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Growth, gridlock and the brown van

Basalt’s initial approval of Willits Town Center last week and Aspen’s rejection of the Lodge at Aspen Mountain both sparked comment from online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

One reader addressing the Willits development acknowledged the Aspen City Council’s action:

Said another regarding the Willits proposal and developer Michael Lipkin:

A comparison of Willits and the Glenwood Meadows project by reporter Scott Condon sparked this comment:

Regarding Aspen’s decison not to put approval of the hotel project before voters, one reader had this to say:

There was also this:

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News that a pair of petitions proposing options for a four-lane highway into Aspen have sufficient signatures to trigger a special election this winter also garnered comment. Said one reader:

There was also this:

The gift of a brown van to a local homeless couple to replace the one they wrecked (resulting in a drunk driving citation) continues to elicit comment. Said one reader:

But, there was this:

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