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Medicare for All is the answer

October 13, 2019

The description of the Valley Health Alliance appears to be a great step forward to reduce healthcare expenditures and insurance premiums. However, the problem I have with this approach as well as other similar alliances...


3A means stable funding for Basalt

October 13, 2019

As your elected representative on Basalt Town Council, I am writing to apologize for not recognizing the taxing issue earlier. I always thought that the 1994 vote by Basalt citizens allowed the town to adjust...


Buddy up in Basalt

October 13, 2019

As the Buddy Program celebrates 25 years of serving youth and families in Basalt, we are so excited to invite the community to our fall Big Buddy Recruitment event at Capitol Creek Brewery in Willits...


You can’t run from climate change

October 13, 2019

Wow, some parents of Aspen School District students are upset about talk of climate crisis (“Some Aspen parents are hot about schools’ climate change talk,” Oct. 10, aspentimes.com). Don’t let them search news.google.com for Stephen...


MIGA

October 12, 2019

Donald Trump — making ISIS great again! Carl Heck Aspen


3A supports Basalt’s future

October 12, 2019

Basalt government has made some mistakes in the past, but asking for a “yes” vote on 3A is not one of them. By voting “yes,” residents are keeping the real estate taxes at their current...


We can save the planet together

October 12, 2019

Greetings from an Aspen native! I am writing in regards to the article about the climate change issue (“Some Aspen parents are hot about schools’ climate change talk,” Oct. 10, aspentimes.com). I understand some parents...


A balanced brain puts you on an even keel

October 12, 2019

Why is brain fitness so important? Because the brain is the control center for the body. The brain helps our bodies to not only respond to stress but to recover from stress. Ninety-five percent of...


Trump’s unclean hands

October 12, 2019

When Donald Trump wipes his bottom all by himself and forgets to wash his hands, he and his enablers expect him to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Miles Knudson Aspen Village


You, too, can take climate change action

October 12, 2019

Manning 350 Roaring Fork’s booth at Carbondale’s Strike for Climate Action, Farmers Market and Potato Day, we engaged in many cogent conversations about climate change. That’s why we were there: to inspire dialogue, propose solutions...


Blinded by the snow

October 10, 2019

OMG, it snowed on the same day the article appeared on the front page about the (three) parents who objected because they know climate change is a hoax perpetrated by a bunch of capitalism-hating, unAmerican...


A vote for Virgili is a vote for CMC

October 10, 2019

Please join me in voting for Marianne Virgili for Colorado Mountain College trustee. In her 30 years as CEO of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Marianne helped lift that organization and the town of...


Traffic without representation

October 10, 2019

The city of Aspen has shared a survey to gather public input to help guide their search for Aspen’s next head of community development. Perhaps the most important question in the survey is multiple choice:...


Down the drain we go

October 10, 2019

Does anybody know when we’ll see a Trump golf course in Turkey? Just in case any portion of the world was wavering on how we treat our allies, this withdrawal will reinforce what the whole...


We can stop 5G

October 9, 2019

Please educate yourself. If you do not read this editorial, please go to the following websites and read the information related to issues concerning 5G rollout. • https://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/dangers-of-5g/ • https://whatis5g.info/about-5g-iot/ • https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/cell-phoneswireless/5g-networks-iot-scientific-overview-human-health-risks/ • https://www.tomsguide.com/us/5g-release-date,review-5063.html The...



POTUS kicks Kurds to the curb

October 9, 2019

Turkish forces have launched their attack on our allies, the Kurds, in Syria, following the U.S. announcement that we are withdrawing our forces and essentially leaving the Kurds on their own. These are our Kurdish...


Axelson has the experience to lead CMC

October 8, 2019

Colorado Mountain College needs trustees with integrity, brains and vision. As a tax-subsidized government institution, trustees must be accessible, listen to the communities’ comments and understand fiscal responsibility. The experienced candidate to elect as the...



A blatant disregard for public access

October 8, 2019

In early September a group of homeowners under the name of the Rock Creek Association installed a private gate and closed public access to public property in Redstone. The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association thanks...