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A simple request

March 25, 2019

Hey, Russia, if you can hear me, release Ivanka and Jared’s emails! Carl Heck Aspen


Bathroom problems

March 25, 2019

Recently had breakfast at Tiki Mana. Asked where men’s room was. Had to hike downstairs in basement near ACE Hardware to find a one stalled bathroom in use! How can that be in a large...



Why Mullins for Aspen mayor

March 25, 2019

Ann Mullins’ qualifications cover a wide gamut of experiences. As a young waitress and cleaning person during her early years in Aspen, she can relate to the struggle to survive while following a dream. As...


Mullins poised to lead Aspen

March 25, 2019

Please join me in supporting Ann Mullins for mayor of Aspen. Ann has a broad range of experience in so many areas that benefit our community. She dives deeply into issues and responds thoughtfully to...


Why we voted for Mullins

March 25, 2019

We turned in our runoff ballots and voted for Ann Mullins for mayor of Aspen because we know Ann has the best experience and qualifications for the job. Ann raised a family, is a business...


Mullins a wise, thoughtful leader

March 25, 2019

I am writing to support Ann Mullins as Aspen’s next mayor. Ann has built a solid record in our community, first as a volunteer on the Historic Preservation Commission and over the past six years...


Torre for mayor of Aspen

March 25, 2019

Having Torre as mayor and Ann Mullins still on council sounds like a fine plan. We need a firm hand at the wheel now, and Torre will guide council in the best directions for this...



Aspen Police Chief addresses personnel issues

March 23, 2019

Dear Editor: My role as Aspen Police Chief is to ensure our community receives the highest quality of service from its police department. Integrity is critical to the culture and moral fabric of our community....


Something’s rotten down South

March 23, 2019

Republicans are so funny. In Mississippi, the entranced are celebrating taking abortion away from poor minority women after years of defunding Planned Parenthood and its ability to provide birth control. They immediately started planning how...


Killer weapons too accessible

March 23, 2019

I will first say I am a gun owner and I have been a hunter since I was 12 years old. I am not an “anti-gun nut.” Nevertheless I am a bit outraged that there...


Senseless moose killing outside of Aspen

March 23, 2019

I was reminded DOW really stands for Death Of Wildlife with the recent murder of the moose near Difficult Campground. Animal control stated, “the moose taken by … officers was not the same moose that...


Torre will work for Aspen

March 23, 2019

I have a family in the valley, and I own and operate a business in Aspen. I hope Aspen votes, and votes Torre for mayor. Torre talks with downtown businesses all the time. He truly...


A win-win with Torre and Mullins

March 22, 2019

We need two great people on Aspen City Council. Both Torre and Ann Mullins qualify. Let’s put both of them on City Council. Vote Torre for mayor and retain Ann Mullins for the next two...


Aspen to see lengthened X-C skiing season

March 22, 2019

We would like to thank Craig Ward for his recent letter to the editor (“Closing Aspen and Snowmass cross-country venues is premature,” March 15, aspentimes.com). We sincerely appreciate his enthusiasm for our nordic trail system...


Mullins has the right experience to lead Aspen

March 22, 2019

The recent story about the mayoral candidates in The Aspen Times demonstrated that there are very big differences between the two candidates (“Aspen mayoral candidates see same priorities for next term,” March 19). It’s clear...


Oppressive progressives?

March 21, 2019

On March 17, The New York Times (“Oxygen for Votes: Maduro Coerced Cuban Doctors to Tilt Election; Denying Medical Care to Opponents of the Venezuelan Leader”) reported that Cuban doctors sent to Venezuela were instructed...


Climatic performances

March 21, 2019

I’m really glad these 100-year floods are only coming every 10 years now! Carl Heck Aspen


Death of the income tax

March 21, 2019

If the following two paragraphs were to go viral, the house of cards that is America’s deeply oppressive, unjust tax system will come tumbling down. It is time to end income tax. Dear IRS, Whereas...