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Recent Stories in Opinion

Sister Helen Holy needs a new shtick

January 20, 2019 — As recounted in "Sister Helen Holy: A staple for Aspen Gay Ski Week's downhill fun" (Aspen Times online, Jan. 17), Paul J. Williams' comic routine is not merely tasteless but also is anachronistic, in that the church he ridicules for censoriousness now appears to have

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Aspen taxes task us

January 20, 2019 — Up, up and away we go! Up and up your taxes did go! That's for sure, we know. So if you voted "Yes" on 7A, You will pay more taxes every day! But remember, the RFTA acronym is: Raise Fares, and Tax Away! Now your

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Rio Grande Trail campaign seeks to ‘Connect, Protect, Respect’ in Roaring Fork Valley

January 20, 2019 — One of the greatest assets of the Roaring Fork Valley is our trail system. These amazing pathways are not only vital routes for alternative commuting, but beloved trails that we recreate on year-round. It's impossible not to notice that the number of users is constantly

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Paul Andersen: Haunting memory of probing for a body after an avalanche

January 20, 2019 — "What is life…?" — Andre, ski mountaineer It was January 1988. I was an Aspen Times reporter of four years. One of my beats was "backcounty," of which I took full advantage with any excuse for an outing. One adventure I'll not forget is described

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Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (Jan. 20, 2019)

January 19, 2019 — Buddy Program changes lives Feel like changing the world? I sure do, but I have a job and other responsibilities, and I don't have a lot of free time. I do, however, like to have fun. So my little way of changing the world is

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Mike Littwin: How hot does a smoking gun need to be before Trump is truly burned?

January 19, 2019 — My first reaction to the no-longer-so-explosive BuzzFeed report that Donald Trump had directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the timing of his negotiations for a Moscow Trump Tower was that, yeah, of course he had. I love how Trump's TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani

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Deeded Interest: Ramping up the valley’s REMP

January 19, 2019 — There's a battle afoot; an age-old Aspen story, a throwback to our area's rich mining heritage, essentially a tug-of-war between money and Mother Earth. At issue, a controversial proposal that has developers, construction companies, realtors and architects at odds with local government, nonprofits and individuals

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God is with us

January 18, 2019 — It is rainbow flag time again! I write a letter each year to say how beautiful it is to see the rainbow which was created by a loving creator God to say he would never flood the earth again. (Genesis 9 verse 11). How wonderful!

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Aspen Mountain— Act III, Scene I

January 18, 2019 — Regarding the new ski lift starting at Dean Street: 1B or not 1B? That is the question. Roger Marolt Snowmass Village

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The Supreme folly

January 18, 2019 — On Jan. 14, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state's main regulatory agency for the industry, can't give first priority to public health, environment or climate when deciding whether to grant drilling permits. Cost-effectiveness and technical feasibility must

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Tony Vagneur: Reminiscing for moment for a bit of perspective, posterity

January 18, 2019 — "After the first few deaths, but the one all-absorbing thought of individual self-preservation prevailed. The fountains of natural affection were dried up. The cords that once vibrated with connubial, parental, and filial affection, were rent asunder, and each one seemed resolved, without regard to the

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Roger Marolt: A slower shutter speed to capture a picture-perfect powder day

January 18, 2019 — It was one of those ski mornings I don't look forward to, which is to say most of them, but particularly this one. It was a shadow power day, those kinds that appear like the real thing, yet when you try to touch it and

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Help Aspen’s federal workers

January 17, 2019 — Aspen is a special place that obviously caters to the well-to-do. While we have the government shutdown, we should be paying our federal government workers through interest-free loans. They should not go without pay while providing valuable services to our community. These loans would be

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Beware of reckless driver

January 17, 2019 — I would like to praise and thank Officer Curt Donaldson of the Basalt Police Department for his time and kindness in assisting me after my hit-and-run accident around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in front of the Roaring Fork Club. His professionalism and thoughtfulness was most

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Mounting evidence against fluoridation

January 17, 2019 — Mounting evidence against fluoridation Aspen is an amazing place. We have Nobel laureates present here. World-class athletes compete here. The best musicians perform here. World leaders participate in think tanks here. Yet, with all of the enlightenment that the citizens are exposed to, the residents

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Poor form in Mueller investigation

January 17, 2019 — The Mueller probe is an abuse of office. To protect against unfounded investigations, the Justice Department doesn't open criminal investigations without (1) citing the criminal statute involved and (2) having some verified evidence of the crime. Justice ordered Robert Mueller to investigate "any links …

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The United States of Benefits

January 17, 2019 — Isn't it weird that in the USA our flag and our culture offend so many people, but our benefits don't? Michael Galvis Woody Creek

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Aspen Princess: Taking baby steps to navigate this back-breaking labor of love

January 17, 2019 — So my morning went something like this: I totally lost it with my almost 3-year-old after what has recently become an incessant battle of the wills. I am not quite sure why this tiny human, who has only been on this planet for a relatively

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Beaton shows hypocrisy in latest Aspen Times column

January 17, 2019 — Glenn Beaton's column Sunday — "Are we all chavinstas now?", The Aspen Times — raises an interesting question regarding the dichotomy between liberals and conservatives as regards to the economy. As is always the case, Beaton makes his arguments for the conservative cause. In this

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Thanks for paving paradise

January 17, 2019 — Congratulations, Ace Lane, you now have permission from Eagle County to destroy what little we had left in the mid-valley of the small-town, rural atmosphere most us live here for. I had to laugh at your comment when you stated what a positive your mega

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