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Letters to the Editor

Summit Daily letters: Questions for the reporter on a Gazan father

December 15, 2018 — Questions for the reporter on a Gazan father Ever so infrequently, the Summit Daily News publishes some article about the "Palestinian cause." This past week, a reporter featured a Gazan father who took his sons to see the conflagration that occurs regularly at the border

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Summit Daily letters: Energy pipe dreams

December 10, 2018 — Thanks for the plow I just wanted to take a minute to thank the town of Dillon for continuing to plow the rec paths through the winter. For those of us who use the rec paths year round (for me, it's commuting to work on

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Summit Daily letters: The drug war has never worked. It is time to start acting like it.

December 7, 2018 — Dillon Town Council confused on vision for town I laughed when I read about Dillon Town Council's deliberations over the possible raising of the height limitations on future construction projects. It was a bitter laugh. The council doesn't seem to be able to settle on

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Summit Daily letters: A demand for dementia action

November 29, 2018 — A demand for dementia action More than one-quarter of all hospitalizations of people with dementia are preventable, costing Medicare nearly $2.6 billion a year. What if those funds could be redirected to provide needed health care services? Congress can help make this happen and, at

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Summit Daily letters: Gridlock a reminder of car pollution

November 27, 2018 — Gridlock a reminder of car pollution A nightmare really happened last Saturday night! Two hours of complete gridlock on Summit Boulevard. Were you there? Guilty me. All I could think of was the amount of carbon dioxide I was contributing to the air even when

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Summit Daily letters: Shame on you, town of Breck

November 19, 2018 — Shame on you, town of Breck I went to buy my parking pass for the North Gondola lot for this ski season. Talk about sticker shock. 2017 the parking pass was $219. Now the town of Breck is charging $299. Really! A 36.5 percent increase.

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Summit Daily letters: The environmental cost of a ski trip

November 16, 2018 — The environmental cost of a ski trip For the first time in years, I decided not to buy a ski pass in Summit County. I have been a Colorado resident and outdoor enthusiast for many years now. Each fall I have eagerly awaited ski season,

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Summit Daily letters: What the saga of Isak Hearstone the troll says about our community

November 15, 2018 — Isak Heartstone the troll has done exactly what trolls do: he has raised fear and anxiety, caused conflict between neighbors, incited peaceful warriors to a fury of rage, instigated name-calling and blame, emboldened harsh words and recrimination, and worse. Throughout their mythology, trolls are not

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Summit Daily letters: The rest of the story from Boot’s mouth

November 13, 2018 — And now for the rest of the story Re: Summit Daily News Nov. 11 article, "Tough as Boot." Thanks for the complimentary article. My daughter saw all the blue Summit Daily boxes with her dad looking out the windows and laughingly served me breakfast in

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Summit Daily letter: Support for fire districts is appreciated

November 12, 2018 — The board and staff of the Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District sincerely thanks the voting public of our fire district for your outstanding support resulting in the solid passage of Ballot Measure 6D. The passage of this financial stabilization measure allows our agency

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Summit Daily letters: Preserve the history of the 10th Mountain Division

November 11, 2018 — Preserve the history of the 10th Mountain Division As one of the few remaining 10th Mountain Division veterans, I am writing to express my support for the Continental Divide Recreation, Wilderness and Camp Hale Legacy Act, currently being considered by our House and Senate. There

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Summit Daily letters: Only one choice in Summit County sheriff’s race

November 3, 2018 — Only one choice in Summit County sheriff's race In the race for sheriff, there's really only one choice and that's Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons. I've worked with Jaime for the past couple of years on the Sheriff's Advisory Committee, as well as the Summit County Animal

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Summit Daily letters: Empire and immigration

November 2, 2018 — Empire and immigration "Migrant caravan could have been avoided" — if U.S. foreign policy had not destabilized Central America. A harvest of empire. Historic karma. Yet somehow, Morgan Liddick, who fondly excavates obscure and quaint anecdotes from the Roman Empire and then forges them into

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Summit Daily letters: Sheriff’s race and the Colorado Mountain College ballot item

November 1, 2018 — Don't believe Woodman's claims about the sheriff's office Derek Woodman supporters would have you believe that the Summit County Sheriff's Office is a mess under the leadership of Sheriff FitzSimons and that if he was elected, all would be well with the world. As a

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Summit Daily letters: 1A represents Summit County values

October 31, 2018 — 1A represents Summit values The 1A ballot initiative truly represents the values of our community. As a resident of Summit County since 1994, I am all too familiar with how hard our locals work to attain the dream of a middle-class life in our beautiful

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Summit Daily letters: Thoughts on ballot measure 1A, sheriff’s race

October 30, 2018 — Support for ballot measure 1A The board of directors of Early Childhood Options has unanimously endorsed ballot measure 1A. Families of Summit County are struggling and leaving our community. Juggling childcare payments the size of mortgages along with mounting health care and housing costs have

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Letter: Copper supports 1A

October 29, 2018 — Copper supports Measure 1A On behalf of Copper Mountain, we would like to show our support and endorsement of voting 'Yes' on 1A. We support our working families in the community and the issues related to wildfire prevention, early childhood care, recycling access and mental

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Summit Daily letters: Woodman speaks out against Summit Daily endorsement

October 28, 2018 — While not entirely surprised, I was saddened to see the endorsement of the current sheriff by the Summit Daily News in the Oct. 20 edition and would like to take the opportunity to weigh in with some clarifying information. Before I do however, I would

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Summit Daily letters: Will cutting U.S. aid to Central America stop the caravan?

October 25, 2018 — Will cutting U.S. aid to Central America stop the caravan? In an Oct. 23 interview on Democracy Now, a teacher from Honduras, traveling in the caravan through Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border, gave a definitive answer of "no" to this question. In the

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Summit Daily letters: Pro and con views on Ballot Initiative 1A

October 24, 2018 — 1A represents Summit County values In 1999 when we left New York City and moved to Summit County, we were coming for one season, but like many, we ended up making it our home. Contrary to what some might believe, our reason for staying was

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