Letters to the Editor

Summit Daily letters: Our voting rights and responsibilities

August 26, 2016 — 

Our voting rights and responsibilities

As American citizens, we have the cherished right to vote. And, as citizens, we have the imperative duty to be informed about the candidates, issues and events that will impact the future of this republic for our children, grandchildren and all who follow.

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Summit Daily letters: The realities of laissez faire and luck

August 24, 2016 — 

The reality of laissez faire

Re: Morgan Liddick’s Aug. 23 column, “The natural laws of politics”

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Summit Daily letters: Income inequality at heart of Summit County's problems

August 21, 2016 — 

Re: Aug. 19 column from Ben Trollinger, “Is Summit County becoming a victim of its own success?”

I just read your editorial on our being crime victims. You make some very good points about how the increasing popularity of Summit County will lead to rises in many social problems.

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Summit Daily letters: Keeping Summit safe and clean

August 19, 2016 — 

Keep it safe, keep it clean

While we Coloradans (I include myself in this select group since I bought a home here in 2011) love our outdoors and all it has to offer, I have three suggestions/requests to make it better.

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Summit Daily letters: Coal workers, landlords and the Trumps

August 17, 2016 — 

Colorado grants for displaced coal workers

The Denver Post and Summit Daily News just reported $400,000 of matching grants to help furloughed (Read: laid off) coal miners from our Western Slope in hopes of retraining about 350 people in the solar industry. They make their story sound like they really care for the predicament of our laid off coal workers; except, they conveniently leave out the economic facts and reasons surrounding the onerous EPA restrictions, which caused these lay offs to happen.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Clinton a deeply flawed candidate (column)

August 15, 2016 — 

Clinton a deeply flawed candidate

I am writing this because I am concerned and to some degree amazed as to what is going on in the current election.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Summit County gaga for growth

August 8, 2016 — 

Summit gaga for growth

Regarding the Aug. 6 article in the Summit Daily about the proposed ballot measure to provide for affordable workforce housing (which I support), I’m afraid Summit County may be on a treadmill to oblivion.

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Summit Daily letters: Why I'm voting for Donal Trump

August 5, 2016 — 

A strong voice for a generation

Thank you Kaeli Subberwal for your wonderful insightful article in Thursday’s Aug. 4 Summit Daily. You continue to impress me with your wonderful honest approach to the world and the situations with which we live with today. It is so refreshing to know that someone of your age and generation can have such a mature perspective about the current political climate we find ourselves in, to which most of your media peers (many of them far older than you) who get published in the SDN on a regular basis, do not even try to address. It’s all about their ideology and henceforth their agenda.

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Summit Daily letters: Suicide in Summit County

August 1, 2016 — 

Suicide in Summit County

Tone it down. Soften it up. Prescribe the necessary medications. Talk it over and over until they feel comfortable enough to check the box that says “Not a threat to harm themselves,” then repeat the process until they can do 5 principles for living and 10 goals for being a productive citizen.

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Summit Daily letters: Common courtesy on the Summit County recpath

July 25, 2016 — 

A reminder on trail etiquette

I am a visitor to Summit County, a bicycler, swimmer and walker. We come here in July every year to take refuge in this beautiful area from the stifling heat in Texas.

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Summit Daily letters: Takeaways from the Republican National Convention

July 24, 2016 — 

RNC — the anti-Woodstock

At last, the “love fest” in Ohio is over.

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Summit Daily letters: Honor our men and women in blue

July 22, 2016 — 

Our family in blue

Along with the well-publicized tragic deaths of police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, there have also been numerous threats made against officers in the past weeks — some national and some closer to home. While I am a firm believer and advocate in the First Amendment, I do not appreciate hateful rhetoric of any sort aimed at any group of people.

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Newkirk: Breckenridge Town Council on the right transit track (column)

July 19, 2016 — 

I’ll readily concede The Village at Breckenridge HOA’s contention in a recent letter that most people probably thought that they were voting for a structure on F-lot. Though I loved the idea of forcing the ski area to acknowledge their financial responsibility to contribute to a solution to the parking issue, I actually voted against it because I thought a parking structure was not the answer. I also thought the dust up between the town and ski area was not really settled.

Unfortunately, I was right — the dust up continues with surrogate help from an HOA that will benefit most from a F-lot parking structure.

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Summit Daily letters: Terrified by Republican viewpoints

July 18, 2016 — 

Terrified by Republican viewpoints

Few things are scarier than a politician who invokes God to support his or her views.

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Summit Daily letter: Justice not served in Breckenridge hit and run

July 15, 2016 — 

Justice not served in Breckenridge hit and run

Kudos to the Summit Daily staff reporters for an apparently accurate and fair reporting on the “hit and run” incident from December 25, 2015 on Airport Road, Breckenridge.

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Summit Daily letters: Signs, signs, everywhere a sign on recpath

July 10, 2016 — 

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

I just read Phyllis Ohlemacher’s letter regarding common courtesy on the Summit recpath and agree with all but one thing she said.

