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Keep roads open to off-road vehicles

March 28, 2017 — On Wednesday the county is holding a public meeting at the Pitkin County Library about the use of off-road vehicles on county roads. If you would love to see our county road stay open to ATVs, please show up and voice your opinion. When I […]

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Candidate Hauenstein in his own words

March 28, 2017 — Why am I running for Aspen City Council? The answer is that I love Aspen. I have lived here for 40 years. I met my wife of 36 years in the Bell Mountain lift line. We have two children that were born here, went to […]

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Giving Thought: More to Planned Parenthood than meets the eye

March 28, 2017 — Planned Parenthood is well known to the public as a provider of women's health care, including abortion services. What many don't know about this nationwide nonprofit is the wide range of other reproductive health services it provides for women, men and teens. Rebecca Murray has […]

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Colson: No proof, but Russian interference makes perfect sense

March 28, 2017 — Russia, Russia, Russia. It seems that once again we are obsessed with the Evil Empire (as Ronnie Reagan called it back in the 1980s), but this time it's all about the possibility that Russia has been unacceptably meddling in our political affairs and working hard […]

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Andersen: Forecast: Sunny, warm and foreboding

March 27, 2017 — The Aspen Daily News reported last week that the head of the Pitkin County Republican Party condemned a climate-change advertisement that appeared in the local papers. Bob Jenkins stated that "our snowpack was measured earlier this winter at 150 percent of average and is still […]

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FIS playing Aspen

March 27, 2017 — Steve Marolt was right on when he described ("Community Blackmail by FIS, Gorsuch Haus," Commentary, March 24, The Aspen Times) as unacceptable the FIS threat of no more World Cup until a new lift and a renewed venue were created. The plot was perhaps more […]

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Unbecoming behavior for a commissioner

March 27, 2017 — George Newman has exhibited his lack of class with his ad in the newspapers railing Donald Trump and asking his family to get involved in his political motives. People come to Aspen because we are the big kahuna of resorts, and we don't harass our […]

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Cooperation vital to Gorsuch Haus

March 27, 2017 — The extension of the Lift 1A down into town is an act of the clearest urban design logic that needs to happen for Aspen. The lower connection of Lift 1A is the only way that this part of the town and of the mountain can […]

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Mullins conflicted on Gorsuch proposal

March 27, 2017 — In my opinion, City Councilwoman Ann Mullins should recuse herself from any vote concerning the Gorsuch Haus proposal because she is an employee of Aspen Skiing Co., which stands to benefit by millions of dollars if the Gorsuch proposal goes through. Michael Behrendt Aspen

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Gorsuch proposal rife with problems

March 27, 2017 — One benefit of having the World Cup training sessions, where there were no spectators and relatively low traffic, is that it revealed that the traffic South Aspen street can handle is very limited. It was such an eye-opener to see that an ambulance, a couple […]

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Dolinseks set the record straight

March 26, 2017 — It is important for me to underscore some information regarding the Dolinsek property, which has been a topic of controversy as different entities have tried to make "improvements" in the vicinity of Lift 1A at the base of Aspen mountain. I feel privileged to have […]

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James Hagadorn: Colorado’s mass extinctions

March 26, 2017 — Colorado's full of rocks. Some bear gold, diamonds or silver. Others burble oil, gas and water. A rare few record death itself. These geological gallows occur in sedimentary rocks that dot some of our most inconspicuous scenery. Striped layers in such strata built up one-by-one […]

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Littwin: Half-baked plan dies over twice-baked potato

March 26, 2017 — The defeat was, of course, humiliating — for Donald Trump, for Paul Ryan, for every Republican who had ever promised to repeal Obamacare, meaning every Republican not named Lincoln. It was, after all, a defeat that will launch a thousand is-Trump-tired-of-winning-yet tweets. It was a […]

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Kudos and Kindness — Readers praise World Cup organizers, volunteers

March 26, 2017 — Readers praise World Cup organizers, volunteers After taking some time to reflect on last week, there are a few people that I'd like to thank. First and foremost, thank you to Aspen Skiing Co. for making the Audi FIS World Cup Finals such a spectacular […]

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Vagneur: Her bike, my memories

March 25, 2017 — It's there in the garage, moved from one corner to another, dilapidated and in disrepair, but I cannot throw it away. A couple of new tires, some chain lube, a new seat, and other than the faded paint, it'd be good as new again. If […]

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No good deed goes unpunished

March 25, 2017 — How ironic that our local Republican comrades are whining about the county commissioners trying to protect the pristine beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley! Carl Heck Aspen

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Vets get helping hand

March 25, 2017 — Wow! What generosity from the Aspen shop owners to the disabled vets — calendars, hats, chapstick, patches, sunscreen, floss, toothpaste and hand and toe warmers. The following businesses donated: Pam and John from ANB, Mac Bailey from Music Therapy, Mind Springs, The Ski Shop, Factory […]

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Unplugged and loving it

March 25, 2017 — Sean Beckwith's column on skiing with tunes ("When the hills come alive," March 22, 2017, The Aspen Times) is bang-on right — I love skiing with my tunes going and for sure it takes me up a notch on two in terms of ability (or […]

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Lock your valuables in Snowmass

March 25, 2017 — I was just riding the bus back into town and said to myself, "That's what I get for going to Snowmass." I ski mainly at Aspen Mountain and Highlands, and each time I arrive I take off my boot trax and find a secluded little […]

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FIS doesn’t own Aspen

March 25, 2017 — Hear, hear to Steve Marolt's letter ("Community blackmail by Gorsuch Haus, FIS," March 23, 2017, The Aspen Times). Totally correct as to the amazing job done by Aspen Skiing Co., the workers and volunteers, the entire valley showing up and shouting out. Every race and […]

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