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The roots of 9/11

September 19, 2019

The coverage of 9/11 brought into focus who the mainstream media and Federal Reserve consortium serve. It appears 9/11 was manufactured by some international consortium members to use our military for their agendas. Travel back...


Why hate on alternative energy?

September 19, 2019

Is it possible for some of our right wing or libertarian neighbors in the valley to explain why they dislike solar power, windmill power, electric cars, hybrid cars and for some strange reason Toyota Priuses?...


How to make assault rifles safe for society

September 19, 2019

I am a hunter and own several rifles and shotguns. The rifles I own are the bolt-action type with the ammunition loaded one by one into a magazine that holds five or six shells. My...


Aspen City Council drunk on its ineptitude

September 19, 2019

When the prior Aspen City Council decided on a two-site solution — new administrative offices and retaining the armory building as City Hall — it set forth a vision. Specifically, it was that the existing...


Done with Facebook

September 19, 2019

I dropped out of Facebook. My browser isn’t Google. Both companies are typical fascists. Intolerant of “unapproved” views. Promoting political agendas. In a word unamerican. Maurice Emmer Aspen


Snowmass homeowners squeezed as Skico skates

September 17, 2019

Base Village has the best access to skiing, hiking, biking, free village shuttles, free Aspen buses and downvalley transit. We live there in summer and winter. Aspen Skiing Co. does a fabulous job on the...


Burned by the fine print

September 17, 2019

We recently experienced a costly 18-month ordeal at the hands of Garfield County. In December 2010, we purchased a log home in Carbondale using reputable realtors and bought from the leading builder. The property was...


A wise man in Aspen’s midst

September 16, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Geshe Lobsang Tsulrtim to the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen now through Sept. 29. As a graduate of several advanced schools, he will be a part of...


Media bias strikes GOP in Pitkin County

September 16, 2019

An article appearing in the Sept. 13, 2019 issue of The Aspen Times was headlined “Pence’s visit underscores murky area of campaign law.” I read the headline and the article with a sense of irony...


Pence team can pay for their Aspen visits

September 16, 2019

Friday’s piece on costs from Vice President Pence’s visit in July is head-spinning (“Pence visit to Aspen underscores murky area of campaign finance law,” aspentimes.com). Did the $18,175 paid by two local benefactors, only after...


Now is the time for solar project

September 16, 2019

We write to thank The Aspen Times editorial board for their endorsement (“Solar farm proposal should get Pitkin County commissioners’ full support,” Aug. 30) for Pitkin County Solar, a 5-megawatt photovoltaic facility that will be...


Medicare for All is the cure

September 15, 2019

I agree completely with my friend Dr. George Bohmfalk in his support for the Medicare for All health care plan (“Why a public option won’t work,” commentary, Sept. 11, aspentimes.com). The notion that people are...


Corporations take lead on gun control

September 15, 2019

Thank you, Wal-Mart! Thank you for stopping the sale of handguns and ammunition used in handguns and military-style weapons in your stores following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Thanks also to the several...


Stop the fluoride insanity

September 15, 2019

A recent Canadian study produced results which indicated that maternal exposure to fluoride during pregnancy lowered the IQ in their children. These results replicated a 2017 U.S. government study. Five other studies have also produced...


Where everything is permitted

September 15, 2019

This summer, I was blessed to attend a dinner party atop Red Mountain, one with an idyllic setting and enchanting hosts, but unfortunately “the incident” sullied the evening. A place-setting put my husband, Dr. Michael...



A child shall lead

September 13, 2019

Like Leif Erikson 1,000 years ago, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic to America on Aug. 28. She came not to conquer the New World, but to defeat what may be the most...


Climate change collusion

September 13, 2019

“Man-made climate change” is set up as a “science religion” designed to give more control to those who have their hands of levers of currency and mega oil reserves. It provides them a feudal support...



End the carnage

September 13, 2019

What has happened to this country? Degenerates are slaughtering Americans without fear of punishment or even prosecution. The tools of butchery are readily available and easily obtained. The carnage especially decimates young African Americans; no...