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 Trump won — again

September 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won. Please don’t shoot the messenger. My left index finger recoiled a bit as it reached for the “T” on...


Letter: Beep beep

September 13, 2019

Michael Galvis was right on describing Trump as Road Runner, limited vocabulary, small brain, tiny hands,           Carl Heck Aspen


Letter: DeFrates uninformed on hunting

September 13, 2019

It is blatantly obvious that Lindsay DeFrates knows as much about the vast majority of hunters as I do about quantum physics.  Please do us all a favor and don’t give your opinion on hunting...



Will column: Hong Kong’s summer of heroic dissent

September 13, 2019

HONG KONG — The masked men who recently tossed firebombs at Jimmy Lai’s home targeted one of this city’s foremost democracy advocates. Lai, a 71-year-old media billionaire, calls this summer’s ongoing protest “a martyrdom movement”...



Letter: Fun times with watershed council

September 12, 2019

Thank you to the Middle Colorado Watershed Council for its creative, informative and fun event in Glenwood Canyon last Saturday. The experts they gathered to discuss water rights, diversions and ecology (while biking) were informative...


Letter: Too much with e-bikes

September 12, 2019

OK, enough is enough. First we allow e-bikes on paved trails up and down the valley where we who pedal up to ride down. That’s great for commuter purposes and people who just want to...


Letter: Reconsider Seventh Street decision

September 12, 2019

Did the four Glenwood Springs City Council members who voted to open the $2 million Festival Street or Seventh Street to vehicle traffic think about the first snowplow that will destroy all of that beautiful...


Letter: An eyesore to be

September 12, 2019

How long will it take our beautiful Seventh Street to become an oil-stained, skid-marked, potholed eyesore?  Thank you, councilors Davis and Willman and Mayor Godes, for trying to keep it as an asset to the...


Mulhall column: Man who catch fly with chopstick…

September 12, 2019

My son and his girlfriend recently vacationed in Tokyo. On their return, my son declared, “There’s a glimmering jewel of Japanese culture America should adopt.” “Oh boy,” I thought, strapping in for a grandiose Gen...



Letter: Good steps taken on gun sales

September 12, 2019

Thank you, Walmart. Thank you for stopping the sale of handguns and ammunition used in handguns and military-style weapons in your stores following the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.  Thanks also to the several...




Our visitors must become more than single-use tourists

September 10, 2019

What do leaf-peepers and trophy hunters have in common? Well, to start with a few generalizations, they both come to the mountains around this time of year, most from somewhat flatter locales. Both are also...



Chacos column: What the heck is FAC?

September 9, 2019

FAC is the heady, promise-filled acronym for Friday Afternoon Club. These are the precious minutes that usher away the work week and lead you toward the whimsy of the weekend. Even if you work on...