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Letters to the Editor

Dolsineks stick to their pledge

March 23, 2017 — Thank God for the Dolsinek family. Please don't back down from your wishes for the land at 1A — no lift, no cables, no wires. A park, indeed. I love the old-time values. Let's preserve something! Ruth Harrison Aspen

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County commissioners show their liberal colors

March 23, 2017 — I am disappointed in our county commissioners. Pitkin County is governed by a home rule charter that makes the commissioner position nonpartisan. When you voted for commissioners, they were not shown as affiliated with any party. This is because they are supposed to represent all […]

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Vote Mesirow for Aspen City Council

March 23, 2017 — I first met Skippy Mesirow in 2014 when I moved to Aspen from Denver, and I right away knew there was something extraordinary about him. I was immediately impressed with his intelligence, kindness and genuine enthusiasm for Aspen and for the people that live here. […]

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Mullins has invaluable leadership skills

March 23, 2017 — I have known Ann Mullins for 35 years. I have watched her for 20 years as a founding partner build one of the top urban-design firms in the United States. I have witnessed the leadership she exhibited as the University of Colorado campus landscape architect. […]

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Aspen Princess: Like, this Trump guy is making me nervous

March 23, 2017 — As much as I love it, this warm weather is kind of freaking me out. I feel like the Earth is just too hot, like when you wake up in the middle night and the back of your knees are sweating. I worry about what […]

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JCPenney closure is community’s loss

March 21, 2017 — It was reported in Saturday's Denver Post that J.C. Penney is closing its Glenwood Springs store in June. This letter is an open appeal to community members and leaders to contact J.C. Penney to ask that every effort be made to keep the store open. […]

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Offended by Vintage Trouble’s language

March 21, 2017 — I recently attended a free concert at Wagner Park as entertainment for the World Cup events in Aspen. The band Vintage Trouble entertained a mixed crowd of children and adults. A woman next to me said they were the only band to ever play Jay […]

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Test rogue dog poop for DNA

March 21, 2017 — There's only one way to eliminate, or at least reduce, the dog poop problem: require every dog in the area to have its DNA registered. Then have any dog poop left outside tested to determine who the offending dog was and give the owner a […]

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A plea to the Trumps

March 21, 2017 — Dear Trump children, Welcome to the lovely mountains of Aspen. We locals hope you enjoy your time here. I would like you consider something very large while you are out here. Living in and coming out to these sacred mountains to ski and play and […]

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An open letter to the First Family

March 21, 2017 — Dear Trump children, We welcome your families to Aspen! We hope that when stepping off the plane, you all paused to take in the crisp Colorado mountain air and breathed in the scents of sage and pinon. Did it remind you of your visits here […]

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Mayor hopeful vows to fire city manager

March 21, 2017 — "The bigger the government, the less the liberty." — Hunter S. Thompson If you believe Aspen Skiing Co. and local government need more power and more of your taxes, stop reading and vote for the corrupt machine's incumbents for mayor and council. As a fiscal […]

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Put the brakes on fossil-fuel-burning vehicles

March 20, 2017 — From 2010 to 2016 the number of cars (and light trucks) put together in the U.S. has steadily risen by 4 million to more than 12 million vehicles per year. Donald Trump is wrong again. Go figure! A side note: The number of U.S.-made parts […]

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Basalt needs a homeless shelter

March 20, 2017 — Basalt needs a homeless shelter We are seventh-graders from Basalt Middle School, and we think there is a problem in our community. There are many homeless people in Basalt, and only homeless shelters in Glenwood Springs and Aspen. We think that we should have a […]

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High drama in little Basalt

March 20, 2017 — As a kid, one of my favorite TV shows to watch after school was "The Three Stooges" — mindless buffoonery. "Dallas" was another TV show not so much about buffoonery, but where deception and payoffs ripped off both big and small with a swagger. In […]

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Lift ‘1B’ is the answer

March 20, 2017 — I have discussed the future of the 1A side of Aspen Mountain with a lot of people. Some want nothing done there at all. Most want some sort of hotel with public vibrancy. The recurring subject is a new lift. I'm calling it 1B. Extending […]

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Keep it civil during campaign season

March 20, 2017 — Having read Mr. Aaron Anderson's recent letter, I hope that this is the last mean-spirited and juvenile attack on a candidate that we will see in the coming election ("Aspen has had enough of Torre," March 15, Commentary, The Aspen Times). We deserve better. Helen […]

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Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (March 19, 2017)

March 18, 2017 — The unsung hero of America's Uphill On March 11, over 300 people participated in America's Uphill by either racing or volunteering to help out with all the logistics of such a big event. At the awards ceremony, Bob Wade from Ute Mountaineer made sure to […]

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Aspen City Council more than just historic preservation

March 18, 2017 — I must dissent from Neil Siegel's endorsement of Ann Mullins for another term on City Council ("Mullins has earned another term on Aspen City Council," Commentary, March 16, The Aspen Times). Yes, Ann is a nice person, mild mannered, not disruptive, and concerned about historic […]

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Waking up to morning poo in Snowmass

March 18, 2017 — Picture this. An early morning walk around the Snowmass Golf Course. Mount Daly looms in the background, powdery and majestic. The sun peaks over the ridge, turning the sky a deep, cornflower blue and rendering the snow into a glittering, magical dreamscape. Also? The poop […]

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

March 18, 2017 — Guess who's coming to dinner? I just heard about some of the Trump clan visiting Aspen soon. Am trying to keep my dinner in my stomach. Oh, well, it is a free country. Sort of. Miles Knudson Aspen

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