Bears, boobs and Aspen’s top cop |

Bears, boobs and Aspen’s top cop

Online readers of The Aspen Times had plenty to say on several topics last week, including the potential need to pare down the state’s black bear population after a record year of bear-human encounters.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is considering the need to reduce the bear population, according to a spokesman for the agency, but some readers weren’t convinced. In response to the Nov. 15 headline: “Are there too many black bears?”, one online reader responded:

Then came this:

Offered another:

And, there was this:

Then came this response:

Alison Berkley sparked a couple of observations with her column, including this:

The resignation of former Aspen Police Chief Loren Ryerson predictably drew plenty of online comment, and so did a Times report on Assistant Police Chief Richard Pryor’s interest in taking over as the town’s top cop.

Regarding Ryerson, there was this:

And, there was this:

Regarding the next chief, someone offered:

Another offered this viewpoint:

Last week’s report on Pitkin County real estate sales topping $2 million by the end of the third quarter generated this observation:

Then came this response:

On the topic of the economy, a report on the more than $100 million that is being invested in the Town of Snowmass Village and various lodging properties there prompted this observation:

Construction of the so-called “invisible house” on McLain Flats Road (it’s to be hidden from the road by a raised patch of earth) generated plenty of comment last week after a report on the big pile of dirt that appeared on the site, generating complaints to Pitkin County officials.

Offered one online reader:

Responded another:

And then,

And finally:

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