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Letters to the Editor

Polis will fight for progress

May 23, 2018 — Polis will fight for progress Please join Colorado Governor Candidate Jared Polis for coffee and pastries this Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Local Coffee House (next to Mezzaluna) in Aspen, to hear about Jared's bold and common sense approach at tackling many of

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Aspen’s mayor should put public safety first

May 23, 2018 — This new $50,000 city of Aspen logo ordered by Aspen's Mayor Steve Skadron is the last straw. This new design wipes away decades of classic Aspen logos in favor of "Emperor" Skadron's hair-brained design. Skadron's new logo speaks of the fractured dynamic between Aspen's government

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Hanlon the choice for sensible gun legislation

May 22, 2018 — Yet again, we as a nation have been left to cradle the corpses of our children and their teachers as another community has been ravaged by gun violence. It pains me to say it, but I've begun to grow desensitized to it — the thoughts

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Do the math

May 22, 2018 — The Aspen Times recently printed a notice from Snowmass Base Village about its "$600 million project." As a Base Village owner since a 2006 purchase, I can't imagine where that number came from. My condo's value is one third less than what I paid for

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Starwood construction project needs to wrap up

May 22, 2018 — As a full time resident in Starwood raising two kids who go to the public school, I fully support my HOA's decision to fight back against Thomas Duckworth, a person who appears to represent all that is wrong in society. We bought land next to

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Vote Palmer/Bertuglia for Holy Cross Board

May 20, 2018 — As busy people, we may not get too excited about local utility board elections, but we should. The policies and practices of energy companies can have a great impact on both the environment and the experience of the customer. Living in Eagle County, we like

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club rocked it

May 20, 2018 — California rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took the stage Saturday night at Belly Up Aspen in front a mix of devotees and curious onlookers just looking to enjoy a show at the storied venue. Both constituencies got what they were looking for, in spades.

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An entrance course to Aspen

May 20, 2018 — An Aspen Times article titled "Castle Creek Bridge is integral to Entrance to Aspen debate" contained more misinformation than I could tackle in an entire series of letters. If you have a few grand and a sense of humor, rent the Wheeler, provide me with

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Who do they work for?

May 20, 2018 — Plaudits to Meredith Carroll and several recent readers who correctly identified the problems with City Council, the mayor and city management. While many would accuse this triumvirate of incompetence, they are really quite accomplished at spending our money on their pet projects: Castle Creek Bridge,

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Be wary of rate increases

May 19, 2018 — Since I am a daily Federal Reserve Board watcher you may have noticed interest rates creeping upward. Well, here is a dirty little secret that the Fed won't tell you, but I will. At 11 a.m. ET, The New York Fed bank sends a message

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Misconceptions about Grand Junction

May 19, 2018 — I find it unfortunate that columnist Sean Beckwith does not possess either the skill or the awareness to prove his point regarding "Logo-gate" without having to disparage another community, about which he likely knows very little. As a brand-new transplant to the Roaring Fork Valley

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Sore losers

May 19, 2018 — Anita Sherman's comment about Glenn Beaton's editorial in the Thursday, May 17, Aspen Times is way off track. Her "bilious babble" about Mr. Beaton only indicates that she really has a problem with the fact that Trump made the White House cut and crooked Hillary

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No place like home

May 19, 2018 — We have one last chance to glance at the Aspen we once knew and loved before it gets wiped away by the diktats of Emperor-Mayor Steve Skadron. The meter maids who gently patrol the streets of the West End still have their classic aspen-leaf logo

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Kudos & Kindness

May 19, 2018 — Regardless of the high school team you support, we are one community The Battle Mountain Huskies boys lacrosse team played an emotional quarterfinal playoff game last Friday, May 11, in Battle Mountain stadium. They played hard and heartfelt through injury and pain. They gave it

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Vote for Holy Cross incumbents

May 19, 2018 — I support the re-election of Kristen Bertuglia and Adam Palmer to the two Northern District Board seats in the upcoming Holy Cross Energy election. I know them both to be dedicated to the sustainability of our community. They should be re-elected so that they can

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Palmer, Bertuglia right people for Holy Cross Energy

May 18, 2018 — Those who purchase electricity through Holy Cross Energy have the opportunity to elect board members to shape the utility's clean energy future. Kristen Bertuglia and Adam Palmer are critical voices in ensuring Holy Cross continues on a path of increased renewable energy purchases. At the

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Vote Adam and Kristen for Holy Cross

May 18, 2018 — I have been working on climate change for most of my career. The most common question I get is: "What can I do?" My responses are often pretty vague and lame: "Be a citizen. Vote. Donate to climate groups. Write or visit your congressperson. March."

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Crystal Valley Trail needs scrutiny

May 18, 2018 — The Pitkin County Commissioners held a presentation on the proposed Crystal River Trail at the Carbondale Town Hall on Wednesday. The surprising piece of news for me is that the trail project is divided into phases that follow a timeline of some 20 years. Also,

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Holy Cross Energy needs Bertuglia, Palmer

May 18, 2018 — Thank you for allowing my input regarding two candidates for the Northern District seats for Holy Cross Energy: Kristen Bertuglia and Adam Palmer, both incumbents. Please vote to allow them to continue the great work they've started in advancing renewable energy and community partnerships on

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Kudos to Carroll’s column

May 18, 2018 — Meredith Carroll's recent column on city spending priorities is spot on. What is at the root of the problem? The city has needed a different city manager for years. Why? Because the generally somnambulant mayor and city council must be managed by someone with the

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