Excellent job, Skico
On behalf of my family and friends, I wanted to offer a hearty thank-you to Mike Kaplan and Jim Crown and family of Aspen Skiing Co. for hosting a communitywide, open house party at the new Elk Camp restaurant at Snowmass Ski Area.
It’s rare that I get to see so many locals in one place – and with music, libations and food to match! The venue is indicative of what I would call the rebirth of Snowmass Village (at least since the economic stall after the credit crisis): the repositioning of the Viceroy, the revamped Westin, Wildwood and Ranger bars (with New Belgium craft brews), etc.
Skico has come up with a fun, spirited activity for the whole family – locals and tourists – on Friday nights: gondola up to night sledding and Ullr’s warm-up bonfire. Mike also reached out to the Aspen Art Museum for a local-themed contemporary art wall per the Aspen Art Museum phrase “Give more than you take,” and we all benefit in the end – business development, job creation, tourism revenue, outdoor sports and culture. This is what makes our community so special for us to live in and so attractive to visitors.
Police took tremendous care to be thorough in investigation versus priest who eventually was cleared
Aspen Police this week released a redacted report detailing the 500 hours of investigation, including interviews of 86 witness and assistance from the FBI, of an ex-altar boy’s accusations from prison in 2021 of sexual abuse by a priest who had served at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the mid-2000s.