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Summit Daily letters: Common courtesy needed on Summit recpath

July 7, 2016 — 

Every time I ride the recreation path in Summit County — whether it’s Frisco to Copper, or to Breckenridge, or to Silverthorne, or to Keystone — I find myself thinking about the letter I need to write to the local paper. Today a miracle has occurred and I am actually writing it! The county is very busy; everyone up here knows that. The paths are crowded with all sorts of users; there are walkers, runners, experienced bicyclists and not-so-experienced cyclists. Can’t every user please be a little considerate? If you are a biker, PLEASE announce that you are passing; this is not difficult. You can say “Passing” or “On your left.” It is a courtesy to the person in front of you. If you are walking, please keep single file or at most two abreast. If you have your family on the path, please try to keep your children on the proper side of the path. Also, bicyclists, it is a recreational path, not a racing path, so if you see a collection of people in front of you, slow down for Pete’s sake. And to everyone, please be happy about being up here. It is so darn pretty everywhere; I can hardly believe how unfriendly a lot of users are. You can say hi or smile. It’s just a nice thing to do.

Now here are my comments for the county or the town leaders — how about some signs on the path to help the experienced users and the new users? Some people are unsure of which side to walk on and I know some riders need to be reminded to announce that they are passing. Please invest in some signs.

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Summit Daily letters: Partisan politics not helpful on local level

July 5, 2016 — 

Partisan politics not helpful on local level

My enjoyment of the 4th of July parade was diminished by a group of my friends and acquaintances who found it entertaining to “boo” the Democrat’s float as it passed by.

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Letters to the editor: American history more complicated than presented

July 2, 2016 — 

Re: Reflection on Independence Day (Don Severe, June 30, Summit Daily News).

I was born in another country and moved to this country when I was 2 years old. My father was a U.S. citizen, but my mother was not. My birth certificate reads United States citizen, born of an American parent. I am proud to be an American and would not choose to live in any other country.

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Summit Daily letters: Making tourism in Summit County more sustainable

July 1, 2016 — 

Making tourism in Summit County more sustainable

Summit County has become a victim of its own success. Tourism volumes are causing serious employment/housing issues, traffic and parking issues, and now add in closures of many local dispersed camping areas. These issues are not unique to Summit. Resort areas across the West are facing the same challenges.

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Summit Daily letters: Reflection on Independence Day

June 29, 2016 — 

Reflection on Independence Day

Most people will agree that 2016 must be one of the most unique as well as troubling years in our recent history. It certainly is for me in my eight decades on Earth. Each day brings another undesirable event on some level be it tragedy, political, economic and in some regions, the weather.

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Summit Daily letters: Parking garage not the answer to Breckenridge traffic

June 26, 2016 — 

Parking garage not the answer to Breck traffic

The old adage “if you build it, they will come” has never been more applicable than in regard to the parking garage proposed by Vail Resorts.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Global warming and TABOT touts

June 23, 2016 — 

Breathe of hot air

RE: Let’s tax what makes the whole world sick (Summit Daily News, June 17)

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Vote your support for affordable healthcare

June 23, 2016 — 

Vote your support for affordable healthcare

Our November ballot will seek approval of tax-based funding for Summit schools and for affordable housing. Those are significant community programs addressing important community needs.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Disappointment at the Colorado BBQ Challenge

June 22, 2016 — 

Disappointment at the barbecue

I was very disappointed in last weekend’s Colorado BBQ Challenge.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Crisis, radicals and cheap shots

June 17, 2016 — 

Cheap shots and unwarranted attacks

In his opinion column. “Three words the Republican [sic] refuse to utter”, in the June 15, 2016, Summit Daily News, Dick Polman faults a long list of Republicans for offering their prayers and sympathy for the victims of last Sunday’s horrendous attack that killed 49 innocent and undeserving victims. Why fault these Republicans? Because they did not identify these Americans as “gay.” I realize that people who hold different world views often see events differently. Those he named offered sympathy and prayers because of the senseless deaths of these innocent men and women. The sexual orientation of these victims is irrelevant to me and to those offering their condolences. That those killed were “gay” was important only to the American radical Islamic terrorist who killed them and, unfortunately, to Dick Polman and others with his world view.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Enough of the 'Weed Wonderland' coverage

June 16, 2016 — 

Enough of the ‘Weed Wonderland’ coverage

Wow! You just can’t say enough to about pot.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Orlando resident learns of massacre from Breckenridge home

June 15, 2016 — 

Murder visits the happiest place on earth

I am a part-time resident of Breckenridge. My family lives here for several months over the summer and fall. My permanent home is Orlando.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: Befriend your forest

June 13, 2016 — 

Befriend your forest

I’m usually an early riser, one of the curses of getting older. But the upside is being outside early and being awed every morning by the beauty of Summit County.

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Summit Daily letters to the editor: A breath of fresh air and reefer madness

May 31, 2016 — 

The diverse and the dedicated

My wife and I spent this past Memorial Day at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. It was a beautiful, bluebird morning, perfect for walking through the symmetry of rows and rows of white grave markers. Reading the names engraved on the stones, I am struck by how many are Hispanic: Baca, Sanchez, Garcia, Montoya, Gonzales, Padilla, Martinez, Duran and so many more. I’m guessing that as many as 50 percent are Hispanic (This is New Mexico, after all).

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