Don’t do it, Torre |

Don’t do it, Torre

Councilman Torre’s political aspirations and an accidental death in Basalt both provoked comment from online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

Columnist Su Lum provoked readers with her plea to City Councilman Torre to seek re-election to his seat instead of taking the political gamble of a mayoral bid, arguing he’s a shoo-in for a third term as councilman, but could lose the mayor’s race and his seat on the council. Torre subsequently announced he will run for mayor, but not before others echoed Lum’s views.

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Said another:

Torre’s announcement, however, spurred this observation:

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The investigation by Basalt police into what was ruled the accidental death of Barbara Joyce Schey last week, and the Times coverage of the incident, sparked a flurry of online comments, including many from readers who apparently suspected foul play.

Here’s but one example:

And, there was this:

Then came this response from the Basalt police chief:

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A letter the editor counting down the days at The Red Onion apparently spurred one reader to pay Aspen a visit soon:

Came this reply:

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