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Let the music play, KAJX

January 28, 2020

KAJX, please reconsider your recent misguided cancellation of both jazz and classical music. Bring back beloved local volunteer hosts of “Jazz from Aspen” and Fred Child’s “Performance Today.” What were you thinking? Locals don’t matter?...


Aspen Times strikes out with Will

January 28, 2020

Words can hardly express what I felt when I turned to Sunday’s opinion page, to find that the gaping hole created by Glenn Beaton’s removal had been plugged with a column by (drum roll, please)...


Aspen housing opportunities right under our noses

January 28, 2020

“Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” is an interesting book. Apparently, when complex problems need to be solved it is best to get a lot of different perspectives from the get-go because, “In...


GOP thunderstruck by Bolton

January 28, 2020

It’s becoming very difficult for Senate Republicans to continue lying about Donald Trump’s impeachment defense with recent revelations of John Bolton’s book excerpts coming out! Carl Heck Aspen




Howl no to wolves in Colorado

January 27, 2020

Well, it now looks like we will soon have wolves living in close proximity to us. By us, I mean all of Western Colorado. If not by their own migratory instincts, then by the well-meaning...


God’s rainbows

January 26, 2020

Thanks for the rainbows. I especially enjoy seeing all the rainbow flags and banners displayed up and down the valley. I think it is absolutely wonderful that people are willing to remind one another what...


Hard decisions come with climate action

January 26, 2020

Meredith Carroll would not have written this column even a couple of years ago (“Shame on the climate shamers,” Jan. 22, The Aspen Times). Public opinion is shifting rapidly. The Basalt fire put some heat...


An abrupt end to a musical journey

January 26, 2020

I cannot go without saying thank you to all of you. Stan Bialek, especially. Thank you, Stan, Arlene, Scott, Jeannie, Neil and Stu. This amazing gift you guys gave me turned into a fleeting, precious...


Kudos and Kindness

January 25, 2020

Open Your Heart for those in need The Snowmass Village Community Outreach Fund was established more than 27 years ago to assist people living in Snowmass Village. The fund has helped more than 35 residents...


Get Gardner’s ear with your vote

January 24, 2020

It appears that we might have three Republicans willing to vote to include witnesses and documents necessary to have a fair impeachment trial. If we could convince Sen. Cory Gardner to also vote for documents...


Climate action starts with the people

January 24, 2020

In response to Meredith Carroll’s column “Shame on the climate shamers” (Jan. 22, aspentimes.com). It sure is tempting to believe Auden Schendler’s perspective on the climate crisis, but the magnitude and the momentum of the...


A cry for Sy

January 24, 2020

Where’s Sy Coleman now that we need him? Sy knows what an Aspen radio station is. Come back, Sy. All is forgiven! Michael Gassman Basalt


Around we go with China

January 24, 2020

Donald Trump starts a trade war with China, then he settles part of the war with an agreement to make him appear to be a great statesman for his upcoming election. A number of analysts...


Shame on Aspen Public Radio

January 24, 2020

I’ve been in a state of sadness and disbelief since Aspen Public Radio’s announcement caught me off-guard. APR’s superb music programming so many of us locals have valued and enjoyed for years is gone. Talk...



A golden opportunity for Roaring Fork Valley youth

January 23, 2020

Want to know one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s truly best kept secrets? Want to ensure that the future of conservation will be alive and viable? Your local chapter of the National Audubon Society is...


KAJX now part of the every-day media

January 23, 2020

Just what we need — another 24-hour news station liberally littered with BBC programming (it must be cheap). I get all the news and commentary I want on CNN, MSNBC and more than enough on...


Crosstown Shuttle under-used in Aspen

January 22, 2020

To the honorable mayor and Aspen City Council, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to present a request for extended crosstown bus service for the West End. As you know, the Crosstown Shuttle runs...