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Letter: Gary Swing for U.S. Senate
Letter: Gary Swing for U.S. Senate

June 25, 2019

I am a candidate for the Unity Party’s 2020 nomination for United States Senator. I’m running on a platform of peace, justice, ecology, and election reform, with a theme of “unity in diversity.” The slogan...


Letter: Reject blind faith on climate change
Letter: Reject blind faith on climate change

June 25, 2019

I suspect that Butch Mazzuca will find few people in the Vail Valley that subscribe to the substance of his editorial on climate change. That said, I am one who thought he was spot on...



Letter: Don’t bend the rules for Berlaimont developers
Letter: Don’t bend the rules for Berlaimont developers

June 24, 2019

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


Letter: Support for East Vail housing project
Letter: Support for East Vail housing project

June 24, 2019

Triumph Development has filed an application with the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Committee for approval to build 61 workforce and 12 market-rate homes on the East Vail parcel that was rezoned last year...



Letter: Giving thanks for Design for a Difference
Letter: Giving thanks for Design for a Difference

June 24, 2019

From bank to beautiful, what a great valley we live in. Mountain Valley Developmental Services is a local nonprofit that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. For a long time, Mountain Valley has had...



Letter: Looking for an explanation
Letter: Looking for an explanation

June 21, 2019

Someone, please explain why the media — “60 Minutes,” “Frontline,” “Dateline,” “20/20,” etc. — are not investigating the Clinton Foundation, Raiders of the lost server, Club Benghazi and all the other questionable Clinton dealings, with...


Letter: Reviving coal is pure nonsense
Letter: Reviving coal is pure nonsense

June 20, 2019

Three headlines caught my eye recently. In Thursday’s Vail Daily there was “Agency defies climate warnings,” which talks about the EPA ignoring climate change and pushing to renew coal usage (even as the industry recognizes...


Letter: Stop complaining about Edwards roadwork
Letter: Stop complaining about Edwards roadwork

June 20, 2019

Roadwork in Edwards will improve the area. If one citizen isn’t happy with the Spur Road layout and plans, where were you when the plans were presented to the people of Edwards? You sound like...


Letter: Let’s not pave paradise
Letter: Let’s not pave paradise

June 19, 2019

Is Eagle County paving paradise with the following development projects? Berlaimont: a four-mile two-lane paved access road requested by a developer through our White River National Forest across a highly-used recreational area containing critical winter...



Letter: In defense of wolves
Letter: In defense of wolves

June 18, 2019

Myths and realities once again surround the gray wolf. Kathy Helcher of the Eagle County Historical Society described the conflict between cattlemen and wolves in Eagle County from the 1890s through the 1920s in a June...


Letter: Democrats can be idealistic and pragmatic
Letter: Democrats can be idealistic and pragmatic

June 18, 2019

Thank you for printing Jaqueline Cartier’s “Talk blue, live red” column where she points out that most of us live red (pragmatic) lives, even though we talk blue (idealistic). Her efforts to keep us all talking...



Letter: We’ve got to draw the line at Berlaimont
Letter: We’ve got to draw the line at Berlaimont

June 17, 2019

At a recent wildlife forum sponsored by the town of Vail, two veteran wildlife biologists, both with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, were laying out the grim numbers. Their current elk count in Eagle...


Letter: Calf’s letter merits a sheepish response
Letter: Calf’s letter merits a sheepish response

June 17, 2019

So, it’s come to my attention that a baby cow done did write into dem der Vail Daily on Friday June 14. He was writing ’bout his experience in da ’rodeo. Well ya’ll, let me tell you...


Letter: Road work in Edwards is unbearable
Letter: Road work in Edwards is unbearable

June 17, 2019

Edwards residents, please write to CDOT. The recently installed traffic pattern for the Edwards Spur Road project is just completely unacceptable for the residents and businesses of Edwards. The impact is too severe and should...


Letter: Just say no to Berlaimont
Letter: Just say no to Berlaimont

June 14, 2019

I sincerely hope that the request to put a paved road in this section of our national forest will be refused. These developers should have been told up front (maybe they were) that they cannot...