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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...


Letter: Vail can make a statement by preserving parcel
Letter: Vail can make a statement by preserving parcel

June 14, 2019

The town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission is now considering a proposal for 73 units on the mountainside parcel that sits at the East Vail I-70 interchange. This tract of land is large and prominent...



Letter: The rodeo from a different perspective
Letter: The rodeo from a different perspective

June 13, 2019

First, let me please explain that I am far from the smartest thing on the planet but I do experience things like fear, terror, pain, curiosity, and contentment, among some other emotions. The other day...


Letter: Eagle needs to pump brakes on development
Letter: Eagle needs to pump brakes on development

June 13, 2019

I have lived in Eagle for 26 years. Because of this, I know a lot of people as friends, clients, and lots of acquaintances. Virtually all of the people I talk with have serious concerns about...


Letter: Avon has some explaining to do
Letter: Avon has some explaining to do

June 12, 2019

Avon is a peculiar town. Saddled by the bad flow created by horrible planning early in its inception, it has tried hard to make its lemonade out of the lemons it was handed decades ago. As a...