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Letters to the Editor

Sheriff DiSalvo cherry picks the laws

May 28, 2017 — Let's see: Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo swears an oath to uphold the law and then encounters a law he doesn't like. Using that excuse that, he decides not to enforce the federal law. What's next, the sheriff decides that speeding or burglary do not […]

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Anarchy in Pitkin County?

May 28, 2017 — There's been a lot of self-righteous virtue signaling around here in the past few days. The sheriff and some locals have re-established their progressive creds as champions of the lawless, i.e., those violating our immigration laws. Proud they are to protect the law breakers; proud […]

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Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (May 28)

May 28, 2017 — Smart kid who deserves a chance If I were an employer, Madeleine Kamberg is someone I want to meet and probably hire in a hearbeat … that's what comes to mind after reading her inspiring story in the May 21 paper ("Equal, but certainly not […]

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Fires in the mountains

May 26, 2017 — Framing a response about Rep. Scott Tipton's Forest Management and Water Rights missive is tricky. Tipton supports the thought that cutting the forest to reduce fuels is the best way to manage our forests and laments the complexity of protocols the U.S. Forest Service uses […]

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Pitkin County’s feel-good posturing

May 26, 2017 — As businessman, citizen and taxpayer of Pitkin County for over 30 years, I have been continually disappointed in our local government. Capricious, feel-good rules have steadily eroded our commercial base. The city and county spending budgets are completely out of control as they buy up […]

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A monument to Aspen egos

May 26, 2017 — In response to Phyllis Bronson's May 25 letter ("Aspen Art Museum stoked political flames," The Aspen Times), the Aspen Art Museum building is a product of enormous and unchecked egos. Some of them are associated with the Aspen Art Museum. Others have been associated with […]

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Ward Hauenstein would bring fresh, seasoned approach to city council

May 25, 2017 — We would like to offer our support for Ward Hauenstein for the upcoming City Council runoff. Sometimes in our small town, choosing between two good options is needed. While we certainly do not see eye-to-eye with all of Ward's past or stated positions, we think […]

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Holy Cross Energy board needs someone like Jared Kerst

May 25, 2017 — While reading through the candidate profiles for the upcoming Holy Cross Energy board of directors election June 8, I was struck by Clem Kopf's remarks concerning the depth and length of Aspen Ski Co.'s successful attempts to influence and hand pick candidates for the HCE […]

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Aspen Art Museum stoked political flames

May 25, 2017 — This is in response to Tony Sherman's letter regarding the Aspen Art Museum, "A hatchet piece by Glenn Beaton." (May 24, Commentary, The Aspen Times) Watching Heidi Zuckerman get up at City Council public comment Monday night and tell us how great she is for […]

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Trump will dump himself

May 25, 2017 — Donald Trump will never be impeached. His skin is too thin. His head is too thick. Everything said against him are lies. He'll just to back to private life. Donald Trump will just plain out quit! Ruth Harrison Aspen

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Protecting the Crystal Valley

May 25, 2017 — The West Elk Loop Scenic and Historic Byway, which includes Highway 133 from McClure Pass to Carbondale, was established approximately 20 years ago in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Federal Highway Administration. Its stewardship mission states that the byway shall protect and […]

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Hornbacher for Holy Cross Energy board

May 24, 2017 — On June 4, Holy Cross Energy members will elect a new board member. I am encouraging members to vote for David Hornbacher. I strongly believe that governing boards, particularly ones with as much community impact as Holy Cross Energy, should be well-balanced. Finding that balance […]

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A hatchet piece by Glenn Beaton

May 24, 2017 — In response to the absurd headline "Should Toledo Taxpayers pay for Aspen Art?" the answer is a simple no — they should not and did not. It appears that just about every sentence in Glenn Beaton's article is "fake news" and I will address some […]

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Preserve the midvalley’s open space, say no to Tree Farm plan

May 22, 2017 — This letter was orginally sent to the Eagle County commisioners. The Tree Farm Development has been looming over the midvalley for a long time. The revised project is still gigantic. Urban sprawl is already taking over our open space. This project is not good for […]

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Vote David Hornbacher for Holy Cross Energy Board

May 22, 2017 — It's easy to feel powerless these days if you care about climate and energy issues. But this week, you have a tremendous opportunity to bolster some of the most exciting and meaningful work being done in our region. If you get your electricity from Holy […]

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Do the math: Four lanes needed to fix Entrance to Aspen

May 21, 2017 — More than 60 percent of Aspen's registered voters apparently think voting is for suckers. But, perhaps they have a different explanation for sitting out the recent election. Regardless, there will be no opportunity for improvement in congestion at the Entrance to Aspen until common sense […]

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Vote for Aspen’s future, vote for Torre

May 21, 2017 — A vote Torre will do just that. He has proven how much he deeply cares for this town. He will fight for the younger generation's issues and has respect for " Old School Aspenites." Let's give him another chance. He only needs one vote … […]

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Users of public lands need to appreciate the day

May 19, 2017 — Colorado's Public Lands Day (today) is significant for many reasons, and particularly important for anyone who hunts, fishes, hikes, camps or otherwise recreates on our great public lands estate. For starters, it's the first official Public Lands Day in Colorado (or any other state) and […]

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Hey, Eagle County: Tree Farm plan comes up woefully short

May 19, 2017 — Dear Jill, Kathy, and Jeanne: First and foremost, I wish to recognize your service as Eagle County commissioners. Your commitment and dedication as stewards of our little neck of the woods plays a critical role in the protection of our unique lands and our desired […]

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Volunteer to help biking community, win chance at mountain bike

May 19, 2017 — Celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day this Saturday by building new singletrack in Carbondale! Help complete a reroute of the top portion of the Blue Ribbon trail on Red Hill (a.k.a. Mushroom Rock). Red Hill Council is leading the charge on this project, Roaring Fork Mountain […]

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