Horse slaughter? Readers say ‘Whoa’ |

Horse slaughter? Readers say ‘Whoa’

Aspen Times columnist Tony Vagneur spurred a stampede of online response with his thoughts on horse slaughter (“Where your horses end up,” June 16).

Readers at also weighed in on the housing deal offered to a city official, the latest development in the Willits/Whole Foods saga and other issues.

Vagneur questioned legislation that would outlaw the slaughter of horses for human consumption; plenty of readers questioned Vagneur’s viewpoint.

Wrote on reader:

Responded another, in part:

And, there was this excerpt from another reader:

But, there was also this:

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News that the city of Aspen gave Phil Overeynder, director of public works, a housing-for-life deal as part of an employment contract sparked a June 18 letter to the editor, “What about the rest of us?” The letter spurred this comment:

There was also this, regarding City Manager Steve Barwick’s decision to craft the deal:

And finally, one reader offered this observation:

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The latest from Willits developer Michael Lipkin, who said last week he made an “honest mistake” in claiming Whole Foods representatives wanted to see additional residential development in his project to support the planned grocery store, elicited this prediction:

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A June 19 article in the Inside Business section of The Aspen Times, regarding the ratio of retailers to restaurants in the downtown core and talk at City Hall about how to encourage more eateries on the malls, prompted this response:

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Finally, a motorist spoke out in response to a June 22 article in which Ride the Rockies participants praised their experience on the Rio Grande Trail during their ride from Glenwood Springs to Aspen last week. Offered the reader:

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