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Stump the chump

Other than the mountains, which are spectacular, and a friendly face here and there, how would one know if he or she was in Aspen any more if the S-turn was not there to remind him or her?

I can’t for the life of me figure out why we spend so much time and money worrying about historic houses when the trademark of Aspen’s entrance seems not to matter. And, in my humble opinion, the only tunnels important or necessary to Aspen are mining tunnels ? more history.

This whole issue is like playing “Stump the Chump.” If the vote doesn’t count, why do the city/county keep wasting tax dollars to put it on the ballot? And why does CDOT get to tell us how to run things, and then also plan to waste more tax dollars?

Myself, I did not enjoy the very hot and dry summer with all the fires burning nearby. Global warming is a fact, folks. The more we tear up the land and send hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, the worse it will get.

Why can’t everyone just slow down and be happy with what we’ve got? If I were a tourist, I would not come here, simply to avoid the never ending chaos on the roads and the constant construction.

This “united we stand stuff” is only OK if the land and environment are more important than the flag. We need to take back our country and reshape it so future generations have a chance to enjoy it and survive beyond our greed.

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