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Letters to the Editor

Kudos: Sept. 23, 2018

September 22, 2018 — Thank you, Wheeler Opera House My name is Loren Wilder and I am the creator of "NU·TOPIA," an original show produced last spring at the Wheeler Opera House. Thank you for allowing me to use this forum to thank the city of Aspen, Gena Buhler

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No more RFTA taxes

September 21, 2018 — It's been reported in the press that a campaign is about to be funded and launched to try to convince Roaring Fork Valley taxpayers to approve a new mill levy to support the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. Proponents use the word "only" to describe the

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Julie McCluskie committed to Colorado

September 20, 2018 — I had the honor of serving as the Lt. Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2016 and, during that time, I worked alongside Julie McCluskie, now a candidate for House District 61. She served as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach and I had

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Kudos to A Way Out symposium

September 20, 2018 — I want to give an enormous thank you to our local non-profit A Way Out for putting on the symposium at the Jerome on Tuesday 9/18. This event hosted three experts in the field of addiction and provided lifesaving information for our community. I am

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A few clarifications concerning Aspen School District

September 20, 2018 — Re: the troubling situation at the Aspen School District. As I have ended up being quoted several times, I hope to use this forum to clarify a few misconceptions. 1) Nepotism does not refer to teachers marrying each other. That would be silly, and does

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Patti Clapper stands out for her dedication

September 20, 2018 — When I choose a candidate to vote for, I comb through candidates looking for the best fit for our community. Patti Clapper has stood out for not only her dedication to the office she holds, but also to the entire Roaring Fork Valley. As a

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Patti Clapper a good choice for Pitkin County

September 20, 2018 — Patti Clapper is a warrior for Pitkin County, there is no doubt in my mind that she will be re-elected for the fifth time. She is running undefeated, I believe this is due to her listening to what the community has to say (while being

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Beware of parking at Clarks Market

September 20, 2018 — We had a board meeting at Tiki Mana Restaurant in the Clarks Market area on September 19th. Our board meeting went through lunch and lasted 2 1/2 hours. Our lunch was delicious, but after departing our meeting two of us found that our cars had

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Use new online services for Motor Vehicle Department needs

September 20, 2018 — Use new online services for Motor Vehicle Department needs On behalf of the Pitkin County Motor Vehicle Department, I would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation these past several weeks while we work through the Statewide Motor Vehicle systems conversion. All

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Outdoor Education program beneficial to student participants

September 20, 2018 — It is impossible to heap too much praise on the Aspen School District's 8th Grade Outdoor Education program. As parents of a child who participated in this year's Outdoor Ed, we thank the visionaries who started the program and the hundreds of people have kept

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Donovan works to serve people

September 19, 2018 — I'm voting for Kerry Donovan. As our current State Senator, Kerry has a proven record of protecting Western Colorado's water, lands and environment. Huge quantities of dark money behind her opponent's campaign come in part from big corporate polluters. Those slick brochures touting her opponent

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Mick Ireland brings dedication to Pitkin County Assessor position

September 19, 2018 — We are writing enthusiastically to support Mick Ireland in his candidacy for Pitkin County Assessor. We support Mick because he is the most qualified person in this race. He is a CU Law School graduate with an emphasis on tax. Mick has been a tax

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Hunt property adds to commercial core

September 19, 2018 — The Hunt property on Hopkins street brings vitality to the commercial core & preserves the views from Rio Grande Park with the possibility of a Community center & affordable housing! Carl Heck Aspen

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Imprecise Aspen signage one of the town’s charms

September 18, 2018 — Recently, Aspen city officials were embarrassed by the substitution, in official documents, of "Cooper Street" for the correct "Cooper Avenue." Musing on the error, I wonder if the responsible person at City Hall wasn't dealing, unconsciously, with the basic incongruity of having, in parallel, avenues

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Signboards, yep, signboards. Face palm.

September 18, 2018 — Some of us remember a town without signboards. Some of us remember Gaard Moses. Some of us remember when signs in the window were bloody gorgeous pieces of hand-painted lettering. Remember the Paragon? If not, Google that sign. We banned neon and got gold. Gaard

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Polis the smart choice for governor

September 18, 2018 — A recent article in Colorado Politics reported that the organization Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, will invest heavily in three Republican candidates: Walker Stapleton, the gubernatorial candidate; Tim Neville, Senate District 16; and Christine Jensen, Senate District 20,

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Ireland too devisive for assessor

September 17, 2018 — We're all about to receive our ballots for the November election. It's time to focus on the candidates. The candidacy of Mick Ireland for Pitkin County assessor got my attention. They say that politics is a profession where people routinely "fail up." Ireland is an

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Actually help Bamesberger win

September 17, 2018 — Shaming isn't my favorite; it often backfires. But it’s justified now. Countless locals have complained to me that Mick Ireland might get elected county assessor. A position without term limits that can be abused easily to wreak retribution on political opponents. Yet how many of

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Polis protects water

September 16, 2018 — We are staring down the barrel of a water crisis in western Colorado. The pain and hardship that we are facing, and will continue to face, with water is devastating. Not to belittle the water issues in the Denver area, but western Colorado's position with

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Phil Weiser for Colorado Attorney General

September 16, 2018 — I am voting for Phil Weiser for Attorney General because I am an immigrant. Like most Americans, who are descendants of immigrants, I came here at 18 months old after WWII from a displaced persons camp in Italy, where I was born. Immigrants are fleeing

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