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As the White people of this nation move ever close to a plurality rather than a majority, there’s really nothing to stop those “others” from taking control or at least a share of control in a democracy.

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As the White people of this nation move ever close to a plurality rather than a majority, there’s really nothing to stop those “others” from taking control or at least a share of control in a democracy.

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While riding up the lift at Tiehack the other day, a guy in front of me was smoking a cigarette, to my right were three skinners on Ego (not Eagle) Hill and to the left, a ski patroller was shoveling a large blood stain off of the snow on Javelin. My thoughts suddenly turned to the idea of S…

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It is hard to believe that it’s been a year since COVID-19 entered our lives here in Colorado. The virus first entered the state on March 5, and we truly did not understand the impact it would have on all of us. As our state and the rest of the nation went into lockdown to help stop the spre…

“I'll see you at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Kind of a little bit terrified…” I wrote the evening of Feb. 13, 2011. I was 40 pounds over my “ideal” weight as defined by “doctors” – eye roll – and not feeling healthy...

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Isaiah Berlin’s 1953 essay “The Hedgehog and the Fox” became a meme before memes existed. Berlin wrote it as an analysis of Leo Tolstoy’s philosophy of history and of his writing style, most particularly presented...

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It’s been cold recently, which could be seen as good news, especially considering it’s winter. So, I did what most people who are freezing do. I headed north. The great white north.

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“Growth is good.” It sounds a lot like something Gordon Gekko would say; however, in Aspen’s case, we are not the profiteer who values the dollar more than the destination. There is an enormous amount of value in our Aspen brand. People from all over the country and the world visit Aspen for…

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.

Patrick Hunter

Carbondale has a white elephant sitting near the roundabout. Apparently a hold-up on the money. A white elephant...

Tammy Terwelp, Garry Schalla

On behalf of Challenge Aspen and Aspen Public Radio, we would like to thank everyone who attended our free virtual event...

Russ Andrews

I find it lamentable that John Hoffman of Carbondale took the occasion of Rush Limbaugh’s death to...

Peg O’Brien

I’m writing in response to “Guest commentary: Regarding Lee Mulcahy’s case with APCHA” in the Aspen Daily News, Feb 28, 2021...

Reghan Mahaffey

It’s the time of year for the annual Nordic Race this Sunday. As in previous years, the race trail crosses the ...

Tiffany Smith

Common Ground: a basis of mutual interest or agreement. Accusations of NIMBY-ism, elitism and snobbishness have been unfairly lobbed at the neighbors who live around 1020 E. Cooper for their reluctance to blindly...

Jim Markalunas

Regarding Paul Menter’s article of March 3: Wow! (According to Paul Mentor): What a bunch of dumb folks we were! But somehow, we “old-timers’ managed before he rolled into town...

John Hoffman

It is propitious that we’ve lost Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump at the same moment. I imagine our society is better off with fewer voices promoting derision, division and discord...

Kendall Christianson

Our airport in Glenwood Springs is worth a lot more than a $6 million savings on a $56 million South Bridge Project. The bridge and airport are both vital and necessary...

Brad Hahn

There seems to be some discussion around the need for evolution in Aspen and those that have a right to have a say in the matter. To the first point, Aspen and Pitkin County are 10 years behind...

Rick Ryan

I was diagnosed with a very rare sinus tumor in January of last year. My world changed in a heartbeat. I was sent to UCHealth in Denver because they had seen a few of these tumors before. Several months of...

Matthew Roeser

The recent arrest of Michael Francisco at the Carbondale City Market reminds me of a similar incident involving a Starbucks Philadelphia-area store. On April 12, 2018, police contacted two black men seated at...

Brownell Landrum

The 2020 presidential election revealed the many cruel and unnecessary barriers that far too many Americans still face in order to vote. From confusing voter registration instructions to long lines outside of too few...

Denise Abrams

On behalf of Lee Mulcahy, I would like to wish him well for running for mayor. What has happened to Aspen...

Maria Cook

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Pitkin County, the doctors, firemen and volunteers that greeted me, guided

Bill Stirling

After viewing Squirm Night, the two best candidates for city council became crystal clear. John Doyle was articulate, concise, and thoughtful during the candidates’ discussion. He has actually attended and...

Andrew Teller

Tom Vilsack’s nomination as Secretary of Agriculture does not belong within Joe Biden’s progressive agenda. Vilsack has served as governor of Iowa, Secretary of Agriculture under...

Toni Kronberg

Springtime always brings fresh flowers to the mountains, the same as Aspen City Council elections when fresh minds have the chance to steer Aspen into the next four years. Looks like all the candidates have...

Adam Frisch

I would like to thank everyone who is running for the open city council seats. It is never easy to put oneself out there on behalf of the community. I also would like to offer my full-fledged support for Kimbo Brown-Schirato...

Jim and Anne Marie McPhee

We are asking you to vote for John Doyle for Aspen City Council. We have known John for about 40 years and are...

Paris Seekatz

I am writing to encourage you to vote in the local election. We have all seen how deeply city and...

John Hoffmann

This past year I’ve learned plenty about viruses. I’ve gotten into the habit of UV sterilizing my petri...

Lucas Franze

A new lift would be great for Aspen Mountain — especially if Lift 1 is gone for a few years. Especially if it’s raining in town...

Dwayne Romero

Please join me in voting for Kimbo Brown-Schirato to join our Aspen City Council. I first met Kimbo while I served on...

Andre Wille

John Doyle is my pick for city council, here’s why. He has the history, perspective and...

Phyllis and Larry Yaw

Of the new applicants for city council, Kimbo Brown-Schirato’s insightful agenda, broad experience...

James Breasted

I watched much of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Here, in part, is my perspective...

Robert Morris

I had never met Sam Rose before he recently introduced himself to me. And, unlike almost all political candidates, Sam... 

Tim Cooney

Every local election comes down to community versus commodity and this upcoming one is no exception. Many new candidates try to straddle that divide by using dog-whistle clichés such as...

Patrick Hunter

A recent Glenwood Post article covered the approval of new buildings to replace the Sopris Shopping Center. The proposal is in two parts. One is to enlarge the mini storage with a new...

Scott and Caroline McDonald

You must remember that the same persons you are dealing with in city government have been processing projects to their liking for decades. Holland & Hart did a good job in revealing the gross duplicities...