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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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Here’s to continued success for the Moffroids

September 16, 2018 — Congratulations to Bernard and Cathy Moffroid on the sale of Bernard's. They both have such a great reputation for hard work and wonderful food. What an asset they have been, seeing us through the recession but, foremost, keeping Basalt alive as a draw for people

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A vote for 1A is a vote for the community

September 16, 2018 — I am writing to encourage residents of Pitkin County to take the opportunity to participate in one of the most powerful aspects of being human, the ability to function in community. By voting "Yes" on 1A, the Healthy Community Fund reauthorization, residents will be supporting

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Should Basalt trust CPW’s wildfire mitigation?

September 16, 2018 — Basalt's shooting range reopened without a commitment by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to relocate it as recommended unanimously (5-0) by Basalt Town Council, whose downtown is less than 2,000 feet from the range. Should Basalt's residents be concerned that yet another wildfire will start at

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Aspen’s aviation quandary

September 16, 2018 — It is almost amusing to watch the debate in Aspen regarding the expansion of the airport and the arrival of Boeing 737s. As one who is familiar with the area, the history and the aviation industry, I can only laugh at the debate. There are

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Teacher off duty on airport expansion

September 14, 2018 — Quotes from the Aspen Times on Thursday ("Pitkin County commissioners accept $6 million grant for new runway," The Aspen Times): "Commissioner George Newman pointed out that discussions surrounding the future of the airport have been going on for more than six years and suggested that

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Your vote helps support youth development

September 14, 2018 — Please vote "Yes" on 1A on Nov. 6 in support of the Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund. Why? In addition to essential services such as affordable mental health care, integrated health care and senior programming, to name a few, the Healthy Community Fund also supports

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Mall not helping other businesses

September 14, 2018 — As Aspen is known for its malls, I think that during peak seasons people are obliged to walk around and enjoy the scenery. This summer for sure we would see foot traffic, as the weather is nice and people want to walk around. The art

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Mitsch Bush supports Colorado’s beauty

September 14, 2018 — Colorado's wild and scenic lands are part of our natural heritage and the foundation of our booming outdoor economy. Places like Black Canyon of Gunnison provide recreational opportunities, support local economies and allow people from all over the world to marvel at Colorado's natural beauty.

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“Worst of” brought out the best

September 14, 2018 — I'd like to commend you on your staff. Sean Beckwith's column ("A round of Razzies for Aspen and Snowmass," Sept, 9, 2018) was great. He was able to publicly lambast a locally owned business that is priced for locals, offers live music as an alternative

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Remain fire vigilant

September 13, 2018 — Since the critical fire weather we experienced all summer has receded and fire restrictions in the valley were rescinded (Sept. 7), I want to thank the public for following the rules and helping to keep our community safe. While our thresholds were met to lift

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