Columnists

It feels selfish, clueless, self-important and arrogant to write about anything but the coronavirus, but you know who I’m seriously pissed off at right now? Tom Brady. He had every opportunity to finish out his career as a Denver Bronco, a proven recipe to win another Super Bowl (or two) bef…

Columnist’s note: This is (allegedly) a humor column, but there is enough information to read elsewhere if you want to be scared or sad. Hopefully this is a short reprieve. I urge everyone, however, to take seriously the need to stay at home if you are ill. The whole time; and for some time …

A September 2013 Scientific American article posits that humans may be the most adaptive species on planet earth. Our large brains and our capacity for culture provide us with a leg up on other species and permit us the capacity to rapidly adapt to changing conditions. That’s the good news.

I wanted to write about anything else, believe me, I really did. A few, idyllic days ago, I tried to impose a family dinner time “rule” that everyone had to share one non virus-related story before we started rehashing the complete and utter weirdness of Corona World (conversations based alm…

Note: Steve Skinner returned from Mexico last week. He encountered a local farmers’ market where indigenous products were in abundance. 

I’m back in the Reagan era, playing Cub Reporter. I’m on the morning show in the glory days of KSPN, when it was the leading radio station in town. That was easy, since there were only two. I’ve made a cottage art out of reading court documents and covering the trials and stories they tell. …

Like an uninvited invisible couch surfer with a grating laugh that roils into a deadly blood-spitting cough, the coronavirus is the cure to Aspen’s back-pocketful of ills. The oft-bellyached-about entrance to Aspen? Fixed. The exit? Seamless. No more commuters cutting through McClain Flats o…

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: This letter was originally addressed to Pitkin County Board of Commissioners, Aspen Mayor Torre, Aspen City Council members, Dave Ressler, CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital, and the board of the Aspen Valley Hospital.