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Letters to the Editor

Cast your important vote for Skippy Mesirow

April 27, 2017 — To vote and why it matters: It's the foundation. The placeholder. Day-to-day, we do our thing. Routine is something we all get used to, and over time, we are given the chance to make a decision that can positively affect our daily lives. It's our […]

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Cast your vote for Torre

April 27, 2017 — Representative government requires citizen participation, and we all have the opportunity to get involved locally May 2. Please join me in casting a vote for Torre for Aspen City Council. I know Torre to be a dedicated public servant who is passionate about the environment, […]

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An optimistic voice for Aspen

April 27, 2017 — Over the four years I lived, worked and volunteered in Aspen, I was lucky to meet some very special people. Skippy Mesirow, who is now running for City Council, is one of these people. I served with Skippy on Aspen's Next Generation Advisory Commission, and […]

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Ann Mullins is a women’s advocate

April 27, 2017 — As a caregiver of the women of Aspen for 40 years, I wholeheartedly support Ann Mullins for City Council. Having known Ann for more than 10 years, I have seen her grow into a city councilwoman who is deeply concerned about the character of Aspen, […]

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Digging deeper into the Holocaust

April 27, 2017 — Those who attended Sunday's Holocaust Memorial Day event at the high school campus were reminded of the epically horrible things the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II. For anyone who desires to deepen their knowledge, I urge them to use the resources […]

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Illinois Secretary of State endorses Skippy Mesirow

April 27, 2017 — Dear Aspen residents, It is with great pride that I recommend Skippy Mesirow for Aspen City Council. I have known Skippy for many years and he has proven to be a dedicated leader and true public servant. Skippy is hardworking, focused and committed to making […]

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A dismal performance

April 26, 2017 — How much do you want to bet that Roger Marolt didn't get a 100-day pin this year? Eight years running, and still nothing. It's kinda sad considering that there were 151 days in the ski season this year. If skiing were a required course in […]

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Council is next stop for Mesirow’s evolution

April 26, 2017 — I'm writing you today to share my strong support for Skippy Mesirow for Aspen City Council. I first met Skippy during his first semester at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I learned quickly that Skippy is a kind, generous human being with a deep passion […]

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Skippy Mesirow a natural-born leader

April 26, 2017 — I first met Skippy Mesirow through friends at an Aspen event and wondered how it was that I had never met him before, because he is the type of person you do not forget. He has an energy and passion for life that truly makes […]

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Earth to Gardner

April 26, 2017 — Sen. Cory Gardner, what do you stand for? I have been emailing you recently because your staff who answer the phone waste my time telling me about all the town hall meetings you have held around the state, neglecting to mention they are by elite […]

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The voters have spoken on Pan and Fork

April 26, 2017 — Dear Basalt Town Council, My wife, Cara, and I are writing to express our concern regarding the Town Council's discussion to buy the Pan and Fork property currently owned by the Roaring Fork Community Development Corp. We were extremely surprised and dismayed to learn that […]

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Mesirow is cozy with developers

April 26, 2017 — I would like to point out that Skippy Mesirow seems to be backed by all of the largest Aspen developers. Not only was Skippy the poster boy for Mark Hunt's Base2 project (which was unanimously overturned by Aspen's voters), but he is also financially supported […]

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When Aspen was slower and simpler

April 26, 2017 — With regard to the recent articles — "A 40 million "ranch" — really?" by Paul Andersen in The Aspen Times and "Pioneer Billy Zaugg" by Tim Cooney in the Aspen Daily News — my commendations to both Tim and Paul for their recent articles. The […]

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Torre vows to make Aspen better

April 26, 2017 — I am asking for one of your votes for City Council. I have had the honor to serve as your councilman before and I seek to continue the good work we started. I promise to respect your voice, Aspen's history and our legacy. I represent […]

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Another pitch for Mesirow

April 26, 2017 — It is my pleasure to endorse Skippy Mesirow for Aspen City Council just as it has been my delight to befriend and know this incredible, energetic and thoughtful candidate over the past few years. I have much to say on the subject of Skippy's ability […]

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Ann Mullins for Aspen

April 25, 2017 — Ann Mullins brings so much to Aspen in her approach and technique as a council person. Notice she isn't flamboyant, braggadocious or self-centered. Rather, she brings sage experience, a thoughtful and studied view to all issues, and most importantly, she possesses a keen and empathetic […]

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Deplorable behavior by Aspen liberals

April 25, 2017 — I just read the open letter to the Trump children printed in The Aspen Times on March 21 ("An open letter to the First Family"). How incredibly offensive of you. First off, you do not own Aspen any more than Donald Trump owns New York […]

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Mullins for Aspen City Council

April 25, 2017 — Vote for Ann Mullins. She answers her emails. Responsiveness is a big reason. Responsiveness and accessibility beyond the election season is a really big reason. Common sense counts. It is rare and takes political courage. Her value-based observation that consolidating City Hall under one roof […]

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Torre has the experience to lead

April 25, 2017 — I am writing in support of Torre for Aspen City Council. Aspen has been a part of my life since the early 1970s. As a former student at Aspen State Teachers College (go Brooms!), I have witnessed growth and the inevitable change that growth brings. […]

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Trail of drugs leads south of the border

April 25, 2017 — I read with interest the article in the April 21 edition of The Aspen Times about the heroin deaths ("Laced heroin was found at scene of Blue Lake deaths"). What is it going to take to get Americans to wake up to the fact that […]

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