneous” changes to Colorado election law. It vastly increases the number of petition signatures required to place independent and minor party candidates on Colorado’s...