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The Drop-In: X Games 2020 prep

January 20, 2020

On this episode of The Drop-In, Monday host Rose and Aspen Times Editor David Krause enjoy the calm before the X Games storm on Buttermilk and give you the lay of the land if you’re...



Paul Andersen: Positive materialism and plasticizing people

January 20, 2020

After years of excoriating “materialism” as the cause of the consumer religion that underscores mainstream American values, I was wrong. Materialism is good. I learned this from Alan Watts, a Zen master, Beat philosopher and...



Treasuring our pets

January 19, 2020

Big thank you to you, Tony Vagneur, for sharing your heart-full journey with your beloved Topper in Saturday’s Aspen Times (“Dog’s life goes too quick but leaves lasting memories,” commentary). I am sure it was...


Baffled by Aspen Public Radio’s decision

January 19, 2020

As a long time radio programmer in the valley, I am simply floored by the decision to remove music from Aspen Public Radio programming. If you wish to add more news options for those wanting...


Johnson should pay for his crimes

January 19, 2020

Jan. 21 is an important day for this town and the judicial system of our country. That day Pitkin County District Judge Seldin can make right 14 years of criminal wrongdoing, and sentence Derek Johnson...


Rick Tadus, driving the future

January 19, 2020

Born in New Mexico but raised in Rifle, Rick Tadus has been chauffeuring the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley as a school bus driver for 23 years. His father was a jewelry repairman, so...



How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work?

January 19, 2020

Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in. A report released in November estimated people who buy...


Tweet All About It: Yay for the powder day

January 19, 2020

Each week, we pick out our favorite and not-so-favorite tweets (at least those that are printable) about Aspen and display them on Sunday’s page A2. “It’s snowing and it’s FriYAY, doesn’t get much better than...



Elizabeth Milias: ‘Grab ’em by the Skippy!’

January 18, 2020

It didn’t start with the video. Young councilman Skippy Mesirow’s recent tirade on social media denigrating our holiday visitors was not, as he proclaimed, the result of gastrointestinal distress from steak with compound butter following...






Colorado budget writers seek millions in undisclosed funds

January 18, 2020

DENVER (AP) — After former Gov. John Hickenlooper came under fire for how he spent money from a little-known account in his office, KCNC-TV has learned there are similar accounts throughout state government that hold millions of...