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RFTA is no authority on timely transportation

January 16, 2020

Is it too much to expect an on-time, reliable public bus service? Due to employment parking restrictions, I have needed to catch the bus to work for the past month. The upvalley bus is consistently...


Aspen can learn from past mistake

January 16, 2020

When the former Federal Aviation Administration general counsel spoke in Aspen on federal preemption last March, under which doctrine local governments cannot regulate air traffic, he stated that the FAA’s preemptive authority ends at the...


Artwork for the Aspen roundabout

January 15, 2020

Too bad they couldn’t put a chrome Lou Willie piece of art in the center of roundabout. His works are amazing! Mike Dobson Aspen


Andrew Romanoff is best Democrat for senate seat

January 13, 2020

We need a climate champion in the Senate and his name is Andrew Romanoff. Behind the contested presidential primary is a lesser known battle for the future of our planet in the Senate Democratic primary...


More to councilman than one Instagram story

January 13, 2020

I follow Skippy Mesirow on Instagram and have watched countless stories that he’s posted over the past few years. I was traveling back home after the holidays and missed that story. Maybe you’ve heard about...


Power of ‘we’ will unite in Women’s March

January 13, 2020

“I got elected on bringing our soldiers back home,” stated our president in his 2019 State of the Union address. Yet, just last week he bragged about selling troops to Saudi Arabia and South Korea,...


Words should matter but they don’t

January 13, 2020

I respectfully disagree with the thrust of the editorial, “What Aspen councilman said is his right, it’s how and where that matter” (Jan. 10, 2020). While office holders should be accountable for their public utterances,...


Will councilman’s rant lead to change?

January 13, 2020

Will councilman’s rant lead to change? So, over the holidays we had one of our City Council members having a meltdown about all the traffic and too many people. We all have meltdowns, so let’s...


Winter leaf blowing disruptive

January 13, 2020

Winter leaf blowing disruptive Friday afternoon, I set out for a peaceful cross-country ski on the Rio Grande Trail after fresh snow fall the night before. As I skied through the Roaring Fork Club the...



Seriously, there is no Dog-Poop Fairy

January 10, 2020

Seriously, there is no Dog-Poop Fairy I just can’t wrap my head around dog owners who think it is OK to let their dogs poop everywhere and not be responsible to pick up after them....



Aspen Skiing Co. doing its part to address climate change

January 10, 2020

I’m afraid Paul Andersen’s recent column (“POW not enough to save Aspen winters,” Jan. 6, aspentimes.com) fundamentally misses the point on climate action. He concludes that “Aspen is like an obese person sipping SlimFast while...


How Skippy got out of his jam

January 8, 2020

During the season of the Croissant Child and the eight nights of Challah, one of Aspen’s City Council sandwich spreads, known as Skippy Smooth, suddenly revealed his Skippy Nuts. He tweeted of the often spicy...


Colorado not appropriate for wolves

January 8, 2020

In her letter of Jan. 7, Marj Perry addresses the advisability of wolf introduction in Colorado. She questions the notion that wolf predation on deer and elk herds would have a beneficial effect on the...


Taking note of Jenny Lind

January 8, 2020

This year marks the 200th birthday of Jenny Lind, the fabled “Swedish Nightingale,” and, given Aspen’s strong musical identity, it seems only fitting to pause and take notice. For Jenny was like no other artist,...


Grounding the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport vision with reality

January 8, 2020

The Dec. 27 “additional document” authored by a fervent minority of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Vision Process Community Character Working Group broadly attacks the work and conclusions of the coequal Technical Working Group’s final report...


Get them out

January 8, 2020

We need to vote out Trump and his keystone cops in 2020. Pure stupidity, incompetence, racism and worse is not what this country needs. Miles Knudson Aspen Village


Some steak to go with the sizzle

January 8, 2020

I wanna be a cow person. I got my hat on. I got my boots on. Anybody know how to saddle a horse? Jim Wingers Aspen


Aspen hospitality is on us

January 8, 2020

“What are the fundamental values of Aspen?” I deeply ponder. First of all, Aspen is a resort community. Our economy depends on tourism. I am intentionally invitational to visitors. The first nine years I lived...