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Gone to the dogs

Aspen, CO Colorado

Dog food and pooch problems caught the attention of online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

The online poll (it remains posted until Monday), asked readers if dogs should be banned from Smuggler Mountain Road on the edge of Aspen, given ongoing complaints about unleashed dogs and pooch poop.

The poll spurred comments like this one:

And,

Countered another reader:

And speaking of dogs, a Jan. 14 report on the doggie menus afforded four-legged guests by some of Aspen’s swankier hotels also spurred comment. Menu offerings for pets, such as grilled salmon with scrambled eggs for $10, elicited responses like this:

And,

But, there was also this:

An online report on the effect of Vail Pass recreation, particularly snowmobiling, on the lynx population, also prompted comment:

A little closer to home, a Jan. 15 letter to the editor (“Take a stand for dignity’s sake”), about how the weathy sometimes treat the working class in Aspen, also inspired comment, including this one:

Someone else chose to relate their own experience. An excerpt:

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