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RFTA: R is for rude

A May 21 letter to the editor from an Aspenite who complained about a late bus and rude response from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority brought out both defenders and detractors of the valley’s bus transit system among online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

Responded one reader:

Chastised another:

But, there was also this:

A May 22 online report on Vail Resorts’ environmental efforts (“Vail windmills could power four lightbulbs”) spurred inevitable comparisons with Aspen, and comments like this one:

This response followed:

Readers continued to debate foreign policy and a planned August performance by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the Aspen Music Festival and School, responding to a May 17 letter to the editor (“Just say no to Condi”).

One reader told the letter writer (James Breasted):

Offered another:

Articles, letters, columns and an online poll all generated plenty of comment regarding the city’s Burlingame Ranch housing project, which will reportedly cost far more than voters were led to believe three years ago. A City Council apology prompted this suggestion:

On the other hand, there was this:

And this:

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