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Election Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help the Wheeler at the polls

November 8, 2016 — This election, Aspen residents have the opportunity to renew their support for a building and community resource that has been a benefit to us all. The Wheeler Real Estate Transfer Tax (WRETT) has paid for the ongoing renovation of the Wheeler Opera House, one of […]

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Letter: Think clean energy when you vote

November 8, 2016 — I am writing on behalf of The American Renewable Energy Institute and that of the AREI board to express our endorsement and full support of national, state and local candidates and initiatives that are proactive on climate-change solutions and have strong platforms and implementation strategies […]

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Letter: Vote “no” on Eagle County 1A

November 8, 2016 — If you live in the mid valley part of Eagle County, hopefully you are aware of what will happen if 1A passes. Eagle County has proposed 4,500 units of “affordable housing,” 20 percent of that slated for our side of the county. That would be […]

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Letter: Re-elect Rep. Hamner

November 6, 2016 — I will say that economically it is clear the presidential nod goes to Clinton, who will keep our national and local prosperity on an even keel. But for the moment, forget the big tent with all its distractions, accusations, attacks and name-calling. Let’s focus on […]

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Letter: Aspen schools depend on your vote

November 6, 2016 — The Aspen School District is at a financial crossroad. Please vote for the passage of ballot measures 2A in Snowmass Village and 2D in Aspen. Three years ago, it became apparent to the Board of Education that for the foreseeable future the state of Colorado […]

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Letter: Vote Poschman for BOCC

November 6, 2016 — Vote Poschman for BOCC I support Greg Poschman for Pitkin County commissioner. He grew up here and knows the valley well. I have enjoyed working with Greg on the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies board and on river projects that he participated in as a […]

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Letter: The bigger picture of Amendment 70

November 5, 2016 — The bigger picture of Amendment 70 I encourage everyone to vote “yes” on Amendment 70 to raise Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. True, this might not affect many people in this valley, where wages are higher. But believe me, it will […]

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Letter: Schwartz is one of us

November 5, 2016 — Gail Schwartz represents all our economic interests and she will protect our public lands from privatization. She is a consensus builder and represents our recreation industry: hunters, anglers, bikers, hikers, skiers, ranchers, wildlife viewers and conservationists. Colorado annually earns about $35 billion from our outdoor […]

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Letter: Re-elect incumbents for EagleCo commission

November 5, 2016 — Eagle County faces the challenge of being a large, geographically split region with population in both the Vail and Roaring Fork valleys. Two candidates for Eagle County commissioner have shown that they understand and actively address the issues of both areas of the county. Kathy […]

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Letter: A case for Jeff Cheney

November 5, 2016 — I have personally known Jeff Cheney for over 15 years, six of those in the District Attorney’s Office as his legal assistant. He started as a lower level prosecutor and after I left the office, he became the assistant district attorney. The first time I […]

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Letter: The Clintons and corruption

November 5, 2016 — The Clintons and corruption Months ago the director of the FBI, James Comey, stood before cameras and enumerated Hillary Clinton’s crimes. Half of America rejoiced; finally justice would be served. Then, in a surreal moment, justice turned to bitter anguish as Comey ruled no reasonable […]

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Letter: Forget Trump and Clinton; vote for me

November 5, 2016 — Forget Trump and Clinton; vote for me Hear ye, my fellow forkers of the roaring variety. Let us not get our boxers in a bunch over this circus of irrelevance, a.k.a. the presidential election. In the words of Frank Zappa, “Politics is the entertainment division […]

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Letter: Basalt needs thoughtful planning

November 5, 2016 — I strongly endorse the notion that a thoughtfully scaled and amenitized river park companioned by support development will prove itself a viable asset to Basalt’s identity and future. Aside from completion costs posited by others in excess of $15 million, I join a number of […]

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Letter: Poschman will uphold county values

November 2, 2016 — I am supporting Greg Poschman for Pitkin County commissioner. As a lifelong resident, Greg knows the territory, he knows the issues. Greg is fiscally conservative. He understands that our tax dollars are not monopoly money. He will make sound decisions. I agree with Greg’s comments […]

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Letter: Knowlton will help Snowmass thrive

November 2, 2016 — As a longtime Snowmass Village property owner, I am writing in support of Jamie Knowlton for Snowmass Village Town Council. He is above all a product of these mountains and of this community. He would prove to be both a deliberative and collaborative council member, […]

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Letter: We all benefit from Aspen schools

November 2, 2016 — As Snowmass Village residents and grandparents who no longer have children in the Aspen School District, in this highly contested election season where much is being asked of us, we support ballot initiatives 2A and 2D. Pitkin County is one of the most desirable places […]

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Letter: Keep Basalt the way it is

November 2, 2016 — Keep Basalt the way it is Your choice, Basalt — expand the existing Pan and Fork park by 1.3 acres for an additional $2.9 million of taxpayer money. Or, preserve and finish what is already a beautiful riverfront park allowing the town to grow and […]

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Letter: Shenk for Snowmass

November 2, 2016 — We support Alyssa Shenk for Snowmass Village Council. Our family doesn’t live in Snowmass Village but Snowmass Village and its future are very important to us. We probably don’t agree with Alyssa on all the issues but more importantly, we trust Alyssa and believe that […]

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Letter: The choice is easy

November 2, 2016 — If you haven’t voted, it’s not too late! It is really quite a simple choice — a narcissist, misogynist and moron (a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment) or an intelligent, highly qualified woman who truly knows and understands our nation […]

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Letter: Writer has my vote

November 2, 2016 — I have seen many letters supporting various candidates, ballot issues and amendments. Many times they are informative and interesting to read. There are, however, a few who feel the need to state how long a certain candidate has lived in the valley as a show […]

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