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A hack job on Heck

August 21, 2019

Someone should let Carl Heck know that a lunatic has hijacked his email and is submitting preposterous letters to the Aspen Times in his name. Maurice Emmer Aspen


Water proposal threatens outdoor recreation

August 21, 2019

White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams was right when he said “you can’t replace 10,000 years of work” about a proposal to flood the Homestake valley near Minturn (“Aurora, Colo. Springs seek to drill...


Aspen airport committee gets it right

August 21, 2019

I was so happy to read in the paper that the citizens committee has voted to scale back the proposed new Aspen/Pitkin County Airport terminal (“Cleared for planning,” Aug. 18, aspentimes.com). It is important that...


Calling out Emmer on guns

August 20, 2019

Has Maurice Emmer ever seen a creature hit by a .22-caliber bullet? My father killed a white-tail buck deer with one shot from his .22. Defensive weapon indeed. Gerry Terwilliger Basalt


On Heck and city handouts

August 20, 2019

Well, I see the imperial Carl Heck calls upon the Adelphi Oracle to ask for great governing princes to take over Aspen city government and the Aspen School District by the reckoning of his recently...


How ‘bout them apricots?

August 20, 2019

Concerning the picture of the tree on the front page of the Aug. 20 edition: If you had looked closer, you would have seen that it was an apricot tree, not apple. In the 20...


Violators skate while bears are killed

August 20, 2019

If bears are to be shot, restaurants and other violators should be fined and fined significantly. I start this letter with a caveat that I only know about the recent bear incident with the restaurant...


Trump could be a rink leader

August 20, 2019

Remember that time when Trump saved the ice skating rink in NYC (in 1986)? That is what he should be the president of … Miles Knudson Aspen


Presidential candidate needs to challenge The Fed

August 20, 2019

Presidential candidate needs to challenge The Fed Open letter to presidential candidate Marianne Williamson: For half our history America has prospered without a central bank. We issued our own debt free currency. Lincoln paid for...


Remove unncecessary plastics

August 19, 2019

During the drought in Colorado I remember seeing signs at restaurants saying, “Due to drought conditions tap water will be served only upon request.” I would like to see signs now saying, “Due to an...


Can’t deny it

August 19, 2019

I recently dialogued with a retired lawyer about climate change and was struck by his denial of his denialism. Denialism is a person’s choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable...


Trees can’t save us

August 19, 2019

The birth and growth of small-town forests has occurred all across America, aided by our love of shade and having adequate water. The rise of surface level CO2 also has given them a boost, at...


Big ‘Pharmas’ big problem in Washingon

August 18, 2019

All Democrats attack big “Pharmas.” Sanders takes people to buy insulin at one-tenth of the U.S. cost in Canada. Drug prices are outrageous. The “Pharmas” are making $68 billion on the backs of sick Americans...


Marolt’s idea skating on thin ice

August 18, 2019

What a letdown. Did Roger Marolt seriously just suggest we retrofit the Silver Circle ice rink with artificial ice in the name of global warming? (“Of Still water and thin ice …” column, Aug. 16)....


We should question new 5G technology’s safety

August 18, 2019

Are you ready to participate in the biggest human experiment that has ever happened? You’d better be. 5G is coming and there is nothing that we can do about it, or so we are told...



It’s the Federal Reserve, stupid

August 17, 2019

I’m still waiting for one of the presidential candidates to get their hands dirty and dig out the actual root of our problems; the same dark, decrepit root that led to the American Revolution. That...


Something to chew on

August 17, 2019

It would be nice if Aspen could use the extra tobacco tax collected for education, but Maurice Emmer and Emzy Veazy wouldn’t approve of it! Carl Heck Aspen


Has Heck seen a ‘real firearm’?

August 17, 2019

If Carl Heck thinks a .22-caliber weapon is sufficient to defend his life and home (“Know the guns you speak of,” letters, Aug. 14, aspentimes.com), one wonders whether he has ever seen a real firearm....


Observations about Aspen’s parking system

August 17, 2019

I note the proposal by Edward Sanditen to build a new bridge across Marolt and Castle Creek (“Aspen’s traffic problem solved,” letters, Aug. 13, aspentimes.com). It is an idea which has been put forward by...