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Roger Marolt column not fit for print

February 21, 2017 — Why would you guys publish such an ill-informed rant by a washed up, old-timer who skis (“Knuckle draggers and the devolution of skiing,” commentary, Feb. 8, Snowmass Sun)? And why would the editor allow it to be published? People like Roger and the editor are […]

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Meredith C. Carroll: Aspen’s nostalgia will survive with Gorsuch Haus

February 21, 2017 — If you grew up somewhere along the Eastern Seaboard, there’s a good chance your family once vacationed in Colonial Williamsburg. Perhaps a photo exists of you posing in a stockade wearing either a white mob cap or black cocked hat, which means you have proof […]

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Colson: As a nation, we could plead the 25th

February 21, 2017 — As of Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, nominal Republican Donald Trump had finished up his first month at president, and what a month it was. Between the gaffes of his aides, the unmitigated Democratic resistance to his Cabinet picks (not to mention constant demonstrations and protests […]

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A praiseworthy stand

February 20, 2017 — Kudos to the Willsons of Woody Creek Tavern for closing their business on Thursday in solidarity with immigrant workers. June and Hovik Abramian Snowmass Village

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Andersen: Aspen Chapel nurtures community soul

February 20, 2017 — Marine Corps veteran Brian Porter described exposure to toxic air pollution during Operation Desert Storm. “I coughed up black gunk for two years after that,” he said. That was 26 years ago as U.S. coalition forces pushed Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist forces out of Kuwait. Porter’s […]

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Stop dillydallying and fix the entrance to Aspen

February 20, 2017 — The following letter was originally sent to members of the Elected Officials Transportation Committee. During rush hour today it was a 55-minute bus ride from the Highlands’ base area to Rubey Park (normally about nine minutes), and stop-and-go traffic began at the Aspen Recreation Center. […]

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Break the chain of overregulation by Aspen government

February 20, 2017 — Chain stores? In Aspen we ain’t talkin’ Target. Prada and Louis Vuitton — those are our chain stores. Ever wonder why we don’t have a Duane Reede on every corner? Could it possibly be because you have to make enough money to pay your rent? […]

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Confused

February 20, 2017 — What? Wasn’t Mark Hunt supposed to make Aspen great again? Marina Rainer Aspen

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Compassionate policing

February 20, 2017 — A huge warm thanks to Sheriff Joe DiSalvo for standing up for basic human rights and for helping people. Miles Knudson Aspen and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Beaton: Thelma and Louise and the Democrats

February 19, 2017 — In the movie “Thelma and Louise,” a bullied Arkansas housewife and a harried waitress ditch their mundane lives for a road trip in their 1966 Thunderbird convertible. It doesn’t end well. In fact, it doesn’t even start well. Thelma, played by Gina Davis, gets drunk […]

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James Hagadorn: Diamonds are forever, and in Colorado

February 19, 2017 — Under grubby soils of northern Colorado lies the nation’s biggest diamond deposit. Its crystalline bounty was almost found by accident. In the late 1960s, Colorado State University geologists were studying some rather unusual, crumbly rocks northwest of Fort Collins. These drab-green exposures were notable because […]

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Littwin: Trump is not quite so funny if you’ve sought sanctuary in a church basement

February 19, 2017 — At least at one point in his unsurprisingly unhinged news conference Thursday, Donald Trump told the truth. This is headline stuff, because generally, as we know, Trump prefers to traffic in either alternative truths, gross exaggerations or outright lies. But he was up there for […]

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Kudos and Kindness fro Aspen Times readers (Feb. 19, 2017)

February 19, 2017 — A great day on Aspen Mountain How refreshing to have a positive, uplifting morning on Aspen Mountain. Jeff Hanle of Aspen Skiing Co. generously gave away wonderful prizes and provided the usual delicious breakfast for the seniors. I’m sure I speak for all who were […]

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Vagneur: Friends and acquaintances on the gondola

February 18, 2017 — If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Ron Baar recently retired from the Aspen Fire Department. Ron’s a good guy and there were accolades all around speaking to his selfless commitment to the community and the people who make up our town. “Helping neighbors” […]

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Gorsuch Haus a boon to Aspen’s skiing legacy

February 18, 2017 — To the honorable Mayor Steve Skadron and members of the City Council, Forty-plus years ago, I was an Aspen resident employed by Aspen Skiing Co. Skier’s Chalet was one of our preferred family restaurants for special-occasion dinners and good times. Ruthie’s and Norway were among […]

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Fuzzy math, Gorsuch style

February 18, 2017 — The specious arithmetic put forward by self-declared Gorsuch Haus employee Allyn Harvey to show that the proposed hotel high on the slope at 1A is really not so tall is pretty funny (“Gorsuch the right project for Aspen Mountain,”Letters, Feb. 13, 2017, The Aspen Times). […]

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Give people a say on land management

February 18, 2017 — I’m writing to express concern over the recent move to eliminate the Bureau of Land Management “Planning 2.0” initiative, which provides a much-needed update to how BLM gathers public opinion on proposed projects. Planning 2.0 strives to streamline and standardize the public input process, and […]

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Let’s get Gorsuch Haus done

February 18, 2017 — Dear Mayor and City Council, I am glad you are giving serious consideration to the Gorsuch application for a true hotel on the Lift One side of Aspen Mountain. It has been over eight years since the COWOP (citizens panel/committee) met for months to discuss […]

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Make Gorsuch Haus happen

February 18, 2017 — Dear City Council, Aspen should already be enjoying the benefits of a totally revamped second portal onto Aspen Mountain, already enjoying a five-star hotel at the top of Aspen Street, already enjoying a new high-speed quad up to Ruthies and already celebrating a winning chance […]

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Lift One and what could have been

February 18, 2017 — Georgia Hanson’s perceptive and compelling commentary (“Lift One corridor is community’s responsibility” Aspen Daily News, Feb. 13, 2017) suggests that a useful comparison be made by dusting off the plans of the approved 2008 project and overlaying them with the current piecemeal proposals for the […]

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