Here on the warm beaches of North County in San Diego, a certain sadness tinged with relief seems to hang in the air, like a morning fog that should have burned off but won’t. Jane, my wife, can feel the mood the way some of us can smell unforecasted snow in the air or a bike race result 30 …

Jim Newton

My inner adult says to endure the lockdown until we can be certain that we’ve truly ended the pandemic. I tend...

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Here on the warm beaches of North County in San Diego, a certain sadness tinged with relief seems to hang in the air, like a morning fog that should have burned off but won’t. Jane, my wife, can feel the mood the way some of us can smell unforecasted snow in the air or a bike race result 30 …

The vigorous uphilling scene so far this year is proving to be a continuation of what it was last spring when the chairlifts stopped — utter madness. By the looks of all the tracks, our four ski areas are seeing heavy uphill traffic. The other day while hiking commando-style (running shoes a…

As the clock approached the stroke of midnight on Friday the 13th, I was boxed in and finally forced to make a decision whether or not to push the button on a cheap season ski pass — or, to put it more politely, at a less outrageous cost than the price that would become effective just a few …

It should be the time of year when we’re ordering ski season accoutrements, taking ski-conditioning classes and watching Warren Miller films, all the while fanning the flames of ski stoke for a winter of fun. The pandemic has far surpassed the worst house guest in history, and has ruined fun…

“If we cannot recognize the (system’s) stable state, it follows that we cannot reach it… If we cannot learn how to reach stability, we cannot devise adaptive strategies…Then the instability threatens to be … catastrophic.”

This column doesn’t generally offer film reviews, but if you are searching for something to watch while we are all stuck indoors, you can do no better than the documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix...

“You know what to do.”

These are the only five words that should be allowed on anyone’s phone message. The words should be followed quickly by a tone that indicates that your message is being recorded...

Time was, Aspen proudly resisted the “real world.” Here in the bubble, we prided ourselves on the idea that we could create a very special alternative to reality that revolves around skiing, outdoor life, parties and fun jobs like ski teaching or yoga or even artistic endeavors.

Dave Danforth is on assignment this week, so we are running one of his past columns. This one originally appeared on Dec. 4, 2011.

Letters to the Editor

Due to the influx of letters from our engaged readers during the election season, we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be printed.

Jim Newton

My inner adult says to endure the lockdown until we can be certain that we’ve truly ended the pandemic. I tend...

Maurice Emmer

The mantra on the left is, “Biden won. Get over it. Hillary conceded. So should President Trump.” Questions: Did Hillary...

Tom O’Keefe

So, I see President Trump is planning rallies for all his gullible followers with his false claims of mass fraud in the...

Patrick Hunter

COVID-19 is now killing about a 1,000 people a day. El Paso, Texas is bringing in refrigerator trucks for the...

Fred Malo Jr.

Before President-elect Joe Biden heals the wounds of division four years of Trump has wrought...

Fred Stewart

This election is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden, it’s about the election process. It has moved to the digital age...

Jim Wingers

Curtis Wackerle had a good article about the build-out projection in Sunday’s Aspen Times. However, he needs...

Stan Rachesky

Nice, concise letter by Shane Porter (Post Independent, Nov. 12) “National popular vote would silence rural voters...

Bill Turner

While suffering the troubled transition from Trump to Biden, I am reminded that Abraham Lincoln had a tough...

Sheldon Fingerman

One of my favorite sayings is, “Figures don’t lie but liars figure.” We have a COVID-19 status dial where red...

Bruno Kirchenwitz

A tumultuous 2020 is fading, and with the holidays and COVID upon us, many people are suffering from depression. Sadly, this...

Amy Rutkowski

To elected officials: I implore you to consider shutting down non-essential businesses as soon as possible. COVID cases are spiking in our county and state...

Dipika Rai

Moving on from the celebrations, I hope Biden will carve his own path distanced from both the Clinton and Obama administrations with collaborative solutions involving both sides...

Tom Mooney

We got some good COVID-19 news last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is great that their science continues to advance...

Judith Frey

I'm just an ordinary citizen, and all I know about the ASE Vision Committee goals is what I've learned at the public meetings. But I ask my fellow residents...

