‘Divot diggers’ speak out | AspenTimes.com

‘Divot diggers’ speak out

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Carving the corduroy caused a bit of dissension among online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

Fueling the debate was a Feb. 16 letter to the editor from Ron Baar, “Damn divot diggers,” in which the reader decried the deep carves in the snow left by “knuckle draggers” on Aspen Mountain.

Some snowboarders were quick to take offense, prompting responses like this one:

There also was this:

And this:

And, finally:

Discussion about whether or not to include a FlowRider ” it creates an ocean-type wave in a pool ” in plans for outdoor amenities at the Aspen Recreation Center also generated online comment.

The Times’ online poll quizzed readers on whether or not the wave feature, at a cost of some $900,000, should be part of the plans and one reader offered this observation in response:

Wrote another:

A Feb. 22 Aspen Times editorial panning the wave-pool expenditure also spurred comment, like this one:

There was also this:

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