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Letters to the Editor

Electric Avenue

July 21, 2017 — As a lifelong cyclist who continues to ride hard, although now when I put the hammer down not much happens, I wonder how long it will be before I may need some assistance on the mountain trails and bike paths to continue to enjoy our […]

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GOP on the wrong track with health care

July 21, 2017 — Senate Democrats have won a great legislative battle defeating Obamacare repeal and replace — maybe equal to the original passage of Obamacare. Obamacare escaped unscathed and unchanged. Now we can just lay back and enjoy it. Meanwhile, as Maurice Emmer wrote, the Republicans are fighting […]

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More flowers, less GOP bashing

July 21, 2017 — It is time for my annual "bitching" about the entry to Aspen. I fail to understand why the entrance to Aspen is so cruddy looking! Yesterday, we were reminded how attractive it might be when we entered Gypsum. Their roundabout has a lovely entrance sign […]

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Bicycle boors

July 21, 2017 — To the black-clad peloton (or whatever you call yourselves) that hurtled past me without warning while entering a small tunnel and blind curve on the Emma Trail above Basalt on Wednesday: You have confirmed my observation that the more "serious" cyclists become, the ruder and […]

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A solution For Basalt

July 20, 2017 — A solution for Basalt The problem in Basalt is absurd in its simplicity to correct considering the pain and suffering Basalt has gone through. One company was extended an option 2.5 years ago on the River Park land that the town has spent about $7.75 […]

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Leave the insurance companies out of it

July 20, 2017 — Leave the insurance companies out of it The poor of this country just got a reprieve from a death sentence. The American Health Care Act is dead and the Affordable Care Act lives. James Kellogg's contention that what the health care system needs is a […]

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Trump keeps burning bridges

July 20, 2017 — Trump keeps burning bridges The Aspen Daily News tells us on July 7 about Putin, Trump and a "sea of dispute." Let's count them. Trump's unjustified concessions, Moscow's interference in the U.S. elections, Putin's expectations of Trump to ease restrictions, Russia's war with Ukraine, FBI […]

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Trump in it for himself

July 20, 2017 — Trump in it for himself In response to the Michael Galvis letter of July 17 ("Make America better"), I'm all in favor of making the USA a better country for all of us. It would appear, however, that Donald Trump is only interested in making […]

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Hickenlooper leads way on addressing climate change

July 19, 2017 — A bold stance by Hickenlooper Three cheers for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who recently announced that Colorado will chart a course to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 26 percent by 2025, exceeding actions established by the Paris Climate Agreement. The governor's executive order (www.colorado.gov/governor/sites/default/files/executive_orders/climate_eo.pdf) lays out […]

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One must see Aspen politics to believe it

July 19, 2017 — Just in case you don't remember, one year ago the "one-roof proposal" for City Hall was $20 million cheaper and an estimated 10 years less time to complete, and the Armory would become a community center instead of a shoehorn City Hall. After a lot […]

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Aspen Art Museum and its ‘big suckers’ doing things right

July 17, 2017 — Aspen Art Museum and its 'big suckers' doing things right It's hard to know where to begin in response to the screed about the Aspen Art Museum by Glenn Beaton. For someone with such obvious ignorance about the subject matter of which he writes, Mr. […]

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Trails gone wild

July 17, 2017 — Pitkin County commissioners, Whether you know it or not, a crucial meeting is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Pitkin County Library to determine the fate of a new trail in the rural area of Prince Creek, Carbondale. The trail has been planned under […]

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Grammar 101

July 17, 2017 — In a front-page story in Sunday's Aspen Times, I see that the winner of this year's Aspen Valley Marathon "hopes to make Aspen an annual stop for he and his family." Ouch! The writer, Mr. Austin Colbert, of course meant "for himself and his family." […]

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Make America better

July 17, 2017 — I do not know (nor do I care) who or how many people were at Trump's inauguration. But I can tell you exactly who and how many were at Hillary's inauguration. And that is the only number that matters! So, suck it up and try […]

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Cruisin’ for another City Hall bruisin’?

July 17, 2017 — Dear Mayor Steve Skadron and Aspen City Council members, When I got home from Aspen City Council's June 11 work session on how to pay for the new City Hall office building overlooking Galena Plaza, a friend called to ask how many black and blue […]

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Kudos & Kindness: From Aspen Times readers (July 16, 2017)

July 16, 2017 — Over the moon for stars June 24 was a new moon, which is when the sun, moon and Earth are (almost perfectly) aligned with the moon in the center position. In this alignment, the moon is visible primarily during the day, instead of the nighttime. […]

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Get with the program? There is no program in Basalt

July 15, 2017 — Get with the program? Has it become that obvious? There is no program!! We're now nearly four years into the process and we are seemingly no closer to developing a utilization plan for the Pan Fork property that serves the entire community than what was […]

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Not your money to spend, Aspen councilors

July 15, 2017 — The members of the Aspen City Council have well-reasoned the financing for the new city offices. First, it is not their money so why should they care if it costs more? Second, they are justified in not trusting the judgment of Aspen voters; after all, […]

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Here’s why healthy people mean a healthy economy

July 15, 2017 — Health care is a big political topic at the moment. Health care is big in another way; health care is one of the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, according to th eBureau of Labor Statistics. As a first year baby boomer I'll take […]

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Aspen traffic would be helped by Cemetery Lane roundabout

July 11, 2017 — I am totally perplexed at stop-and-go traffic entering Aspen and backed up past the Aspen airport. It's not moving! (Except for the buses in their private bus lane.) Why? Another roundabout would help at Cemetery Lane. Or better still: four lanes across Holden Marolt and […]

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