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Letters to the Editor

Tipton won’t make time for us

February 23, 2017 — Last week I called the D.C. office of Rep. Scott Tipton. I've made hundreds of calls to his office and many other reps throughout my lifetime. This time, however, I met with hostility from the aide who answered the phone, a first-time experience for me. […]

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Schendler conflicted in Pan and Fork talks

February 23, 2017 — Auden Schendler needs to recuse himself from the Pan and Fork discussions. Schendler is employed by Aspen Skiing Co. His compensation is tied to the value he brings to the company. Skico's relationship with Lowe Enterprises in Aspen directly ties profits to fund the new […]

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Our declining environment

February 23, 2017 — I spent most of my life in the Calumet region of Indiana, the northwest part of the state nearest Chicago. The area was built by heavy industry, i.e., steel mills and oil refineries. These industries created the economy in the region, but they also destroyed […]

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A courageous stand by Rapkin and others

February 23, 2017 — Cheers to Mitzi Rapkin and her effort to hold Sen. Cory Gardner accountable to the people of our state and his position of support for this dangerous and ignorant Trump administration. It takes courage standing up in a high-profile position for your belief which many […]

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One strike, one gutter

February 23, 2017 — No to the Gorsuch Haus. Please save something (1A) for the locals. Yes to the Woody Creek Tavern for closing in support of immigrant workers. More should have followed suit! Ruth Harrison Aspen

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Gardner, Tipton let down their constituents

February 22, 2017 — Our elected representatives should be engaging their constituents from all parties, not hiding from those with different points of view. Sadly for our democracy, Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton are keeping their ears and minds closed by failing to hold traditional town hall […]

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Calling out Sen. Gardner

February 22, 2017 — Editor's note: The following letter was originally sent to Colorado Sen. Gory Gardner. What are you thinking? Why did you vote for a woman who has no experience in education to be the secretary of education? One of her first ideas is to eliminate the […]

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Drain the Aspen swamp

February 22, 2017 — It is time to pull the plug on Aspen's political swamp. We have the City Council allowing huge buildings in the core and entertaining a giant development at Lift One that wants to change the zoning so they can maximize profit. And now we have […]

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Roger Marolt column not fit for print

February 21, 2017 — Why would you guys publish such an ill-informed rant by a washed up, old-timer who skis ("Knuckle draggers and the devolution of skiing," commentary, Feb. 8, Snowmass Sun)? And why would the editor allow it to be published? People like Roger and the editor are […]

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Confused

February 20, 2017 — What? Wasn't Mark Hunt supposed to make Aspen great again? Marina Rainer Aspen

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Compassionate policing

February 20, 2017 — A huge warm thanks to Sheriff Joe DiSalvo for standing up for basic human rights and for helping people. Miles Knudson Aspen and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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A praiseworthy stand

February 20, 2017 — Kudos to the Willsons of Woody Creek Tavern for closing their business on Thursday in solidarity with immigrant workers. June and Hovik Abramian Snowmass Village

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Stop dillydallying and fix the entrance to Aspen

February 20, 2017 — The following letter was originally sent to members of the Elected Officials Transportation Committee. During rush hour today it was a 55-minute bus ride from the Highlands' base area to Rubey Park (normally about nine minutes), and stop-and-go traffic began at the Aspen Recreation Center. […]

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Break the chain of overregulation by Aspen government

February 20, 2017 — Chain stores? In Aspen we ain't talkin' Target. Prada and Louis Vuitton — those are our chain stores. Ever wonder why we don't have a Duane Reede on every corner? Could it possibly be because you have to make enough money to pay your rent? […]

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Kudos and Kindness fro Aspen Times readers (Feb. 19, 2017)

February 19, 2017 — A great day on Aspen Mountain How refreshing to have a positive, uplifting morning on Aspen Mountain. Jeff Hanle of Aspen Skiing Co. generously gave away wonderful prizes and provided the usual delicious breakfast for the seniors. I'm sure I speak for all who were […]

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Gorsuch Haus a boon to Aspen’s skiing legacy

February 18, 2017 — To the honorable Mayor Steve Skadron and members of the City Council, Forty-plus years ago, I was an Aspen resident employed by Aspen Skiing Co. Skier's Chalet was one of our preferred family restaurants for special-occasion dinners and good times. Ruthie's and Norway were among […]

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Fuzzy math, Gorsuch style

February 18, 2017 — The specious arithmetic put forward by self-declared Gorsuch Haus employee Allyn Harvey to show that the proposed hotel high on the slope at 1A is really not so tall is pretty funny ("Gorsuch the right project for Aspen Mountain,"Letters, Feb. 13, 2017, The Aspen Times). […]

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Give people a say on land management

February 18, 2017 — I'm writing to express concern over the recent move to eliminate the Bureau of Land Management "Planning 2.0" initiative, which provides a much-needed update to how BLM gathers public opinion on proposed projects. Planning 2.0 strives to streamline and standardize the public input process, and […]

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Let’s get Gorsuch Haus done

February 18, 2017 — Dear Mayor and City Council, I am glad you are giving serious consideration to the Gorsuch application for a true hotel on the Lift One side of Aspen Mountain. It has been over eight years since the COWOP (citizens panel/committee) met for months to discuss […]

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Make Gorsuch Haus happen

February 18, 2017 — Dear City Council, Aspen should already be enjoying the benefits of a totally revamped second portal onto Aspen Mountain, already enjoying a five-star hotel at the top of Aspen Street, already enjoying a new high-speed quad up to Ruthies and already celebrating a winning chance […]

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