Letters to the Editor

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...

Lt. Col. Dick Merritt

The Pitkin County Veterans Memorial Advisory Board announces that Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled for Monday, May 25 have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic...

Emily Kinney, Hannah Yeary and Jack Blocker

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but mental health is an issue always facing the valley. According to Superintendent Tom Heald...

Tarn Udall

Local actions matter greatly in our fight against climate change. You have an opportunity to act right now. The Holy Cross Energy board election is happening this month...

George Mahaffey

I read the recent op-ed by my old friend Jimmy Yeager, and his business partner with keen interest and sympathy. Having many friends in the Aspen community, and the restaurant business sector...

John Norman

I noticed the “no carpool” signs on Highway 82. I noticed the “no carpool” signs on Highway 82. So ... COVID-19 Phase 2 to reopening means we now treat Highway 82...

Torre

Wishing everyone health, safety and happiness in this difficult time. Thank you to all of the emergency responders, essential workers, volunteers and professionals that have put everything they have...

John Norman

Call me a jerk, it’s not the first time I’ve heard it. But I find it confusing why tax dollars are spent testing 472 inmates in Sterling prison, when so few in the “free” world...

Anthony Sears

Here we go again. Proposed order without enforcement. Another suggestion. It is evident we have a substantial risk in COVID-19. It is also evident...

Mike Sawyer

I’m a bit sad as the COVID-19 prevents me from substitute teaching at my favorite high-needs middle school with a nearly 90% Hispanic population. My teacher stage sometimes allowed me to share my many irreparable stupid...

Ellen Freedman

Right now we have a chance to vote in a critical election that isn’t much on people’s radar. It has nothing to do with the presidency or the Senate, but it will have a greater impact on our region than...

Dipika Rai

The deflationary recession of 1920 following the end of World War I, and the Spanish flu pandemic was the result of an unnecessary contractionary monetary policy of the Federal Reserve Bank...

Bill Fales and Marj Perry

Ranchers, like most people, living in the Crystal, Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys rely on clean air, clean water, and a stable climate for our livelihoods. Protecting local land and water, and ensuring a rapid transition...

Marion Ferrara

I applaud Doug Brown’s idea from Thursday’s Aspen Daily News. We need to save our town not just for visitors, but for the rest of us locals. Let’s open streets...

Dr. Richard Goodwin

This coronavirus is unbelievable. My NYC asset manager thought it was a usual stock disaster. Not me. I could tell it was a disease, like the medieval Black Death...

Andrew Scott

Elected representatives of Aspen: Please recall that you are tasked with representing the people, not a federal government that has been eroded by corporate power, money, greed and lobbyists...

Maurice Emmer

Before the coronavirus, dining in restaurants was routine. Patrons didn’t scrutinize the staff’s health. We didn’t think about density, spacing, screening. No one weighed “should we have another round” against...

Auden Schendler

Despite the terrifying toll COVID-19 is taking on our communities and economy, it’s important to remember other threats remain just as serious. COVID-19 devastated Colorado’s winter economy...

John Norman

Regarding Skippy Mesirow: Your tools are not others’ tools. If telling an app what you eat and drink, your heartbeat, your sleep, your exercise and you share...

Peter Grenney

While our community is facing a minimum of a $25 million budget shortfall, council has given the green light to continue construction on the new city offices.

Donna Thompson

I feel compelled to write about my bout with COVID-19. I caught it in Waikiki Jan. 1. Hawaii...

Doug Brown

Restaurants have been under enormous economic stress in having to close or only offer takeout during the important month of March. Now they are being told that when they do open again...

Patrick Hunter


But this brief window looking at reduced emissions is wasted as the country pushes to “go back to normal.” A big part of “normal” is our entertainment. 

Floyd Diemoz

The Associated Press national editorial roundup on your May 1, 2020 commentary page disclosed their belief that the primary criteria for Joe Biden’s running mate should be ability and compatibility. 

JM Jesse

During a White House news conference on Monday, when Donald Trump was asked about an increase in people using disinfectants improperly, he replied, “I can’t imagine why...