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Glenn K. Beaton: Trump is a lousy fascist
Glenn K. Beaton: Trump is a lousy fascist

March 24, 2019

Hitler murdered 6 million Jews, roughly two-thirds of the entire Jewish population of Europe. His National Socialist German Workers Party — the Nazis — performed unspeakable “experiments” on Jewish children. Fast-forward 80 years. President Donald...





Paul Andersen: When is enough snow enough snow?
Paul Andersen: When is enough snow enough snow?

March 18, 2019

When people are killed trying to shovel their roofs, when cars are overturned and buried, when homes are crushed, when historic avalanches cut down old growth forests, when snow becomes the Sword of Damocles. On...


Tony Vagneur: Trails and tribulations
Tony Vagneur: Trails and tribulations

March 16, 2019

Stuck in the city, making college classes every day and putting the hum on my Smith-Corona electric typewriter late at night, my primary thought, after getting through the semester, was how much I missed the...


Roger Marolt: Plenary indulgence the Aspen way
Roger Marolt: Plenary indulgence the Aspen way

March 15, 2019

It’s disorienting — parents, local Aspen parents, allegedly supplying cocaine to kids, their own and others, and not only providing them with alcohol, but lacing it with codeine for more punch. While nothing has been...



Sean Beckwith: Wet clothes, hoots, hollers and smiles
Sean Beckwith: Wet clothes, hoots, hollers and smiles

March 13, 2019

Describing this winter would sound a lot like “The Chris Farley Show.” If you’re not familiar with the decades-old “Saturday Night Live” reference, a sheepish Farley would bring on guests that he idols. He would...


More of the ‘Colfax-ification’ of Highway 82
More of the ‘Colfax-ification’ of Highway 82

March 11, 2019

In case no one has mentioned this, we here in the middle reaches of the Roaring Fork Valley are watching as the Highway 82 corridor, the sole arterial roadway through our little paradise, is being...



Glenn K. Beaton: Conversations in the dark
Glenn K. Beaton: Conversations in the dark

March 9, 2019

“It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah.” — Leonard Cohen God is just the explanation that people concoct for those random moments when the pain of life eases. That’s what I was told one...



Roger Marolt: Making zest from the lemons
Roger Marolt: Making zest from the lemons

March 7, 2019

The election was a humbling experience; one that was decided by 14 voters who could have been persuaded to see things the other way and save the day. It is a reminder to future issue...