Beathard: Keep the letters coming |

Beathard: Keep the letters coming

Jill Beathard
Editor’s Note
Jill Beathard

I don’t know if it’s in response to my last column or due to your own motivations, but I have been receiving countless letters in the past couple of weeks.

Most are about Base Village — some for Related’s vesting application, some against it, some for an altered version of it — but I’ve also received some on other subjects, too. So many, in fact, that last week we only published about 20 percent of them in our print edition.

I apologize for that — I should have foreseen it and requested extra space. I’ve corrected that this week, however, which you’ll notice if you’re reading this in print.

You might also have seen some of those letters cropping up on our website this week, and of course many are submitted to The Aspen Times as well.

I don’t want you to think that it’s useless to send in letters. I think it’s wonderful that people in the community are starting to use this paper as a forum for expressing their views, and I hope that continues. So basically what I’m saying is, please keep the letters coming, and I will get them published.

I’m writing this column ahead of the weekend, so I can’t say yet how the Jazz Aspen Snowmass festival was or what else I did with three free days. I’m forecasting good things, though: concerts, my little sister’s first fourteener, maybe some camping and some of those other things that drew me to live in this state in the first place and that work generally gets in the way of. It is after all Labor Day, a day for people who work hard to not do so for a moment.

I hope you all got a break as well — or that you’re getting one soon.

Jill Beathard is the editor of the Snowmass Sun. Email her at


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