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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...


7A supports CMC, industry

October 18, 2019

Colorado Mountain College has campuses in Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Edwards, Leadville and Steamboat Springs for a reason: They feed talented people into the $62 billion Colorado recreation economy (SCORP 2019). Now...


Axelson knows Colorado Mountain College

October 18, 2019

I am voting for Mary Nelle Axelson for Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustee. It’s an easy decision for me! Mary knows the college! She was a full-time professor at CMC. She has over 30...


Hartzell ready to serve CMC

October 18, 2019

My name is Bob Hartzell and I am running for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees to represent Lake County. • Graduated from Saint Cloud State University (Minnesota) in 1966 • Was drafted by...


Hartzell and Virgili for CMC

October 18, 2019

It is my privilege to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mountain College representing West Garfield County. While I am not up for re-election this year, in the upcoming election,...


Nothing political about climate change’s impacts

October 18, 2019

This letter is directed at parents and other folks who have concerns about school children being instructed about global warming. School teachers are charged fundamentally with preparing the children for the world they are living...


CMC trustee decisions coming up

October 18, 2019

I encourage you to join me in voting for Colorado Mountain College trustee candidates Bob Hartzell (Lake County) and Marianne Virgili (Garfield County) As the election is now upon us, I would like to encourage...


Big questions for Aspen and Basalt

October 18, 2019

Two milestones. One for Basalt. One for Aspen. Town of Basalt. Wow. Hired ConnectOne to take public comments for improvements to public swimming pool and pool facilities. Take the survey once but you can survey...


1A cracks down on vaping, tobacco use in Eagle County

October 17, 2019

On behalf of Mountain Family Health Centers, I urge Eagle County voters to vote “yes” on 1A in the fall election. Eagle County and the nation are learning about the dangerous health effects of vaping,...


Nickell for Aspen school board

October 17, 2019

I am endorsing Jonathan Nickell for the Aspen School District Board of Education. As a lifelong educator, I am drawn to people who care about understanding the complexity of teaching and learning and who do...


Confessions of a CUV Wannabe

October 17, 2019

Recently I traded in my old SUV (sport utility vehicle) on a newer car — a used Ford Edge — that I have come to understand is called a CUV (crossover utility vehicle). Now I...