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Trump’s days are numbered

July 27, 2017 — Our lying prezy says "he did not know" Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting in his lavish office/apartment/home in New York with a cute Russian lawyer June 9. Oh, yes, the sins of the father will be on son forever. Give me a break! Sr. […]

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The millenials are all right

July 27, 2017 — I went to see "Rent," the somewhat controversial musical put on by the SoL Theatre Co. at the Third Street Center. Controversial because "Rent" is a rather racy musical performed by teenagers. For sure, there is extensive use of George Carlin's seven words you can't […]

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George Newman: Protecting our wilderness through adaptive management

July 27, 2017 — The Wilderness Act of 1964 presented land managers with a difficult and challenging mandate: Wilderness areas were to be kept in a wild and natural state, relatively free of human control, while at the same time providing for our use and enjoyment. However, while wilderness […]

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Roger Marolt: Karma is the handiest tool

July 27, 2017 — I have a different take on karma — it's a joker in the hand that life deals a jerk. I make up an excuse to the kid selling ducks outside City Market. I can't buy a local youth program fundraiser duck from every kid in […]

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Trump can’t be accused of having class

July 27, 2017 — On Monday, President Donald Trump gave a speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. It turned into nothing more than a political speech of course bashing Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the news media. One thing Trump can't buy with all his millions […]

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Glenwood bridge closure a social experiment

July 27, 2017 — The imminent destruction of the lifeline that connects the Interstate 70 corridor to the urban tangle known as Highway 82 conjures nightmares that haunt my daydreams. I can't help thinking that the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement is an experiment in human nature that has far-reaching […]

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Rob Pudim: What a way to go

July 26, 2017 — The West seems to have a different attitude about life and death than other parts of the country. Of the five states that allow medical aid in dying, known as MAID, four are west of the Mississippi — Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado. The fifth […]

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How immigration impacts climate change

July 26, 2017 — Many people want both open borders and are very concerned about man-made climate change. However, according to Science Daily, the average American has a carbon footprint each year of 20 metric tons, which compares with a world average of 4 tons each person. Mexicans have […]

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We’re in it together on Glenwood bridge closure

July 26, 2017 — After just returning from the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool mandatory employee informative meeting, which also promoted the options of what is available traveling through our town. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is affording free transportation approximately every 15 minutes from 27th Street to the […]

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Aspen lacking in street smarts

July 26, 2017 — Why is the city of Aspen doing curb and gutter work requiring the closing of a lane of traffic on Main Street in July? Main Street/Highway 82, from the roundabout to Original Curve, is in the worst condition of any highway I have seen in […]

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Aspen Thrift Shop Art Sale this Saturday

July 26, 2017 — Mark your calendars! The fourth annual Aspen Thrift Shop Art Sale is coming up fast. Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Red Brick Center for the Arts, 110 E. Hallam St. There will be a sneak preview from 4 to […]

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Castle Creek trail worth fighting for

July 25, 2017 — Castle Creek trail worth fighting for I've been a champion of the Castle Creek trail since before it was even proposed, and now with the completion of the Aspen Music School/Country Day School's campus, this trail is more urgent than ever. The new rehearsal hall […]

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Keeping it natural in Aspen

July 25, 2017 — Keeping it natural in Aspen Dear David and Joann Grimes, I am happy you enjoy the time you spend in Aspen ("More flowers, less GOP bashing," letters, July 21, The Aspen Times. If you lived here all year, you might appreciate the natural plantings at […]

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Entrance to Aspen stymied by bureaucracy

July 25, 2017 — During Aspen's recent election, The Aspen Times ran a front-page story with the headline, "Candidates mull proposal for bus lane free-for-all." If English is your second language, the phrase "free-for-all" sounds like a pretty good thing. But bus lane chaos was being proposed by local […]

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Sean Beckwith: Living in fantasy football exile

July 25, 2017 — Penance is an interesting thing. It makes sense. In order to lift your feeling of guilt, you punish yourself — say prayers, apologize, pay restitution, write a column to overturn your banishment from a fantasy football league. However, what if you feel you've done nothing […]

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Fake opinion in The Aspen Times

July 25, 2017 — Fake opinion in The Aspen Times We all think we know what fake news is. It used to be called propaganda before it started appearing on the front pages of once-reputable newspapers. But how can there be fake opinion? In his letter "Russia-Trump connection is […]

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Giving Thought: Fighting the fires of mental-health crisis

July 24, 2017 — Crisis can strike anyone at almost any time. Police and firefighters are the first responders to most tangible crises, but the Aspen Hope Center is the go-to agency when the situation has a mental-health component. Michelle Muething has a long history in clinical psychology and […]

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John Colson: No infrastructure idea? Steal someone else’s!

July 24, 2017 — Let's examine the question of our nation's infrastructure, shall we? OK, I understand that infrastructure is not a very exciting topic, lacking all the sexy attractiveness of, say, whether our president joined hands with Russian hackers and plotters to boost his chances of winning the […]

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Paul Andersen: Christina Andersen wondered, why?

July 23, 2017 — Was she a distant relative? A native cousin? Was our meeting a matter of fate? My son, Tait, and I looked like drowned rats as we stood at the door of a rundown farmhouse in rural Denmark. Rain beat down, and the dim, gray sky […]

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Trails versus wildlife

July 23, 2017 — It's good to see that wildlife advocates have made at least a little progress in drawing attention to the true impacts of recreational trails on wildlife since the days of the Rio Grande trail construction. Meetings on the Crystal River trail are discussing the timing […]

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