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Time for a daily comment

Today we begin a new feature in The Aspen Times called Daily Comment. It will run in this space Monday through Thursday, as part of an effort to provide a stronger editorial voice in this newspaper.

We will continue to run our two main editorials, one in the Aspen Times Weekly and one in Friday’s daily edition. These editorials are longer, more in-depth and intended to provide comment on what we feel are the most important issues of the week.

Daily Comment will be a little different. The editorials will be shorter and more concise, unless the subject matter demands something more substantial. They will also cover a wider variety of material.

While most will be serious in nature, we also will not shy away from having a little fun now and then. We often joke during slow news weeks around here when editorial fodder is hard to come by that we should follow former editor Bil Dunaway’s habit of running an editorial once each year complaining about all the restaurants that serve hot meals on cold plates.

And we are also hoping to get our readers involved. Not everyone has the time or the courage to write letters to the editor, but likely sees things in town or in the news that bug them. If you feel something deserves comment, please give us a call and we’ll debate it at our editorial board meeting.

We hope readers will enjoy this addition to The Aspen Times. Anyone with questions or a suggestion for comment material can call Mike Hagan, editor in chief, at 925-3414.

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