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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Watch out for more metered parking in Aspen

December 2, 2016 — Locals, be careful, as the parking czar has converted two-hour spaces into loading zones and metered spots. The Downtowner, paid for with taxpayer dollars, is competing with private local businesses, who don’t like it one bit (contrary to what is being said by the Parking […]

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Letter: Who’s wielding the blue pencil?

December 2, 2016 — For weeks now Facebook comments responding to Aspen Times content have been appearing and then disappearing on the paper’s website. A conspiracy theorist might see Mark Zuckerberg‘s omnipotent hand at work here, or the publisher’s. Since some of the deleted comments are (were) fairly insulting […]

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Letter: Unnecessary closure on Rio Grande Trail

December 1, 2016 — Wednesday was the last day that the Rio Grande Trail between Catherine Store Bridge and Rock Bottom Ranch were open this year. I remain vehemently opposed to the winter closure of that section of the Rio Grande Trail in order to incubate a mountain lion […]

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Letter: It’s economics, stupid

December 1, 2016 — Locals who lobbied Aspen City Council to regulate chain stores should be applauded for upholding a rich, local tradition. This is how government should work: an interest group talks to elected officials to seek a change the group thinks will improve life for the group. […]

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Letter: Know your enemy

December 1, 2016 — I have a modest proposal. Many of us remember the tattoos and patches after the 1930s. Why don’t we require that those who voted for the president-elect wear a Nazi patch on their outer clothing so we will be able to identify them and know […]

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Letter: Don-nation

December 1, 2016 — It’s been hard to watch The Associated Press anointee’s cabinet choices of self-serving politicians eager to privatize Medicare and watching the slow-motion pants pull-down of Mitt Romney and Chris Christie, while President-elect (by 2.3 million) Hillary Clinton is still being Beaton by right-wing columnists and […]

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Letter: Thanks to the Thrift Shop

November 30, 2016 — The Aspen Science Center would like to acknowledge the Thrift Shop of Aspen for the incredible work they do in providing financial support for nonprofits throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. At the heart of this wonderful organization is the dedicated, all-volunteer staff that manages and […]

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Letter: A fair compromise for Thompson Divide

November 29, 2016 — As an angler, Colorado Trout Unlimited member and resident here in the Roaring Fork Valley, I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve recently accomplished in the Thompson Divide: a reasonable compromise that balances the need for domestic energy development with conservation of public lands and […]

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Letter: An uprising of butterfly wings

November 29, 2016 — In the 16th century, a time in which Europeans had “discovered” the Western Hemisphere and the Protestant Reformation was underway, Saint Teresa of Avila taught her monastic sisters, and wrote in her book “Interior Castle” (1588) that the soul is like a butterfly. Chaos theory […]

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Letter: Aspen Skiers take the ice Friday

November 29, 2016 — Are you ready for some hockey? Hockey season is back for the Aspen Skiers. The Skiers take the ice at 5:45 p.m. Friday at the Aspen Ice Garden. Come out and watch your Aspen Skiers play some hockey. Prices are $5 for students, $6 for […]

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Letter: Transportation options needed to other part of county

November 27, 2016 — I am a low-income, disabled resident of Basalt. It is my hope that this letter will raise awareness about a very serious issue here in the valley. Due to a visual impairment called Stargardt Disease, I am unable to drive. My property is located in […]

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Letter: Need a lift?

November 27, 2016 — Have you seen the Aspen City Council’s new toys? The golf carts from Florida that roam the city to give free rides to and from the wealthy core area of Aspen. I am looking for someone to give me a need — a real need […]

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Letter: Supermoons and climate change

November 26, 2016 — Supermoons and Climate Change Dear friends, I am suggesting that we begin to use the cycle of the “supermoon,” a 70 year cycle of a brighter full moon, as the increment to measure climate change. When I recently viewed the 2016 supermoon, I realized that […]

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Letter: A time to respect

November 24, 2016 — Once we recognize the role of the American Indian in the evolution of our country, the dream for humanity carried to these shores by the early settlers of New England and Virginia will be realized and we will lead the world as exemplars of liberty, […]

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Letter: Thoughts are with Standing Rock

November 24, 2016 — Daily I think about the hundreds of First Nations People and their supporters being brutalized with military style weaponry and high-pressure water cannons in subzero temperatures and getting nailed with rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray, all the while they’re protesting the construction of […]

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Letter: Appreciation to Skico

November 23, 2016 — Last week, Aspen Skiing Co. conducted its annual ski-patrol medical refresher at the Wheeler Opera House. The healthy mix of some 160-odd bright, new patrollers and salty veterans is a ritual late fall gathering now in its fourth decade. These men and women meet for […]

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Letter: Appreciative for this community

November 23, 2016 — It has been a month since my highly publicized bike crash and I want to thank everyone for the many cards and wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery. I know that over the years many in this community have been supportive of our fellow […]

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Letter: Enforcing laws has nothing to do with hate

November 22, 2016 — I read with interest the article on the many Basalt High school students who are Hispanic. It appeared to me that many of them are here illegally, though the article was not clear on this. I would assume that some may have temporary visas and […]

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Letter: False equivalency

November 22, 2016 — False equivalency It is telling that Michael Galvis and the rest of his ilk believes that the iniquity of being one of the “political elite” trumps that of being a liar, a fraud, and a con man, not to mention a bigot, a racist, and […]

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Letter: You call that courage?

November 22, 2016 — Consider the recent action by the star of “Hamilton,” Brandon Victor Dixon (he must be important because he uses all three names). He stood on the stage where he had just performed the most popular show on Broadway to thunderous applause; people had paid over […]

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