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Support Paradise regardless of its location

May 19, 2019

I too wanted to comment on Paradise Bakery losing its lease. I respect Lex Tarumianz for stating his case (“Landlords explain Paradise decision,” May 15, The Aspen Times), but it still seems that after being...


Vote Larissa Read for Holy Cross board

May 19, 2019

Larissa Read is a positive force for advancing ideas and actions that enhance our community, and will continue her contributions when elected to the Holy Cross Energy board of directors. With increasing awareness of the...


Try this for ridiculousness

May 19, 2019

• The 404 Park Ave. affordable housing project going to businesses and not first to the individuals who lived there. • The lumberyard housing construction probably not beginning til 2024 or 2025 when it was...


Paradise will work things out

May 16, 2019

As unfortunate as it is, Aspen is a “work in progress.” It’s been that way since early miners worked their way from Leadville to this valley in search of precious metals. Their discoveries forced the...


A low-class move

May 16, 2019

Danny Patterson’s commentary in The Aspen Times really drew a red line, as they say (“Landlords put Paradise at disadvantage,” May 15). To hear that not only were they forced out and given the option...


A cheap way to fight climate change

May 16, 2019

Wanna do something about climate change, but don’t have the money for solar panels or a windmill? Holy Cross and Xcel energy companies have programs where you can do your part cheaply. For a typical...


Campbell ready to work for Holy Cross board

May 15, 2019

My name is David Campbell and I am writing to introduce myself as a candidate for the northern district of Holy Cross Energy. While the district I would represent is outside the Roaring Fork Valley,...


Waxing about Paradise

May 15, 2019

Interesting brouhaha going on in Phat City. Kemosabe is not Paradise; they didn’t have to pay for a new commercial kitchen. Yes, the landlord has the right to not offer a lease extension, and no...


Government for all

May 15, 2019

What is the purpose of government? Any government, federal or state or local. To me, that purpose is to serve the interests of all of those who live within the borders. To see to it...


Campbell for Holy Cross board

May 14, 2019

I’m writing to recommend David Campbell of Vail for the Holy Cross Energy board of directors. I do this not specifically because of a policy agenda or position, but because I’ve called Dave a friend...


Hechts have brought a lot to Aspen

May 14, 2019

Andy and Nikos Hecht have taken a beating in the papers lately regarding the situation with Paradise Bakery and its impending move. As easy as it is to villainize landlords and developers, I’d like to...


Landlords lack care for Aspen

May 14, 2019

As one of four former owners of the building that houses Paradise Bakery, I was the only one to vote against selling the property to the Hechts. They had earned a reputation for being sneaky,...


Sad about Paradise

May 14, 2019

For almost 40 years Paradise Bakery has been a major part of the total Aspen experience. It’s a friendly, happy place for locals and tourists alike. Hundreds of Aspen kids and out-of-towners have gotten their...


Where’s my one-day pin for coming back?

May 12, 2019

When I was a very young student at Aspen Elementary school I remember being forced to go skiing. I remember a really cold day when it was overcast and you could not see 20 feet...


Support Read for Holy Cross board

May 12, 2019

In 2018, Holy Cross Energy announced its 70 by 30 resource plan committing to 70 percent renewable energy by 2030. It’s a bold and ambitious plan by our utility to transition their energy supply to...


Canary or Pika: We need to be more focused on environment

May 11, 2019

Rookie Aspen Ski School instructors asked for “post-apocalyptic” costumes at their annual spring party. Some had no idea what that meant. Answer: think of the Mad Max movies. The extraordinary 1A radio show heard on...



Thrift Shop ask for help with size of donations

May 11, 2019

If you saw the photo this week in the Aspen Daily News titled “Avalanche of Support,” you will likely agree; there can be too much of a good thing. This time of year when folks...



Apology to fellow letter writer

May 9, 2019

I want to apologize to Wendy Kunkle for my response to her letter to the editor (“Paradise controls its destiny”). Although I don’t agree with some of her sentiments, her intentions were good and my...