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Speculation that Mick Ireland, former Pitkin County commissioner, will make a mayoral bid in Aspen, sparked comment last week from online readers of The Aspen Times. So did arts and entertainment editor Stewart Oksenhorn’s assessment of a Barry Manilow CD.

Regarding Ireland’s potential candidacy, one reader had this to say:

The prediction prompted this response:

To the propect of Mayor Mick, another offered, simply:

And, there was this:

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On the topic of Barry Manilow’s 2006 release, “The Greatest Songs of the Sixties” Oksenhorn concluded the singer “gives us alternate, inferior versions that could have come right out of the decade in question. This only goes to prove that Manilow really isn’t much of a singer; the songs consistently outshine the performer.”

His assessment prompted a letter to the editor from Nancy Roberton of California, who came to Manilow’s defense, calling the collection “brilliant.”

In response to her letter, one online reader offered this:

Another said:

But, there was also this:

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The death of local ski instructor Chris Bove, who hit a tree at Snowmass a week ago, elicited plenty of online comment from his friends and admirers. For example:

Another reader had this to say:

And, there was this:

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The referee flap at Basalt High School, the topic of an Aspen Times online reader poll, generated reader comment, as well, including this observation:

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