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Hearing voices

Aspen CO, Colorado

This week, we ran a story about a Denver resident at the Aspen airport who was startled to hear John McCain’s voice over the airport’s intercom ” and complained that it indicated that the airport was indirectly supporting McCain’s candidacy. Pitkin County community relations officer Pat Bingham said McCain’s voice is one of a list of voices meant to lighten up routine airport announcements, including locals such as Mayor Mick Ireland, actress Jill St. John and musician Bobby Mason. Bingham pledged to cut McCain’s voice from the roster, and the story (or rather, the traveler who complained) received a number of peeved comments from online readers of The Aspen Times. Especially from McCain supporters.

Said one:

And then this:

Chimed in one reader:

And then one person said this:

Online readers also took issue when we reported this week that the City Council will try making a three-block area of downtown Aspen (specifically, portions of Galena Street and Cooper Avenue) one-way thoroughfares this summer, as a method of adding 20 parking spaces to the commercial core. It’s just not feasible, said this reader:

And more parking isn’t necessarily a good thing, this reader said:

Readers responded in droves to an article (and then letters to the editor) about whether taking Aspen students to Mexico for community service projects is safe.

Said one reader:

One reader begged to differ with that:

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