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Take Aspen public — all of it

February 22, 2020

The kerfuffle over programming at Aspen “Public” Radio inspires me to recommend that City Council confiscate all retail and hospitality businesses in Aspen. Run them the “public” way: by a committee of the loudest mouths...



SkyCab could solve Aspen’s traffic woes

February 22, 2020

Finally, something most people agree on — the almost all-day traffic gridlock from the airport to Aspen’s roundabout ranges from 20 to 30 minutes each way on a clear day, and it doesn’t seem like...


Democrat debate was a disgrace

February 20, 2020

I am sickened and disgusted with the total lack of civility in our government and in the presidential race. I thought maybe, somehow, the Democrats would rise above the brutal attacks and name calling. Thursday...


It’s cleaning time at the Aspen Thrift Shop

February 20, 2020

The Thrift Shop will be closed this Saturday, Feb. 22, through Wednesday, Feb. 26, for our annual deep clean. Donations may be dropped off during this time, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. (excluding Sunday)....



Construction vehicles a safety mess up Highway 82

February 20, 2020

While we probably need some new parking rules for the North Star Preserve due to crowding, safety and preservation of our natural land, does anyone care about the multitude of worker vehicles parked along the...


Trump continues to astound

February 19, 2020

Donald Trump and his orgy of pardons and clemency toward absolute criminals is simply astounding. I wonder what the rule-of-law moderate Republicans think of this. If there are any left. Miles Knudson Aspen Village


Redstone/McClure bike path not environmentally feasible

February 19, 2020

The proposed Redstone to McClure Pass bike path is another example of recreation at all costs with very little regard to the impacts placed on wildlife and their habitat. The Hayes Creek Canyon Bypass departs...


Basalt developer’s last request tough to digest

February 19, 2020

The 11th hour request by a Basalt developer to delay construction for up to seven years of a restaurant and patio overlooking the Roaring Fork River on the old Pan and Fork site is threatening...


Let’s save Aspen Public Radio’s soul

February 18, 2020

I’m afraid that if Aspen Public Radio’s decision to eliminate volunteers and music is allowed to stand, the community will have forever lost yet another piece of its soul. The founding principle of the station...


Make some noise about KAJX programming

February 18, 2020

We encourage all members, listeners and concerned residents of our community who wish to voice their opinions concerning the recent cancellation of locally hosted music programs at KAJX Aspen Public Radio to attend the station’s...


What are we celebrating?

February 17, 2020

Considering the current occupant of the White House, I find it ironic to celebrate Presidents Day. Grant Amundson Aspen Village


KUVO would be nice on the Fryingpan

February 17, 2020

I have a summer cabin on the Fryingpan with no TV, so radio entertainment is important. My biggest wish is that KUVO might be enticed to enter the airwaves in the valley. It is prominent...




Feel the Bern of handouts and subsidies

February 17, 2020

Do all registered Democrats (and Democrats in “unaffiliated” sheep’s clothing) embrace the socialism promoted by Bernie Sanders and other Democrat presidential candidates? If not, then here’s a plea to those who don’t embrace Bernie and...


Leavitt for Basalt mayor

February 16, 2020

To my Basalt friends, Rob Leavitt and I have been working partners for over a decade. He has my complete trust and support, and I am proud to vouch for his wisdom, sound judgment, great...


Another choice for the GOP

February 16, 2020

Just checked out the primary ballot, and I noticed that a Zoltan Istvan is running in the Republican race. For any Republican who has a hard time voting for Trump, yet doesn’t want to vote...


Trump’s scorched earth

February 16, 2020

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House, in a recent fundraising letter, informed her party, as well as the world, that she is ready to lead the nations Democratic party in a “March Forward” to...