Dorothea Farris

Once again the voters of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have the opportunity to elect a responsible, experienced, knowledgeable, honest, sincere and appropriate representative.

Dr. Richard Goodwin

As Laurel and Hardy would say “it’s a fine mess.” That is what Trump has created with all of his unlawful acts...

Open space and trails advisory board

The city of Aspen Open Space and Trails Advisory Board would like to recognize the parks and open space department for their ardent commitment to maintaining the trails and spaces...

Tim Murray

There is a staggering amount of waste designed into the building of the contemporary Aspen home. When you see the dozens of...

JM Jesse

As unrest grew over the week due to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted, “We will always stand for...

Columnists

Sometimes, you simply cannot talk about a stellar day on the mountain bike, or about beautiful spring flowers in bloom. It can’t be rainbows and unicorns all the time, not even in Aspen. And trust me, I loooooove rainbows and unicorns. Yet, for me to remain silent on systemic racism and ineq…

When I saw the email, I thought it looked like an opportunity worth considering. The Crawford Hotel in Denver, located inside historic Union Station, was advertising a weekend reopening special: Stay at the hotel last Friday night for about half the normal price and enjoy a concert by Colora…

The very first column I wrote for this paper more than two decades ago called for closing more streets to traffic and making Aspen a nice place to walk around. I'm radical.

At Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park, there’s nearly no limit on “free speech.” Every Sunday, assorted extollers and blowhards gather to preach to the assembled masses — whoever shows up.

I have a theory about being a senior at Aspen High School. For the entire year, from the first day of school all the way until school starts again in late August, the senior class are the unspoken interim rulers and conquerors of Aspen. They might not know it, nor does anyone else really for…

I have waited long periods of time in the past for good things to happen. For instance, it took 21 years from my birth until I lived in Aspen. I “studied” 11 years to get my degree. Sometimes you just have to have patience and things will work out (Exception: it took me two tries to win the …

It occurs to me as I write this on Memorial Day that we could really honor those who have served in the military by changing the way we do business. Our new enemies are practically invisible and can't be vanquished by throwing beautiful Americans in front of hostile guns.

Letters to the Editor

Dorothea Farris

Once again the voters of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have the opportunity to elect a responsible, experienced, knowledgeable, honest, sincere and appropriate representative.

Dr. Richard Goodwin

As Laurel and Hardy would say “it’s a fine mess.” That is what Trump has created with all of his unlawful acts...

Open space and trails advisory board

The city of Aspen Open Space and Trails Advisory Board would like to recognize the parks and open space department for their ardent commitment to maintaining the trails and spaces...

Tim Murray

There is a staggering amount of waste designed into the building of the contemporary Aspen home. When you see the dozens of...

JM Jesse

As unrest grew over the week due to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted, “We will always stand for...

Neil B. Siegel

The labeling of those who wear face masks by the president is repugnant and shameful. Equally complicit is the failure of the cohorts of the ­president to repudiate...

Law enforcement officials

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hurt, anger, trauma and injustice we have all seen over the last week. This is a devastating time for the family of George Floyd. The behavior of the officers...

Doug Brown

At a time when businesses are hemorrhaging and their financial future is in doubt, kudos to the Aspen City Council and staff for being flexible and coming up with a way to accommodate and implement...

Jeffrey Evans

Since Pitkin County first began supplying COVID-19 info I have looked for the key data point which really tells us the most about the level of risk — how long it has been since the last...

Fred Malo Jr.

Former Vice President and assumed Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden’s highly presumptive declaration of who can call themselves black is emblematic...

Ray Peritz

In the midst of the interesting times we live in these days there are still good people doing good deeds. I lost my vest...

Jim Markalunas

Regarding backup power for Aspen: Art Phillips mentioned it on May 21 in a letter to the editor. Yes, indeed...

Andrew M. Israel

In the past, I have been openly critical of Lee Mulcahy and his art work. I have questioned many of the outrageous claims he makes about his art. While I am still not a fan...

Mike Hundert

When we pass holders got the note from the Aspen Skiing Co. that refunds were coming for the shortened season I had just skinned and skied Snowmass, thanks in part to SkiCo continuing to groom all four mountains...

Annette Roberts-Gray

Some of our local citizens seem determined to go to their deaths believing that Trump is a capable leader and an honest man...

Stewart B. Epstein

I am writing this as a man who was sexually harassed for six months by a female college professor when I was a 25-year-old graduate student. She had the power to determine...

Steve Child

I would like to extend thanks to the 21 residents of the Snowmass/Capitol Creek Caucus area who came out last Saturday for the annual road ­cleanup which was organized by Molly Child. Travelers along...

Jim Markalunas

My congrats to Tim Cooney for his excellent article May 23, “Big Bore in Hard Times.”

Toni Kronberg

Amazing how a pandemic can change our way of life even here in Aspen. Cars and parking spots were a big no-no in Aspen before the coronavirus. 

