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Letter: The consequences of Booth Heights

December 13, 2019

The Booth Heights planned development should not be dismissed as a “not in my backyard” issue. Addressing the greater Vail housing problem with creative solutions in East Vail would be great. We have to consider...


Letter: And you wonder why we’ve got a worker shortage

December 13, 2019

This in response to Jill Rutledge, commenting on Vail resorts trying to provide some much-needed employee housing here in Eagle Valley. Everyone knows the huge shortage of plentiful and affordable housing for workers, yet most...


Letter: …Oh, I am offended

December 13, 2019

Richard Carnes, shame on you! Your latest column is called “‘Tis the season to be offended,” and wow, I am truly offended! How dare you tell me how I am outraged during the “festive season.”  First,...


Letter: Helping our local veterans

December 11, 2019

I am a student at Zealous Schools who wants to make a difference through helping people. Helping People through FUN is a nonprofit event that benefits local veterans. All the money that is made from this event goes to...


Letter: Make a difference in your community

December 11, 2019

Whenever someone asked me what I thought a leader might look like, I often pictured someone with higher education, holding a position of power or some type of important role within a company. To me,...


Letter: Booth Heights and the DRB

December 11, 2019

On Dec. 4, one day after a bighorn ram was killed on the I-70 entrance ramp across from the Booth Heights property, the town of Vai’s Design Review Board met to discuss Booth Heights. Vail’s...


Letter: Just plain shameful

December 11, 2019

It is appalling that our Vail Town Council voted to allow Vail Resorts to sell land that is inhabited by Colorado bighorn sheep to a development company for the purpose of building employee housing. Even more...


Letter: Prayer is good

December 9, 2019

Nancy Pelosi (recently) said, “I pray for the President (Trump) all the time.”  While I admit Nancy’s words did arouse in my mind a visual picture that  could be mistaken for a hallucination, hey, who...


Letter: Red flag law flaws

December 9, 2019

Rohn Robbins did a column about Colorado’s red flag law. He likes it. I don’t. This law establishes a court proceeding for taking guns away from persons who may be a danger to themselves or...


Letter: Calling all Junior Ski Patrollers

December 9, 2019

With ski season underway at both Vail and Beaver Creek, we are excited to announce that the Junior Ski Patrol program will return for its third season. We’re thrilled to provide this amazing opportunity for...


Letter: Thank you, first responders

December 9, 2019

The Viola and Lofaro families would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office first responders and additional Eagle County staff involved in locating Joey Viola on Sunday, Nov. 24. The...



Letter: Country before party

December 2, 2019

What did you do to nurture our democracy? It’s up to each one of us to protect our rights and freedoms and put country above party. These were some of the words spoken by Barack Obama at...


Letter: Let the sheep remain

December 2, 2019

As a 45-year resident of Eagle County, I diligently read all the comments on the Booth Heights proposal. Please put aside your political agenda. Do not destroy this special area. Listen to the many locals...



Letter: Thankful to live in such an amazing community

December 2, 2019

Nearing 70, I was fortunate to purchase the condominium of my dreams in Avon. From the beginning, I have been warmly welcomed by each resident I met. The purpose of this letter, however, is to recognize the...


Letter: Wrong project, wrong place, wrong time

November 29, 2019

Dear members of the town of Vail’s Design Review Board: Do not give approval of this Booth Heights project for the following reasons: It is too large for the site. It obstructs the natural visual...


Letter: The case for approval voting

November 29, 2019

The Aurora mayoral race was finally decided more than a week after the election, and its results raise some important questions about the way we run elections. Mike Coffman won with 35.7% of the vote...


Letter: The heart of the matter

November 29, 2019

The Vail Town Council recognized the “heart” when it dictated the objections which could be presented under certain time limits at the Booth Heights appeal hearing. The sheep were not to be considered! When the residents...