Do a little dance, make a little snow |

Do a little dance, make a little snow

The economic news just keeps getting worse.

We’re almost getting used to the daily bombshell, whether it concerns the national economy, the latest crisis being the potential collapse of the American automobile manufacturing industry, or discouraging news on the local front, where Pitkin County real estate sales volume plummeted 53 percent in October.

Chances are you know someone who has been laid off or is having a difficult time finding work. These are tight times, indeed.

And now we head into a ski season where hopes are high for snow, though tempered by the cautious optimism that we could be looking at a down year because of the woes on Wall Street.

Suffice to say, Aspen needs its own bailout, but not the kind the government is administering. Nope, Aspen needs snow like Detroit needs $25 billion.

Which is why we’re encouraging, make that begging, locals to participate in the 2nd Annual KSNO Pray For Snow Community Dance. It kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cooper Avenue pedestrian mall ” and best of all, it’s free.

By 6 p.m. organizers hope to have everyone ready to do a community dance do waken up the skies. Folks can bring drums, too, and participants are encouraged to also bring food or an unused coat, which will be donated.

Skeptics of snow dances take note: At last year’s snowdance 18 inches dumped down on Aspen. The next 10 days saw 2 feet of powder.

It certainly cannot hurt to engage in a little snow dancing. And for a little while it will take our minds off the green stuff so we can focus on the white stuff. Hope to see you there.

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