• Giving Thought 
by Tamara Tormohlen
Our bi-weekly column in the Aspen Times about issues impacting the youth, families and nonprofit organizations in the Aspen to Parachute area.
2020 Columns
Giving Thought: 2020 wildfire season is upon us and we're ready
Published: August 20, 2020

Giving Thought: Don't forget to participate in the 2020 Census

Published: August 12, 2020

Giving Thought: Is child abuse down or do the numbers tell the whole story?
Published: August 5, 2020

Giving Thought: Family Resource Center keeps families stable and functioning during pandemic
Published: July 29, 2020

Giving Thought: Aspen Family Connections works to collaborate, learn new skills during pandemic
Published: July 22, 2020

Giving Thought: Childcare providers reopen in an unpredictably environment
Published: July 15, 2020

Giving Thought: There is a middle road to follow during the pandemic
Published: July 8, 2020

Giving Thought: Sowing the seeds of a thriving local food movement
Published: July 2, 2020

Giving Thought: Bringing Latino voices into the local conversation
Published: June 24, 2020

Giving Thought: How are those who are elderly navigating the pandemic?
Published: June 18, 2020

Giving Thought: COVID-19 triggers a creative solution for the homeless
Published: June 10, 2020

Giving Thought: Summer youth programs ask, 'Can we open and if so, how?
Published: June 2, 2020

Giving Thought: Building community is key in times of crisis
Published:  May 18, 2020

Giving Thought: Public-private partnerships strengthen pandemic response
Published: May 12, 2020

Giving Thought: Local philanthropists step up with Rescue Fund
Published: April 21, 2020

Giving Thought: COVID-19 pandemic endangers more than just our health
Published: April 6 , 2020

Giving Thought: Supporting the community during a pandemic
Published: March 23, 2020

Giving Thought: Training teens for the transition to adulthood is empowering
Published: March 10, 2020

Giving Thought: Exercise your right and vote on March 3
Published: February 24, 2020

Giving Thought: Opening doors to college and career with scholarships
Published: February 11, 2020

Giving Thought: Educational travel expands students' world view
Published: January 28, 2020

Giving Thought: Local 2020 Census efforts underway for a complete count

Published: January 14, 2020 


2019 Columns
Giving Thought: It's not too late to support your favorite causes
Published: December 31, 2019

Giving Thought: Start with the 'why' to determine what causes to support

Published: December 17, 2019

Giving Thought: Pay your state taxes and support young children

Published: December 3, 2019

Giving Thought: Emergency assistance lends a hand when it's most needed

Published: November 19, 2019

Giving Thought: Building a resilient community through philanthropy

Published: November 5, 2019

Giving Thought: There are many faces of homelessness in the Roaring Fork Valley

Published: October 22, 2019

Giving Thought: The 2020 Census is coming but will it be complete?

Published: October 8, 2019

Giving Thought: Healthy Kids survey provides window into teens' minds
Published: September 24, 2019

Giving Thought: Foundations play a key role in disaster response

Published: September 10, 2019

Giving Thought: School resource centers help keep region's families afloat
Published: August 27, 2019

Giving Thought: Nonprofit and business partnerships benefit local youth

Published: August 13, 2019

Giving Thought: Digging for insights using data

Published: July 30, 2019

Giving Thought: Putting people first in solving problems

Published: July 15, 2019

Giving Thought: Lake Christine Fire contributions helping to create wildfire adapted communities

Published: July 2, 2019

Giving Thought: A financial and emotional boost for high school graduates
Published:  June 18, 2019

Giving Thought: Teen vaping a concern for Aspen, entire state
Published:  June 4, 2019

Giving Thought:  Coalition addresses 'unintended consequences' in Colorado constitution
Published:  May 21, 2019

Giving Thought: Glenwood Springs invests in its teenagers using pot tax money

Published: May 7, 2019

Giving Thought: A big potential victory for Colorado kids with full-day kindergarten funding

Published: April 23, 2019

Giving Thought: Smoothing the transition from school to 'real world'

Published: April 9, 2019

Giving Thought: House bill first step toward a true early childhood system

Published: March 26, 2019

Giving Thought: Nonprofits are an economic dynamo

Published: March 12, 2019

Giving Thought: Supporting families' child care choices
Published: February 26, 2019

Giving Thought: Quality counts in early education
Published: February 12, 2019

Giving Thought: Expanding early child care services in the area
Published: January 15, 2019

Giving Thought: Add charitable giving to your New Year's resolutions
Published: January 1, 2019
2018 Columns
Published: October 22, 2018


Published:  July 17, 2018

Giving Thought: Raising money now for year-round services

Published: July 2, 2018

Giving Thought: Introducing youth to orchestral music

Published: June 18, 2018

Giving Thought:  Let's celebrate community by pedaling together
 this Sunday, June 10
Published:  June 5, 2018

Giving Thought: When employers don’t pay their workers

Published:  May 21, 2018

Giving Thought:  Reproductive health care for anyone that needs it

Published:  May 7, 2018

Giving Thought: In-depth care for students and families

Published: April 24, 2018

Giving Thought: A safe (and free) place for kids to go
Published: April 10, 2018

Giving Thought: Face time between parent and child
Published: March 27, 2018

Giving Thought: A haven for teens after school
Published: March 13, 2018

Giving Thought: Strengthening the community fabric
Published: February 27, 2018

Giving Thought: Hearing students’ voices and views over the airwaves
Published: February 13, 2018

Giving Thought: Bringing music back into classrooms
Published: January 30, 2018

Giving Thought: A safe and SANE place for our youth at River Bridge
Published: January 16, 2018

Giving Thought: Ecological literacy and responsibility in 2018
Published: January 2, 2018