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A chance to give us your opinions

The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

As reported in Tuesday’s paper, The Aspen Times is conducting an online readership survey during the month of March. Readership surveys are something we try to do every so often to get a feel for what our readers think about the paper.

This year, the survey is more important than ever. During the past two years, The Aspen Times has undergone some significant changes, and we want to know specifically what you think about those changes.

The survey asks standard questions about what is important to you in your community paper and how well we provide those things, but it also asks questions specifically aimed at some of the changes we have made.

When the recession was in full swing, we combined advertising, production and printing of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent with The Aspen Times. This shared edition offers additional value to our advertisers. When they purchase an ad in the Post Independent, it also runs in The Aspen Times for no added cost. The shared edition also cut our costs for production and distribution.

The combination has achieved both these goals, but we are concerned that it has not been an overall positive for many of our readers. We have designed this survey to learn whether or not you like the changes overall.

So please take a few minutes sometime this month to complete our reader survey and tell us your thoughts. You can reach the online survey through our website, http://www.postindependent.com, and then click on “Win an iPad” in the Features section, or find the survey start-page directly at readersurvey.aspenglenwood.sgizmo.com/s3/.

We are conducting similar surveys for both Post Independent and Aspen Times readers, so please choose The Aspen Times survey as your first response.

If you are interested, you can also register for a chance to win an Apple iPad once you complete the survey. It’s our way of saying thank you.

This survey is extremely important to us. We know that we have a tremendous responsibility in being our community’s best source for news and information. We consider it an honor and a privilege, and we want to produce the most relevant paper possible, so please help us to do that by letting us know what you think.