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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...



Letter: Vail Resorts’ epic hypocrisy

November 19, 2019

Writing this letter is not what I wanted to do this morning. I have been traveling for the last three weeks and have a lot of catching up to do. I have been to national...


Letter: Commitment to Zero takes on a new meaning

November 18, 2019

Commitment to Zero is Vail Resorts’ mission statement (highlighted in a recent article in the Vail Daily) to have zero impact on the planet, the forests and wildlife. A worthy, noble and ethical vision. However,...


Letter: Win the lottery lately?

November 18, 2019

You know the feeling right?  You go to your post office box and you get a key instead of the dreaded yellow slip … a package is waiting in a parcel locker! You feel like you...


Letter: A big thank you to our local veterans

November 15, 2019

To all the Eagle County Veterans who participated in the Veterans Awareness week: A big thank you to all of you for taking the time and making the effort to be involved with our Veterans...



Letter: It’s the Senate’s turn to pass the CORE Act

November 15, 2019

Thank you to Rep. Joe Neguse for his tireless leadership in passing the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The CORE Act includes the previous Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness...



Letter: Eugenia Zukerman’s memoir worth reading

November 14, 2019

In what may be Eugenia’s most courageous and inspirational performance yet, she writes about her experience with cognitive decline in a recently published memoir, “Like Falling Through a Cloud.” I so appreciated her virtuosity during her tenure...


Letter: Honoring our veterans

November 14, 2019

I have the honor of being the coordinator for the Veterans Awareness Programs in the county’s schools that run up and down the valley the week or so prior to Veterans Day in an effort...


Letter: We need employee housing, but not Booth Heights

November 12, 2019

I love Vail, and understand the role that the resort company plays in our community. I acknowledge the importance that housing plays for employees and employers. However, I challenge Beth Howard’s statement that the Booth Heights location...


Letter: From Booth Heights to Ever Vail

November 12, 2019

I was sorry to hear that Beth Howard, new COO of Vail Mountain, thinks Booth Heights is an “ideal” location for employee housing. I ask her to consider the recent Town Council election which was...


Letter: Tell Gardner to get on board with CORE Act

November 12, 2019

Thank you Rep. Joe Neguse and Sen. Michael Bennet for the bold and important CORE Act that will protect 400,000 acres of critical wilderness and wildlife habitat across Colorado. For the past 25 years, the...


Letter: Gardner should support the CORE Act

November 11, 2019

Rep. Joe Neguse deserves a huge round of applause for his success in getting the CORE Act passed in the House of Representatives. This enormously popular bill, thoroughly analyzed and discussed by experts and the...


Letter: Ode to a beer cooler

November 11, 2019

Thanks, Bart & Yeti’s beer cooler, for serving me cold (and sometimes TOO cold) beers for the last 45 years. Thanks for introducing me to new people and maintaining existing friendships all these years. Thanks for separating...


Letter: Some other things we should consider taxing

November 11, 2019

Congratulations to the voters of Eagle County for passing a tobacco tax to save the children. The world presents our youth with so many emerging risks and unpredictable elements that we can better manage if we...



Letter: Thank you from Eagle County Paramedic Services

November 8, 2019

In the wake of Eagle County Voters’ Nov. 5 decision to relieve the constraints of the Gallagher Amendment on Eagle County Paramedic Services, I would like to extend a heartfelt “thank-you” from our board of directors,...


Letter: Every moment, it is sunrise somewhere

November 8, 2019

I thought I was going to Chile this December. I’d booked my plane ticket at a surprisingly reasonable price, found lodging for under $30 a day, and secured time off of work. Then, on Oct....