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Fossil energy industry in decline

June 19, 2019

This is a quick response to Chad Klinger’s post on my letter to the editor regarding Mr. Beaton’s column (“Aspen columnist might be divisive, but misses the mark,” June 17, aspentimes.com). I need to respond...


Hot over Beaton column

June 18, 2019

Glenn Beaton agrees that global warming is happening, that it’s likely partly due to human activity and that we should take it seriously (“Aspen’s warnin’ warminites are chillin’,” commentary, June 16, The Aspen Times). He...


Pitkin County Senior Center is a happening place

June 18, 2019

What is the Pitkin County Senior Center? We are a community center for active, engaged adults, and we invite the community to our Summer Day Soirée from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Pitkin County...



They’ll be wearing brown shirts next

June 17, 2019

The “deep state” federal government should repaint Air Force 1 and 2 in Stuka dive bomber dark green for the next two years. Miles Knudson Aspen Village




Please keep us in the Knous

June 14, 2019

Normally I applaud your paper’s coverage of our local athletes’ accomplishments, but I have noticed one glaring omission. What about Jim Knous? Jim is playing on the PGA tour, competing against the likes of Tiger...


The difference between winners and losers

June 14, 2019

I count myself among the hundreds of thousands, or perhaps millions, of breadwinners, including my father and his many D-Day Veterans, who spent two to three hours commuting to Manhattan five days a week, so...


Aspen blinded by its excesses

June 14, 2019

Just be cause you can, does not mean you should! It is insane that local officials in Pitkin County and Aspen allow homes to be built the size they are. Most are not even primary...


Hidden gems at Aspen Thrift Shop’s Art Sale

June 14, 2019

2019 marks the 70th birthday of the Aspen Thrift Shop. As part of our celebrations, we look forward to making the sixth annual Art Sale, Saturday, July 20 at the Red Brick Center for the...


A fine young man gone too soon

June 13, 2019

We want to pay tribute to the young man, Alex Sills, who died in a motorcycle accident this week. Just last week he served big slabs of pizza to my husband and me, regular visitors...


E-bikes don’t belong on bike baths

June 13, 2019

Two years ago, I was in favor of sharing the local bike paths with e-bikes. It seemed like a good way to allow struggling riders access to the trails. I have witnessed so many of...



Forget impeachment, prevail at the polls

June 12, 2019

I really appreciate the comments of Dorothea Farris in her “Robust dialogue needed in presidential contest” letter (June 9, The Aspen Times). However, the positive embrace of this bizarre political development — aka a literal...


Fascism from Basalt to Aspen

June 11, 2019

Beginning June 23, the Borg builders of the world will be discussing deep-state imperialist topics under the happy upbeat moniker “Aspen Ideas Festival.” The Ideas Festival is held every year for the benefit of the...


Parking woes plague Aspen-Pitkin County Airport

June 11, 2019

The increased misuse of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport parking lots by people who have no business at the airport has made flying out of the airport a very difficult experience for bona fide plane passengers....


A bum deal for Aspen bear

June 10, 2019

I am even more outraged by about Cinnamon (the bear) being killed. Murder first, then investigate. Her crime — hunger. She was not aggressive nor ill. Cinnamon should have been tranquilized, then moved. Ruth Harrison...


Ban dogs from Snowmass trail

June 10, 2019

In 1992, the state said no dogs in or near Mountain View in Snowmass. When the Mountain View apartments and condos were built, the town said no dogs. This year the town’s Trails Committee said...


Mountain Rescue keeps delivering

June 10, 2019

Just took Colorado advanced life support, taught by Mountain Rescue Aspen staff, paramedics and physicians. The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. It was awesome. Came away with many new and great protocols. We are...