Patty Patterson

For the past 40 years I have owned Bloomingbirds and have always looked forward to opening the doors each day and welcoming customers, both local and out-of-towners...

Ryan Fitzgerald

Having just celebrated Memorial Day, it’s worth remembering that for over 100 years our national parks have honored and recognized those who have died serving our country...

Sloan Shoemaker

Protecting our land, water, and climate is critical to ensuring that future generations have the same opportunities we have had to enjoy the beautiful mountains, rivers, and other wild places ...

Atzil Adam

Political philosophy has as much to say on the topic of a planetary pandemic as epidemiology itself, although hardly anybody has noticed. As the Black Death pandemic of the...

John Hoffmann

Much as I have truly enjoyed the softness and slowed, mindful moments offered by the quarantine, I’m still waiting for a massive, national, COVID-19 testing program...

David Bentley

Tim Cooney’s account of the Twin Lakes water diversion project of the 1930s (“Big bore in hard times,” May 23) was a masterful history of the “stimulus” that gave honest work to honest men....

Bruno Kirchenwitz

Pat Hunter wants to know what supporters think about President Trump in a recent letter. He faults the president for not coming up with a new health plan or infrastructure progress...

 

Jeffrey Evans

I have more bad news for anyone and everyone in the hospitality industry. As unlikely as the imminent redevelopment of the Aspen/Pitkin Airport might seem, decisions about to be made in the next few weeks...

Missy Hooper

After reading the commentary (“Restaurants must have opportunity to adapt,” May 6) in your paper written by Jimmy Yeager, I had to applaud him...

Patrick Hunter

President Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make American Great Again.” What does that really mean? Technically, it means America was once great but lost its way. I write this letter...

Fred Stewart

The press reports on Trump without filters. Trump does the same with the press. Trump is a good counterpuncher. Without acknowledgment of his legitimacy, the press is taking cues from his opposition. ...

Judy Fox-Perry

For over 80 years the Holy Cross Energy cooperative has provided reliable energy throughout our valleys. Holy Cross has met the challenges of our changing times and...

Lee and Sandy Mulcahy

Candidate for Congress Lauren Boebert is an inspiration to all Americans who believe in the Western values of freedom and liberty. Government overreach is as old as time...

Randy Fricke

Our legislative representatives have really dropped the ball. Tonight, Gov. Polis just sent the public a newsletter update on the COVID-19 virus for Colorado....

Carl Heck

Only 80,000 dead and 30 million unemployed plus $4 trillion in socialism payouts. Thank goodness were not dealing with emails...

Patrick Tvarkunas

My name is Patrick Tvarkunas and I am running for Holy Cross Energy’s Northern District Board of Directors because I would like to help our co-op in the transition to 100% clean energy...

Erik Skarvan

A spectacular spring has sprung in Aspen! I hope everyone living, working and visiting in our area is enjoying the natural beauty and staying safe and healthy, in particular practicing physical distancing...

JM Jesse

If the economy bounces back by the end of the year as the president has predicted, he can call it the Trump Comeback. If another devastating wave of COVID-19 returns...

Dylan Roberts

In recent years, Colorado lawmakers have made significant strides toward meeting the demands of the moment by passing nation-leading new climate legislation.

Shahen Boghoussian

Over the past few weeks, multiple articles have emerged comparing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to FDR. A recent New York Magazine profile suggested...

Fred Malo Jr.

Let’s face it folks, this is a depression. The Dow Jones Industrials have slipped 5,000 points and will fall further when the traders quit trying to prop up Trump’s reelection chances....

Deb Bamesberger

 The Pitkin County Assessor’s Office has launched a new property information website. It has been my goal since being elected last year to provide a property search website that will be a one-stop shop...

Dan Richardson

A quote from Albert Einstein that helped inspire me to run for elected office almost 20 years ago was: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." 

Bruno Kirchenwitz

The shutdown has flattened the curve. It has accomplished its purpose and fear mongering about opening our economy is a disingenuous strawman argument...

Craig Holloway

Consider this: if you’re poisoning a bug colony it’s best if you get them to embrace the poison (e.g. as in food). Communication is essential to survival...

Toni Kronberg

The second photo in Sunday’s front page article in the Aspen Daily News (page 3) is the perfect example of why locals (workers and residents) are concerned...

The Ladies of the Aspen Thrift Shop

In answer to a most frequently asked question: we will follow Aspen Public School guidelines for reopening. Though we are anxious to be back to work, we must wait until fall, at the earliest...

Dipika Rai

With most public events canceled this summer, perhaps we should consider closing the town to traffic on Thursday nights to take an olden-times social distance promenade...

George Bohmfalk, M.D.

Nearly every business and most individuals are suffering in this pandemic. Hospitals are taking a double hit — forced to spend more on critically ill COVID-19 patients... 

John Jacobs

I read that the Pitkin County commissioners are not going ahead with the May 20 restaurant opening as hoped because the “safety of the public is their No. 1 focus...