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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...




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...