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Aspen Police Chief addresses personnel issues

March 23, 2019

Dear Editor: My role as Aspen Police Chief is to ensure our community receives the highest quality of service from its police department. Integrity is critical to the culture and moral fabric of our community....


Something’s rotten down South

March 23, 2019

Republicans are so funny. In Mississippi, the entranced are celebrating taking abortion away from poor minority women after years of defunding Planned Parenthood and its ability to provide birth control. They immediately started planning how...


Killer weapons too accessible

March 23, 2019

I will first say I am a gun owner and I have been a hunter since I was 12 years old. I am not an “anti-gun nut.” Nevertheless I am a bit outraged that there...


Senseless moose killing outside of Aspen

March 23, 2019

I was reminded DOW really stands for Death Of Wildlife with the recent murder of the moose near Difficult Campground. Animal control stated, “the moose taken by … officers was not the same moose that...


Torre will work for Aspen

March 23, 2019

I have a family in the valley, and I own and operate a business in Aspen. I hope Aspen votes, and votes Torre for mayor. Torre talks with downtown businesses all the time. He truly...


A win-win with Torre and Mullins

March 22, 2019

We need two great people on Aspen City Council. Both Torre and Ann Mullins qualify. Let’s put both of them on City Council. Vote Torre for mayor and retain Ann Mullins for the next two...


Aspen to see lengthened X-C skiing season

March 22, 2019

We would like to thank Craig Ward for his recent letter to the editor (“Closing Aspen and Snowmass cross-country venues is premature,” March 15, aspentimes.com). We sincerely appreciate his enthusiasm for our nordic trail system...


Mullins has the right experience to lead Aspen

March 22, 2019

The recent story about the mayoral candidates in The Aspen Times demonstrated that there are very big differences between the two candidates (“Aspen mayoral candidates see same priorities for next term,” March 19). It’s clear...


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...