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Everyone from the trio of rafters who were stripped of their dignity, and their clothes, to longtime local Jane Stapleton, who died last weekend, provoked comment from online readers of The Aspen Times over the past week or so.

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The tale of three men who tackled the Colorado River with plenty of beer, but no life jackets, in a raft purchased from Wal-Mart (they were stripped of most of their clothes but escaped without serious injury when the craft flipped in the swollen river) prompted this response:

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Friday’s story about a proposed four-star condominium hotel and perhaps a specialized supermarket in El Jebel elicited this observation:

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News of Jane Stapleton’s death, after her car plunged off Independence Pass last weekend, brought this:

And also this:

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A May 31 Aspen Times editorial, “Holtzman candidacy the better alternative for GOP,” referred to part-time area resident and gubernatorial hopeful Marc Holtzman as a one-time head chancellor at the University of Denver, prompting a correction from one reader. Tom Russell, law professor at the university, wrote:

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Andy Stone’s June 1 column, “Seeking the right answer for Aspen,” about seeking the right balance between Aspen the town and Aspen the resort, sparked this comment:

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Su Lum’s May 31 column, “Singing to puppies,” produced this request:

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