Time for a dose of reality | AspenTimes.com

Time for a dose of reality

One million dollars to fix up the S-curves. Sorry, no money in the budget. The city is broke.

One million to subsidize a developer with exorbitant rent for an unnecessary visitors center. No problem. We have tax money to burn.

I like the idea of using an old bus for a visitors center. Or, what about the former youth center, sitting empty. It has access from Main Street. No, that’s probably already been given away to a different developer. How about putting the City Council on the bus and parking it down by Mack?

One hates to use such harsh language, but it’s kind of similar to that council bunch up in Snowmass Village. When their eyes are spinning around in their heads like a slot machine and all they can see are dollar signs, little short of a lynch mob will bring them back to any contact with reality.

Richard Gordon/Aspen

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Parent company of Aspen Times sells to Ogden Newspapers

Swift Communications, the parent company of The Aspen Times and other Colorado mountain town newspapers, is selling its local media and publishing businesses to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers, the companies announced Tuesday morning.

See more