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Plenty of alternatives to KAJX

February 24, 2020

Former KAJX classical music listeners, don’t despair. There is hope and a simple fix, by tuning into another FM radio station that happens to have outlets in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, as well as Aspen....


Diaper dandies on the Ridge of Bell

February 24, 2020

Three out-of-date Aspen Ski Club hacks (Stapleton, Marolt, Semple) trying to pick their way down the Ridge of Bell will be a sight to see indeed. Perhaps you three can get some sponsorship money from...


Curious moves in Basalt

February 24, 2020

First, Basalt forcibly removes a block of affordable housing, then creates an open park and emphasizes the need for a restaurant on the site. Is the Roaring Fork Valley bubble really that “too big to...


Weinstein pardon forthcoming?

February 24, 2020

Curious if Donald Trump will pardon this guy Harvey Weinstein? Weinstein was big supporter of the Republican party! Michael Dobson Aspen


Glenn Drummond for Basalt Town Council

February 24, 2020

I have had the pleasure of knowing Glenn Drummond for the past 12 years. I have come to know him as a person who has the wisdom and insight to educate himself on issues that...


Smuggle that dog poop away

February 24, 2020

Hiking up Smuggler is so great, but peeps are not picking up their pooch’s pooopies! Also, leaving your bag of poopies is not the answer. Dogs are the best, so owners be “good picker-uppers!” Dusty...


Here’s an Aspen Idea

February 24, 2020

If you’re going to an all-news public radio format with a team of baby-faced cub reporters, why not have a Pulitzer Prize winner at the helm to mentor them? It’s really unfair — if not...


Please spare Aspen area mountain lions

February 24, 2020

When I lived on an appropriately named promontory near the confluence of the Snake and Salmon rivers in Idaho called Icicle Flats, a mountain lion family was no more than a mile away. I seldom...



Crocodile tears for KAJX DJs

February 24, 2020

This letter concerning the unfairness of it all concerning KAJX’s DJs has been delayed due to my need for more and still more Kleenex. Having temporarily recovered, I’d like to point out that no one...


Three Aspen skiing tips for Roger Marolt

February 24, 2020

It’s hard for me to fathom that wannabe ski instructor Roger Marolt had the gall to write a column full of “ski tips” (“A tale of ski tips,” Feb. 21, aspentimes.com). I don’t even know...



Take Aspen public — all of it

February 22, 2020

The kerfuffle over programming at Aspen “Public” Radio inspires me to recommend that City Council confiscate all retail and hospitality businesses in Aspen. Run them the “public” way: by a committee of the loudest mouths...



SkyCab could solve Aspen’s traffic woes

February 22, 2020

Finally, something most people agree on — the almost all-day traffic gridlock from the airport to Aspen’s roundabout ranges from 20 to 30 minutes each way on a clear day, and it doesn’t seem like...


Democrat debate was a disgrace

February 20, 2020

I am sickened and disgusted with the total lack of civility in our government and in the presidential race. I thought maybe, somehow, the Democrats would rise above the brutal attacks and name calling. Thursday...


It’s cleaning time at the Aspen Thrift Shop

February 20, 2020

The Thrift Shop will be closed this Saturday, Feb. 22, through Wednesday, Feb. 26, for our annual deep clean. Donations may be dropped off during this time, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. (excluding Sunday)....



Construction vehicles a safety mess up Highway 82

February 20, 2020

While we probably need some new parking rules for the North Star Preserve due to crowding, safety and preservation of our natural land, does anyone care about the multitude of worker vehicles parked along the...


Trump continues to astound

February 19, 2020

Donald Trump and his orgy of pardons and clemency toward absolute criminals is simply astounding. I wonder what the rule-of-law moderate Republicans think of this. If there are any left. Miles Knudson Aspen Village