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Aspen vulnerable to climate change

September 20, 2019

Imagine an Aspen without snow. The trees that gave this town its name are going to be reduced to ash because of forest fires. This will be our future if we are not careful. Members...


Hickenlooper will change gun laws

September 20, 2019

According to Insider magazine, there have been 289 mass shootings in the U.S. so far in 2019. As students at Aspen Country Day School, we’re lucky but still scared for our safety. Forty thousand people...


We must curb climate change

September 20, 2019

The feeling that your house could burn down right before your eyes is a horrendous feeling. The fire that happened in Basalt was terrible, and it can’t happen again. Although Aspen is ahead of the...


Aspen Country Day eighth-graders advocate gun control

September 20, 2019

Imagine 163% of Aspen’s population dying of gunshot wounds this year alone. According to https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/, 10,448 gun-related deaths have occurred in the United States thus far in 2019. If people were dying every day in...


More gun restrictions, less hate

September 19, 2019

Mass killings! Mass killings! Have we had enough? I hope so. What has to be done is anyone with a gun must reapply to continue to own a single-shot rifle. No handguns or multi-firing guns...


Aspen streets are pedestrian unfriendly

September 19, 2019

Aspen traffic rules are just plain inhospitable to local drivers. And what about those pedestrians thoughtlessly crossing Main Street at Mill and at Monarch, brazenly distracting drivers running red lights at those intersections? Drivers routinely...


Summing up Trump

September 19, 2019

To those of you having trouble understanding the inner workings(?) of the mind of Trump, picture the following; A 5-year-old enfant terrible, having discovered what he can do to ants and other bugs with a...


GOP is MIA in local, Aspen politics

September 19, 2019

Perhaps Carl Heck, Maurice Emmer, Glenn Beaton or some active savvy Pitkin County Republicans explain to local voters, Coloradans and America why over 99% of Pitkin County Republicans fail to attend and participate in government...


The roots of 9/11

September 19, 2019

The coverage of 9/11 brought into focus who the mainstream media and Federal Reserve consortium serve. It appears 9/11 was manufactured by some international consortium members to use our military for their agendas. Travel back...


Why hate on alternative energy?

September 19, 2019

Is it possible for some of our right wing or libertarian neighbors in the valley to explain why they dislike solar power, windmill power, electric cars, hybrid cars and for some strange reason Toyota Priuses?...


How to make assault rifles safe for society

September 19, 2019

I am a hunter and own several rifles and shotguns. The rifles I own are the bolt-action type with the ammunition loaded one by one into a magazine that holds five or six shells. My...


Aspen City Council drunk on its ineptitude

September 19, 2019

When the prior Aspen City Council decided on a two-site solution — new administrative offices and retaining the armory building as City Hall — it set forth a vision. Specifically, it was that the existing...


Done with Facebook

September 19, 2019

I dropped out of Facebook. My browser isn’t Google. Both companies are typical fascists. Intolerant of “unapproved” views. Promoting political agendas. In a word unamerican. Maurice Emmer Aspen


Snowmass homeowners squeezed as Skico skates

September 17, 2019

Base Village has the best access to skiing, hiking, biking, free village shuttles, free Aspen buses and downvalley transit. We live there in summer and winter. Aspen Skiing Co. does a fabulous job on the...


Burned by the fine print

September 17, 2019

We recently experienced a costly 18-month ordeal at the hands of Garfield County. In December 2010, we purchased a log home in Carbondale using reputable realtors and bought from the leading builder. The property was...


A wise man in Aspen’s midst

September 16, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Geshe Lobsang Tsulrtim to the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen now through Sept. 29. As a graduate of several advanced schools, he will be a part of...


Media bias strikes GOP in Pitkin County

September 16, 2019

An article appearing in the Sept. 13, 2019 issue of The Aspen Times was headlined “Pence’s visit underscores murky area of campaign law.” I read the headline and the article with a sense of irony...


Pence team can pay for their Aspen visits

September 16, 2019

Friday’s piece on costs from Vice President Pence’s visit in July is head-spinning (“Pence visit to Aspen underscores murky area of campaign finance law,” aspentimes.com). Did the $18,175 paid by two local benefactors, only after...


Now is the time for solar project

September 16, 2019

We write to thank The Aspen Times editorial board for their endorsement (“Solar farm proposal should get Pitkin County commissioners’ full support,” Aug. 30) for Pitkin County Solar, a 5-megawatt photovoltaic facility that will be...


Medicare for All is the cure

September 15, 2019

I agree completely with my friend Dr. George Bohmfalk in his support for the Medicare for All health care plan (“Why a public option won’t work,” commentary, Sept. 11, aspentimes.com). The notion that people are...