Melinda Goldrich

Aspen Skiing Company is working hard to create a viable safe 2020/2021 season. With expanded outdoor dining and restrooms, uphilling and skiing guidelines, more snowmaking, they are preparing...

Ernie Fyrwald

E-bikes to the Bells is a great activity and needs to be marketed even more. Maybe even discontinue the buses for safety, environment, health and beauty...

Willow Lepanto

Why is it that during a pandemic you have homeless unsheltered? Why are there no places to warm themselves, why is it the men have priority over women? Why have I been left...

Pat Milligan

If people in Basalt have had to wait up to an hour to catch a RFTA bus upvalley, what can riders from...

Dinah Kinsman

Thank you Mr. Morris for your letter (“Signs aren’t cutting it,” Nov. 12). I work for the chamber and...

Vreneli Diemoz

In response to Ron Lowe’s letter to the editor from Nov. 11. I am usually a fairly quiet person but over...

Fred Malo Jr.

When I was a boy, a rich kid down the block liked to challenge me to a game of Monopoly. He must not have inherited...

Marie Kelly

The press conference on the loading dock of the landscape company in close proximity to the sex store and crematorium nicely...

John Busscher

Finally Trump got his biggest worldwide crowd ever. People celebrating him losing.

Robert Morris

Several days ago I walked to work, and sadly, not one person I passed was wearing a mask. I politely asked...

JM Jesse

Trump’s loss is a big win for democracy. It’s time to drain Trump’s swamp...

Bob Shettel

Regarding, Maurice Emmer’s letter about Lauren Boebert’s accessibility, Nov. 6. Maurice, Boebert refused any debates...

Colonel Matthew Packard

Colorado is a vibrant, diverse state — whether describing our residents or our terrain. As your Colorado State Patrol...

Marjorie MacDonald

Did you know you can link your City Market card to LIFT-UP? When you do, a donation will be made to this...

 

Fred Stewart

People will forgive Joe Biden for toying around with China and the Ukraine and who knows who else, if he would just...

Ron Lowe

America chose love rather than hate this election. We chose to build bridges instead of walls. We chose equality in place of discrimination. We chose...

John Hoffman

I have observed, over the past 12 years, just how much the electorate copies their elected. A population becomes shaped, perhaps subconsciously, in the image of their President...

Maurice Emmer

My politics are obvious to my neighbors from signs on our property (between thefts by Progressives).  All the signs came down after election day...

Kelly McNicholas Kury 

Colorado is awesome and unique for so many reasons. One of the lesser obvious reasons is our access to direct democracy. This is on display every election...

Bernie Grauer

The First Dogs (German Shepherds) joining Joe and Jill Biden at the White House tell the tale of the warmth and humanity that Joe brings to the office, compared with the former occupant... 

Steve Child

The Pitkin Board of County Commissioners wants to hear from you regarding the future of the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport...

 

Dr. Tom Kurt

As a member of the ASE Experience Group, I personally performed internet research and found that a CRJ1000 aircraft exists, a stretch...

Cynthia Chase and John Galambos

As campaign co-chairs to fund the future of the Aspen School District, we want to say thank you. Thank...

Frieda Wallison

Hats off to Janice Vos Caudill, the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder, and her elections staff for another well-run election in...

Marie Kelly

Hopefully all the law firms and attorneys who have filed the election “themed” lawsuits and are in litigation on...

Lora Barke, D.O.

Modern health care in America has never faced the type of challenges we have experienced since mid-March...

Steve Child

Many thanks for the heart-warming vote of confidence from the many members of our community who...

Susan Marolt, BOE President

On Nov. 3, the community once again demonstrated its commitment to the education of our children...

Maurice Emmer

Progressives I know can’t fathom how Lauren Boebert won the Congressional race. They claim, for example, that Lauren...

Ruth Hostetler

In reference to the recent letter concerning ACPHA and policies during COVID-19, I would love to see the $50 annual review...

Dave and Kim Payne

Because of Polis’ violations of our basic human freedoms, Dave’s mom has been a literal prisoner in assisted living...