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Tweet All About It: Tough crowd

August 18, 2019

Each week, we pick out our favorite and not-so-favorite tweets (at least those that are printable) about Aspen and display them on Sunday’s page A2. • “most memorable incident was getting cut off by a...









Recycling change-up forces people to the curb

August 17, 2019

Beginning Aug. 31, the public can no longer bring plastics or cartons to the Rio Grande Recycling Center as the city of Aspen transitions from single-stream recycling to targeted collections.



Debt rising under Trump, GOP

August 17, 2019

We are experiencing fiscal insanity. Donald Trump and Congress approved a two-year budget increasing our $21 trillion debt by $320 billion. The Federal Reserve chair in 1980, Paul Volcker, said a $500 million increase in...


On the Fly: Opportunities abound in Aspen

August 17, 2019

While most anglers flock to the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers near Basalt to hunt their quarry, the Aspen area offers equally good fishing opportunities this time of year. Our famous green drake mayfly hatch...


Observations about Aspen’s parking system

August 17, 2019

I note the proposal by Edward Sanditen to build a new bridge across Marolt and Castle Creek (“Aspen’s traffic problem solved,” letters, Aug. 13, aspentimes.com). It is an idea which has been put forward by...


Has Heck seen a ‘real firearm’?

August 17, 2019

If Carl Heck thinks a .22-caliber weapon is sufficient to defend his life and home (“Know the guns you speak of,” letters, Aug. 14, aspentimes.com), one wonders whether he has ever seen a real firearm....


Something to chew on

August 17, 2019

It would be nice if Aspen could use the extra tobacco tax collected for education, but Maurice Emmer and Emzy Veazy wouldn’t approve of it! Carl Heck Aspen


It’s the Federal Reserve, stupid

August 17, 2019

I’m still waiting for one of the presidential candidates to get their hands dirty and dig out the actual root of our problems; the same dark, decrepit root that led to the American Revolution. That...



Basalt man pleads guilty to ID theft

August 17, 2019

A Basalt man pleaded guilty Friday to felony identity theft related to a credit card stolen from a parked car a year ago. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to drop felony theft and...