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Haims: Geriatricians needed
Haims: Geriatricians needed

July 22, 2019

Choosing a primary care physician can be challenging for people of any age. However, if you are a senior living in our mountain communities, choices are more challenging as providers that specialize in caring for...


Letter: Proposed reservoir is bad for Eagle County
Letter: Proposed reservoir is bad for Eagle County

July 22, 2019

Two Front Range cities are pursuing plans to develop a new reservoir in the Eagle River basin upstream of Minturn. If completed, the water from this Eagle County reservoir would again be taken from the...



Letter: Let’s just call this zoning change what it is
Letter: Let’s just call this zoning change what it is

July 22, 2019

With regards to the Vail Daily’s “clarification” of my statement:No matter how Triumph Development, Vail Resorts and the town of Vail might want to phrase it for their convenience, rezoning a property that allowed duplexes...


Letter: The hypocrisy of East Vail development critics
Letter: The hypocrisy of East Vail development critics

July 22, 2019

As a former East Vail resident, I’ve been reading with interest the arguments for and against the proposed housing. Are you a long-term Vail resident who has profited off the growth and development of Vail...


Carnes: Don’t like Happy Valley? Leave!
Carnes: Don’t like Happy Valley? Leave!

July 22, 2019

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Happy Valley men and women, who originally came from states with no first-class ski resorts whose corporate overlords are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept...



Norton: Mixing business and friendship
Norton: Mixing business and friendship

July 21, 2019

Like me, you have probably heard this saying repeatedly: “Never mix business with friendship.” You may have even had an experience that didn’t turn out so well when you tried to partner with a friend...


Mazzuca: The reparations charade
Mazzuca: The reparations charade

July 21, 2019

It’s the political season and not surprisingly the question of reparations for slavery has again reared its ugly head. Now before reading further allow me to make a carte blanche statement — reparations aren’t going to...


Van Ens: Fear, and the changing face of a nation
Van Ens: Fear, and the changing face of a nation

July 20, 2019

“What do you see,” asks a psychologist. After looking at a pen and ink drawing, a client responds, “A vase.” “Look again at the sketch from a different angle,” suggests the psychologist. The client now...


Mayville: Let’s talk about Berlaimont
Mayville: Let’s talk about Berlaimont

July 20, 2019

With summer in full swing around the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, there’s been no shortage of events and discussion regarding Forest Service issues lately.  To name a few, in April, we conducted a 1,000-acre prescribed...


Curious Nature: School gardening a tale as old as thyme
Curious Nature: School gardening a tale as old as thyme

July 20, 2019

Once a week on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon, the students at the elementary schools in Eagle get the chance to take a break from the normal school day routine. Leaving the clean and artificially-lit environment...


Peterson: Tuesday night fever
Peterson: Tuesday night fever

July 19, 2019

The thought of getting up and dancing in front of 700 people in the middle of an airplane hangar would make most people want to run in the opposite direction.  But Patrick Scanlan isn’t most...


Wissot: No rocking chair for these old folks
Wissot: No rocking chair for these old folks

July 19, 2019

I ran the Vail HillClimb over the July 4 weekend. It’s not the first time I’ve run it. Counting the number of race T-shirts in my closet, it looks like I have 13 times. That...




Letter: Credit where credit is due
Letter: Credit where credit is due

July 18, 2019

While not earth-shattering, on the front page of the July 14 Vail Daily you attributed the artwork in the weather section to Jenna Kisker. It was drawn by Addison Kisker, her younger sister. Artists should...


Letter: In East Vail debate, the choice is clear
Letter: In East Vail debate, the choice is clear

July 18, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter was originally addressed to the town of Vail’s Planning and Environmental Commission. Per your request at the last meeting and because I am out of town at this time, I am...


Romer: Employee retention key to success
Romer: Employee retention key to success

July 18, 2019

Richard Branson is credited with saying “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” I think he’s right. We need to...


Letter: Thanks from bocce tournament organizers
Letter: Thanks from bocce tournament organizers

July 17, 2019

The Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation would like to thank everyone for making its 12th annual La Bella Festa Bocce Tournament fundraiser another wonderful success. The day stayed sunny and beautiful until the 160 bocce participants finished 10 rounds...