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Replace Beaton with Veazy

December 10, 2019

Jim Pausa is right: Reading Glen Beaton is a waste of time (“Beaton not worth the time of day,” letters, Dec. 9, aspentimes.com). The Times should hire a more intelligent, intriguing conservative writer like Emzy...


Ugly wreaths in Basalt run afoul of Constitution

December 10, 2019

Once again Basalt ignores constitutional practices and displays specific religious symbols on public property. The wreaths that are being displayed, in addition to being ugly, have no place on public property. Bah humbug this is...


Aspen transit should fly high with Santa

December 10, 2019

Almost all my 2019 wishes with a lot of hard work have come true. A few still need work on but here goes. First, many thanks to Santa and all his helpers (which means you,...


Pilots party takes off Wednesday

December 10, 2019

The Aspen Chapter of the 99’s would like to invite all aviation enthusiasts to our annual Pilots Holiday Party on Wednesday. It will be held at the Mountain Chalet Aspen (333 E. Durant Ave., top...


Aspen: Love it or leave it

December 10, 2019

Surprise! This year’s Aspen citizen survey reveals locals want lower housing costs, more restaurant choices, lower restaurant prices and a lot fewer annoying tourists in town. They could realize their dreams in many places such...


Trashy post office below Aspen standards

December 10, 2019

Horrible embarrassment. We have lived in Aspen for 50 years and have never been more embarrassed about anything in this beautiful, successful and wealthy town than our post office. How can we have a post...



Beaton not worth the time of day

December 9, 2019

My retort to the people who complain about Glenn Beaton’s column is, “Why are you reading it in the first place? That’s two minutes of your life you’ll never get back.” One only needs to...


CORE Act reflects Colorado values

December 9, 2019

Hard as it may be for us to believe, Colorado is not for everyone — long winters, spotty cell service and more wildlife than humans — perfect, in other words! It comes as no surprise,...


The ideal holiday gift

December 8, 2019

As the holiday season begins, many of us are thinking of friends and family and how we might celebrate and share our gratitude for these special relationships. Instead of shopping for just the right gift,...



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...