Rich, arrogant twits and tasteless losers |

Rich, arrogant twits and tasteless losers

“Where did our resort go?” That headline, over a letter to the editor urging Aspenites to vote for Mick Ireland for mayor, spurred several comments from online readers of The Aspen Times last week.

So did bears, immigration enforcement and a big house near Woody Creek.

In the letter to the editor, writer Ron Thompson said Aspen has gone from being a resort to a noisy, polluted construction site.

Replied one online reader:

Offered another:

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Aspen Times Weekly columnist Michael Cleaverly struck a chord with several readers with his thoughts on a proposed 15,000-square-foot house on McLain Flats Road.

Said one, in part:

An excerpt from another response:

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A followup article regarding the shooting of a bear at Lazy Glen Mobile Home Park, “Convictions tough in bear shootings,” prompted comment from a former Colorado Division of Wildlife official:

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A brief Associated Press report, detaling the new unit of 22 Colorado State Patrol troopers who will help enforce federal immigration laws, sparked several comments from online readers, including this one:

There was also this:

Someone else responded:

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A sports story regarding local snowboarder Chris Klug surfing in the Maldives spurred several comments, including this one:

But, there was also this:

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An article about the opening of the road to the Maroon Bells, and the $10-per-vehicle fee to drive there, generated a bit of back-and-forth. Said one reader:

Then came this response:

And then, this:

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The qualifications to run for Aspen City Council generated one reader observation (it was posted in all-caps, we lower-cased it):

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Finally, the topic of voting in Aspen, addressed in a letter to the editor, “Vote, to brag and bitch,” elicited this assessment:

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