Locals came through in time of need | AspenTimes.com

Locals came through in time of need

On Aug. 16, my friend, Steve Castellano, died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall which occurred as we descended Snowmass Mountain.

In the wake of this tragedy, many people helped the Castellano family and myself.

I’d like to thank Tim and Wendy Fitzgerald of Snowmass Falls Outfitters. They offered, without request, the use of their cabin and phone; and also packed up and brought down our gear which had been left at Snowmass Lake.

Thanks also to the owners/management of Mountain Chalet in Aspen for providing me a room that evening.

I’d especially like to thank the staff of the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office – they anticipated and handled every detail in the aftermath with warmth and kindness.

Bill Sudmeier


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more