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Some updates on Aspen Camp

November 19, 2019

Some updates on Aspen Camp We’d like to first apologize for our radio silence as many of you may have heard about our tax issue, closing operations, etcetera. Nonetheless, we’re proud to say we’re still...


Aspen, Pitkin must ban Roundup

November 18, 2019

My dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma. How many other local dogs have potential for lymphoma and death after exposure to Roundup? What must we, as Roaring Fork Valley residents, do to have the city...


Pitkin County solar farm no panacea, but a good start

November 18, 2019

Thank you, Pitkin Board of County Commissioners, for unanimously voting in a 5-megawatt solar farm just south of Woody Creek, two months after declaring a climate state of emergency. Rather than an eyesore, I see...


Adapt or perish

November 18, 2019

A letter published Nov. 16 quotes the mayor of Vince, Italy, as attributing recent flooding to climate change. Yet BBC and other news reports confirm there was a tide just as high 50 years ago,...


The Electoral College as we’ve known it

November 18, 2019

A recent letter to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent brought up points in favor of the Electoral College (“Electoral College balances inequities in human nature,” Nov. 13). Readers should be aware that the Electoral College/national...


Why cut off Basalt Recycling Center?

November 18, 2019

I can’t believe Basalt and Pitkin County would abandon their constituents’ environmental responsibility by refusing to financially support the Basalt Recycling Center. How can those government officials rationalize their commitment to the environment and allow...


Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (Nov. 17, 2019)

November 17, 2019

Congratulations, yoga challengers I just finished the Shakti Shala Yoga Challenge 2019. Thank you to Jayne Gottleib for giving 150 of us “townies” the opportunity to cleanse our bodies, minds and spirits! Jayne is truly...


There’s more to the Pitkin County solar farm story

November 15, 2019

Your reporter chose to report on my exchange with the board, leaving out the reason: The board was allowed unlimited time to express their opinions (Commissioner Steve Child used approximately 17 minutes), while the comments...


Climate change’s chilling effect

November 15, 2019

Climate change and the dangers of rising water has just passed the tipping point. There was a storm surge reported in Venice, Italy. The mayor blamed it on climate change and the sea level rising....


Officeholders’ priorities out of whack

November 15, 2019

The Commie County commissioners honestly believe that despoiling 35 acres of wilderness near Woody Creek can compensate for thousands of Chinese and Indian coal-fired power plants. Trumpeting tired virtue-signaling claims, like, “millions of plants and...


Putin on the Ritz

November 15, 2019

Vladimir Putin is very happy! He wanted to divide America and his lapdog puppet Dobnald Trump has succeeded! Carl Heck Aspen


More alarming thoughts

November 15, 2019

Dorothea Farris, I’m sure the volunteers know there’s a call with a cellphone or radio! (“The history behind Aspen’s noon siren,” letters, Nov. 11, aspentimes.com). I love the history of the noon bell ringing you...


Pushed around by the telecom industry

November 14, 2019

Nobody likes a bully and no one likes to be bullied. Yet, our community is on the verge of being bullied by a very big bully. The telecommunication industry is one of the largest and...


Reasons for driving to Aspen schools

November 14, 2019

Regarding the article “City officials look to Aspen schools to help ease traffic” and the online comments made, here is a tiny list of reasons people drive: • District employees going to work • Preschool...


Aspen going in circles on traffic studies

November 14, 2019

Here we go again. Another traffic study. It’s reported that our City Council wants to spend $100,000 on a traffic study of the roundabout (“CDOT gives Aspen roundabout ‘D’ grade; city council considers $100k for...


Radical Islam on trial

November 14, 2019

In the summer of 2014, Nadia Murad was a 21-year-old sex slave of the Islamic State. Her penultimate owner was a judge of ISIS. He raped her every day when he had the time. When...


The future is Saturday at Aspen Middle School

November 14, 2019

Hundreds of middle school students will head to the Aspen School District campus on Saturday to compete in the Mountain Qualifier for First Lego League. These young innovators from Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, Salida, Craig...


Music to my ears

November 14, 2019

Bells — whistles and sirens — the church bells rang out in joy in 1945 at the end of World War II. They still do each day! The train whistle blew every day in the...


One bullet is all it takes

November 11, 2019

A friend of mine takes target practice with an assault rifle. I don’t get that. One .22 caliber bullet right in the middle of the bull’s eye should assuage his male ego. Obliterating the target...