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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...


Corporations take lead on gun control

September 15, 2019

Thank you, Wal-Mart! Thank you for stopping the sale of handguns and ammunition used in handguns and military-style weapons in your stores following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Thanks also to the several...


Stop the fluoride insanity

September 15, 2019

A recent Canadian study produced results which indicated that maternal exposure to fluoride during pregnancy lowered the IQ in their children. These results replicated a 2017 U.S. government study. Five other studies have also produced...


Where everything is permitted

September 15, 2019

This summer, I was blessed to attend a dinner party atop Red Mountain, one with an idyllic setting and enchanting hosts, but unfortunately “the incident” sullied the evening. A place-setting put my husband, Dr. Michael...



A child shall lead

September 13, 2019

Like Leif Erikson 1,000 years ago, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic to America on Aug. 28. She came not to conquer the New World, but to defeat what may be the most...


Climate change collusion

September 13, 2019

“Man-made climate change” is set up as a “science religion” designed to give more control to those who have their hands of levers of currency and mega oil reserves. It provides them a feudal support...



End the carnage

September 13, 2019

What has happened to this country? Degenerates are slaughtering Americans without fear of punishment or even prosecution. The tools of butchery are readily available and easily obtained. The carnage especially decimates young African Americans; no...


Voters should have a say on 5G

September 12, 2019

It is important that 5G cell towers stay out of our valley. There is mounting evidence that these towers cause cancer and other health problems. Cities that do have these 5G towers are experiencing a...


Pitkin County recycling fees aren’t mandatory

September 12, 2019

This letter is in response to the Harutuns’ letter regarding Pitkin County’s new recycling surcharge (“County’s trash ordinance will not stand,” Sept. 5, aspentimes.com). First, I would strongly urge the Harutuns to shop around with...


Greed overpowers values in Roaring Fork Valley

September 12, 2019

I’m writing this letter in remembrance of the contribution made by the old miners and ranchers in this area before the big money arrived. Unfortunately their values and contributions are often considered quaint, obsolete and...


Apologies over ARC letter, but justice system corrupt

September 12, 2019

I apologize to the managers and staff of the Aspen Recreation Center (“Heads should roll over Aspen Recreation Center closure,” letters, Sept. 9, aspentimes.com). I was angry and I was wrong. I have been under...


Council, other than mayor, shuns Aspen history

September 11, 2019

The failure of the City Council to honor Aspen’s history by retaining the symbolic seat of city government in the old Armory building is shameful and another nail in the coffin of Aspen’s historic legacy...


Beaton has no bottom

September 11, 2019

Glenn Beaton’s latest piece just lowers the bar and makes it seem normal to have a dirt-bag president (“We’re all racists now,” commentary, Sept. 7, aspentimes.com). Take a step back and stop drinking the Kool-Aid,...


Put community first with new offices

September 11, 2019

Our community is at a crossroads. We can buy into the city’s false choice on the new city offices, which presumes that only an either/or choice exists. A) The new city offices moves forward in...