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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...



Letter: The CORE Act hurts no one and helps all

November 28, 2019

Like so many here in the valley, I am an avid backcountry recreationist and steward of our public lands. During my years here I have had the opportunity to explore our exceptional wilderness areas situated...


Letter: A big thank you from Salida to CMC district voters

November 28, 2019

On Nov. 5, the communities of Colorado Mountain College voted overwhelmingly for 7A. Here in Salida and Poncha Springs, our voters passed 5A by a significant margin. Thus, Salida School District, R32J, became a member of...


Letter: Wait for a full board vote, please

November 25, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter was originally addressed to the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission To the six remaining members of the PEC: Regarding the expansion of the public works facility on the agenda...


Letter: Heartfelt gratitude from veterans

November 25, 2019

The online dictionary defines “heartfelt gratitude” as “you are thanking in a very deep, genuine, emotional way.” That is exactly how our veteran community feels about our amazing community. The outpouring of enthusiasm, support and thanks at...


Letter: What’s the big plan?

November 21, 2019

It appears to me that the charge to the planners of Vail’s civic area was to build on every square foot land and if that runs out, to tear down everything that’s more than 40...


Letter: Standing up for Colorado’s dementia caregivers

November 21, 2019

Today, 73,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. Last year, 252,000 of their family members and friends provided 287 million hours of unpaid care to support their journey living with the...


Letter: Thank you, veterans

November 20, 2019

As the Eagle Valley High School Veterans’ Day coordinator, I wanted the public to know how much we appreciate our Minturn VFW post, which, every year, sends veterans to speak at area schools. The veterans’...


Letter: Vail Resorts’ Commitment to Zero

November 20, 2019

Vail Mountain COO Beth Howard’s comments in the Nov. 15 edition of the Vail Daily on the company’s commitment to “zero operating impact on forests and natural habitat” as part of their “Commitment to Zero” by...


Letter: Hopeful and thankful

November 20, 2019

This holiday season the Eagle Hope Center has much to be thankful for. Each day our crisis team and school clinicians strive to bring hope into the lives they touch. It comes at no cost...


Letter: I’m not a local, I’m a native

November 19, 2019

To Sean Naylor, I read your column, “Not news? You are probably not local” on Monday, Nov. 18. In it, you said, “This is your local news team, and, if you ask me, it doesn’t get...