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Oppressive progressives?

March 21, 2019

On March 17, The New York Times (“Oxygen for Votes: Maduro Coerced Cuban Doctors to Tilt Election; Denying Medical Care to Opponents of the Venezuelan Leader”) reported that Cuban doctors sent to Venezuela were instructed...


Climatic performances

March 21, 2019

I’m really glad these 100-year floods are only coming every 10 years now! Carl Heck Aspen


Death of the income tax

March 21, 2019

If the following two paragraphs were to go viral, the house of cards that is America’s deeply oppressive, unjust tax system will come tumbling down. It is time to end income tax. Dear IRS, Whereas...



A higher education benefitting Mother Earth

March 20, 2019

Oil-drilling fracking uses cancer-causing toxins like benzene mixed with high-pressured water and sand to pierce through Grandmother Earth miles underground. The toxic soup-waste is then capped with a simple concrete shell that always cracks and...


Torre an agent of much-needed change

March 20, 2019

I’m voting for Torre for mayor in the runoff. That’s right, Torre, who has served eight years on the Aspen City Council, but since then has never been very far away from civic involvement. His...


On board with Torre

March 20, 2019

I have worked with Torre on boards, projects, and issues. Torre is frank, open and honest. Observing and learning form Torre — Torre has provided me insight and advice I knew, but had still failed...


Myrin: Good luck, Aspen

March 19, 2019

I am incredibly thankful and indebted to everyone who has volunteered with me over the years to protect our quality of life and small-town values against the cumulative impacts development is having on our traffic...


Israel, U.S. benefit from alliance

March 19, 2019

This letter is in response to Cathleen Krahe’s letter questioning the United States financial support of Israel (“Questionable alliance between U.S., Israel,” March 15, The Aspen Times). Needless to say, every American citizen has the...


Life imitates art

March 19, 2019

Life imitates art It appears that actress Felicity Huffman is allegedly starring in her own American Crime story. Louisa B. Caucia Aspen


Tick-tock, it’s Torre time

March 19, 2019

Tick-tock, it’s Torre time I am writing again in support of voting for Torre for mayor of Aspen. Throughout this election, his campaign has been focused on real solutions and specific initiatives to address many...


Missing Mike Goerne

March 17, 2019

Sadly I was not able to be in town for my friend Mike on Saturday, but he has been in my mind and my thoughts since his unfortunate accident. I coached with Mike for a...


A brain-dead Congress

March 17, 2019

Some members of Congress claim the National Emergencies Act doesn’t empower the president to declare a national emergency. Yet they vote to overturn the emergency declaration using a resolution process created by the National Emergencies...



Crowded by ourselves

March 16, 2019

Regarding the “tempest in a teapot” about the Ikon Pass causing extra skiers on the hills, causing dreaded “lines.” Latest stats show a significant increase in locals’ pass use. As Pogo once said, “We have...


Aspen a screenwriter’s dream

March 15, 2019

To those scriptwriters and wannabe scriptwriters in the valley, I offer some titles/themes that might get you a TV series: “Desperate Jailbirds,” “Full House to the Big House,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Dishonest,” “Aunt...


Bring the wolves back to Colorado

March 15, 2019

Wolves should be reintroduced to Colorado as a way to return the natural balance to our environment. After westward expansion in Colorado, the large mammals such as elk, deer, bison that composed wolves’ primary diets...


Let’s make a New Green Deal

March 15, 2019

Balance is the cosmological norm, as any philosopher, engineer or astrophysicist can tell you. A system that is not in balance will go careening into oblivion in short order. So it is satisfying to see...



Dems profit from climate change propaganda

March 15, 2019

Dems profit from climate change propaganda If you wonder why the strategists for the Democrats and their mainstream media communications network promote at every opportunity the propagandized catastrophic and terrifying forecasts about carbon dioxide levels,...