One of the highlights of my tenure as a member of the Grassroots Community Network Board and a recovering government finance wonk is that every two years, I am invited to spend an hour or so recording Grassroots’ election show. This being an election year, Grassroots Executive Director John …

Janice K. Vos Caudill

If you have not received your Pitkin County mail ballot in the mail, please contact 429-2732 and we will send you a replacement mail ballot immediately...

Greg Poschman

It has been my pleasure to serve with Steve Child for the past four years. Steve brings a refreshing perspective that has led to better policy. He is often the most progressive thinker...

Ed Colby

In the ideology-driven, hardball world of politics, it's hard to remember when we voted for someone based on character. In my long life I've voted for only a handful of Republicans. But...

Columnists

One of the highlights of my tenure as a member of the Grassroots Community Network Board and a recovering government finance wonk is that every two years, I am invited to spend an hour or so recording Grassroots’ election show. This being an election year, Grassroots Executive Director John …

Man, I am high. High and dry. John Lennon was just sitting, watching the wheels go ‘round and ‘round, and I’m just sitting here listening to the wind whistle as smoke billows out of the forest, which is framed in my window.

One of the more imaginative features of the Superman comics in the 1960s was Bizarro World, a slapstick version of Orwell’s “1984” vision: war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength and so on.

Throughout the summer and fall, Aspen locals have seen plenty of evidence of people visiting or moving here from different parts of the country. There seems to be a noticeable increase in vehicles with out-of-state plates on the streets in downtown Aspen and in parking lots at trailheads aro…

Have you ever had a dream about skiing? Some people will boastfully say that they have dreams about skiing right around this time of year. If you are in the majority of those who probably don’t have ski dreams, these conversations can feel like dream shaming — they leave you disillusioned an…

I was walking in Crown Mountain Park recently. That early morning, an autumn chill was still in the air, and the sun had just started to warm up the earth. I had just finished one loop with my dog and placed him safely in the car, before two friends and I began take a second lap around the o…

With less than three eternal weeks left until this long, international nightmare is finally only about three to 51 months from maybe being over, it means that I have just two columns left to have fireside chats with the readers of the ADN. But let’s be honest, most of you have probably alrea…

Letters to the Editor

Janice K. Vos Caudill

If you have not received your Pitkin County mail ballot in the mail, please contact 429-2732 and we will send you a replacement mail ballot immediately...

Greg Poschman

It has been my pleasure to serve with Steve Child for the past four years. Steve brings a refreshing perspective that has led to better policy. He is often the most progressive thinker...

Ed Colby

In the ideology-driven, hardball world of politics, it's hard to remember when we voted for someone based on character. In my long life I've voted for only a handful of Republicans. But...

Sheryl Barto

My name is Sheryl Barto, and I am the wife of Karl Hanlon, who is running for Senate District 8. I have had the pleasure of already meeting many on the campaign trail...

Aspen Thrift Shop volunteers

The gorgeous fall days are a reminder that time is passing quickly and we are hoping to announce a re-opening date in the near future. In the meantime, we ask you to help us continue to award scholarships...

Barbara Reid and David Hyman

The upcoming election couldn’t be more important. On every level — national, state and local — so much is riding on the outcome. Please support the candidates who believe in science...

Pat Kiernan

The Aspen Daily News has provided generous and thoughtful coverage of the important 3rd Congressional District race...

 

Marie Kelly

Candidate Lauren Boebert is running on a “law and order” platform with four arrests and five tax liens under her gun belt...

Chris Forsyth, Esq.

Are you troubled by lack of information about all those judges on your ballot? You’re not alone. Unsuspecting voters...

Arn Menconi

A very good friend of mine is running for Garfield County commissioner in Colorado, my county. I am so stoked...

Kristen Tullar

I am a 14-year resident of Snowmass Village and currently have a student at the Aspen High School and the Aspen Community...

Dr. Kathy and Warren Klug

What can be more important to us than our local kids? The support of our schools tells the story of the priority education and learning...

Patti Clapper

I am writing this letter to support Alyssa Shenk’s reelection to the Snowmass Village Town Council. I have had the honor and privilege...

Tom Mooney

The good news about the ASE vision is that we are going to get an improved terminal with adequate seating for departing passengers...

Susan McKeller

I would like to encourage you to vote for Alyssa Shenk in her bid to be reelected to the Snowmass Village Town Council. I have known...

