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Summit Daily letters: Is there life before death?

September 27, 2016 — Is there life before death? It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It’s observed fittingly on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). It’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused […]

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Summit Daily letters: Dillon’s outsized amphitheater project

September 26, 2016 — Dillon’s outsized amphitheater project I must say I was quite surprised by the magnitude of the proposed Dillon amphitheater project. I was on town council when the current facility was implemented in partnership with the Lake Dillon Foundation of the Performing Arts. The plan was […]

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Letters: Breck Ski Resort COO talks parking improvements, Frisco residents concerned over zoning

September 25, 2016 — Trust is a two-way street I have been a part of Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breckenridge community for 20 years. Throughout that time, I have heard how community members want to hold the ski resort “accountable” or how important it is that people could […]

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September 23, 2016 — Health care bait and switch There have been some articles in response to ColoradoCare that are interesting to me. I agree that it would be nice to fix the health care system. The opponents say that it will lower cost and it will give better […]

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Summit Daily letters: The side effects of ColoradoCare

September 20, 2016 — The side effects of ColoradoCare As with any new proposal, there are always unexpected side effects. Regarding providers, there is no guarantee they will accept ColoradoCare insurance. They are not obligated to agree to the lower single-payer compensation. This means Coloradans will be paying for […]

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Summit Daily letters: Vote no on physician-assisted suicide in Colorado

September 19, 2016 — Vote no on physician-assisted suicide One of the most important things I learned in medical practice was that the physician treats and God heals. As a family practitioner in the Air Force flight surgeon’s office, and as an ophthalmic surgeon, my life was spent serving […]

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Summit Daily letters: Summit County pediatrician supports ColoradoCare

September 16, 2016 — Summit County pediatrician supports ColoradoCare A weight has been lifted off my shoulders! I now qualify for Medicare! I no longer have to worry about medical bankruptcy or draining my retirement and savings for huge medical expenses. I wish everyone could feel as good as […]

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Summit Daily letters: A case against Summit County shut-downs

September 15, 2016 — Defense bill rider an attack on endangered species I totally agree with Garett Reppenhagen’s Sept. 11 article on the sage-grouse rider some are trying to attach to the National Defense Authorization Act. This provision has nothing to do with national security or military readiness and […]

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Summit Daily letters: ColoradoCare supporters can’t answer the tough questions

September 13, 2016 — ColoradoCare supporters can’t answer the tough questions Re: Susan Knopf’s Sept. 5 article, “Slaying the myths around ColoradoCare and single-payer health care.” I would like to take a closer look at those claims made by Susan and offer an objective response. My opinions are based […]

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Summit Daily letters: The trials, troubles and tribulations of the triathlon

September 12, 2016 — The trials, troubles and tribulations of the triathlon It is extremely difficult to accept being treated as a second-class citizen after living here and paying taxes for 20 years. We’ve enjoyed Colorado since the 1970s when we came for the summer with two kids and […]

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Letter: Who’s trustworthy?

September 11, 2016 — Speaker Paul Ryan recently criticized the timing of the FBI’s release of information about its interview with Hillary Clinton, claiming that the timing was deliberately done on the Friday before Labor Day, calling it “the most buried time you could ever put out a story.” […]

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Summit Daily letters: ColoradoCare not the health care solution

September 10, 2016 — One year ago my family and I made the move to Breckenridge. Our move was possible, in part, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a self-employed consultant, my family and I had been dependent upon health insurance through my husband’s employer. Without it, […]

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Letter: Aspen should work better for all of us

September 9, 2016 — Having first moved to Aspen in 1989 and then back here full time with my family in 2008, I have read and heard a lot of absurd actions taken by the public employees of Aspen and its code and building department. The headline story Thursday […]

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Summit Daily letters: Fighting against the fear-mongerers (column)

September 6, 2016 — Fighting against the fear-mongerers Well, let’s see if we can’t get ahead of Morgan Liddick’s frightening offering for this week; for surely he will regale us with another horror story about how the world will come to an end if Hillary Clinton becomes our forty-fifth […]

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Summit Daily letters: Summit Community Care Clinic thanks its supporters

September 2, 2016 — Care Clinic thanks its supporters Much of the Summit County community may know that the Summit Community Care Clinic has been experiencing a shortfall in its budget and struggling to maintain current services levels under the increasing pressure of rising numbers of uninsured residents in […]

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Summit Daily letters: Give hunters their due respect in the wilderness

August 30, 2016 — Give hunters their due respect Our national forests are for all to use, all year long. This fact is not lost on me. I, and many others, have spent the last four months hiking, scouting, planning and anticipating this last weekend’s opening of the 2016 […]

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Summit Daily letters: School lunch, ColoradoCare and Russian uranium

August 29, 2016 — What’s on your kid’s the cafeteria tray? With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies and school food. That’s right — school food! In past years, our nation’s schools were used by the USDA […]

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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 […]

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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” Aren’t you lucky, Mister Liddick, not to have been born black, or, I assume, not to have a mother who is a drug addict or a father in jail […]

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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 […]

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