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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...




Letter: On June 23, think soil
Letter: On June 23, think soil

June 10, 2019

On June 23, 2008, the U.S. Congress signed a bipartisan resolution to support soil life as a vital natural resource. Yet, in the last decade alone, we have developed and contaminated millions of acres of...



Letter: I’ve got some questions myself
Letter: I’ve got some questions myself

June 8, 2019

Jay Wissot says he worries “what might happen if Donald Trump loses in 2020.” I’m more worried about what the Obama administration, the FBI and the Department of Justice did when President Trump won in...



Letter: Legalizing mushrooms is a bad idea
Letter: Legalizing mushrooms is a bad idea

June 7, 2019

Denverites are fools for legalizing psilocybin mushrooms. The legalization of marijuana has already negatively affected the quality of life here in the Rockies. I know, I have been living in an apartment house full of...


Letter: Whether sheep survive is up to us
Letter: Whether sheep survive is up to us

June 7, 2019

The fate of the bighorn sheep in our valley depends on whether they will be able to remain on their winter habitat in East Vail or not. Housing is highly important, but there are other...


Letter: The  Land Trust on Berlaimont and East Vail
Letter: The Land Trust on Berlaimont and East Vail

June 7, 2019

The Eagle Valley Land Trust is dedicated to protecting land, wildlife habitat and open spaces for our community. To be successful in our mission, EVLT relies on thoughtful and pragmatic conservation strategies established by EVLT’s...


Letter: Not funding public lands is simply unacceptable
Letter: Not funding public lands is simply unacceptable

June 7, 2019

The GoPro Mountain Games and the Western Governors’ Association are holding back-to-back events in Vail. Funny enough, the two events are more connected than you’d imagine. Kayaking, mountain biking and bouldering are the focus of...




Letter: Show your support for our local teachers
Letter: Show your support for our local teachers

June 4, 2019

I have had the opportunity and privilege to work at Red Sandstone Elementary School for the past nine years. When I first started working there I thought (like many of you) that teachers have a...