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Aspen needs a plan, not disconnect

December 5, 2019

The open house event Wednesday at the Limelight was an encouraging effort by the city to conduct genuine and effective outreach. The challenge with the Galena Plaza portion was not the quality of the designs...


Time to address state of Castle Creek Bridge

December 5, 2019

Aspen Mayor Torre’s outreach approach to gaining support for Aspen’s four new municipal initiatives deserves our praise. I attended the second session and was greeted with generous hospitality. Thank you, Mayor Torre. The session was...


Life, liberty and pee tests

December 5, 2019

1. Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority is a fascist organization. 2. Quit crucifying Lee and Sandy Mulcahy. 3. Every public official should get a urine analysis every 90 days. 4. Peace, love and freedom. God...


Buyer beware of Aspen deed restrictions

December 5, 2019

Recently it came to light that many units in Aspen’s affordable housing stock will be relieved of deed restrictions on prices and rents. Paul Menter’s recent column in the Aspen Daily News is one good...


From Snowmass to Snowmassive

December 3, 2019

Congratulations to the Aspen Skiing Co. and their financial partners on the construction of the unimpressively massive buildings at One Snowmass. How many is “One”? They certainly get the award for the most windows on...


Woe is the editor of Beaton’s columns

December 3, 2019

I feel sorry for the editor at the Aspen Times. Does he/she shake his head twice per month when Glenn Beaton’s latest political piece comes out? Do they roll their eyes in disbelief? Do they...


My favorite story about Klaus Obermeyer

December 2, 2019

Most people remember Klaus for his skiing and ski wear exploits. While I also remember many of these, my favorite memory is windsurfing with Klaus. Windsurfing at Ruedi used to be very popular every weekend...


Aspen Times columnist twists words to inflame the left

December 2, 2019

Near the end of Glenn Beaton’s column “Two Reasons why the left hates America,” he says of leftists: “… don’t persuade them with facts and logic.” (Nov. 30, aspentimes.com). Well, Mr. Beaton has certainly taken...


Let’s talk about the future of Aspen

December 2, 2019

Amazing. Santa arrived early this year. We must have been good. We got what we asked for. Now let’s make it a reality. On Wednesday at Aspen Limelight hosted by the city of Aspen, an...


High school French Club seeks community’s help

December 1, 2019

We are having an extraordinary fundraiser for the Aspen High School French Club as we are sending two chaperones and 13 students to France in March. This past year we had the opportunity to host...


Beware of the 5G proposals for valley

December 1, 2019

Beware of the 5G proposals for valley The Trojan horse is coming to Aspen and the valley. It is coming in the form of small cell towers. Once small cell towers come, 5G will be...


Complexities of labor force never get easier

December 1, 2019

Complexities of labor force never get easier Nothing should make the Aspen labor force happier than employers not finding enough help. At last, a market for labor. Sick and tired of working jobs with such...


Kudos and Kindness

December 1, 2019

Sister cities show support Dear editor, On behalf of the Aspen Sister Cities high school exchange program, we’d like to thank the Aspen-Snowmass communities for their support and generosity towards hosting students from our Sister...


Salida board member glad to be part of CMC

November 26, 2019

Salida board member glad to be a part of CMC On Nov. 5, the communities of Colorado Mountain College voted overwhelmingly for 5A. Here in Salida and Poncha Springs, our voters passed 5A by a...


We need to start building up

November 26, 2019

We need to start building up I saw on the Denver news that some developers bought a small parcel of ground and are building these small, 500-square-foot studios. It’s economical, sensible and smart. They were...


More gondolas for everyone

November 25, 2019

More gondolas for everyone Jim Markulunas is totally right about the unstoppable valley-wide congestion throughout the entire Roaring Fork Valley. Jim is also right that a top-of-the-mountain gondola connecting the four mountains would just work...


Broadcaster’s words caused static

November 25, 2019

Broadcaster’s words caused static Since I had to work in Delta County and was unable to attend the high school football semifinal between Basalt and Delta, I was pleased to discover that the game was...


Why buy when we’re all going to die?

November 25, 2019

Why buy when we’re all going to die? The Saturday edition of London’s Financial Times is possibly the best newspaper read in the world. Each Saturday edition contains stories on outrageously expensive art, luxury items,...


Peace for this Thanksgiving

November 25, 2019

Peace for this Thanksgiving I would like to share some good news about the first Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for! Democracy, Separation of Church and State, Consent of the Governed, Self-Determination, Equal...