A small price to pay for academics

Dear Editor:

Layup, slam dunk, no-brainer …

This one is easy! TABOR (the Taxpayer Bill of Rights) will not allow our community to increase property taxes to pay for our schools. We want our schools and our kids to succeed. The state can’t get ‘er done, so we have to use our local recourses.

This minimal sales tax increase will allow our schools to continue at a high level. There is a “sunset” clause built in. As a businessperson, family man and community guy, please join me in voting “yuuuuuup” on 2B on Tuesday.

Derek Johnson



Professional dancers return to Aspen to perform in ‘The Nutcracker’

Roaring Fork Valley natives Emily Ridings and Nikki Ferry have come full circle when it comes to dance. Both studied dance with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) as kids, continued their training with other prominent schools, and now return this weekend, as ASFB presents “The Nutcracker” at Aspen District Theater.

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