Sheldon Fingerman

I’ve known Jeffrey Evans for many years and Jeffrey has something very rare in this valley called common sense, which is more...

Emily Chaplin

I urge everyone to vote for Chris Council for Pitkin County commissioner, District 4. This election is at-large...

Bruno Kirchenwitz

Kudos to the brainless heads of Twitter and Facebook. By suppressing the New York Post’s revelation of the ongoing Biden family...

Lorrie B. Winnerman

How refreshing to hear a candidate concerned about spending our tax dollars regarding the trail over...

 

Edward Sanditen

Why do we have the Gallagher Amendment, and for that matter TABOR? Is it because politicians are warm, caring persons...

Michael Kinsley

Forty-seven years ago, the citizens of Pitkin County chose a challenging and controversial path: assertive local...

Clifford Pugh

After four glorious months in Snowmass, we are headed back to Houston (and, yes, we are among that rare breed of...

Jim Newton

Oh, for the days of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. My parents and I watched the first 1976 debate with anticipation...

John Hoffmann

I was excited to run down my ballot sheet, marking for folks I’d been learning about these past months...

Kevin Von Ohlen

To all my Pitkin County friends and voters. I know we are all voting this year and your focus may be on the national stage...

Janice K. Vos Caudill

Look for your ballot in the mail this week. On Oct. 9th all active registered voters were mailed their 2020 General Election ballot more than three weeks before the election...

John and Laurie McBride

We support and endorse Steve Child for Pitkin County Commissioner. As a neighbor and a friend, we know Steve well. Steve cherishes our lands, our community and our special way of life...

Jacque Whitsitt

Kathy Chandler Henry was my first professor when I decided to return to college to finish my undergrad degree. American Government, no less. She set a high bar as an instructor...

Jeffie Butler

One of the things I appreciate most about this valley is the choice we have in public education. Whether your children attend the Aspen schools or the Aspen Community School, you can feel confident...

Carol Wolff

YouthZone would like to thank our communities from Aspen to Parachute for supporting the Ascent Youth Film Fest...

James Breasted

As one who worked long and hard to get the Rio Grande Western Railroad Right of way into public ownership, let me say that I was encouraged to read...

George Newman

If preserving our rural character, protecting our environment, our public lands, our water, our wildlife, addressing climate change, and ensuring the health, safety and welfare for all is important...

Patrick Fagan

I found my ballot in the mail today, which is a beautiful thing. I am writing in support of listening, compromise and in support of Diane Mitsch Bush... 

Jeffie Butler

One of the things I appreciate most about this valley is the choice we have in public education. Whether your children attend the Aspen schools or the Aspen Community School, you can feel confident...

Donna Grauer

The race for who will represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District provides a crystal clear choice between the candidates...

Marcie Little

Colorado is one of only seven states where abortion is legal up until the moment of birth, and nearly 300 of these late abortions...

 

John Hoffmann

I was wondering if my signature is identical with the one on my driver’s license, for voting. And sure...

Jeanne McQueeney

Eagle County residents should vote yes on Proposition EE. The funds collected from this tax will provide...

Blanca O’Leary

We are writing to strongly urge the voters in 3rd Congressional District to please vote for Diane Mitsch Bush...

Aidan Wynn

This past Wednesday the Aspen Men’s Lacrosse club played its first and last game of the 2020 season. We were able...

Carl Heck

America’s economy is not suffering from the Trump virus ... but it’s in trouble from his botched response

Maurice Emmer

Ed Colby’s letter of Oct. 9 claims Lauren Boebert’s agenda is vague. But a quick check of Lauren’s website (www.laurenforcolorado.com) spells it...

Ken Neubecker

Perhaps the single most important long-term issue facing Colorado is water. I have been involved in Colorado...

Marv Ballantyne

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert has refused to appear in a debate with Diane Mitsch Bush unless she is provided with questions...

Fred Malo Jr.

I wish President Trump, his family, staff and supporters well in their recovery from COVID-19. Just as I...

Roger Nicholson

I am voting for Lauren Boebert to be our representative to Congress for Colorado District 3. She brings unbelievable energy...

Donald Wilson

Tuesday marks the 200th birthday of Jenny Lind, and we should pause for a moment to honor her incomparable legacy...