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Dear Editor:I was incredulous to read in Wednesday’s Times that the city of Aspen has decided to fund the HBO Comedy Festival to the tune of $30,000 when a few months ago it turned down a request from the Komen Foundation’s Ride for the Cure to fund it at a level of $25,000.Surely helping to provide funding for breast cancer prevention and treatment in the Roaring Fork Valley should be a higher priority for our taxpayer dollars than subsidizing a very profitable private venture like HBO.I’m sure the city must have some highly technical, and likely absurd, reason for this discrepancy in treatment between a locally run charitable event such as the Ride for the Cure and a purely profit-making undertaking of an already well-funded private company. I would just like to hear what that reason may be.Rob AuldAspen


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