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Join CMC field trip to Utah

February 26, 2020

Ready for spring? Join our esteemed local geologist Garry Zabel on a five-day field trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks next month. Come and learn all about the unique processes that lead to this...


Keep wolves out of Colorado

February 26, 2020

Thanks for the article in the Feb. 22 Aspen Times (“Hunting groups join opposition to wolf reintroduction,” from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent). It is a very informative article. I see that a group called...


With their own hands

February 26, 2020

Regarding the self-built Mulcahy house, this is a different situation from most who did not build their own home. Hours for the work on the house were not counted, laws were not followed, and the...


Universal health coverage is the cure

February 26, 2020

What does universal health insurance mean? It means you take profit-making insurance corporations out of the health care equation. United Health Care’s 2019 profit was $13.8 billion, up 15.5% from 2018. I don’t know the...


Aspen City Council: Tax, spend, repeat

February 25, 2020

Aspen City Council proposes to tax all informal short-term rentals because a $130 million annual budget just isn’t enough. Maurice Emmer Aspen


Glenwood knows what Glenwood needs

February 25, 2020

Having grown up in a small town that was once a mining town and became one of the premiere tourist towns (Aspen) in the nation, it is interesting to note I have never seen a...


Ignorant commentary about North Star

February 25, 2020

The piece in the recent Roses and Thorns article (Feb. 21, aspentimes.com) damning the hard work that’s being done to protect the North Star Preserve was both remarkably uninformed and self serving, perhaps by someone...


Force-feeding KAJX listeners

February 25, 2020

I once sat on a jury in Santa Barbara, California, where the foreman was of the mindset that father knew best and the jury were little kids sitting around a table just to learn from...


Plenty of alternatives to KAJX

February 24, 2020

Former KAJX classical music listeners, don’t despair. There is hope and a simple fix, by tuning into another FM radio station that happens to have outlets in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, as well as Aspen....


Diaper dandies on the Ridge of Bell

February 24, 2020

Three out-of-date Aspen Ski Club hacks (Stapleton, Marolt, Semple) trying to pick their way down the Ridge of Bell will be a sight to see indeed. Perhaps you three can get some sponsorship money from...


Curious moves in Basalt

February 24, 2020

First, Basalt forcibly removes a block of affordable housing, then creates an open park and emphasizes the need for a restaurant on the site. Is the Roaring Fork Valley bubble really that “too big to...


Weinstein pardon forthcoming?

February 24, 2020

Curious if Donald Trump will pardon this guy Harvey Weinstein? Weinstein was big supporter of the Republican party! Michael Dobson Aspen


Glenn Drummond for Basalt Town Council

February 24, 2020

I have had the pleasure of knowing Glenn Drummond for the past 12 years. I have come to know him as a person who has the wisdom and insight to educate himself on issues that...


Smuggle that dog poop away

February 24, 2020

Hiking up Smuggler is so great, but peeps are not picking up their pooch’s pooopies! Also, leaving your bag of poopies is not the answer. Dogs are the best, so owners be “good picker-uppers!” Dusty...


Here’s an Aspen Idea

February 24, 2020

If you’re going to an all-news public radio format with a team of baby-faced cub reporters, why not have a Pulitzer Prize winner at the helm to mentor them? It’s really unfair — if not...


Please spare Aspen area mountain lions

February 24, 2020

When I lived on an appropriately named promontory near the confluence of the Snake and Salmon rivers in Idaho called Icicle Flats, a mountain lion family was no more than a mile away. I seldom...



Crocodile tears for KAJX DJs

February 24, 2020

This letter concerning the unfairness of it all concerning KAJX’s DJs has been delayed due to my need for more and still more Kleenex. Having temporarily recovered, I’d like to point out that no one...


Three Aspen skiing tips for Roger Marolt

February 24, 2020

It’s hard for me to fathom that wannabe ski instructor Roger Marolt had the gall to write a column full of “ski tips” (“A tale of ski tips,” Feb. 21, aspentimes.com). I don’t even know...