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Freak show

November 12, 2018 — Celebrations of the iconic Hunter Thompson's "Freak Kingdom" by Timothy Denevi provide another opportunity for identity politics to work their magic. Our two-party system and shape-shifting propagandized illusion of political intent will allow many Democrats to reassemble with others sharing and identifying with Thompson who

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Aspen Community Theatre hits the high notes with ‘Big River’

November 12, 2018 — In 1986, our family went to the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. We remember many things about that trip, including the massive fireworks display marking the occasion. But what we all remember, and talk about the most, was seeing "Big

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Skico justified in taking over Gwyn’s

November 11, 2018 — With regard to all of the heartburn and angry comments regarding the Aspen Skiing Co. taking over the operations at Gwyn's, I indeed find such to be over the top. In case anyone needs reminding, the Skico is not a 501c3. I don't hear the

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Something nice to say about the city

November 11, 2018 — A good friend who sits on the Aspen City Council whined to me that he hopes he lives long enough to hear me say something positive about the city. I can do that. The improvements to Castle Creek Bridge, roadway upgrades, sidewalks and bus shelters:

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Another option for the Pan and Fork parcel

November 11, 2018 — Basalt Town Council is holding a public hearing Tuesday. The discussion includes a sketch plan application to build 28 residential units and three commercial buildings on the former Pan and Fork property. This is land is currently owned by the Community Development Corp., a nonprofit

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Sen. Gardner: Stand up to Trump

November 11, 2018 — This letter was originally addressed to Sen. Cory Gardner. Colorado voters in the 2018 midterm elections have said no to Trumpism. In several instances in the past year, I have heard you speak against Trump — with respect to Charlottesville, Virginia; family separation; Nato and

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Kudos: Nov. 11, 2018

November 10, 2018 — Thank you for supporting local wildlife Roaring Fork Audubon, your local chapter of the National Audubon Society, would like to thank another great local institution, Paddywack's, for helping us with our annual bird seed sale. Please join us for free bird walks when we start

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A thought on Veterans Day

November 9, 2018 — Veterans Day, "To all who have endured the insanity of war, the rage of combat, burdened by wounds, physical and mental, heroes whose sacrifice enabled freedom to continue her quest. Soldiers, the war for freedom did not end when you let loose your gun. It

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Cheers to 90 years

November 9, 2018 — I want to acknowledge another nonagenarian — my father, Paul Bushong — who will celebrate his 90th birthday Tuesday with one thing on his mind: anticipation of yet another Aspen ski season. Paul started skiing on the East Coast decades ago and certainly thanked his

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Lift One redevelopment great for Aspen

November 9, 2018 — This letter was originally addressed to Aspen City Council. What does the Lift One corridor plan mean to Aspen? It's really a culmination of our history and our future vision coming together to maintain the world-class skiing experience we are known for. The Lift One

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Big planes could have trouble at new airport

November 8, 2018 — It's hard to find an apt analogy for the plans to expand the Aspen airport without resorting to mention of sexual acts highly condemned in the Bible. This is not merely the effort to force a square peg into a round hole, this is the

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New Lift One plan brings vibrant upgrades

November 8, 2018 — Dear Aspen City Council members, For several years now, I have watched the discussion surrounding the Lift 1A redevelopments as well as attending the most recent public meeting at the Limelight Hotel. During that presentation of the proposed Lift One Corridor Plan, the positive energy

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Skico has been fair with Gwyn’s

November 8, 2018 — I have been trying to figure out why there has been so much anger over Aspen Skiing Co. reclaiming its operation of Gwyn's High Alpine on the Snowmass Ski Area. Gwyn and George were given two years' notice on a 40-year contract. That seems fair

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A waste of time, resources

November 7, 2018 — City Council, I hope you learn from this election that allowing the citizens a voice through an election on important issues won't necessarily produce a result you don't like. You wasted months and months resisting an election on the location of city offices for absolutely

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Expansion of airport a slippery slope

November 7, 2018 — Paul Andersen, Thomas Daly and John McBride have all made a powerful case for not expanding the Aspen airport. To give my comments context, I will tell you I have lived in the valley for 30-plus years, traveling into and out of Aspen from the

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Developer grateful to be part of the process

November 7, 2018 — I was honored to be a part of the city's new office decision. The real winner is the city of Aspen and the incredible people who keep this wonderful place running. I'm so proud of my son Ethan, who helped come up with the idea

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Mick has the skillset for office

November 4, 2018 — Seeking an opportunity to offer personal insight about a candidate for Pitkin County assessor Mick Ireland. As a resident living in Pennsylvania holding a humble elected local office (auditor), I will share what I know about my brother's commitment to service, his integrity and his

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Voter suppression is real

November 4, 2018 — There is much in the news lately about the suppression of votes in many states. Leading the investigations in many cases is reporter Greg Palast who exposed many of the voting irregularities in the 2000 Florida election and others since. These are mostly cases of

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Everyone needs to vote

November 4, 2018 — Please vote and encourage your friends to, as well. We should have more participation in Aspen than we do. It seems that many people are so fed up with politics that they are turned off from even voting, I can understand that. But, even if

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Candidate for sheriff troubling

November 4, 2018 — I would like to direct the voters of Pitkin County to the Walter Chi for Sheriff Facebook page. If one scrolls down far enough you will find something remarkable, something that would be amusing if it wasn't troubling. The post is a mock-up of a

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