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Summit Daily letters: Verizon cell antenna doesn’t fit in historic Breckenridge

February 14, 2018 — Wake up, Breckenridge residents, homeowners and visitors While you have been sleeping, corporate giant Verizon has been trying to develop a cell phone antenna site in the heart of our historic district, violating the town's express policy of preserving the "unique aesthetic character, beauty, and

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Summit Daily letters: Dispelling the ‘barriers to treatment’ myth around mental health

February 12, 2018 — Calling all Summit County family members Two weeks before my sunny 20-year-old cousin completed suicide, she recognized that she needed help. But, like so many others, had the idea that treatment for mental health was costly and difficult to start. As a college student-athlete attempting

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Summit Daily Letters: Supporting community healthcare centers on National Red Alert for Health Centers Day and everyday

February 4, 2018 — This Thursday Congress is scheduled to vote on whether or not to renew federal funding for community health centers. The Community Health Center Fund, established in 2010, has long enjoyed the bi-partisan support of Congress. The fund expired at the end of this past September

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Summit Daily letters: Health care and political promises

February 1, 2018 — Health care and political promises Every time I see an article in the Summit Daily about some politician making health care a key campaign topic, I cringe. Remember, the Affordable Health Care Act was supposed to make health care affordable for the majority of American

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Summit Daily letters: A call for more wilderness

January 29, 2018 — A call for more wilderness Summit and Eagle counties know how to provide recreation activities for residents and visitors, and a bill recently introduced in Congress proposes to magnify those opportunities greatly, to the everlasting benefit of hikers, mountain bikers, hunters, anglers, wilderness lovers and

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Summit Daily letters: Talking past each other when it comes to politics

January 23, 2018 — Talking past each other I was struck by the gulf between the two opinion letters in the Jan. 22 Summit Daily News: "Don't hang the shutdown on Democrats" by Donald Samuels; and "Fighting and winning for us" by Kim McGahey, chairman of Summit Republicans. The

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Summit Daily letters: Democracy for thee but not for me?

January 22, 2018 — Wiping away Trump's toilet comments Re: Morgan Liddick's Jan. 16 column. Liddick states that places such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Gambia have authoritarian and kleptocratic governments; income disparity; poor educational systems, nonexistent infrastructure. Many of these people are trying to leave these countries and come to

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Summit Daily letters: Don’t hang the government shutdown on Democrats

January 21, 2018 — Don't hang the shutdown on Democrats In an effort to anticipate Morgan Liddick's column this week, that the current U.S. Government shutdown is all the Democrats' fault, it is instructive to understand how the failure of the Republicans to govern brought us to this point.

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Summit Daily letters: Tax bill is no Christmas gift

December 22, 2017 — Tax bill is no Christmas gift On Dec. 21, the Summit Daily printed an editorial from the Colorado Springs Gazette ("Tax bill could help us all") extolling the virtues of the recently passed tax overhaul legislation. That Gazette editorial was absurd on its face. Take,

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Summit Daily letters: Supply, demand will curb surge of short-term rentals

December 19, 2017 — Supple, demand will curb surge of short-term rentals Re: "Summit County considering regulations for Airbnb and rest of short-term rental industry." (Summit Daily News, Dec. 15) In my opinion, the surge in short-term rental properties will be self-correcting. Increased supply with flat demand will push

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Letter to the editor: Time to act on climate change is now

December 15, 2017 — Here in Summit County we know climate change is real. Our snowfall is more erratic, spring is arriving earlier, and of course the pine bark beetle epidemic decimated our lodgepole pine forest. The vast majority of Coloradans recognize these are the effects of climate change;

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Summit Daily Letters: It’s a bus, not a buffet

December 12, 2017 — I am disappointed at the attitude Summit Stage drivers and passengers take towards eating and drinking on its buses. On Sunday, I rode the bus and sat next to a man who used the bus as his personal cafeteria. It was hardly my first experience

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Letter to the editor: Slow down, Silverthorne, you move too fast, you’ve got to make the morning last

December 11, 2017 — Shame on the Town of Silverthorne for allowing yet another new, high-end (read; not for locals) housing development on the banks of the Blue River. Silverthorne is reveling in a boom, which is terrific, but they need to create conscious development plans that take into

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Summit Daily letters: Trump reduction of National Monuments a disgrace

December 5, 2017 — Monument move a national disgrace National monuments are not a "massive federal land grab." Monuments are carved out of existing federal land that has been under Washington's control since westward expansion. The decision to repeal 85 percent of Bears Ears and cut Grand Staircase Escalante

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Summit County letters: Reaction to Liddick’s column on radical Islamist terrorism

December 4, 2017 — It's time to protect our precious land Our land is very precious and it's so important to preserve it. Efforts to preserve the landscape known as Bears Ears National Monument date back to 1903 — even before the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to protect

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Summit Daily letters: Republican tax plan is a scam, not reform

November 27, 2017 — Tax 'scam,' not tax reform The Republicans in Congress have admitted, off the record, that their tax "reform" is actually payback to their donors, such as the Koch brothers and Robert Mercer. It will also benefit highly paid hedge fund managers and consultants, even though

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Summit Daily letters: Affordable health care an endangered species (column)

November 17, 2017 — Affordable health care an endangered species Re: Guest column Nov. 15 guest column from Samuel Weller, "We're committed to local solutions on health care." I want to thank Mr. Samuel Weller of Centura Health for helping the Family Intercultural Resource Center add enrollment specialists, so

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Summit Daily letters: Molybdenum in our drinking water (column)

November 14, 2017 — Why is the 'Molybdenum In Our Drinking Water' issue being heard? The insensitive proposal to Grand County Board of Commissioners by Climax Molybdenum to increase the element in local drinking water is preposterous. The mine wants to expand concentrations to 40 times the standard in

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Summit Daily letters: When will the violence end? (column)

November 13, 2017 — When will the violence end? Once again our nation has been rocked by violence on a scale few of us can comprehend. This time a gunman entered a house of worship, killing 26 congregants as they sat in what they assumed to be a safe

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November 6, 2017 — Veterans Day 2017 Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 — one year after the end of WWI. It became a national holiday in 1938 and it's a very special day to many Americans. On this day we honor men and women

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