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Booze, holiday lights prove inspirational

The proposed repeal of Colorado’s so-called “blue laws” to allow liquor sales on Sundays inspired spirited comment among online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

So did one man’s diatribe against holiday light displays.

On the topic of allowing liquor sales on Sundays ” an idea panned by some local purveyors of booze ” one reader had this to say:

There was also this:

Offered another:

Added another reader:

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On the topic of alcohol, news that the big concerts at Wagner Park will not be part of this winter’s X Games in Aspen spurred this response:

A March 29 letter to the editor from Mark Kwiecienski of Basalt lamented the appearance of holiday lights and associated displays ” “symbols of commercialism and blatant, conspicuous energy waste” ” spurring several retorts from online readers.

Said one:

Responded another:

And, said one reader:

A report on Vail’s lift ticket prices, topping Aspen’s, elicited this comment:

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Last week’s report that Sardy House owner John Devaney will light up the property’s giant spruce tree as usual ” spending $250,000 on lights for the tree last year was “peanuts,” he said ” also generated comment. So did Devaney’s description of the historic house on Aspen’s Main Street as “the most charming Victorian home in the Midwest.”

Observed one reader:

Then came this response:

And, there was this:

The city of Aspen’s purchase of the BMC West property for $18.25 million for future affordable housing also generated plenty of online comment. Here’s but one observation:

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