Leave well enough alone
August 14, 2002
Even though I have no vote, as one who visits Aspen most every year since 1975, I feel qualified to opine on the Entrance to Aspen issue.
One of the many reasons I come back to Aspen over and over is because of its preservation, or its “sameness.” Aspen looks much the same as it did two decades ago.
This sets Aspen apart from any other place I know of. Aspen is unique. And, yes, the unusual “hard turns” to get to Main Street is an important part of that.
So the alternative is to have some grand entrance like a ranch sign? Let’s be more subtle about this. Leave well enough alone. And then there is the thing about the man who would lose his home. Thank you for listening.
Michael W. Mitchell