Category Archives: Pitkin County

Diverting the rot from Aspen

Food accounts for 40 percent of waste, as measured by weight, dumped into landfills nationally, and in Aspen and Pitkin County, diverting that waste into composting could extend the local landfill’s life and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading

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Thomas Nast and Santa Claus

Cartoonist Thomas Nast created our image of Santa Claus and our symbols for Democrats and Republicans. A mountain in Colorado bears his name. Continue reading

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Aspen talks about honoring its past without being a prisoner to it

Has Aspen become stodgy? Does it no longer innovate the way it did when people still lived in old mining shacks? Does it resist change for all the wrong reasons? A panel of locals were asked to reflect on those questions on the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Historical Society. Continue reading

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Smug alert! Smug alert!

We want community agriculture. Fine. How about community energy — including drilling rights in our metaphorical backyards. Continue reading

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