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Vagneur: Following the trail past the gate out back

September 30, 2016 — Every summer, a certain gate attracts my attention as I drive my tractor by while working a large hay field. It holds intrigue for me because, until the other day, I had never been through that gate, never crossed through to the other side, although […]

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Letter: Be cautious of election season scams

September 30, 2016 — With the presidential election season upon us, many organizations are executing outreach to voters. State and county election officials have received complaints from Colorado voters who are concerned about phone calls that appear to be efforts to obtain personal and sensitive information. Recently, an organization […]

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Letter: Allowmore time for review of donor policy

September 30, 2016 — Dear Aspen School District Board, We are writing today to request that you delay a vote on the donor-recognition policy, scheduled for your Oct. 3 board meeting, due to failure to adequately alert constituents about this major policy change and to allow more time to […]

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Letter: Lawns, gardens aren’t part of the trail

September 30, 2016 — Dear Aspen Trailheads, It’s Thursday night and it wasn’t the first time your group jogged through our tiny neighborhood backyards on your social outing. Last year, some girls kept stomping my flowers as they ran through. No poppies for me this summer as they were […]

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Letter: Expect more of the same old at Base Village

September 30, 2016 — I arrived in Snowmass in 1970 and thought it was perfect. There have been a few changes since. The recent change of ownership at Snowmass Base Village replaces one developer with another ­— again. This does not change the basic problem in Snowmass; the community […]

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Letter: Just like Ralphie Parker

September 30, 2016 — Donald Trump is a complete fraud. The worst presidential candidate ever. Not even possibly. Just ever. In the first debate I was embarrassed for him even though I am not a fan of his. It was pretty difficult and horrifyingly hilarious to listen to some […]

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Letter: Sign language

September 30, 2016 — Two years ago, I was driving my 23-foot RV over Independence Pass toward Twin Lakes for the first time. I encountered a vehicle transport with eight cars on the trailer right at the narrowest S-curve. With many cars behind me, I could not back up. […]

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Letter: Retain funding for Open Space and Trails

September 29, 2016 — Dear Open Space and Trails board and staff, Wilderness Workshop fully supports reauthorization of Pitkin County’s Open Space and Trails Program, gives permission to Open Space and Trails to list Wilderness Workshop as an endorser, and will encourage our members and the public to vote […]

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Letter: Poschman the right person for BOCC

September 29, 2016 — Pitkin County commissioners are asked to fill many roles. Arbiters on land use, judges on quasi-judicial matters, technicians on energy and transportation, social scientists when it comes to employee housing, financial officers on the budget, and biologists when it comes to open space and wilderness. […]

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Letter: Grateful for the selfless responders near Ruedi

September 29, 2016 — Last week my wife and I were visiting your beautiful state when we were flagged down by a gentleman above the Ruedi Reservoir alerting us that help was needed. There was a car perched precariously off the road, held up by just willow brush preventing […]

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Letter: What is worse?

September 29, 2016 — Those who watched the first of the 2016 presidential debates now have an even better personality portrait of the two finalists in this race to the bottom. Donald Trump could not help but be Trump: rhetorically and intellectually challenged; ego-sensitive and crude; bluster with little […]

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Letter: Thanks for fishing for a great cause

September 29, 2016 — This weekend the Roaring Fork Valley hosted the 14th annual Cystic Fibrosis Redbone at Large Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing Celebrity Classic. This benefit tournament raises much needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis research. Many thanks to the generous participants and guides who donated their time and […]

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Letter: Thanks to Scott Tipton for standing up for Colorado water

September 29, 2016 — The ads and letters attacking Congressman Tipton on public lands have begun in earnest, and I would like to set the record straight on the Congressman’s support of the use of federal lands to benefit Colorado. I have worked with Colorado water my entire professional […]

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Letter: Arts fair is not predatory

September 29, 2016 — My name is Scott Fetzer and I have been a resident of Aspen and the valley for 30 years. I produce the Aspen Antiques, Jewelry, & Fine Arts Fair at the Aspen Ice Garden at the beginning of July, annually. I have been in the […]

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Letter: Let’s rewrite Basalt’s historic chapter

September 27, 2016 — The residents of Basalt have a lot to be proud of. Democracy is alive and well in our town. Healthy debate has defined the issues and the voters have spoken on who they trust to create the river park and guide the town’s vision for […]

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Letter: Not an ounce of integrity

September 27, 2016 — Donald Trump’s statement during Monday’s presidential debate that he does not pay Federal income taxes because “I’m smart” simply stuns me. Does that mean that the rest of us who pay taxes are stupid? Trump bragged, as I recall, that he made over $600 million […]

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Letter: Manipulator in chief?

September 26, 2016 — Ninety-nine percent of conservative talk radio proclaims the utter evil of Hillary Clinton following in the footsteps of President Barack Obama and that only a radical change of policies can save the fate of America. Donald Trump’s business “acumen” is regarded as being the salvation […]

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Letter: Ask City Council to abandon rights for dams on Castle and Maroon Creeks

September 26, 2016 — Today at 4 p.m., the city of Aspen will hold its second of three meetings on conditional water rights the city holds to build two reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Please show up to this meeting and ask the council to abandon these rights […]

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Letter: Poschman has the qualities

September 25, 2016 — Every so often, a new political candidate arises who lays out his thoughts and ideas of the current issues, some of which we may agree or disagree with. Like so many of his predecessors, we find so little substance beyond the surface, until now. Greg […]

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Letter: Appreciation for community support

September 25, 2016 — Dear Aspen community, Thank you to all who came out Thursday night to celebrate Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s 80th anniversary and the grand opening of our new Hildebrand Training Center! Nights like Thurdsay night remind me what an incredibly special community this is. […]

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