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Sean Beckwith: The Snowboard Sartorialist

November 20, 2019

There are many things that can be learned from “Johnny Tsunami,” Disney’s pre-eminent foray into extreme sports about a kid who moves from Hawaii to Vermont and goes from surfing to snowboarding. I hadn’t seen...


Thank you from the Aspen uphill community

November 19, 2019

Official opening day is around the corner but for those in the uphilling community who have been up Aspen Mountain lately, it feels like the season is already in full swing. Big thanks to Aspen...


A good time to chill in Aspen

November 19, 2019

Citizens might like to know that 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second Thursday of every month is the safest time to be out and about town. The mentally unhinged will be huddled at climate change...


Visions of an aerial gondola over Aspen

November 19, 2019

The only way I know how to physically get those rubber-tired vehicles spewing greenhouse gases and clogging the roadways called cars and shuttles off the roads is with an aerial gondola. Aerials are easy to...


In 2020, vote your climate-chance conscience

November 19, 2019

Last week, Venice, Italy’s tides reached 6 feet above sea level, flooding 70% of the city. An “arctic blast” broke hundreds of records across the eastern U.S. This month California burned yet again, suffering an...


A toast to the Maroon Bells staff

November 19, 2019

The road to the Maroon Bells is now closed to vehicles for the season. A big shout-out to the Forest Service team who graciously managed the daily swarms of vehicles, bikers, hikers and even roller...


Taking congressman to the mat

November 19, 2019

It seems that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is wrestling with his conscience over the fate of Donald Trump about as hard as he wrestled with his conscience when he was an assistant coach at Ohio...


Traffic solution more pressing than Aspen housing

November 19, 2019

If the roundabout is getting a “D” from CDOT now, just wait until the new 24-unit housing complex on Castle Creek Road is finished; then it will surely earn a failing grade. And then what...


Some updates on Aspen Camp

November 19, 2019

Some updates on Aspen Camp We’d like to first apologize for our radio silence as many of you may have heard about our tax issue, closing operations, etcetera. Nonetheless, we’re proud to say we’re still...




John Colson: A glimmer of hope in a dark sky

November 19, 2019

I’m going to get a little hopeful about our political future here, something that has not happened often over the past three years, specifically since delusional voters put into the White House the most corrupt,...


Aspen, Pitkin must ban Roundup

November 18, 2019

My dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma. How many other local dogs have potential for lymphoma and death after exposure to Roundup? What must we, as Roaring Fork Valley residents, do to have the city...


Pitkin County solar farm no panacea, but a good start

November 18, 2019

Thank you, Pitkin Board of County Commissioners, for unanimously voting in a 5-megawatt solar farm just south of Woody Creek, two months after declaring a climate state of emergency. Rather than an eyesore, I see...



Adapt or perish

November 18, 2019

A letter published Nov. 16 quotes the mayor of Vince, Italy, as attributing recent flooding to climate change. Yet BBC and other news reports confirm there was a tide just as high 50 years ago,...


The Electoral College as we’ve known it

November 18, 2019

A recent letter to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent brought up points in favor of the Electoral College (“Electoral College balances inequities in human nature,” Nov. 13). Readers should be aware that the Electoral College/national...


Why cut off Basalt Recycling Center?

November 18, 2019

I can’t believe Basalt and Pitkin County would abandon their constituents’ environmental responsibility by refusing to financially support the Basalt Recycling Center. How can those government officials rationalize their commitment to the environment and allow...



Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (Nov. 17, 2019)

November 17, 2019

Congratulations, yoga challengers I just finished the Shakti Shala Yoga Challenge 2019. Thank you to Jayne Gottleib for giving 150 of us “townies” the opportunity to cleanse our bodies, minds and spirits! Jayne is truly...