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Carroll: Aspenites join in to keep the lights on Trump

January 17, 2017 — Aside from dessert for breakfast and a puppy, my daughters would like nothing more than for me to cease nagging them to brush their teeth and clean their room. Despite the indisputable threat of cavities and the unbearable pain of stepping on Legos in the […]

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Colson: The Affordable Care Act works, and that’s what’s riled the GOP

January 17, 2017 — Through the recent presidential election campaign and its surprising outcome — the election of Donald John Trump — we have been treated to a rather bizarre set of claims, half-truths and outright lies concerning the viability of what arguably is President Barack Obama’s single most […]

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Nervous yet, GOP?

January 17, 2017 — Nervous yet, GOP? I wonder, at what level of Donald Trump’s romance with the KGB will Republicans become nervous? Carl Heck Aspen

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Make Aspen developers pay their way

January 17, 2017 — I want the City Council to reconsider its position relative to continuing to extend the exemption on workforce housing requirements for existing buildings. At last week’s meeting, the council decided it was appropriate to exempt certain buildings from requiring workforce housing. I think this issue […]

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A word from the taxpaying Drapers

January 17, 2017 — Please be aware that there are two Draper families in the valley. We live in Old Snowmass and own a lot and home in Gateway Mesa. Our property is not being foreclosed upon and we are in no way delinquent taxpayers (“Tax scofflaw’s Old Snowmass […]

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Another biased column by John Colson

January 17, 2017 — John Colson’s column last week (“How close are we to martial law?” Jan. 10, The Aspen Times) is yet another example of the subjective, one-sided, liberal ranting that many people fault the media for. At best, he is a hypocrite — fanning the flames of […]

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Aspen needs to move technologically forward

January 16, 2017 — Ballot Measure 2B passed with more than a 90 percent approval. This measure allows Aspen to move forward with the delivery by the city of high-speed data services. As passed, it was more than a mandate — over 90 percent is in essence a command […]

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An open apology from Aspen Highlands rope-ducker

January 16, 2017 — Dear Aspen Highlands ski patrol, I apologize for ducking under a rope to enter a closed ski area Tuesday. Ski Patrol was setting off avalanche-control bombs in Deep Temerity and I deliberately ignored the ski boundary. I am writing this apology letter to inform locals […]

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Double standard by Aspen police?

January 16, 2017 — So, in the summertime we have our walking malls, which are bike-free, and our Aspen policemen and women enforce that restriction. But now in the winter I see we now have policemen riding down our sidewalks and malls on their “new” electric bikes. What’s up? […]

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Andersen: A snowy epic at Skinner Hut

January 16, 2017 — I grew up snow-deprived in the suburbs of Chicago, where rain turns winter wonderland into muddy mush. In my youth I frequented a “ski area” built on a landfill in southern Wisconsin. We called it Mount Trashmore. You can’t choose where you’re born, but you […]

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Mexicanos, no vamos

January 16, 2017 — Mexicanos, no vamos A few of my Mexican friends have told me they’re going back to Mexico after Jan. 20. I’m just sick about it. I don’t know their immigration status. That’s none of my business. I’m not sure that’s the real issue with them, […]

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Aspen equestrian community seeks support on Cozy Point

January 16, 2017 — For the equestrian community and the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council, 2016 was filled with blessings. Horsemen, horsewomen and riding families arrived by automobile, bicycle and trucks and trailers to participate in the many wonderful equestrian events and enjoyments in and around our valley. Each […]

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Littwin: Trump, Nazis and Russian hotel sex. It’s just the beginning.

January 15, 2017 — Donald Trump’s first news conference in nearly six months — and the first since his stunning November upset victory — was, as you’d expect, a disaster. Just not for Trump. It was a disaster for the press, sure. It was certainly a disaster for anyone […]

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Heard Around the West: When the turkeys struck back

January 15, 2017 — CALIFORNIA “I got a turkey here that just won’t let me leave,” said a desperate caller to a 911 operator in Davis, California. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the revolution had begun: Several dozen angry, wild turkeys formed a gang that patrols the streets and […]

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Send Glenn Beaton packing

January 15, 2017 — I will give anyone $50 to get Glenn Beaton out of the county. Better yet, I will drive him myself. We can go to Anytown, USA, and help at a homeless shelter or something like that. We will not panhandle at a four- or five-star […]

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Vagneur: Aspen’s Italian movement

January 14, 2017 — It was back in the early days, before Aspen, when U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes proclaimed that white men were forbidden from crossing the Continental Divide into what would someday be called Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. Folly, of course, for in June 1879, […]

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The Fourth Reich?

January 14, 2017 — I just finished reading Len Deighton’s book “Winter” and found myself asking the same question Trump recently asked: Are we living in Nazi Germany? Pat Milligan Aspen Village

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Bogus accusations against Pitkin County Library

January 14, 2017 — Kathy Chandler and various members of the Pitkin County library board worked most of a decade to bring forth the library’s upgrading and expansion. They persevered and overcame political difficulties and technical errors to make a facility Pitkin County and Aspen can be proud of. […]

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Cornell Glee Club coming to Aspen

January 14, 2017 — At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, the Cornell University Glee Club will perform at Harris Hall in Aspen as part of their Four Corners Tour. The concert is co-presented by the Aspen Music Festival and School. Several local Cornell Glee Club alumni, including Ron Schiller, […]

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Aspen Letter to the Editor: Post-election thoughts

January 14, 2017 — Hearing the Democrats stretching to understand what they did so wrong that Trump got elected, I remember Jeb Bush inadvertently exposing Don’s strategy. He told Trump that he could not insult his way to the presidency. Trump smiled, looked up, then left and right in […]

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