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Letters to the Editor

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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Letter: Schwartz for 3rd Congressional District

September 23, 2016 — Schwartz for 3rd Congressional District As a hunter of some 60 years in Colorado, I am very concerned that Scott Tipton has co-sponsored four pieces of legislation to transfer or sell off Colorado’s 25 million acres of National Forest, National Parks and BLM lands. Colorado […]

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Letter: Who’s the deplorable?

September 23, 2016 — Regarding Roger Marolt’s Sept. 23 column “A bad sign planted on the front lawn”: Roger has the right to find Trump deplorable. He has the right to find me deplorable for putting up three Trump-Pence signs on my property in plain view as he drives […]

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Letter: Smart school bus business practices

September 23, 2016 — I am writing this response to the original letter earlier this week written to The Aspen Times (“Bothered by buses,” Commentary, Sept. 19) and the subsequent letters about the Aspen School District bus picking up students “downvalley.” As director of transportation for the Aspen School […]

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Letter: Voting for the best candidate for Pitkin County Commissioner requires this understanding

September 22, 2016 — The city of Aspen and Pitkin County are community and commodity. There is no way to separate those two attributes when creating local policy, and the balance is very important to local economic viability, which enhances your personal well-being. While many residents wish that they […]

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Letter: Vote no on Amendment 69

September 22, 2016 — I just wanted to add a few comments to the recent guest opinions regarding Amendment 69. This is a constitutional amendment, if it doesn’t work it will take another constitutional amendment to correct or get rid of it. The 21-member governing panel will get to […]

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Letter: ‘Women for Wildlands’ not just for women

September 21, 2016 — A letter to Scott Tipton: I am writing to inform you of my opposition to House Resolution 3650, the State National Forest Management Act of 2015. As an 11-year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley in western Colorado and avid user of public lands for […]

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Letter: Let officials handle their own budgeting

September 21, 2016 — At the last Pitkin County Board of Commissioners session, I spoke about restructuring and said both county Sheriff Joe DiSalvo and county Clerk and Recorder Janice K. Vos-Caudill should have their own finance departments. Also let me add county Assessor Tom Isaac to this list […]

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