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Yang for president

October 22, 2019

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times, “Out With The Old, In With The Young,” by Astra Taylor, outlines more clearly than any other the political reality of the age and subsequent power...


Larson for Roaring Fork schools

October 22, 2019

Please join me in supporting Shane Larson’s re-election to the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education. At the least, the board role requires dedication, integrity and an open mind. At its best, it demands...


In opposition to Basalt 3A question

October 22, 2019

The recent letters to the editor that claim 3A will not increase the amount of property taxes are misleading. Just because it’s the same amount of money we’ve paid in the past, does not mean...


Axelson is the choice for CMC

October 22, 2019

Mary Axelson has dedicated her career to student success, teaching, learning and mentoring. Mary understands and has always demonstrated the need for accountability. Her passion was knowing that her students succeeded, and that Colorado Mountain...



Make Stillwater safer with a sign

October 21, 2019

It is a beautiful summer day. You, family and friends are floating casually down Stillwater enjoying the adventure shared in nature. You are new to the area and feel safe. You hear a different sound...


One less lie in the newspaper

October 21, 2019

On the front page of the Saturday issue of The Aspen Times there is a photograph of a girl who is identified partly as follows: “Aspen High School’s Edie Sherlock lays on the ground to...


CO2 gets bad wrap in manufactured crisis

October 21, 2019

The pseudo-science religion called “climate change” that falsely implicates CO2 as the climate monster has become the perceived life raft for the panicked Democratic party. They call their absurd warming conclusion “science” as it appeals...


Science and solutions

October 21, 2019

I’m a Ph.D. student studying physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The scientific community provides an interesting vantage point from which to watch the politics around climate change — ever in the news lately...


More lo blows

October 21, 2019

The following letter was written in regards to Aspen Daily News writer Lo Semple’s Oct. 12 column. OK, enough already. First of all, you need to start acting like you have done this before (skiing,...


Vote Nickel for Aspen school board

October 20, 2019

I am endorsing Jonathan Nickell for school board, and I hope you will consider joining me. Jonathan has always impressed me with his commitment and passion for the Aspen School District, including the administrators, teachers,...


1A tax will discourage tobacco use

October 20, 2019

I am now 75 years old but many years ago, I smoked for 10 years when I was young. Back then it was cool and most of us smoked. We didn’t know then what we...


Protecting our environment the right way

October 20, 2019

With admiration and appreciation, I write this letter of thanks to the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners and Pitkin County Road and Bridge for their stance to close Prince Creek Road for winter wildlife protection....


Keep Larson on Roaring Fork school board

October 20, 2019

I support Shane Larson’s re-election to the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education. Shane brings needed experience, knowledge, the right temperament and proven interest and expertise in the education field. Shane believes that community...


Nickell committed to Aspen schools

October 20, 2019

I am writing to endorse Jonathan Nickell for the Aspen School board. During my time working at Aspen schools and as treasurer of the Aspen Education Association, Jonthan was a strong advocate for teachers and...


Slusar for Aspen Board of Education

October 20, 2019

The issues with tests and under-performing by Aspen students have been a norm for a while. The School District with the guidance from the Board of Education has been spending enormous time to spin these...


Aspen City Council’s bridge problem

October 20, 2019

For decades the entrance to Aspen has pitted those who live east of the S-curve (who have votes) against everyone else. The S-curve insiders resent people or cars that aren’t they or theirs (until they...



Hartzell has CMC’s best interests in mind

October 18, 2019

Bob Hartzell is running for trustee of Colorado Mountain College and I am happy to support him. I have had the honor of serving as trustee for eight years in this seat representing Lake County,...


Re-elect Larson to RE-1 board

October 18, 2019

I have had the pleasure of serving on the Roaring Fork Schools RE-1 Board of Education with Shane Larson for the past four years. I wholeheartedly support his running for re-election. Shane has been an...