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Letters to the Editor

Letters: Taxes and transportation

July 19, 2017 — Of gondolas and taxes I'm heartened to see that the gondola concept is viable in a study since I have often espoused that very idea. But I'm disappointed that it seems to be 'dead upon arrival.' Those of us who stayed in town through the […]

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Letter: Breckenridge should get serious about wildfire fuel reduction (Walker)

July 18, 2017 — Prioritize fuel reduction efforts I hope the Peak 2 fire was a wake-up call for everyone. I attended the Peak 2 update last Wednesday. It cost $2 to $3 million dollars to fight a fire that ended up burning 84 acres. It took 45 minutes […]

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Summit Daily letters: How affordable is Summit’s affordable housing?

July 11, 2017 — Distorting Liddick's views I grew up in a time when it was considered all right to disagree with someone and to state how you disagreed. It was understood, and generally accepted, that your comments would be about what the person actually said. In recent years, […]

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Letters: A response to Liddick’s column and comments on climate change

July 9, 2017 — RE: Liddick's "The real meaning of American independence" Reading Morgan Liddick's "birthday card" to America on the 4th of July, I recalled a song from the '50s. Its lyrics went as follows: "First you say you do, and then you don't. They you say you […]

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Letters: Ambulance dispute and newly paved roads

July 5, 2017 — Emergency response will not be hampered by dispute I'm writing in response to the Summit Daily News June 22 editorial, "Stop the feuding – it's time to consolidate emergency services," a plea with which the Board of County Commissioners heartily agrees. First and foremost, I […]

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Summit Daily letters: Couldn’t be more wrong on Trump’s tenure

July 3, 2017 — Couldn't be more wrong on Trump This letter is in response to Garnet Payne of Frisco who praised nearly all things that Trump has done since being in office. The letter ended with this statement, "Check out our website or FB page, Summit County Colorado […]

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Letter to the editor: America the great

June 29, 2017 — Another great birthday Make America Great Again. This slogan was apparently effective during the presidential campaign, but does any red-blooded patriot actually believe that America has lost its greatness? We are number one in so many ways: Our economy is easily the world's largest, immigrants […]

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Summit Daily letters: The repercussions of a dangerous health bill

June 26, 2017 — The repercussions of a dangerous health bill The Senate health bill, if passed, could mean death for thousands of Americans living with HIV while simultaneously increasing the number of new transmissions. Decades of progress in limiting the AIDS epidemic will be reversed in just a […]

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Summit Daily letters: Gardner should stand up for Colorado in health care debate

June 26, 2017 — Gardner should stand up for Colorado's mountain communities in health care debate As health care legislation takes shape in the U.S. Senate this month, Coloradans have much at stake. It is our sincere hope that senators can identify thoughtful, productive reforms that improve the health […]

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Summit County letters: Support for Zinke’s privatization plans for public land

June 26, 2017 — Support for Zinke's privatization plans for public land Re: Ryan Zinke's desire to further privatize federal campgrounds raises concerns, June 20 Given the state of economics education in the government schools, it is not a surprise that Jeremey Nichols of WildEarth Guardians states, "Companies are […]

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Knopf: Why does Colorado make it so hard for immigrant to get driver’s licenses? (column)

June 23, 2017 — What would you think if you had to make an appointment to get your driver's license renewed, and the appointment would be three months from now, quite probably after your current license had expired? Unthinkable? What if you could only call to make the appointment […]

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Letters: Politics, destruction and Immigrant Heritage Month

June 20, 2017 — Political rhetoric fueled hateful gunman First, the shooting of a Republican congressman is a tragedy and I am very sorry for what happened as the Republican baseball team practiced on a beautiful day in Virginia. Secondly, to claim that this is the fault of the […]

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Letters: Covfefe revelations and the importance of search and rescue

June 6, 2017 — Decoding covfefe Today, I was greeted at my coffee shop with a sign which read, "Wake Up And Smell The COVFEFE" followed by "Keep Paris accord." A couple of cups of coffee later I was caught in the day's newspaper headlines: Accord's Backers Split, DNC […]

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Letters: Covfefe revelations and the importance of search and rescue

June 6, 2017 — Decoding covfefe Today, I was greeted at my coffee shop with a sign which read, "Wake Up And Smell The COVFEFE" followed by "Keep Paris accord." A couple of cups of coffee later I was caught in the day's newspaper headlines: Accord's Backers Split, DNC […]

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Summit Daily letters: Proud of the Red, White & Blue (column)

June 2, 2017 — Proud of the Red, White & Blue I hope to share some amazing things that I want people know about our RWB fire department and firefighters. Summit in Honduras is a small nonprofit that does humanitarian work in very remote rural areas in northwestern Honduras. […]

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Letters: Cooperation and responsibility matter

May 31, 2017 — Don't disengage from cooperation I read with interest Summit Daily News' May 15, 2017, article outlining the current impasse between the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District and the Summit Ambulance Service. Historically, this new impasse represents an evolving and disturbing trend that I […]

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Summit Daily letters: Thank you Think First

May 23, 2017 — Thank you Think First for inspiring stories I would like to send a huge thank you to Holly Adnan, Think First coordinator, for presenting an educational and engaging talk to Summit High School health students who are learning about personal and community safety. Twice a […]

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Summit Daily letters: A call for a town hall with Senator Cory Gardner

May 18, 2017 — Re: Liz Wickert's letter, "Polis town hall: A Republican perspective" I am happy that a few Republicans attended the Polis town hall. I have invited Senator Gardner to come to Summit County for a town hall meeting – maybe you can convince him. I want […]

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Summit Daily letter: Getting perspective on our obstructionist politics

May 16, 2017 — Getting perspective on our obstructionist politics Two recent letters, one criticizing conservatives for all manner of faults, the other describing Trump's banana republic, deserve a response. While both have some element of truth, neither has perspective. Here is that perspective from a conservative viewpoint. Are […]

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Summit Daily letters: ‘living either in the woods or out of their vehicles’

May 12, 2017 — Ski industry employees speak up for Wintergreen housing project To Commissioners Gibbs, Stiegelmeier, and Davidson: As a longtime ski industry employee, and the current Director of Base Operations at Breckenridge Ski Resort, I'm very familiar with the challenges facing our community around housing. The Summit […]

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