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What are we celebrating?

February 17, 2020

Considering the current occupant of the White House, I find it ironic to celebrate Presidents Day. Grant Amundson Aspen Village


KUVO would be nice on the Fryingpan

February 17, 2020

I have a summer cabin on the Fryingpan with no TV, so radio entertainment is important. My biggest wish is that KUVO might be enticed to enter the airwaves in the valley. It is prominent...




Feel the Bern of handouts and subsidies

February 17, 2020

Do all registered Democrats (and Democrats in “unaffiliated” sheep’s clothing) embrace the socialism promoted by Bernie Sanders and other Democrat presidential candidates? If not, then here’s a plea to those who don’t embrace Bernie and...


Leavitt for Basalt mayor

February 16, 2020

To my Basalt friends, Rob Leavitt and I have been working partners for over a decade. He has my complete trust and support, and I am proud to vouch for his wisdom, sound judgment, great...


Another choice for the GOP

February 16, 2020

Just checked out the primary ballot, and I noticed that a Zoltan Istvan is running in the Republican race. For any Republican who has a hard time voting for Trump, yet doesn’t want to vote...


Trump’s scorched earth

February 16, 2020

Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House, in a recent fundraising letter, informed her party, as well as the world, that she is ready to lead the nations Democratic party in a “March Forward” to...


Youth in crisis: let’s keep the conversation going

February 16, 2020

It’s a weird thing to be “excited” to have had such an incredible turnout on Wednesday for the youth anxiety/depression/suicide prevention conversation that I hosted, but I really was so happy to see how many...


Leave the mountain lions be

February 16, 2020

There was a letter to the editor, written by John McBride, regarding extending the hunting season for lions to reduce the number of lions in the wild, therefore minimizing the contact between lions and people...


Vote for your grandchildren’s future

February 14, 2020

We worry which Democratic candidate can win against the president. It is my observation that despite the media hype, any Democrat can beat him by upward of 9 million popular votes. The only real duty...


Keeping Aspen’s lights on

February 14, 2020

I read with interest Paul Menter’s commentary in the Aspen Daily News, Feb. 12, about the Aspen Canary Initiative, which Paul inferred was “clandestinely planned.” What a pile of B.S.! Paul failed to mention that...


The downside of less Aspen traffic

February 14, 2020

Before everyone starts patting themselves on the back for less traffic in and out of Aspen, let’s take a look at a bigger picture. Traffic is a symptom of a strong economy. When I talk...


Killing mountain lions shortsighted, ill-conceived

February 13, 2020

So, as more and more people pour into our back country, there have been more instances of conflicts with mountain lions. The solution: kill more of them. How pathetic. How about better education of our...


Corporate media no friend of Bernie Sanders

February 13, 2020

This letter is a follow-up to “Hampshire is next, and Dems still have no idea who can beat Trump,” (Mike Littwin, commentary, Feb. 9, aspentimes.com). Littwin’s view of the Democratic Party primary elections is typical...



Mailman Mulcahy?

February 12, 2020

Why can’t we just connect the dots and kill two birds with one stone? Lee Mulcahy gets a full time job at the post office. Michael Trecker Aspen


Debauchery on display at Super Bowl halftime show

February 12, 2020

Super Bowl halftime family show? Not so much. What I viewed was a vulgar, shameless display of what was supposed to be “talent” and “entertainment.” What I saw was anything but. Nothing could have caused...


Dump Trump

February 11, 2020

Just think, and vote. Is it possible to get rid of the Fourth Reich this year? Miles Knudson Aspen Village


Missing: safety studies supporting 5G

February 11, 2020

There are about 38 cities, counties, states and countries that have either banned, rejected or put a hold on 5G installation until its safety can be proven. Some installations have been removed because the health...