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The March is over, but the work now begins

January 24, 2017 — Thank you to the many women, men and children who participated in the Alice March for Women on Saturday. We estimate that 700 people stretched at least 1 mile down Highway 133. The march was about 3 miles long, but it felt much shorter because […]

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On the GOP and Russians

January 24, 2017 — Remember back in the good old days when Republicans actually stood up to the Russians also? Carl Heck Aspen

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Trump brings us together

January 24, 2017 — Donald Trump is a unifier. Never in the history of the world has one person brought together so many people across the globe in one day. Millions of people peacefully marched for human rights, environmental rights and compassion for all. Love prevailed. Maybe he will […]

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Repeating history

January 24, 2017 — The United States helped take down the Third Reich in World War II. Certainly we can take down the fourth one. Miles Knudson Aspen Village and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Marching in step

January 22, 2017 — We walked together, hundreds of us, quietly, peacefully, determinedly, for a variety of reasons. To me, the walk represents our sense of place, our sense of community, our sense of belief that together we can and must protect those values and beliefs and actions that […]

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One environmental impact too many

January 22, 2017 — There was an interesting news article recently on the proposed Aspen Airport enlargement (“New airport environmental affects to be few as possible, The Aspen Times, Jan. 20). The environmental impact statement is apparently all “good news,” except that a little wetlands area will need to […]

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Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers

January 22, 2017 — Good, clean bingo fun Circle of Friends offers a great big thank-you to everyone who was involved with the third annual Winterskol Bingo For All Ages, which was held Jan. 15 at the beautiful Dunaway Community Room at the Pitkin County Library. Circle of Friends […]

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Israel’s hands not totally clean

January 21, 2017 — There is much to praise in Mr. David Kudish’s lengthy letter to the editor of Jan. 13 (“Israel has been an accommodating neighbor,” Jan. 13, 2017, The Aspen Times). He is particularly eloquent on Israel’s status as the lone democratic beacon in its troubled region, […]

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Trump is a clueless, spiteful cheater

January 21, 2017 — John Lewis stands as an honorable, important figure in U.S. social history and politics, a man who has walked the walk in the struggles for black American civil rights and paved the way for greater freedoms and enfranchisement for other oppressed groups. One would be […]

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Planning Cozy Point’s future

January 19, 2017 — I have been the manager of Cozy Point Ranch LLC since 2000 with Monroe Summers and inherited the business when he passed away in 2014. Since my first day with Monroe, it was clear that Cozy Point was a tremendous community asset. Monroe’s vision for […]

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Paradise lost

January 19, 2017 — How ironic and also how sad that Paradise Bakery was the target of determined thieves (“Burglars pry open Aspen bakery’s safe, steal cash,” Jan. 17, The Aspen Times). Paradise has for decades been one of the most generous locally owned business. It’s hard to find […]

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An open letter to the Obamas

January 18, 2017 — Dear President Barack H. Obama and Mrs. Michelle R. Obama, Your time in the White House and leadership of our country has been a period of elevation in our history and led to enlightened actions and an atmosphere of acceptance. You have celebrated the best […]

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Time to take a stand

January 18, 2017 — In learning about Aspen’s version of a post-inauguration demonstration, during which we will protest the eve of fascism in America by first skiing, then drinking, I’d have to admit that my initial instinct was to feel cynical: Really Aspen, that’s the best we can do? […]

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Blasphemy by Bill Maher

January 18, 2017 — I am so upset with Bill Maher, stating that President-elect Donald Trump was crossbred with an orangutan. How dare he? I think we as a nation should stand up to things like this. Talking badly about innocent orangutans is just ugly and wrong. Miles Knudson […]

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An Aspen place to break bread

January 18, 2017 — Thank you to Oakville Grocery Aspen for choosing to preserve the nostalgic spirit and unmitigated joy that defines the Aspen experience with your new eatery. In addition to restoring the 201 E. Main St. historical building, which formerly housed Main Street Bakery, please be sure […]

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Treating Aspen teachers like rock stars

January 18, 2017 — Dear Aspen Education Foundation board, Ms. Potamkin, Mr. Butera and Ms. Bedingfield, I am writing with this love letter to thank you for all you do for our schools — especially for our educators. Like each of us, I am the beneficiary of fantastic teachers […]

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Traitor-elect Trump

January 18, 2017 — The CIA and the FBI’s investigation of Russian hacking is necessary for our edification, but it is not needed to incriminate Trump. He did that himself when he stood before the television cameras and openly invited the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails. He encouraged […]

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Replacing Obamacare with a healthy diet

January 18, 2017 — With the Republican Congress bent on depriving 22 million Americans of medical insurance, this is a great time to provide our own, totally free and totally effective health insurance — a plant-based diet. In last year’s Internal Medicine, a study with 131,000 participants found that […]

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Nervous yet, GOP?

January 17, 2017 — Nervous yet, GOP? I wonder, at what level of Donald Trump’s romance with the KGB will Republicans become nervous? Carl Heck Aspen

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Make Aspen developers pay their way

January 17, 2017 — I want the City Council to reconsider its position relative to continuing to extend the exemption on workforce housing requirements for existing buildings. At last week’s meeting, the council decided it was appropriate to exempt certain buildings from requiring workforce housing. I think this issue […]

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