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.

Shahin Ebrahimi

Democratic freedom. Blossoming transition. We can now let go of fear. Dear souls, let us look to the future. For our new beginning is here...

Carl Heck

To the people who left all your used batteries on the Hopkins Street walking bridge, I hope you have nice photos of the beautiful Roaring Fork river. Don’t worry, I recycled all of your batteries...

Jim Markalunas

Rejoice! Our nightmare is over! Trump is gone! We now have a new President! Rejoice, America! Rejoice!

Bruno Kirchenwitz

All the liberal letters denigrating Lauren Boebert's 2nd amendment support are mere extensions of Trump Detanglement Syndrome. Gun haters believe limiting law abiding citizens' gun rights will decrease crime... 

Johnny Boyd

The recent surge in cases in Pitkin County is terrifying. Obviously not as terrifying as shutting off the flow of tourists coming into town. Sickness is bad; losing money is worse. Admitting to...

Katherine Sand

I would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Rev. Nicholas Vesey and the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Chapel for providing a home for The Aspen Family Connections/Food Bank weekly...

Steve Child

During the recent natural gas outage in Aspen, the Black Hills Energy Company distributed several thousand electric space heaters for homes and businesses to use to heat their homes during the cold spell...

Mike Sawyer

Last year as I was helping the thrift store clerk remove hangers off my 14 purchased items...

Tom Korologos

Mega kudos to all who had anything to do with the Aspen Music Tent parking lot COVID vaccine distribution...

Russell Libby, M.D.

As a pediatrician who has been taking care of children and families for 40 years, I have been able to witness...

Bernie Grauer

An entrepreneur’s plea for a rushed commitment from Crown Mountain Park directors on his proposal for a 90,000-square-foot...

Eagle County Board of County Commissioners

Our nation’s founders were students of history and were all too familiar with threats to nations that come from without, and they designed institutions to withstand those perennial threats...

Lorrie B. Winnerman

I have been thinking seriously about solutions instead of lockdowns. Like many of you, I have spent a few decades of winters in Aspen working and playing. Every single winter we got the Aspen Crud...

Brian Roche

Good things are much harder to create than they are to destroy. It’s wrong to joke around about a second revolution in this country, let alone advocate for one...

JM Jesse

Will Trump’s supporters follow him to Guyana now? ...

Annette Roberts-Gray

Trump lost the election by more than 7 million votes and by 232 to 306 in the Electoral College. He has lost 60 challenges to the...

Tom Mooney

Wow! The environmental superstars His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg will be discussing...

Randy Fricke

The violence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday should be condemned. It is very clear that there can be...

Debra Hanson

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), vaccine doses of the COVID-19 vaccine purchased with U.S. taxpayer...

Dennis Golas

As the country and eyes of the world all watched in disbelief the attack on the Capitol Wednesday, which was incited by President Trump...

Soleil Gaylord

In November, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) ruled that several coal and gas plants...

Ward Hauenstein

It has been an honor to represent the citizens of Aspen on the city council for the past three-and-a-half years. I have given...

Brenda Stockdale

I know firsthand the significant difference caring adults can make in children’s lives. Having grown up in Aspen in the 1970s, my...

Gary Carter

After watching the wonderful documentary (“Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President”) it is a sobering reminder how special...

Philip Verleger

Aspen Daily News columnist Paul Mentor wrote a critical and accurate commentary on the comments of outgoing Pitkin County commissioner George Newman. Reading it, I could not help...

Michael Horst

As an old coal miner, I want to ask the people in this valley, when you get home tonight, to look at their multi thousand dollar bike, then go look around your house...

Steve Hunter

Water is one of the most precious resources we have in this valley and it is essential to sustain life. That is why it’s important to us at the City Water Department to invite everyone...

Patrick Hunter

Insanity, said Einstein, is doing the same thing but expecting a different result. Unfortunately, the Einstein diagnosis means that Carbondale, and this valley, are far around the bend...

Michael Levengood

I have to chuckle when a reporter writes that there is an “organization/group” named Earth First...

Bruno Kirchenwitz

Taxing the rich is a Democrat fairy tale, believed only by naive idealists. Let me count the ways...

Carl Ted Stude

The recent attack on Aspen’s supply of natural gas was obviously intended as a statement by political extremists. But were...

Gail Mason

Standing in line on Tuesday (double masked myself), I looked around and saw many maskless faces, talking and yelling to...

Bill Lipsey

Major, major kudos to Black Hills Energy for “getting it done.” Their massive army of fleet-footed technicians worked...

Ward Hauenstein

I write to condemn with prejudice the actions of Earth First who is the party apparently responsible for the sabotage of Black Hills Energy's natural gas infrastructure...

Bryan Hannegan

Holy Cross Energy recently announced our intent to supply all HCE members with 100% carbon-free electricity supply by the year 2030. After making this announcement...

JM Jesse

Let’s hope that signing on to Trump’s treasonous coup attempt is the low point of CD3’s Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert’s nascent political career...

Joe DiSalvo

I was happy to see the Aspen Times acknowledge all the “Faces of the Pandemic” article. I would like to acknowledge some other faces. All the public safety agencies...

Tom Mooney

We went all in after the attack on Pearl Harbor (1941, World War II). The iconic Rosie the Riveter represented the plurality of women who were needed on war equipment production lines. There she was...

Carole Gunther Cottrell

In the card game of life, democracy pulled the trump card and we, the people, won!!! Good night moon, Good bye Trump… Grateful to be an American again...

Lynne Popkowski

So, it looks like Lauren Boebert, Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Representative-elect is...

Jim Newton

President Trump’s reluctance to concede defeat after the Nov. 3 election reminded me of a picture my dad...

 

Fred Stewart

In the New York Times, Brett Stevens’ column on “The Wisdom of George Schultz” quotes Schultz saying...

Sheldon Fingerman

I just got the message that Pitkin County has gone from level orange to

red. What did you expect? You can only add so many "pluses" to level

orange...

W.M. Burger

Hats off (or should I say mask off) to Aspen for not conceding to the state’s rules for turning the Covid dial to red. It is brilliant to put into action a new orange plus plus level to the Covid dial...

Bill Stirling

Kathryn Koch was born and grew up in Palo Alto, California, before it became the computer and internet center of the world. At the age of 23 in 1969 she moved to Aspen...