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Mullins a wise, thoughtful leader

March 25, 2019

I am writing to support Ann Mullins as Aspen’s next mayor. Ann has built a solid record in our community, first as a volunteer on the Historic Preservation Commission and over the past six years...


Torre for mayor of Aspen

March 25, 2019

Having Torre as mayor and Ann Mullins still on council sounds like a fine plan. We need a firm hand at the wheel now, and Torre will guide council in the best directions for this...


Paul Andersen: When the Aspen bubble gets popped
Paul Andersen: When the Aspen bubble gets popped

March 25, 2019

I was up at 5:30 a.m. last week for the final day of a reporting job at the Aspen Institute covering a three-day symposium on the Supreme Court — a paid adventure in learning. The...


A simple request

March 25, 2019

Hey, Russia, if you can hear me, release Ivanka and Jared’s emails! Carl Heck Aspen


Bathroom problems

March 25, 2019

Recently had breakfast at Tiki Mana. Asked where men’s room was. Had to hike downstairs in basement near ACE Hardware to find a one stalled bathroom in use! How can that be in a large...


New safety measures for Grand Traverse, other races

March 25, 2019

The sponsors of the annual Crested Butte to Aspen backcountry Grand Traverse race would like to publicly thank Jeff Edelson, Jeff Krueger and the rest of the team at Pitkin 911 for hosting our communications...


Why Mullins for Aspen mayor

March 25, 2019

Ann Mullins’ qualifications cover a wide gamut of experiences. As a young waitress and cleaning person during her early years in Aspen, she can relate to the struggle to survive while following a dream. As...


Mullins poised to lead Aspen

March 25, 2019

Please join me in supporting Ann Mullins for mayor of Aspen. Ann has a broad range of experience in so many areas that benefit our community. She dives deeply into issues and responds thoughtfully to...



Why we voted for Mullins

March 25, 2019

We turned in our runoff ballots and voted for Ann Mullins for mayor of Aspen because we know Ann has the best experience and qualifications for the job. Ann raised a family, is a business...




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...




Aspen Police Chief addresses personnel issues

March 23, 2019

Dear Editor: My role as Aspen Police Chief is to ensure our community receives the highest quality of service from its police department. Integrity is critical to the culture and moral fabric of our community....


Something’s rotten down South

March 23, 2019

Republicans are so funny. In Mississippi, the entranced are celebrating taking abortion away from poor minority women after years of defunding Planned Parenthood and its ability to provide birth control. They immediately started planning how...


Killer weapons too accessible

March 23, 2019

I will first say I am a gun owner and I have been a hunter since I was 12 years old. I am not an “anti-gun nut.” Nevertheless I am a bit outraged that there...


Senseless moose killing outside of Aspen

March 23, 2019

I was reminded DOW really stands for Death Of Wildlife with the recent murder of the moose near Difficult Campground. Animal control stated, “the moose taken by … officers was not the same moose that...


Torre will work for Aspen

March 23, 2019

I have a family in the valley, and I own and operate a business in Aspen. I hope Aspen votes, and votes Torre for mayor. Torre talks with downtown businesses all the time. He truly...