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Four finalists named for superintendent of Aspen schools

February 27, 2020

The Board of Education has narrowed its field of Aspen School District superintendent candidates down to four, with three of the finalists, including an Aspen principal, coming from within the state and the other contender...


Mother of girl who died from meth overdose gets 5 charges

February 27, 2020

Prosecutors this week filed first-degree murder charges against Stephanie Alvarado for the death of her daughter, Sophia Larson, who died of methamphetamine intoxication in December. The upgraded charges were filed Wednesday in Alvarado’s first court...




ZZ Ward discusses new songs, returns to Belly Up Aspen

February 27, 2020

Near the end of her blistering September set at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, blues singer and guitarist ZZ Ward teased that she’d be returning to Aspen for another show soon. Six months...





Universal health coverage is the cure

February 26, 2020

What does universal health insurance mean? It means you take profit-making insurance corporations out of the health care equation. United Health Care’s 2019 profit was $13.8 billion, up 15.5% from 2018. I don’t know the...


With their own hands

February 26, 2020

Regarding the self-built Mulcahy house, this is a different situation from most who did not build their own home. Hours for the work on the house were not counted, laws were not followed, and the...


Keep wolves out of Colorado

February 26, 2020

Thanks for the article in the Feb. 22 Aspen Times (“Hunting groups join opposition to wolf reintroduction,” from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent). It is a very informative article. I see that a group called...


Join CMC field trip to Utah

February 26, 2020

Ready for spring? Join our esteemed local geologist Garry Zabel on a five-day field trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks next month. Come and learn all about the unique processes that lead to this...


Obituary: Margery Shanks

February 26, 2020

Margery (Claus) Shanks Margery (Claus) Shanks passed away peacefully Feb. 7, 2020 in Carbondale, CO. Margery was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1933 to William and Veronica Claus. She was one of five...




Demographics drive GOP nosedive on West Coast

February 26, 2020

BEND, Ore. — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon’s high-desert country. Today, the lumber...