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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...


Missing Mike Goerne

March 17, 2019

Sadly I was not able to be in town for my friend Mike on Saturday, but he has been in my mind and my thoughts since his unfortunate accident. I coached with Mike for a...


A brain-dead Congress

March 17, 2019

Some members of Congress claim the National Emergencies Act doesn’t empower the president to declare a national emergency. Yet they vote to overturn the emergency declaration using a resolution process created by the National Emergencies...



Crowded by ourselves

March 16, 2019

Regarding the “tempest in a teapot” about the Ikon Pass causing extra skiers on the hills, causing dreaded “lines.” Latest stats show a significant increase in locals’ pass use. As Pogo once said, “We have...


Aspen a screenwriter’s dream

March 15, 2019

To those scriptwriters and wannabe scriptwriters in the valley, I offer some titles/themes that might get you a TV series: “Desperate Jailbirds,” “Full House to the Big House,” “Lifestyles of the Rich and Dishonest,” “Aunt...


Bring the wolves back to Colorado

March 15, 2019

Wolves should be reintroduced to Colorado as a way to return the natural balance to our environment. After westward expansion in Colorado, the large mammals such as elk, deer, bison that composed wolves’ primary diets...


Let’s make a New Green Deal

March 15, 2019

Balance is the cosmological norm, as any philosopher, engineer or astrophysicist can tell you. A system that is not in balance will go careening into oblivion in short order. So it is satisfying to see...



Dems profit from climate change propaganda

March 15, 2019

Dems profit from climate change propaganda If you wonder why the strategists for the Democrats and their mainstream media communications network promote at every opportunity the propagandized catastrophic and terrifying forecasts about carbon dioxide levels,...


Hold employers accountable with foreign hires

March 15, 2019

Hold employers accountable with foreign hires Instead of a $10 billion wall, hold company owners who hire “illegal workers” responsible. Currently, President Trump wants to use $8.6 billion to “build a wall.” However, there is...


Lift One project will compromise environment

March 15, 2019

The recent Aspen election is a victory for local business interests over the interests of the greater population who are faced with the reality of climate change. Business interests always seek short-term profits over long-term...


Ann Mullins: Right leader, smart choice

March 14, 2019

With a new City Council elected, and a new city manager to be hired, Ann Mullins’ intelligent, balanced and strong leadership is critical at this time. Her professional background as a founding partner of Civitas,...


National popular vote easier said than done

March 14, 2019

Glenn Beaton’s Feb. 24 column (“Dems shooting themselves in foot with Electoral College compact,” The Aspen Times) on the National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC) attracted many long and tortuous comments from outside Aspen (yes, Virginia,...


Heard through the Aspen rumor mill

March 14, 2019

A good thing about electing Torre as mayor is we get to keep Ann Mullins on council. Ann still has two years left of her four-year council term. It’s only a guessing game as to...


Bennet’s bill warrants our support

March 14, 2019

Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D-Colorado) bill in the Senate deserves the support from all of us who support protection of our special places and wild lands. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (CORE) provides for...


Questionable alliance between U.S., Israel

March 14, 2019

Rather than voting against anti-Semitism, Congress needs to be discussing why the U.S. gives more aid to Israel than other countries and continues to defend their actions. Israel is a small, affluent country with a...