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Aspen media out at the bars?

Aspen, CO Colorado

Last week’s announcement that Aspen Daily News editor Rick Carroll will become the new managing editor at The Aspen Times garnered interest from online readers of the Times.

Several took time to post comments at regarding Carroll’s shift from the News to the Times, where he will succeed Allyn Harvey as managing editor.

An Aspen Times article announcing Carroll’s selection made reference to jolting the “Aspen media world,” prompting this observation from a reader:

Then came this reply:

But, there was also this:

Finally, there was this:

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Last week, the Times reported on a plan to save Aspen’s Red Onion; it involves renovating and expanding the venerable watering hole/restaurant, which would be run by a new operator. Ironically, the proposal isn’t permitted under a current moratorium on interior renovations that the city implemented, in part, out of fear that the Onion would no longer be a restaurant/bar. Responded one reader:

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New state immigration laws, which could be a factor in the higher-than-usual turnover rate at Aspen’s rental housing complexes for workers, also spurred comment from online readers. A Jan. 8 article on the situation quoted Tom McCabe, director of the local housing program.

Responded one reader:

There was also this:

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