Cathy O’Connell and Fred Venrick

We are writing regarding the controversy surrounding the Ascendigo project in Missouri Heights. On one hand...

Jackie Merrill

My long-term close friend, Bob Gardner, is running for reelection to the Holy Cross board, and I am advocating for his continued service...

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Question: With spring and summer around the corner, we plan to list our home. What can we do to prepare it?

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We love to carry on about how great offseason is: the parking, the quiet, the absence of tourists, the monastic lifestyle, the repossession of a town and place that no longer really belongs to locals in an economic sense.

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Question: With spring and summer around the corner, we plan to list our home. What can we do to prepare it?

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We love to carry on about how great offseason is: the parking, the quiet, the absence of tourists, the monastic lifestyle, the repossession of a town and place that no longer really belongs to locals in an economic sense.

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Imagine being paraded before a group whose job is to determine if you’ve become a model citizen. Their eyes are piercing and minds even more so. You’ve breached a cardinal rule telling a big lie, and their job is to figure out if you’ll repent.

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This time of year, it feels like every person you see, you know. It’s a welcome departure from the usual, “Who the hell are all these people?” bewilderment. One of the things that’s been thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing about this upbeat offseason are the protracted conversations I’ve bee…

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Back in 1974, the self-help art form was blossoming. Today, every other television or social media ad with which we come into contact implores us to help ourselves by following their particular program...

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The signs of spring are miraculous (and we’re biased), but more dramatic in the Roaring Fork Valley than almost anywhere. To go from snow and the many shades of brown and grey that succeed it...

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The Isis looks like it’s tanking again. Aspen’s only dedicated movie venue. Can’t make a profit. Rent’s too high. COVID-19. Abandon ship! Venues are important. It could be argued...

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.

Cathy O’Connell and Fred Venrick

We are writing regarding the controversy surrounding the Ascendigo project in Missouri Heights. On one hand...

Jackie Merrill

My long-term close friend, Bob Gardner, is running for reelection to the Holy Cross board, and I am advocating for his continued service...

Tiffany Smith

Six words, 46 characters. That’s all it’s going to take for the city of Aspen to amend the code in a way that will permanently...

Debbie Hanson

Ascendigo Autism Services, Inc. submitted two development applications for a ranch campus in Missouri Heights, Garfield County. Sticking...

Roberta McGowan

Ascendigo is a worthwhile organization that works with people on the autism spectrum. It’s a wonderful asset...

Brad Hahn

The term “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) or nimbyism is a term used by urban planners around the world. As an urban planner...

Joseph Nuzzarello, M.D., MBA

At a recent site visit for the proposed Ascendigo development in Missouri Heights, a large group...

Dave Munk

As a 25-year, full-time resident of Missouri Heights with a special needs child. I read the dialogue on NextDoor, contacted Ascendigo, visited...

Anita Grassl

Your paper has covered the closing of Pinons Restaurant whereby many people will be sad to see this establishment close. Having said this, what about many of us who are seeking reimbursement of gift certificates...

Susan Sullivan

I’m the volunteer webmaster for keepmoheights.com. We oppose Ascendigo’s proposal to build a facility in our rural neighborhood. However, even as a group of residents, we strive to be...

Susan Cuseo

This concerned Missouri Heights resident wants to know why our Garfield County officials would consider risking their current constituents’ security for an entity that hopes to build the Ascendigo camp...

Fred Stewart

Politics is not a zero-sum game. Even Las Vegas knows it's a win-some/lose-some world, even if the house wins in the long run. Take the simple game of Blackjack...

Jim Markalunas

Great news for the country that President Biden plans to put Americans back on track. I just took...

Allyn Harvey

I can’t say how excited I am to hear that Aspen is getting another Italian restaurant in place of Piñons. A community...

Micheal Depamphilis

Aspen and Snowmass Village is what it is and has become. Snowmass Village is doing better than Aspen. Not all...

Terry Hansen

President Joe Biden’s proposal to upgrade our nation’s infrastructure, the American Jobs Plan, has a...

Sheldon Fingerman

I don’t understand. Aspen is lifting its mask requirement, but Basalt is keeping its mask requirement. In my...

Kirk Hartley

Ascendigo is a well-respected, non-profit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. Unfortunately, their vision for Ascendigo Ranch...

Becky Chase

There have been numerous letters in recent weeks by residents opposing the Ascendigo Ranch proposal — a 45,500-square-foot-plus facility...

Pat Milligan

At the beginning of Mick Herron’s book “Slough House” there is the quote: “The simplest way to explain the...

Edward Sanditen

I offer a word of caution to our public apparachniks who appeared to be griping about the outstanding construction permits with a total value of $455 million. When built, those properties, along with all the other new construction...

Katherine Reppa

While Ascendigo Ranch’s proposal for a year-round camp is laudable, there could not be a more poorly chosen location. There are many compelling reasons to deny this proposal (water resources, traffic...

Bill and Betina Infante

Ascendigo Autism Services has been a stalwart part of our midvalley community for decades — providing much-needed nurture for those on the autism spectrum and providing support for families...

Debra Hanson

A wolf in sheep’s clothing is coming to Missouri Heights. Rural residential Missouri Heights is not a destination location like Aspen or Snowmass. So why should families who live here have our neighborhood...

Michelle and Ken Stiller

We are supporters/users of Ascendigo and have found it to be an incredible resource for our family and autistic child. How lucky our ...

Natasha Soby

Many of us either grew up here and are witnessing massive change/growth or relocated to become part...

Steve Cook

I have been a resident of Missouri Heights for 15 years and a small-business owner in the valley for over 30 years. I, too, have...

Kimala Fite

In response to the letter from the Ascendigo Board of Directors, I would like to assert that they are presenting...

Volunteers of the Aspen Thrift Shop

The Aspen Thrift Shop reopened on Thursday. We are thrilled to be getting back to work and can hardly wait...

David Aguilar

The Ascendigo development is certainly a worthy cause but threatens the future and well-being of residents living in...

Audrey Spaulding

Having seen a recent letter regarding the problem at City Market just trying to stay out of other drivers’ way. Seems that...

Kristi Gilliam

I have been a taxpaying Aspen citizen for 26 years and attended many city meetings. I have never...

Dipika Rai

Shining a spotlight on Lord Byron in such a manner as to create a halo for his support of the Greek independence movement is tantamount to false advertising...

Brad Hahn

The principles of land-use planning, municipal zoning and community planning in most cities around the country provide for equal rights for property owners. Aspen seems to be an exception...

Harley Stumbaugh

I would like to thank the team at Black Hills Energy for the excellent job they did in repairing our furnace during a very cold spell in February. We have been enrolled in the Black Hills Energy Service Guard program for many years...

James A. Wingers

I read with interest the article in the Tuesday, April 13 Aspen Daily News about Marble’s ATV problem. The use...